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    I did this on Fanatik before my "salty" reply,...

    I did this on Fanatik before my "salty" reply, and got a medium Ripley down to 34.4 lbs for $9,600. Without pedals. With an 11x drivetrain, and tires that I'd survive going down a hill on, but...
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    Snagged the first code, thanks! FYI, it took...

    Snagged the first code, thanks!
    FYI, it took $16.99 off my order of the black seat + mini grips, so basically free grips + 5% off.
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    Yes. Light, , cheap. Pick 2 out of 3. ...

    Yes. Light, <blank>, cheap. Pick 2 out of 3. In this case, <blank> = mid travel 29er.
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    NSMB compared identical Knolly Wardens (one...

    NSMB compared identical Knolly Wardens (one carbon, one aluminum) here: https://nsmb.com/articles/duelling-knolly-wardens-final-verdicts/
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    They're still really good bikes. The geometry is...

    They're still really good bikes. The geometry is excellent. Their warranty support is excellent. They don't have any stupid bullshit standards like SuperBoost+, PressFit, IS headsets, or 34.9...
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    Currently on the stock DPX2 Performance Elite. ...

    Currently on the stock DPX2 Performance Elite. The DPX2 doesn't have HSC adjust, which is probably why I was getting frustrated. I already have the largest token in there. I did switch over to...
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    Compression or Rebound? I run my rebound fairly...

    Compression or Rebound? I run my rebound fairly wide open (10/14 clicks from closed), to try and ensure the shock doesn't get stuck down in its travel. For the pressure ranges I've tried, that's...
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    Yeah, after I posted that, I actually started...

    Yeah, after I posted that, I actually started considering the new X2 for my Sentinel as well because of the bottom out bumper. I figure it should let me run a less crazy amount of volume tokens,...
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    I recently got a Sentinel after considering a...

    I recently got a Sentinel after considering a Patrol. I love the geometry. It pedals fine uphill. With the shock set up more for trails rather than chunk, I find no need to touch the lever. And...
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    Thanks. We already have a house arranged in...

    Thanks. We already have a house arranged in Donner (wife's coworker), so set on that. If there's still snow up on Donner, I think I'll just drive to either Jackass or Big Chief. MM hooked me up...
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    Amen to this. Their website is like something...

    Amen to this. Their website is like something I'd expect out of a Chinese direct to consumer brand. Its beyond awful. I've tried to look at their stuff after seeing rave reviews from people here,...
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    While I get what you're saying (I live in Half...

    While I get what you're saying (I live in Half Moon Bay which is undrivable every weekend due to beach tourists), unfortunately holiday weekends are popular to get away for a reason (they work with...
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    Thanks. Of those, Jackass sounds most appealing....

    Thanks. Of those, Jackass sounds most appealing. I tried to send you a PM with some questions, but your inbox is full.
  14. Transition makes X-S frames too, in alloy. Scout...

    Transition makes X-S frames too, in alloy. Scout might be the ticket for a little person. Commencal has their Clash (650b) in "junior" size. Both will be cheaper than SC/Pivot/Yeti. Not sure...
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    Truckee beta (4th of July weekend)

    My family is renting a house in Tahoe Donner over the 4th, and I've negotiated a couple days off from the family to ride my fuckin' bike. I'm planning on hitting Northstar one day, probably the 5th....
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    Yes. Hangers are cheap (~$25) and drivetrains...

    Yes. Hangers are cheap (~$25) and drivetrains are incredibly sensitive. I go so far as to keep 1 brand new one spare in my parts box (buy it with a new bike) because it solves so many issues.
    ...
  17. I think you're on the right track for the right...

    I think you're on the right track for the right bike for your terrain.

    I bought a used Smuggler frame with a DVO Topaz on it. It is a great shock for that bike because you can tune the...
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    It would have to be one hell of a discount to...

    It would have to be one hell of a discount to bring them down into the price range of WeAreOne Agents, which are $1k now.
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    Can you elaborate more on this? Will all front...

    Can you elaborate more on this? Will all front tires with transition knobs suffer this, or just ones with big/frequent ones? Cause the Magic Mary has fairly frequent transition knobs (essentially...
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    Looks they have the 2C EXO version in stock. Was...

    Looks they have the 2C EXO version in stock. Was looking for 3C myself.
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    Thanks, not sure what system they use but I'll...

    Thanks, not sure what system they use but I'll give them a holler.
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    Where'd you find it in stock? I'm interested in...

    Where'd you find it in stock? I'm interested in giving it a go myself also. The Maxxis shop site only has the DH version. My usual go-tos (Jenson, WWC, Fanatik) don't have it.
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    Nice, I saw the review of this on BikeMag...

    Nice, I saw the review of this on BikeMag yesterday, and immediately wanted to get one for my 2.5 year old. I was going to put it on my Smuggler, which should be plenty long for him.
  24. This. I put the RWC kit on my previous bike and...

    This. I put the RWC kit on my previous bike and it was super easy (half beer job) with the right tool. Similarly, this week I replaced my Fox 36 seals with the fancy green SKF ones, and was really...
  25. Upgrading air shaft assembly is cheap and easy,...

    Upgrading air shaft assembly is cheap and easy, but I'm not certain that you can use the new good '19 (EVOL) air shafts in the pre-'18 forks.

    He may have put the GRIP damper in there because he...
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    Beat me to it. Except I was going to say 5 mph. ...

    Beat me to it. Except I was going to say 5 mph. I bet if he waxed it, it'd add another 2.
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    OK that IS retarded.

    OK that IS retarded.
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    Can't you just fix that by having them redished?

    Can't you just fix that by having them redished?
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    Agreed. I feel HD is kinda their version of an...

    Agreed. I feel HD is kinda their version of an Aggressor. Definitely not suited for mud.

    You can get Schwalbes really cheap from Bike-Discount.de (~$45/each), but you'll pay about $25 total on...
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    Echoing these. I just got a pair of their Agents...

    Echoing these. I just got a pair of their Agents for $1k with DT 350s (I think they're available now with entry level I9s for that price). They're very nice. Visually, they appear to be a much...
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    Magic Mary is exactly what you're looking for. ...

    Magic Mary is exactly what you're looking for. Something in between a Minion & Shorty. Sheds mud very well. They make 2.35 & 2.6. You want the Soft (orange) or Ultra Soft (purple) compound.
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    Judging by your contradictory description, I think you want what the industry is calling a "trail" bike now, something with around 120-130mm travel in the rear and 130-150mm in the front. I...
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    NM
  34. Klauss already claimed the multitool, pump, 27.5...

    Klauss already claimed the multitool, pump, 27.5 tire, and the oval chainring by PM. Sorry guys.
  35. Clean out my parts box (free or cheap stuff)

    I'm looking to clean out my parts box. At this point, most things I just want shipping covered (or free if you can do a local pick up in El Granada, CA).

    Crank Bros. M19 multitool - free +...
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    FYI, X01 can be modded to take a Wolf Tooth 46t...

    FYI, X01 can be modded to take a Wolf Tooth 46t giant cog for even better range. X1 won't work. I know because I tried.
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    Good warranty experiences (bike edition)

    I think there's a thread like this in Tech Talk, but it's mostly about ski gear & clothing.

    I think it's a good idea to give shout-outs to companies (typically smaller ones) who have really great...
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    Assuming this is their "Minion"? And the Wild...

    Assuming this is their "Minion"? And the Wild Enduro below is their Aggressor? I don't have any problem with 2.35, assuming it's true to size. That's what my Schwalbes are. 2.4ish I feel is the...
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    NorCal/Bay Area. Winter was muddy clay & sand,...

    NorCal/Bay Area. Winter was muddy clay & sand, nice and loamy here and there as it started to dry out in between rain storms. Now it's getting back to the usual hardpacked clay with dust on top.
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    I tried out Magic Mary Addix (soft/orange)...

    I tried out Magic Mary Addix (soft/orange) front+rear over the winter, and really liked it for the muddy months. It seemed to shed muck better than Minions, and has awesome grip. But it wears...
  41. Thread: What bike am I?

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    As a Sentinel owner, I would echo what...

    As a Sentinel owner, I would echo what Adrenelated posted. I love it, so much so that I'm replacing my hardtail with a Smuggler, but they are heavy in comparison to similar bikes, and rely on the...
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    I tried to "save" plus on my Chameleon with 2.6...

    I tried to "save" plus on my Chameleon with 2.6 tires (on the stock 40mm wheels). It still felt like clown shoes. It's something about the big round volume of plus that just makes them bouncy and...
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    4. Plus sucks. Why would you convert a 29 to...

    4. Plus sucks. Why would you convert a 29 to 27.5+? Wrong direction.

    The feeling between the 2 offsets is very, very minor. Shorter offset will feel slightly more dead steering, longer...
  44. Thread: What bike am I?

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    Based on your description of what you like to...

    Based on your description of what you like to ride, I'd suggest a Transition Smuggler or Scout over a Sentinel. I have a Sentinel and love it, but on flatter flowy stuff, it's a bit like piloting a...
  45. Santa Cruz and Demo I have to imagine are not...

    Santa Cruz and Demo I have to imagine are not that impressive for anyone lucky enough to live closer to spots more friendly to MTB, like Washington, Asheville, etc.

    If you think they're...
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    Yes, I got an email earlier this week from MBOSC...

    Yes, I got an email earlier this week from MBOSC alerting that CalFire has temporarily close Demo due to the amount of rain. The HWY9 stuff by UCSC drains OK. Some of the flatter stuff across...
  47. Thread: Affordable bikes

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    It functions just fine, but it is generally super...

    It functions just fine, but it is generally super heavy and feels a bit looser / sloppier. I got NX 11sp with Level brakes on a Chameleon, and the brakes were far worse than the drivetrain. The NX...
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    Trailforks will have all the legal trails at...

    Trailforks will have all the legal trails at Soquel in it. FYI, Sawpit is closed. I was just there a couple weeks ago, conditions are good. 2 laps (Flow + Braille) was 20.1 miles, 3,370 ft.
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    Thanks for the link. I was able to get a local...

    Thanks for the link. I was able to get a local shop to order new buckles for me a year or 2 ago as mine were getting sticky, but kinda drew a blank when it came to trying to find suitable T-nuts,...
  50. bump for price cut

    bump for price cut
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