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  1. http://scontent-b.cdninstagram.com/hphotos-xfp1/t5...

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    This set up will hold a 4L bladder with a sawyer mini inline filter and 2 26oz water bottles,...
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    My mountain bike and gravel bike both have B-17's...

    My mountain bike and gravel bike both have B-17's on them and I must say, They are super comfy for long easy days in the saddle. They worked right out of the box for me, comfy from the get go. My...
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    fify

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  4. Thread: Hot r Not

    by RoadMike
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    That TCR is smoldering...I want one. I work at a...

    That TCR is smoldering...I want one. I work at a pro level Giant dealer...hmmm.
  5. Poll: A solid, good weld is not necessarily a pretty...

    A solid, good weld is not necessarily a pretty one. Brand names and builder reputation are built on things like the quality and beauty of welds and precision of construction.

    Personally I am a...
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    The beads on properly and artfully welded Ti...

    The beads on properly and artfully welded Ti frames are tiny and very consistent compared to other materials and require a great deal of skill to make well. No experienced frame builder would grind...
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    Have I ridden in the snow yet? ...

    Have I ridden in the snow yet?

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    I'm sitting here with 8 stitches in my leg from my last snow ride, so...
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    That's because the bead has been ground off,...

    That's because the bead has been ground off, because the bead is ugly.
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    Wat. Aluminum welds, even nice ones, are...

    Wat.

    Aluminum welds, even nice ones, are straight fugly compared to nice titanium welds.
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    I'm car free so commuting to work results in a...

    I'm car free so commuting to work results in a two a day.
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    Distance 10,154.3 mi Time 751h 42m

    Distance

    10,154.3 mi


    Time

    751h 42m
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    Where are all these fat cyclists racing? I need...

    Where are all these fat cyclists racing? I need to go race there. I don't know any fat racers...at all.
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    They are kind of like an easy button for...

    They are kind of like an easy button for technical terrain. You can pretty much drop to a low gear and sit down and crawl through anything. Even the heavy ones like my Pugsley climb ok due to the low...
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    Fat bikes are just down right fun and that's all...

    Fat bikes are just down right fun and that's all there is to it. Would I choose one over a 29'er for my all around bike? Absolutely not. A fat bike is a good third or fourth bike.
  15. So you want to get faster, but don't want to train? But you do want to ride right?

    So I wrote this today about the performance benefits of riding singlespeed and my experience coming from a road racing background to mountain biking for fun. I used a wee bit of profanity, a bit of...
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    Are you budget conscious? A full custom build is...

    Are you budget conscious? A full custom build is the way to go. Who you go to is going to depend on how much you want to pay. I will tell you this though. Steel is real, but Titanium is flipping...
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    Just don't forget to give the guy in distress...

    Just don't forget to give the guy in distress "the look" before you drope the hamer.
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    Thanks...I can't wait to slowly bring the rest of...

    Thanks...I can't wait to slowly bring the rest of the parts up to the level of the frame. almost everything hanging off it is from my 2013 Giant XTC 2, which was spec'ed with some pretty low level...
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    For technical on trail climbing I'm out of the...

    For technical on trail climbing I'm out of the saddle most of the time, but I'm also on a hard tail, so my legs need to play the role of the rear shock to keep my tire hooked up. For smoother stuff I...
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    Got a new frame this week, 2013 Salsa El Mariachi...

    Got a new frame this week, 2013 Salsa El Mariachi Ti. I set it up single speed.

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  21. How do I do that? I can only find the watt...

    How do I do that? I can only find the watt dial...there's no watt crank here. Does this mean I cannot drope the hamer?
  22. You should definitely carry spare tubes and some...

    You should definitely carry spare tubes and some sort of co2 inflator even if you are running tubeless, but burping tires like that is uncommon unless you really like to run on the ragged bleeding...
  23. Go tubeless, no more flats from thorns, ever.

    Go tubeless, no more flats from thorns, ever.
  24. Thread: 300 mile ride

    by RoadMike
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    If it's a 300 mile credit card tour supported...

    If it's a 300 mile credit card tour supported ride, then a good fitting normal road bike is what you want. Whether that's and aggressive race geometry bike or a more relaxed comfort oriented road...
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    Uh oh...:popcorn You can by a new bike...

    Uh oh...:popcorn




    You can by a new bike that weighs less. By the laws of physics, you will climb better if nothing else changes. You could also just lose a few pounds.
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