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    Pistons, yes. I'll try to upload a picture later...

    Pistons, yes. I'll try to upload a picture later this evening.
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    203 up front and 180 out back. Metallic pads.

    203 up front and 180 out back. Metallic pads.
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    School me on 4-pistons

    Looking for info on 4-piston brakes. I'm finding that I'm starting to outrun my 2-pistons a bit and doing bigger descents (3000-4000+ vert) so looking to upgrade to 4-pistons. I have Shimano on...
  4. Thank you both. Trip got postponed but I'll...

    Thank you both. Trip got postponed but I'll stick these in the back pocket (along with my visor that fell off during my ride today).

    Seth
  5. Missoula mags - afternoon/evening gravel/xc ride recommendation?

    I am probably heading to Missoula this afternoon and am thinking of bringing the gravel bike with me. I'm looking for a good workout. Will do either Threshold or VO2 intervals this afternoon and...
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    What day did you ride? We were out there last...

    What day did you ride? We were out there last Friday. Such a fun ride.

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    Ha! Yeah, I suppose that I could have posed that...

    Ha! Yeah, I suppose that I could have posed that question a bit better. :-)



    When I go out on a 1-2 hour ride I think the thought process of "yeah, I'm thirsty, but I can make the next 45...
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    Did a big ride this past weekend and had a few...

    Did a big ride this past weekend and had a few observations to share and questions to ask! The ride was a combo of a big backcountry mountain bike ride and a road/gravel ride home from the mountain...
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    PVC was the ticket. Took a while, some...

    PVC was the ticket. Took a while, some penetrating oil and even some time in the freezer. Looked like some loctite red or other adhesive in there.

    Everything swapped but how to get the plastic...
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    Thanks a ton. I've been very consistent in my...

    Thanks a ton. I've been very consistent in my training - feeling really good and enjoying the process. Thanks for all of the great advice and answers to questions you've given. I'm learning a ton....
  11. The more I consider the SRAM red crank and spider...

    The more I consider the SRAM red crank and spider the less I'm certain that it will work. However, I ran across another spider for sale which appears to be the one pictured. My *hope* is that this...
  12. How recent?

    How recent?
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    Now that I'm getting a bit closer to the ride,...

    Now that I'm getting a bit closer to the ride, I'm doing a better job of aiming for and hitting my training targets, durations, and zones. I'm trying to stay primarily in Z2 and Z4/Z5. How does...
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    What are you using to fuel? I'm sure that I'm...

    What are you using to fuel? I'm sure that I'm not fueling enough, but I need to do the math. What kinds of food are you eating? How often? My current training has me drinking at least every 15...
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    HAB/DH - Thanks! This was the approach I was...

    HAB/DH - Thanks!

    This was the approach I was using last night but hadn't put it in a vice yet - just resting against my wooden work bench

    Seth
  16. Talk me through this statement. My current...

    Talk me through this statement. My current understanding is that in the world of Power Meters you have roughly: Pedal<Crank Arm<Spider (Pedals being least accurate/precise). I have no idea where the...
  17. SRAM Red crank to replace SRAM Force crank?

    I've been looking for a good way to add a power meter to my Gravel bike for training. I've been looking at different options that are out there but it seems as though Quarq is generally considered...
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    The spindle arrived yesterday. I pulled the cap...

    The spindle arrived yesterday. I pulled the cap from the non-drive side but the spindle is still really tight. Any suggestions on a good way to remove the spindle without damaging the arm?

    Sent...
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    I appreciate the thought process. I'm splitting...

    I appreciate the thought process. I'm splitting the 12 hour ride with a riding buddy so I'll really probably only be doing 6 hours of riding (give or take) but the mileage and vert is probably...
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    Been doing the training plan for a few cycles and...

    Been doing the training plan for a few cycles and liking it. I've been looking at adding a "fun" week in there between the Intensity week and the volume week, but otherwise am liking the structured...
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    Woohoo! Thanks DH! Seth Sent from my...

    Woohoo! Thanks DH!

    Seth

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    WTB/WTT: light mtb crank

    Putting together an Esker Rowl for my wife and need a crank. Looking for something light to keep her overall build weight down - carbon would be great, but XTR would be great also. Needs to be able...
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    Haven't posted many recently but here's a few in...

    Haven't posted many recently but here's a few in reverse order.

    Independence Day gravel ride:

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  24. I'm definitely leaning toward Ti with these...

    I'm definitely leaning toward Ti with these recommendations. That said, if the price was really cheap for that silverado I'd consider it.
  25. Carbon vs Ti vs CroMo rail durability?

    Just snapped a rail on my CroMo railed Phenom and need to buy a replacement. Is anybody seeing much of a difference in durability between the three materials? Cost difference between CroMo and Ti...
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    FWIW all of my and my wife's bikes are still on...

    FWIW all of my and my wife's bikes are still on 11 speed for the reasons you bring up - generally better cost and availability. I've also standardized on driver type to make spare swapping much...
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    I'm hardly an expert but I think I have some...

    I'm hardly an expert but I think I have some answers. An 11 speed cassette doesn't just have one less gear but different spacing between gears so mixing and matching 11 speed and 12 speed generally...
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    Certainly possible but I've been riding it for a...

    Certainly possible but I've been riding it for a year and it seems to be getting worse. I'll give the cable tension/b screw some attention and see if i that helps.

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    I have the PD-324s. Bought them originally to...

    I have the PD-324s. Bought them originally to ride fat bike in the snow. They work fine but are really heavy. They have been moved to the spin bike in the basement where nobody cares about weight.
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    Thanks for the thoughts. I did mess with the B...

    Thanks for the thoughts. I did mess with the B screw also but I will be more systematic about it.

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    SRAM Force indexing?

    Hey guys,

    I have an 11 speed SRAM Force shifter on my Specialized Diverge and I'm starting to really hate the shifting. When shifting to a bigger cog on the cassette there is a wide range of...
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    PM sent.

    PM sent.
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    Bulk shift cable?

    I'm finding myself in a spot where buying single shift cables for a family of 5 seems a bit ridiculous. What is also ridiculous is buying 100 shift cables. Not sure I'll ever use that many - I...
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    Bumping this up as my research has pushed me...

    Bumping this up as my research has pushed me toward either the new Wahoo Elemnt Bolt (v2) or the Garmin 530. I have a single feature question for those who have the 530/830 regarding HR or power...
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    I really liked the Manitou Mattoc MY21 that...

    I really liked the Manitou Mattoc MY21 that preceded my Mezzer. Small bump compliance was excellent. It topped out at 140mm and I needed a little more to balance out my bike (hence the Mezzer).

    A...
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    How hard was the Mezzer service? Any...

    How hard was the Mezzer service? Any documentation or videos to watch? I need to do this.

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  37. That's a great consideration. I printed out a...

    That's a great consideration. I printed out a 4iiii template but haven't checked it yet. I'm leaning toward the power meter - seems like it gives me the biggest functionality improvement.
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  38. Yes. My watch can store and sync power numbers...

    Yes. My watch can store and sync power numbers with Strava and Training Peaks. I originally had it connected to my smart trainer over the winter and it would sync both.

    I'm training with HR...
  39. My Coros Apex GPS watch can connect to ANT+ power...

    My Coros Apex GPS watch can connect to ANT+ power meters and display real time, 3 sec avg, 10 sec avg and 30 sec avg power. So, although the display is small, it can show power. Unlike the HR...
  40. What first: power meter or cycle computer

    Trying to get a little more serious about my training but mostly because I want to get faster on the climbs on group rides and cover distance faster on backcountry rides (gravel, mtb). I'm not...
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    I'm not positive where I should look in...

    I'm not positive where I should look in Intervals.icu to calculate my threshold? Should I look at the workout above that is imported or elsewhere?

    I can definitely see the benefit of a power...
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    Morning commute ...

    Morning commute

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  43. Hey Pfluff, if you take that trainer, any chance...

    Hey Pfluff, if you take that trainer, any chance you would be willing to snag the knee pads save drop them in the mail sometime this summer for me? I'd cover shipping and a six pack. No worries if...
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    Finally got a good test in on Tuesday of last...

    Finally got a good test in on Tuesday of last week. Got a good 20 minute warmup and then did a hard 20 minute climb working as hard as I could. I started the 20 minute interval at about 163bpm. I...
  45. I have a rear only (centerlock with XD driver) DT...

    I have a rear only (centerlock with XD driver) DT Swiss E1900 that I had to buy as a backup on a trip this past spring. If you are interested, let me know and we can figure out price.
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    I have a Trek Stache (aluminum, but wish it was...

    I have a Trek Stache (aluminum, but wish it was carbon!) 29+ HT that I really like. It isn't as capable as my trail bike, but it's a lot more efficient - even with 3" tires. With all that rubber I...
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    Woohoo! Thanks all. I'll touch base with...

    Woohoo! Thanks all. I'll touch base with Marshall and Full Trucker, thanks for the Engineering contact - that is primarily what I'm interested in. I'd even hop a plane and take the guy(s) out to...
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    Guerilla Gravity contact?

    Anybody have a contact over at GG? Long story short I'm working on a manufacturing modularity project for my company and have been looking for other industries where modularity has been applied and...
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    I was looking at this for this ride also but...

    I was looking at this for this ride also but figured I'd run into snow up Red Meadow. Later in the summer I could see a fun loop from Whitefish to include those two sections.
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    FS: Fizik Terra X5 sz 45

    Bought these as a gravel shoe and took them on a total of 4 rides. These are more like road or xc mtb shoes in terms of stiffness. Nice shoe, and if they didn't make my toes fall asleep I'd keep...
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