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    I'm not a huge fan of the fanny pack especially...

    I'm not a huge fan of the fanny pack especially when it's got a lot of water in it. But I haven't worn my actual pack like, at all this year. 2 bottles on the frame plus an extra 1.5l or so means I...
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    New cassette, new chain, new wheels, new tires...

    New cassette, new chain, new wheels, new tires (and new rotors)

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    Wheels have been built with the tires on them for a few weeks now but they finally went on and got raced...
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    that's not what the pages I'm looking at say ...

    that's not what the pages I'm looking at say

    https://www.maxxis.com/us/tire/rekon/
    https://www.maxxis.com/us/tire/dissector/

    27.5 x 2.4 3c/exo/tr rekon - 834g
    27.5 x 2.4 3c/exo/tr dissector -...
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    Knobs are way lower profile on the rekon vs...

    Knobs are way lower profile on the rekon vs dissector. And in 29" the same tire is 60-90g lighter for the rekon.
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    just up to the usual spot 388820 388821

    just up to the usual spot

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    Might as well try it- faster, lighter tires make...

    Might as well try it- faster, lighter tires make a huge difference. I love how xc tires roll, and go back and forth on my hei hei (120mm f/r). So it goes from something I can race on to a pretty...
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    I don't like rockauto because they have rotors...

    I don't like rockauto because they have rotors and pads for less than my cost through a wholesale distributor after shipping, but i've been ordering from there, because it's cheaper.

    centric...
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    I have the shimano mw7 goretex boots. They're...

    I have the shimano mw7 goretex boots. They're real warm, like you can be out for hours when it's below freezing. I need to come up with some sort of a way to seal off the tops for wet conditions...
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    Took off the xc tires 388192 Vittorias were...

    Took off the xc tires

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    Vittorias were pretty toast after the spring/summer and I already had the dhf so I went and put that on plus an aggressor today.
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    I just bought a hangover, have only used it once...

    I just bought a hangover, have only used it once so far and not for very long. First impression is could be a bit brighter. I have a light and motion taz 1200 for the bars and it doesn't add all that...
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    Also keep an eye out for a Kona Honzo. $1800, and...

    Also keep an eye out for a Kona Honzo. $1800, and I think i'd rather have deore 11s over SX 12s.

    https://konaworld.com/honzo.cfm
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    I'm not a fan of how the L&M has a narrow round...

    I'm not a fan of how the L&M has a narrow round spot pattern and I had the usb port break on my urban 500 after a few months. They sent me a new one right away but still that probably shouldn't...
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    FS: enve stem, rx8 shoes, some clothes

    Only the shoes are left.


    Shimano RX-8 gravel shoes, size 46. Light, sleek, stiff carbon soles (10 on the shimano scale), have the IP1 boa that goes both ways. I found them to be a bit narrow...
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    I was hoping I could run it pointing up lower on...

    I was hoping I could run it pointing up lower on the steerer and that the k-edge would tuck in between the clamp deals but not quite. I'd rather not have 15mm of spacer and a tall top cap below the...
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    new stem, new pliers, new light 385794 ...

    new stem, new pliers, new light

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    Light is small, light, seems bright enough and like a good pattern but tnr last week was short enough to not need it. Maybe next week....
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    I like this one, does a little 3-sided crimp, but does need a lot of room to work. p sure i could not get it on the end of my dropper cable
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    I keep a tube, co2, and lever strapped to my...

    I keep a tube, co2, and lever strapped to my saddle rails, mutli tool and plugs in pockets. I can stick a pump on a bottle cage mount if i want, and have def been burned by only bringing co2 and no...
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    Have a planned start time? Might ride there and...

    Have a planned start time? Might ride there and meet you along the way at some point.
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    Hadn't been to point 6 in awhile 383178 can...

    Hadn't been to point 6 in awhile

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    can an ebike make it up a 20mi 5k ft climb?

    Also saw bears, and drank a beer.
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    Fancy shoes, fancy hubs, fancy tires. 382808 ...

    Fancy shoes, fancy hubs, fancy tires.

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  21. Nice, that whole area is probably my favorite for...

    Nice, that whole area is probably my favorite for gravel rides but yes you do need to keep an eye on the map. A lot of it has only been recently made public when a land trust bought a bunch of stuff...
  22. Yeah it's bad right now, but we've been getting...

    Yeah it's bad right now, but we've been getting little breaks of cooler, cleaner air every once in awhile. My weather app seems to indicate possible improvements tues-wed

    I missed that ride this...
  23. Yeah I prefer to climb snowbowl road and descend...

    Yeah I prefer to climb snowbowl road and descend butler creek. The top of butler creek before you get up to the junctions that go around tv mountain gets really steep and then snowbowl road tends to...
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    What kind of a gauge are you using? The ones on...

    What kind of a gauge are you using? The ones on bike pumps tend to be fairly inaccurate. I like my topeak d2, whether or not it's actually the pressure in my tires who knows but I've tried a few and...
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    I noticed some of the sensors on purple air are...

    I noticed some of the sensors on purple air are inside people's houses. I use these two

    https://svc.mt.gov/deq/todaysair/
    https://fire.airnow.gov/


    Looking at the sensors in your area on...
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    I did a pretty hard effort up a short climb last...

    I did a pretty hard effort up a short climb last week with air in low yellow range, so like aqi 70ish, and felt really bad at the top. But it's not just current air quality but what it's been like...
  27. main corridor is cool but gets pretty rocky for a...

    main corridor is cool but gets pretty rocky for a gravel/cx bike. I go up it on a regular basis but you definitely have to be careful on the way back down.

    My spots for threshold on a cx bike or...
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    I'd also send them an email before clicking "buy"...

    I'd also send them an email before clicking "buy" and ask them if they actually have all those hub options in stock or if there's an option that has a shorter lead time or is in stock / has the parts...
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    My comparison was pretty apples to apples. Same...

    My comparison was pretty apples to apples. Same tires, same pressures, same handlebars and frame and suspension settings. The only difference was that the new wheels are 30mm wide vs the 27mm stock...
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    I've gone through a number of X11SLs and found...

    I've gone through a number of X11SLs and found them to be pretty nice, although that one's not an SL. And longer lasting than shimano and some sram chains (xx1 eagle seems pretty durable).
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    My carbon wheels and an xo1 cassette dropped a...

    My carbon wheels and an xo1 cassette dropped a full pound from my bike, so about 350g with the wheelset alone. They're listed at 1544 so I guess the stock ones (dt370 to i27 light) were like 1900....
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    I would skip the road shoes and pedals on...

    I would skip the road shoes and pedals on anything other than a pure road bike, and even then plenty of people just use 2-bolt spd stuff. That way you're not chewing up your cleats and sliding around...
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    Thanks, and yes. Nice kid, and real fast. He...

    Thanks, and yes. Nice kid, and real fast. He hopped in one of our local xc races and did pretty well, went to xc nats, and I also rode with him at that helena gravel race.

    Early on in the race...
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    You can cancel it, everything is there when you...

    You can cancel it, everything is there when you come back. There's a "delete account" option that will get rid of everything.

    I signed up again a few weeks ago because I crashed and banged up my...
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    First ride on my new wheels I was like "uh what's...

    First ride on my new wheels I was like "uh what's up with my fork why does it feel like shit?"

    Second ride I crashed into a tree stump on the inside of the trail. Up until then I was liking them....
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    It's going to be hot this weekend, not sure how...

    It's going to be hot this weekend, not sure how the smoke is going to be but in general I'd guess not great. Early starts and getting up high can be helpful, although I notice the air quality was...
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    Get the cassette. Then just call a couple...

    Get the cassette.

    Then just call a couple local shops, we had quite a few 11s sram chains last i checked and those will work fine.
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    the apex 1 rd does have the right pull ratio but...

    the apex 1 rd does have the right pull ratio but the offset pulley will not work well with a double. you will not be able to set b limit properly or have consistent shifting between both rings. I've...
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    Yeah i dont actually need one right this second...

    Yeah i dont actually need one right this second but thanks.
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    I have a smaller volume spacer in the shock (0.4...

    I have a smaller volume spacer in the shock (0.4 in2 vs 0.8) which let me have higher pressure and more support around sag while still using most of the travel. Don't think I've seen it use more than...
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    If you set your pressure to 100psi at sea level...

    If you set your pressure to 100psi at sea level and then went up to 6000' and measured it would be about 103psi. If you set your pressure to 100psi at whatever elevation you're at, it will be at...
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    It doesn't have a remote (there is routing for...

    It doesn't have a remote (there is routing for one) but I can and do close the fork and shock. There's still a bit of give in the shock, and it doesn't have that snappyness and efficient power...
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    Hard to say how that will work for you. To me...

    Hard to say how that will work for you. To me it's lots of bike but I'm kind of a roadie coming from a 10 year old hardtail.

    I don't love it as an xc race bike but it's pretty good otherwise. Just...
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    Yeah my hotlaps is really handy for carrying like...

    Yeah my hotlaps is really handy for carrying like an extra 1-1.5l of water and a few things but when I need a bunch I wear the full pack. About due to replace my raptor 10, it's pretty beat these...
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    Long one yesterday. up rock creek and over...

    Long one yesterday. up rock creek and over skalkaho pass

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    Finally got the wheels I've been waiting for for...

    Finally got the wheels I've been waiting for for a few months now, each had to come from a different distributor but thankfully they both had ep programs and they wound up being less than I expected,...
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    Was over in Helena last weekend to do a gravel...

    Was over in Helena last weekend to do a gravel race (3rd!) and brought along the mtb.

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    I've seen a number of broken carbon rails, would...

    I've seen a number of broken carbon rails, would stick to steel or ti for a mtb or cx/gravel bike I think.
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    Yeah orbea branded post, not sure where it...

    Yeah orbea branded post, not sure where it actually comes from. Wouldn't be surprised if that and the other oem branded posts are all the same as brand x or whatever.

    My transfer seems fine so far...
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    new trail to the top of dean stone 377963

    new trail to the top of dean stone

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