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Winning the Dropper Post Arms Race - April 22, 2021, 6:01 a.m.

Oneup posts have been great for me, if not a bit on the noisy side from some rattling. They do have different diameter keyway pins, which helps, but Ive maxxed those options out. Two of them still working relatively well after 2+ years. I do miss the Bikeyoke I had sometimes, much quieter, less jiggling of the head of the post and saddle. Interested if the PNW post has a leg up on the post jiggle game. Never ridden one but installed a few, good looking/feeling post. 

I find the new fox post leaves much to be desired. They do feel nice in your hand, and when they work, they work well. Unfortunately the shop I'm at has seen a pretty high percentage of warranties for the IFP, and the fact that its still pretty heavy, expensive, offers no adjustability, and moderate length:drop its a solid "meh." If it comes stock on your bike, its still a great post, just maybe not the best deal if bought separately.

Are Mountain Bikers Accidental A-Holes? - Jan. 18, 2020, 7:22 a.m.

Thank you so much for this call for courtesy. This is such a vital key. I think we are all a bit guilty of being part of a culture that has historically not held courtesy in high regard. The more we promote this culture, and practice what we preach, the better outcomes we will see for all user groups out on the trails, and that really is the goal. Mountain bikers are not better or more important than other users, and I think we really have let that kind of thinking become pervasive. 

Cam, I am going to respecfully dissagree and check you on a few small points. "vocal minority in Vermont," is a phrase I struggle with. I understand you are refering to a specific example you cited, but this does potentially come off as a beef with my home state, so my hackles went up. That vocal minority is everywhere, and I think you aptly labelled that group in a non-geographic way, as "assholes," which I'm totally on board with. I mention this because I want people to feel welcome in Vermont, I want people to get behind KTA in a tough time and support them. I think generally, most people do feel very welcome in Vermont, and we value that as Vermonters, and in our strange pseudo-canadian world. We also don't actually know the exact nature of these alleged incounters. Perhaps you have access to official information no one else does, and I'm not saying you're wrong, but at this point we are all operating on rumors, and speculation. Honestly, I've been hearing similar, but slighly different things around Vermont. The fact is, the KTA and the landowners have not actually given us a first hand account, or a copy of the letters submitted Dec 14th to the KTA.

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