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    Time to invest in better quality tires if you...

    Time to invest in better quality tires if you want them to last. The Schwalbe Marathons are known to run for around 10k miles on the rear for a lot of riders. If you want to go a little cheaper I...
  2. The Specialized Air Tool pumps, even at the base...

    The Specialized Air Tool pumps, even at the base models usually last 2-3 years in our shop so they should last a lifetime for home use.
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    The Velocity Aileron is a really nice tubeless...

    The Velocity Aileron is a really nice tubeless ready option as well. I have had great luck with it in the past.
  4. Any bikeshop with a QBP account should be able to...

    Any bikeshop with a QBP account should be able to order them for you.
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    I think they were going for "refuse" to...

    I think they were going for "refuse" to wear/puncture/cut/etc as it is advertised as a durable training tire.

    The Clements are great, I also really like the Gravel Kings I am running and they come...
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    I didn't know she was considering the women's...

    I didn't know she was considering the women's record, I could see her pulling it off as well. I am sure Kurt would enjoy being the one cracking the whip for a change!
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    I was lucky enough to build them a wheel a while...

    I was lucky enough to build them a wheel a while back. What surprised me is how easy going both him and Alicia were. I mostly talked with Alicia and it is no surprise she is an amazing crew chief,...
  8. Surly makes a fixed "dingle" cog to give you two...

    Surly makes a fixed "dingle" cog to give you two fixed cogs side by side on a normal fixed hub. Drivetrain | Parts and Accessories | Surly Bikes
  9. The 40mm Gravelking is available now and is a...

    The 40mm Gravelking is available now and is a great tire. Mine has been flawless set up tubeless. Technically the 28 is not tubeless and I am usually hesitant to run high pressure/narrow non...
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    Looks like Kurt will hit 71,000 or so miles...

    Looks like Kurt will hit 71,000 or so miles tomorrow with 24 days left. He seems to be picking up the pace significantly this last month. Today he had a 250 mile day and seems to be averaging...
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    You have one of the nicest hubsets you can buy. ...

    You have one of the nicest hubsets you can buy. Since you are dealing with some very nasty potholes it would not hurt to go with a very tough rim like the Dyad or Deep V from Velocity. It would...
  12. The WI cogs are a little different than Miche...

    The WI cogs are a little different than Miche uses but you can get Miche cogs very cheap. If you happen to be working with Mike Creed out of the OTC, just have him get you in touch with his dad to...
  13. I will second the above recommendations for...

    I will second the above recommendations for either the Dyad or CR 18, both are extremely durable.
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    If the shops have last years models on the floor...

    If the shops have last years models on the floor in your size it usually works. The catch is, if the shops buyer is good there will not be much of last years stuff left and even then, it will most...
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    That is just how this industry (and most) work. ...

    That is just how this industry (and most) work. Most companies give a list of specs to a manufacturer in China or Taiwan and the manufacturer comes back with a product that has the original brands...
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    I am curious to hear your thoughts between the...

    I am curious to hear your thoughts between the Compass and Gravelkings. I love my Gravelkings but have been temped to give Compass tires a shot out of curiosity.
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    Yep, tires with a quality casing and materials...

    Yep, tires with a quality casing and materials still roll exceptionally well at wider widths. Even Zipp who uses the tag line "speed weaponry" recently announced a 30mm wide tire. I personally run...
  18. Klamper | Paul Component Engineering...

    Klamper | Paul Component Engineering

    Every Paul brake I have owned has always impressed me! These are like a hoped up version of the BB7 with much better materials, finishing and bearings.
  19. My King headset has been through 3 frames and 7...

    My King headset has been through 3 frames and 7 years of riding without issue. I think I might have greased it once in that time. If you don't want to drop that much money the Cane Creek 40 is...
  20. I would not ask them to just automatically...

    I would not ask them to just automatically increase the spoke tension but rather ask them to check to make sure it is at the proper tension as every now and then you will get an OE wheel that is...
  21. Those are some pretty cool bikes for sure. I...

    Those are some pretty cool bikes for sure. I will add that even though the components they use for their wheels are of nice quality their build quality usually leaves something to be desired at...
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    I'd re-calibrate your BS meter as it should be...

    I'd re-calibrate your BS meter as it should be around 11 after that. Time to find a new shop and I would even go as far as writing the manufacturer of your bike (assuming you bought your carbon bike...
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    REAL WORLD CYCLING AFTERMARKET COMPONENTS,...

    REAL WORLD CYCLING AFTERMARKET COMPONENTS, BEARINGS, & SEALS These guys have nearly every bearing you could imagine for bikes and make a great quality product as well.
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    It depends on the type of mud your area gets. ...

    It depends on the type of mud your area gets. Some mud turns into this sticky peanut butter like substance that can pack up so bad it locks the wheel in place. If that is what you have I would take...
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    The grabbing what you can to get through the day...

    The grabbing what you can to get through the day is definitely how it all started. It is safe to say I never drank the stuff until kids...

    Thanks!
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