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    Stans tubeless tape in the same width works just...

    Stans tubeless tape in the same width works just as good as velotape. If you do not have either and have no desire to go tubeless you can use any rim tape you have laying around. Velocity claims...
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    haha, funny how that works out! I started at...

    haha, funny how that works out! I started at work downtown, pedaled to the start of the mayors ride and then pedaled back...
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    I was at the "Mayors Ride" and there was a much...

    I was at the "Mayors Ride" and there was a much better turn out than last year which was pretty cool. Free breakfast at the end was nice too!
  4. Welcome and congrats on the purchase! Giant...

    Welcome and congrats on the purchase! Giant makes a great bike for sure!
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    That is the thing, if you build it for the...

    That is the thing, if you build it for the demands of the rider it CAN take the weight but that is why I suggest custom because I do not see anything off the shelf working well. The biggest issue...
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    A few can do it or close to it for MUCH longer...

    A few can do it or close to it for MUCH longer but they are part machine... HAM'R Leaderboard
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    Some good advise above for sure. If you have the...

    Some good advise above for sure. If you have the budget for it a custom built bike would be ideal. Most frames, even heavier duty frames will feel very "flexy" at 600lbs and could lead to the bike...
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    Is that brake housing you are using?

    Is that brake housing you are using?
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    A big part of what has changed is spoke/rim...

    A big part of what has changed is spoke/rim material quality from years back but to be honest, a big part of the shift from 36h being common to 32h is simply marketing. Back in the day all the...
  11. Just remember the amount of liability a company...

    Just remember the amount of liability a company takes on when producing a carbon fork. If there were to be a catastrophic failure even under "extreme" use the company would have a nightmare of a...
  12. I personally would be running the Panaracer...

    I personally would be running the Panaracer Gravel Kings in 32mm but any fast rolling CX tire will treat you well.

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    If she does not want a full on road bike, any of...

    If she does not want a full on road bike, any of the flat bar road bike options should work well and they usually will fit wider tires making for a more comfortable ride.

    I would just take her to...
  14. It will probably be a muddy nasty mess but the...

    It will probably be a muddy nasty mess but the race will go on it seems.

    This was posted on their facebook page.

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    News Flash... Contrary to Popular Belief, Emporia, KS has NOT been washed...
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    Sounds great, happy to do what ever I can to keep...

    Sounds great, happy to do what ever I can to keep people rolling!

    Also, if it helps I can meet you somewhere in the middle like Monument/Castle Rock to pick up/drop off depending on quickly you...
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    You might get lucky and it could be the usual...

    You might get lucky and it could be the usual poorly built OE wheel syndrome and they just need re-tensioned/stress relieved. I would take them to a shop you trust and have them see what they can...
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    Seconded. Your drivetrain does not need much...

    Seconded. Your drivetrain does not need much more than wiping the chain down, relubing, wiping the excess off. Many people really over think drivetrain maintenance and clean their chains to death....
  18. Big hub small rim, is this an ebike project? ...

    Big hub small rim, is this an ebike project?

    If you are worried about torsional loads just go with the most crosses possible and run spokes with thicker elbows like Wheelsmith DB13's if this is an...
  19. I am happy I am not the only one who was thinking...

    I am happy I am not the only one who was thinking that....

    Building a wheel is not the black art many think it is. Experience does help with efficiency and knowing what parts work well together...
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    I REALLY love my Panaracer Gravel Kings, they...

    I REALLY love my Panaracer Gravel Kings, they ride great and have not got any cuts yet.
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    I will just second what everyone above is saying....

    I will just second what everyone above is saying. Stay loose on the bike and just go with what comes at you. Taking your weight off the saddle and letting the bike bounce around a bit below you can...
  22. I personally would probably go with a cross check...

    I personally would probably go with a cross check if you can tolerate a short head tube, they are great bikes for the money and incredibly durable. Since you will be seeing some harsh weather I...
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    If you are doing these rides with more weight on...

    If you are doing these rides with more weight on your body/bike and not training with the same set up, that is a very common cause of upper body fatigue. Riding technical trails on a mountain bike...
  24. My cross bike is not a crosscheck but I do use a...

    My cross bike is not a crosscheck but I do use a 135mm spaced rear hub with a road compact double without any issues at all in regards to chain line so I say go for it! Keep in mind, 135 rear hubs...
  25. A great option for protecting your equipment for...

    A great option for protecting your equipment for sure!

    As to tires, I normally would not consider it an ideal Kanza tire because I normally would think high volume and fast rolling as key for that...
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