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    N* season pass
    The glass is twice as large as it needs to be

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    Quote Originally Posted by andy f View Post
    N* season pass
    Great idea. I had to talk myself out of it though... I would inevitably buy another money pit (dedicated DH bike).

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    Wheels with 30mm inside dimension, a real noticeable improvement for me. Now this ride feel is the norm to me. Wide Lightnings at my lower weight. LB hookless 30mm inside rims for your own build with Sapim Lasers and brass nips. Buy two rims and build a front first.

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    Ya I keep going back to wheels but dunno if I want them as bad as they will cost after buying so much stuff last year and this year.

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    if you are looking to get faster, a betterride camp or some other instruction/lessons/coaching will help more than any amount of money you spend on equipment. Yes it will, I don't care how good a rider you are or think you are.

    If you are looking to have more fun, going somewhere is, IMO, much better bang/buck than buying stuff (provided you have a decent bike, which it sounds like you do). I've done long weekends in Fruita and Tuscon for about your budget, though the really memorable, once in a lifetime trips have been more. It's also nice for the SO because it lets it be more of a real gift rather than you saying what you want and she gets it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joules View Post
    if you are looking to get faster, a betterride camp or some other instruction/lessons/coaching will help more than any amount of money you spend on equipment. Yes it will, I don't care how good a rider you are or think you are.

    If you are looking to have more fun, going somewhere is, IMO, much better bang/buck than buying stuff (provided you have a decent bike, which it sounds like you do). I've done long weekends in Fruita and Tuscon for about your budget, though the really memorable, once in a lifetime trips have been more. It's also nice for the SO because it lets it be more of a real gift rather than you saying what you want and she gets it.
    Ya the only way my bike is getting better is wheel upgrade and I don't know I want to put any more money into it. Skills camp or trip sounds like a good idea

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    You need those wide wheels to finish it. Build em.

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    8 Ball... it'll make you go quick... for a bit...
    It's all Here. Now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eb1888 View Post
    You need those wide wheels to finish it. Build em.
    Derby?

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    Brakes? Big fella's like us need some good brakes! That's my next upgrade..

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    Got a new set of XT brakes with 203mm front/180mm rear ice tech rotors already

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alias530 View Post
    Got a new set of XT brakes with 203mm front/180mm rear ice tech rotors already
    How do you like the XTs? I have crappy Elixir 3s but am in dire need of an upgrade. I'm 6'3, 215lbs. They just don't cut it. Looking into the Elixir 9 Trails with 4 pistons...

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    What bike is it?

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    Helmet, pads, clothing? Nice to have several sets of riding clothes so you don't have to do laundry as often.
    Atomic batteries to power...turbines to speed...

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    I would tell her to get herself some equipment so you can ride together.
    count your blessings

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    Quote Originally Posted by SycoCell121 View Post
    How do you like the XTs? I have crappy Elixir 3s but am in dire need of an upgrade. I'm 6'3, 215lbs. They just don't cut it. Looking into the Elixir 9 Trails with 4 pistons...
    LOVE them. Had them on my first bike and bought them again for this bike. PLEASE don't get the avids. You can lock up chunky tires on tiny rotors with any decent hydro brake, it's the modulation and control that's nice. And Shimano brakes in general are much easier to dial in and maintain.
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    What bike is it?

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    Stumpjumper Evo
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    Helmet, pads, clothing? Nice to have several sets of riding clothes so you don't have to do laundry as often.
    Already have helmet, knee guards, 5 sets of padded shorts, a bunch of base layers, jerseys, arm and leg warmers, etc. Multiple pairs of shoes. Pretty set with clothes.
    Quote Originally Posted by wizzer16 View Post
    I would tell her to get herself some equipment so you can ride together.
    Got her a carbon full suspension Superfly last year, went on three rides and sold it, she didn't like MTB.

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    I'm telling ya man, CCDBair. Nothing is even close.

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    biking vacation weekend? Thats what I would do if I had a wad of cash burning in my pocket

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncfisherman View Post
    I'm telling ya man, CCDBair. Nothing is even close.

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    Pretty happy with my kashima rp23, just wish it had more of a lockout like setting. Can't even tell the difference with "platform" or whatever turned on with the stiffest setting compared to wide open lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alias530 View Post
    Derby?
    You can go Derbys for the ridge. The LBs are 185 and the new Rovals use the same profile.

    Here's some build info--
    Actual LB 30mm ID wheel build parts, weights, and results.
    Last edited by eb1888; 06-20-2014 at 02:51 PM.

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    Sounds like you're not needing more bike gear. My $0.02 is to book a 2 night trip to a resort.
    Include her, she'll be able to hike, paddle, or shop while you ride, and at night they'll be options.
    To me, it's the perfect biking-related gift for the guy that has everything.
    And hey, us dirty bikers can always use a few bonus points. (win - win)
    The best is the one you want to ride most often..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyin_W View Post
    Sounds like you're not needing more bike gear. My $0.02 is to book a 2 night trip to a resort.
    Include her, she'll be able to hike, paddle, or shop while you ride, and at night they'll be options.
    To me, it's the perfect biking-related gift for the guy that has everything.
    And hey, us dirty bikers can always use a few bonus points. (win - win)
    Ok. I'm 2 hours from Northstar/Tahoe and she loves Tahoe.

    I have a Stumpjumper Evo with a Pike fork (29er, 140mm front/135mm rear) with a nice tubeless setup. Should I rent a DH bike or bring what I have?

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    Seems to me like you already have enough stuff, why not just give some money to charity, and tell your g/f to keep the rest and treat herself to something nice at Victoria's Secret.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky Mtn View Post
    tell your g/f to keep the rest and treat herself to something nice at Victoria's Secret.....
    the gift that keeps on giving...
    "Knowledge is good." ~ Emil Faber

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    Still haven't thought of anything

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