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    How many are still going to buy stuff "Made in China"

    I always have tried to not buy China. Really it's not only about supporting our country. I would think anybody with any environmental conscious would avoid Chinese products as they don't give a only care about making a buck, what waste doesn't go on the ground winds up in the air. That is...
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    The 2020 Accountability Thread

    Got 16 miles in just about 2 hours and 1300' of climbing. I'm whooped tonight! Good to hear the sinus infection getting better, those just plain suck. I'm working from home myself, I was on vacation the week before the shitstorm started so this has been the beginning of the 4th week I've...
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    The 2020 Accountability Thread

    I'm definitely in a slump, having a really hard time getting and staying motivated. I'm shooting to ride tomorrow. Either here on the home trail or the local private place. I need to get back to the strength training every other day. I just can't seem to stay rolling there.
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    Any mountain bikers out there 2.0

    No kidding about maintenance projects growing! I need to figure out why mine isn't shifting that great though the mid range of gears. Chain only has a couple hundred miles on it. One of the private trails nearby is open again I'm pretty sure I'm gonna go ride there tomorrow. The home trail...
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    MT/trail bike questions

    I'm gonna have to look into that I've still got the oneup kit with bacon strips. Around here it's either punctures that Orange seal deals with or slices that you usually end up patching or a new tire. At least with Cushcore inserts I can limp it back to the truck. Rear tires only last me 3-4...
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    Any mountain bikers out there 2.0

    That is about what mine looks like right now and only had two mud sections on the trail to go through. Some of our trails close up here with the slightest amount of rain due to the brown silty clay that turns to a mess with just a little water.
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    The 2020 Accountability Thread

    I have tried multiple times to go ride the trail at the house today, its been the phone and now the rain.... 40 rainy and windy sounds like great fun! Its about the same here but in the mid 50's today. We will see if its too muddy here in a bit. Brown silty clay turns to suck when its too wet.
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    MT/trail bike questions

    Wide 27.5 are about the same diameter as 29x2.3-2.4. I've had 27.5+ setups, and have run 29x2.6 on the front of some bikes. The 29+ felt real slow and unresponsive. Almost cumbersome. Where the 27.5+ was still responsive. If you were to go 29+ I would keep to the 2.4-2.6 size range. Like...
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    MT/trail bike questions

    Plus tires are going to be the 2.6-3.0" tire width. Which will give you some more float and traction through the pastures, softer trails, and can be a bit more forgiving in the rocks and roots. If I was going to get a bike for what you described I would get a plus tire myself. You just want...
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    MT/trail bike questions

    Were you looking at the plus tire size bike also? Highly recommend helmet. Sometimes it can just be that one rock, tree root, black hole. Both my kids ride in Merrell hiking shoes as in my terrain they hike a bike a bunch, which I would pick pedals that fit your feet. You gotta get the...
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    MT/trail bike questions

    Ebryant has a good point on the specialized, looking at it on a bigger screen, there is a good chance it's ragged out. Sometimes upgrades can be from getting hammered on or people like me that can't leave stuff alone. The Salsa looks like it would be a good choice, decent amount of slack on...
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    Any mountain bikers out there 2.0

    I'm currently on a Santa Cruz Bronson. I have a Guerrilla Gravity Smash on the way along with the parts to convert it to a Megatrail also. Stupid virus has it delayed. I'm looking forward to the races firing back up. We have been riding our trail here at home. I need to rebuild our pump...
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    MT/trail bike questions

    I'll look more when I get back later
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    MT/trail bike questions

    That specialized looks like a good pick. I'm not totally sure on price. Fox rhythm fork was a good one. The DT350 hubs have been really good for me. I have punished the hell out of them and they keep going. As for the 27.5" tires vs 29" there is going to be the never ending debate. I run...
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    This is how bad it sucks.......

    Loll, Exactly I was right there with you. Those green tip ones are not true strike anywhere, I'm talking about the old true ones from our childhood!
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    This is how bad it sucks.......

    I don't think I have seen strike anywhere matches in 10+_years I bet it was all the asshole kids cutting all the heads off and stuffing tennis balls full of them and throwing them maybe.....
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    The 2020 Accountability Thread

    I might try this meter after I get the new ride done https://www.quarq.com/product/xx1-eagle-power-meter-spider/ I really like my carbon XO1 cranks and have no intention of changing them. They have survived the Enduro and bike park fun so there staying! This was one of my last rides at Dino...
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    The 2020 Accountability Thread

    I have thought about power meters, for my bikes I'm not sure how viable it would be, I'm on SRAM X01 drive trains with the X01 cranks. It would be nice to see for training. I got a bit of trail work to do on the home trail today, get a handful of laps in and work on the 1/4 mile sprints up the...
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    Motivational Pic Thread v2.0 - - New Rules - See Post #1

    We have been working on our trails at the house lately.
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    H.R. 6126 - End the Normalized Delay of Suppressor Act of 2020

    I got that email also. I'm going to send letters out tomorrow. I could deal with 90 days it would be nice!