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  1. Well, sure. The rogue stick and unexpected crash...

    Well, sure. The rogue stick and unexpected crash have potential to damage anything. I am speaking primarily to simple mechanical failure. It is possible to almost eliminate most mechanical failures...
  2. One of my pals did a similar route around Tahoe a...

    One of my pals did a similar route around Tahoe a few years ago. Beautiful area and 200 miles is a nice length of a ride. Not too long, not too short. Easy to carry all the necessary food supplies....
  3. Derailleurs suffer catastrophic failures for...

    Derailleurs suffer catastrophic failures for really only three reasons, two of them very avoidable. In order of most common:

    - Bent hanger. Riders often neglect to understand the importance of...
  4. Bleeding brakes on the trail isn't going to...

    Bleeding brakes on the trail isn't going to happen. A typical bleed kit is pretty big to portage around. If a brake fails for some reason, the common solution is to unbolt the caliper, zip-tie it to...
  5. For me, this topic begins with good bike...

    For me, this topic begins with good bike maintenance. If you can't go 200-500 miles without some sort of mechanical issue, your bike is in terrible shape. I can ride for thousands of miles with...
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    I've got about 16,000 miles in my C3 and C3 Pro...

    I've got about 16,000 miles in my C3 and C3 Pro helmets. I rode through Colorado's worst rains in a century with my C3 and through 118 degree temps in Baja. They work. I'm a fan, for sure.

    I will...
  7. To further this within the construct of the main...

    To further this within the construct of the main topic, while I don't typically mind if others do or do not carry in the backcountry, I'm not always wild about traveling with others who carry if I...
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    Schuberth Customer Service

    It often seems like quality customer service is a thing of a bygone era. I love it when I encounter service that goes way above and beyond. I'm 1200 miles into a three week, 2500 mile motorcycle ride...
  9. And there's the rub. Many gun advocates are quick...

    And there's the rub. Many gun advocates are quick to defend ALL gun owners as to do otherwise implies that gun restrictions might be necessary.

    Every year while using my local trails near...
  10. I travel by truck, motorcycle and bicycle. The...

    I travel by truck, motorcycle and bicycle. The only thing that makes it on every trip regardless of the conveyance is:

    My Sea to Summit Pillow:...
  11. Those last few posts are edging towards the fine...

    Those last few posts are edging towards the fine line that gets these threads closed, which would really be a shame.
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    I don't know that I'd use the ezHitch on a...

    I don't know that I'd use the ezHitch on a horizontal dropout. The trailer is simply trying to pull the wheel out of the dropout whereas pedaling force is trying to force the wheel into the frame.
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    As a motorcycle journalist, and former Africa...

    As a motorcycle journalist, and former Africa Twin owner, I'm still waiting by the mailbox for useful details to be delivered. So far, all of these mini media releases have been unsubstantiated...
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    From what I've been told, the XT1's EVF is...

    From what I've been told, the XT1's EVF is considerably better than that of the XE-1. I do find that I feel that same slight disconnect with the actual image that you speak of. I feel the "blackout"...
  15. I can't do the desert heat. I've tried. I've made...

    I can't do the desert heat. I've tried. I've made a good effort. It occurred to me recently that one of the best long-haul trips I've done in years was in torrential rain for three days with temps in...
  16. Not the bears I've sprayed, which have been many...

    Not the bears I've sprayed, which have been many as a guide in AK. And statistics and research have much to say about the success of spray over guns as it relates to human injury and death. This is...
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    The other key element to this is relative to fit....

    The other key element to this is relative to fit. Not all boots fit all feet, so recommendations have to be taken with a lot of latitude. There is also a tremendous variance in boot quality which...
  18. Excellent point and another viable option to...

    Excellent point and another viable option to increase safety with or without a weapon in the mix.
  19. Hahaha...hard to argue that one. For the record,...

    Hahaha...hard to argue that one. For the record, I agree with everything you have expressed in this important exchange. I do believe this is a poignant topic for all travelers.

    That exact scenario...
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    There are almost too many good recommendations to...

    There are almost too many good recommendations to be made to have them be productive. Your first step is to decide what type of boots you're after. That will be determined by the terrain you will be...
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    I don't really think that's true. If you look at...

    I don't really think that's true. If you look at most bikes on shop floors today, then look back at the bikes from years past, you have to reach back a solid 7-10 years before you begin to see bikes...
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    There's no way around not addressing the...

    There's no way around not addressing the suspension settings anymore. Someone, either the shop or the consumer, has to set it up. Which is really not any different than the same procedure used to air...
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    Heh, like I said, something about this warranty...

    Heh, like I said, something about this warranty claim smelled of foul fish. I am "Quito" on mtbr. The bellow is the latest post from the OP with the warranty grievance:

    "Ok, not sure with the...
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    I managed a bike shop not all that long ago. A...

    I managed a bike shop not all that long ago. A dude came in for a warranty, we made the call, everything was put in motion to remedy the situation within minutes. But, the dude ran to mtbr as fast as...
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    Here are some other shots taken this weekend at...

    Here are some other shots taken this weekend at our local mtb race where my friend and Salsa sponsored rider Kaitlyn not only beat the entire field of women in the 50 mile event, she did it on a...
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