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    ^^ Yep, not a lot of entry-level and/or XC type...

    ^^ Yep, not a lot of entry-level and/or XC type of bikes have rear tire clearance for a Conti 2.4".
  2. They do stop about 90% of goatheads, as well as...

    They do stop about 90% of goatheads, as well as most small shards of glass and other debris. I use them in our road bikes because roadtubeless is not great.

    However, since MTBs can easily use...
  3. Not really. The slack headtube trend has to do...

    Not really. The slack headtube trend has to do with riding bikes fast downhill.

    XC race bikes are now coming with pretty wide bars. They are not slack.
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    ^^ is it a bantam or superlight? can't tell from...

    ^^ is it a bantam or superlight? can't tell from that pic, without going to SC's site to look at the color schemes..
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    Pads could help. Finding easier trails could help...

    Pads could help. Finding easier trails could help more. There are bound to be some trails with difficulty somewhere between where you've ridden now, and a flat gravel road.
  6. I wouldn't argue with that. But the stem...

    I wouldn't argue with that.

    But the stem length is what determines where your center of gravity is on the bike. If you setup two sizes of the same bike with different stems and the same bars so...
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    hmm, are you the original owner of the bike? how...

    hmm, are you the original owner of the bike? how many hours / miles are on it?

    crushed suspension bearings is not normal. worn out is more normal, after many hours.
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    Sintered brake pads are metal. They perform...

    Sintered brake pads are metal. They perform better during heavy, repeated use. Some of the compounds may not grab as well when cold, but this is a trade-off for better high-temperature performance /...
  9. :lol: This is my main motivation to stick with...

    :lol: This is my main motivation to stick with bars under 700mm when possible. 30" bars do technically fit between the trees, but I'm more likely to hit one at 15+ mph the wider my bars get.

    The...
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    ^^Welcome to the club! What is it?

    ^^Welcome to the club! What is it?
  11. Somehow I still want it. :D

    Somehow I still want it. :D
  12. Yes. You might as well buy a Marlin, though....

    Yes.

    You might as well buy a Marlin, though. It isn't significantly slower on paths than a DS 8.3, and it is better on trails.
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    Pretty good stuff on the Scalpel but it's the...

    Pretty good stuff on the Scalpel but it's the same level of fork as the 2012 Camber.

    You need to ride both bikes and pick one. On paper, yes, the Scalpel is a great deal, but it's not a great deal...
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    ^^ My wife's MTB has X0 3x9 twist shifters and...

    ^^ My wife's MTB has X0 3x9 twist shifters and they are pretty awesome. I use X0 2x10 on my bike, and I didn't like the stock grip length of 100mm... way too much grip even for my glove size XL...
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    ^^Anyone aware of a riser bar with NO upsweep? ...

    ^^Anyone aware of a riser bar with NO upsweep?

    I've been fighting an issue with numbness in the outside of my palm, pinky and ring finger on my left hand. I recently read of someone having a...
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    One per post. So, fire away. :D

    One per post. So, fire away. :D
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    Got the same knee pads, and I love 'em. :thumb:

    Got the same knee pads, and I love 'em. :thumb:
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    Favorite warm weather gloves: One Industries...

    Favorite warm weather gloves: One Industries Vapor
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    I have used a lot of gloves. Motocross gloves, MTB specific (supposedly), Giro, Fox, Thor, Pearl Izumi, AlpineStars, and more. These are...
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    Your Favorite MTB Apparel & Components

    How about a thread for favorite gear... :thumb:

    some suggestions / guidelines:

    one item per post
    link or embedded pic
    why you like it - what it replaced, why it's better, etc.


    ready?...
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    shift gears in a choppy section, like a rock...

    shift gears in a choppy section, like a rock garden. if the chain doesn't drop, it isn't going to. :)
  21. not true, given that the water in the hydration...

    not true, given that the water in the hydration pack is not located in the wheels and going around and round. :)

    weight on your wheels is the most critical weight on the bicycle. even given that...
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    This is always on my road bike:...

    This is always on my road bike: http://www.amazon.com/Ortlieb-Micro-Saddle-Bag-Slate/dp/B003CXWO9W
    Totally water and weatherproof, in case you toss a cell phone or car keys in it.

    This is the...
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    your chain will stretch which will cause...

    your chain will stretch which will cause accelerated wear on your cassette and chainring.

    measure your chain wear with either a park tool (very cheap) or a ruler (instructions are on several...
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    I like seatbags that have a quick release which...

    I like seatbags that have a quick release which attaches to the rails because it is more secure and quick to remove when you need to get something out of it. The basic 2x velcro strap thing is OK......
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    Sounds like you've got it covered, then. If...

    Sounds like you've got it covered, then. If switching between 30T and 34T rings before you head out for a ride is no problem for you, then you'll have all the flexibility you'll need. :thumb:
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