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Feb. 22, 2017, 9:57 a.m.
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Crazy Pills

Speaking of crazy… the prices of these new norcos are insane IMO.

I'm comparing the new Giant Trance Advanced 2 to the new Norco Range C7.3.. $1300 difference?! From what I can see they're basically the same level of parts..and you get carbon wheels on the trance!

$5599 for their base mode carbon bike makes Santa Cruz look cheap to me!

I agree… only a couple of years a go the price of the 7.3 was the price of their top model. I guess YT hasn't changed the pricing game yet.

Feb. 21, 2017, 11:47 a.m.
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Cheap Carbon Fibre?

there are literally hundreds of dollars to be made in the bike industry…

Feb. 16, 2017, 2:40 p.m.
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Size doesn't matter?

I believe Dave at Bicycle Hub has a YT Capra there for a demo/parking lot/sizing test.

Feb. 14, 2017, 9:41 a.m.
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The Decline of Vancouver.

I'm pretty sure the developers aren't paying for the road upgrades… maybe getting politicians elected.

Feb. 10, 2017, 11:41 a.m.
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The Decline of Vancouver.

Vancouver doubled down on a all or nothing zoning policy.

You have transit related clusters of very high density land designated for high rise - this will never be affordable, the land costs will always go up lockstep with FSR allowed on site, and construction costs will continue to go up as codes becomes ever more complex, and material costs increase.

You are left with 80% of Vancouver being single family homes. Even though these aren't truly single family anymore, since most are suited, this is far, far from highest and best use.

The solution was to allow reasonable spot rezoning and much more infill.

Examples of this would have been;

- Turn hundredths of corner lots into 3 dwellings
- With this; allow taller structures to allow ground level parking, under units
- Allow row homes
- Allow laneway homes (before 2008 )
- Allow smaller homes

Key here is, do none of the above in broad strokes - allow developers and builders to apply with ideas. This eliminates speculators front running, land hoarding, and driving up costs. Fine example being the Cambie corridor.

All of above, combined with 3-4 story mid rise buildings could easily alleviate the housing crunch we are in, and go a massive way towards reducing traffic and congestion in the whole region.

That being said - all the above is pie in the sky, chances are slim to none of any of it happening since it would require we upend municipal and provincial politics.

so with this increased density who is going to pay for the increased infrastructure? Sure the hell isn't the developers.

Jan. 30, 2017, 9:53 a.m.
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Dreaming of an aggressive 29er for the North Shore and PNW

you can have a good climbing bike that has a slack h/a… but you need to have longer stays and a steep seat tube.

Jan. 26, 2017, 11:22 a.m.
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NSMB - 2017 - Full Suspension Bike Thread

You riding the new enduro Jerry? If so how are you like that? I'm loving the idea of a longer travel trail bike. It's also on my short list. Hate the color Canada ended up getting though.

I'm riding a prototype Enduro right now but did come off a 2015 Enduro which I really liked for everything. I can't say enough about how geo changes everything. Probably the most important thing on a bike. I like things super low, super slack and long(ish) but that depends on how aggressive you are and the terrain you are in.

Jan. 25, 2017, 12:11 p.m.
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NSMB - 2017 - Full Suspension Bike Thread

http://linkagedesign.blogspot.ca/2016/10/rocky-mountain-slayer-2017.html

The climbing looks good.

Jan. 19, 2017, 10 a.m.
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NSMBA hiring

Awesome… looking forward to the new direction of the NSMBA

Jan. 18, 2017, 2:20 p.m.
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Chomping at the bit

Neds is about it with this kind of moisture.

Jan. 11, 2017, 1:15 p.m.
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Dirt not snow

January is like a giant Monday.

Jan. 11, 2017, 1:08 p.m.
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WCDH - Who's moving where?

Troy, Remi and Joe Smith is my prediction.

Jan. 11, 2017, 10:05 a.m.
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WCDH - Who's moving where?

I don't think Neko will get a ride. He hasn't had much results in the last 2 seasons on the international level. http://www.hookit.com/members/nekomulally/results/

If Wallace doesn't get on Canyon, I bet he will be a privateer.

Jan. 9, 2017, 9:50 a.m.
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shoulda bought a mac?

apparently lots of people switching from MAC's to Surface Pro's

Jan. 6, 2017, 2:57 p.m.
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The Great Salt Famine of 2017

All you have to do is put antifreeze in a pump bottle, so easy… Geeze

but it's not free!!! Doesn't matter if you wait in line for 6 hours in subzero temps and spend $5 in gas.

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