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  1. No difference in heel screws for the different...

    No difference in heel screws for the different pivot variants. 20mm is correct IIRC.
  2. Thread: Lupo Pro HD thread

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    Forward ROM on the Lupos is quite good...

    Forward ROM on the Lupos is quite good (especially for a crossover boot) with the tongue out, and rearward ROM is also decent. Fucking around with the tongues is clunky and slow to transition though,...
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    Decent chance you can still use a normal shoulder...

    Decent chance you can still use a normal shoulder bolt, it'll just be more annoying since you can't access the head from the outside of the frame with the wheel on.
  4. Thread: P14 Heels

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    I'll take 'em! PM inbound.

    I'll take 'em! PM inbound.
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    Save your money, take a ski trip. Carbon frames...

    Save your money, take a ski trip. Carbon frames aren't some massive upgrade over the aluminum version of the same thing.
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    Yeah, I'm 6' tall with not-short legs and I still...

    Yeah, I'm 6' tall with not-short legs and I still run my seat as low as it can get and still clear the rear tire on most 29er DH bikes. And I think there's definitely such a thing as too low. I'm...
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    Cool. I'm interested in yours then, if the OP...

    Cool. I'm interested in yours then, if the OP passes.
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    If I'm 6' / 170 lb with a 32'' waist, which size...

    If I'm 6' / 170 lb with a 32'' waist, which size would you guys recommend? I wear a medium in pretty much everything.
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    Bump, make these go away please.

    Bump, make these go away please.
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    PM'd

    PM'd
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    FS: Lots of 27.5 tires

    I have too many tires. Make some go away. All are used but with a lot of life left, all 27.5 diameter.

    From left to right:


    Schwalbe Magic Mary 2.35 Super Gravity, Ultra soft (purple)
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    FS: 26.5 Hawx Ultra XTD 130

    Hawx Ultra XTD 130s for sale, size 26.5. They're well used but plenty functional still. Soles are in decent shape, and all the buckles and hardware are intact.

    Includes stock liners, which are...
  13. Fully agreed with Andeh's assessment (having only...

    Fully agreed with Andeh's assessment (having only ridden the MT7s with the HC3 lever).
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    Let me know. I've got one good pair and one that...

    Let me know. I've got one good pair and one that I've pretty comprehensively destroyed at this point. I think they're officially retired.
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    I could use a backup pair of 186s if you come...

    I could use a backup pair of 186s if you come across a good pair.
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    Don't need, kinda want. How much are you thinking?

    Don't need, kinda want. How much are you thinking?
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    HT X2s are the most stable, least floaty feeling...

    HT X2s are the most stable, least floaty feeling pedals I've tried to date but they aren't as easy to get into as XT Trails.
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    It does seem like less of an issue if you don't...

    It does seem like less of an issue if you don't hang your bike up for storage, but ain't nobody got room for that. It's pretty much an every-ride deal for me with bikes hanging vertically.


    They...
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    The lever blade itself is the same, you can use...

    The lever blade itself is the same, you can use that with the spring from your current left hand one and cobble it together.
  20. Thread: Ask the experts

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    Riding flats is fun, I do some of both. More...

    Riding flats is fun, I do some of both. More flats in the winter (PNW), more clipped in during summer.
  21. Thread: Ask the experts

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    I switched to HTs for similar twisting out of...

    I switched to HTs for similar twisting out of SPDs in corners reasons, but also I didn't want more float. I can just crank the HTs (especially the SX versions, but also the normal ones) a lot tighter...
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    Back in the day I had a buddy show up for a ride...

    Back in the day I had a buddy show up for a ride with his snazzy new reverse arch Manitou fork on backwards. So at least you didn't do that.
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    Sold a shock on pinkbike. Buyer didn't want the...

    Sold a shock on pinkbike. Buyer didn't want the springs I had for it so we negotiated a discounted price without. Sent him the shock, and got a message saying that we'd agreed on including the...
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    Yeah, that's just into the plastic tip spacer. No...

    Yeah, that's just into the plastic tip spacer. No way any wood core is exposed. Slather some epoxy on it if you want, but it really doesn't matter.
  25. Thread: Ask the experts

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    Yeah, they're better at handling high load/low...

    Yeah, they're better at handling high load/low rotation cases (like pivot bearings) but also go to shit pretty fast when dirt starts getting in there. Really good secondary sealing is key.

    In any...
  26. Thread: Ask the experts

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    Pinner Machine Shop has made some out of...

    Pinner Machine Shop has made some out of production King axles before. Hit him up.
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    Did somebody say veneer Protests? 423457

    Did somebody say veneer Protests?

    423457
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    Can't believe this hasn't moved. Too small for me...

    Can't believe this hasn't moved. Too small for me and I'm not in the market, but someone buy this thing.
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    RAD provides exactly zero information that reach...

    RAD provides exactly zero information that reach and stack don't. And I think it's a pretty dumb way to size bikes, because you have a fair bit of ability to adjust bar height via spacers and bar...
  30. Thread: Ask the experts

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    Gnarvana doesn't have a flip chip for that.

    Gnarvana doesn't have a flip chip for that.
  31. Thread: Ask the experts

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    That's kind of what I mean though. Like, I don't...

    That's kind of what I mean though. Like, I don't doubt that they collected data that says what they reported. I just don't think what they're tested is relevant to the real world. A well designed lab...
  32. Thread: Ask the experts

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    Totally, it's a hard thing to do well. I'm just...

    Totally, it's a hard thing to do well. I'm just very suspect of that test, based on having tried a whole lot of those brakes, and how little their results line up with my experience.
  33. Thread: Ask the experts

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    I want to know what the hell their test...

    I want to know what the hell their test methodology was, because a lot of those results make very little sense based on my experiences with those brakes.

    There's also a lot of nonsense in their...
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    What kind of riding are you most interested in,...

    What kind of riding are you most interested in, and what sort of bikes do you have in tow?
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    The receiver on the Guiderail stays low a little...

    The receiver on the Guiderail stays low a little longer than the 1up but the trays sit slightly higher. So pros and cons departure angle wise.

    The receiver and main hinge portion of the Guiderail...
  36. Thread: Ask the experts

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    Not enough B tension and the guide pulley is...

    Not enough B tension and the guide pulley is hanging up on the granny gear is my guess.
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    It maxes out at 3 bikes, but the new Rocky Mounts...

    It maxes out at 3 bikes, but the new Rocky Mounts Guiderail seems like a nicer 1up in most respects so far. The action of the arms and the raising/lowering of the rack are way smoother, the handle to...
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    Jackson is obviously fast as fuck, but I'm sure...

    Jackson is obviously fast as fuck, but I'm sure riding earlier helped. The track was visibly more hammered by the end of the elite men than it was for the women.
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    I'm all ears too, I hate those things. I've...

    I'm all ears too, I hate those things.

    I've resorted to using a pneumatic impact driver to get one off but can't say I necessary recommend that technique.
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    Yeah, the Gen 1 Zeb spring kind of sucks. The new...

    Yeah, the Gen 1 Zeb spring kind of sucks. The new one is way, way better.
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    I've got some en route, will report back.

    I've got some en route, will report back.
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    Oh, true. And that one is a lot bigger.

    Oh, true. And that one is a lot bigger.
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    Actually I guess the current Enduro does, but the...

    Actually I guess the current Enduro does, but the yoke is tiny so it barely counts.
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    I'm not aware of any, but I wonder who's going to...

    I'm not aware of any, but I wonder who's going to be the first manufacturer to combine a trunion mount and a shock yoke for maximum snappage.
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    Norco's recommended setup for a Zeb on the Range...

    Norco's recommended setup for a Zeb on the Range was insanely soft and terrible for me too. Try the RS baseline and report back.
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    So the Select+ has essentially the same damper as...

    So the Select+ has essentially the same damper as the Ultimate, just without the HSC adjuster. The Select is an entirely different design and quite a bit shittier. You should be able to get the...
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    $45 for that tool does seem like a lot, but you...

    $45 for that tool does seem like a lot, but you probably could have used a regular pin spanner too. And those are useful for a lot of things.
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    You're pushing too hard. Just set the cap on and...

    You're pushing too hard. Just set the cap on and spin it down. If you push down before it's closed you'll let air out, but you definitely don't need to do that.
  49. Thread: Ask the experts

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    You have it right in those photos, they just...

    You have it right in those photos, they just moved the banjo.
  50. Thread: Ask the experts

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    I've broken two XTR outer carbon cage plates...

    I've broken two XTR outer carbon cage plates without significantly bending the aluminum inner plate.

    I wish there was an option I was fully stoked about.
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