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  1. Please leave the forum. I’ll check back in a few months to see if you are still here. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. 2 years is one of the worst ones available these days. More than the time frame, it depends upon what they do within that frame. TREK refused to warranty a defect in my frame in its first year of ownership :) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Canyon and YT have done a fantastic job with Branding. Canyon made very smart moves in the support of women’s pro teams as well and the fact that they have eye catching paint job/logos. Fezzari on the other hand... although they just came out with a hell of an Instagram campaign. But still, who wants to own a fezzari or try to resale one? The biggest problem with this bike is a complete brand identity crisis and because of that NO RESALE. I would not worry about Warranty when dealing with one of the most reliable companies in the world for returns and warranty. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. My experience is that aluminum just bends if you roll out with too low of a psi and kiss a rock. Yes you can bend it back with a pair of pliers, but it is forever ugly and weak. Carbon is super strong unless there is a layup defect. You can feel the rim kiss the rubber and know your psi is a little low. On my stans, that same feeling resulted in a bent lip. It stays so unbelievably true compared to aluminum until you ding enough spokes to really screw things up. You ever cracked an aluminum rim and ridden it a lot? As long as you are holding air, you can pretty much ride cracked carbon home. We cracked specialized rim and still had to do a few rides/ races on it before we had it warrantied. I’ve gone out way low on psi (laziness) and pinch flatted tires and slammed square edge ledges. The rim barely has a mark. Aluminum would probably be dead. I’ve ridden dirt wheels. Dirt components built me up a few wheels and they have been fantastic. I do not have the current rim offerings from them, but I will replace my bontrager’s with them soon. Buy from Patrick! He is awesome. Regarding PSI... I maybe went a couple of pounds lower when switching to carbon. It allowed me to slowly find the ideal psi without fear of bending the lip. I run 24-26 rear depending upon tire size. Front is 21-23. I’m a hair over 190 in my gear and my bikes are 22-25 pounds. All my tires are 2.25-2.35. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Walmart did not buy Rapha. The Waltons bought Rapha. If bill gates buys something, it doesn’t mean Microsoft owns it. :) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Oh and what a terrible terrible name. They had an opportunity to tie this to their roots. With mode names and everything. A rebrand is in order if these sell at all. They could have done it in the first place. Ozark bikes?
  6. Thanks for all of the work! I would have been out there working with you, but I’ve been traveling for 4 weeks straight. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. The tree is fine. No biggy and less in the way than it used to be. I was talking about drop arrows on Well Worth it where I blocked the B line. Ive raced pace bend It is high traffic until you get out of Wookie and doesn’t break up until approaching the hill. Last year had a bad start on the Jeep road and didn’t get around into 1st until the end of the wookie. It’s been an extremely tight group through there every year I have raced. Packs stay together longer because there are no climbs until “the hill” The tech features actually bunch groups back together more than they create separation. If one person makes a mistake, everyone regroups on that person. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Already know a pro/ open rider that went out and run and it didn’t even pick up his “fast run”. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. No it won’t. Strava is not the end all, chip timing and stop watch or “lap” feature in your Garmin are a better feature for practicing. Trails like peddlers pass are a mixed bag when it comes to Strava times because the squiggly entry is too close and pings some peoples start times several turns in. Other trails that do this are point 6 at walnut and Blacktrack at Rocky hill ranch. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. I would put an official sign about unauthorized removal of trees and what the code is. I’m torn now. The line is fine IMO with this tree gone. The only tech it adds now is leaning the bars to the left. It causes traffic every day im out there, race or not. There is also the fact that people have been preriding for weeks and this has not been there. This is going to really screw with peoples head when they come through there. At that point in the race, the lead packs are still all together and there will be some big crashes. I disagree about needing the B line. The kids rolled harder mandatory drops at Flat Rock Ranch. Again, we are inducing significant danger on the course with that b line present. And the trail is getting widely eroded there. That step down can be rolled on a 20”. A sign with drop arrows for the course markings would be my preference. This is all just me voicing my opinion. I’m fine with others disagreeing. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. That tree is in the way if you have wide bars and tend to look at objects you are trying to miss. That’s probably why it was “sacrificed.” Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. More sanitation at the first descent of well worth it. Someone has literally cut a line on the right. The trail is now 10 feet wide At the drop. I stacked rock and blocked the line. I will block before the race. GFY Houston. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. The trail builders (public) were not compensated, with anything other than thank yous and smiles. On the other hand, public funds were used to acquire land in Austin, then to fence off said land and prevent access to the public. The public also pays for salaries and equipment to keep themselves off said property. On the bright side, at least 360 and 2222 don’t look like 71/lakeway. Little boxes on the hill side Little boxes made of Ticky tacky Little boxes on the hillside Little boxes all the same. So what I am saying is maybe some how BCP protection has benefited mountain bikers and protected them from developers? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Let’s destroy a park in case we get 50 inches of rain again in one week. Why not? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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