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  1. Guitar based rock in general peaked in the 70's.

    Guitar based rock in general peaked in the 70's.
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    Another annoyance: the beacon won't fit in the...

    Another annoyance: the beacon won't fit in the harness if it's in any mode other than send. Seems like that would be a significant pain in the ass in a bunch of scenarios.

    I ordered a barryvox...
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    And to make it (slightly) worse, I specifically...

    And to make it (slightly) worse, I specifically sent them an email saying that I didn't want their shitty plastic harness and I wanted the replacement beacon they were offering in the fall (which I...
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    What an enormous piece of shit....

    What an enormous piece of shit. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210416/809be03f699ecd7c0a3b51767fcf2a05.jpg
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    It's nice to have some adjustment. Dealing with...

    It's nice to have some adjustment. Dealing with clamps on carbon means a little more precision is warranted, and there's some variation in torque specs for cockpit controls.
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    ~5nm is pretty standard torque for stem bolts. ...

    ~5nm is pretty standard torque for stem bolts. Raceface usually stamps the torque specs on their stems, but I vaguely recall the turbine being 4.5 nm.

    That said, if it were me, I'd just replace...
  7. Have technica firebirds that were cast-ified. ...

    Have technica firebirds that were cast-ified. About to get my salomon x-max 130's done.
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    Sounds like a damaged seal between the positive...

    Sounds like a damaged seal between the positive and negative chambers.
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    Are you 100% sure it's the bars? Front end...

    Are you 100% sure it's the bars? Front end creaks are like .05% handlebar / stem, 99.5% something else. I'd be looking at the headset, CSU, frame, etc.

    The only time I've ever had a creak in the...
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    Marginally relevant anecdote: I've rebuilt plenty...

    Marginally relevant anecdote: I've rebuilt plenty of Times. Not a big deal at all, if you have the appropriate parts. The springs don't have much tension on them when they're at rest, so it's not...
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    That's the one you put on your work bench in the...

    That's the one you put on your work bench in the "I'm not sure where this goes but I'm gonna keep it just in case I end up needing it" pile.

    Then in a year or two you pick it up, ask yourself...
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    Super easy fix. New valve core = a couple bucks...

    Super easy fix. New valve core = a couple bucks and 20 seconds of work. Might not even need a new core - there could just be something gumming it up that can be cleaned out.
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    My point was more that this is like asking which...

    My point was more that this is like asking which skimo race bindings will work best on spatulas.

    The answer is: it doesn't matter. They all suck.
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    ^^^ I think I'd rather just use a cardboard bike...

    ^^^ I think I'd rather just use a cardboard bike box. At least then there's some nominal level of structural support around the bike.
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    Derp. Yeah, I knew that. Sorry homemade!

    Derp. Yeah, I knew that.

    Sorry homemade!
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    Perpetuem is the smuttiest of the overpriced...

    Perpetuem is the smuttiest of the overpriced drink mixes. I'm pretty sure the Hammer marketing department came up with that name during some sort of all night coke fueled orgy.
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    You're probably right. If he's gonna make the...

    You're probably right. If he's gonna make the hd3 into a competitive xc machine, should probably just go with Receptors.
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    Check around with local shops and see if any of...

    Check around with local shops and see if any of them will rent a bike bag to him. The bike bags definitely offer better protection than a cardboard box, but any worthwhile bag is gonna be $400+ to...
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    Embrace the fact that an hd3 isn't an xc bike and...

    Embrace the fact that an hd3 isn't an xc bike and save yourself $150 worth of tires that are unfun.

    Or ignore that and buy some Ikons.
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    Yup. Pretty much resigned to just throwing 2...

    Yup. Pretty much resigned to just throwing 2 beacons in the trash now. Not interested in their half-assed plastic solution.
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    You can try padded gloves, but often times...

    You can try padded gloves, but often times thicker gloves and thicker grips make things worse, not better. The bigger and mushier your grip interface is, the harder you're going to work to maintain...
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    If you don't mind driving ~15 minutes, you can...

    If you don't mind driving ~15 minutes, you can find lots of easy camping options just over the Utah border.
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    Just keep in mind that the performance is (I...

    Just keep in mind that the performance is (I believe) OEM only, so you'd want to check the tune against your bike.
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    Grabbed a mini-ex from a friend and have been...

    Grabbed a mini-ex from a friend and have been reworking the backyard jumps for the last few days. Made the bigger line bigger so that it works better at "trail speed," and added a new smaller line....
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    I'm running an x2 on my enduro - it's great, and...

    I'm running an x2 on my enduro - it's great, and I like it, but it's still definitely not as supple as a coil. And a dpx2 is a fairly significant step away from coil-ness from the x2.

    Dpx2 is...
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    I find that the dpx2 can be impressively good...

    I find that the dpx2 can be impressively good with the right tune (moreso than most trail oriented air shocks), and thoroughly mediocre with the wrong tune (as with most shocks).

    That said,...
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    Not sure about schwalbe, but at least with...

    Not sure about schwalbe, but at least with Maxxis, they barely even make wire bead tires anymore. Almost all of their DH casing tires are foldable these days.

    I don't think maxxis' wire bead...
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    Fuck all the beepers, collars, and leashes for...

    Fuck all the beepers, collars, and leashes for training. Train your dog with a DHF. Put that tire squarely into his asshole a few times and he will very quickly learn to watch out for bikes and...
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    Also building a spur. I'm going dhf front,...

    Also building a spur. I'm going dhf front, aggressor rear, because everytime I put lesser tires on a bike I just kinda hate it. As a minor compromise, I think I'll make the front dhf a 2.3.
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    Could be a bunch of different things; grease...

    Could be a bunch of different things; grease where it shouldn't be, wrong weight oil, bungled bushing, etc. Realistically: just have it serviced again. Full tear down, then put it back together...
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    I am in agreement. There are people that think...

    I am in agreement. There are people that think Moore Fun is fun, and there are people that are wrong. The same goes for The Ribbon.



    The Ribbon is infinitely better than Slickrock. Slickrock...
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    I'm kinda baffled by the number of anti-ribbon...

    I'm kinda baffled by the number of anti-ribbon people there are in here. I feel like it's the rare trail that has 1) the novelty factor of cool slickrock features, 2) awesome views, 3) some...
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    ^^^ Re: #1. Seriously. Utter badassery beyond...

    ^^^
    Re: #1. Seriously. Utter badassery beyond anyone (both in here, and on the world cup downhill circuit). Or his pump gauge is broken. Or he's running shitty loose tires on shitty loose...
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    Ribbon is a really cool trail. Lots of the lunch...

    Ribbon is a really cool trail. Lots of the lunch loop trails are great, but ribbon has a significant "this is pretty neat" factor. It has a few spots that you'll want to walk to keep things...
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    They perform incredibly well in certain...

    They perform incredibly well in certain situations, and kinda terribly in other situations. People I know that have / had them are back on traditional forks.

    They're certainly interesting, but...
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    Think of the drunks! Way easier to piss in a...

    Think of the drunks!

    Way easier to piss in a bathtub than a sink.
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    Fact. I have no idea why people like those...

    Fact. I have no idea why people like those things.
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    Looks like Whitefish is going to install a 6 pack...

    Looks like Whitefish is going to install a 6 pack from the base lodge up to a somewhat vague location on Inspiration Ridge. Sounds like installation is (maybe) scheduled for summer of 2022.

    A...
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    The Assegai would like a word.

    The Assegai would like a word.
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    Agreed with that. Aggressor is a safe bet for...

    Agreed with that. Aggressor is a safe bet for decent rolling speed and decent traction. Only downside is if it's muddy.

    Could also go Nevegal, provided you have a low deductible health plan and...
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    To add to my previous comment, wife prefers 27.5...

    To add to my previous comment, wife prefers 27.5 on her full squish, which is what she rides most of the time. But her hardtail is a 29, and that works well for her on mellower pedally rides. If...
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    My 5'7" wife rides a 27.5. She's a solid rider,...

    My 5'7" wife rides a 27.5. She's a solid rider, and can generally hang with the boys. She's spent plenty of time on 26, 27.5, and 29 and ultimately prefers the 27.5. It just makes the bike a...
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    Chainring mounted bashguards always sucked. ...

    Chainring mounted bashguards always sucked. They used to get in the way of front derailleurs. Now they get in the way of chainguides.

    But none of that really matters since I can't remember...
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    Yeah, I'd think a bb mounted guard would be fine...

    Yeah, I'd think a bb mounted guard would be fine (assuming you have a threaded bb). I think the guard will explode long before the frame takes damage.
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    X2. And yeah, you want the taco type of...

    X2.

    And yeah, you want the taco type of bashguard, not some janky chainring mount thing.
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    Hey man, Die Hard is the greatest Christmas movie...

    Hey man, Die Hard is the greatest Christmas movie of all time. Fact.
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    Yeah, I get the basic purpose of forward...

    Yeah, I get the basic purpose of forward pressure. But it seems like there's a massive difference among bindings as to how that forward pressure actually works. On one hand you have a Pivot where...
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    It's different because we put our bindings on...

    It's different because we put our bindings on wider skis.
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    I can take or leave the Stones. They're fine,...

    I can take or leave the Stones. They're fine, but never at the top of my playlists.

    But there are still songs that I like better than others. The thread isn't "pick the 5 greatest songs of all...
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    The stan's is probably worth a couple bucks. I...

    The stan's is probably worth a couple bucks.

    I kid - just giving you shit. You should see if Stuck wants it - I think he was looking for a semi slick.
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