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Added reply in a thread Great American Outdoors Act - Good or Bad? 8/5/2020 2:29 PM

Not in MY backyard, in other words. I'm a proponent of extracting our own resources from our own lands whenever possible. Clearly, there needs to be a balance between resources and national parks/wilderness, but it is patently unfair for the USA to be ... more »

Added reply in a thread Fox and Slik Graphics 7/28/2020 1:46 PM

Slik doesn't get to make an offer, no matter how reasonable they think it is. Fox gets to decide what their license is worth.

Added reply in a thread New high-end MTB brand: undomestic 7/21/2020 9:06 AM

"Instinctiv" is a far better name. I like the looks of that bike, too; it's like a Mondraker but with a gearbox.

Added reply in a thread Stacyc vs Grommy 7/17/2020 9:13 AM

My kids are too old to have taken advantage of powered balance bikes, but I did get my son a Strider when he was little. I definitely recommend something of the sort, as training wheels on a bicycle are bad. (Bad-ish. Let's face it; most of us started ... more »

Added reply in a thread How Many Of Ya'll Enjoy Underbiking? I Know I Do... :) 7/9/2020 1:53 PM

Hahaha. I like the "Rock to the gunfight" reference.

Added reply in a thread Bike upgrade 7/6/2020 4:48 PM

Sure, it's viable, Just make sure the same standards apply. You'll need the make sure you get a frame with the same size hub spacing, same BB configuration, etc. Whether it's worth it, however.... ? It could be a huge headache.

Started new thread Formula hubs - replacing bearings 7/6/2020 2:16 PM

OK guys, I have a question. I have a Commencal Meta 4.2 which came with WTB wheels and Formula hubs. (Decent, but not great.) It's time to swap out the bearings, as they have developed a noticeable amount of play. I can grab the seatstays and wiggle ... more »

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Added reply in a thread 2020 Bike Park Openings 6/26/2020 3:13 PM

I was going to do Summit next weekend

But Governor Newsom just announced new stay-at-home orders But they might not apply to everything But this is California ... more »
Added reply in a thread Do you say fork or forks? 6/23/2020 4:12 PM

Forkety fork fork fork, it doesn't hurt anybody...

Added reply in a thread Longest day challenge 6/17/2020 10:29 AM

Gnarly. I bet I could do about 30 miles and maybe 2,000 feet of climbing.

Added reply in a thread Eliot Jackson, Santa Cruz Bikes, and racism in our community 6/3/2020 5:58 PM

"I don't see color" is bullshit. I see your color, and I think it's beautiful. The world will always be racist until everyone feels the same way I do.

Added reply in a thread 2020 Bike Park Openings 5/30/2020 1:13 PM No specific chairlift info, but they are keeping some of the facilities closed. They will not be weekend-only until after labor day.

Added reply in a thread New Rider Question 5/29/2020 10:41 AM

Since you have never mountain biked, my first thought would be to go with the lesser expense. If you love the sport, progress rapidly and can find fault with the Giant, then you could always upgrade components.

Added reply in a thread Tubeless Wheel Issues 5/19/2020 3:18 PM

...unless you run 28 psi. Man, I hate all things pneumatic. Tubes, tubeless, whatever. If it involves holding air inside it, I'm cursed and it never works for me. The other day, I tried (again) to tape up my wheels and go tubeless. I almost got it to ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2.3mm rotors on Shimano brakes? 5/15/2020 10:14 AM

2.3mm thick. ... more »
Added a comment about feature Flowrider Racing Revel Rascal LT Sea Otter Classic Showbike 2020 5/15/2020 10:07 AM

Holy cow, what a great bike. I want some USD forks for my bike, YESTERDAY!

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Added reply in a thread 2.3mm rotors on Shimano brakes? 5/6/2020 1:39 PM

My initial thought is that the only difference would be a smaller clearance to the rotor surface, resulting in a more immediate bite. As long as the pads retract away from the rotor surface you should be fine. I could also imagine more heat buildup if ... more »

Added reply in a thread Shop rags for home maintenance 5/1/2020 8:51 AM

Bingo. My wife says I have too many t-shirts anyway.

Added reply in a thread Getting back into the game 4/30/2020 2:03 PM

Isaac Newton agrees. Also, the pedals, cranks, and BB are all unsprung weight in that design.

Added reply in a thread Chainstay fender ideas 4/22/2020 8:26 AM

Dude with the chainstay fender as his avatar to the rescue! Hahahahaha.