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    I have a Blackburn High Volume pump (presta only)...

    I have a Blackburn High Volume pump (presta only) with a huge (so big) pressure gauge. Seats tubeless tires well, only goes to 50 or so PSI. Got it at Jenson factory store in Corona discounted. Has a...
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    SRAM does this. My 165 GX cranks just have the...

    SRAM does this. My 165 GX cranks just have the pedal hole drilled further from the end. Crank boots (yeah) didn't fit and I got a bunch of crank strikes from the ends hitting stuff. Head scratcher at...
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    It is a little weird since you have to maintain a...

    It is a little weird since you have to maintain a high(er) cadence. My climbing times stayed the same or got faster after adaptation. Different muscle feels for sure. Less hip soreness from the jump....
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    I'm running Canfield 155s on my Madonna. 30" pant...

    I'm running Canfield 155s on my Madonna. 30" pant inseam. Love em. Took a little getting used to from 165s but no problems 9 months in. Could have gone 160 but I wanted to feel a difference. Canfield...
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    Small hands here. When I use thicker grips (GE1,...

    Small hands here. When I use thicker grips (GE1, WolfTooth Karv Cam) I get hand soreness/fatigue. Thinner grips work great (GE1 slim, GD1 slim).

    I am running Spank Vibrocore 31.8 bars at 760 and...
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    The founder of Leatt (Dr. Leatt??) is really...

    The founder of Leatt (Dr. Leatt??) is really meticulous and focused on reducing injuries in MTB and moto. I've listened to a few podcasts with him and wouldn't hesitate to run his gear if it fits. I...
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    Sounds like the horse folk are mad that the 35...

    Sounds like the horse folk are mad that the 35 miles of new trail are bike specific and they'd prefer to continue having conflict on multi-use. I like not riding over horse shit and not scaring dumb...
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    I'm gonna be that guy and advise you not to dry...

    I'm gonna be that guy and advise you not to dry your helmet in direct sun. UV, foam, blah blah blah. Air dry that shit.
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    You can ride the UC trails from SC without a car....

    You can ride the UC trails from SC without a car. Takes some "heat map" route finding. There is a shop at the bottom of Nisene Marks but the climb to the goods never felt worth it to me on a muscle...
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    Got Clif-ed out after consuming too many free...

    Got Clif-ed out after consuming too many free sample size bars given away by the Ski Hosts. Brown Rice Syrup, gross.

    I'm all about the Skratch plain flavor Crispy Rice Cakes. Flavor hasn't gotten...
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    Forefront 1 was awful. I believe it was their...

    Forefront 1 was awful. I believe it was their first Koroyd (straw thingies) helmet and it didn't vent for shit. Every hole in the helmet was filled with Koroyd. I once attempted to cool off by...
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    Short track is cool to watch the entire race. I...

    Short track is cool to watch the entire race. I put on the XCO in the background and watch the first lap and the last 1.5 laps.

    This race should be pretty hectic with muddy conditions and rock...
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    Nice bike. How'd you get on with the Storia?

    Nice bike.

    How'd you get on with the Storia?
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    Big Assegai/DHR2 fan but the MG and MaxTerra...

    Big Assegai/DHR2 fan but the MG and MaxTerra compounds are getting shredded so fast on AZ rocks I'm inspired to try other stuff. DD DHR2 Dual Compound would be nice but I'd still be blasting side...
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    Just ordered some new Contis for mini bikepark...

    Just ordered some new Contis for mini bikepark tour/enduro race coming up next month: Kr Front Super Soft DH, Kr Rear Soft DH, Xy Soft DH. Really interested to see how they hold up on rocks, possibly...
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    Great excuse to order some LockLaces and never...

    Great excuse to order some LockLaces and never tie your shoes again. All my sports shoes have been converted and now I just reuse the laces when I get a new pair. Never failed on me once.
  17. Thread: Horse Incident

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    It sounds shitty, but from my understanding...

    It sounds shitty, but from my understanding horses view things above them as potential predators and things below them as not predators. Pretty terrifying to have a horse uphill of you on a loose...
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    This feels way different from the...

    This feels way different from the "special/limited edition" bike announcements where companies are throwing on boutique components cause that's what's available. And yeah, if only a few people buy...
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    So stoked for this. Amazing how fast this came to...

    So stoked for this. Amazing how fast this came to market and it is also badass that Nicolai wasn't even the first bike company developing this.

    My next bike will have this drivetrain.
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    Yeah, both my Attack MAG and Shift MAG stay in...

    Yeah, both my Attack MAG and Shift MAG stay in real nice. Also, I feel like the whole point of this is for climbing/not riding. When I'm moving at speed I want the eye protection to, you know,...
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    The Forefront 2 has sunglass storage. You put the...

    The Forefront 2 has sunglass storage. You put the visor to the highest position and your glasses slide in (upside down) to the channel. Works well for goggle storage too (when you go full enduro).
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    Trying to send a PM...

    Trying to send a PM...
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    My suggestion is also to size up. I'm 177 cm...

    My suggestion is also to size up. I'm 177 cm w/186 cm wingspan (5'9.75" tall, 6'1" wingspan), but relatively short legs (30" pants inseam). Mediums always felt cramped and when I hopped on friends'...
  24. Thread: Tool Time

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    Oh shit, talking POE on ratchets. Does the sprag...

    Oh shit, talking POE on ratchets. Does the sprag clutch have the "soft engagement" I love on my Onyx hubs?
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    A couple years back my buddy rolls up to me at a...

    A couple years back my buddy rolls up to me at a picnic table and says he needs my help. I rolled down his sock and saw arterial spurting. I improvised a compression dressing out of gauze and an ACE...
  26. Thread: Tool Time

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    My next project is now to remove the left hand...

    My next project is now to remove the left hand bit from the damaged spindle. No vice so I am trying to hold the ground flat spots with an 11mm box wrench and the extractor with my crescent. May try...
  27. Thread: Tool Time

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    Thanks again for the tips. Was able to get it out...

    Thanks again for the tips. Was able to get it out using a big left hand bit, specifically an Irwin EX4 that requires a 1/4" predrilled hole. I also filed down some flat spots for the crescent but was...
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    I can borrow my lady's torch, that's something I...

    I can borrow my lady's torch, that's something I hadn't considered. All metal in the area.

    All of the spindle is there, I just pulled the platform pedal off. That is a great idea though. I could...
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    Timely pedal talk here. I am the owner of a left...

    Timely pedal talk here. I am the owner of a left (NDS) GX crank with a Canfield Mountain pedal spindle with rounded 8mm hex fitting. Tried hammering torx bits, Wera hex+ key. Recently drilled with a...
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    I really enjoyed my RSD MiddleChild Steel ...

    I really enjoyed my RSD MiddleChild Steel hardtail that I owned for 6 months or so. 64ish HTA, ran it with 140 Z2 fork, 180 OneUp dropper, 29" wheels. Frame got recalled due to a heat treatment...
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    Somehow managed to delete this while trying to...

    Somehow managed to delete this while trying to edit:

    I've been using Fillmore valves for 6 months or so with no clogs, no issues. Ill second that they don't lose air when you replace the cap...
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    Most people who ride Snowmass are on enduro type...

    Most people who ride Snowmass are on enduro type bikes. I've ridden every trail there except for Gonzo on a 170/160 (and 150/130) bike and it was great. There are some fun lift-access XC trails you...
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    Went back to DHR2 as a rear tire on my Madonna...

    Went back to DHR2 as a rear tire on my Madonna during winter in Santa Cruz. Started with Double Down Maxx Grip and went with a DD Max Terra next (both 29 x 2.4). I was really disappointed in the...
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    I use a Bedrock Bags Sinbad to carry tube, pack...

    I use a Bedrock Bags Sinbad to carry tube, pack pliers, der hanger, etc. Comes with its own velcro strap that fits in the WolfTooth BRad accessory mount or works fine just strapped to the frame.
    ...
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    I've been using the Reserve valves for about 5...

    I've been using the Reserve valves for about 5 months now. CushCore XC in the front, Pro in the back.

    I manage to add sealant using an Orange Seal 4 oz bottle and pushing the little metal plunger...
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    I wore goggles up and down my second and third...

    I wore goggles up and down my second and third seasons riding bikes. The Smith Squad MTB is so ventilated that I never fogged up while climbing in dry ass CO. Only time they have fogged on me is...
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    First ride on the Canfield 155 mm cranks. 177 cm...

    First ride on the Canfield 155 mm cranks. 177 cm tall (5'10"), short legs, long arms/torso. Riding a 170/160 Raaw Madonna V2.2 size Large with a low ass BB. Coming from 165 GX cranks, moved saddle...
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    Only thing I noticed going from 175 to 165 was...

    Only thing I noticed going from 175 to 165 was less pelvis rocking and decreased hip soreness. Didn't pedal weird or descend differently. Relatively pain free now but low BB on new bike (Raaw Madonna...
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    Ordered Canfield 155 mm cranks and Wolftooth 30t...

    Ordered Canfield 155 mm cranks and Wolftooth 30t oval chainring. 30" inseam, gone down from 175 to 165. Bike fitter recommended going shorter so here we go. Sticking with 30t since I was considering...
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    I hadn't looked at the forecast yet [emoji2357]....

    I hadn't looked at the forecast yet [emoji2357]. Looks like I need to make a call on Tuesday.

    Is NOAA the best bet for UT weather? Are there places to avoid/goto if precip?
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    Thank you for the suggestions. I'll check those...

    Thank you for the suggestions. I'll check those out and get in touch if things are confusing.

    Why SLC/PC: I hate driving 50 in Nevada (open range) even though I should be doing it in daytime. Also...
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    Idk, I'm pretty open as far as climbing. My local...

    Idk, I'm pretty open as far as climbing. My local ride is around 2400 vert for a 14 mile ride. I can handle more, love tech climbing, tolerate fire road climbs for great descents.
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    Hello Utards [emoji112]. I'm headed thru this...

    Hello Utards [emoji112]. I'm headed thru this week on my way to Snowmass from the Bay and was planning on a Utah ride day, Wednesday. I'll have my 170/160 bike with me. Any recommendations? I started...
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    I broke the little rubber strap on my OneUp pump...

    I broke the little rubber strap on my OneUp pump but noticed it before the ride. Used a twist tie to secure it until the little 3 pack of straps arrived. Think it was $10 for the pack of 3? I'll...
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    I have been dealing with tennis elbow from riding...

    I have been dealing with tennis elbow from riding for the last few years, always seemed to creep in mid July and fade away in late November. Moved to year round biking and it got real bad by the...
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    I've been on 165 SRAM GX cranks for a few years...

    I've been on 165 SRAM GX cranks for a few years now, downsized from 175 carbon Descendants. 30" pant inseam, was recommended to try shorter cranks by my bike fitter. I've noticed less hip rocking and...
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    I love my Onyx Vesper hubs. Bought them for a...

    I love my Onyx Vesper hubs. Bought them for a MiddleChild hardtail build, moved them over to a Wildcat V2 (120mm Horst link). I did have to warranty the hub when it froze after 4 months but Onyx took...
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    by BigHerm
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    I just bought the $75 Fox digital pump. Only have...

    I just bought the $75 Fox digital pump. Only have a few weeks use but so far, so good. Was tired of the estimation using a tiny analog pump. It's as small as the analog too without the round gauge...
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    I bought the Gear Lock case for my Samsung S10E...

    I bought the Gear Lock case for my Samsung S10E and Out Front mount last summer. I rode a ton of bike park and CO XC with it. I didn't use the mount for races but definitely rode fast and even had a...
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    Yup. Buddy of mine who runs Minions was...

    Yup. Buddy of mine who runs Minions was commenting the same when he helped me mount them tubeless after I pulled my CushCores (long story). When I reinstalled the CushCores and remounted the tires I...
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