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That all the MTB gloves these days are cheaply made and have zero padding? Even my Fox Sidewinder gloves that I have used for years aren't what they used to be
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Ya i hear that. I got a new pair of PI gloves and they are already getting fuzzy around the cuffs. quality. 4 hours of use.

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have went through two pairs so far this year....

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It's what is fashionable right now.

Padding in gloves is out.

If the shorts get any longer I'm going to call them capris.

Bars are getting wider (I'm for that) with low or no rise.

Visers on helmets are no longer cool.

All the white components.

Socks are getting taller.

Anodized colors are comming back in.

I couldn't agree more though, I loved the old ( AXO?) Padlocker gloves. Can't get the good ones for a long time now.

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And fox fork maintenance intervals are getting shorter...the fork on my tallboy now has wear on the stanchions after 2 years of use and I had it serviced at the 1 year mark
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I don't think you would have that wear if it wasn't for the oil migration issue. Fox screwed up and many are likely paying the price. I'm glad I noticed it early. There's a long thread on MTBR about it. The only one that is longer is the Fox creaking crown thread.

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And fox fork maintenance intervals are getting shorter...the fork on my tallboy now has wear on the stanchions after 2 years of use and I had it serviced at the 1 year mark


Yah, if it is a talas there is only 15ml of lube down in the leg....it can dry up quickly just from normal wicking even with good seals.
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The Magura forks only call for 5cc of bath lube! Yep thats right 5!
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Hey the beer is WAY better these days then when I first started riding!

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