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I Learned to Ride in Crappy Gear (and my Kid doesn't have to) - Aug. 14, 2021, 12:39 a.m.

I've had the opportunity to watch a woman progress on double black gnar . That's what she started riding when she moved to Canada. She only rode XC before moving here. Sorry Cooper but janky natural beast of trails are very exciting to a select few. Definitely not the masses . Thank God . Right of passage. Well yes if you enjoy this crazy stuff your in a different smaller fringe group.  Yes I ride 26 inch wheels. I'm a Luddite. 

I'm glad we all love to ride for whatever the reason . 

I bring two light weight synthetic jerseys and switch at the top of the climb. Comfortable relatively close fitting shorts that are a spandex blend. But not necessarily biking specific. Modern synthetic s are the best for comfort , breathing, they are quiet and light. And every time you wash them thousands of plastic microfibres end up in the sea. 😁

Squidworx Modular Flat Pedals - July 27, 2021, 7:41 a.m.

Can you exchange the outer parts to make the platform wider or longer ?  Or does it just provide different color options?

2022 Norco Sight VLT eMTB - July 19, 2021, 7:26 a.m.

Pink bike has a motor bike filter . So I see no motor bikes except for adds showing lightning bolts and riders floating into space? 

Anyways this is entertaining. Sort of like a passing a car wreck entertaining.

2022 Norco Range C1 VLT eMTB - July 17, 2021, noon

Heard they have more powerful motors this year! And next year. Even more powerful motors. ;)

5 Gifts For Your Bicycle Mechanic That Aren't Beer - July 5, 2021, 10:04 a.m.

Bike shops are one of the last places where people who own the business listen and really want to help. 

They are a much appreciated community service. 

Many times I've needed an esoteric part for my vintage steeds that I still ride , abuse , break and keep maintaining. 

How much I ask ? Oh it's junk you can have it.  I always say. You don't make money that way and throw them a five or ten spot. That money doesn't really make a huge dent. 

It's my way of saying . You support me and my bike then I support you and your family. 

My hats off to all bike shop owners and employee s . 

Don't forget trail builders. Digger has a passion for donuts I believe.

Corsair Was High Pivot AND Pedaling, In 2007 - July 2, 2021, 12:26 p.m.

Pretty easy to hop on some ones new steed and take it for a spin. And yes I have I think modern bikes are devoid of character. They are boring. So no I prefer a light responsive plush ride. 

I also prefer janky double black trails where the words smooth and fast do not have any context.

Corsair Was High Pivot AND Pedaling, In 2007 - June 30, 2021, 7:20 a.m.

Get a craft beers for this man and he can talk teck for hours. Not feverish new part lust. No this man has a rich knowledge of what works, what could work . What's practical and built well. 

Thanks for reminding us of bikes that gave us the innovation to create the fun toys we ride currently. 

Although I would be more than happy on this steed. Weighs close to the same as Norcos new carbon fiber framed high pivot frame.

OChain Active Spider Review - June 18, 2021, 7:59 a.m.

Funny suspensions are specifically designed to work in conjunction with chain tension. You can make a very supple highly reactive rear suspension . But everyone apparently wants pedal platform. Doesn't chain tension assist pedal platform? 

This gives about 3 degrees of chain " float" ? Can't help but think a chain less bike would actually track much better. And to have a mushy elastomer feel under my feet. No thanks.

Introducing SNIK - A GPS Tracker for your Bike - June 1, 2021, 7:21 a.m.

Small investment for some serious security. Yes your bike will be stripped down but as soon as you discover your bike stolen you start tracking exactly where it is. 

I would mount it inside the BB . Would an antenna reaching up the seat post receive a good signal?

The Loam Ranger Loves Dogs: Except on the Trail - May 27, 2021, 6:54 a.m.

Dogs are great! And they can all be trained to obey command's.  Or so I have heard . Kind of rare.

Reserve Launch the 28|XC Wheelset - May 14, 2021, 9:35 a.m.

Oh look another wheel set. How much? What does it do . Circles. 

How about something different. 

I'll know. An affordable wheelset yes! That's something you rarely see being talked about. Maybe the mortgage and feeding the kids are priority. Hmmmmmm. 

I don't know am I totally off the mark? Not in touch with reality. Wheelset s need to cost well over 1000$ ? 

Let the discussion begin about affordable options.  

Pardon me after taxes these are 2000$ Canadian .

As for life time unconditional warranties. Crash replacement at a low cost is reasonable, believable. Lifetime warranty is a fantasy like getting a high five from a rainbow pony after you back flip Brutus.

SR Suntour's Zeron Fork - Bargain Coil Goodness - May 6, 2021, 7:26 a.m.

Cam I think this is the first time I have read about a ( cheap fork)  in an un biased manner.  You did not let the low price effect your oppinion. 

It's the best looking fork Suntour has made to date. Has the correct support feels like your using all the travel but have ten percent in reserve. That's my description of the perfect fork. 

They need to make a coil Durolux , with an air negative spring. With these subtle grafix.

Alternatives for Shimano Brake Pads - May 2, 2021, 6:45 p.m.

Does this nasty stuff get in my lungs when you drive your car and I commute by bike? Yes it does. Thanks.

Alternatives for Shimano Brake Pads - April 29, 2021, 4:09 p.m.

Unfortunately my good friend Eric the Crow moved up north.  If you ever saw an old guy with grey hair on a hard tail with a cigarette but hanging from his mouth doing trials moves on greasy logs in the forest. That's him .

Alternatives for Shimano Brake Pads - April 29, 2021, 12:28 p.m.

A friend of mine is super cheap. Cheaper than me. He cuts up automotive pads into little squares that he glues to the old backing plate with Jb weld glue. 

He is also far more talented than me , very good at trials moves. No issues with his ghetto hack brake pads.

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