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    It actually felt cold this morning!

    Now that the crazy dangerous heat is gone, I suggest we all get out for some riding. I started at a gentlemanly 10:30 am today and it was quite pleasant in OC. Even met a recently transplanted...
  2. Yes , the ODI Ruffian, Specialized SIP and my...

    Yes , the ODI Ruffian, Specialized SIP and my fave, ESI's Racers Edge. ESI's are the lightest and come in many colors. They slip on to install but never rotate or slide off. They feel great with or...
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    Michelin Pro 4 SCs?

    I've been using the Pro series for years (Axial, Pro 2, 3) and love them but just installed the Pro 4s. I bought 23mm as I always have. They seem a tad narrower or taller vs the older Pros--is this...
  4. Sweet! My buddy has wheels from them and he's...

    Sweet! My buddy has wheels from them and he's super happy. I run Bonti 3s too--awesome rubber.
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    I'm going to go against the grain and NOT tell...

    I'm going to go against the grain and NOT tell you to get your weight back. That is old school and wrong. You want a LOW, neutral position on your bike, staying loose to absorb trail changes. You...
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    725mm on my XC bike. I love the stability on...

    725mm on my XC bike. I love the stability on descents and the rocking leverage I get to use on out-of-saddle sprints. Width is no problem in ST with trees.
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    Every brand is good. Except Walmart-level...

    Every brand is good. Except Walmart-level bikes/brands. Within the brand are diff levels of components and frames/frame materials. Apples to apples on dollars to level of bike, you can compare 5 diff...
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    Completely agree. That's exactly what it's meant...

    Completely agree. That's exactly what it's meant to me.
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    How to signal you're done with a pull?

    When I rode with a team back in the 90s, no one needed to signal in any manner other than look over one's right shoulder before pulling off to the right and drifting back. Nowadays, I'm really...
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    The Kahuna is a sweet hard tail.

    The Kahuna is a sweet hard tail.
  11. I disagree. Taking weight off the front tire...

    I disagree. Taking weight off the front tire helps it washout easier. You want some weight on it to get the tire to bite. A neutral, balanced position over the bike is best. The OP should try to go...
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    Sorry haven't checked in here. I look at the map...

    Sorry haven't checked in here. I look at the map and if it's yellow, I'll think about whether to go to or not (or maybe go and ride easy). Red is no way for me.
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    How do you know you need it lower on the medium?...

    How do you know you need it lower on the medium? I bet you were running the seat too low and the inept salesperson didn't know any better. Most people run their seats too low. For a basic check of...
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    Watch the PM 2.5 and PM 10 levels on AQMD--that...

    Watch the PM 2.5 and PM 10 levels on AQMD--that stuff goes in your lungs and doesn't come out.
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    I went with XT and saved some $$$ over XTR. I...

    I went with XT and saved some $$$ over XTR. I like them a lot--have on two bikes.
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    I'd be happy to ban cars from using it. Bikes are...

    I'd be happy to ban cars from using it. Bikes are definitely the largest user group. I've had no problems riding either direction on it and would hate to see it one way as I use it both directions...
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    Do you mean the new one (2012 and later X3 aka...

    Do you mean the new one (2012 and later X3 aka 26-3, 27.5-3 or 29-3)? If so, I concur. The older Bontragers though, are junk. Here is a link to the newer one so you get the right one (their model...
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    Help protect CA cyclists!

    Help stop hit and runs on cyclists. Sign the California Bicycle Coalition's petition. http://thndr.it/1fL07ET
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    Help protect CA cyclists!

    Help stop hit and runs on cyclists. Sign the California Bicycle Coalition's petition. http://thndr.it/1fL07ET
  20. Thread: 29er Gearing

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    If you want a 42, you can get a 42 cog from Wolf...

    If you want a 42, you can get a 42 cog from Wolf Tooth or OneUp for a 10 spd cassette and not have to buy XX1. You ditch the 17 in exchange for it. BTW, I'm 54 and am fine with a 32 x 11-36. You can...
  21. Thread: 29er Gearing

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    Where do you mostly ride, the Santa Monicas?...

    Where do you mostly ride, the Santa Monicas? That's similar to what I ride in OC (steep 1/2 to 1 mile climbs in my smaller parks and mod to steep 1-8 mile climbs in the Santa Ana range). I demo'd one...
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    You can't convert unless you got a new hub/wheel....

    You can't convert unless you got a new hub/wheel. The newer hubs have pop out adapters to work with various axles. If your hubs have removable adaptors, then yes it'd work with some different ones....
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    Switch to Shimano. They use mineral oil so they...

    Switch to Shimano. They use mineral oil so they aren't affected by heat like brake fluid brakes. They're easier to bleed, and I think they feel better at the lever and stop better too. Their bleed...
  24. Thread: 29er Gearing

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    I had a 22-32-42 on my old bike but on my new...

    I had a 22-32-42 on my old bike but on my new Kona 29er, I went to a single 32 Wolftooth on the front with a 12-36 10 spd. cassette. I love the 1 x 10--quieter, simpler. The 32 works great for me and...
  25. My guess is that it's part of a kickstand...

    My guess is that it's part of a kickstand mount--not sure though. Never seen anything in that area before either. Toss it. If the bike doesn't work after, put it back on.
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