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Nov. 24, 2015, 10:07 p.m.
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NSMB Forum Testing: Ryders antiFOG Glasses

I wear glasses when riding and I'm always trying different brands as I am constantly on the hunt for fog proof glasses. I've had a pair of these for a little while and I've jotted down some quick thoughts from first impressions to a conclusion down below:

Caliber Anti-fog Traction

First impressions:
• Industrial design is a subjective matter but overall I liked the semi-wrap around shield and the general aesthetics which are definitely skewed more towards function over fashion. They were even black.
• The build quality of the frame seemed stout and comparable to Smith frames that I have tried recently for NSMB.

• Fit well with Smith Forefront and TLD A1
• I found that my field of view was pretty good given a heavy frame
• Maybe it is the shape of my melon but they didn't stay hooked over my ears very well. A quick shake of my head and they slipped down my nose fairly easily.
• Nose piece seemed to be designed for someone with a very broad nose. I don't have a large schnoz but it is definitely not flat or small. An articulated nose piece or more heavily dimpled nose piece would be a nice solve here.

On trail:
• I found myself constantly pushing the glasses back into place even on smooth trails.
• Hydrophobic qualities worked as advertised for the first month but soon after they definitely did not fear condensation or fog when the weather changed from damp to dank.
• I am a glasses wearer and the biggest issue for me was Optical distortion. Unless I was staring straight ahead I got massive headaches. Given that they kept slipping down my nose I was constantly removing them to shake out the cobwebs are pushing them back up my nose.
• Lenses became scratched and beat up within a months use which attracted more contaminates and fog. I always use the cloth bag so assume it was from constantly adjusting the glasses on my face and wiping out the fog.

I can't recommend these due to fit and optical distortion.

June 16, 2015, 8 p.m.
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STOLEN: KONA PROCESS 153 and Operator

Hey Sea to Sky peeps, Joe Schwartz just had two bikes stolen from his house in Squamish. Please be on the look out for them. DH bike has never been ridden, with Chromag seat, bar and stem (as opposed to stock build). Process 153 is unique, with XX1 drivetrain and matte black carbon rims with Hope hubs. Feel free to break kneecaps if found.

Posting for Joe so PM me with and leads and I will forward them along.

Oct. 27, 2014, 2:41 p.m.
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Jian Ghomeshi & CBC no longer

Regardless of the scandalous hearsay and accusations or heinous facts involved the one shining truth is that if you're a public figure and value your career then you should keep your dick in your pants. Strombo seems to have this figured out, maybe jian should have learned from his example.

Oct. 21, 2014, 10:21 p.m.
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Project NBD - new bike day

that norco range is pretty decent for the price

or you should have bought my remedy a month ago.

Oct. 20, 2014, 5:37 p.m.
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Bronson or Nomad?

I had the same dilemma and after much deliberation I went with the Bronson over the Nomad. With a 160mm pike it is pretty much dialled for anything that I could possibly throw at it.

July 26, 2013, 8:50 p.m.
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NSMB - 2013 - Hardtail Build thread

2010 Chromag Stylus aka the winter bike

July 9, 2013, 10:21 a.m.
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Fly Fishing Forum

Are there any flyfishing forums out there for BC/AB that people would recco?

Sept. 25, 2012, 8:50 p.m.
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Video: Trouble at Interbike

this is good web.

July 17, 2012, 11:15 a.m.
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carboned out evil


June 1, 2012, 10:21 p.m.
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Wade's Excellent Adventure

Just saw the route and it looks like Simmons has gone mad with climbing power this year. Can't we just agree to drink beer and sprinkle in some riding?

May 21, 2012, 12:45 p.m.
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Return of the Deep Pocket Slideshow - May26th

Team Momentum and Displace Hashery present the Deep Pocket Slideshow. An evening of photography, drinks and prize laden fund-raising in support of the 2012 Embridge Ride to Conquer Cancer.

May 26th at 730pm at Displace Hashery in Kits (3293 W 4th Ave in Vancouver). $3.00 Cover and ALL proceeds go to Cancer Research

Dan Barham -
Reuben Krabbe -
Jordan Manley -
Tim Zimmerman -

Raffle tickets:
1 ticket - $10, 3 tickets - $20, 10 tickets - $50

Raffle Prizes Include:
• Momentum VS-1 Watch
• Momentum Alter Ego Watch
• 2 Tickets to a white Caps game
• 2 tickets for the VSO (evening of your choice)
• Personal Training Session courtesy of Balance Works
• Month Pass courtesy of Innerspace Yoga
• 3 x Ska Brewing Jerseys
• Spa Package from John Casablanca’s
• Mixed Fragrance package valued at $450
• One month pass to Steve Nash
• One Bike tune up from Different Bikes
• Joystick MTB - Handlebar/Seat

Details on Facebook:

April 13, 2012, 10:19 p.m.
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Norco and Jay Hoots Poster Design Contest

Whoa Sherlock !!
If not you guys, it will be humbling being uptstaged by a 12 yr old with a fresh idea. No biggie.

Not at all. Advertising needs a new child prodigy or two to shake things up. Make sure he charges a full billable rate.

April 13, 2012, 1:51 p.m.
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Norco and Jay Hoots Poster Design Contest

I agree. Make it for kids but put an age cap on it. When I see people asking for printing sizes in industry vernacular on their Facebook then I have to call bullshit.

As far as it is just a poster for kids so why get worked up question. It's not the size of the work that matters but the ripples in the water. More to the point, I've seen entire rebrands that have resulted from a simple banner ad.

April 13, 2012, 8:09 a.m.
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Norco and Jay Hoots Poster Design Contest

It's just a poster, not plane design or an operation on my Mum. Something made by the kids, for the kids!

Sure, if that is the case I could get behind it if they were to cap the contest at 12-14 years old. But they aren't doing that are they? This is just user generated spec work.

April 12, 2012, 10:47 p.m.
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Norco and Jay Hoots Poster Design Contest

first off, I don't post very much any more but this is one of those times I am going to shoot my mouth off.

This contest and those like it are the most disgusting things on the planet to graphic designers like myself who have spent decades cultivating their skill only to see it marginalized. Did Boeing ask model plane hobbyists to design the 777? Did you ask your friend who has watched all 16 seasons of ER to operate on your mother?

On the other hand, this contest is a celebration of riding and man who has done at shit load to grow our sport. Jay, you're awesome but I wish this contest was more about asking people to thank you for being Jay Hoots - ambassador of awesome.

I challenge Norco to find a way to do this in an original way rather than serving up an example of crowd sourcing. This idea is just a rehash of a really old idea that even at the time was the cheapest(not in the $$$ way), easiest, lamest way to engage consumers. Think about this: all the fans that participated in the star wars remix on youtube did it for honest reasons and not because there was an incentive.

Normally, I would provide a more detailed solution rather than shit talking but I get paid to do that and I don't give my ideas away for free. Oh wait, I did give you one but that one is for Jay.

Just so I am not hiding behind a username and avatar. My name is Dave Smith and my email is If anyone at Norco has issue with what I've said please contact me.

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