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    In all my years living in VT I never saw anything...

    In all my years living in VT I never saw anything like that directed towards MA plates. Maybe NY but that's a whole different story...
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    We saw a guy on an ebike yesterday riding a trail...

    We saw a guy on an ebike yesterday riding a trail that has mutliple large signs saying "No E-Bikes" in a similarly high tension area. Wish you could remotely lock up the pedals on those things and...
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    Ah yeah that makes more sense - I hadn't thought...

    Ah yeah that makes more sense - I hadn't thought of that. I was riding a Maxx Terra DHR which is pretty gooey
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    I recently switched from a 2.4 DHR II to a 2.5...

    I recently switched from a 2.4 DHR II to a 2.5 Aggressor in the rear and I'm spinning out on ledgy rock climbs much more so with the new tire. Guessing it's the tradeoff for better rolling but have...
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    As others have said push the pistons back in and...

    As others have said push the pistons back in and you'll be good. I usually push them all the way back in, put the new pads in, and then they "correct" to the right spot after a few modulations. I do...
  6. Oh man you're in for a treat. I didn't upgrade my...

    Oh man you're in for a treat. I didn't upgrade my bike for over 10 years and then got on a modern trail bike and it is absolutely absurd (in the best way possible)

    As far as bike advice I agree...
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    FWIW I tried on an RX 130 LV and it fits...

    FWIW I tried on an RX 130 LV and it fits essentially the same as my old RS 130 Wide so I'm gonna go with those. I guess RX + Dual Core adds a lot of extra room. With that in mind I have my pair of...
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    I have like 200 instagram followers so as soon as...

    I have like 200 instagram followers so as soon as I get up there the secret will be out. Better get your rides in now

    I may go check it out one afternoon next week I'll let you know how it is...
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    Jack operates out of Aspen Sports right? I've...

    Jack operates out of Aspen Sports right? I've done some Surefoot adjustments in the past and it's been okay I just inherently don't trust them based on knowing a bunch of people who have worked at...
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    His name keeps popping up it seems like he is...

    His name keeps popping up it seems like he is extremely knowledgeable. Is it possible to just get minor fitting work done there or is it a whole custom shebang? Looks like he charges close to $100...
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    Who's a good bootfitter in the valley for a heat...

    Who's a good bootfitter in the valley for a heat mold and some minor grinding/punch work? Not really looking for a crazy in depth job since I already have custom orthotics and I'm just upgrading to a...
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    I've heard there's some pretty serious exposure...

    I've heard there's some pretty serious exposure for long periods. Curious for more testimonials though. If the whole thing is like an extended first half of Portal I'm not too interested. I don't...
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    I have found this to be true. If I yield for you...

    I have found this to be true. If I yield for you I'll give you a smile and say enjoy the ride. If you yield for me I'll thank you and let you know if anyone's behind me. Seems to minimize saltiness...
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    This is exactly why I say it'll be a shit show....

    This is exactly why I say it'll be a shit show. Marketing an Enchilada Part II in an area that already attracts over confident enduro bros and their families walking down Dipsy Doodle and then making...
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    Hmm. I don't like when they change the fit but...

    Hmm. I don't like when they change the fit but the specs stay exactly the same. The old RS 130 wide has been an absolute dream fit for me so I get a boot that should be exactly the same and it fits...
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    This is gonna be a shit show!

    This is gonna be a shit show!
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    That's gotta be the case - I put them on side by...

    That's gotta be the case - I put them on side by side with my RS 130 Wides which are packed out to all oblivion and I have noticeably more room in the toe box in the RX but mid foot feels right on....
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    Were they able to remedy things for you or do...

    Were they able to remedy things for you or do they not have the MV in that size in stock? You may be able to finagle another retailer into matching this price if all else fails

    I'm actually a bit...
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    I got mine today and they are the regular RX 130,...

    I got mine today and they are the regular RX 130, not the LV. I was worried there for a sec
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    Which of the higher stuff in Aspen is good to go?...

    Which of the higher stuff in Aspen is good to go? Haven't ridden up there yet this year
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    Ah shit I'm hoping that's not the case with these...

    Ah shit I'm hoping that's not the case with these they do specifically say 100mm. Mine should be here in the next couple days
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    Ah fuck I forgot about that. I guess I'll have to...

    Ah fuck I forgot about that. I guess I'll have to sell my 27.5s when they arrive if anyone wants them
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    Mainly due to the reverse camber, not so much the...

    Mainly due to the reverse camber, not so much the width. On paper that should mean it's a more soft snow oriented ski and would cause problems on icy skin tracks and super firm conditions - these are...
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    I hadn't been on a reverse camber ski since...

    I hadn't been on a reverse camber ski since skiing Spatulas and Pontoons on bottomless days so I had the same hesitation but it was honestly zero adjustment for me. I've heard people say they could...
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    PSA: RX 130s for $349 25.5/26.5/27.5

    Not sure if anyone else is looking for these but this is a pretty good deal for some common sizes with free shipping (and no tax for me to CO). Don't know anything about the seller they may be...
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    I've been experimenting this season with Hojis as...

    I've been experimenting this season with Hojis as my main touring ski and having a lot of fun on them. They don't feel poppy per se but they're super nimble and turny so you can kinda dance around on...
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    Bumping this - tons of awesome info here but...

    Bumping this - tons of awesome info here but curious specifically for beta about rides and camp spots this time of year vs later in the summer. We're thinking of heading down from Carbondale next...
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    Sweet thanks - both of those look fun. What's the...

    Sweet thanks - both of those look fun. What's the rough time estimate from car to top for each of those so we can ensure we get an early enough start?
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    Hell yeah you'll love it. Haven't ridden the...

    Hell yeah you'll love it. Haven't ridden the ranger but my rascal is a magical machine and so perfect for the riding in the valley
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    Any recs for some reasonably navigable spots to...

    Any recs for some reasonably navigable spots to tour this weekend? I'd love to get on skis again and thinking/hoping this recent round of weather will have stabilized into some nice corn cycles by...
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    Yeah yeah yeah cool we went to Moab... ...

    Yeah yeah yeah cool we went to Moab...

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    Speaking of Steve Peat this Sam Hill run against...

    Speaking of Steve Peat this Sam Hill run against him is one I come back to all the time. One of the most insane displays of bike handling at speed I've ever seen. Full off the bike crash and still...
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    I biked to work nearly every day all year round...

    I biked to work nearly every day all year round when I lived in Boston. Shorter commute than yours but nice to be outside a little bit and way faster than any other mode of transportation. Just can...
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    We managed the impossible and rode in the desert...

    We managed the impossible and rode in the desert for a weekend in May and only saw 1 other group the entire time

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    Ah I think my little pea head is too small for L...

    Ah I think my little pea head is too small for L I'm usually a solid M in smith. Nice hookup though!
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    Whoa what size? I could definitely use this!

    Whoa what size? I could definitely use this!
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    I ride a black Rascal do we have the same bike?...

    I ride a black Rascal do we have the same bike? Or is that a Ranger
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    Yeah the freeriders don't seem like particularly...

    Yeah the freeriders don't seem like particularly high quality shoes and the soles are a lot softer than I expected, but I got a pair used twice for like $30 so no complaints here. The shoe-pedal...
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    Totally. You guys said it all along I just needed...

    Totally. You guys said it all along I just needed to experience it for myself. But I do think the time I spent getting used to flats with really stiff soled shoes helped rip the bandaid off since it...
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    Ok for those of you like me who didn't want to...

    Ok for those of you like me who didn't want to buy flat pedal specific shoes as you tried out flats - just shut up and do it. I started to get the hang of flats with my chambers sans cleats but...
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    I'm 6'2 and always used 175's since I was riding...

    I'm 6'2 and always used 175's since I was riding mostly a singlespeed but when I got my Rascal I downsized to 170 and I'm very happy with that decision. I still have to be very pedal aware so I don't...
  42. Oh man I thought the Weirwolf was so sick when it...

    Oh man I thought the Weirwolf was so sick when it came out I remember saving up to get one for the front and a Velociraptor for the rear probably exclusively due to the branding. Total overkill. I...
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    How much do prices usually go up between the...

    How much do prices usually go up between the spring and fall sale? It's gonna be a challenge to gather $2300 by June 15 since they don't offer financing but I don't want to pay more than I need to....
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    Like Hank said I really wish I'd ridden BMX as a kid
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    Bumping this since I'm in search of a decently...

    Bumping this since I'm in search of a decently affordable full face for the bike park this season. I have never put my bike on a lift before but I have ridden a handful of lift served trails as part...
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    Awesome stuff! I gotta get down to Marble soon I...

    Awesome stuff! I gotta get down to Marble soon I still haven't skied up there all season I've been too avy spooked and don't know the terrain

    Super nice weekend at Snowmass to close things out....
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    I got my blenders for under $40 they throw...

    I got my blenders for under $40 they throw discount codes at you if you put them in your cart and leave the site for a little while. They're also kinda nice for spring ski touring. Fuck it, they're...
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    Yeah I got a stupid ass big douche pair of...

    Yeah I got a stupid ass big douche pair of blenders and love them. I never rode in glasses up until now but moving to real mountains is a whole different sun experience and my skin tone needs all the...
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    I'm going insane with this particular one. Each...

    I'm going insane with this particular one. Each day I take apart a new section of the bike and clean/regrease everything and it's still not going away. It sounds like I have loose ball bearings in my...
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    Chasing creaks around a carbon frame is one of...

    Chasing creaks around a carbon frame is one of the most sisyphean feeling tasks in existence
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