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    I had an old Cyclops Fluid and they make an...

    I had an old Cyclops Fluid and they make an adapter for 16/20" though I found even the lowest fluid resistance was pretty tough for them, so didn't get used often. The roller suggestion is likely a...
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    My sister lives very close to those trails and...

    My sister lives very close to those trails and Iíve ridden them. There is almost no way youíd be able to stop if you had someone going up the DH trails in an awful lot of spots on those trails. ...
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    ^^ same. Have used liquid soap applied to bead...

    ^^ same. Have used liquid soap applied to bead and rim as well for good results.


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    Shit that annoys you

    Iíll be shocked if I donít get COVID from the 1:15-1:30 hour wait in a line indoors for my season pass pickup today. What the actual fuck!?! There is not a single possible reasonable reason they...
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    Depends which one and how much you use it. My...

    Depends which one and how much you use it. My favorite pump is Specialized Air Tool MTB for $90 and it's the best pump I've ever used for the 3-5x per week I use it. I barely use my compressor...
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    Bumping this as Iíve put a few trail rides on the...

    Bumping this as Iíve put a few trail rides on the Sporthill XC pants. Admit I donít love the look, especially the pleated seam don the center, but for rides in the 25-35* range theyíre fantastic. ...
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    Soapy water on the rim bed and tire beads can...

    Soapy water on the rim bed and tire beads can definitely help as well. Good luck, have had some combos that are just a PITA over the years, but almost always could get them to seal w some...
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    Definitely is helpful, and spot on re not using...

    Definitely is helpful, and spot on re not using the whole lip. Took my DJ to the pumptrack w my daughter today and definitely found it easier to manual than my 29er HT but still not much better at...
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    Few rides on mine (see above) and so far feels pretty good. Did steal hydros that were intended for my 8 y/oís bike for this. Iím going running front brake as well bc Iím not doing any intentional...
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    Pretty crappy wet and 50s here so 2x20ish efforts...

    Pretty crappy wet and 50s here so 2x20ish efforts up Innsbruck/Lutscher route makes for good route. Then rode around the hood w my daughter on newly built DJ. Should be in for Tuesdays again moving...
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    Sweet thanks DH. Sent from my iPhone using...

    Sweet thanks DH.


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    Winter project DJ build, so far only $225 in for...

    Winter project DJ build, so far only $225 in for frame and fork. Think Iím getting a $120 26Ē wheel set. But trying to remember whether RF Turbine 24mm spindles are compatible w Shimano Hollowtech...
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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211225/ee780ad3...

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    3 generations Christmas Eve MTB ride. Funny that my 76y/o dad, who got me into bikes is getting shown around our local...
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    Mid-level wheel off smart trainer is probably...

    Mid-level wheel off smart trainer is probably best value IMO. I have an Elite Direto, also Kickr Core or similar are right level.


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    Zwift, TR, Sufferfest etc

    I was pretty disappointed with Zwift when I tried it pre smart trainer. Since I bought one, wonít say I love it but definitely use it much more. Itís far more engaging! These rides are definitely...
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    Stuck on a work call, bummed to have missed but...

    Stuck on a work call, bummed to have missed but probably out for next few weeks to ride outside while off work. See ya in Jan


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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211212/db7d6bec...

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    Trail ride rained out, so paved pumptrack followed by beer w riding buddy and our kids. Great way to spend a warm...
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    Sent that PB review to my buddy who has last gen...

    Sent that PB review to my buddy who has last gen Element and was initially critical of it when it was released.

    His reply today surprised me with his secret new 21/22 Element build. Iím a bit...
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    Jumps actually aren't too bad. First one in the...

    Jumps actually aren't too bad. First one in the pic is pretty mellow, following two are look good, but haven't hit them given speed generation issue. Applaud their attempts, earlier version of this...
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    Absolutely no way Iím climbing up there,...

    Absolutely no way Iím climbing up there, especially w my bike. Got to love the fearlessness and invincibility of youth.

    Unfortunately itís tough to get run-in speed for first double w/o though...
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    Go forth and ride, then bring back pics

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    New janky roll in at DJ spot near my house. Decided not to trust unknown teenage labor, though shaking it seemed way...
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    Ugh thoughts and prayers, been there. Now riding...

    Ugh thoughts and prayers, been there. Now riding w my kids and all those horrible solo (pre Zwift) trainer miles pay off even years later.


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    Browsing ebay for possible winter DJ build...

    Browsing ebay for possible winter DJ build project and stumbled across this... swung for the fences w the full bike, so $1k for frame only seems downright reasonable!
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    IMO in Mid Atlantic on an XC Hardtail 2.2-2.4,...

    IMO in Mid Atlantic on an XC Hardtail 2.2-2.4, thatís not a bad recommendation. Exo at least think an Exo+ may be unnecessary, but depends what your local terrain is like. Rekon is a cross between...
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    I have the heavy amfib and w a 33Ē inseam havenít...

    I have the heavy amfib and w a 33Ē inseam havenít noticed them riding up much, though am a member of the long sock club, especially winter miles. Other than the size 30 vs normal ~33, really do like...
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    What?!? What year is this? He's still at that? ...

    What?!? What year is this? He's still at that? Guess they have internet access from the retirement community.
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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211127/659614ee...

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    Built not really bought, but hopefully is a skill upgrade? Was a bit too windy to ride, had this on tap for a rainy...
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    Giving the sport hills a go. Also picked up some...

    Giving the sport hills a go. Also picked up some of the handuo gloves AT pant but those are more trail build and pumptrack w kids.


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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211125/f118f4ad...

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    Yellow carpet hiding all the rocks and roots


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    Have plenty of PI gear and am solidly a Medium...

    Have plenty of PI gear and am solidly a Medium across everything EXCEPT the AmFib pants which are really quite gigantic. Iím normally a 33 +/-1 but am in a 30 in these and presumably launch or other...
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    Check the Luesher_teknik Instagram page and those are generally big name brands. Generic steel or even ti NBD. But for me I want name brand Carbon if only bc if thereís something really bad...
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    Guessing thatíd go for more than $500, especially...

    Guessing thatíd go for more than $500, especially if itís a size small even more for people looking for a kid bike. If it is Sm or Med Iíd personally hang onto it for a few years for my kid.

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    Iím not heavy but the crests are pumping only, no DJ for sure. Will scrounge up a shorter stem for this week if I can find one.

    Was spectating a CX race this afternoon and after a few beers was...
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    Thanks ToastÖ pretty sure Iíll pull the trigger...

    Thanks ToastÖ pretty sure Iíll pull the trigger on something just for the rationale that my kids will be big enough to ride it imminently as well.

    Dark horse option I just pulled together thoughÖ...
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    Definitely pumped up to max in either scenario. ...

    Definitely pumped up to max in either scenario. Itís the same bike so not two hardtails, just different wheels sets. Think Iíll go Opt 1 first. Short rear for a 29er end at 420mm so thinking itíll...
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    Sorta dumb question but thats rarely stopped me beforeÖ

    Next week kids (8/10) and I have off school and work. Planning on hitting most of the pump track/skills parks around. Trying to decide...
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    Could have used that useless effort on our trails...

    Could have used that useless effort on our trails today. Aware of the debate on doing this, but leaves hiding rocks make for some interesting riding. Some cases better just rip straight line rocks...
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    Just dropped Ďem off to be mounted. Went +2cm...

    Just dropped Ďem off to be mounted. Went +2cm have generally liked +1-5-2 on other Volklís and my Rustlers. Looking forward to getting these on snow by end of the year.


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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211119/ce3a77ed...

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    Golden hour short one for some quick chainsaw work after Zwifting at lunch.


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    Sounds like you'd enjoy it. Most of the service...

    Sounds like you'd enjoy it. Most of the service is pretty easy on forks and especially rear shocks, but lately have been farming that out while busy. Derailleur adjustment in my sleep and brake...
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    Definitely my take as well. I still like the...

    Definitely my take as well.

    I still like the Jackal ad more than the Klein. I specially bc of the Danny Macaskill trials bike comparison.

    The artwork angle and comparison to cars...
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    Still using Stan's tape and sealant. Used to get...

    Still using Stan's tape and sealant. Used to get a hookup and just continued using now that I don't, I do think that their rims seat up easiest tubeless, but everyone else has rapidly closed that...
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    What have you bought/upgraded today.

    Jibberish?? Itís what I imagine early AI/ Natural language processing would be then run through a poor translation service with a dash of insanity sprinkled in from AI creator.

    Sent from my...
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    How about a 5 year old DJ for $10k.... whatever...

    How about a 5 year old DJ for $10k.... whatever he's smoking must be pretty good!!

    LOL
    https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/3086753/
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    Got all dressed for a gravel ride Saturday and...

    Got all dressed for a gravel ride Saturday and just as I was about to roll it starts raining pretty steadily and is 50*, so bailed for my first Makuri ride and only 2nd Zwift ride since April or May....
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    Thatís a great shot Jamal. Fun techy ride at...

    Thatís a great shot Jamal.

    Fun techy ride at Mt Penn in Reading PA todayhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211114/15ccc63c06648e58c14a36a68a4dd190.jpg


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    Lol, totally this ^^ Have never regretted...

    Lol, totally this ^^

    Have never regretted having to buy an extra on a trip and reminder of the (hopefully) great trip when you got it.

    Riding brand new Rocky but $12 bit too rich for ya :fmicon:
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    So far yes, but hasn't been too many rides to say...

    So far yes, but hasn't been too many rides to say for sure, also bumped my travel up to 160/140 from 130/120 which probably smooths things out. I broke probably 3-4 last season over about 1500 miles...
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    CX-Ray are pretty phenomenal but pricey, have run...

    CX-Ray are pretty phenomenal but pricey, have run them on a few race wheels over the years, actually make truing them a bit easier as you immediately know if they're twisting. I've broken a few, but...
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    I always did love the 2.25 Mezcal for XC racing...

    I always did love the 2.25 Mezcal for XC racing and did try an 2.3 up front on a 26ish internal can't say i noticed a huge difference between them. Another alternative idea might be go with an Aspen...
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