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July 3, 2018, 7:36 p.m.
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Re: On-Bike Tools and Repair Storage

I'm running the big pump from One Up with the EDC tool tucked inside. A bit of cash, zip ties, sticker patches, tire boots, and quick link for the chain. I don't think the tools are the best, but they will get out out of a jam and since everything seals up nice, they are always on the bike and with you on a ride. And that's kinda the point... I used one of those RaceFace gear straps to attach the tube to the top side of the down tube. Doesn't feel like the most secure set up, but it works. Maybe check out the One Up gear straps.

I get that some people want to keep their bikes as light as possible, but I'm going to carry the gear anyway. So I'd like to get it off my back so I don't have to bring a pack. Especially on short-ish rides.

May 1, 2018, 6:53 p.m.
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Re: Fenders? Marsh Guard vs RRP Guard(s) vs Mudhugger

Posted by: tungsten

Meh, fender season's about to end, eh? But thanks for the heads up on where to get the Mudhugger locally.

Yeah, I hear you. But there's always a few days until the end of June that seem to be super wet. Plus, these fenders are burly, and will gladly wait out the summer season ready for that first mucky ride in the fall!

April 30, 2018, 8:17 p.m.
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Re: Fenders? Marsh Guard vs RRP Guard(s) vs Mudhugger

Yep. I ran the Mudhugger on both bikes for a while, then the RRP Max protection on my smaller bike (with 29er 2.3 DHR 2's) and the Standard on my Enduro bike (with 29er 2.5 DHF wide trails or 2.5 DHF DH tires). Full disclosure, I purchased the Mudhugger and Phil from CCN bikes let me test the RRP guards.

If you have any other questions, please let me know.

April 30, 2018, 8:01 p.m.
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Re: Fenders? Marsh Guard vs RRP Guard(s) vs Mudhugger

And if you're looking to purchase these fenders in the Lower Mainland....

Lynn Valley Bikes carries the Mudhugger Front Race for about $60 CDN.

RRP fenders are distributed by CCN Bikes and you can buy them online here

April 30, 2018, 7:57 p.m.
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Fenders? Marsh Guard vs RRP Guard(s) vs Mudhugger

This past weekend was glorious. The shore was basked in sun and it felt like a gift from above. I head out the door in T-shirt and in a matter of minutes I’m on the trail and something hits me; winter still has a decent grip on the dirt under me. Perfect time for testing some fenders. It seems like the Marsh guard (or similar products) is the most popular around here; it’s light and is way, way better than having nothing. But I’m going to focus on three fenders that are wet weather experts; the Mudhugger Front Race, the RRP ProGuard Standard, and RRP ProGuard Max Protection.

I seem to have a unique ability to catch all available mud on the trail with my eye balls. Right in the balls. And it seems to happen more often on the lip of a jump or mid air, right when sight is non-optional. So you can probably see why I’d want a massive fender up front.

First up, the Mudhugger. This was my first serious fender for winter riding and I was impressed with the size (~17”). It weighed about 0.08 kg (on my scale) and on the trail I didn’t notice the extra heft up front. What I did notice was how clearly I could see. I still have one nugget or two make it past the fender during really nasty rides, but that’s a big change from 10+ with the smaller fenders. One thing I really liked on the Mudhugger was the lip at the front of the fender; it brings the front of the fender really close to the tire and I imagine that it helps with reducing the amount of mud flying forward, directly in the riders path.

Next up are the RRP ProGuards. These fenders are big, at (~19.5”) for the standard and (~23”) the Max Protection (this thing is huge). The fenders come in at 0.12 kg and 0.13 kg, respectively. Both fenders work really well, but I can only think of a few bikes that would be better suited to the Standard vs the Max protection. I’m thinking 29er’s with under down tube mounted water bottles (i.e. Yeti SB 5.5c, Kona Process 111, etc.). I haven’t tested it, but there may be some clearance issues, so check things out before you dive in.

OK, back to the fenders. The standard fender is awesome, much better than the smaller ones you see around. But if I’m spending ~ 120 g on a fender, I’m going to the Max Protection. It’s awesome. My unscientific data says that I get slightly less crap in the face than the above 2 fenders. It inspired confidence in nasty conditions and I felt I could push harder knowing that I would be also to see any wet, diagonal roots that seem to reach up and pull back to earth when you least expect it.

I really enjoyed my time on all these fenders. If I was buying fenders for some serious wet weather riding, or to just keep faceward trail debris to a minimum, I’d probably go with the RRP Max Protection for the late fall through early spring, then the Mudhugger for the summer. After trying these well made products, I’m not going back to the smaller fenders, even if it pushes my XC bike over 31 pounds!

If you have any questions, please post below and I’ll try to respond quickly.

April 2, 2017, 9:47 a.m.
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Re: 2017 Seymour Trail Conditions Thread

Hit TNT the other day and is clear of snow and running pretty good. The rest of the trails on Seymour are also running pretty well. Maybe a little standing water here and there after some of those massive dumps of rain. But a couple drier days seemed to sort that out. Or the trail fairies..

April 2, 2017, 9:43 a.m.
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Re: 2017 Fromme Trail Conditions Thread

Pedalled up to 7th yesterday. No snow on the road, but still about a meter of snow on the trail. We descended the road to upper oil and went down that. Still probably 50 cm at the top in places. Mostly unridable until the very end. Leopard and crikum were mostly clear.

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