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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211025/8bd8b282...

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    Love this time of year for rides!


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    Leafy log hops and love the dry crunch noises


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    This is downhill, he was walking up the trail. ...

    This is downhill, he was walking up the trail. Though I generally disagree that it has to be all downhill to have flow
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    Nice rideit! Thatís the new new slack...

    Nice rideit! Thatís the new new slack downcountry Element right?

    News of that ones been polarizing amongst a few buddies, I think it looks like a much improved version of what Specialized tried...
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    Best techy flow trail I can think of that Iíve...

    Best techy flow trail I can think of that Iíve ridden:

    https://youtu.be/J_P9iCl3bc4


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  6. Thread: Rampage 2021

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    Agreed. It's getting to be like Skateboard...

    Agreed.

    It's getting to be like Skateboard videos where I just can't watch b/c there will inevitably be some pretty horrible impact, though these end up with ambulance/helicopter rides b/c of...
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    Saw this on the right nav, was a preview for the...

    Saw this on the right nav, was a preview for the '21 Rampage, but still a good and humorous watch

    https://www.tetongravity.com/video/bike/funny-jaxson-riddle-puts-rampage-hucks-into-context
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    Was thinking big wave surfing too and there is...

    Was thinking big wave surfing too and there is crazy risk in that, but the impacts are different. Probably higher chance of death/drowning in big wave, but otherwise injuries are probably(?) not as...
  9. Cross post from Sprockets, my 2nd/8 yrs old and...

    Cross post from Sprockets, my 2nd/8 yrs old and told me on the ride that riding mountain bikes w me is one of her favorite things to do. ...
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    We get pretty wild swings in general in...

    We get pretty wild swings in general in mid-Atlantic. Should be 60s normally, 80 is quite high for us, but not historic.

    Normal high would be 66, though in 1975 was 87 for record high. Record...
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    Rampage 2021

    10k give or take. Though at least one guy riding a frame from 2015, but with 7k of parts on it.

    Semenuks 2nd run was phenomenal though so many incredible lines put down. Really liked the rookie...
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    Fun Friday afternoon ride w my daughter


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    Rampage 2021

    Joined stream right as TVS crashed, backed up and watched. Semenuk just chilling at the top has to be a massive mindfuck just waiting!


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    Been there on the shameful approach. I took my...

    Been there on the shameful approach. I took my cross/gravel bike into shop as brake caliper bolt was stuck in my carbon frame, didnít want to botch that. Meanwhile was mortified w my bar wrap job...
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    Thatís nice touch, though with you guys on extra...

    Thatís nice touch, though with you guys on extra app. I got a remote switch controlled plug into a box fan for race mode. Also have an oscillating fan with multi speed remote. Start w nothing and...
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    Definitely favor 2 bolts as mentioned, set the...

    Definitely favor 2 bolts as mentioned, set the front or rear just ever so slightly high and tighten down the other to perfection.

    Bought a TransX for my hardtail that had T30 hardware? What a...
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    Go forth and ride, then bring back pics

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    Leaves changing, but still in short sleeves for my lunch loop


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    Video yourself to see. Thought I was standing taller than I was and still struggle, especially on flats. Just took a jump clinic recently and instruction was really not to pull on your bars (for...
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    I also ran a Butcher (more or less a DHF) with a...

    I also ran a Butcher (more or less a DHF) with a Bonty XR3 rear which was pretty good for long miles while still have some decent side knobs. Definitely felt the weight inefficiency at mile 30...
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    ^^ 404


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    That looks pretty fun. Mine is good, just...

    That looks pretty fun.

    Mine is good, just not great and can easily be 2hrs/15miles with everything. TF rated mostly blue and green w a few black trails and some jumps/features.


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    Ask the experts

    Oh yep, was thinking maxxgripÖ.

    And yes running something super XC on this bike is pretty silly, but he asked about efficiency and thatís what heís getting from two XC racers/former from Jamal...
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    Not particularly a huge c-dale fan myself, but...

    Not particularly a huge c-dale fan myself, but the wheel thing isnít a true proprietary compatibility problem. Some latter XC only bikes (maybe?) use a 142mm rear hub dished a bit differently. So...
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    For 75miles, there is no way in hell I'd be...

    For 75miles, there is no way in hell I'd be running anything as sticky as MaxTerra, that's like riding in quicksand IMO.

    Maxxis would say Ardent Race or Rekon up front and Ikon out back if you're...
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    It is pretty great riding from the garage. ...

    It is pretty great riding from the garage. Bought my current house specifically for ability to ride trails on my lunchbreak. I've ridden them hundreds of times and while now and then I toil over...
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    I noticed that 70% ebike number too, which is...

    I noticed that 70% ebike number too, which is surprising. Are there starting to be rental e-bike fleets in major cities in Europe and/or Asia? I could see that being a huge market. Most eBikes I...
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    Too late for me, save yourselves

    Too late for me, save yourselves
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    Watched it and was waiting for the laugh, but...

    Watched it and was waiting for the laugh, but came up blank. The only thing that was kinda funny was the Sedan Hussein line, otherwise incredibly tired trope.
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    Got back on the computer for some evening emails/work and flipped over, could only make it to page 3 & 4 before having to pull the plug.
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    Was it $1k for that one too? Didn't he also add travel expenses as well?? My memory may be off on that one though.
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    Anyone need a non boost 100x15mm Fox thru axle QR...

    Anyone need a non boost 100x15mm Fox thru axle QR bolt? No more 100mm in my house.
  32. How much money has our boy Bushwhacker laid on...

    How much money has our boy Bushwhacker laid on the line for these inane/trolling bets over his skill vs random internet forum posters here, MTBR, and who knows where else?? I clicked on the link,...
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    When I bought my son's Vitus last Sept, I put in...

    When I bought my son's Vitus last Sept, I put in the email alert and was able to very quickly react. Even if you're looking at others, would recommend doing the same and if it pops up and you...
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    I get the calf cramp surfing too. I think itís...

    I get the calf cramp surfing too. I think itís how I hold my feet/toes while paddling around. In my case at least itís definitely not from the actual standing/surfing part


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    Don’t have any hands on experience w the Vitus...

    Don’t have any hands on experience w the Vitus 26, but I’ve been pleased with the 24+ bike I bought for my somewhat timid 10y/o. I think you can go a bit bigger, but wouldn’t push the boundary too...
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    Edit: Moved to kid bike thread

    Edit: Moved to kid bike thread
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    Blah, VT v ND, great game wrong winner. Sent...

    Blah, VT v ND, great game wrong winner.


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    Worth a try, but youíre likely going to be buying...

    Worth a try, but youíre likely going to be buying a temporary replacement


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    Solo one today after being off the bike for a week w a bad cold. Thankfully nothing worse


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    Ask the experts

    I did add 1/2cup more, but with the insert you canít do the coating the whole tire/bead/etc as well via the rotation, at least so far.

    Came back to check tire, doesnít seem to be leaking from...
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    Ask the experts

    So after running tubeless for ~13 years I stumbled across quite an obvious fix in hindsight, but never heard tip for resolving a leaky valve.

    Grease the threads and the nut insert where it goes...
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    I spent many years on oval w 11spd, now switched...

    I spent many years on oval w 11spd, now switched to 2 bikes w 12spd and donít find I miss it as much with the broader range as mentioned already.

    It does take a ride or two to get over a bit of...
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    Just ordered a Tubolight insert from these guys...

    Just ordered a Tubolight insert from these guys that arrived in a bit over a week. No complaints from me


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    Next step to get more accurate...

    Next step to get more accurate results?https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211008/2b77d716949240419c7a773844bfc0f7.jpg
    Note - not a real product just a joke apparently


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    Yes!! Figured I installed it wrong and didnít...

    Yes!! Figured I installed it wrong and didnít want to mess with it to fix. It drops down quite low overnight but seems to hold air through the ride


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    Was on a work call today w/ guy in UK who asked...

    Was on a work call today w/ guy in UK who asked few americans what we use; pound/stone or metric. Other american answered stone and thats what we got as the answer as the rest of us are rapidly...
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    quality single track bike for kid

    I hear you guys on not bloody, but if that is a consequence not sure that trail is appropriate yet is what Iím saying.

    Rocks shouldnít even be an option on a first time 7 y/o ride. Think so...
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    I'd say if he's just starting to ride trails, I'd...

    I'd say if he's just starting to ride trails, I'd be picking really mellow trails that wouldn't require anything more than a helmet. I don't think pads come into the equation for most kids until...
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    For sure, I get the normal situation more than...

    For sure, I get the normal situation more than one I posted above. Iíve had some people really be a dick about it as well.

    Have a few female XC pro friends that get some pretty horrible...
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    This for sure, but I've also been in the...

    This for sure, but I've also been in the opposite, where on very fast group rides (they do exist, though generally rare) we stop and regroup, but then immediately catch the plodding along rider(s)...
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