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Feb. 23, 2017, 2:50 p.m.
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Park bike and Trail bike?

The META sounds like a sweet bike for your son. With the way you have it spec'ed it should serve him well at the bike park, at least until he decides he 'needs' a full-on DH rig. This may be sooner than you think if you guys are using your seasons pass a lot. So much fun riding with your kids.

Good call on the Wilson.

Feb. 23, 2017, 1:27 p.m.
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Fromme parking lot

Thx.

Feb. 22, 2017, 9:47 p.m.
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Fromme parking lot

Anyone know if the Fromme lot is open yet, and if so how early the gate opens?

Feb. 20, 2017, 1:24 p.m.
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MIPS Technology - Your guys take?

If you hit the ground hard enough the force of the impact will cause the helmet to stick to your head and ground which introduces the rotational forces to the brain.

Have you seen any credible data to back up this claim? I haven't. Other than that, I agree with the rest of your comments.

Feb. 20, 2017, 1:14 p.m.
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What do you carry to remove tight tubeless and procore Presta valve locknuts?

Leatherman Skeletool. Light and tough enough to cut a gear cable with.

Feb. 18, 2017, 12:08 a.m.
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Any car salesmen here?

Nothin like paying $40,000 for a $30,000 used car (assuming 5 years payments).

Save up your dineros and pay cash.

Which will then have a $15k re-sale value if you are lucky. Ouch.

Feb. 17, 2017, 11:59 p.m.
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MIPS Technology - Your guys take?

I recently bought a Bell Super-2R with MIPS, but only because it was the same price (on sale) as the non-MIPS version. It's a nice helmet and fits fine, but I am not convinced that the MIPS system makes it any safer. My other helmets seem to slide/rotate on my head about the same amount as the new MIPS helmet does. I doubt it can hurt, but I don't think I would pay an premium for it. I think the 6D helmets are probably better at decoupling rotating/sliding forces from your head.

Feb. 5, 2017, 11:56 a.m.
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Silent rear hub

DT Swiss. Best bang for the buck and very durable. My oldest set is going on 6 years of regular riding. I clean and lube the star ratchet often but have never needed to replace a bearing. If I wanted to go carbon I would give nobl a serious look.

Jan. 21, 2017, 8:02 p.m.
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NSMB - 2017 - Full Suspension Bike Thread

I have gone back to xtr and XT cranks and sure don't notice the small weight penalty. Plenty stiff and it's nice knowing that they will never blow up. Have run turbines in the past with no issues either.

Jan. 21, 2017, 2:07 p.m.
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Dreaming of an aggressive 29er for the North Shore and PNW

how do they compare in looks to the current models ? I heard its a all new design

The Range I saw looked pretty similar to current models. Don't think it was the production version though.

Jan. 20, 2017, 8:12 p.m.
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Dreaming of an aggressive 29er for the North Shore and PNW

Norco released word on instagram that the new sight will be unveiled on Wednesday. Didn't confirm it's a 29er but I assume that's common knowledge now?

New Range/Sight 29er's coming soon to a bike shop near you. Seen one up close and they look sweet!

Jan. 20, 2017, 8:05 p.m.
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NSMB - 2017 - Full Suspension Bike Thread

:drool:^^^^Super nice bike!

This! The only bike that I would consider replacing my Alloy Warden with.

Jan. 20, 2017, 8:04 p.m.
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NSMB - 2017 - Full Suspension Bike Thread

I've wrecked a set of SixCs as has a team rider of ours… nothing is perfect.

3 sets of wrecked Next Sl's in my posse. 2 x pedal insert pulled loose, 1 x broken spider. I still have a set but use them on my commuter now.

Jan. 9, 2017, 5:15 p.m.
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Skiing fromme

Skied down A-line yesterday with the kid. Lots of fun!

Jan. 2, 2017, 6:39 p.m.
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NSR owners

i'm looking at an NSR as i don't know of any alternatives that have the following:
carry 4 bikes securely over rough roads/shuttles; high ground clearance from hitch

a) other racks to be considered?
b) is rust a big issue with NSR? some say it is.

are they all that and a bag of chips? any problems or issues i should be aware of?

thanks.

NSR is pretty hard to beat IMHO. It's simple, robust, and does its job very well. Loading/unloading bikes is fast and easy, as long as you don't have a newer DH rig with an extra fat head tube (eg. Specialized Demo). These tend to get stuck in the hooks and require some effort to unload. A little tweaking of the hanging hooks reduces but doesn't completely get rid of this problem. I am very happy with my NSR4. Rust has not been an issue.

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