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1 Bum, 3 Bags - Nov. 10, 2020, 7:03 a.m.

Hope Dakine gets around to adding those jacket straps to the Hot Laps 2L. Much more useful to me than the daisy chain. The other thing they should add is a little zipper pouch/pocket on the unused left hip wing and it would be 11/10 perfection.

Choose Shonky - Sept. 3, 2020, 8:55 a.m.

The indoor bike park in my area is on its way to reopening after a few years hiatus, probably gonna get one a Shonky when it's time. Gonna be so fun, gonna get so hurt ;-)

The Only Drivetrain That Matters - July 20, 2020, 7:42 a.m.

Maddening, indeed. Park Tool has stepped in to make dedicated aluminum tools for the new landscape of Shimano 16-notch cup sizes:

  • BBT-49.2 for 39mm OD (XTR BB93)
  • BBT-59.2 for 41mm OD (XT BB-MT800)
  • BBT-69.2 for 44mm OD (the good old near-universal size we all liked)
Switch Up Everything on Your Bike - May 14, 2020, 9:51 a.m.

I'm basically a flat lander but have been rolling my levers up a bit at a time, somewhere between flat and 45 deg now. Feels good, as if my arms are in a better position to move with the front suspension during a dip in the trail or compression.

The Best Of Lubes vs The Rest Of Lubes - Jan. 16, 2020, 7:04 a.m.

Been using R&R Super Slick in my freehubs. Works well.

Industry Nine Hydra Hubs - Ridden - Dec. 18, 2019, 12:10 p.m.

I really want to get a set of these for my trail bike, but then I know I'll be bothered by the paltry 36 point hub on my singlespeed. So it's either none or two #whaddayagonnado

Industry Nine Hydra Hubs - Ridden - Dec. 18, 2019, 12:10 p.m.

I really want to get a set of these for my trail bike, but then I know I'll be bothered by the paltry 36 point hub on my singlespeed. So it's either none or two #whaddayagonnado

Matt Henn's Well Used '92 Honda Civic & Special Giant Reign - Dec. 16, 2019, 10:01 a.m.

Glorious! Beater hatchbacks are a great choice for the discerning dirtbag.

YETI CYCLES RELEASES THE ALL-NEW SB140 - July 31, 2019, 10:09 a.m.

Dig the 3-sided anti chain slap doohickey.

They Said Andrew Cho Would Never Walk Again | Wheel of Gnar - April 22, 2019, 9:17 a.m.

Incredible story! Awesome to see Andrew walk and shred again.

Risk Calamity and Injury - Dec. 19, 2018, 2 p.m.

Can so relate to post-concussion haze; in my case it was coupled with episodic depression and lasted about 3 years. Saw a therapist a few times but didn't stick with it. Really should have.

That accident and injury forever altered my riding and my relationship to risk in MTB. I ride bigger, scarier stuff now, but with improved skills and a much more honest risk assessment.

What The Hell is Loam? - Aug. 2, 2018, 7 a.m.

[posts the triangular soil texture chart and wins 1000 science points]

Save Us SRAM (and our bikes!) - June 22, 2018, 6:52 a.m.

2x on X-Fusion. I got an OEM-spec 1-1/8" Velvet, 120mm travel, 15mm axle a few years ago on eBay, but I bet if you called them or talked to a savvy dealer, they could put together any of their 32mm stanchion forks with a straight steer tube.

Edit: non-boost. There's sooo many perfectly fine non-boost hubs/wheels still out there.

Spending in the Sea to Sky: How Mountain Biking Boosts Tourism - June 22, 2018, 6:03 a.m.

I'll be MTB touristing in North Van next Monday. This east coast yankee <3's BC

Second Perspective: Wolftooth ReMote Sustain for Reverb - May 19, 2018, 10:54 a.m.

Thanks! Looking closer at your setup, I think the matchmaker is gonna be fine. Wouldn't be right if I wasn't dithering over millimeters on a fancy plaything :-p

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