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  1. Went for a ride Friday evening and my dropper got stuck in the down position. Lucky for me it happened at the bottom of the hill near the parking lot so the ride out wasn't bad. The dropper on my YT Jeffsey is a YT-branded seat post (YT Postman) and there isn't much available on the web about how to service it. Reached out to YT support and got a quick reply that it is just a rebranded SDG Tellis. Found the SDG videos on youtube showing how to do the full service on it. Easy to follow and even easier to actually do. Turns out things had just loosened up and the cable wasn't pulling on the actuator enough to activate the cartridge inside. A good clean, lube, and tightening up, and it's working like new. I'm really impressed with the design of the Tellis. The internal cartridge is intended to be replaceable if it ever fails or gets damaged. I found it quite a bit easier to work on than the PNW dropper my son has on his bike and the KS I have on my fat bike. Only draw back is that it requires a special tool to work on it. I made due with what I have in my shop, but I went ahead and ordered the tool ($5) for the future.
  2. Long time no post. Highland has done the Winter Woolly for the last few years where they open the lifts for fat bikes for one day, have a race, etc. It's fun and definitely worth checking out if you fat bike.
  3. Took my own advice and picked up a YT Jeffsey Pro 29 to be my quiver killer. Took it for it's maiden voyage at Franklin yesterday, and I have to say I'm pretty pleased. Bike is a bit over a pound heavier than the Rocky Mountain and feels bigger when I'm loading it in the bike rack or the work stand. But my initial impression is that it rides and climbs better than the RM. I'm guessing part of that has to do with the 1x12 drive train and 77 degree seat angle. DH should be much better too with the additional travel and bigger brakes, but I won't know that for a while. Highland postponed opening day until the end of May BTW, Franklin is riding really well right now. No mud and only a few soft spots here and there. Parking lot was the busiest I've ever seen it, but it appeared to be mostly hikers and people going to the park. I only saw one other person out riding on the trails.
  4. If you decide to go new, definitely consider looking at direct-to-consumer brands like YT and Canyon. You get a lot of value for your money. I can't speak to Canyon, but my experience with YT was excellent. I bought my DH bike from them back in 2015. About a year after I bought it, I broke the rear shock. Contacted them and they took care of doing all the warranty work with SRAM (RockShox). Only thing was waiting on the replacement, but I would have had to do that with a LBS as well. The YT Jeffsey Comp is a full-carbon frame trail bike with pretty impressive kit for $3K.
  5. Stopped by River Roost yesterday for some essential survival gear.
  6. "This forum is currently not available on this app. Please contact the forum administrator." Anyone else seeing this when they try to access the site from their phone (Android).
  7. Lots of great recommendations! I'll add my name to the others that like The Expanse. Great series and science fiction that actually relies a bit on actual science. Hunters is another good one. The Last Kingdom on Netflix is also good and loosely based on historical facts. Sent from my Pixel 2 using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
  8. Sold Sent from my Pixel 2 using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
  9. @Cannonballer It's a large. I haven't had any issues with the Reverb. The bike is 30.2 lbs as shown.
  10. Killing my quiver and consolidating to a single, long travel 29er. DH bike already has a buyer, and I'm also selling my 2017 Rocky Mountain Instinct 930 MSL. Full specs are available at https://www.bikes.com/en/bikes/instinct/2017Size large. Carbon frame. Bike is in excellent mechanical condition and good cosmetic condition. 140mm of travel front and rear. Bike weighs 30.2 lbs as shown. Upgrades include:Rock Shox Reverb dropper seat postShimano XT rear derailleur (replaced the original SLX that I mangled on the trail)RaceFace Atlas 60mm stem (still have original spec stem)TubelessVP flat pedals $1300
  11. I got a couple of decent fat bike rides in over the last month between Franklin Falls and Boston Lot. I signed up for the slalom race at Suicide 6 on February 29 and proceeded to crash hard OTB on my first practice run. Ended up with bruised ribs and a big old bruise where the bars tried to poke through my leg. No race run and no rides since then, but at least I'm able to breath deeply again without wincing
  12. Local guys in Springfield, NH are making some pretty good stuff.
  13. Big section of Darling Hill trails now closed to mountain bikes: https://www.kingdomtrails.org/darling-hill-updat
  14. I've had a few over the years... Nearly hit deer at Highland and Franklin Falls Chased bears in Stowe and Dupont State Forest in NC Had to avoid turkeys at Boston Lot and Sunapee And I always seem to be chased at least once a ride by barking spiders
  15. My first non-alcoholic IPA. Surprised that it's actually pretty good. Similar in flavor to other session IPAs. I also picked up some Sip 'o to balance it out [emoji846] Sent from my Pixel 2 using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
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