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    Fuck. Stay strong Robb, beat this thing.

    Fuck. Stay strong Robb, beat this thing.
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    Apparently this would be my yearly update! She...

    Apparently this would be my yearly update! She is definitely digging the DHR. Was up at Mtn Creek last weekend and she did a women's camp. Prior to this, I have never seen either of her wheels...
  3. Gaah! 32mm Boxxer lower crown / steer tube needed

    I'm not sure what happened here, but clearly several people were asleep at the wheel, myself included. Anyhoo, working on building up the gf's DH bike from all the various new and gently used parts...
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    Well, I imagine I'm a little late on this, but...

    Well, I imagine I'm a little late on this, but thanks to all for the help and suggestions in here. My gf ultimately tracked down a 2008 small DHR (round-tube) frame on pink bike and got it for a...
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    I will be the first to admit that I don't have...

    I will be the first to admit that I don't have time on any other DH bikes, so I can't compare it to others out there, but so far Mini Gadget's old steed has served me well. It definitely ain't light...
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    Agree 100%. I have only in the last year or so...

    Agree 100%. I have only in the last year or so come to understand this. Building strength and building muscle are two totally different things. Strength is needed in EVERY sport, but being...
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    Heh, 3rd'd. Met Eric in '10 at Coldsmoke. ...

    Heh, 3rd'd. Met Eric in '10 at Coldsmoke. Didn't talk with him much during the day, but my gf and I ended up sharing a table with him and his two buddies at the Buffet later that evening. Between...
  8. Good stuff man. That was good to see.

    Good stuff man. That was good to see.
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    Bump... No one??

    Bump...

    No one??
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    FS - 4FRNT MSP, Blizzard Titan Argo, Rossi XXX

    It's fall, I need to clear out some shed space, and you need a new set of boards! I've got 3 pairs that I'd like to find homes for. No pics online, but PM me w/ an e-mail address and I'll send you...
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    ikkin - what size is that DHR, a S or XS ??

    ikkin - what size is that DHR, a S or XS ??
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    woo - I hear you on the Spec stuff, but the size...

    woo - I hear you on the Spec stuff, but the size XS Demo actually appears to be perfect (I seriously couldn't even conceive of the idea that they made such a beast until Diesel mentioned it). I...
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    Mucho thanks for the suggestions all. Not as...

    Mucho thanks for the suggestions all. Not as hopeless as I had thought. Found a couple viable options, hoping maybe we find an ex-rental bike that will save some serious coin.
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    Thanks for the suggestions all. Diesel, the...

    Thanks for the suggestions all. Diesel, the full-on DH vs. AM is a good question. I wasn't sure if we could even find a DH rig that would fit, so I thought that given my gf's lighter weight and...
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    Yeah, my GF is similar in having shorter legs and...

    Yeah, my GF is similar in having shorter legs and longer torso, and standover is usually the issue. She needs something in the realm of like 27", which is ... short.

    I have come up with this...
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    DH-ish options for short (5') riders

    My gf is kinda wanting to do some DH riding, and as usual she is SOL on bike options. We had a helluva time finding options that fit for her regular bike, but ended up with a closeout Yeti AS-R in...
  17. If you like riding mountain bikes and have never...

    If you like riding mountain bikes and have never been to a World Cup DH race, you owe it to yourself to go. The speed and technical abilities these guys and girls have is amazing to see in person. ...
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    I have no doubt that I would be smoked by all of...

    I have no doubt that I would be smoked by all of these racers, let's get that out of the way first. But when I see people intentionally dismount and carry their bike over a section in a MOUNTAIN...
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    I've got one of the regular folding version that...

    I've got one of the regular folding version that I'm not using. Shipping to Canuckistan might be more trouble (and cost) than it's worth, though.
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    Yes. Converting over to Shimano, so I have a...

    Yes. Converting over to Shimano, so I have a pair of Code setups available. One of the levers seems to no worky anymore and requires a rebuild, but both calipers are fine as far as I know. Shoot...
  21. Seems like once he was basically completely...

    Seems like once he was basically completely stopped around 0:15, he would have been wise to completely regroup and make sure he was in balance and got off to a good start before he went anywhere...
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    So, those of you who have no issues with the...

    So, those of you who have no issues with the feed, what are you using? PC/Mac, browser ? I'm on a Mac, and have had issues with both Safari and Firefox. I still have not been able to watch Windham...
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    Red Bull's World Cup DH coverage

    Is anyone else extremely underwhelmed by this? Given that it was Red Bull, I was expecting a step up in coverage compared to Freecaster, but it seems a lot worse at this point. They show less of...
  24. Thread: 2013 Praxis Skis

    by Big E
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    Ooh, like the looks of the Yeti, just about...

    Ooh, like the looks of the Yeti, just about exactly what I've been looking for. Almost like a modernized Volkl Explosive.
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    Sam Hill at 1:22 is one of the more ridiculous...

    Sam Hill at 1:22 is one of the more ridiculous displays of bike handling (amongst an already ridiculous display of bike handling).
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    Dude, where are you riding??!!??

    Dude, where are you riding??!!??
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    I'm about to order the SLX's, and every pic I...

    I'm about to order the SLX's, and every pic I have seen of them includes finned pads. Am I missing something?
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    I know nothing about the Hope's other than they...

    I know nothing about the Hope's other than they look pretty cool, but I've had good luck w/ Shimanos. You can frankenstein together just about any combo of parts and they'll still work, and I like...
  29. I can't keep track of all the variants of XXL's -...

    I can't keep track of all the variants of XXL's - what are the dims on those? And, pending answer to first question, any interest in selling skis only?
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    Well where the hell did I get the idea that I...

    Well where the hell did I get the idea that I should put less in the bottom chamber (that's negative, right?) :( I must have just plain misread it, cuz I certainly had no idea how to do it when I...
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    One of you fork tuning gurus help me out here. ...

    One of you fork tuning gurus help me out here. I've got last year's Revelation RLT Ti Dual Air. I will admit I have not had a chance to spend a day doing nothing but twiddling w/ fork adjustments...
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    What about a Thomson dropper post then? Seems to...

    What about a Thomson dropper post then? Seems to be in the works...

    http://bikethomson.com/droppost/
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    WTF?? Does he booby-trap the bikes he works on...

    WTF?? Does he booby-trap the bikes he works on too?
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    I wish. Nope, Dixon here. Don't have nearly as...

    I wish. Nope, Dixon here. Don't have nearly as much time on it as I'd like given that I didn't get it built up until ~October, and a variety of things have conspired to limit my riding time since,...
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    Snow? What snow?

    Snow? What snow?
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    I was under the impression Rocky frames were all...

    I was under the impression Rocky frames were all welded overseas now, but I don't know that for sure. I do know that I really wanted to get a bike from a "small" manufacturer that still made their...
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    I have been waiting for a while for my Camelback...

    I have been waiting for a while for my Camelback to explode with the intent of picking up one of the Osprey Raptors. Will have to look into this Zealot.

    Anyway, I have an Osprey Kode pack for b/c...
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    No worries there. As toast mentioned, you will...

    No worries there. As toast mentioned, you will want to file the top of the newly-cut tube to make sure you don't screw up the seals when installing the headset. Also, be careful to make sure the...
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    Here's the first part I don't get about the Avids...

    Here's the first part I don't get about the Avids - why is it designed such that the handlebar is in the way of the MC reservoir? I mean, this seems so obvious!!!
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    Good to know, but I'm inclined to stick w/...

    Good to know, but I'm inclined to stick w/ Shimano. I have them on my other bikes and they've never let me down, they're easy to bleed when they need it (which isn't very often), and I am happy to...
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    Actually did a half-day at Wisp but 3 days at...

    Actually did a half-day at Wisp but 3 days at Snowshoe last summer.

    Sounds like I'll go w/ XT :yourock:
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    XT brakes on DH rig?

    Any thoughts? I need to replace the Codes that are on my rig now and much prefer the Shimano stuff. But, I'm wondering if I can save some coin over using Saints. Would the new XT's be up to the...
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    About 5 threads down from this one, Aenigma has a...

    About 5 threads down from this one, Aenigma has a Ventana El Cuervo that he's dropped to $1600. I picked up an El Cuervo off IG here in the summer and it is a solid ride. Not the flashiest and...
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    I'd be interested in the brakes if you decide to...

    I'd be interested in the brakes if you decide to part out, but honestly this bike is so dope looking I'd rather it stay together!
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    I looked again and it's actually more like 5 mm...

    I looked again and it's actually more like 5 mm probably. Anyway, my thoughts were the same - run it, and check the bars periodically for marks.
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    Clearance between bar and stanchion on 888

    Is there a recommended minimum clearance between the handlebar and the top of the fork stanchions (Marz 888 in case it matters). I recently picked up a new bar and stem to put on it. The previous...
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    I did the same for my gf's Rockhopper this...

    I did the same for my gf's Rockhopper this spring, and we picked up a new RockShox fork w/ brake bosses for like $150. Unfortunately, I am drawing a blank on the model, but I think it was the Tora....
  48. You can usually pick up those Rhyno Lite / Deore...

    You can usually pick up those Rhyno Lite / Deore wheelsets from Pricepoint / Jenson for under $100 total. They're heavy, and not at all Gucci, but they get the job done, and I've had pretty good...
  49. Thread: Fall bike stoke

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    Seeing these combined with the 5 straight weeks...

    Seeing these combined with the 5 straight weeks of practically continuous rain here is not helping me :(

    This has been normal for us recently:
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    Thanks for the suggestions guys, took it apart...

    Thanks for the suggestions guys, took it apart and I think the compression ring wasn't fully seated. Reassembled everything using a slightly different method (put headset together, then pushed...
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