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  1. I think Hoodoo 5 packs are gonna be selling on...

    I think Hoodoo 5 packs are gonna be selling on discount at $200 (normal $220)... at least thatís what the deal will be at Eugene Swap the following weekend.
  2. Maybe not a great time for a project experiment...

    Maybe not a great time for a project experiment if you're trying to eek out last bit of the season! See if your shop has time for a quick re-lace build before ordering new rims! Also check to see if...
  3. Wheels that don't suck on non-dentist salary

    Hey, if you get the non-dentist carbon rim with the correct layup, cross section profile, and decent hubs, and it works for your terrain (no jagged and/or flying rocks) that might actually be less...
  4. Also, see Sethís post on the I9 Backcountry 360....

    Also, see Sethís post on the I9 Backcountry 360. If you run 2.6 front back I donít know if you can get a better wheelset for the money. 36mm IW should give you pretty decent midsummer grip if you are...
  5. Wheels that don't suck on non-dentist salary

    In addition to toastís question about the hubs -

    How wide of tires are you typically running?
    Whatís your budget?

    I wouldnít be afraid of carbon on SLT glaciated/worn granite rolls and stuff,...
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    No more Cow Valley huh? What part of AZ? I was in...

    No more Cow Valley huh? What part of AZ? I was in Tucson recently and Canada De Oro off the north side of Lemmon looks pretty dope. The landscapes there all look like Joshua tree ... without the...
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    That looks dope. I couldnít quickly see it in...

    That looks dope.

    I couldnít quickly see it in a quick scan of the page, but I assume at half power that thing could run for closer to 4 or 5 hours.

    As dope as it looks, Iíd still recommend...
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    New Season, New Tires, New Thread

    If it keeps the Schwalbe trend of seriously understating weight, the 2.6 Supergravity would be well over 3 pounds actual weight! (Listed weight is 2.97 lbs) Yikes.
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    Is there anything you donít like about how they...

    Is there anything you donít like about how they handled the winter, or just trying something new?

    Just curious because it seems like the on the British forums the folks who ride in UK wet mud...
  10. PSA - Sick deal on a Pike 29" DPA 120/150, but it's 15 x 100

    A double-PSA:

    1) Bikewagon is selling a brand new in box Pike 29" DPA 120/150, RCT3 Charger 1 damper, 15 x 100mm fork for $550 shipped. They have one in stock and I'm about to return the one I...
  11. want to borrow, rent, buy Ė beater 29" front wheel 15 x 100 (non boost)

    Does anyone here have an old beater 29″ front wheel, 15 x 100 (non boost), that I can borrow/rent for 2-3 months, or buy off you for cheap? With or without tire is okay, tube-only or tubeless is okay...
  12. Not to mention MTB capital of the Southwest! And...

    Not to mention MTB capital of the Southwest! And who knows maybe theyíll start digging Brionhead skiing one day ...

    Great advice thanks, Iíll be sure to have her wear her teddy bear bike helmet...
  13. Yeah but the MVP has a stiffer continuous flex...

    Yeah but the MVP has a stiffer continuous flex from underfoot through the tip and tail while the BC is a touch more clown shoe shaped and in flex, so the 187 MVP will ski much larger than the 180 BC...
  14. 2018-19 Praxis Skis Info and Resource Thread

    More thoughts for you 3pin,

    I donít want to scare you about the 180 BCís feeling ďtoo smallĒ - the #3 flex and veneer will help keep the ski stable, as the BCís core profile is pretty progressive...
  15. 2018-19 Praxis Skis Info and Resource Thread

    That BC is going to ski a LOT smaller than the MVP. Itís only got something like 115cm of camber contact, and the dual radius tip splay makes the front feel really short and only elongate as the ski...
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    I canít speak for beaver but if I had a 2015...

    I canít speak for beaver but if I had a 2015 Reign and was running a blown out single barrel Monarch on it, Iíd say an old Fox Van R Coil with the right spring weight and a fresh damper service would...
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    Shock question

    Does that Trance have the same i2i and stroke size as Beaverís 2015 Reign??? ;)
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    Yeah, thatís a great route if you canít find a...

    Yeah, thatís a great route if you canít find a cheap takeoff. I mainly recommended the above on basis of being able to find cheap OEM takeoffs in the proper length and tune.
  19. Youíre probably an Ibis medium with a 40mm stem ;)

    Youíre probably an Ibis medium with a 40mm stem ;)
  20. Anyone with time on Ibis Ripmo and Santa Cruz HTLT?

    Just some random thoughts:

    -An AF GX Build retails for $4300 and the wheelset isnít as good as Smmokanís demo. I9 hubs are the shit! For whatever reason the Ibis build selector doesnít offer...
  21. Did you see smmokan is selling his RipMo builds...

    Did you see smmokan is selling his RipMo builds for $4k?

    Also, XL frame and Supermodel 159 do not compute to me. I rode a Supermodel 159 (three to be exact) over the years but I fit a Medium bike...
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    Hey, their folding bike multitool with...

    Hey, their folding bike multitool with chainbreaker I first bought 16 years ago has always been a very well engineered and built product!!!

    Also their founder Colin Esquibel started a cool wheel...
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    Iíve had both the XTs and the XTRs. The XTRs are...

    Iíve had both the XTs and the XTRs. The XTRs are noticeably more solid. However my XTs were stolen so I couldnít do a side by side.

    But meter and lightranger will be able to!
  24. Cool. Just consider that youíre not gonna have...

    Cool. Just consider that youíre not gonna have the same consistency and supportability in Tahoe 3D backcountry snow that varies with every 300í of vert, so youíre not gonna be constantly pressuring...
  25. What a great build and great deal. Thankfully...

    What a great build and great deal.

    Thankfully Iím unemployed and can use the old, ďmy wife will kill meĒ excuse. And yes, she will notice the difference between this RipMo and my green Bronson ;)
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    Shock question

    What shock size? What factory tune?

    Those numbers seem high to me. What part of Canada are you in? Seems like you need to find a better shop that really knows how to service shocks and forks.
    ...
  27. 7-years later BUMP! I'm wondering why both...

    7-years later BUMP!

    I'm wondering why both manufacturers and market are slowly trying to kill off dial-travel-adjust forks. It's now somewhat difficult to find certain Dual Position Air builds of...
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    Supposedly the main difference between XT and XTR...

    Supposedly the main difference between XT and XTR isn't weight, but feel and precision machining/assembly.

    The XTR gives such a solid "click" engagement feeling when I step in. Have spent plenty...
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    Too embarrassed on my behalf to admit these are...

    Too embarrassed on my behalf to admit these are blingy XTR trail 9020ís that needlessly cost wayyy more than the XTs? ;)

    Actually the new 9120 XTR Trails available now look like they have a...
  30. Looking for drivable warm weather mountain bike destination

    Evdog nailed it.

    And donít underplay NorCal. It can ride amazingly in mid November with perfect weather. UC Santa Cruz, Soquel Demo / Nisene Marks, Annadel SP, Henry Coe, Camp Tamarancho, Napa...
  31. WTB Touring Setup for PNW/Tahoe Area

    Having never skied them - but having extensively toured around Tahoe for 10 years before moving to Oregon - Iíll say donít worry about the weight on those Atomics and jump all over that.

    For 7...
  32. ^ Yes, agree. Then next step on the fork: If...

    ^ Yes, agree.

    Then next step on the fork: If you are blowing through travel but have to add so much air to avoid bottom out, that (a) you're too high in the fork's stroke most of the time or (b)...
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    The way my life is right now, I'll be lucky to...

    The way my life is right now, I'll be lucky to get 400 miles on this bike between now and May when we go into dry season! Sad life of an internet skiing/biking full time dad ...
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    Replace that thing with an Aggressor. Iíve been...

    Replace that thing with an Aggressor. Iíve been really happy with it for a rear.
  35. Fair. I just think on a totally new setup you...

    Fair. I just think on a totally new setup you donít want to get too deep into suspension until you really have fit setup and ergonomics dialed. And we donít know if the OP has done all that.
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    Of course! But I do promise to report my...

    Of course!

    But I do promise to report my completely irrelevant experience in an overly biased manner, and to also remain self righteously indignant when I eventually replace this setup with a...
  37. New bike - where do you start tuning?

    You guys wonít start with bar position, saddle rails and cockpit/controls width before messing with suspension? Seems like Iíd start with stock pressure charts then go right to tweaking my stem...
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    Iíve never seen a Nobby Nic with more than 5...

    Iíve never seen a Nobby Nic with more than 5 rides on it that wasnít missing at least 1/4 side knobs :)
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    Thatís good feedback on the Wild Enduro Front. ...

    Thatís good feedback on the Wild Enduro Front.

    I think Iíve settled on trying Butcher Grid 2.6F and Trail King 2.4R. Itís the lowest cost combo (Amazon has TKís for $45 right now) that gives me...
  40. Actually I ended up getting a ridiculous deal on...

    Actually I ended up getting a ridiculous deal on VeloMine for a wheelset built up with SRAM 900 hubs and Fratelli FX35 rims. Not the lightest but the hubs were right and price was impossible to beat...
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    Back to tire nerd talk ... Setting up a bike...

    Back to tire nerd talk ...

    Setting up a bike that will see mostly Oregon loam (with a bit of loose shale here and there) but also a decent amount of wet clay, the kind that packs up inside the...
  42. Bump for wheelset. Anyone? Just bought a brand...

    Bump for wheelset. Anyone?

    Just bought a brand new Pike 29Ē Dual Position Air for a great deal.
  43. Ugh, Iím gonna sound like a diva, but Iím out. ...

    Ugh, Iím gonna sound like a diva, but Iím out. Thatís a high chaffage spot for me. Any other location I woulda been in, sorry and thanks for unloading those pics.
  44. Can you post a pic of that saddle rip? Howís the...

    Can you post a pic of that saddle rip? Howís the fabric otherwise ... not too permanently sweat and mud salted?

    I might be game on that saddle.

    Thanks!
  45. WTB - 29Ē boost fork, 29Ē wheelset for hardtail project

    I’m gonna be building up a Guerilla Gravity Pedalhead with 29” wheels for a wide variety of uses ... wet weather riding, mellow baby riding (via Thule Yepp Next Mini), flow trails / (small) jump line...
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    Hmm, actually my plastic SC bars are showing some...

    Hmm, actually my plastic SC bars are showing some unusual surface wear in the clear coat after 3-4 seasons. Maybe Iíll send some pics their way ...
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    Armstrong connector is not that technical at all,...

    Armstrong connector is not that technical at all, very flowy with some small smooth granite features that are easy enough to navigate. If I recall the features on Corrall (mostly granite ledge drops)...
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    ^ thatís pretty good feedback that wouldnít...

    ^ thatís pretty good feedback that wouldnít really affect flat footed (like me) or smaller users ... you should send it to them.

    Iím really curious how many MTBers are buying from them, as their...
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    heh, my ex-roadie ass is still using leg warmers...

    heh, my ex-roadie ass is still using leg warmers under the knee pads for cold weather riding. It's been working out for me so far.
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    Try them on an actual ride before taking drastic...

    Try them on an actual ride before taking drastic measures. I found that once your legs get up to riding temperature (heat output) the D3O softens and you canít feel those circular pads whatsoever....
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