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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...
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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.
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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.
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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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    Yeah, I definitely think that Shimano's...

    Yeah, I definitely think that Shimano's derailleurs don't hold up as well to getting tweaked as higher-end SRAM stuff. But SRAM's clutches wear out (a lot) faster and aren't adjustable to compensate...
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    The Burners are okay but I wish they were...

    The Burners are okay but I wish they were stiffer. The Specialized 2FO DH is my current favorite in that class of shoe.
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    Depends a bit on the brake IME. In theory it...

    Depends a bit on the brake IME. In theory it shouldn't really matter if the brake has enough fluid volume in the reservoir to take the pads down to nothing, but some don't, especially if you're...
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    Let's say the maximum amount that the seals can...

    Let's say the maximum amount that the seals can flex before the piston has to slide is 0.2 mm (a number I pulled out of my ass). If you don't do any pad advance fuckery there will be that much...
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    Yeah, there's not much you can do to make the...

    Yeah, there's not much you can do to make the stroke shorter. That's just how tradeoffs in brakes go — anything you do to add power inherently has to increase the amount of leverage the brake has,...
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    No, Sir DeJong has it right. Piston rollback is...

    No, Sir DeJong has it right. Piston rollback is determined by caliper seal geometry. Basically, under normal braking, the pistons don't actually slide in the seal when you squeeze the brake. Instead,...
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    They don't lose any air putting the cap back on...

    They don't lose any air putting the cap back on if you don't push down on the cap as you're doing it. I bet that didn't help with your cross threading either. Just set it on there and spin.
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    Lezynes work fine if you're careful not to...

    Lezynes work fine if you're careful not to tighten the pump on too hard but it definitely requires more technique than it should. I still sort of like them for the combination of being small and...
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    Do you mean that the tab that the screws go...

    Do you mean that the tab that the screws go through slides all the way off the back of the toe? Because that doesn't matter, but if the tab doesn't key into the AFD and hold it down, that's bad.
    ...
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    Assuming you have the "normal" 350 hub, no....

    Assuming you have the "normal" 350 hub, no. There's a 350 OS that does accommodate 20 mm, and they make a 15 mm kit for that one, so it's possible but unlikely that you have that combo. Do the end...
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    I've got a couple of pairs of lightly used L04Cs...

    I've got a couple of pairs of lightly used L04Cs that I'm never going to use if you're in a pinch.
  29. Thread: Ask the Idiots

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    It wouldn't have gotten stuck then... Sram...

    It wouldn't have gotten stuck then...

    Sram olives do have a right and a wrong direction.
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    That'll be fine, don't worry about it. You're not...

    That'll be fine, don't worry about it. You're not going to get that much lateral deflection that close to the hub.
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    Dee is talking about the lever blade assembly,...

    Dee is talking about the lever blade assembly, not the whole lever and master cylinder.
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    Yup. Seized due to contamination? Sure.

    Yup.

    Seized due to contamination? Sure.
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    Weird. Galfer rotors have been super quiet for me...

    Weird. Galfer rotors have been super quiet for me on a few different brakes, including XTs.
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    Sticky: I absolutely love the Raven as a touring ski but...

    I absolutely love the Raven as a touring ski but I have essentially zero interest in skiing them inbounds. They're good to great in a whole lot of types of untracked(ish) snow but get knocked around...
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    T10

    T10
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    It's the same.

    It's the same.
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    I've been on T1s and X2s for a few years after a...

    I've been on T1s and X2s for a few years after a long time on SPDs. They're holding up well for me (in the PNW). I've heard reports of the bearings doing less well in super dusty environs but can't...
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    Yeah, the Fillmores are legitimately way better...

    Yeah, the Fillmores are legitimately way better than normal presta valves. I've got a few pairs and I'm 100% sold.
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    Obligatory: ...

    Obligatory:

    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/XuzpsO4ErOQ/maxresdefault.jpg
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    Secus makes a huge improvement to the Zeb. I like...

    Secus makes a huge improvement to the Zeb. I like the damper in the Ultimate, and the chassis is great, but the stock air spring is really lacking in support.

    I've also tried a Smashpot in one and...
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    The only thing that I'll add to this very good...

    The only thing that I'll add to this very good rundown is that I think the MaxxGrip Dissector (and only the Dissector) might actually wear better than the MaxxTerra one. I rip side knobs off the...
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    Anybody got a right hand XT BL-M8100 that isn't...

    Anybody got a right hand XT BL-M8100 that isn't puking oil past the master cylinder seal? Because I don't.
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    Come on, it hasn't been that long since you had a...

    Come on, it hasn't been that long since you had a DH bike. ;) There's a reason DH pros run their seats nose up, and not slammed all the way down to the collar. It's nice having a seat there to steady...
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    And a couple more because apparently you can only...

    And a couple more because apparently you can only have 8 videos per post


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Oy2fG2xzlU


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oq0uBQtg2V4
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    Haven't gone through the whole thread yet, so...

    Haven't gone through the whole thread yet, so maybe some duplicates here. But here's some stuff I've been enjoying recently:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zH5FXUpFLcA&ab_channel=MESSA

    ...
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    Yeah, you'll need to swap AFDs. But it takes 30...

    Yeah, you'll need to swap AFDs. But it takes 30 seconds.
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    I'm in Seattle and I've got a GW AFD pair or two...

    I'm in Seattle and I've got a GW AFD pair or two that I'd swap for alpine.
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    Kitsbow's is really good.

    Kitsbow's is really good.
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    I've skied the 192 length of that generation both...

    I've skied the 192 length of that generation both on the line and at +1.5 and like them way better forward.
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    STH2s are officially GW compatible as of a few...

    STH2s are officially GW compatible as of a few years ago. Or you can get the alpine sole blocks for the XT3 if you want.
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