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Oct. 21, 2017, 4:59 p.m.
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Re: Found: Sunglasses on Seymour

I left a pair of Smith Outliers in the parking lot at Old Buck at  about that time.

Sept. 27, 2017, 7:54 p.m.
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Re: Focus group

I haven't as I'm not of the teaching frame of mind. I did Dan's class a few years back and it was worth it for sure but I don't have his patience.

Sept. 27, 2017, 12:16 p.m.
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Re: Focus group

Good feedback, thanks. I don't think of those Fiver or even the coast mountain photo shots as anything more than profile photo worthy applications. It's more for people who want something where you try to get the best image possible as a keepsake. Like I said, the end product being something you hang on your wall rather than post to FB or IG.

Sept. 24, 2017, 9:30 a.m.
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Focus group

So. I've asked Cam's permission to post this before I get my arms torn off.

Lately, I've been asked to shoot a few adventure based weddings and I get inundated with requests for photos if I'm seen trailside at a fiver.

It got me thinking about starting a new end to my business thats focussed on bespoke photoshoots for mountain bikers. I'm just wondering if it's something you'd all be interested in...

We've all got photos of ourselves taken by our buddies or even purchased ones from the trailside photo guy in whistler but what about buying a few hours of time so you could get something that you want to hang on your wall? The benefit of the bespoke shoot is you get to pick the trail and have a few goes at it to get the best frame.

My question is do you guys/gals see this as something you'd pay for? Right now, I've priced it out at $300 for an individual or $600 for a group of 3. For that price you get 3-4 hours of shooting and a guarantee of 5 fully processed hi-res photos to do with as you please.

Oct. 15, 2016, 11:53 p.m.
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Unauthorized trail building in a provincial park

Remember when Gooch said that thing and everyone was all ROFL. Yeah that was good.

May 15, 2016, 11:13 a.m.
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Bronson sizing question

I'm a tweener too at almost 6'2 with a 6'3 reach. I owned the old Bronson in XL and rode the new one in Large for a week. For my own personal preference I would probably get an XL with a short stem. I find the xl more comfortable climbing and descending at speed feels more like I am part of the bike rather than hanging on or diving over the handle bars.

For the record and for measurements sake, I'm on an evil insurgent now and went with the recco'd Large frame and still feel like I could have sized up to an XL

April 3, 2016, 7:54 p.m.
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The Evil Thread

Have you guys been running your Wreckonings in Low or XLow?[/QUOTE

Taylor and I have both been running ours in Low. Today I switched mine into X Low. Felt good. Did two of the hardest trails on Seymour. Not going to name but you can guess. It was really good on that stuff. Probably were it shines the most I think. Then we climbed up to severed and AA. Was good down there too. Those trails are a little loose right now though. Lots of loose rocks all over the place. So hard to judge pure speed there. Then up the climbing trail to Boogieman. The top of Boogieman is mint. Someone is doing awesome work on that right now, so ya, the bike stormed that. In fact it storms that whole trail. Then boogie nights. Great in there too. I haven't decided if I will keep it in X Low or not, but if I had to guess, I'll probably stick with that. I don't mind loosing a bit of grace on the climbs. Time will tell though. My main complaint with the bike is I can't get the seat low enough for the DH. It's a personal thing though. Lots of people like to ride the DH with their seat up a bit, but that's not me. Anyhow, give it a go. I had to take the shock out to flip the chips. No biggie. Whole job takes about 10-15mins

I have the same issue with my Insurgent[HTML_REMOVED] a 170 reverb is most likely the solution.

April 1, 2016, 10:28 a.m.
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The Evil Thread

Should rename this "the EVIL water bottle cage thread"

March 29, 2016, 8:41 a.m.
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The Evil Thread

It was an issue for me at first - it really bothered me when I saw that a bottle cage could easily have been placed in the front triangle. BUT the bike fucking rips and can honestly say its the most fun bike I've owned in years. To allay my hydration issue I've invested in a bib with a carry system for days I'm not schlepping a camera sack.

March 23, 2016, 9:21 a.m.
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The Evil Thread

The Following VS The Wreckoning

Tough to see how these are marketed as two different bikes when Strobel shreds them both so well…

Fullface v. XC lid.

March 21, 2016, 4:24 p.m.
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The Evil Thread

Old news:

But still very happy.

March 19, 2016, 11:31 a.m.
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NSMB- 2016 - Mountain Bike Tread (Full Suspension)

You're going to love this thing. The Insurgent has been an amazing rip so far or I'd likely be putting the call in for a wreckoning aka _the megladon. _

Jan. 8, 2016, 2:34 p.m.
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NSMB- 2016 - Mountain Bike Tread (Full Suspension)

Insurgent.

Jan. 8, 2016, 11:12 a.m.
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NSMB- 2016 - Mountain Bike Tread (Full Suspension)

So Evil.

Dec. 3, 2015, 2:42 p.m.
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New Evil 6" 29er: The Wreckoning

Agreed. Their seat tube angles basically kill the bike for any taller riders who actually want to climb with it.

Had an insurgent for a while now. I can't say the seat angle has been an issue and i'm 6'2". I built it and did some short rides and then jumped on plane for 2 weeks of pedalling pretty big days in Peru. I haven't noticed that it was any different from my Bronson( I've owned )or any Nomad( i have test ridden).

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