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    They do, or at least did. Theyíre on the 2020...

    They do, or at least did. Theyíre on the 2020 Maxxis catalog, but I didnít see them listed on the website anymore. A few places had 29Ē in stock:
    ...
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    Took me way too long to realize your soldering...

    Took me way too long to realize your soldering iron wasnít powered by an gas engine. Pictured you yanking on a cord to start that thing up!
  3. Need clarification, would the seatposts on these...

    Need clarification, would the seatposts on these bikes be considered to be raised or lowered for the subject wager:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/BBCArchive/status/1448612049055993856

    Also,...
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    Sorry, my Mazza is 29x2.4. But in case it helps,...

    Sorry, my Mazza is 29x2.4. But in case it helps, just measured it and itís 62mm casing, 60mm tread, mounted on 29mm ID rim.
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    My new bike came with Mazza/Martello, in the...

    My new bike came with Mazza/Martello, in the standard casing not the heavier e-bike/enduro or whatever theyíre calling it casing.

    Iíd say the casing is more similar to an EXO than a DD, havenít...
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    Just mounted 2.5 & 2.4 Minions on 29mm rims...

    Just mounted 2.5 & 2.4 Minions on 29mm rims yesterday. Profile wasn’t crazy at all. You’ll be fine at 30.5.
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    Canít speak from experience, but the idea with WT...

    Canít speak from experience, but the idea with WT was that the profile of a regular tire became too square when mounted on a wide rim, so the profile on a WT tire is more rounded than a regular tire...
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    Thatís not something they make from what I can...

    Thatís not something they make from what I can see. Not listed on the website currently, or in the 2020 catalog. All 2.4ís and 2.6ís are wide trail.
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    When I worked in a shop, usually if a seat was...

    When I worked in a shop, usually if a seat was creaking it was because the bolt on a single bolt seatpost clamp was cracked and about to snap, so not a fan of that design, but certainly easy to...
  10. Great! Glad to hear youíve got it all figured...

    Great! Glad to hear youíve got it all figured out!

    (Moved from serious back to sarcastic by the way)
  11. Iím going to be serious here for a second: ...

    Iím going to be serious here for a second:

    Youíve posted your real identity, and are basically admitting that youíre using crypto for tax avoidance. That seemsÖnot good.

    Also, youíve made a...
  12. Am I on the inside? Fuckiní Fed Chair my man! ...

    Am I on the inside? Fuckiní Fed Chair my man!

    Wait, whatís proper protocol here? Am I not supposed to dox myself for free? Is it better form to wait for Bushwacka to offer $1k to a forum member to...
  13. Do I need to post the video again?

    Do I need to post the video again?
  14. Honestly, I was happier believing you had sat on...

    Honestly, I was happier believing you had sat on it for so long than knowing you didnít
  15. FFS, canít claim I didnít know what I was getting...

    FFS, canít claim I didnít know what I was getting into. Hereís one:

    ďInflation is the past year is being reported at 10 plus percent but its probably closer to 15-20 percent.Ē
    ...
  16. Son? SON????? Did you not see my name? Thatís...

    Son? SON?????

    Did you not see my name? Thatís a proud, aristocratic title. Did you not notice the first initial? The use of a Royal middle name? (we can just ignore the last part). This name...
  17. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sav2L2E38XA

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sav2L2E38XA
  18. Love that heís been ready to go for 4 and a half...

    Love that heís been ready to go for 4 and a half years, and this is the discussion (and I use that term loosely) he decides he canít possibly sit out.
  19. Holy shit, you know even less about money than...

    Holy shit, you know even less about money than you do about seat posts and pole straps!!!!
  20. Against my better judgement Iím joining this...

    Against my better judgement Iím joining this thread:

    Lateast inflation numbers were released literally this morning, and inflation was 0.5%, not 5%; but whatís an order of magnitude between...
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    Pretty soon disc wheels on DH bikes will be back,...

    Pretty soon disc wheels on DH bikes will be back, and theyíll have to revive the Kamikaze DH.
  22. Kind of impressive that no ones invoked Nazis yet...

    Kind of impressive that no ones invoked Nazis yet in the forrest closure argument. Maybe TGR is more high-brow than I thought
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    Fuck. Is there even any point to life?

    Fuck. Is there even any point to life?
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    I thought it sounded pretty stupid from reading...

    I thought it sounded pretty stupid from reading the article, and then the video loaded, and that was next level stupid.
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    387454387455 Itís carrier, vegetable oil, and...

    387454387455
    Itís carrier, vegetable oil, and hydrogenated oil (fatty alcohol). Iím joking with the margarine thing, Iím sure this is a bit more sophisticated than that. Also, in some of the early...
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    Hadn’t heard of No Toil before. SDS says it’s...

    Hadn’t heard of No Toil before. SDS says it’s vegetable oil and fatty alcohol, so basically margarine?

    Anyway, yes I’m aware that lube discussions pop up on a regular basis (and that’s been...
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    Check B-tension adjustment and put a gauge on the...

    Check B-tension adjustment and put a gauge on the hanger.
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    I believe Turdbuster is what Benneke is currently...

    I believe Turdbuster is what Benneke is currently riding.
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    Cane Creek Thudbuster?

    Cane Creek Thudbuster?
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    Zero Friction says not to bother with trying to...

    Zero Friction says not to bother with trying to cool the wax before pulling the chain; that any additional wax that stays in the chain by doing that is getting squeezed out as soon as the load is...
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    I may have read to much into what the Zero...

    I may have read to much into what the Zero Friction site was saying. It said not to use the AB drip over hot melt wax, but does only mention Silca and Molten Speed wax by name. They donít sell the AB...
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    Link:...

    Link: https://zerofrictioncycling.com.au/lubetesting/

    Some summary charts are on that page, links to individual reviews/test results at bottom. Fair warning - dude could seriously use an editor so...
  33. Yep, KOPS Is BS. However, knee pain can be tricky...

    Yep, KOPS Is BS. However, knee pain can be tricky to solve, so if youíve found a position that works for you then itís not necessarily a bad idea to stick with it.
  34. Some of us live in ski towns so we can be 10...

    Some of us live in ski towns so we can be 10 miles from the hill, but need to work 9-5 jobs to afford it.
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    Youíre really leaning hard into being wrong. ...

    Youíre really leaning hard into being wrong.

    29Ē MTB and 700c road are in fact the same rim diameter. A 29Ē tire will have an ETRTO size listed as something like Ď60-622í; the 60 is the width in...
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    Are you using the AB hot melt wax, drip, both? ...

    Are you using the AB hot melt wax, drip, both?

    I read the Zero Friction report on the Absolute Black hot melt and it was literally one of the worst lubes they’ve ever tested, which was a bit of a...
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    Old-school toe-strap works well for this.

    Old-school toe-strap works well for this.
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    And how heavily siped a true winter tire is. Take...

    And how heavily siped a true winter tire is. Take a look at how many sipes are on something like a Blizzak LT compared to a KO2.
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    Molten Speed Wax only does the hot melt. Silca...

    Molten Speed Wax only does the hot melt. Silca Super Secret Drip/Ceramic Speed UFO Drip/BananaSlip All-Weather Tungsten are all refined paraffin drip lubes which are basically an emulsion of the same...
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    So, obviously there’s some overlap between the...

    So, obviously there’s some overlap between the Ranger, Element*, and Optic, but to me the Optic seems like more of a short travel modern ‘trail’ bike (Fox 36, piggyback shock, beefier frame), whereas...
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    Seems quite efficient when seated. Doesn’t feel...

    Seems quite efficient when seated. Doesn’t feel like it moves much, and doesn’t look like the shock is moving much. Out of the saddle it does move more, but that’s pretty normal, and I don’t do that...
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    Iíve had a 2021 Optic C1 for a few months now....

    Iíve had a 2021 Optic C1 for a few months now. Coming off an old Cannondale Gemini (170mm coil f & r, 26Ē wheels, outdated geometry. SC Bullit before that).

    Most of my riding is normal Ďtrailí...
  43. If youíre able to squeeze the lever without it...

    If youíre able to squeeze the lever without it going to the bars, then you can be about 99+% sure that pressure is making it to the caliper. You can watch the pistons/pads in the caliper to make sure...
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    I’ve been Queso Pilled by Zero Friction Cycling:...

    I’ve been Queso Pilled by Zero Friction Cycling:

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    Had been using Squirt, but I like that a waxed chain can be cleaned with boiling water instead of degreaser/solvents, and wax isn’t tacky...
  45. This is exactly why Iíve been wanting to add...

    This is exactly why Iíve been wanting to add something wider than my R11ís
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    Iíll second the OneUp. I have the 100cc mounted...

    Iíll second the OneUp. I have the 100cc mounted to my frame, with the EDC tool stored in the pump. So far Iíve only had to use the pump once, but it worked nicely.
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    one wrap is enough to seal the rim. The extra...

    one wrap is enough to seal the rim. The extra wraps are to to take up extra space to help seal the tire bead against the rim bed.

    I think Toast is right that if the issue isnít just that the bead...
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    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0R8uyY0Yytg I...

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0R8uyY0Yytg

    I think Iíd only consider this as a last resort option if all else fails
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    You donít want to just build up layers of Gorilla...

    You donít want to just build up layers of Gorilla tape until you have a snug fit?
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    I have Smith ĎIgnitorí lenses, 36% VLT. Great for...

    I have Smith ĎIgnitorí lenses, 36% VLT. Great for sunny days in and out of woods. On heavily overcast days something a bit lighter would be a better.

    For those with photochromic lenses, are they...
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