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    Please correct thyself on Oakridge: we have some...

    Please correct thyself on Oakridge: we have some shitty tight switchbacks on most trails! Not endless switchbacks, just a few sections, but some are very tight and exposed. Itís just the new bike...
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    Shuttled the wife from the top of Mount Ashland...

    Shuttled the wife from the top of Mount Ashland in Oregon yesterday (itís a 14 mile 5k total descent back to town) then rode a gravel road that follows the PCT along the Siskyou Crest around 7k...
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    But itís lighter weight than an Aggressor! ...

    But itís lighter weight than an Aggressor!

    Weíll see how well it rolls. I might try Dissector 2.4 front and back this fall (when my worn Aggressor will be both done and sucky in wetter softer...
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    New Season, New Tires, New Thread

    Well, west slope Oregon Cascades trails right now are endless tons of grip on that worn Aggressor, I struggled to find a speed limit even in corners with that tire in these conditions ... probably...
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    Wife had the afternoon off work so she...

    Wife had the afternoon off work so she volunteered to watch the kiddo ...

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    Looks like itís only available in 27.5 x 2.6 or...

    Looks like itís only available in 27.5 x 2.6 or 2.8.

    But a bit more tire than I need.

    Some of those Vee tire gravity series in 29 x 2.6 look interesting though ...
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    Anyone like a certain kind of 29 x 2.6 that can...

    Anyone like a certain kind of 29 x 2.6 that can shed mud okay, decent wet traction and isnít too draggy as a rear? I want to pair with a Butcher Grid 29 x 2.6 front.

    Iíve been running a 29 x 2.4...
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    New Season, New Tires, New Thread

    I was super happy with my 2.3 EXO Aggressor rear when it was brand new. And overall very happy with it on consistent loam and intermediate surfaces as itís a very light and fast tire for the amount...
  9. Also, since it sounds like there is little to no...

    Also, since it sounds like there is little to no sentimental value ... the other question is, ďif you had the same amount in cash right now, that you think these parcels could fetch plus closing and...
  10. Whatís your time scale and how light/painful is...

    Whatís your time scale and how light/painful is the tax burden? What are the maintenance demands of the parcels?

    I think Eugene still has room to expand within its urban growth boundary. I see...
  11. Huh, Iíve never really complained about my...

    Huh, Iíve never really complained about my chesters and have 3 pairs on various bikes.

    The pins are done though, so I guess itís at the point of re-pinning vs just trying out those composite wah...
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    Which can mean equalize on the way down too! If...

    Which can mean equalize on the way down too! If you depress the valve youíll empty the + air chamber but there will still be pressure in the -; equalize on the way down and youíll see pressure...
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    Gotta love these 7-9 pm rides this time of year!...

    Gotta love these 7-9 pm rides this time of year!

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    Rockfall everywhere around Whitney Portal and the...

    Rockfall everywhere around Whitney Portal and the major peaks out of Lone Pine. Iím hearing sheriffs and CHP are investigating now.

    Fingers crossed for minimum casualties :(
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    I was gonna say, doesnít every cheap bike pump...

    I was gonna say, doesnít every cheap bike pump come with a bottle cage mount with Velcro straps that you could instead use for a can of bear spray? I also havenít tried this but it seems the money...
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    ^ what those guys said on the pressure...

    ^ what those guys said on the pressure equalization thing.

    On the fully closed thing, fully closed means all the way ďrighty tighteyĒ and I also say ďclamp to dampĒ as a moniker. This next bit is...
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    Ditto what he said. Ignore the charts for a...

    Ditto what he said. Ignore the charts for a moment and make sure you have a way of measuring the fork sag. Ideally you have a stable bike stand or a partner to help, but Iíve done this just by...
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    Also some decent chunk up in Napa and Calistoga...

    Also some decent chunk up in Napa and Calistoga if that isnít too far of a drive.
    Itís more XC style chunk but some of it can be a challenge downhill, at least on an undergunned bike.
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    Head up to Pacifica ...

    Head up to Pacifica ...
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    This is one of the best bike launch videos ever ...

    This is one of the best bike launch videos ever


    https://youtu.be/95gEtoGmYWI
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    Oh baby that new Solo looks fun. My only...

    Oh baby that new Solo looks fun.

    My only question is, even with going from EC to ZS headset lower, thatís still a pretty tall head tube. I wonder if they couldnít get the stiffness they wanted at...
  22. Being able to crush HC-rated climbs is much...

    Being able to crush HC-rated climbs is much different than the core and upper arm strength and endurance needed to float the handlebars and keep the front wheel planted down high speed chunder, into...
  23. Adams forecast is 10-16Ē today and 3-7Ē overnight!

    Adams forecast is 10-16Ē today and 3-7Ē overnight!
  24. To be fair we didnít get in any position for a...

    To be fair we didnít get in any position for a clear look to see if there was going to be a schrund navigation challenge ... hopefully next time weíre up there it wonít be intermittent whiteout!
  25. Hella late! We woke up at 5:15 am at Sparks Lake...

    Hella late! We woke up at 5:15 am at Sparks Lake based on the original weather forecast ... several coffees later didnít even get moving past the TH sign until 930 lol. It was horrible wet snot snow...
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    Storm?
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    Bad Vis you say?
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    Well then...
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    Jumping in to the MTB Scene - Qs

    Also all that above was assuming bar width is sensible.

    If you still feel cramped on the 5.5 you can also get wider bars and not mess with stem length, up to a point anyways.

    One thing I did...
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    STA = Seat tube angle. I assume the OP is a...

    STA = Seat tube angle.

    I assume the OP is a mechanical engineering grad student or similar, so the concepts Iím expressing above should be pretty sensible to him.

    Iíd rather not have to draw...
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    Ask the experts

    If youíre looking for something on the cheap, I got a $300 wheelset built up with SRAM 900 hubs from VeloMine last year. 29Ē Boost, 35mm IW. Iím digging these hubs. Rims were by Fratelli, feel decent...
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    Jumping in to the MTB Scene - Qs

    The thing is if you are gonna run a steer tube extension on a bike with head tube angle of less than 67 degrees, then the bars will just jam back toward your chest and you will feel cramped. Edit:...
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    mildbill (of Kirkweed gang lore) has reported...

    mildbill (of Kirkweed gang lore) has reported enjoying the 29 Aeffect R wheels.

    It seems like theyíve come a long way since the original Aeffect 23mm rim that was soft like butter and horrible...
  32. Iím sure I missed a rant post 30 pages back,...

    Iím sure I missed a rant post 30 pages back, about how chainring manufacturers have addressed the widespread proliferation of manufacturer-specific direct mount chainring interfaces, which were...
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    Andeh I thought you already had a Smash? Or was...

    Andeh I thought you already had a Smash? Or was that pre-revved frames?
  34. Here's the comparison chart. Super Duty is...

    Here's the comparison chart. Super Duty is probably overkill if you have zero plans to ever own an e-DH bike - the only difference between SD and HD is that SD has an additional bracing bar...
  35. Anyone holding a 200 x 57 piggyback shock no longer needed?

    Longshot WTB - just figured I'd see if anyone had a 200 x 57 mm (7.875 x 2.25") piggyback reservoir trail riding shock (e.g., Monarch+ RC3, Float X EVOL, DPX2, Topaz) they were thinking about...
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    What travel, and I assume 15 x 100? I have a...

    What travel, and I assume 15 x 100?

    I have a 2014 Fox 36 TALAS 130-160mm, 15 x 100 fork I was going to unload. Damper-side stanchion is scratched and it ain't pretty, and negative spring is a...
  37. It might take more than a night to freeze 1.5Ē of...

    It might take more than a night to freeze 1.5Ē of rain!
  38. Just spend the money on the 1up and be done with...

    Just spend the money on the 1up and be done with it. Go with the double and two add ons.

    Mind your tongue weight limit though if you start offering to shuttle drive and load up 4 full size bikes...
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    Also, when it comes to impact on the local...

    Also, when it comes to impact on the local community, those climbers on Hood who triggered and got caught in an avalanche last week sure as shit impacted the local community!

    Donít be those people...
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    Lassen / Shasta Conditions Anyone?

    Re: Oregon plates at Lemuria,
    We Oregonians are allowed to recreate.
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    Dude when I make it down to Oaxaca I will be too...

    Dude when I make it down to Oaxaca I will be too full of food and too hungover from mezcal to be safely capable of operating any wheeled vehicle ...
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    The DK2 4.5 x 7.5 would be $1200 shipped from...

    The DK2 4.5 x 7.5 would be $1200 shipped from Costco to my house, Iíd have to assemble the axles and lighting.

    The Iron Eagle 4x6 Voyager would be $1525 shipped to my local dealer, and presumably...
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    Yeah I've been eyeing that DK2 Mighty Multi - 451...

    Yeah I've been eyeing that DK2 Mighty Multi - 451 pounds unloaded, all the features I want and few I don't need. I wouldn't mind 24" walls vs. 14" though, and I also wouldn't mind a 6' bed plus the...
  44. Highway's what I meant. I stopped paying...

    Highway's what I meant. I stopped paying attention to plowing updates 2 months ago and almost burned my skis out of angst after my April Lyngen trip got cancelled and I wasn't sure if I'd ever get a...
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    Also if there isn't enough bike wheel to ground...

    Also if there isn't enough bike wheel to ground clearance off the gate, I'll just end up going crossbars over the box and roof-mounted trays ... I'm just hoping to avoid that because the bar tower...
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    Thanks that's really helpful. I don't have the...

    Thanks that's really helpful. I don't have the time or shop capability (or personal capability) to build one up off a store-bought frame or kit, so I'm looking for a pre-built 4 x 6 with minimum 2k...
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    Ask the experts

    Has anyone here ever used a 4x6 or 4x8 open box trailer to haul MTBís? Iím talking about something with a sturdy 24Ē tall wood or steel gate, sidewalls etc.

    Other than managing balance / tongue...
  48. Maybe my 17 month old kid is a little behind ......

    Maybe my 17 month old kid is a little behind ... but there is no way my wife will let her on an unharnessed seat like the Macride or Shotgun in the next 2 months.

    Sheís also about 23 lbs even and...
  49. Nice man! Do you know the road status coming up...

    Nice man! Do you know the road status coming up from the south?
  50. Bump. Finally updated 2nd Post on how the iBert...

    Bump. Finally updated 2nd Post on how the iBert seat has worked out, and fit issues.

    Also, I recently met a guy at the local trails who was hauling a 2 year old on the rear (via a Thule Yepp Maxi...
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