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  1. #176
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    I said fuck it, and pulled the trigger on a lightly-used Forbidden Druid frame off PB this weekend. It'll take me some time to build it up given the current component supply chain situation, but I'm planning on going Cane Creek suspension (DB Inline Coil, Helm II), I-9 wheels, and XT drivetrain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smmokan View Post
    I said fuck it, and pulled the trigger on a lightly-used Forbidden Druid frame off PB this weekend. It'll take me some time to build it up given the current component supply chain situation, but I'm planning on going Cane Creek suspension (DB Inline Coil, Helm II), I-9 wheels, and XT drivetrain.
    Sweet! That is a pretty unique design.

    Have you ridden one before?

  3. #178
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    So after disíing the whole downcountry thing I keep looking at bikes in this class. Anyone have any saddle time on an Intense Sniper T?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackstraw View Post
    Sweet! That is a pretty unique design.

    Have you ridden one before?
    Nope, bought it because I'm curious and all the reviews are great....

  5. #180
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    Quote Originally Posted by ticketchecker View Post
    So after disíing the whole downcountry thing I keep looking at bikes in this class. Anyone have any saddle time on an Intense Sniper T?
    No, but that $4k build is a pretty good value relative to other bikes! Pretty awesome lightweight bike, just peel the Forekaster off the front and drop a better tire up front and leave that thing out back.
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  6. #181
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    Quote Originally Posted by ticketchecker View Post
    So after dis’ing the whole downcountry thing I keep looking at bikes in this class. Anyone have any saddle time on an Intense Sniper T?
    wtf is downcountry? Slack, short travel, lighter weight bike?

  7. #182
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    Quote Originally Posted by jackstraw View Post
    wtf is downcountry? Slack, short travel, lighter weight bike?
    It's a "cross country" bike that's designed to be more focused on the downhill aspect of riding rather than the up.
    "Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. The winds will blow their freshness into you, and the storms, their energy. Your cares and tensions will drop away like the leaves of Autumn." --John Muir

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  8. #183
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sutter View Post
    It's a "cross country" bike that's designed to be more focused on the downhill aspect of riding rather than the up.
    So an Enduro.

  9. #184
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    Quote Originally Posted by jackstraw View Post
    So an Enduro.
    No. Those are DH bikes with a focus on climbability.

    FUCK the bike industry.

  10. #185
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    Quote Originally Posted by skaredshtles View Post
    No. Those are DH bikes with a focus on climbability.
    Ha! It's all beautiful!

    So downcountry is a XC bike that has more slack.

    Enduro is a DH bike with less travel, less slack.

    Everyone should just buy a DH ebike and problems solved.

  11. #186
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    2021 Bikes That Make Your Shorts Tighter.

    I bought a new bike that was and model as my old bike. Figured I liked old bike and was confused with all the choices. I like it and and ride it. It rides well with more travel and better components. I just need more air in the shock cause apparently I weigh 200. Too many bikes confusing me. Is that their plan?


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    I need to go to Utah.
    Utah?
    Yeah, Utah. It's wedged in between Wyoming and Nevada. You've seen pictures of it, right?

    So after 15 years we finally made it to Utah.....


    Thanks BCSAR and POWMOW Ski Patrol for rescues

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  12. #187
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    Quote Originally Posted by whyturn View Post
    I bought a new bike and ride it. It rides well and just need more air in the shock cause apparently I weigh 200. Too many bikes confusing me. Is that their plan?


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    speaking of the bike industry, sounds like sram and shimano are fubard and new bike launches are super fubard. was looking into the nice and slack SA Slash and it's hopeless until late spring...and then prodeal is a definite no go.

    will drivetrains become the next toilet paper?
    now a complete tool

  14. #189
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    Quote Originally Posted by whyturn View Post
    I bought a new bike and ride it. It rides well and just need more air in the shock cause apparently I weigh 200. Too many bikes confusing me. Is that their plan?


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    The industry just wants you to buy one of each.
    Problem solved!
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  15. #190
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    Quote Originally Posted by jackstraw View Post
    wtf is downcountry? Slack, short travel, lighter weight bike?
    Exactly.

    I rarely use most of the travel my Bronson has. The thought of dropping 4-5# and getting a better climbing bike is appealing to me.

    Iíve never been a gram counter but pound counting is different.

    Call it my bridge to an e-bike

  16. #191
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    Quote Originally Posted by ticketchecker View Post
    So after dis’ing the whole downcountry thing I keep looking at bikes in this class. Anyone have any saddle time on an Intense Sniper T?
    No but picked up a Tracer this year. I get they are not the same bike but commenting because I really like the rear suspension which should be similar to the Sniper.

  17. #192
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robik View Post
    You just need a good hardtail.

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    I am still trying to dial in my new bike. Do not need more bikes! Except maybe a dirt bike


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    I need to go to Utah.
    Utah?
    Yeah, Utah. It's wedged in between Wyoming and Nevada. You've seen pictures of it, right?

    So after 15 years we finally made it to Utah.....


    Thanks BCSAR and POWMOW Ski Patrol for rescues

    8, 17, 13, 18, 16, 18, 20, 19, 16, 24, 32

    2020/2021 (20/24)

  18. #193
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    You definitely need a dirt bike. Pedal bikes are good but not this good


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    Quote Originally Posted by ticketchecker View Post

    Call it my bridge to an e-bike

    Ha!

    Does a 5010 fit that description?

    I rode a Salsa Rustler last year, and that thing was pretty sweet. I don't know what you call that, but it's 150-130mm, like a Hightower gen1 I guess. So what is a Hightower? Not really an Enduro and certainly not an XC.

    When are they gonna start mixing up at the fat bike terms

  20. #195
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    Quote Originally Posted by eldereldo View Post
    IDK what that is, but it's sexy af.

    Now that I have a new-to-me car, I guess it's time to save up for and/or finance a new bike.
    Shit, there's always Trek. My LBS is down the alley and they are a client of mine and I thiers. Very symbiotic. Fuel EX looks nice. Do you really have to use their proprietary stem though?
    No longer stuck.

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    Just an uneducated guess.

  21. #196
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    Quote Originally Posted by simple View Post
    You definitely need a dirt bike. Pedal bikes are good but not this good


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    Rode 70 miles Sunday. Some dirt roads but mostly high quality singletrack and saw hardly any other trail users. With how hot and dry itís been this summer itís been really nice to have moto as an option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dfinn View Post


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    Rode 70 miles Sunday. Some dirt roads but mostly high quality singletrack and saw hardly any other trail users. With how hot and dry itís been this summer itís been really nice to have moto as an option.
    Have an option for 2003 Honda 600 dirt bike. Just have to get it here. Grew up on dirt bikes Bikes over 50000 miles in life on all types of bikes


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    I need to go to Utah.
    Utah?
    Yeah, Utah. It's wedged in between Wyoming and Nevada. You've seen pictures of it, right?

    So after 15 years we finally made it to Utah.....


    Thanks BCSAR and POWMOW Ski Patrol for rescues

    8, 17, 13, 18, 16, 18, 20, 19, 16, 24, 32

    2020/2021 (20/24)

  23. #198
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    Just found the YT Izzo in my downcountry shopping/dreaming journey. Value seems great and reviews speak to me on climbing performance and downhill capability.


    Comparing to Spur/Sniper/etc Iím curious: does the change to a Fox 34 Float Elite/Float Factory make a truly noticeable difference to a suspension newb compared to the lighter Fox Step Cast and SidUltimate on other, lighter downcountry offerings? Can someone make a ski analogy there for me - thatís what I speak...


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    What do you weigh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stuckathuntermtn View Post
    Shit, there's always Trek. My LBS is down the alley and they are a client of mine and I thiers. Very symbiotic. Fuel EX looks nice. Do you really have to use their proprietary stem though?
    You can get an adapter that lets you use any stem, but the knock block system is still there. Although the trek stems are fine. The knock block system as a whole is occasionally annoying, but not a huge deal.

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