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July 25, 2018, 9:01 p.m.
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Re: Five Ten Freerider Pro - durability?

Posted by: HeyZeus

I have a pair of the new 2FO flats (1.0, not the 2.0) very light and breath very well. Not as stiff on the foot as 5.10s but so far so good. I have had pretty good experiences with the big Red S and clothing/shoes so I'm interested to see how they hold up. I've had them for a month and a half, not nearly long enough, but so far so good. 

neoprene sleeve is nice for keeping the dirt out of them though.

the sleeve is something i wish 510's had. too many dirty socks! I feel like 510 will eventually come out with a pair that has one

July 20, 2018, 12:05 p.m.
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Re: Five Ten Freerider Pro - durability?

have you guys looked into trying out the impact pro's? I just got a pair and they've been holding up quite nice so far. They're definitely a beefier sole but they weight significantly more than the freeriders.

July 12, 2018, 8:24 p.m.
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Re: My YT Canada experience

Posted by: raidersroll

Not sure what happened to this thread, but I thought I would leave a quick update on my Capra:

I love it. it rides beautifully. no issues so far, I wrapped it in 3M clear bra and have PR'd most of my local trails since owning it.

Highly recommended.

Where did you buy or do the 3M Clear bra?

July 11, 2018, 8:49 p.m.
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Re: On-Bike Tools and Repair Storage

for you guys that use waist packs...do they ever move around a lot while going through chunder and stuff?

July 10, 2018, 11:26 a.m.
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Re: On-Bike Tools and Repair Storage

Posted by: Vikb

Posted by: grambo

Semi thread jack -- what fanny packs are people running? Anyone using ones with built in bladder? For longer rides, I have an Osprey hydration pack with a 3L bladder (never use 3L except Chilcotins -- usually 1.5-2L for long hot days). For after work shore rides I am dumb and just carry a multi-tool in pocket and my 500ml water bottle on bike, if I flat I walk/trail run out. Fanny pack with 1L seems like it could eliminate my need for the pack on pretty much all rides.

I've tried a number of fanny packs. My favourite is this $15 MEC bag. Holds a 1L soft bottle plus a couple extra things. With 500-600ml on the bike plus tools on the bike I rarely need more than this. I drink from the bottle on the bike and refill from the soft bottle in the pack. That means by the time I am ready to get shreddy on the descents I don't have much weight in the fanny pack I don't notice it at all.

thanks for sharing this - good tip on the soft bottle. definitely gonna try this setup out

what's inside the timbuk2?

June 30, 2018, 4:17 p.m.
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Re: On-Bike Tools and Repair Storage

Posted by: XXX_er

Posted by: TonyJ

Slightly off subject, but is anybody running a water bottle on the underside of the downtube?

If so, what type of cage and bottle, my big concern would be losing the bottle in rough terrain.

I would love to get the pack off my back for shorter rides, carrying a bottle would be my only concern, the other stuff seems easy enough to figure out.

google "cageless water bottle"

a buddy mounts one of those cage-less water bottles on the water bottle mounts under the down tube on a yeti,

I was skeptical but in spite of Enduro-ing  pretty hard he sez he hasn't hit anything or lost the bottle.

A couple of plastic mounts/studs are screwed into your water bottle mounts and slots in the water bottle slide onto these studs,  its very light and < 20$

https://www.bikemag.com/gear/accessories/miscellaneous/review-fabrics-cageless-water-bottle/

This is pretty awesome. I just wish they made a bottle with a cover for the actual drink nozzle to keep away dirt/mud 

https://fabric.cc/products/bottles/

June 30, 2018, 1:38 p.m.
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Re: Bike Shops - Listen

Posted by: tungsten

The Fix in Whistler only does repairs. No clothes, no bikes but they do sell some parts that they would need for repairs anyway. They do well.

Yeah but that's servicing a high concentration of bikes being beat down in a small geographic area. Could that work in the lower mainland?

My thoughts exactly. 

But as I see more direct consumer brand "internet bikes" around the shore the more inclined I feel like there would be a place for it

Then again you have to consider alot of the people willing to buy these "internet bikes" have some common knowledge of working on their bikes themselves so it's a toss up 

cause you also have those people just getting into the sport or buying their first FS rig who are just looking for the best bang for their buck but don't have that mechanical knowledge...

June 29, 2018, 10:46 p.m.
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Re: Bike Shops - Listen

I would love to see someone open up a bike shop that does strictly service/maintenance work - no selling of products. 

Allow customers to order in parts/bikes online and have them sent into the shop to get installed or built up and charge a stocking & install fee. I feel like that would be useful in today's market where many informed buyers are now opting to shop online from the CRC / Jenson etc. due to the inflation of prices from the LBS. 

Don't get me wrong, I'm all for the community aspect and proper customer service that a great LBS provides

June 29, 2018, 9:42 p.m.
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Re: On-Bike Tools and Repair Storage

Posted by: Kevin26

Ha I was just about to post about his videos. He did a comparison of how easy bottles came out, think one of the specialized zee cages was the winner?

yeah but even that one was still dropping the bottle haha. He said to make it completely efficient you would need to put a strap on it to reinforce the bottle so it doesn't drop as easy

June 29, 2018, 9:11 p.m.
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Re: On-Bike Tools and Repair Storage

Posted by: TonyJ

Slightly off subject, but is anybody running a water bottle on the underside of the downtube? 

If so, what type of cage and bottle, my big concern would be losing the bottle in rough terrain. 

I would love to get the pack off my back for shorter rides, carrying a bottle would be my only concern, the other stuff seems easy enough to figure out.

Seth's Bike Hacks made a video on this topic and I'm pretty sure he came to the conclusion that it wasn't worth it. It will almost always be at risk of coming out due to the angle the bottle is placed, plus you have to deal with a bottle full of dirt splashed on it!

June 28, 2018, 10:09 p.m.
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Re: On-Bike Tools and Repair Storage

been thinking about this myself as well lately as I normally bring a small pack with me. The EDC steerer is tempting but pretty pricey for what it is. 

subscribing!

June 20, 2018, 1:13 p.m.
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Where to buy FIVETEN IMPACT PRO's in Vancouver?

Been asking around almost all the shops...can't seem to find these bad boys. Looking for a size 12 in any colorway

MEC said their warehouse should get them in around June 29th. 

If anyone has any tips on which shops carrying them that would be awesome :)

June 20, 2018, 1:07 p.m.
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Re: My YT Canada experience

Posted by: raidersroll

It has arrived.

A day after it actually shipped, it has arrived.

The original bike I ordered (the Al Comp) still shows as 'order not processed', but the Capra CF JM upgraded me to arrived this afternoon.

I will be building it up tomorrow and am expecting everything to be good to go.

Moral of the story?

If you are buying a bike from YT Canada, I think you should call of email JM first and ask what he has in stock. You might get it the very next day.

glad to hear it all worked out for you in the end. Enjoy the bike! Hopefully YT Canada cleans up their logistics cause I want to get my next bike from them.

June 14, 2018, 8:26 p.m.
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Re: My YT Canada experience

Posted by: ReductiMat

Posted by: raidersroll

At least tell me the Capra is worth the wait!

I’m a bike slut. I love them all so my opinion shouldn’t be held in high regard.

That said, it’s a fuckin’ beaut.  (As soon as I replace those e13 tires that would flat on a sea wall ride).

hahaha. time to get some minions on that Capra boi!

June 14, 2018, 8:17 p.m.
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Re: My YT Canada experience

Damn sucks to hear about your experience, this is very similar to what I had read in the threads throughout the years about YT Canada when I was shopping for a new bike recently. 

I was on the fence between YT and Commencal and ultimately went with Commencal even though both companies had the model/size I wanted in stock and ready to ship with fear of having an experience similar to yours with YT. 

Not to bash on YT - there's no doubt they make amazing bikes for the price but they seem to still have inconsistent customer service which is troubling considering you're not going through an LBS. 

With regards to my experience with Commencal - they always picked up the phone when I called, were super cool and helpful with all my questions, their email response was always within a few hours - 1 day. When I ordered the meta am 4.2 from them this month it was shipped within 24 hours of ordering and I received it the day after it shipped - a total of 3 days from ordering to my doorstep. I was blown away to say the least (although I should note I do live in Vancouver and their warehouse is just nearby in Squamish) 

Hope YT pulls through and you get your bike! All this hassle will go away once you hit the trails for the first time on it :)

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