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    Yeah, just in terms of sizing, those two bikes...

    Yeah, just in terms of sizing, those two bikes look quite similar. I would say that none of the differences are large enough to really matter. Especially because there's a little bit of...
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    Generally similar to the Alenax bikes. I've...

    Generally similar to the Alenax bikes. I've never ridden one, but it doesn't sound like they work very well.

    https://www.sheldonbrown.com/brandt/alenax.html
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    I am 100% confident that bike designers can't...

    I am 100% confident that bike designers can't give a single recommendation that works for every person in every location.

    Case in point: Jack Moir races on a size small Canyon Spectral. He's 6'1"...
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    I think the lyriks are pretty hit or miss on...

    I think the lyriks are pretty hit or miss on build quality. I've had a few different lyriks that were supposedly the same, but in reality felt pretty different. Some were fantastic, some were meh....
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    X2 on paying attention to the effective top tube...

    X2 on paying attention to the effective top tube length. You spend a lot of time seated and pedaling, and if your ETT is too long or too short, you'll be uncomfortable. What was a comfortable ETT...
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    I guess what I'm saying is that, while their...

    I guess what I'm saying is that, while their tests are maybe not representative of every real world scenario (or even most real world scenarios), their tests are at least accurate for what they are,...
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    I also just think lab conditions are different...

    I also just think lab conditions are different than real world conditions. One of their tests that they put some emphasis on is a steady deceleration from 45kph to 0 with constant pressure at the...
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    Dang. That has me questioning your scale. ...

    Dang. That has me questioning your scale. That's really light.
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    Yeah, no idea. I feel like brake testing is...

    Yeah, no idea. I feel like brake testing is really hard to do consistently, because any dyno test I see is all over the board.

    Mostly I think it's hard to quantify modulation. Sram's power...
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    Great race, and I'm psyched for Finn. Also...

    Great race, and I'm psyched for Finn.

    Also psyched for Finn because he's the only one on my team that managed a decent showing.
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    This might be my favorite rant in this thread. ...

    This might be my favorite rant in this thread. Nothing worse than someone clearing a trail and then still having to do another lap through it to do cutbacks.

    Also nothing worse than leaning...
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    It's fine. That's normal. Just make sure you...

    It's fine. That's normal. Just make sure you don't lose the star ratchets or springs.
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    Some rotors are just noisier than others. My...

    Some rotors are just noisier than others. My maguras (stock rotors and pads) make a similar noise.
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    These guys still say a code rsc will stop you...

    These guys still say a code rsc will stop you quicker than a saint (or any other shimano brake):

    https://enduro-mtb.com/en/best-mtb-disc-brake-can-buy/

    Makes me really want to try some trick...
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    Swap for bigger rotors first. If that doesn't...

    Swap for bigger rotors first. If that doesn't get you the power you want, swap the code r levers for code rsc's. The calipers are the same, so you'd just need to swap in the lever bodies and bleed...
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    Onza?

    Onza?
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    Carnage in qualis. Bruni, vergier, and balanche...

    Carnage in qualis. Bruni, vergier, and balanche all out with injuries. Lots of other DNF's too.

    Glad they're back at MSA. That track is legit.
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    Everyone's looking at the missing knob. I'm...

    Everyone's looking at the missing knob. I'm more focused on how haggard all the remaining knobs are. That thing's done.
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    On one hand, the charges are clearly trumped up. ...

    On one hand, the charges are clearly trumped up. 9 years in a penal colony is ridiculous, and the U.S. should not stand by as Russia plays political games with our citizens.

    On the other hand, as...
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    Watts = Volts x Amps. The new cord is 1625 watts...

    Watts = Volts x Amps. The new cord is 1625 watts because 13A x 125V = 1625. So if they're both rated for the same amperage and voltage, they're also rated for the same wattage. Seems like it'll...
  21. Thread: Ruroc?

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    I thought that was just his ankles.

    I thought that was just his ankles.
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    Sorry, missed this before. Seats are...

    Sorry, missed this before.

    Seats are reasonably comfortable. Not the best I've ever sat in, but worlds better than the Subaru that our Sienna replaced. I haven't spent much time in the 2nd and...
  23. Thread: Ruroc?

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    Is Tanner Hall still sponsored by Ruroc?

    Is Tanner Hall still sponsored by Ruroc?
  24. Caught this on a plane the other day, which was...

    Caught this on a plane the other day, which was not at all the proper viewing venue. But I really enjoyed it - it's quite different than most of the stuff coming out of hollywood these days. So...
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    Yeah, I think we've pretty abruptly returned to...

    Yeah, I think we've pretty abruptly returned to "normal" used bike pricing. People are still asking for inflated prices, but for the most part those bikes aren't selling. A bike that would've sold...
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    There's no way anyone's paying over $1k for a...

    There's no way anyone's paying over $1k for a seven year old bike with a cracked carbon frame that's already been repaired once. You could part it out, but I doubt the parts are going to sell for...
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    Are you not allowed to wear the Forefront 2 while...

    Are you not allowed to wear the Forefront 2 while riding gravel? You could probably counter the aerodynamic impact of the visor with a cardboard fairing taped to the rear of the helmet. Unclear if...
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    As currently built, my Range is 38 lbs on the...

    As currently built, my Range is 38 lbs on the nose. If I put my "uphill" tires on it, I can get it down to around 37.
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    If it were me, I'd go on pinkbike and buy pretty...

    If it were me, I'd go on pinkbike and buy pretty much any functional used shock that fits that frame. If you're selling it, there's no sense in spending much money on a replacement, and for a bike...
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    In terms of sidewall flex, I notice a big...

    In terms of sidewall flex, I notice a big difference going from exo+ to DD. The difference from DD to DH is still noticeable, but it's not quite as big.

    To get similar sidewall squirm, I'm...
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    Carbon rims tend to be fine (arguably better)...

    Carbon rims tend to be fine (arguably better) with a 28h rim unless you're building a proper DH wheel. I'd go 32h with aluminum rims unless it's an xc wheelset.
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    For squamish, personally I've always enjoyed the...

    For squamish, personally I've always enjoyed the alice lake area more than diamond head. Lots of fun, interesting trails of various difficulties that are long enough to be satisfying but short...
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    There are plenty of areas where heavier tires...

    There are plenty of areas where heavier tires aren't necessary just because it's not that rocky. But those are also areas where 150mm + travel bikes aren't necessary. If a long travel bike is...
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    https://planetcyclery.com/ritchey-stem-shim-31-8-t...

    https://planetcyclery.com/ritchey-stem-shim-31-8-to-28-6-1-1-4-to-1-1-8?gclid=Cj0KCQjw54iXBhCXARIsADWpsG9OKIvjQAUEUpatzXZgFhu8OCcbdAL9rSQATz2Le0Y8fq44Mx2vz3gaAsEPEALw_wcB


    Seems sketchy for any...
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    Sounds like a b-screw issue to me. Set b-screw...

    Sounds like a b-screw issue to me. Set b-screw tension with the gauge while the bike is sagged. If that doesn't fix it, ignore the gauge and fiddle with it until it shifts right.
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    My experience with the city campground is that...

    My experience with the city campground is that it's mostly skeezy hippies that'll try to steal your shit. I avoid that place.

    Kokanee creek campground is nice, but likely booked solid. There's...
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    If you have a Michael's nearby, they usually have...

    If you have a Michael's nearby, they usually have it. And if you go online, there's pretty much always a coupon for 40% off 1 item.
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    Nelson is one of the few places where a full...

    Nelson is one of the few places where a full enduro rig actually makes sense for almost every trail there. Most of the climbs are steep grinds (often on dirt roads) and most of the trails are even...
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    100% this. I'm ~6 years in on a set of raceface...

    100% this. I'm ~6 years in on a set of raceface carbon wheels. Rebuilt them once when the shitty stock spokes started breaking frequently. Other than that, haven't really touched them at all. ...
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    When I was running through more sealant, I used a...

    When I was running through more sealant, I used a recipe pretty similar to Beaterdit's. Worked fine for sealing up a tire. Didn't work quite as well as Stan's or orange seal at plugging holes in...
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    I also just use a Stan's 2oz bottle. But with...

    I also just use a Stan's 2oz bottle. But with orange seal.
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    I disliked it as a rear, and I imagine it'd be...

    I disliked it as a rear, and I imagine it'd be significantly worse as a front. It was vague and would occasionally just kinda let go without much warning. Better than a nevegal, but not by a lot.
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    ^^^ how much lotion have you had to rub on them?

    ^^^ how much lotion have you had to rub on them?
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    My understanding is that gen 4 has a different...

    My understanding is that gen 4 has a different suspension design than previous generations that makes it a lot more complicated to add an airbag. There are lengthy discussions about it in the...
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    Did a 1500 mile roadtrip in the hybrid sienna a...

    Did a 1500 mile roadtrip in the hybrid sienna a couple weeks ago. 2 adults, 2 kids, full of crap in the back and 4 bikes on the hitch rack. Still averaged around 36mpg. That was nice.

    Rear...
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    Yeah, those scaffolding bridges were super janky....

    Yeah, those scaffolding bridges were super janky. It's bad enough to have them at all, but the fact that they apparently felt the need to put awkward turns in a couple of them is kind of baffling. ...
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    I've always understood this to be the main...

    I've always understood this to be the main reason, along with canned nitrogen being very dry. You could use very dry air, but I'd bet the cost ends up being about the same as nitrogen, and you...
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    Where's it coming from?

    Where's it coming from?
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    Sort of, but not really. It's essentially...

    Sort of, but not really. It's essentially abrasion resistance that I'm concerned about.

    If I look at any of my well used wheels, most of the spokes have little nicks and scratches in them from...
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    I gotta say, if someone jams a metal rod into my...

    I gotta say, if someone jams a metal rod into my wheel, breaking a couple spokes is the least of my concerns.

    Is like to see them chuck a 5lb rock at the wheel. That's a more realistic scenario.
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