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    What's the hivemind's top choice for an...

    What's the hivemind's top choice for an affordable 27.5 rear wheel? Specs are: Boost 148, compatible with a steel HG free hub body, durability takes precedence over weight because it's going on the...
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    I also just started doing this, and it's been...

    I also just started doing this, and it's been working well for me, especially since I had a weird number of leaks near the valve this summer. That said, I feel like there must be some reason nobody...
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    Personally, I would probably just put the spacer...

    Personally, I would probably just put the spacer in the shock and run it as designed, I don't really think the LT gained that much descending over the regular. I owned the LT and never really totally...
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    Mud season parts purchasing has commenced: Bought...

    Mud season parts purchasing has commenced: Bought a STFU bike chain thing, because IDK if it's the Microshift, or this frame, but I've never had so much chain slap in my life. We'll see if it helps....
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    That's about where I ended up. The tire felt...

    That's about where I ended up. The tire felt fine, it just looked terrible. Still riding it with no issues. But, for folks who just bought a brand new tire, I can see how it could be really...
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    Not directly Tannus related, but I, and a few...

    Not directly Tannus related, but I, and a few friends have had bad luck with DD wobbles this year. I had a tire that I had put on one rim with no tire levers, with no problems, no wobble, but when I...
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    I am firmly of the opinion that on most trails,...

    I am firmly of the opinion that on most trails, anything that's not attached to the ground, and can be moved with a quick kick or toss is fair game to clean up. I'm no fan of sanitization either, and...
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    Yeah, it's a weird angle, had to go double check...

    Yeah, it's a weird angle, had to go double check to make sure they're not actually that wild in real life haha. Pretty dang stoked.
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    Dang, that sucks. I broke the little rubber...

    Dang, that sucks. I broke the little rubber thing, and ran it without it for a year and a half, even at bike parks and was fine. I did find that for it to stay secure in the bracket you have to run...
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    What size are you? Scotty at Habitat has a Large...

    What size are you? Scotty at Habitat has a Large 134 that I bet you could trade some brews for a few days on.
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    That thing is pretty. Not that helpful, but I got...

    That thing is pretty. Not that helpful, but I got away with just a Spur from the beginning of July until now. I found that I'm a little slower on the bigger descents (Drake, Mike Sell, Phillips...
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    Bought a Deore build Patrol, tore basically...

    Bought a Deore build Patrol, tore basically everything off of it to build up a Sentinel for my partner, and then built it back up with a Zeb, Microshift, and Saints. Just need a new rear rotor and...
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    Other than the obvious naming problem here, my...

    Other than the obvious naming problem here, my beef is with brands that make almost symmetrical graphics, but not quite. Like the left and right skis of those Elan's are almost identical at first...
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    And I'm an idiot and accidentally ordered FSA's...

    And I'm an idiot and accidentally ordered FSA's road XD driver body, instead of their mountain XD driver body. Fricking A. I like their parts a lot but I continue to struggle to figure out any sort...
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    I am not usually one to complain about changing...

    I am not usually one to complain about changing standards, and I understand why the proliferation of free hub bodies occurred, but man, it's rather annoying. Swapping parts around to build both...
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    I'm offended because: A) That feigned shock...

    I'm offended because:

    A) That feigned shock in the review indicates that Lou had never heard of a ski that's around a decade old at least at this point, which is just a good reminder of how...
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    One Hour of 5th Street is next weekend. Come...

    One Hour of 5th Street is next weekend. Come ride, there will be free beer and small children doing crazy bike tricks! All the details are here: http://bemorestoked.com
    And we'll have free jump...
  18. Thread: F1 VS F1LT

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    I'm just in the stock F1LT liner. For what I'm...

    I'm just in the stock F1LT liner. For what I'm using them for, and for my feet, that combo is damn near perfect. They do a really good job of being consistent when you flex into them, and not having...
  19. Thread: F1 VS F1LT

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    I've only been in the F1Lt, but it doesn't feel...

    I've only been in the F1Lt, but it doesn't feel that narrow to me. I have a wide forefoot, and usually need as wide of a toe box as possible, but the F1LT is fine for me without any punches after a...
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    Just went from a 32 to a 30t on my Spur because...

    Just went from a 32 to a 30t on my Spur because chainline/bb issues. A quick pedal around the block reveals that it's wildly more efficient, but sends my feet flying off the pedals every time I hit a...
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    Yeah, it's got a preload ring, with not very much...

    Yeah, it's got a preload ring, with not very much travel, and a wavy washer. Went for a ride with the flipped ring last night, and the chainline is definitely more fucked than it was before. Ordered...
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    I thought I'd tried every possible combination of...

    I thought I'd tried every possible combination of flipped chainring and spacers, but I totally whiffed on that obvious solution. Chainring isn't touching the frame anymore, and spins smooth. Visually...
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    Ok, having issues with an FSA KFX crankset on a...

    Ok, having issues with an FSA KFX crankset on a Transition Spur. I bought the BB FSA recommended, and set it up per their instructions for the Spur's 73 mm wide BB, with one 2.5 mm spacer on the...
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    Ya'll are the best, thanks! I'll holler with more...

    Ya'll are the best, thanks! I'll holler with more details once I know whether we need to bring bikes or not.

    Thanks!
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    Sorry to ask this asinine question again, but...

    Sorry to ask this asinine question again, but Ride2Fly is officially, for reals, gone, right?

    So the best move is to park at the parking garage, grab a taxi to the airport, and curse a lot,...
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    I'm 6', 190 lbs and I'd consider myself to be...

    I'm 6', 190 lbs and I'd consider myself to be right at the top end of the 184 DWT. I could be fine on the 190, but can get away with the 184, so I do. I'd probably go 190 if I was your size, but it...
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    Yeah, there do seem to have been a rash of...

    Yeah, there do seem to have been a rash of cracked Enduros. IDK, I kept an eye on the common problem areas, and never saw anything, but who knows? I always wonder with a big brand like Specialized...
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    Followup: Listed on PB at $4900, ended up selling...

    Followup: Listed on PB at $4900, ended up selling for $4600 to a guy on that other ski forum site. Thanks for the recommendation, wouldn't have asked that much on my own.
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    Which shop did you try? If you do some heavy beer...

    Which shop did you try? If you do some heavy beer bribing you should be able to convince one of the valley shops to lend you a bolt from a stock bike to do your chainring swap, and then give it back...
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    Ha. I didn't go upside down, so not as cool,...

    Ha. I didn't go upside down, so not as cool, although I count my landing as much as his. I still maintain that this hit has nothing to do with skiing skill, and everything to do with basic reading...
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    Just to add to whatever tatters of stoke we can...

    Just to add to whatever tatters of stoke we can maintain through the fuckery of this summer:

    Andy Frasco at the Knotty was the best respite from the never-ending BS of the pandemic and ensuing...
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    Do I only post stupid questions in this thread?...

    Do I only post stupid questions in this thread? Yes, yes I do. Sorry!

    But! Say I want to put a coil shock on a bike, but it hasn't been out long enough for the internet to form a consensus over...
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    Any tips for bringing contaminated pads/rotors...

    Any tips for bringing contaminated pads/rotors back from the dead?

    Got a bike with Saints that had been sitting for a few years. Brakes have no bite at all, and very little power, like, old rim...
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    I want to sell it to you! DM me!

    I want to sell it to you! DM me!
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    I'm with Toast on this one. It makes a lot more...

    I'm with Toast on this one. It makes a lot more sense to base what bike you buy based on geo, not some arbitrary "Size". Do people who spend 4k$+ on a bike really not look at the geo chart? Maybe I...
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    Yeah HMS, I only race flat switchbacks now!...

    Yeah HMS, I only race flat switchbacks now! Shaving my legs as we speak!

    To the other questions:

    I actually rode an S3, and an S5 before I bought the S4. I'm exactly 6' tall, and could have...
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    Still undecided. Torn between a Spire and a...

    Still undecided. Torn between a Spire and a Patrol, mostly trying to figure out if I want to drink the mullet koolaid or not!
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    It's the "S4" from Specialized, roughly a "Large"...

    It's the "S4" from Specialized, roughly a "Large" from most brands. Probably decent for someone 5:10-6'2 (I'm 6' and feel like it fits perfectly)
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    FS: 2020 Specialized Enduro

    Tentatively putting my Enduro up for sale. S4, based off the "Elite" build. Pink and pretty.

    Asking $4900 on PB, but that's flexible for a Mag, and even more flexible if I don't have to box it up...
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    Just to add to Pancho's dad and HMS's great...

    Just to add to Pancho's dad and HMS's great advice:

    North Teton area on trail forks is...ambitious. There's a lot of potential in there, and a lot of logging roads that are rideable, but most of...
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    Agree with rideit, who knows how it will be this...

    Agree with rideit, who knows how it will be this year? Post-pandemic events seem really hit or miss so far this year. For context though, I was at the 2019 event, and it was a zoo. Lift lines were...
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    Anybody else racing the Grove Drake mullet? ...

    Anybody else racing the Grove Drake mullet?

    Should be a really good time. Sheep went up Drake this weekend so a few of us hiked up and kicked all the loose sticks and rocks that they left out of...
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    Personally I'd go with something like this....

    Personally I'd go with something like this.

    Yes. They're stupid, but this is one of those places where stupid makes a lot of sense. Clip 'em on when you want to ride to the bar/grocery...
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    Ended up with a pretty similar build and tires,...

    Ended up with a pretty similar build and tires, but with a 120 Pike instead of the 34, and I feel bad for the terrible things I've done to that shock. It weeped oil like a mofo for a couple days, and...
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    Might sell my big bike soonish, trying to figure...

    Might sell my big bike soonish, trying to figure out what I should charge.

    2020 Specialized Enduro Elite S4 in that pink color.

    GX drivetrain
    Lyric and Super Delux Select Plus (both recently...
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    The Facebook groups are pretty solid in my...

    The Facebook groups are pretty solid in my experience. Another strategy is to use the "dealer finder" function on the brand's website and just start calling dealers. Most of them won't be allowed to...
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    Good info, thanks! The last enduro I raced...

    Good info, thanks!

    The last enduro I raced before the pandemic required racers to touch a reader at the beginning and end of every stage and I didn't feel like it was a huge imposition at all, but...
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    Would probably be just for a DH (we have no DH...

    Would probably be just for a DH (we have no DH racing here, I want beer league DH culture, and I'm better at organizing things than I am at racing so I'm trying to figure out how to put it on.)
    ...
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    Bear with me, this may be a stupid question... ...

    Bear with me, this may be a stupid question...

    I'm trying to figure out a (very) budget race timing system that's a step up from two stop watches and a clipboard. I feel like there should be some...
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    Been following along on the 'gram, looks rad! ...

    Been following along on the 'gram, looks rad!

    I'm sold on camping+an uphill trail. And really sold on camping next to a mulch jump. Guess I'll have to get up north next spring.
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