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Dec. 31, 2020, 1:29 p.m.
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Re: NSMB - 2021 - Hardtail Thread

Posted by: Vikb

Posted by: craw

I can recommend Rekons if you want a tire that can crush out big days without a lot of drag yet still shred the trails surprisingly well. A rigid fork could be an interesting change....if you go that route just keep in mind something overly stiff could be very punishing if you want to still ride trails. Rigid fork comfort varies considerably.

+1 for the Rekons as a rear in 2.6. Surprisingly capable for a fast rolling (but a bit drifty - in a fun way) tire. I also found the 2.6 Dissector to be a great compromise between fast rolling and good cornering grip. Also, the 2.6 Dissector doesn’t seem to have the same pre-mature side knob wear that plagues the 2.4 (at least in my experience).

Dec. 31, 2020, 1:25 p.m.
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Re: How low is the snow?

Snow this morning in patches around the 5th switchback on Fromme. Snow for the first few hundred meters of Leppard. Then clear (and very wet).

Dec. 30, 2020, 7:47 p.m.
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Re: Whatchu get for Xmas?

Posted by: RAHrider

Posted by: Bushpilot

To me, from me: WAO bar/stem combo

Best bar/stem ive ever used. Whats it going on? 35 or 45?

45x27.5. Tossed it on my pride and joy today and taking it out for a spin in tomorrow am.

Dec. 30, 2020, 10:02 a.m.
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Re: Whatchu get for Xmas?

To me, from me: WAO bar/stem combo

Dec. 18, 2020, 1:08 p.m.
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Joined: Feb. 13, 2018
Re: Tonneau Cover and Tailgate Pad

My buddy has both on his Tacoma and they seem to work fairly well together. Closing the tonneau cover seems to require a pretty good push down though. But it closes with the tailgate pad on. He has a Raceface tailgate pad and the new hard trifold style tonneau cover Toyota dealers sell.

Dec. 13, 2020, 10:17 p.m.
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Re: Best Waterproof gloves?

Posted by: RAHrider

Posted by: heathen

100% Berserker glove is good. Awesome feel. The new Chromag winter glove has terrible bar feel

Do you mean the Brisker glove? I have a couple of pairs. They last amazing, fit great and are perfect down to around zero if you have warm hands and 5 or 6 if you have cold hands. They have a non-insulated palm, which gives summer glove bar feel. They are not waterproof.

I also have the 100% hydromatic brisker glove, which is supposed to be water proof. They are not water proof in a downpour (not sure if it was because the water was pouring in the top? In any case, pretty good fit. More insulation than the plain brisker but the insulated palm gives a little less bar feel, but still decent. If you have cold hands, these would be good for most of BC coast winter. I have warm hands so use the plain brisker most of the time and pull out the hydromatic when the temperature drops.

+1 for the 100% Hydromatic Brisker. They’re my go to if it is colder than 5 degrees and wet. They are the most waterproof and warmest gloves I’ve found that offer enough dexterity to actually “feel” my bike (grips, brake levers, shifter). I used them today for a 2.5 hour ride that was mostly wet and around 1 degree. They stayed dry enough and my hands stayed reasonably warm. But I can actually ride with them. I also have the Fox Ranger Water glove (uninsulated) for warmer wet days. Not sure there is a truly waterproof glove out there that offers enough dexterity to ride hairy terrain. I’ve heard of people using latex gloves as a liner glove on nasty days. Maybe that’s something to think about.

Dec. 10, 2020, 11:41 p.m.
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Re: NSMB - 2020 - Hardtail Thread

That Doctahawk is a beaut.

Dec. 4, 2020, 10:36 p.m.
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Re: Why did cush core have to be so good?

Posted by: FLATCH

Posted by: thaaad

It was actually only about half as difficult as I thought it was going to be.

Just wait till you have to remove it

Get the bead dropper.  Worth every penny.  Makes is suuuper easy.

Dec. 4, 2020, 9:47 a.m.
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Joined: Feb. 13, 2018
Re: Hardtail or Full-suspension Trailbike

Posted by: RAHrider

Posted by: Bushpilot

cushcore, good suspension, foam grips, comfortable bars

Have done all this and couldn't agree more. Run my tires at 17F/19R with cushcore. silicone push on grips and a well tuned fork and you are good to go. I think if you are out of shape, the hardtail will let you know. You need more strength and muscle endurance to ride a hardtail, that's for sure. Your legs and lower back need to absorb the bumps and if you are not going to keep up your riding or work on your core/lower back strength. A hardtail may not end up being that enjoyable.

As for FS vs hardtail. I sold my process 134 to get a primer. Although the 134 had some rear squish, the bike was actually less confident as the frame had a lot more flex. I've never ridden a SB130 but I wouldn't be surprised if I had a similar experience to the 134. I think it was said up top, but I know I'd go for a knolly or something like that if I was going to get another 130-140mm bike. How do you find the sb130 on something like bookwus or upper oil can?

I haven't ridden Bookwus or Upper Oil Can in ages. But the SB130LR is excellent on stuff like Lower Oil Can, Executioner, Dale's etc. Mine's set up with a 160mm fork and the shock has the "lunch ride" treatment so its 136mm travel in the rear I think. The bike is extraordinarily capable bike for its travel.

Dec. 3, 2020, 2:50 p.m.
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Re: You have too much money when...

Posted by: xy9ine

at least this bike has some utility; nicely built, it will (hopefully?) see use under multiple kids. I do like to see better built kids bikes that are enjoyed & handed down moreso than cheap, heavy, ill-performing short-lived shit. of course, this is a bit over the top, but hey. 

there's certainly no shortage of *really* perverse crap to be had out there though; how about a $1400 tin can?

https://www.tiffany.ca/accessories/decor/everyday-objects-sterling-silver-tin-can-60559139/

Even better:

https://www.tiffany.ca/accessories/decor/everyday-objects-sterling-silver-ball-of-yarn-60558779/'

Dec. 3, 2020, 9:40 a.m.
Posts: 96
Joined: Feb. 13, 2018
Re: Hardtail or Full-suspension Trailbike

I have a SB130LR and a Doctahawk (which is a bit under-forked). I had a Rootdown as my hardtail before that. Honestly I tend to ride my hardtail more than my squishy bike these days. I'm 41 and ride Seymour and Fromme regularly. Re the "hardtails beat you up" thing, while it is true, there's a lot you can do to make a hardtail less jarring to ride, including 29" wheels, 2.6 rubber, cushcore, good suspension, foam grips, comfortable bars, etc. I do feel a little more beat up after riding my hardtail than my squishy bike but its not a drastic difference. That might seem like a lot to do to make it more comfortable. For me its totally worth it still. There's something so awesome about how the bike responds instantly when you push on the pedals and also something great about re-learning familiar trails on a hardtail.

Nov. 30, 2020, 12:49 p.m.
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Re: Let's talk about on bike storage

If you get the Oneup pump with the EDC you can mount it on your frame and don't have to worry about threading your steerer...and you'll have a pump.  You can fit tire plugs in there too if you forego storing the C02 in the pump.

Aug. 23, 2020, 8:38 a.m.
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Joined: Feb. 13, 2018
Re: NSMB - 2020 - Hardtail Thread

Posted by: Endur-Bro

Posted by: Bushpilot

Let's try that again...

I couldn’t tell there was a dropper post at first.

That’s the beauty of a 210 dropper.

Aug. 23, 2020, 8:38 a.m.
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Joined: Feb. 13, 2018
Re: NSMB - 2020 - Hardtail Thread

Posted by: RAHrider

Posted by: Bushpilot

Let's try that again...

Really nice. Is that a raw? Looks amazing. Ridden it yet?

Thanks. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. It’s a dark grey tint over raw. First real ride was yesterday at Eagle. Taking it to Fromme this AM.

Aug. 21, 2020, 3:46 p.m.
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Re: NSMB - 2020 - Hardtail Thread

Let's try that again...

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