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    Well, I believe that just about covers everything. Everyone go home, we can shut the site down now, everything that can be said about biking has been said. Good job everyone

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    While I am a Noob to the forums I am not to mountain biking. That was a great post and I agree with your thoughts be happy and ride.

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    That was great!

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    Great post, noob here looking forward to meeting some cool peeps in the Mtn bike community!

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    One that didn't make this list....

    I don't care what your lap time is at whatever trail I've ridden it fast, I've ridden it slow. I would love to ride a lap with you and give you some pointers, you needn't apologize to me that you "held me up" or "made me waste a ride going slow". There is NEVER a wasted ride.

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    absorbed it all, thanks!

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    i liked reading this.
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    Good job! Nice post.I like it

    Just plain old biking fun...

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    Newest noob checking in!

    I spent a ton of time on my mtb as a teenager but life and kids got in the way, so here I am at almost 40 years of age ready to get back in the saddle. I want to get my kids on bikes and now they're old enough to do that.

    I'm also the type who would rather make a lot of work for myself and get dirty and greasy than just go to the local shop and buy a bike. Usually I hate myself for that but I also come out having learned something new. I will probably buy a decent bike at some point but I want to learn how to work on a bike so I can maintain it but I don't want to wreck a perfectly good bike I'd rather learn on a beater.

    So anyway, rather than go out and buy a bike, I rescued one from my neighbour's garbage. He was about to throw it out and I asked him if I could have it. I threw some cheap slicks, new grips and a new saddle on it (I don't like germs) and taught myself how to fix the brakes (gotta love youtube) and now it moves and stops.

    What I'm trying to figure out is whether I should stop now and wait until something better comes along or if the frame I have is actually worthy of nice parts, lots of time and some money.

    I'm not trying to flip/sell/make money on it (I'm pretty sure that's almost impossible for an amateur to do), I just don't want to throw good money at a bad bike. Where do I go to find out what I have and if it's worth the time and money I plan on putting into it? I have pics.

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    Heard, understood, and acknowledged! Love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by carbonDRED View Post
    Heard, understood, and acknowledged! Love it!
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    Beautiful.
    Dude, I'm bleeding, where's the duct tape?

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    Diggin the post, makes me feel better about any equipment decisions I may make in the future. I have to get an MTB back up and running, so many trails, so little time.

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    Will definitely heed advice in this post making any future decisions. Thanks

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    Thanks...

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    Well.... That covers it. Thanks!

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    Nice!

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    This sums up the ideology of many riders I know. " if it spins ride it"

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    This should come standard with every bike purchase, right on the cover of the owners manual.

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    I agree!!!

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    Just checking in. Bought my first 29er yesterday.

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    Always got a kick out of this list

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    Reading that just made this complete noob realize why I want get so immersed in this great activity.

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    Great read. Man this sport is great!

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    Welp, here's my first post...

    I like you guys already. Cheers
    I should be riding right now...

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    Glad I read this before posting

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    Great post! I've been a bit frustrated as a noob trying to pick out a starter bike and this thread resulted in smiles all over again.

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    nice little post this, i have been riding on off for about 15 years and like posted its all true.
    the one thing i always remind myself of is that a £100 bike is just as good as a £1000 bike if maintained but it just wont last as long for serious use.

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    Love it lol

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    BOOYA -- I consider myself served.

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    Hola, new rider here. read this as my first thread and now my first post. After reading this thread I decided to register here! Cool post, thanks!

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    nice job great post

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    Great post!

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    Just got back into mtn. biking after a 10 year layoff. This is exactly what I needed to read. I am glad I bought the bike I bought! Well put Sir!!!

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    Just acquired my first bike since middle school - good read for sure

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    Nice, great post!!
    Keys to winning the race: Get the holeshot & don't crash

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    ..are RockShocks better than Marzacchi's........I kid.

    ..glad to be here sir!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigperk View Post
    "The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt."

    That just saved me a crap load of money in new shorts with the padded thingy......
    Bought the shorts with padded thingy.. Was riding 3 days a week and after a month, got them. Now I can go 10 miles before having to "readjust".

    Of course, now I weigh 35 lbs lighter...

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    I literally laughed out loud for some of them. Especially, "The more you ride your bike, the less your butt hurts," and, "Yes, you can break your collar bone riding like that."

    There was an article in an issue of Mountain Bike Action that had 101 tips in it. I'll have to dig through my stack of various mags next to my bed and type up some of the ones that are in line with the OP. (I'll update later as I'm sitting in front of the TV drinking a Yuengling and watching some boob tube.)

    (Edit) It's in the June 2013 issue of MBA

    1) If you're not having fun, no tip is going to help you.
    2) It is never wrong to get off and walk a section.
    81) There is nothing wrong with 26-inch wheels. They have been propelling mountain bikes for over 25 years.
    95) Your bike can be replaced; you can't. Let it fly off the cliff so you live to tell the story again.

    There were only a few (I reviewed all 101) that weren't just straight up technique and riding tips. And I know these don't have the same humorous effect, but I hope I contributed something.

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    Love it! Buying a mountain bike was the best decision I've ever made, never once regretted spending money on it!

    Whether it's riding with friends or riding alone, I've had so much fun. Even on rides that didn't go so well that ended with my bike flying over a ledge, still laughed it off, learnt from my mistakes and rode again.

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    Wish I read this earlier this year. Would have saved heaps of cash.

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    I'm completely new to biking, and have taken to like mountain biking. This was one of the first things I read a couple of months ago when I started. For the most part, everyone I've met so far must have read it too. Coolest people I've ever met.
    We have met the enemy, and it is us. Pogo

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    Rad.

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    First post I read after registering.. Glad I did! haha

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    Great advice lol

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    I made two posts before reading this, dang it. Good info. Thanks

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    Definitely appreciate this post! After questioning my purchase of a used and probably abused bike, my first in probably 15 or more years, brought me back to why I bought it. To learn and to have fun

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    Great words to read & ride by!
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    Got it!

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    Love that post. I am thinking of writing a similar one for the car and boat forums I am a part of, too. You really do see the same 50 questions over and over, for the most part. Way too many people giving opinions when people ask a "how to" question, or arguing that their opinion is more right, somehow...

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    Hello! I'm new on MTBR. Have a new Giant Trance 3 also. This thread is very useful.

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    Hey, it's three point five years later and I just read this first post for beginners (which makes sense, because I just joined the forum a week ago).

    That was awesome! And all of it was true.

    Often beginners are a lot more expert than they think. We don't know what we don't know, so a beginner might buy a bike, go out and ride, have a blast, and get in great shape while having fun. Whereas another beginner might be concerned with what everyone else thinks (my problem at times) and get into a world of confusion and embarrassment trying to fit in before actually riding.

    I think it comes from our childhood, especially the middle school years when it's considered hip to put down everything as "lame" "gay" or "stupid." Someone likes horses? That's lame. A boy in your seventh grade class is in gymnastics? Gay. You're invited to play chess after school? "Stupid."

    And we develop an unhealthy mindset that says we have to check and double-check with the cool kids before we buy or try something.

    And the truth is that the dorky bike owned by the dorky kid might catch the attention of a world-class professional rider who might honestly think, "that thing looks fun."

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    This post gave me the best perspective I could ever ask for...thank you!!!

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    I like this a lot. Good words! Just awesome!

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    Definitely a great first thread to read here on mtbr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crash Test Dumby View Post
    Thank you. So true of ANY web forum. It's my question, and the way I ask it will induce the answers I'm looking for, even if I can find relevant info using the search function.

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    I feel a little bit better about being at the 'Kiddy' table.

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    That was an awesome read, as 43 pages of people who have come before me have said!

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    Agreed...wise words.

    Bought a cross bike last winter to ride road and learn cross. Moved to New England and now live near local MTB trails. Riding my 'cross bike there for training, and to learn bike handling as I also try to figure out some of the cross-specific skills. WOW are MTB trails a blast!! Wow is riding ANYTHING just fun.

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    Nice!!

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    Nothing more true. Newer to MTB, but been riding road bikes for awhile. Glad this is a positive atmosphere!

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    where was this before i bought a bike? haha

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    Great post !!

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    Sweet!

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    Beautiful perspective!!!!! Love it

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    I really enjoyed reading that. Thanks

    I took the liberty to translate it for my local forum. Of course the OP, forum and original writer and blog were attributed at the top of the thread. Hopefully there are no objections

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    wow, best single read post of my life. so good. so true. brought a smile and tear to my face. cheers.

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    Awesome post! Everyone should abide by this.

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    I appreciate and endorse your post!
    I'm a noob to the forum and this post helped me sign up

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    Great post, loved every bit of it!

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    Great read. I am researching low end MTB's right now, as it's all I can really afford, and I want to just get out there and ride. I was a bit intimidated reading up on bikes, and such on this forum, as it seems everyone has big $$$ bikes, so I kind of felt like a budget bike wasn't a good idea.. But... Then I read this thread, and realized, riding is the important part, not the brand of bike you're riding.

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    Great advice - loved it

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    Hey all,

    New to MTBR forums. I'm really looking forward to learn about mountain biking. I just purchased a Nashbar AT1 and built it last night. I bought this particular brand because it seemed like a good way to get into mountain biking at a very friendly budget price range. Unfortunately the weather in NY is terrible.

    My goal is to learn as much possible on the forums as well as just going out there to ride. It's a bit confusing but we'll see how it goes.

    Nice post btw.

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    Nice !! Well said !! Newbi here and look forward to learning and Laughing

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    "The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt."


    These words are true words.

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    Just joined.....just got my new bike yesterday...ass is killing me! Haha.

    Rode bikes for a long time growing up, then I just stopped. Recently turned 31 and decided enough is enough, spend a little change and get yourself a bike. So I did, and I am about as happy as a 9 year old all over again.

    Went with a trek marlin 7. Looking forward to learning as much as I can on here, and hitting the trails asap.

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    I bought a $800 hardtail, went on my first ride (downhill in Santa Cruz), crashed, made it to the bottom and decided I needed a better bike.

    I bought an Ibis Mojo HD and while it was 8 times as much as I had budgeted for the first bike, it's been the best use of money I've ever spent on myself.

    Then I bought a V10.

    This all started at the age of 43.

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    Very straight forward and useful. Great post!

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    Great post. Thanx for this one.

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    Hello everyone,

    New to forums. Please be gentle. I'm planning on purchasing a bike online from Pricepoint.com and did my research on them. Of course, there's always both end of the very good and very bad spectrum. Unfortunately, none of the reviews I've seen good or bad pertained to a ready to run bike that you just hop on and go. Has anyone bought a fully assembled bike from them? If you can kindly post your experience from the beginning such as was it the right model year bike? Was it shipped with care etc. etc. Thank you.

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    My a$$ was supposed to hurt!?

    Guess butts can be made of titanium too 0_o

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    "Mountain biking: the under-rated and drug-free antidepressant"

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    New guy here Great advise in this post, going to print it out and hang it on the wall

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    New to mtbr and getting back into biking after a long time away. My last bike was an '04 Performance Bike Access XCL, which I still had so I gave it to my girlfriend and built myself a new Access XCL Comp. I really like these frames for building your basic traditional 26" XC bike.

    The '04.



    My new one.


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    Sup noobs
    !Echale Vampiro!

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    Great advice...something to always remember!

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    Hi, im new in this forum. Hope can get new knowledge about mtb riding

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    Good stuff!

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    Awesome humbling read. Just joined up and started riding mtb recently. Looking for some knowledge here and I definitely found it!

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    I'm here, nice read

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    I've been on the Internet for a long time and a member/moderator/administrator in many forums. I just registered here after getting into MTBs recently (thanks to my best friend), came directly to the noobs sub-forum, then directly to this thread and I have to say: this is hands down, the greatest, "noobs start here" thread I've ever seen on the Internet. I have a feeling my stay here at mtbr will be a very excellent one.

    On to the glossary and other important stickied threads..

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    Very good

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    Awesome.

    Newly registered to MTBR and looking for a good LBS for a new ride. I live in the Phoenix area and would like to demo a bike before dropping the 5-7k. Looking at the Mach 429SL or comparable for XC. Need an LBS with people who don't think they know everything and just try to sell you whatever junk they have on hand. Willing to travel out of state. If you know of any great LBS that fits the bill in Cal, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, etc... I'm willing...

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    love it

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    Awesome post, thank you!

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    Sure wish I had read
    Bikes purchased at Wal-mart, Target, Costco, or K-mart are generally not the best bang for your buck.
    before spending my money... so where is a link to a rear sprocket guide?

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    Quote Originally Posted by azmtnbkr17 View Post
    Awesome.

    Newly registered to MTBR and looking for a good LBS for a new ride. I live in the Phoenix area and would like to demo a bike before dropping the 5-7k. Looking at the Mach 429SL or comparable for XC. Need an LBS with people who don't think they know everything and just try to sell you whatever junk they have on hand. Willing to travel out of state. If you know of any great LBS that fits the bill in Cal, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, etc... I'm willing...
    This is kind of late but I haven't been on the forums in a while.

    I used to live in Chandler and that's when I started riding MTB. The shop I used to go to is in Tempe called Landis Cyclery off Southern Ave. but they also have a few more locations scattered around the Phoenix area.

    I was a straight-up newb when I went in there the first time and didn't know what I needed or what to ask for. They were more than friendly and definitely didn't make me feel any less like a cyclist than they were.

    Landis Cyclery, Bicycle & Triathlon Shop: Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, AZ

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    Here's my 2cents random thoughts .....noob to noob. I rode for many years 90's-mid 2000's. I got back into this about 2 years ago and when I started back I quickly realized everything had changed. 5 years from now, everything we think is the cool thing today may be completely different. Ride what you want....ride what you can. Read , learn, ask....... I was fortunate to be financilally strapped because if I'd had the funds to buy whatever I wanted any particular day, I would have 50 bikes by now and would almost certainly be riding the one I have today exclusively! My current bike didnt even exist a year ago. Take time to really figure your riding style. I like to daydream about hitting the 20' drops like the guys on the bike porn but in reality, I know I probably won't so I dont need the 200mm travel DH bike I first fell in love with. On trails here I would actually be pushing that bike more than riding it ( I would still buy it though and hang it in my bike room!.....when I win the lottery). Ride as often as you can. At some point you may begin to outride the bike you have and by then , you'll have a really good idea about what you "need". An $8K carbon full suspension bike that doesnt fit your body or riding style will suck. It will be cool before the ride when everyone is standing around gawking at it but then you;ll go on the ride and it will suck. An entry level hard tail that fits good and is dialed in will be a blast!! Talk to other riders out on the trail. Most of us LOVE to talk about bikes. THere are some hodad poser bike snobs that will talk smack about your ride but thats the very limited minority.Carbon is cool. Carbon is light! I love carbon! I have a tight budget and im 20-30 pounds over my ideal weight.........I went with aluminum. Aluminum is cool too! All bikes are cool and yours is always the best one! NEVER BUY A BIKE BASED ON ITS ASSUMED RESALE VALUE!!!!! If your local LBS tries to sell you an $800 fork for a $400 bike, find a new LBS. If your local LBS won't let you test ride, find a new LBS (exception: that $8K FS carbon beauty on a 6' show rack........ don't ask to ride that one unless you want to buy it.....LOL!.... but then again, never hurts to ask? You may not see or feel the big deal about it and save yourself a ton of buyers remorse......and cash!!) Im rambling but these are some things that were passed to me early on........ Ride! Have a blast! post your pics and experiences (under the relevant thread of course!) See you on the trails!
    2016 Stumpjumper FSR Comp 6Fattie
    "Pain is just fear leaving your body"..........somebody who gets it

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    This isnt just for noobs. Every member here should be required to access this thread and read it quarterly, because a large majority on this site needs to be reminded of these things.

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    Awesome read!

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    read it. Good info 😀

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