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  1. Thread: Ask the experts

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    Yes tried all of those. Going to try and raise...

    Yes tried all of those. Going to try and raise the rim bed dents with some gorilla tape and get it to seal and if that fails run a tube. Debating buying the well priced enves for sale here and...
  2. Thread: Ask the experts

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    Issue seems to be the dent in the rim bed leaking...

    Issue seems to be the dent in the rim bed leaking while trying to seat not sure I can bend that back.
  3. pmed on the wheels

    pmed on the wheels
  4. Thread: Ask the experts

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    Any magic tricks for seating a tire on a dented...

    Any magic tricks for seating a tire on a dented rim? My e13 rim has a couple sizable dents in both the sidewalls and rim bead that don't seem to cause issues while riding but are preventing me from...
  5. PM incoming

    PM incoming
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    BC Hut Trip Recommendations

    I am working to put together a hut trip with some friends in 2022 with the hopes that life will be mostly back to normal by then. Looking for a guided/catered hut that is drivable from seattle. I did...
  7. Thread: Ask the experts

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    I bought the cyclospirit park knock-off. it...

    I bought the cyclospirit park knock-off. it worked well enough to fix my problem. I will likely replace the pin with a long bolt/thread rod and a nut so I can get more repeatable measurements but it...
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    this looks like a solid park knockoff for a bit...

    this looks like a solid park knockoff for a bit cheaper. I thick I am going to buy it and if it sucks I can use it once and return. I like the looks on the unior but I am also a cheap ass.
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  9. Thread: Ask the experts

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    I think the hanger on my hardtail is bent as I...

    I think the hanger on my hardtail is bent as I can't get it to shift well over more than a few gear. Going to buy a tool to align it, anyone have experience with the unior one? looks like a solid...
  10. Thread: Ask the experts

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    I have the plastic one ups. They work well and...

    I have the plastic one ups. They work well and are a much bigger platform than most generics which is nice for my big feet. I smash them into rocks regularly and the pins are just m3 screws so I...
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    Havenít ridden a minion ss but currently have an...

    Havenít ridden a minion ss but currently have an e13 ss that replaces a rock razor. Rock razor had a bit more cornering grip and a bit less brake/drive traction. E13 is an enduro casing so I can...
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    My son will still fit in his 16.5s this year so...

    My son will still fit in his 16.5s this year so timmaio can have them
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    Interested in the kids boots. Will they fit in a...

    Interested in the kids boots. Will they fit in a flat rate box?
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    North Conway recommendations

    Heading to North Conway next week camping with the family. Planning on some riding breaks and looking for suggestions. I checked out the pinkbike article but want more info.
    I figure I can hit each...
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    Would it be relatively easy to add a low pressure...

    Would it be relatively easy to add a low pressure fitting to one of these and to the hose so I could run it either straight off a tank or off the low pressure line in my camper?
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    I am heading up to north conway camping with the...

    I am heading up to north conway camping with the family next week and will get a few opportunities to ride. What trails should I prioritize if I have 2 or 3 rides of 2-3 hours each? I like natural...
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    But I already have a sentinel v1. This looks...

    But I already have a sentinel v1.

    This looks like a great spec and geo for the expected money.
  18. Thread: Helmet advice

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    Troy lee a1 is sold out in large everywhere might...

    Troy lee a1 is sold out in large everywhere might try an a2. Also looking at a laser impala as it is a Virginia tech 5 star for $140. The Kali maya is only 3* so that might go back.
  19. Thread: Helmet advice

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    Speedframe mips non pro is sold out in not small....

    Speedframe mips non pro is sold out in not small. Would prefer not to spend $150+ for an a2 or speedframe pro.
  20. Thread: Helmet advice

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    Ordered a Kali Maya to try. Seems like a good...

    Ordered a Kali Maya to try. Seems like a good value and reviews say it fits pretty oval. Going to see if I can get a crash replacement discount from giro as I could use a new commuter helmet too.
  21. Thread: Helmet advice

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    Bell super doesnít fit as it is too round for my...

    Bell super doesnít fit as it is too round for my long narrow head otherwise they are solid. I have one for my 4yo for the face protection.
    Anyone tried on a leatt helmet? I can get a good price on...
  22. Thread: Helmet advice

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    Helmet advice

    Just cracked my giro chronicle in a crash and need a replacement ASAP. Giros fit me pretty well as I have an oval head but the chronicle was too hot. Anything better than a montaro on sale? I want...
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    Going to check out my pisgah tomorrow any trail...

    Going to check out my pisgah tomorrow any trail suggestions?
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    2020 Scout, Newer bronson if you like VPP, Mojo,...

    2020 Scout, Newer bronson if you like VPP, Mojo, Current generation Mojo (not hd) if you like dw-link.
  25. Lot's of interesting info here, maybe coffee...

    Lot's of interesting info here, maybe coffee roasting could be fun when my son is old enough that I have some free time.

    I tend to like dark roaster central/south american coffees and dislike...
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    Any specific YouTube channel recommendations? The...

    Any specific YouTube channel recommendations? The junk to quality ratio there is hard to sort through without a starting point. The circuit type intervals with a strength focus are what I am looking...
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    Home Fitness Routines

    With COVID ongoing and finally hiring some help for childcare I should have time to work on my fitness again starting this fall.
    Currently I have been riding my bike to the office when I go in ~14...
  28. I donít know what tranny is in the q5 tdi but the...

    I donít know what tranny is in the q5 tdi but the fix in the q7 makes for some annoying shift behavior with holding gears too long during warm up no engine braking and the occasional hesitation to...
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    150m is enough to create an impact. blow 10-20...

    150m is enough to create an impact. blow 10-20 on houses etc, put 50 into safe income assets to pay the bills. The remaining 80-100 gets put into a venture fund where I find people with high impact...
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    RVs are cheaper than cabins (usually) and can...

    RVs are cheaper than cabins (usually) and can move to different locations. Both require work to use.
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    Got down to diamond hill today for the first...

    Got down to diamond hill today for the first time. Super fun trails nice and chunky but enough speed to flow and get some air. Compression damper blew in my fork near the end of the ride after having...
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    ebikes for commuting are great. e cargo bikes are...

    ebikes for commuting are great. e cargo bikes are amazing, I put 4000 miles commuting on my longtail with a daycare dropoff/pickup in the first year. I rode 18-19mph on the bike path the same speed...
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    Anyone want to ride Lynn or someplace similar...

    Anyone want to ride Lynn or someplace similar tomorrow morning?
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    Any north Boston mags have small kids and want to...

    Any north Boston mags have small kids and want to bubble. We moved here last fall and my almost 4yo has been playing alone for 4 months. He was in daycare but my wife has health issues and is having...
  35. Thread: Ask the experts

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    I have used a can strap around the tread to...

    I have used a can strap around the tread to reduce air volume and make it easier to seat. Wtb suggests this tactic.
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    Large barking dog?

    Large barking dog?
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    Looks like the MTB tires are old compounds the...

    Looks like the MTB tires are old compounds the new addiction ones wear much better
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    Dual dhf is fine as stated above. Now that I use...

    Dual dhf is fine as stated above. Now that I use thicker casings in back I can’t rotate anymore makes it more expensive but rear tires don’t cut every couple rides so worth it.
  39. Thread: Ask the experts

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    Another data point, I am 6'3" 36" legs ~81cm...

    Another data point, I am 6'3" 36" legs ~81cm saddle height. I ran 180s for years then got a couple bikes stock with 170s. The short cranks feel better descending and I quickly go used to the...
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    1st ride on the e13 lg1en semi slick today. XX...

    1st ride on the e13 lg1en semi slick today. XX with wet dirt roots and rocks. Traction is similar to the rock razor it replaced and casing is stiffer but much less so than a wtb tough. Running 23psi...
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    I bought the e13 semi slick on sale from Jenson...

    I bought the e13 semi slick on sale from Jenson will be here end of the week. Moving to the east coast has resulted in changing out most of my tires. Now I just need more time to ride
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    First ride at needham forest today. Fun trails...

    First ride at needham forest today. Fun trails but forced me to buy a new rear tire as those rocks are sharp.
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    I want something faster than an aggressor or Hans...

    I want something faster than an aggressor or Hans damf. Some more research has me looking at the e13 lg1en semi slick. Weight is about 1050g so halfway between a snakeskin and a super gravity and I...
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    So who makes an XC fast tread pattern on a casing...

    So who makes an XC fast tread pattern on a casing that will survive smashing into sharp rocks? I keep slicing my rear on my hard tail and want something fast and tough. Current tire is a snakeskin...
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    I haven't weighed my sentinel but it is for sure...

    I haven't weighed my sentinel but it is for sure 35ish with alloy everything and a burly rear tire. I figure I am north of 200 and can lug around an extra couple pounds of bike weight to be able to...
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    I have ridden the trail boss and rock razor. Rock...

    I have ridden the trail boss and rock razor. Rock razor is faster but much less brake or loss drive traction. Cornering seems similar in grip but the transition is less abrupt on the trail boss....
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    Rock razor is fast and corners well but has...

    Rock razor is fast and corners well but has effectively no brake traction. I just put a trail off on my sentinel and it seems like a nice mix of fast and grippy but the 2.4 is tiny like almost as...
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    New dhf and trail boss combo on my sentinel....

    New dhf and trail boss combo on my sentinel. Should roll a bit faster than the worn out magic marry and hand damf that came off. 2.5 dhf is a lot bigger than a 2.4 wtb and abut bigger than a 2.35...
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    Anyone want to ride tomorrow morning? Thinking...

    Anyone want to ride tomorrow morning? Thinking vietnam or lynn. open to other ideas in the area.
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    I have a brassknuckles. makes some wind noise but...

    I have a brassknuckles. makes some wind noise but not too bad. the arm on mine is also really stiff. I bought it as a third bike in summer and a winter option when the hitch rack is off and it is...
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