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    That's a fact.

    That's a fact.
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    Yeah. I guess just to clarify, I'd only avoid...

    Yeah. I guess just to clarify, I'd only avoid those brands if they have in house hubs in the wheels. Nice rovals have dt hubs. Nice stan's wheels have i9s, etc. Those are all fine, at least...
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    28h on most carbon rims is fine. For some...

    28h on most carbon rims is fine. For some carbon rims, I'd argue it's better. A lot of carbon rims are super stiff and kinda ride like shit. Reducing the spoke count makes them ride ever so...
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    Nice sleuthing. That's impressive that they...

    Nice sleuthing. That's impressive that they were doing it by boat. That's some serious commitment to being fuck you rich.
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    The garage is right on the highway. But both...

    The garage is right on the highway. But both the house and (especially) the boathouse are off the road with no apparent access to get something like a crane in. I doubt they were running drywall...
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    All fair points. But I know multiple people who...

    All fair points. But I know multiple people who have exploded their Stan's freehubs after less than a season of use. A warranty replacement takes a month, and then they exploded again. Issues with...
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    Construction Question

    This completely absurd property is for sale: https://chaseinternational.com/listing/NV/Crystal-Bay/300-State-Route-28-89451/61668364

    While it's slightly out of my budget, I'm curious as to how it...
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    The hub should be your top priority. Our trails...

    The hub should be your top priority. Our trails aren't that rough, so I think rim strength and spoke count are slightly less important. But I'm pretty sure you can generate some torque, so a good...
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    Don't buy a new wheelset that costs $400. It...

    Don't buy a new wheelset that costs $400. It won't last. The rim will be shit, the freehub will fail, and the bearings will be notchy after your first muddy ride. Either buy something used, or...
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    Yup, that's my take as well. It doesn't have the...

    Yup, that's my take as well. It doesn't have the excitement of a WC race because the level of competition isn't there. And the level of competition isn't going to be there because it's too...
  11. If you can get a pallet to the site, why not...

    If you can get a pallet to the site, why not bring in some actual, worthwhile materials? A couple of pressure treated fence posts to use as stringers, and then use whatever planks your budget...
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    I'm with plugboots. I'd take any decent 30mm...

    I'm with plugboots. I'd take any decent 30mm wide aluminum rim over an 18mm wide enve, any day of the week.
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    Bike flights is usually the cheapest shipping...

    Bike flights is usually the cheapest shipping service. Most shops will pack a bike for a fee. It's a bit rare that the buyer would pay for the packing though; every bike I've ever bought or sold, ...
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    Technically pebax upper. But yeah, grilamid...

    Technically pebax upper. But yeah, grilamid lower.
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    I think you'll find that the newer vpp bikes feel...

    I think you'll find that the newer vpp bikes feel a bit different than the older designs like the original Hightower.
  16. I have some enve m70's that fit your criteria, in...

    I have some enve m70's that fit your criteria, in case woo's wheels feel a little low brow.
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    If you think a truck bed camper might be in your...

    If you think a truck bed camper might be in your foreseeable future, don't bother with any truck that isn't full sized. And if you're planning on using that camper in the winter, then you're...
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    Sounds like you're a Belieber.

    Sounds like you're a Belieber.
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    No purple from either of those.

    No purple from either of those.
  20. I actually had 2000 words written on that...

    I actually had 2000 words written on that subject, but the editors axed it.

    Summary: it's the best.
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    Aside from sleeping in it, what are you looking...

    Aside from sleeping in it, what are you looking to use the truck for?

    Lots of rough dirt roads? Towing anything heavy? Putting anything heavy in the bed (like a camper)? Need a big back seat...
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    *cough*

    *cough*
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    Hole. E. Shit. Crazy race. Awesome end to...

    Hole. E. Shit. Crazy race. Awesome end to the season.

    And fuck yeah Charlie. Murica!
  24. Just for the sake of reviewing their stock build...

    Just for the sake of reviewing their stock build kit. I mean, in a perfect world, GG's stock build kits would be perfect from the get go, or at least perfect for their price point. With most...
  25. Yeah, I think I'd probably stick with a size 3...

    Yeah, I think I'd probably stick with a size 3 on the smash. But tbd - I'm aiming to turn the TP into a smash soonish.
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    If you've got one day in Squamish, I prefer the...

    If you've got one day in Squamish, I prefer the Alice Lake stuff over the Diamond Head / Half Nelson area. Pretty much everything around Alice Lake is fun. Rupert is a fun warm up. Treasure and...
  27. Nice. Yeah, I'm still kinda baffled that they're...

    Nice. Yeah, I'm still kinda baffled that they're able to make these things for as cheap as they are. There isn't much of anything about the frame that would indicate that it's actually...
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    Snowshoe claiming some victims, including Neko. ...

    Snowshoe claiming some victims, including Neko. 2019 has been a rough year for injuries.

    Cool to see Charlie Harrison put in a good time in qualies. Although there aren't any points awarded for...
  29. Here's the full follow up to my previous post: ...

    Here's the full follow up to my previous post: https://blisterreview.com/gear-reviews/2019-guerrilla-gravity-trail-pistol
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    X2. The new album is great - per usual, some...

    X2.

    The new album is great - per usual, some insane music on there. But it kinda feels like they're just finding ways to draw out saying / playing the same things with minor tweaks here and...
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    This, for sure. Partly because it's shit. ...

    This, for sure.

    Partly because it's shit. But mostly because none of it comes in purple.
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    ^^^ nice. I like that.

    ^^^ nice. I like that.
  33. But give him his helmet back first.

    But give him his helmet back first.
  34. You should do that! I went looking for that...

    You should do that! I went looking for that earlier - super annoying that it was gone.
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    IME, every brand has their good products and...

    IME, every brand has their good products and their not so great ones. The only safe answer is to make sure everything in anodized purple.
  36. Pretty sure that's not true. They're close, but...

    Pretty sure that's not true. They're close, but just different enough that they won't work well.
  37. I don't think you can get anything to work out of...

    I don't think you can get anything to work out of those parts unless the 10 speed cassette fits on an XD driver (which I'm assuming it doesn't - I don't recall Sram making a 10 speed, XD cassette). ...
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    Right on. Just put one in our S&S after the...

    Right on. Just put one in our S&S after the stock converter crapped out. Ended up with an extra, hence the for sale.

    Now I'm trying to figure out how fucked my batteries are, since I didn't...
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    If anyone needs a power converter / charger (120v...

    If anyone needs a power converter / charger (120v AC -> 12v Dc), I have a spare for sale. Progressive Dynamics PD9245CV (45 Amp). Brand new in box, never used. $125 + ship.
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    I can get down any trail on an ebike just fine. ...

    I can get down any trail on an ebike just fine. Sometimes pretty quickly. For the most part, I'll hit the same features. But is it as fun as hitting that descent on regular bike? Not a chance. ...
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    Thought my team had a rough go of it this week. ...

    Thought my team had a rough go of it this week. Turns out everyone else had a rough go of it too. That course claimed some bikes and bodies.

    Hopefully bulldog recovers alright - sounds like...
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    Steeper seat tubes lead to sizing up. I can...

    Steeper seat tubes lead to sizing up.

    I can ride a bigger bike on the way down, no problem. But if the top tube gets too long, my back hurts on long climbs. Steep seat tubes solve that.
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    I'm 5'9", and if I were getting one, I'd go with...

    I'm 5'9", and if I were getting one, I'd go with a large. I think you could go either way. The big bike will take getting used to, especially in tight stuff, and it'll definitely feel a bit...
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    If you can't see the difference between adding...

    If you can't see the difference between adding hydraulic disc brakes to a bike and adding a motor to a bike, then you're just being willfully obtuse.

    I don't have anything against ebikes. I...
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    I was just in Europe riding regular bikes. This...

    I was just in Europe riding regular bikes. This isn't even remotely true. All of the guys we were riding with talked a fair amount of shit about ebikes, and while ebikes were all over the place, I...
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    It's like this most years. Redbull bought the...

    It's like this most years. Redbull bought the rights to the world cup series, but the rights to broadcast worlds are sold separately. For most of the planet, redbull also owns those rights, so...
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    Not if you're in the US - it's geo blocked. ...

    Not if you're in the US - it's geo blocked. Looks like Redbull.TV will work in Canada though.

    In the US, apparently NBC has the rights, in which case yeah, looks like you need a gold package. ...
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    Also, anyone figure out where to submit comments?...

    Also, anyone figure out where to submit comments? I did a super quick search but didn't find an obvious link.
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    Hmmm. Hadn't read the actual language in the...

    Hmmm. Hadn't read the actual language in the order. Agreed - that seems like it'll create problems (as does the failure to allow for distinctions between e-bike classes).

    Curious to see if the...
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    Hoping the ensuing kerfluffle will take some of...

    Hoping the ensuing kerfluffle will take some of the pressure off of mountain bikes. Let the Wildernuts devote their attention to ebikes for a little while.

    And for the record, I think this is a...
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