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    +1 on 27.5x2.6 being too low. shit, I thought the...

    +1 on 27.5x2.6 being too low. shit, I thought the bike was too low with 27.5x3.0 tires, but then again our riding is flat/rolling and techy, so you never stop pedaling. Also, thin 3.0 tires are no...
  2. Fwiw I ran my hightower as a 29 front / 27.5+...

    Fwiw I ran my hightower as a 29 front / 27.5+ rear (and with a 130mm travel fork) when I had to send my stock fork out for service and that was the only combo I had on hand at the time. It was not...
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    I assume/hope you're referencing the extremely...

    I assume/hope you're referencing the extremely prophetic Onion article here?

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    What is the role of a bike club?

    I have spent the past few years helping out with my area's mountain bike club and am about to move into the president role (yeah, big whoop no one cares, blah blah). A little background on our club....
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    I dunno, that chute at Northstar makes some DH...

    I dunno, that chute at Northstar makes some DH tracks look pretty tame by comparison

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    I've got a large coming on Sunday. I'm 5'10" 160...

    I've got a large coming on Sunday. I'm 5'10" 160 (but with significant +ape index), so we'll see how it fits. If it doesn't work out, happy to pass it on or maybe trade for a medium if feasible.
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    Supershapes acquired! I'll probably see if I can...

    Supershapes acquired! I'll probably see if I can get a tune to stretch the usefulness of the bridges a little more too, which would cover my bases pretty well.
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    All the votes for a more racey ski had me...

    All the votes for a more racey ski had me re-thinking it, and I found a pair of Head Supershape Titans locally for 100 bucks, might go check those out today. Will think about the other offerings if...
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    WTB: Budget frontside skis

    This may come as a surprise to many of you, but "winter" on the east coast (and specifically outside of northern Vermont) can be fickle. Between this and the reality of life with two kids, it's much...
  10. Thread: Ask the experts

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    I may have some (or at least a single for the...

    I may have some (or at least a single for the right side). Shoot me a msg if interested

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    Might as well just store your tools in a hefty...

    Might as well just store your tools in a hefty bag if you're going to forgo any sort of organization.
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    I have a pair of these...

    I have a pair of these https://www.amazon.com/Airhead-SLHM-1-Scooter-Hand-Mitts/dp/B0022ZJJSK
    The protection from the elements is great, but the ergonomics are not stellar. I don't think the more...
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    +1 for Aeffect. Have run them on several bikes....

    +1 for Aeffect. Have run them on several bikes. Just make sure you get the version with a self-extracting bolt. I somehow ended up with one that does not have the self-extracting bolt and having to...
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    Was this not a good enough answer?

    Was this not a good enough answer?
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    Wahoo BlueSC should do the trick. I believe you...

    Wahoo BlueSC should do the trick. I believe you need to use Wahoo's own app to record the data (or at least I do) and then it can synced/exported to Strava.
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    Shot bloks are great, as are chocolate covered...

    Shot bloks are great, as are chocolate covered espresso beans, but for the best combo of economical/tasty/energy-dense, fun-sized snickers are tough to beat, IMO. You can even get them for free...
  17. If you're comparing the Release 29 2 to the most...

    If you're comparing the Release 29 2 to the most basic Stumpjumper ST, the Release is a much better build - it has a dropper and nicer suspension. If you're comparing to the 'Comp' ST, the builds are...
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    I did a Quebec trip end of summer and was blown...

    I did a Quebec trip end of summer and was blown away at how good the riding was. Then my latest issue of Freehub showed up and it's a photo issue devoted to everything around Quebec City. Can't wait...
  19. Bump for some item updates. Make me an offer...

    Bump for some item updates.

    Make me an offer if you think price is out of line with anything.
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    You will never believe this, but some bike parts...

    You will never believe this, but some bike parts can be measured in both metric and imperial units. A few bike brands have been bold enough to put together build kits that mix measurements.


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  21. Yeah but think of the callous you could build up!

    Yeah but think of the callous you could build up!
  22. 296519 Great condition other than the rip....

    296519

    Great condition other than the rip. Didn't even know the rip was there until I was taking pictures. 296520
  23. FS: Clearing out parts (drivetrain, cockpit, shock) and maybe even a bike

    I have a bunch of parts that are only serving to tempt me to buy a frame to build up. Kids have me barely riding once a week anyways, so that doesn't really seem prudent, no matter how cool it would...
  24. Or just get this...

    Or just get this...
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    Bike sold locally

    Bike sold locally
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    It'll probably be tough to find one at your price...

    It'll probably be tough to find one at your price point, but if you can scoop up an MRP ribbon, do it.
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    Backcountry/CC has Mercury, Race Face and Mavic...

    Backcountry/CC has Mercury, Race Face and Mavic boost wheelsets with big discounts for ~300. No experience with any (though the RF ones probably use the same buttertanium as other RF/Easton rims),...
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    If getting a box quickly and easily is a sticking...

    If getting a box quickly and easily is a sticking point, FedEx sells bike boxes at some locations for $25. I would not say that is a good price for a box, however sometimes there are generic fedex...
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    Yes, everything but the frame (the shock being...

    Yes, everything but the frame (the shock being part of the frame sale, however). Just add another frame and you've got yourself a bike!
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    1500ish?

    1500ish?
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    Dropped price $100 on pinkbike, so let's say mag...

    Dropped price $100 on pinkbike, so let's say mag price is 2750 at the moment. Can split shipping costs to the western half of the country, will cover shipping on the eastern half. Will also entertain...
  32. I have not ridden the Fox, but have been very...

    I have not ridden the Fox, but have been very happy over the last month and a half with the MRP Ribbon Air that came on the new-to-me alloy smash.
  33. Bumping this up because my hightower is for sale....

    Bumping this up because my hightower is for sale. The Smash is a little bit less spritely and I still feel a little silly for selling the Hightower, but I am thoroughly enjoying the Smash and even...
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    FS: Santa Cruz Hightower C 29er Large

    Santa Cruz Hightower Carbon (C) Large Frame 29er

    293114

    It is more or less an 'S' level build with a wheel upgrade. The frame has a few scratches, but nothing significant. Bearings are original...
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    Thought about those actually, but the length is a...

    Thought about those actually, but the length is a bit short.

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    Basically all I ride in...pretty much just want...

    Basically all I ride in...pretty much just want board shorts with more adjustment range. Or wish the local selection was better.

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    I have an older pair of canyon shorts...I think...

    I have an older pair of canyon shorts...I think they got stretched out in many dimensions because now I have to have the adjusters way in to keep them from falling off and I'm constantly snagging the...
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    Found these last night:...

    Found these last night: https://www.adidasoutdoor.com/lite-flex-short-men's/FSX68.html?dwvar_FSX68_color=Grey_Five&cgid=men-pants-shorts-apparel#start=20
    gonna give them a try

    If those are a no...
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    Should also add that I've been riding without a...

    Should also add that I've been riding without a chamois lately, so while bibs (well, my one very nice pair) are comfy especially on longer rides, family commitments have me resigned to shorter rides...
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    Those (the elevenpine) are interesting, but a...

    Those (the elevenpine) are interesting, but a little bit more spendy than I'd like, particularly from a brand with no reputation. Doesn't mean they can't be good... But I also don't want to get...
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    Bike shorts reccomendations?

    Sometimes I feel like I am taking crazy pills. All I am looking for is a pair of mtb baggies that have a simple elastic waist, ala gym/workout shorts, but with made with a lightweight, quick drying...
  42. I'm getting ready to sell my Hightower if you...

    I'm getting ready to sell my Hightower if you want to go that direction. size large. PM if you want more details, don't have time to post it all now.
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    toe caps or no?

    toe caps or no?
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    Was out on my second ride tonight on my new to me...

    Was out on my second ride tonight on my new to me GG Smash that came with an aggressor in the rear. Flatted about 30 min in, slight rim dent and a hole in the casing at the rim. Dropped in a tube,...
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    Xpel does make a matte finish film, fyi. It was...

    Xpel does make a matte finish film, fyi. It was arguably more invisible than glossy films I've applied to glossy bikes

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  46. I ended up parking at the trailhead next to a guy...

    I ended up parking at the trailhead next to a guy who had a pair of Guerrilla Gravity bikes last weekend. Got to check them out a bit but could only soft pedal them because he was having major issues...
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    Ended up taking advantage of bontrager's...

    Ended up taking advantage of bontrager's unconditional guarantee and returned the 29x2.4 XR3 I'd be testing the past few weeks. It wasn't terrible, but in the end I don't think it was fast enough to...
  48. I forgot to add that I have done the needle...

    I forgot to add that I have done the needle bearing upgrade. It did help, but it was not mind blowing, perhaps owing to the fact that the shock eyelet / reducer tolerances when I had a standard DU...
  49. Completely agree, which is why I've bought some...

    Completely agree, which is why I've bought some (used) bikes and dumped them after a few rides.. and also how I ended up with the Process 111 after a demo ride and realizing I'd never had so much fun...
  50. I had considered those my last time shopping...

    I had considered those my last time shopping around, but my research told me they weren't the best for small chatter bumps... that that carbon leaf spring setup did wonders for pedaling efficiency...
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