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WeAreOne Composites - Dustin Adams - Sept. 7, 2017, 8:57 a.m.

Wayne has several children with his lovely wife. 

And then.... there's Shane. 

Look, its complicated. 

The important part is wheels. Shane makes good wheels.

WeAreOne Composites - Dustin Adams - Sept. 7, 2017, 8:45 a.m.

Go bug your LBS to carry them!

WeAreOne Composites - Dustin Adams - Sept. 7, 2017, 8:43 a.m.

Contrary to popular belief, that's not a shirt, that's just Wayne's skin now. 

And not only does Wayne do trail work, he drags his children along to teach them to be members of the community. 

And FWIW, I don't think he's out 'playing the long game' doing trail work to sell wheels - the old guy is just genuinely invested in the sport! /pedantics

:-P

WeAreOne Composites - Dustin Adams - Sept. 7, 2017, 8:40 a.m.

Wait, reviews "drop", now? They're like SHREDits? 

And yes, Showtime is the result of a very complicated lovemaking process, involving (from what I understand) a meerkat, the HAAS machine, Wayne, and some other consenting living beings. 

One of God's own prototypes, that one.

WeAreOne Composites - Dustin Adams - Sept. 7, 2017, 8 a.m.

Please stop spreading #fakenews.

"Wayne Parson and Shane Jensen are apparently not related." 

Wayne is obviously Shane's father.

Topeak's Ratchet Rocket Lite DX Tool - Aug. 10, 2017, 2:40 p.m.

In a very similar vein, I love my SILCA. 

The only real downside is it doesn't have a chain tool. :-(

ARRIVED: 2018 Marin Wolf Ridge - July 31, 2017, 8:47 a.m.

What's wrong with Tommy Bahama? Its comfortable and fashionable.

And either good work on Marin's part, as it shows attention to detail, or.... Dave is a nerd.

ARRIVED: 2018 Marin Wolf Ridge - July 30, 2017, 11:03 p.m.

Tim, 

Please note the tire/valve stem alignment. 

Sincerely, 

Everyone.

The Tale Of Turbo Levo Man - July 19, 2017, 2:51 p.m.

STOP GIVING AWAY MY SECRETS!!! 

Without mechanical doping, I won't be able to maintain my very-mid-pack Fiver ranking!

The Tale Of Turbo Levo Man - July 19, 2017, 2:36 p.m.

Which is certainly another very valid point to the debate. 

Trail networks are traditionally designed so that the farther up/out you get, the more difficult trails may be (and they're often built differently, as they aren't designed to see as much use). Its very easy to see riders getting in over their heads, either on trails that exceed their skill level, or too far from home and running out of fitness. 

And no, it certainly doesn't mean all, or even most e-bike owners are in this situation. But its reasonably easy to see why some people are concerned about the number of e-mtbs in Whistler available as rentals.

The Tale Of Turbo Levo Man - July 19, 2017, 2:16 p.m.

So hypothetcal situation for you, @dddd. 

Land manager says, "OK, we've had enough e-bikes, and we can't really tell the difference, and we don't have the resources or a good technique to enforce this. No bikes. Period." 

What's your next move? 

I would suggest we should be proactive, and figure this out, rather than reactive.

The Tale Of Turbo Levo Man - July 19, 2017, 1:30 p.m.

I think the potential exists for governments and land managers to see ebikes and mountain bikes as one and the same. And the potential exists for them to ban both, as that's a pretty easy way to draw the line, instead of arguing minutia of the different types, wattages, and throttle demands of different classes of motor assisted cycles. 

So, no, I am not necessarily afraid of them 'taking over the trails', but I am absolutely a believer it could impact the places I can ride a mountain bike.

The Tale Of Turbo Levo Man - July 19, 2017, 10:24 a.m.

It's part of the argument FOR e-bikes, certainly. Shuttling is just.... motor assisted riding. Sort of. 

But you can take e-bikes a lot of non-shuttle-able places. (here's where Todd chimes in about e-bikes on Lord of the Squirrels, or something like that).

I don't think the #parklyfe argument really works, though, as bike parks are for-profit commercial operations. 

And while I get your point, there is no e-touring (although, it will be interesting with e-sleds coming out hot and heavy to see how that shapes up, as a lot of the argument against snowmobiles in many areas is noise pollution and pollution....).

Race Face Aeffect Cranks: Boxing Above Their Weight - July 14, 2017, 3:21 p.m.

The cranks on my Switchblade came with the self-extracting cap, so..... YMMV?

Rider's Throat Apparently Sliced by Barbed Wire Across Trail - July 10, 2017, 9:03 a.m.

Link no work-y

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