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    It actually works. Just not a very elegant way...

    It actually works. Just not a very elegant way to get it done. I am a fan of their oval rings, not sure if they're any better than the rest though. If you have their cranks though, you can clock...
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    That would be fucking gold! Saw a set of these...

    That would be fucking gold!

    Saw a set of these in the Rotor US HQ the other day. Someone had sent them in for a bearing service. The tech was like "I don't know what we're gonna do with these". ...
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    Yeah this. Depending on the thickness, like...

    Yeah this.

    Depending on the thickness, like Shelter Tape, it can protect carbon from structural damage.
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    Shelter Tape is well worth it for for down tube...

    Shelter Tape is well worth it for for down tube and stays. Gives you more than just cosmetic protection. Pricey but when you look at how much your frame is worth, it's worth it. The "shop roll" is...
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    The cassette itself. SRAM 11 and 12s sometimes...

    The cassette itself. SRAM 11 and 12s sometimes do this. I cleaned and lubed the interface between the cassette and the threaded locking collar, and also the pins securing the 50t. Creak gone.
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  6. Thread: Wasatch 2019

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    He was there monitoring (?) a pancaked trailer in...

    He was there monitoring (?) a pancaked trailer in the ditch when I went by and traffic was moving smoothly. Must have just missed it. On my way up at 115ish that accident had happened and westbound...
  7. Thread: Wasatch 2019

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    Lower Holly’s is good, the climbing trail is...

    Lower Holly’s is good, the climbing trail is separated from the DH trail.
  8. Dude, get Gephardt, seriously! ...

    Dude, get Gephardt, seriously!

    https://kutv.com/news/get-gephardt/need-to-get-gephardt-call-or-email-us

    I work at the U and it’s said a lot that they have a very low threshold for settling...
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    I’m scared shitless of CB products too but a...

    I’m scared shitless of CB products too but a friend’s on these now and they do look good. Nice weight, normal spokes and nipples, and i9 Hydra hubs. We’ll see how they hold up.
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    Damn sorry Man. Was ridin up there yesterday and...

    Damn sorry Man. Was ridin up there yesterday and heard that news. Sounds like she had good run, still gettin after it at 68. And like you said, prolly not a bad way to go.

    RIP Cyndi.
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    For sure. The only thing consistent in CC is it’s...

    For sure. The only thing consistent in CC is it’s inconsistency.

    Worked on new directional DH trail connecting to Maple Hollow. Supposed to be “advanced intermediate “. Whatever, but it was...
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    I was already done but, a friend of a friend got...

    I was already done but, a friend of a friend got her tire snagged in one of those ruts yesterday and knocked herself out. She came around and got out on her own power but ended up with an orbital...
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    They've been awesome for me. Which ones are they...

    They've been awesome for me. Which ones are they at Go Ride?
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    Also, can't believe this hasn't been covered...

    Also, can't believe this hasn't been covered but...

    Pick a bar diameter and be a dick about it!
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    XXX-er, the stonedest Asian Canuck we know! :D ...

    XXX-er, the stonedest Asian Canuck we know! :D

    I'm on my first 35s, Chromag BZA, carbon. It seems silly that the 35s are so stiff that a selling point of these bars is that they engineer flex...
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    Insane!

    Insane!
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    Welp, the weather held up great and I raced the...

    Welp, the weather held up great and I raced the Saturday Super-D and the Sunday DH at Sundance. Managed to sneak onto the podium Saturday in 3rd behind Chris Canfield, and local Gravity Coach Mark...
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    Time to retire. [emoji23]

    Time to retire. [emoji23]
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    Holy crap! He's not far off me!

    Holy crap! He's not far off me!
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    So am I if it’s not pissing rain or spitting...

    So am I if it’s not pissing rain or spitting lightning. Yikes! See ya there!
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    LOL did I offend you buttah? Don't get your...

    LOL did I offend you buttah? Don't get your panties in a bunch, I'm just fuckin with ya.

    Oh, also run 170 on the road bike. With my inseam I'm sure I could be fine with 175 but like buttah, I...
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    You are. You are funny. LOL Always felt the...

    You are. You are funny. LOL

    Always felt the 2.5mm increments were silly but if that's what works for ya, you rock it.
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    Been liking the 170mm OneUP. Plenty of drop for...

    Been liking the 170mm OneUP. Plenty of drop for me. Limited knee flexion here so it's enough that it's at my limit when slammed.



    Hahaha.
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    Jamal I assume you've checked this but just in...

    Jamal I assume you've checked this but just in case; is there a cassette spacer between the cassette and the flange that you can take out?
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    Anyone running 165mm cranks on a 29-er?

    Running 170s for the last three trail bikes. Also had 165s on the DH bike, felt short but fine for that application. I’m an anatomic freak; 5’7”, 33” inseam.
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    29” Carbon Wheelset Recommendations

    Broke 3 Derbys in one season but they were first gen standard layup. Replaced with the “HD” layup and they were bomber. Think they’re still rolling under another Mag up in BC.

    E13s were bomber...
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    Wasatch 2019

    Right?! JFC. I guess the Bird exceeding 700 inches should be celebrated but it’s fucking memorial day!

    Never been too excited about riding pavement but it’s been a good year to own a road bike.
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    Done!

    Done!
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    +1 for Wahoo. Way better than my old Polar. ...

    +1 for Wahoo. Way better than my old Polar. Seems very consistent.
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    The Great YouTube Circle Jerk

    Sponsored mid-pack PRO enduro racers. Big difference there. Not that they’re famous and I don’t watch their show but they’re nice folks and, make no mistake about it, fast. Also, not to bag on them...
  31. Truth! Worst trail evar!

    Truth! Worst trail evar!
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    Bumpity. I’m old and broken and trying to...

    Bumpity.

    I’m old and broken and trying to build and maintain fitness and need all the help I can get. Mostly ride dirt with an emphasis on vertical, pavement when I have to with same. Hit the gym...
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    Bear Creek-Telluride

    Totally different scenario there though. All parties were skiing in bounds in open terrain. Heather was above the rocky choke at the bottom of Feel the Glory, in the middle of the run, walking up up...
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    BC POV has been kinda cool to preview some trails...

    BC POV has been kinda cool to preview some trails north of the border that I’ve wanted to ride. Even some secret ones, sure the locals don’t like that. He’s a decent enough rider, certainly not...
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    This storm'll be wrapped up by tomorrow morning...

    This storm'll be wrapped up by tomorrow morning and a clearing/warming trend starts. Fri looks to be sunny and mid 40s, 50s by Sun. It'll be nice weather for a cruise up Emi. You won't need fenders.
  36. Pretty late to the show but I'll call out the...

    Pretty late to the show but I'll call out the entire Rossi S series (S, Super, Soul, Sin, whatever). Soft, hooky, gutless skis you can't push on, can't trust. Great for slow intermediates who can't...
  37. Medusa Face. 271385271386271387271388 I...

    Medusa Face.

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    I guess a random photog was shooting scenics and he saw the guys on the face. He posted up on facebook and found the riders and sent them the pics.
  38. Having a hard time posting the pics but check out...

    Having a hard time posting the pics but check out @jimmy_couloir on the gram.

    Needless to say, looks dicey, hahaha. Well done!
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    Good chance. Usually is but it'll be hit or...

    Good chance. Usually is but it'll be hit or miss. This year it seems like winter is back so who knows.
  40. Congrats on the new whip Dan, sick deal!

    Congrats on the new whip Dan, sick deal!
  41. I'll dig them out and take some pics in the next...

    I'll dig them out and take some pics in the next couple days.



    I don't have it but a good friend who I ride with a lot does. It seems like air transfers between the negative and positive...
  42. IDK about e13 drivetrain components but GX is a...

    IDK about e13 drivetrain components but GX is a solid performer, more range, and a pretty damn affordable. Can stick with a raceface crank if you want or go SRAM. Both are pretty easy to deal with....
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    “It’ll go forever”, and you’ll need that long to...

    “It’ll go forever”, and you’ll need that long to get where you’re going, ha!

    Still pretty cool.
  44. I'd give it a go. HOWEVER, chances you're gonna...

    I'd give it a go. HOWEVER, chances you're gonna get it perfect are slim to none. Even a very slight misalignment there will cause it to start eating bearings. Frequently replacing them is a pain,...
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    Yeah, this, SLC foothills area., Dry Creek, and...

    Yeah, this, SLC foothills area., Dry Creek, and City Creek. I doubt the new trails will be terribly interesting but the Dry Creek one at least will have to be an improvement. And- the DH from the...
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    Actually they’re doing that here on two high...

    Actually they’re doing that here on two high traffic trails. The existing trails will remain multi use but bikes will be uphill only. New bike only downhill directional trails will go in more or less...
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    Yeah, also consider that we’ve only had what,...

    Yeah, also consider that we’ve only had what, three? ‘average’ years in the last decade now. Those days are getting fewer and farther between. And then getting there on those days, that’s a whole...
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    For me, as opined above, part of it is the...

    For me, as opined above, part of it is the traffic and crowding, and also fewer good days in bounds and out. Unfortunately, I ’ve also got knee that doesn’t really like inbounds skiing anymore. ...
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    Nice shots in here, itchin for some dirt! ...

    Nice shots in here, itchin for some dirt!

    Here’re a few from southern Utah around xmas time. Missin those temps!

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    And enjoying some valley trails with the pack.
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    262915 There it is, marginally more hours and...

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    There it is, marginally more hours and vert for the same miles as last year. Collar bone with five ribs, and repair, did me in though, so I take that as a win. 95% on dirt on a 160mm+...
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