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    Iíve been really impressed with the Platypus...

    Iíve been really impressed with the Platypus QuickDraw. Realty fast and nice gotten through 6-7 nights out so far with no drop in flow rate. The bags are much better than Sawyer. Iím thinking the...
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    Rockshox is a bit better for small bump...

    Rockshox is a bit better for small bump compliance with lighter riders. A Yari might be a good choice for a budget plush fork or a more basic version of the Pike.
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    Exactly. I have a light setup for spring,...

    Exactly.

    I have a light setup for spring, 1400 gram skis with Alien RS boots but I just canít ski like I want through variable snow. I did a 20 mile day last spring and skied some steeper lines...
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    Thanks for posting, Iíve been curious what people...

    Thanks for posting, Iíve been curious what people would think of these.

    What type of boots are you using them with? It seems like a ski that wants to pair with a 130ish flex boot and not something...
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    A DT Swiss 1700 series wheel would be a good...

    A DT Swiss 1700 series wheel would be a good choice. M1700 or EX1700. The older versions before the new Star Ratchet are solid and cheap. DT gets my vote for best aluminum rim. XM 481 rims of EX 471...
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    I have not skied the commander 108 but i have...

    I have not skied the commander 108 but i have skied the Meridian, Wildcat and shapes like
    the commander from other companies. The 188cm commander likely feels quite a bit longer than the 190cm...
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    Bit of a unicorn. ...

    Bit of a unicorn.

    https://rockies.craigslist.org/spo/d/fraser-brand-new-skis/7392186977.html
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    I have shifts on my Pescadoís. I started with...

    I have shifts on my Pescadoís. I started with 110mm brakes but swapped for 120mms. The 110ís fit but the 120 is cleaner. The shift pairs nicely. On this ski, I actually appreciate that theyíre light...
  9. There is a bike park being build in Conifer. ...

    There is a bike park being build in Conifer.

    As for OPís question : nothing open. Maybe try to shuttle stuff? You
    might be able to find a company still doing Monarch Creast (foose and greens have...
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    I have Wren 114ís as my daily resort ski and a...

    I have Wren 114ís as my daily resort ski and a couple powder skis with touring bindings. Logically know I should do a narrow ski to compliment the WrenÖ but dang if the Billy Goats donít look...
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    I kinda actually wish this was wired. Shimano and...

    I kinda actually wish this was wired. Shimano and Fox wiring (once installed) are invisible and work. I just trust that itíll work the same for longer.

    I have 30 year old wired speakers that work...
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    A better bike will help her have more fun. Iíd...

    A better bike will help her have more fun. Iíd say full suspension that works well and a dropper post are essentials. At $2500 just wait around for a good deal on a used bike and save up a bit more. ...
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    I hear you on “one person should yield to the big...

    I hear you on “one person should yield to the big group” and I’m happy to do so given the chance. I’d guess the practicality varies based on where you’re riding and the trails. Front Range Co has...
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    Some of the worst dynamics around here are large...

    Some of the worst dynamics around here are large groups (think 12-15 riders on a group ride) and usually the first handful of riders donít yield to uphill riders while theyíre descending. Reading...
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    I live near Golden and sold a lot of Yetis...

    I live near Golden and sold a lot of Yetis working at shops back in the dayÖ but I just donít buy the ďyeti is better than anythingĒ cool aide. I think switch infinity is good but also has a lot of...
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    If you want you came sometimes find the Yvette...

    If you want you came sometimes find the Yvette for around $300. My wife has two pairs and both were sub $350 new in plastic. Iím not a fan of DPS skis personally but they made her a better powder...
  17. Probably a dumb question… Has anyone tired...

    Probably a dumb question…

    Has anyone tired using a full suspension MTB on a trainer? I have a pivot Mach 4 Sl that has a pretty solid remote lockout. I’m wondering about a trainer but I’m...
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    Just to point this out, there are a lot of powder...

    Just to point this out, there are a lot of powder skis for women in the 105-110mm. For women those will typically float as well as 120mm POW skis for men. Iíve said this in other threads but my...
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    Iím not an expert, still very much figuring this...

    Iím not an expert, still very much figuring this outÖ but what I try to avoid is my legs feeling dead like they do when I donít ride my bike for a week. So essentially trying to think of a few rides...
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    another vote for 2-3 wraps of gorilla tape.

    another vote for 2-3 wraps of gorilla tape.
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    I can only speak to Cushcore XC but I think it...

    I can only speak to Cushcore XC but I think it takes less than 5 minutes to install with a standard tire lever. Ive never needed to use soap. Just thatís a little more work than a normal tubeless...
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    Iím in no way trying to question your ability to...

    Iím in no way trying to question your ability to thrash rims but I would buy a new tire pressure gauge or check reliability against some friends gauges. Iíve gone pretty deep down this rabbit hole...
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    Iíve been impressed with Maxxterra. Hard to put a...

    Iíve been impressed with Maxxterra. Hard to put a number on but it seems a lot more grippy than their standard dual casing tires.
  24. I think theyíre likely in process of shifting to...

    I think theyíre likely in process of shifting to the float X but have mixed inventory right now. Either way, Iím not perturbed. It rides really really well. Iíd need to compare but Iím guessing itís...
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    One tweak, youíre thinking of a this as ďfloatĒ...

    One tweak, youíre thinking of a this as ďfloatĒ and surface area, when in reality skis are more about ďliftĒ in soft snow. Instead of thinking about a boat standing still, think of it once itís...
  26. Iíll be curious for more feedback on the cascade...

    Iíll be curious for more feedback on the cascade link on the switchblade.

    Dumb question, does it still work with the flip chip? Iím thinking of doing an Angleset and I like the idea of being able...
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    For a lighter skier, a Sierra will ski like a...

    For a lighter skier, a Sierra will ski like a Deathwish does for a heavy skier. My wife is about the same proportions and floats way way better on her 112 mm underfoot skis than I do on my 125mm...
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    Theyíre a couple dollars cheaper on SteepandCheap...

    Theyíre a couple dollars cheaper on SteepandCheap but the return policy is worse.
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    After quite a bit of back and forth I picked up a...

    After quite a bit of back and forth I picked up a new Pivot Switchblade (Race Xt Build). It joints my Pivot Mach 4 Sl which has served as my race bike (and everything mountain bike). I sold my Gravel...
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    To this note, when possible I use Santa Cruz...

    To this note, when possible I use Santa Cruz boxes. Theyíre within the standard size dimensions and are pretty darn solid.

    Not sure if bikeflights does shipping from Canada but you could plug...
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    Iím curious about one-up. I swapped from some...

    Iím curious about one-up. I swapped from some older Race Face SixC bars to Chromag BZA carbons (both 35mm) and the Chromag was way way better. Not sure about the new race face stuff.
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    I hadnít seen this before. Really interesting. ...

    I hadnít seen this before. Really interesting.

    My big Ďtipí is just to always remove the caliper from the bike so you can tap/rotate as youíre doing the bleed. Iíve had some tricky stuck bubbles...
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    I have a short KS lev Iím going to unload soon....

    I have a short KS lev Iím going to unload soon. Itís in great shape. Iíll send you a PM.
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    As far as cassette wearÖ itís varies a lot by...

    As far as cassette wearÖ itís varies a lot by rider weight, chain replacement frequency, and terrain. 1000 miles of pedaling in a 51 tooth with a single chain would 10/10 destroy it. Iím 3000 miles...
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    Not quite what youíre afterÖ but Iíd go to a...

    Not quite what youíre afterÖ but Iíd go to a smaller chainring up front. I typically think that you should have a chainring that allows you to almost never be riding in your lowest year. I try to...
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    Thoughts on the link would be appreciated. Iím...

    Thoughts on the link would be appreciated. Iím curious about it. I was slightly tempted by a firebird but thatís way more bike than I actually need and Iíll end up hauling this bike on 40-50 mile...
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    I just picked up a Switchblade yesterday and it...

    I just picked up a Switchblade yesterday and it has a float X. I didnít have any big issues yesterday on my first ride but weíll see if I start bottoming out regularly. Update what your results if...
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    Strange, on my devices this shows as Black text...

    Strange, on my devices this shows as Black text on a white background. Sorry for any hassle. Anyone know why this happens?

    Also, Sold.
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    Santa Cruz Stigmata CC $2200

    "Cross" Posting.

    https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php/342902-Santa-Cruz-Stigmata-2200
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    Santa Cruz Stigmata $2200

    I have a Santa Cruz Stigmata CC for sale.... trying to fund the purchase of a new MTB... really sad to see this one go I just can't afford a new MTB and keeping this as well.

    This is a Carbon...
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    Both the Wren and Huseme shapes are awesome. My...

    Both the Wren and Huseme shapes are awesome. My wife has a 169cm Husume that I think is a bit to much ski for her but I still think theyíre a great shape. Wren 114 is my favorite ski of all time....
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    I ran MTB calipers on road hydro levers. I...

    I ran MTB calipers on road hydro levers. I remember it being hard to bleed but they worked awesome.

    I would pull the caliper off the frame and shake/tap it a bit. Then bleed with the brake lever...
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    Iím curious as well. Iím hoping Scott does...

    Iím curious as well. Iím hoping Scott does another podcast with Blister as that seems to give a ton more detail. The website doesnít list a lot of info (Mount point for example).

    Iíve always been...
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    There was talk of RES being implemented on the...

    There was talk of RES being implemented on the Jeffrey this year. Did that actually happen?

    if so, is it just the 118 or the 110 as well?
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    Is there any consensus on how many of these...

    Is there any consensus on how many of these actually broke? Like not do you know someone who it happened toÖ but more like 5% failed year 1 vs 20% failed if they were skied a lot.

    I think the PT...
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    I like the weights for touring skis. Light...

    I like the weights for touring skis. Light enough to tour on. Heavy enough to ski great in soft conditions.

    Theyíre not really meant as resort skis. I could see the use for a 2500gram Ren as a...
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    My gripe with the Wren 114 is that I canít really...

    My gripe with the Wren 114 is that I canít really justify as many pairs of skis as I want. They just crush everything and are stable but can also pivot surprisingly easily in tight terrain.

    I...
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    Well I found a great looking moxie thatís just...

    Well I found a great looking moxie thatís just not in my size. Posting here in case anyone else is looking.

    Solid build for $2000 (makes the other build at $3750 a little hard to swallow)....
  49. Still going back and forth on signing up for...

    Still going back and forth on signing up for this. I may just try it solo instead. A 5:00 am leave them and hammering to try to finish sounds way more fun that the 10:00 pm Depart.
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    I think the frame is about $900 including...

    I think the frame is about $900 including shipping. Some loose math would say he spent a good chunk more than that on the build unless it was cobbled together from old parts. Really really cool bike.
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