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    No definitely not allowed to drink beers, but...

    No definitely not allowed to drink beers, but that definitely doesn't stop people from doing so. Post surf session given it was raining, winds in the 20-30mph range and an incoming hurricane on a...
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    I think that's called Crystals right? Honestly...

    I think that's called Crystals right? Honestly if I didn't already have this boys weekend planned I woulda looked at the forecast and never considering coming down. Even then watched the Ben Gravy...
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    Anyone have anything they'd like to rant about?

    Agree w those points. Long ride and especially techy climbing with flats is awful. I ride both enough that I have few issues switching, though I think riding skinnies is far better on flats and I...
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    Roof rack?? ;)

    Roof rack?? ;)
  5. Thread: Kids pedals

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    My daughter and a few other kids we know like the...

    My daughter and a few other kids we know like the SDG slater pedals. Metal pins, but are relatively broad so not so pointy, but still good grip w kid 5-10s.


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    Anyone else get some today...?

    Just got back from few sessions yesterday and this morning in NJ. Anything east facing was a nightmare of 20-30mph cross shore winds. Did find a not-so-secret sheltered spot near AC, that did...
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    “Plenty of life left” Sent from my iPhone...

    “Plenty of life left”


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    Pretty fun new trail, Slab City, connecting these...

    Pretty fun new trail, Slab City, connecting these two big rock slabs and plenty more techy rocks to follow.
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    Ask the experts

    Not too much time on it yet, but so far the Spec Eliminator has lasted longer than my aggressor EXO. No complaints so far, run it a few rocky and some steep lines.

    Also on the frame repair, good...
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    Lol, Pretty much what most of my friends told me...

    Lol, Pretty much what most of my friends told me I should do. Especially given the absolutely insane over reaction when one friend rode 10’ into their grass.

    These Green Giants are pretty well...
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    What have you bought/upgraded today.

    Definitely agree w the fun of underbiking. Running slicks now, need to swap in some meatier rubber for some fun adventure rides.

    Not super fun purchase, but just dropped way more $$$ than I’d...
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    So today was a first, was walking around my...

    So today was a first, was walking around my backyard this afternoon looking in a marshy area, as I was walking out of knee high grass had windy gust blow the little fucker below into my eye where it...
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    Dirt jumps before dinner ...

    Dirt jumps before dinner
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    This morning dawn patrol which started nearly in the dark.


    Looks like a “landual” but...
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    Looks great!! Sent from my iPhone using...

    Looks great!!


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    Acquaintance of mine is a big Ibis dealer and did...

    Acquaintance of mine is a big Ibis dealer and did a IG story sneak preview of the new one, looks like it's going to use the new SRAM universal hanger, have a new integrated rubber chainstay guard,...
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    Love the kid, especially daughter, stoke! Have...

    Love the kid, especially daughter, stoke!

    Have to drive my son down to new school ~40 min away, so have a new local trail system to get wired.
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    Just rode a trail nearby and some of them on a...

    Just rode a trail nearby and some of them on a steeper trail got ramped up with dirt on the down and a log at the bottom so can be ridden as a drop/jump or roll-down or a ramped step-up. Definitely...
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    Yeah hard to tell steepness from picture. Plenty...

    Yeah hard to tell steepness from picture. Plenty of slick mossy rocks on our trails, you can keep 'em.
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    Laughs as east coaster, though obviously depends...

    Laughs as east coaster, though obviously depends on speed, steepness and room between them. Took me quite a while to get the timing of the double trees, pic 2 that ride-it called out above, as they...
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    Just for an update, it's quite nice having a next...

    Just for an update, it's quite nice having a next door neighbor who'd be not too far behind Dee and Gunder w/ tools. Though in a broader life sense vs the crazy bike specific collection you guys...
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    Ride-it, agreed too much flow sometimes, not...

    Ride-it, agreed too much flow sometimes, not enough techy OG nonsense. I love fresh deadfall. Came up to this one back in the spring and cleared off just enough to make it rideable. Was expecting...
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  23. Thread: Lynskey GR300

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    Have. Lynskey Pro29 from 2010, and to best of my...

    Have. Lynskey Pro29 from 2010, and to best of my knowledge it’s 100% Ti, not alloy cups.

    Also cracked mine around 5-6 years ago at the seat tube junction and they replaced under warranty no...
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    I too have a drill, this is the rant thread as...

    I too have a drill, this is the rant thread as pointed out above! Why the fuck do I need security on my chainring bolts?? Besides think there's a 2 year warranty on SLX stuff, which this is well...
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    Anyone have anything they'd like to rant about?

    Ha also running a sram cassette, hence the chain.

    Edit - comment I was replying to disappeared

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    WTF Shimano, why are my torx chainring bolts...

    WTF Shimano, why are my torx chainring bolts security style and coming loose after 800 miles/1 yr?

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    ^^^ This for sure. You could also pick a short...

    ^^^ This for sure. You could also pick a short 5-10 min section of trail near trail head and do some tweaks in the lot between laps. This is a really good way to get suspension settings sorted as...
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    Ha that’s funny about the DJ. Didn’t make it out...

    Ha that’s funny about the DJ. Didn’t make it out unfortunately, kicked myself watching the Manasquan cam while having coffee w my daughter.

    Glad you got some as it looked pretty good and first...
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    Don't totally disagree, but if it were older or...

    Don't totally disagree, but if it were older or lots of miles I'd be looking at the above only as a very temporary measure until I replaced the rim.
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    Actually missed that on the initial viewing. ...

    Actually missed that on the initial viewing. Also in a very unsurprising revelation, the person commenting on the article that lead me to that site also happens to live adjacent to the soon to be...
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    F'ing Karens ruining fun for everyone. Bitch...

    F'ing Karens ruining fun for everyone. Bitch about kids not getting outside, but then block the attempt for multiple years running.

    Cliff notes; uppity neighbors built upscale houses that back up...
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    Rainy day hike to go clear out some fallen trees...

    Rainy day hike to go clear out some fallen trees
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    ^^ depends what kind of shoes. I took the pins...

    ^^ depends what kind of shoes. I took the pins out of my saints w Shimano AM shoes.

    I do think Shimano likely has lowest float of any major pedals.


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    ^^ From expert thread(??) make sure NOT to buy...

    ^^ From expert thread(??) make sure NOT to buy the primeblue freedride pros, just the normal freeride pros. I run normal older freerides for this purpose and while I'm pretty picky about shoes for...
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    Possibly, but mine isn’t a year round solution. ...

    Possibly, but mine isn’t a year round solution. It does have some venting which should alleviate that to some extent. No rust issues so far


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    I have my yardstash staked down holding 2 small...

    I have my yardstash staked down holding 2 small bikes next to my p/t. Also has room for tools/etc. pretty convenient as back/forth to my house is a pretty steep hill. Has hooks for gloves/helmets...
  38. Anecdotal, but friend of mine has been riding the...

    Anecdotal, but friend of mine has been riding the new Lux TR and liking it so far. He's a very fast/skilled XC/Endurance racer so is about as slack as he'd be willing to go. He's 5'10 or 5'11" and...
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    ^^ Isn't WSL going on this weekend at Lowers? ...

    ^^ Isn't WSL going on this weekend at Lowers? Can imagine the crowds only going to be more insane, but I've never actually surfed down there.

    Slim chance I do a long dawn patrol mission to NJ if...
  40. Thread: Neighbors...

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    Backyard grass is boring, I put in a bike...

    Backyard grass is boring, I put in a bike pumptrack in the spring and really pissed off my introverted neighbor. I told her husband, who I've always been friendly with, but not sure he relayed the...
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    No one commenting on ceiling wallpaper. Someone...

    No one commenting on ceiling wallpaper. Someone who buys that will be cursing removing that!


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    Anyone have anything they'd like to rant about?

    Too many beers deep I ran chain on wrong side of the pulley bridge(? Dunno what it’s called little tab between top and bottom pulley), then took me 3-4 rides to figure out wtf was wrong. It wasn’t...
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    Sick indeed! Could use some dark dirt here on...

    Sick indeed! Could use some dark dirt here on the east coast! Our trails are more like SoCal than PA with loose dust everywhere!!


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    Buddy of mine put one on a 10+ year old Scandium...

    Buddy of mine put one on a 10+ year old Scandium Niner One9 w Niner carbon fork. Kinda hilarious as the seatpost is considerably more valuable than rest of the bike. No internal routing of course...
  45. 3 lbs is a pretty legit weight difference. Maybe...

    3 lbs is a pretty legit weight difference. Maybe swap some narrower rim/wheels with faster rolling tires.

    Might be good test on new bike?


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    I bought a Yardstash and it works pretty well,...

    I bought a Yardstash and it works pretty well, especially if you can lean it against something. Kinda a PITA to get 2 bikes in/out, especially if they’re big mountain bikes. Just checked Amazon and...
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    Rant against myself, also could easily go in ask...

    Rant against myself, also could easily go in ask the idiots thread.

    Did a trial run of lighting up my pumptrack, but forgot to move a big rock I had been using to hold down some tarps. Not too...
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    Just picked up 2x Spec Fast Track 27.5 x 2.8 for...

    Just picked up 2x Spec Fast Track 27.5 x 2.8 for my winter/fall plus setup on my Hardtail. Hard to pass up for $14 each.

    Also picked up some big LED lights to mount around my pumptrack for Friday...
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    Glad others jumped on the brakes ahead of me, want, but definitely don't need.

    Will 2nd/3rd opinion on the I9 Enduro 1-1. Picked some up from smmokan in the spring and they've been phenomenal all...
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    Well done ingenuity there, not sure I'd have...

    Well done ingenuity there, not sure I'd have considered that. How'd your brake work the rest of the 4:50
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