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  1. Bronsons are weighed tubeless since they come...

    Bronsons are weighed tubeless since they come setup that way. DBs are weighed with tubes.

    Glad it's looking good for ya. I really need to clean / grease my pivots on my Release....
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    Yeah, I dont' get it, it's wack. I still get...

    Yeah, I dont' get it, it's wack.

    I still get codes frequently. Vary on usefulness. But if you ever need one PM me.
  3. Read the article jong. He told people he was...

    Read the article jong. He told people he was going to launch into the crowd. He didn't just fuck up and accidentally do it. He hit a feature yes -- but he intentionally mis-used the feature and in...
  4. Props to Laps. Myself, the SO, and another...

    Props to Laps.

    Myself, the SO, and another mag friend are appreciative.

    I've gotten addicted to my Patagucci uber-lightweight "fishing" hoodie for all things in sunny, warm weather: running,...
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    Drivers get upset when cyclists lobby...

    Drivers get upset when cyclists lobby successfully for a small change to road rules that won't negatively effect drivers. (PSA: Drivers in Idaho are still okay.)

    Meanwhile, the entire...
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    ^^ Well said multiverse. A big problem is...

    ^^ Well said multiverse.

    A big problem is that when drivers see cyclists breaking the laws they think shouldn't be broken (rolling stop signs etc), they equate that with the person being a...
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    If you pull the trigger: corporate discount on 4c...

    If you pull the trigger: corporate discount on 4c or 5c will save you 10%. Then SAVE5 promo for an additional 5%. Then 3% cashback via ActiveJunky. And then stack on whatever CC cashback -- Chase...
  8. Clutch isn't their only. Release is their...

    Clutch isn't their only. Release is their non-plus sized version. Saves a bit of weight in the wheels.

    But yeah, they aren't super light bikes. 32# is probably for a M or L. For comparison, a M...
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    WMD: Same bike as release w/ plus sized tires and...

    WMD: Same bike as release w/ plus sized tires and minor geometry alterations.
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    I've test ridden the Bronson and a Scout. I own a...

    I've test ridden the Bronson and a Scout. I own a Release. My two cents:

    - Bronson marginally better in really rough sections than Release (similarly equipped.) Just more...planted?
    - Scout is a...
  11. Yep -- agree with all this. Clipless can cover up...

    Yep -- agree with all this. Clipless can cover up things. The only place where I've found it "helps" my technique is forcing me to get better at low speed balance -- techy uphill sections, hairpins,...
  12. While I agree that riding clipless can let you...

    While I agree that riding clipless can let you cover up less than ideal technique, I'm failing to identify any techniques that you can do on flats you can't do on clipless. You can still pump. You...
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    It has nothing at all to do with talent, and as...

    It has nothing at all to do with talent, and as old goat says, everything to do with it being a pain in the ass, and significant waste of energy.

    It's not a big deal if you've got 2 or 3 on your...
  14. I use clipless to make up for a lack of skill. ...

    I use clipless to make up for a lack of skill.

    So...their litmus test is bullshit.
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    We are all sitting here making statistical claims...

    We are all sitting here making statistical claims without statistical evidence. Yes I see with what you're saying, doesn't mean my experience with cars and bicycles aligns with it.
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    You want to talk about average road users. And...

    You want to talk about average road users. And then use exceptional things (windows down, great-visibility in cars, bikers with ear buds in) to counter. All things can be exceptional; what matters as...
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    Good to know. I wonder if US has any such...

    Good to know. I wonder if US has any such requirement? Given that the average car in the US is over a decade old, I wonder how many have such features.
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    If the law is followed to a T -- I agree, the...

    If the law is followed to a T -- I agree, the Idaho stop law would be no more dangerous allowing cars to have the same rules.

    But laws are not designed with the expectation they will be followed...
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    Not everything is just about drivers. You're...

    Not everything is just about drivers. You're example is a car hitting a car at 15mph. And all you're talking about is car body damage.

    A car hitting a cyclist or pedestrian at 15mph is going to...
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    Because the consequences of them hitting things...

    Because the consequences of them hitting things are orders of magnitude different than cyclists or pedestrians? The injuries and fatalities caused by autos compared to bikes are the difference...
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    On the unsafe thing -- go read the study from the...

    On the unsafe thing -- go read the study from the University of CO in the article. https://jtlu.org/index.php/jtlu/article/view/871/875 . The argument isn't that it is "safer" from empirical...
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    I was joking in my post. It will make fuck all...

    I was joking in my post. It will make fuck all difference in reality, and I am generally in support of it.

    1. Localities must adopt the ordinance -- it isn't state mandated.
    2. Cyclists can...
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    Colorado is about to be ruined:...

    Colorado is about to be ruined: https://denver.streetsblog.org/2018/04/16/colorado-house-passes-bicycle-safety-stop-bill/
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    Call them? Radical i know.

    Call them?

    Radical i know.
  25. https://i.imgur.com/P89Kd15.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/P89Kd15.jpg
  26. Yep. I'm aware of their history. My bar bike is a...

    Yep. I'm aware of their history. My bar bike is a pretty fucking rad DBRacing Axis Team Titanium.

    They were bought and sold a bunch. A few years ago they started making decent bikes again. Are...
  27. I forget Damien get's mad at companies that don't...

    I forget Damien get's mad at companies that don't make any 26" mtbs.
  28. From where I sit, you're an idiot who thinks...

    From where I sit, you're an idiot who thinks these DB bikes are the same ones from Walmart 15 years ago.

    Plenty of good things on mtbr forums and respected reviewers like the Loam wolf on DB...
  29. It is. In my experience I needed about a 1/2 turn...

    It is. In my experience I needed about a 1/2 turn of cable tension, setup the suspension, and ride. At least that was case on building my friends release a few weeks ago. Mine 2 years ago required...
  30. Best part about DBs packing recently is that they...

    Best part about DBs packing recently is that they gave up on zip ties completely. No 1000 zips to cut off. Just a bunch of little velcro things which are useful for cord management or what have you...
  31. Yah. DB is manufacturing in a lot of the same...

    Yah. DB is manufacturing in a lot of the same plants that other major Taiwan builders are. They're cheap because they have shit brand recognition, no dealer network save REI and limited R&D (which is...
  32. Thread: May CO trip

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    If you want to stay front-range ish, Fort Collins...

    If you want to stay front-range ish, Fort Collins and S. Wyoming have a ton of good shit that is prime riding that time of year.
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    This isn't a legal letter. Or a technical letter....

    This isn't a legal letter. Or a technical letter. So people are bashing your criticisms that have merit in those contexts. But they don't have a whole lot of merit in the context of a general "Yo...
  34. Thread: Melanzana

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    Moved to bigger shop; you can call them but last...

    Moved to bigger shop; you can call them but last time I was in there they still weren’t shipping.

    FreeRide Systems makes some similar stuff and is run by a mag.
  35. More likely $250 for a used alpine boot at the...

    More likely $250 for a used alpine boot at the end of a season is going to be slow to move.
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    ^^ Quality post. I feel bad everytime I see...

    ^^ Quality post.

    I feel bad everytime I see people on these out on the slopes now...waiting to implode.
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    Any girl/friend who skis 180 Tahoes should be...

    Any girl/friend who skis 180 Tahoes should be made into a girlfriend.
  38. If you think your pow skis are good enough,...

    If you think your pow skis are good enough, you're wrong. These are good enough.
  39. Speed radicals are 390g/binding. Ion LTs are...

    Speed radicals are 390g/binding.
    Ion LTs are 483g/binding.
    Salmon mtn are 387g/binding (w/ the brake).

    Shifts are 886g/binding.

    That's approx 500g per foot heavier, for pin bindings with...
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    For those thinking that maybe this was just some...

    For those thinking that maybe this was just some new volunteer that didn't know jack, I'd recommend reading Lou's post. A 30 year vet of the MRA.

    Hard to understand. Vibes to family and community.
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    We’re you the fellow I was chasing on the...

    We’re you the fellow I was chasing on the bootpack on Wren 114s?
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    Everything hurts. First tracks down Wild...

    Everything hurts.

    First tracks down Wild Child on Protests on your birthday. Doesn’t get better.
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    Hole Lee fuck I just experienced untouched,...

    Hole Lee fuck

    I just experienced untouched, bottomless open alpine terrain on the protest for the first time.

    Unreal. I am not that rad of a skier; and I could not make a mistake.

    Bibbys...
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    I'll be there tomorrow too. Hoping 9 opens up....

    I'll be there tomorrow too. Hoping 9 opens up. Gettin' a next season pass and skiing on my birthday. Bibbys or Protests are both in the van.
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    I don't know exactly. Big white astro van. You'll...

    I don't know exactly. Big white astro van. You'll find it. Jimmy Buffett on the jam box will lead the way..
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    Whatever happens, I'm drinking this in the C-lot...

    Whatever happens, I'm drinking this in the C-lot tomorrow.

    https://i.imgur.com/epYfOIS.jpg

    Nickel pints for any mags who drop by.
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    I guess I've seen quite a few. But I've haven't...

    I guess I've seen quite a few. But I've haven't in my 5ish years of paying attention to touring bindings seen Dynafiddles with failures that are as potentially dangerous as pins shearing off,...
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    Looks good up there. Joel has a good bit of...

    Looks good up there.

    Joel has a good bit of snow in the forecast, including some potential freshies for the day of the shindig.

    Anyone there this saturday can stop by for a pint of Slow Pour...
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    A HSQ on 1 will take.... 1 minute at best? I need...

    A HSQ on 1 will take.... 1 minute at best? I need more time than that to rest ski abowl->zoom laps.
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    http://thingsinbikelanesdenver.com/ As a...

    http://thingsinbikelanesdenver.com/

    As a cyclist, we need more simple tools like this.
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