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    Am I imagining things, or is it actually possible...

    Am I imagining things, or is it actually possible that I'm getting less tire wear with MaxxGrip compared to the usual MaxxTerra? I've been running a MG Assegai up front for about 6 months now, and...
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    That Enduro roundup a while back showed that most...

    That Enduro roundup a while back showed that most of them were actually pretty accurate, so it just boils down to what features you want. And honestly, it doesn't matter if your pump's not accurate...
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    The shape of Demo basically boils down to it...

    The shape of Demo basically boils down to it being the only halfway decent fully legal trail system in the Bay Area. Coupled with all the Covid noobs, and it gets hammered with brake bumps within 2...
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    That is fucking insane.

    That is fucking insane.
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    Five Ten Trailcross

    Five Ten Trailcross
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    If you've got a coil shock, you can also unscrew...

    If you've got a coil shock, you can also unscrew the preload ring equal to sag (i.e. 19mm for 65mm stroke shock) and let it sag to that under it's own weight. I like to take a piece of tape to mark...
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    I was originally interested in whatever WAO would...

    I was originally interested in whatever WAO would make, since I've had a couple pairs of their wheels and love them, but in the Pinkbike Q&A, they said that they would be selling complete bikes only,...
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    Missing Koroyd is a feature, not a bug. I love...

    Missing Koroyd is a feature, not a bug. I love the looks of the Smith helmets, but my old Forefront was hot as hell.
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    #monkeyatthezoo

    #monkeyatthezoo
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    Read that as #fecalbombardment at first. And I...

    Read that as #fecalbombardment at first. And I think I like that better.
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    Yeah... that's what we've been trying to tell...

    Yeah... that's what we've been trying to tell people dipping their toe in the flat pedal water. ;) The pedal is only half the system... good flat pedals with shitty hard rubber shoes will feel like...
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    The iOS app "Offline Topo Maps" has a bunch of...

    The iOS app "Offline Topo Maps" has a bunch of the UCSC trails shown on it on the "OpenCycleMap HD" layer. Doesn't tell you the difficulty, but will help you navigate around through the rat's nest...
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    Sell the Pivot now to a newb Covid rider who...

    Sell the Pivot now to a newb Covid rider who doesn't know about boost/non-boost and just sees CARBONS! I think you can get more like $2500-3000 depending on where you live. It will tank in value in...
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    As of a week ago, it seemed to work about 30% of...

    As of a week ago, it seemed to work about 30% of the time for me, with all the latest updates. It would start and send the link, but my wife would tell me when I got home that it showed me going for...
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    This but Wahoo Elemnt Roam. I previously had a...

    This but Wahoo Elemnt Roam. I previously had a Garmin 530 which I unloaded on an unwitting buddy. The Garmin interface is like programming a Casio watch in 1995, and the LiveTrack is super...
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    Let me get back to you. My boy is nowhere near...

    Let me get back to you. My boy is nowhere near ready for that level of riding, but my buddy's kid is already riding real trails and racing BMX and has outgrown his 16". The dad has been looking for...
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    I highly recommend the Wolf Tooth Morse cages -...

    I highly recommend the Wolf Tooth Morse cages - they're King cages, made by the same guy, but have a longer mounting bracket with more holes in it that let you slide the cage up or down. This can...
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    Can you double check the model? I'm seeing that...

    Can you double check the model? I'm seeing that they have Clash (FS), Meta (HT), and Ramones (Rigid) for 20" models.
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    Yes, I disagree with that statement. Suspension...

    Yes, I disagree with that statement. Suspension design has gotten to a point where a designer can tweak the linkages / pivot locations in either a 4-bar or twin-link (DW, VPP) system sufficiently to...
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    Added photos. Aside from a bit of dust, they're...

    Added photos. Aside from a bit of dust, they're in perfect condition.
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    Roxtar, you're really picking a weird hill to die...

    Roxtar, you're really picking a weird hill to die on. So much of what you're saying is just flat false. I'm sure Toast or someone will respond better, but here's a couple:
    *Evil is a linkage...
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    This should pretty much cover the first couple years for me:
    "You're going to get hooked, so skip the shitty Craigslist Stumpjumper and go right to something decent."
    "Nevagals and Weirwolves are...
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    FS: Specialized 2FO Roost shoes 42.5 / 9.3

    1 pair of Specialized 2FO Roost shoes, black, size 42.5 (9.3 US men)
    https://www.specialized.com/us/en/2fo-roost-flat-mountain-bike-shoes/p/187390?color=300602-187390&searchText=61621-3036

    I got...
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    I ran into a local guy on the trail yesterday. ...

    I ran into a local guy on the trail yesterday. He's like, "bro, I ordered an ebike!" and after we got through the obligatory heckling and defense ("it will let me ride every day without resting"), I...
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    Also tempted, but that's 2 sizes larger than what...

    Also tempted, but that's 2 sizes larger than what my kid is currently on, and would definitely jinx my hopes for keeping him interested.
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    What? There's a ton brands using 4-bar aka Horst...

    What? There's a ton brands using 4-bar aka Horst Link suspensions now, many of which are quite good. That said, it's all in the details: you can have one that pedals and descends like dogshit, and...
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    I found some Tektro hydraulic HD-285s for $55...

    I found some Tektro hydraulic HD-285s for $55 each that are designed for small hands & have reach adjust. Buddy has those on his 4 year old kid's bike also, and says they fit that size hand. Price...
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    Thanks, I'll see if I can find something like...

    Thanks, I'll see if I can find something like that.
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    I'm looking for a set of hydraulic brakes for...

    I'm looking for a set of hydraulic brakes for really little hands (4.5 years old). My boy's 16" Commencal has a set of Tektro Aeries mechanicals with little kids' levers, but I can't get them close...
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    What size ring do you need? I have a 32t one...

    What size ring do you need?

    I have a 32t one of these: ...
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    The Cushcore is no longer available, so I'll drop...

    The Cushcore is no longer available, so I'll drop the wheel to $725 shipped.

    I'm also willing to trade for a 29er 160mm 44/42mm offset Lyrik Ultimate or Fox 36 Performance Elite in good condition.
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    I wear goggles with my full face because full...

    I wear goggles with my full face because full face and glasses looks dorky AF. I occasionally wear them with my half shell in the summer when it's super dusty, because goggles are much better at...
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    Yeah the V2s say V2. The V1s don't say anything.

    Yeah the V2s say V2. The V1s don't say anything.
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    I used the Switch chainring v2 just fine with...

    I used the Switch chainring v2 just fine with Shimano 12sp. Dumb suggestion, but have you tried shifting it 1 tooth forward/back?
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    Well played.

    Well played.
  36. Thread: X-Games Real MTB

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    Hahaha... yeah.

    Hahaha... yeah.
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    I agree on Brage's being just nuts. Second and...

    I agree on Brage's being just nuts.

    Second and third are tougher for me. Second probably to Semenuk for the editing and his usual smooth stylish riding. Third I'd tossup between Veronique and...
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    A few more rides with the DD/MG Dissector. I'm...

    A few more rides with the DD/MG Dissector. I'm liking it a lot more than the EXO/MT version (with and without Cushcore) I used last year. The stiffer sidewalls are much needed, and even still I'm...
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    Tannus insert, because even with DD rear I'm...

    Tannus insert, because even with DD rear I'm getting pretty pronounced cross marks each ride from cornering. I'll have to see what feels better, more pressure with no insert or insert with same...
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    Thanks, I've been thinking of replacing the...

    Thanks, I've been thinking of replacing the wrench in question for a while.
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    I snapped the head off one of the steerer tube...

    I snapped the head off one of the steerer tube bolts on an I-9 stem, also despite using a torque wrench. I was able to carefully drill it out through trial and error, but it took about an hour going...
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    Yeah, $285 for a 3 hour fitting seems outrageous....

    Yeah, $285 for a 3 hour fitting seems outrageous. I've taken a few classes from a coach in the Bay Area (with corresponding prices), and he does a complete bike setup as an addon for I want to say...
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    I've had one for about a year and a half. It's...

    I've had one for about a year and a half. It's got wifi & bluetooth, so you set it up via your phone and it connects on its own after that to your home wifi and grabs firmware updates that way. The...
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    That makes sense. Looks like your rear yoke...

    That makes sense. Looks like your rear yoke stays lined up with the shock, and rotates back at the rocker. And I'd guess in most horizontally mounted shocks the front hardly moves at all, so would...
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    So you can run offset bushings in reverse to lift...

    So you can run offset bushings in reverse to lift up the back end? When I looked into them, their website made it sound like you could only mount them with the eyelet towards the rear (i.e. make...
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    Yeah, they're awesome but unobtainium right now. ...

    Yeah, they're awesome but unobtainium right now. I must have gotten one of the last available pairs from Evo last year.
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    Hot take on ShockWiz: they're nearly useless for...

    Hot take on ShockWiz: they're nearly useless for most riders. The tuning profiles are pretty ambiguous as to what they do. The calibration is very error prone. They don't work on coils. They...
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    If you're worried about pedal strikes, get some...

    If you're worried about pedal strikes, get some with pins that thread through, rather than grub screws, so that you can replace them when they inevitably get broken off. Other than that, most alloy...
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    Yeah, that was my impression of the new...

    Yeah, that was my impression of the new Schwalbes. They don't ride any worse than a DHR, but they're heavy as shit, even compared to DD. I couldn't see the point.

    I got a good ride on the DD MG...
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    My buddy just built up an Epic EVO, with a SID...

    My buddy just built up an Epic EVO, with a SID and such. Geo looks close to the Spur, but not quite the as slack. He did 2 rides on XC tires and is going to DHF & Dissector because he decided he...
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