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    some may not like them. I love mine. I race...

    some may not like them. I love mine. I race almost every weekend from mid-December until mid-March. Sure beats sitting on the trainer in the basement for hours on the weekends. For commuting I...
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    I love my Salsa Spearfish with only 80mm in back...

    I love my Salsa Spearfish with only 80mm in back and 100mm up front. I used to get sore feet when racing over 20 miles, now I do not. I am faster everywhere compared to my hardtail. If you ride...
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    how much snow will you be riding in? I have a...

    how much snow will you be riding in? I have a 29er, 29+, 27.5+ , and a couple fatbikes. Each has their own set of strengths and weaknesses.
  4. there are some tame local trails were I am faster...

    there are some tame local trails were I am faster on my rigid SS 29er than I am on my geared HT or FS rigs. I like the SS for training rides. Makes me charge hills instead of sitting and spinning. ...
  5. I use the Specialized Body Geometry ergon style...

    I use the Specialized Body Geometry ergon style grips with wide carbon bars on my rigid single speed. They work great. I can ride for a few hours without any numbness. I am considering adding them...
  6. will these e-bikes give me e-balls too? Where I...

    will these e-bikes give me e-balls too? Where I lose my riding buddies is in the single track where I they fly like a scared bunny and I'm like an angry gorilla.
  7. I can't wait until my local race series has a...

    I can't wait until my local race series has a class for these. Maybe they could eliminate the crankset all together and just provide some stable pegs to make it easier to control. Then they could...
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    This...especially for the Cheq 40. You are going...

    This...especially for the Cheq 40. You are going to need lots of electrolytes. Those hills are no joke.
  9. I picked up a lightly used Specialized Carve SL...

    I picked up a lightly used Specialized Carve SL earlier this year for $675. You just have to watch for deals.
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    In my opinion, bar width is no different than...

    In my opinion, bar width is no different than saddle height. It is all related to body dimensions, fit and riding style. I have wider shoulders than most so I need a bit wider bar. I run 750s on...
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    Mostly stock rigid singlespeed. Size Medium....

    Mostly stock rigid singlespeed. Size Medium. Swapped to a Raceface 32T chainring and KMC chain. I changed the seatpost with the carbon one from my Roubaix. Raceface Ride 60mm stem and carbon 780mm...
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    I bought a lightly used Specialized Carve SL for...

    I bought a lightly used Specialized Carve SL for $675. I added a few minor weight saving upgrades like carbon seatpost and bars. With tubeless RaRas it is right at 20 pounds.
  13. he is not your friend 2003 Specialized...

    he is not your friend

    2003 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp - New and Used Bike Value
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    I am using those Evolution brake mounts on my 4...

    I am using those Evolution brake mounts on my 4 year old sons Hotrock 16. They work okay, but take a lot of time to get set up properly.
  15. if you are dead set on skinnier tires then a set...

    if you are dead set on skinnier tires then a set of quality 26x1.75 like these would work well
    Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tour Tire > Components > Wheels, Tires and Tubes > Tires | Jenson USA
    ...
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    These are my baseline pressures I run at 240# all...

    These are my baseline pressures I run at 240# all geared up
    4F/6R 26X4.8 tube-rigid
    6F/8R 26x4.0 tube-rigid
    11F/14R 27.5X2.8 tubeless-HT
    10F/20R 29X3.0/29X2.35 tube-rigid
    20F/22R 29x2.2...
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    yeah so that damned pesky exercise doesn't get in...

    yeah so that damned pesky exercise doesn't get in the way. HTFU
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    I have all of the wheels sizes for particular...

    I have all of the wheels sizes for particular purposes and conditions.

    XC race - Salsa Spearfish FS 29er
    Fatbike/winter racing - Mongoose Vinson rigid 26
    XC singlespeed fun - Specialized Carve...
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    I have a Carve SL with a set of Velocity P35s...

    I have a Carve SL with a set of Velocity P35s laced to XT hubs. I run a Chupacabra 29x3.0 in front and have fit a Conti Trail King 29x2.4 in back for sloppy spring conditions.
  20. I building a Salsa Spearfish right now. Can't...

    I building a Salsa Spearfish right now. Can't wait to ride it.
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    if you get a fork with a standard steerer tube...

    if you get a fork with a standard steerer tube you will need to get a new upper bearing for the headset also.
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    Since this on a Giant, is the steerer Overdrive...

    Since this on a Giant, is the steerer Overdrive or Overdrive 2? If you have a standard tapered steerer you could get a RS Sektor or X Fusion Velvet for under $400
  23. there are some brand new Fuji Outland frames on...

    there are some brand new Fuji Outland frames on ebay for under $500 right now.
  24. FS all the way. I have over $2K into my freshly...

    FS all the way. I have over $2K into my freshly built hardtail. I've recently ridden a few bottom end FS bikes in the $2K price range. Yes the forks could use an upgrade, but there really is no...
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    I'll sell you my Canfield Brothers Yelli Screamy...

    I'll sell you my Canfield Brothers Yelli Screamy for $2000.
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