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    Thanks guys, all good info. Chain line never...

    Thanks guys, all good info. Chain line never occured to me with a short stays and a wide range cassette. I don't mind a bit of fiddling here and there........
  2. Finally a MTBR and TGR crossover thread! I've...

    Finally a MTBR and TGR crossover thread! I've been waiting for this since the Flintstones met the Jetsons.
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    My kid's 20 inch Specialized has a 32t rear...

    My kid's 20 inch Specialized has a 32t rear cassette and I wanted to get him more range. I was looking at the MicroShift Advent 9 speed drivetrain for him. Clutch derailleur, shifter and 42t...
  4. Not impressed. Autistic, millionaire, mtb...

    Not impressed. Autistic, millionaire, mtb racing, farmers are a dime a dozen here.


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    I'm on the same page. I don't want any batteries...

    I'm on the same page. I don't want any batteries or electronic shit on my bike. There seems to be an influx of over priced, overengineered gear being marketed towards riders that is unnecessary.
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    The connection from the bottom of Pipeline/Stowe...

    The connection from the bottom of Pipeline/Stowe HS to Cady to pretty simple. Go in behind the high school, go right at the first "T" intersection, up a hill, then bear left at the next "T"...
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    Speaking of bike wear, my buddy who works at shop...

    Speaking of bike wear, my buddy who works at shop showed me these "mtb dungarees" that his shop is stocking. The POC rep said they've sold one pair in the Northeast so far. I honestly thought they...
  8. I'm 6'1" on an XL SC Hightower with a 490mm...

    I'm 6'1" on an XL SC Hightower with a 490mm reach. Its the first XL I've ever ridden - I've been riding L bikes forever and the long reach on the XL is just perfect.

    The trend lately is much...
  9. At first I read that as inches, now I see its %...

    At first I read that as inches, now I see its % of normal so I hope it's accurate We're due for a consistently snowy winter.
  10. Maybe this will draw traffic to Stowe and away...

    Maybe this will draw traffic to Stowe and away from Sugarbush?






    No, wait.....it'll all be a total shitshow.
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    Thanks for the offer. Once I get my $$ back from...

    Thanks for the offer. Once I get my $$ back from Hunt, I may PM you about those Stan's wheels.
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    I've definitely tried to clean and/or sand...

    I've definitely tried to clean and/or sand contaminated pads as well with little success. I've heard some people baking them at high temps to decontaminate them but I've never tried that.

    Miles...
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    Did you contaminate your pads with the mineral...

    Did you contaminate your pads with the mineral oil? I've done this and you'll get almost zero bite with contaminated pads. It doesn't take much either - a leaky caliper or a some oily fingers will...
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    I bought some Hunt gravel wheels recently that...

    I bought some Hunt gravel wheels recently that turned out to be a disaster so I just returned those. I'm looking for a decent gravel wheelset for around $500 to replace them. 100x12/142x12, XD...
  15. Sounds like it was a rough transition because...

    Sounds like it was a rough transition because your district was stuck doing it early on. I can definitely see it being a hassle in that case. I've heard that some districts did a better job when...
  16. Not really. It's been pretty successful in the...

    Not really. It's been pretty successful in the district I teach in.
  17. Another Vermont public school teacher here. ...

    Another Vermont public school teacher here.

    Burlington area schools are excellent - their districts are some of the best in the state, including South Burlington. They're well funded, they pay...
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    I can't speak to lodging much but for riding...

    I can't speak to lodging much but for riding beyond Cady Hill between Stowe/Waterbury/Burlington:

    Adam's Camp and Trapp lodge trails connect to Cady and are worth a go. They've done some recent...
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    My new strategy for jackets or pants is to buy...

    My new strategy for jackets or pants is to buy from company with a good warranty and/or that does repairs. Once it rips or starts falling apart, you get it repaired or they'll offer you something...
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    There's a good reason the values of older M3s and...

    There's a good reason the values of older M3s and M5s are skyrocketing.
  21. Thread: RC cars

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    Searched for an RC car thread and what do ya...

    Searched for an RC car thread and what do ya know.....

    Anywho.....bumping this because my 6 year old son has gone down the RC car rabbit hole on Youtube and is getting really into it. I bought...
  22. A buddy of mine is selling his Hightower and...

    A buddy of mine is selling his Hightower and offered me his Cascade V2 link for cheap. I'm not really a big hit, gravity/enduro bro so I don't think I need the extra 10 mm of travel, it also makes...
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    I was in the same spot last season - I was set on...

    I was in the same spot last season - I was set on the Tallboy because I needed an efficient climber that I could pedal long distances and descend confidently. My local shop sold me on the Hightower...
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    I bought a bike from RSD bikes in Canada and it...

    I bought a bike from RSD bikes in Canada and it was the usual shipping costs ($50) and took an extra day or 2 to go through customs. It may be different for a private sale but I wouldn't hesitate if...
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    Considering selling my M/L Chromag Surface...

    Considering selling my M/L Chromag Surface hardtail frame if anyone's interested. I figured I'd try to sell local first to avoid the shipping hassles. PM me if you're interested or want details.
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    $125? Fuck, I hope that includes a t-shirt and a...

    $125? Fuck, I hope that includes a t-shirt and a couple beers.
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    Thanks for the tip. The more I think about it,...

    Thanks for the tip. The more I think about it, the front brake bled easier because the lever was directly above the caliper. I'll remove the rear one and try bleeding with it under the lever.
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    I'm upgrading my gravel bike to GRX 11 speed but...

    I'm upgrading my gravel bike to GRX 11 speed but my frame has post disc mounts (not flat mounts) so I decided to use XT calipers with GRX 810 levers/shifters. I attached the front brake with the...
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    Locked my keys in my truck yesterday after a bike...

    Locked my keys in my truck yesterday after a bike ride. I call my wife to come bring the extra keys and left a message. I have no idea when she'll get the message or be able to come because she's...
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    Poll: Yep, I love how all my bike tools stick to me...

    Yep, I love how all my bike tools stick to me now.


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    Another thanks to Fred Pabst for the Kennebec...

    Another thanks to Fred Pabst for the Kennebec Highlands trail tip. Rode this route yesterday and it was definitely rugged, backcountry singletrack. The crown trail around the summit was the...
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    2021 NE - Flatten That Berm

    Yes, I do recall that rec. Sounds like that’s the ride I’mlooking for. I’ll def check that out, thanks.

    Edit - just saw the ride on trailforks and looks pretty straightforward.

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    Anyone have recs for a longish mtb ride within an...

    Anyone have recs for a longish mtb ride within an hour of Augusta? I’m visiting in laws and got the kitchen pass to ride for half day or so. Carrabasset is a bit too far so I was leaning towards...
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    Yep. The first rule of fight club……. Sent...

    Yep. The first rule of fight club…….


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    Gravel/Bikepack nerds enter...

    I went a little nuts today and dug out some old-ish XT calipers then ordered some GRX levers. Matching them seems pretty straightforward. Just need an 11 speed XT or SLX derailleur and I should be...
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    I’ve been neglecting by gravel bike a bit so I’ve...

    I’ve been neglecting by gravel bike a bit so I’ve decided to upgrade its tired old drivetrain/brakes. I have a newish 11 speed GX cassette and 40t GRX crank so I’m shopping for a 1 x 11 drop bar...
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    Good to hear. I have bad memories of a few years...

    Good to hear. I have bad memories of a few years ago when they held a trail running event after a rain storm and trashed some of the lower trails. Nice to to see some responsible trail use.

    What...
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    Yikes, I hope Ascutney trails aren't getting to...

    Yikes, I hope Ascutney trails aren't getting to trashed this weekend after 2-3 in. of rain and the Flow State mtb fest.
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    SDGs do look pretty slick but hard to pass up...

    SDGs do look pretty slick but hard to pass up these for $15. Ordered, thanks for the links.


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    FIFY Sent from my iPhone using TGR Forums...

    FIFY



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    I wore out the shift ramps on a 12 speed XT...

    I wore out the shift ramps on a 12 speed XT cassette after about 1000 miles. I went to an SLX due to all but the 51t rings being steel then bent the fuck out of the aluminum granny gear after just a...
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    2021 NE - Flatten That Berm

    Strange. I heard from a couple different people months ago that VH trails were “invite only” and not open to the public but the VH website clearly says otherwise.

    Definitely would like some...
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    Finally got my 5 year old on a 20” geared bike...

    Finally got my 5 year old on a 20” geared bike and we’re starting to do actual mtb rides. The plastic flat pedals his Spec. Hot Rock came with just aren’t cutting it, especially for when he stands...
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    The Urus is for attention seeking d-bags. If you...

    The Urus is for attention seeking d-bags. If you want practicality and speed for that kind of money, you could buy a proper Ranger Rover AND a decently spec'd 911.
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    https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a36959277/315-hp...

    https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a36959277/315-hp-vw-golf-r-estate-wagon-specs-details/

    Just another painful reminder that the Golf R wagon exists and you can't have it.

    I'd buy one in a...
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    Is it a Santa Cruz? I had the same creaky...

    Is it a Santa Cruz? I had the same creaky seatpost collar issue on my Hightower and my local shop advised me to use grease instead of friction paste in the seat tube and to back off the torque on...
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    What possesses a person with headphones on to...

    What possesses a person with headphones on to hike the wrong way up a bike only trail?

    Hundreds of miles of hiking trails around here and you choose a directional bike trail. Why?


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    While on the carbon wheel topic, anyone have...

    While on the carbon wheel topic, anyone have experience with Roost wheels? $1k for a set is very enticing.

    I've been trashing some alloy rims lately and it might be time for the carbon upgrade.
  49. My co-worker worker lives on Corinth and his wife...

    My co-worker worker lives on Corinth and his wife is a cop there. Very sleep, rural town with not a whole lot going on. White River is pretty close but its also a bit of a drive from decent skiing,...
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    Yeah. Every time I service the clutch it comes...

    Yeah. Every time I service the clutch it comes completely apart and it gets a good clean before grease and reassembly. The Park grease seems last a while in there.


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