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    Only answer is long socks, EWG is 100% wrong,...

    Only answer is long socks, EWG is 100% wrong, we're not triathletes here!

    DH - I found the Tuesdays generally work for this east coaster. 6pm EST is prime family time, where-as I can more likely...
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    No fork, but do have a decent wheelset I'd pass...

    No fork, but do have a decent wheelset I'd pass on for what I recently paid, $100+ship.

    Hope Pro 2 rear hub on Mavic X717 rim and Stans 3.30 hub 9mm qr or 15mm thru on Arch EX. Pretty sure the...
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    How are these on EC icy days? Daily driver in PA...

    How are these on EC icy days? Daily driver in PA (and when I get up to NY/VT) is Rustler 9. Did pull out my OLD SL skis the other night and had a blast, even compared to the Rustler which already...
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    Started to go play around with mine, after having...

    Started to go play around with mine, after having run the e-link front fork mount and realize both the 2x4 slot in the bed and the e-link are blocked by my tailgate extender. Probably worth pulling...
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    Great idea and was just thinking about this today...

    Great idea and was just thinking about this today in my F150 as I tend to leave kids skis <150 and my 170-180ish skis in the truck much of the winter. Often rolling around a bit, thought about...
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    5'11 @160lbs, also ski 180 Rustler 9s and agree...

    5'11 @160lbs, also ski 180 Rustler 9s and agree completely with this.
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    So what are better examples? Especially...

    So what are better examples? Especially composite/plastic?

    Edit - have been ok w/ Chesters for past few years, but I'm primarily (70%) a clipped rider. Just picked up CB Stamps which have heard...
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    WTF?! Hell no

    WTF?! Hell no
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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220125/461f2d56...

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220125/461f2d56a0d268418603cee5917ba962.jpg
    50% Velcro frozen dirt, 50% looked like thisÖ. Cut it short at this point


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    Agreed, rating it one less thumb up. Pretty sure...

    Agreed, rating it one less thumb up. Pretty sure lack of her magic is punitive for this tragic lack in in S2
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    Stupid telemarking.... mild case of skiers thumb...

    Stupid telemarking.... mild case of skiers thumb as a result of a small crash getting hung up on trailing ski I think, that'd never have happened on alpine gear. Taking today off, maybe doing snake...
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    Another vote for R9s. So versatile and fun, but...

    Another vote for R9s. So versatile and fun, but pretty powerful when needed.


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    Pretty heavy on the naturve side of nature vs...

    Pretty heavy on the naturve side of nature vs nurture with my two. Little sis (8 y/o) is a pretty natural athlete and relative ripper, while big bro (10 y/o) is competent but no where near the...
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    Part time tele-hack here. Started dabbling years...

    Part time tele-hack here. Started dabbling years ago used/beat Scarpa T1 w Voile mountaineer on Marquette BC and has been a shallow slippery slope to riding lifts on Targas mounted to Salomon Gun...
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    ^^ what DH said, key though is that regardless of...

    ^^ what DH said, key though is that regardless of your slider it doesn't directly impact your speed in-game, just the feel. So even if it's set to 0 you will not go faster up the hill as it still...
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    Right on, hard to go wrong w Katanas. Have skied...

    Right on, hard to go wrong w Katanas. Have skied mine for 10 years just about any day it’s warranted, which isn’t too often living in PA, but with trips north or west have gotten plenty. These will...
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    Bumping this back up after getting some decently...

    Bumping this back up after getting some decently legit conditions during the latest storm cycle a few groomer days before that.

    8" heavy wet storm was lots of fun on these, skied like my 2011ish...
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    I had an old Cyclops Fluid and they make an...

    I had an old Cyclops Fluid and they make an adapter for 16/20" though I found even the lowest fluid resistance was pretty tough for them, so didn't get used often. The roller suggestion is likely a...
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    My sister lives very close to those trails and...

    My sister lives very close to those trails and Iíve ridden them. There is almost no way youíd be able to stop if you had someone going up the DH trails in an awful lot of spots on those trails. ...
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    ^^ same. Have used liquid soap applied to bead...

    ^^ same. Have used liquid soap applied to bead and rim as well for good results.


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    Shit that annoys you

    Iíll be shocked if I donít get COVID from the 1:15-1:30 hour wait in a line indoors for my season pass pickup today. What the actual fuck!?! There is not a single possible reasonable reason they...
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    Depends which one and how much you use it. My...

    Depends which one and how much you use it. My favorite pump is Specialized Air Tool MTB for $90 and it's the best pump I've ever used for the 3-5x per week I use it. I barely use my compressor...
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    Bumping this as Iíve put a few trail rides on the...

    Bumping this as Iíve put a few trail rides on the Sporthill XC pants. Admit I donít love the look, especially the pleated seam don the center, but for rides in the 25-35* range theyíre fantastic. ...
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    Soapy water on the rim bed and tire beads can...

    Soapy water on the rim bed and tire beads can definitely help as well. Good luck, have had some combos that are just a PITA over the years, but almost always could get them to seal w some...
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    Definitely is helpful, and spot on re not using...

    Definitely is helpful, and spot on re not using the whole lip. Took my DJ to the pumptrack w my daughter today and definitely found it easier to manual than my 29er HT but still not much better at...
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    Ask the experts

    Few rides on mine (see above) and so far feels pretty good. Did steal hydros that were intended for my 8 y/oís bike for this. Iím going running front brake as well bc Iím not doing any intentional...
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    Pretty crappy wet and 50s here so 2x20ish efforts...

    Pretty crappy wet and 50s here so 2x20ish efforts up Innsbruck/Lutscher route makes for good route. Then rode around the hood w my daughter on newly built DJ. Should be in for Tuesdays again moving...
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    Sweet thanks DH. Sent from my iPhone using...

    Sweet thanks DH.


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    Winter project DJ build, so far only $225 in for...

    Winter project DJ build, so far only $225 in for frame and fork. Think Iím getting a $120 26Ē wheel set. But trying to remember whether RF Turbine 24mm spindles are compatible w Shimano Hollowtech...
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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211225/ee780ad3...

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    3 generations Christmas Eve MTB ride. Funny that my 76y/o dad, who got me into bikes is getting shown around our local...
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    Mid-level wheel off smart trainer is probably...

    Mid-level wheel off smart trainer is probably best value IMO. I have an Elite Direto, also Kickr Core or similar are right level.


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    Zwift, TR, Sufferfest etc

    I was pretty disappointed with Zwift when I tried it pre smart trainer. Since I bought one, wonít say I love it but definitely use it much more. Itís far more engaging! These rides are definitely...
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    Stuck on a work call, bummed to have missed but...

    Stuck on a work call, bummed to have missed but probably out for next few weeks to ride outside while off work. See ya in Jan


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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211212/db7d6bec...

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    Trail ride rained out, so paved pumptrack followed by beer w riding buddy and our kids. Great way to spend a warm...
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    Sent that PB review to my buddy who has last gen...

    Sent that PB review to my buddy who has last gen Element and was initially critical of it when it was released.

    His reply today surprised me with his secret new 21/22 Element build. Iím a bit...
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    Jumps actually aren't too bad. First one in the...

    Jumps actually aren't too bad. First one in the pic is pretty mellow, following two are look good, but haven't hit them given speed generation issue. Applaud their attempts, earlier version of this...
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    Absolutely no way Iím climbing up there,...

    Absolutely no way Iím climbing up there, especially w my bike. Got to love the fearlessness and invincibility of youth.

    Unfortunately itís tough to get run-in speed for first double w/o though...
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    Go forth and ride, then bring back pics

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    New janky roll in at DJ spot near my house. Decided not to trust unknown teenage labor, though shaking it seemed way...
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    Ugh thoughts and prayers, been there. Now riding...

    Ugh thoughts and prayers, been there. Now riding w my kids and all those horrible solo (pre Zwift) trainer miles pay off even years later.


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    Browsing ebay for possible winter DJ build...

    Browsing ebay for possible winter DJ build project and stumbled across this... swung for the fences w the full bike, so $1k for frame only seems downright reasonable!
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    IMO in Mid Atlantic on an XC Hardtail 2.2-2.4,...

    IMO in Mid Atlantic on an XC Hardtail 2.2-2.4, thatís not a bad recommendation. Exo at least think an Exo+ may be unnecessary, but depends what your local terrain is like. Rekon is a cross between...
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    I have the heavy amfib and w a 33Ē inseam havenít...

    I have the heavy amfib and w a 33Ē inseam havenít noticed them riding up much, though am a member of the long sock club, especially winter miles. Other than the size 30 vs normal ~33, really do like...
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    What?!? What year is this? He's still at that? ...

    What?!? What year is this? He's still at that? Guess they have internet access from the retirement community.
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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211127/659614ee...

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    Built not really bought, but hopefully is a skill upgrade? Was a bit too windy to ride, had this on tap for a rainy...
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    Giving the sport hills a go. Also picked up some...

    Giving the sport hills a go. Also picked up some of the handuo gloves AT pant but those are more trail build and pumptrack w kids.


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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211125/f118f4ad...

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    Yellow carpet hiding all the rocks and roots


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    Have plenty of PI gear and am solidly a Medium...

    Have plenty of PI gear and am solidly a Medium across everything EXCEPT the AmFib pants which are really quite gigantic. Iím normally a 33 +/-1 but am in a 30 in these and presumably launch or other...
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    Ask the experts

    Check the Luesher_teknik Instagram page and those are generally big name brands. Generic steel or even ti NBD. But for me I want name brand Carbon if only bc if thereís something really bad...
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    Guessing thatíd go for more than $500, especially...

    Guessing thatíd go for more than $500, especially if itís a size small even more for people looking for a kid bike. If it is Sm or Med Iíd personally hang onto it for a few years for my kid.

    ...
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    Iím not heavy but the crests are pumping only, no DJ for sure. Will scrounge up a shorter stem for this week if I can find one.

    Was spectating a CX race this afternoon and after a few beers was...
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