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Oct. 30, 2016, 9:03 a.m.
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No Trespassing signs on CMHC lands and trails

Why would NSMBA and their legal counsel meet with Colbert who is just another citizen? That statement makes it sound as though Colbert has some official capacity. If he is not an elected official there is no reason to meet with him.

Oct. 28, 2016, 7:24 p.m.
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Whistler trails (not WBP)

Same here but I'm sticking to the hi trails, Highside etc or Ridge Trail behind loggers lake. Or a cross ride on Riverside, LSD, Farside. Gotta get the dogs out anyway, might as well ride.

Oct. 21, 2016, 9:09 p.m.
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No Trespassing signs on CMHC lands and trails

[QUOTE=cerealkilla';2930113]Had to quote. This seems important.[/QUOTE]

It is. And how can they possibly police that? The sign should more to the effect of you ride here at your own risk. Riding is risky so don't blame us if you get hurt. Have fun.

Oct. 21, 2016, 8:47 p.m.
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No Trespassing signs on CMHC lands and trails

One thing that gets me, is that CMHC, a tax funded entity, " bought" the land from other tax funded entities. They are playing with our money with our land but not letting us play on our land. I get that CMHC are managing that land for us and have a duty to see that the public owned land is protected from abuse and lawsuits if that's their concern. But we get ignored for years despite attempts to contact them for permission and all of a sudden out of the blue CHMC has signs put up. If they are worried about lawsuits, get better lawyers. Fight all frivolous suits. If you loose appeal as high as you need to go. Might cost a bunch at first but pretty soon the plaintiffs bar figures out that only really big and solid cases are worth taking on. That is what Surrey did a number of years ago. Probably mindless Vogon like bureaucrats not able to think outside their box.

Oct. 21, 2016, 2:55 p.m.
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9point8

In my mind, riders that can use a 175 to 200 mm travel post either have a really low bike or are on way too small of a frame.

Oct. 21, 2016, 9:42 a.m.
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9point8

Am I the only one who could use a smaller travel dropper? I have a 125mm and could be happy with 100mm and I'm only 5'9". But some bikes mixed with taller people, would have an issue with shorter posts I guess.

I'm the same but shorter. 100 mm is fine by me. I could fit a 125 on my medium Bronson, but some saddles would not work because they are too thick from the rails to the top of the saddle. I run my saddle height at 69 cm from the bb. 31 inch inseam at 5'4.5". And long arms too.

Oct. 16, 2016, 8:08 p.m.
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maxxis dual compound vs

Anyone know how thick the outer soft layer of rubber is on a 3C or similar rubber? It strikes me that once you wear through that layer you're riding on hard rubber.

Oct. 14, 2016, 12:35 p.m.
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Shimano M615 Brakes - stroke adjust?

My XT brakes do that when the pads are worn. The pad contact adjust on them does not do a whole lot though and. I keep mine at the least amount of stroke anyway. It does work but not as much adjustment as other brakes.

Oct. 14, 2016, 9:42 a.m.
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XT m8000 Brake - Warranty Issue?

Well at least its the perfect time of year to strip down the bike and pick up a shovel

And What? Dig a pit and bury those brakes? I've been considering new brakes that have more oomph than the 2015 XTs but it seems no brakes are immune to issues of some kind according to various magazine type reviews. MT7 sound great but you need the new lever for short fingers like mine. Shimano seem to suffer a wandering bite point. I like my Pike but most other SRAM stuff I have used is shit and I want to avoid DOT fluid. I did see a real deal for MT7 from Jenson (I think) for front and rear, with rotors and adaptors for $360 ish. Tempting but I am guessing they are the first generation levers that I will not get along with.

Oct. 4, 2016, 9:14 a.m.
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Uneven tire

Could be a bad tire. I've had a few Maxxis recently that wobbled, but not out of balance which is I think what you are describing. You can balance the wheel and tire but hanging the bake and spinning the wheel. The heavy part will end up at the bottom and you can tape something to the opposite side of the rim. http://velonews.competitor.com/2016/10/bikes-and-tech/technical-faq-balancing-wheels-mismatched-brakes_422226
Described here just this morning for road wheels.

Sept. 23, 2016, 12:30 p.m.
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Whistler trails (not WBP)

Anybody got a 26" maxxis dh tire to sell? Casing twisted on mine and it looks like snake on the trail, 5 days left in my season and I don't want to drop 125$ on a tire…come up to whistler, bring me a tire and I've got cash….used or new…thanks

Check the Whistler buy and sell. There have been a few 26 tires on offer recently.

Sept. 19, 2016, 5:03 p.m.
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Interbike Wish List

The amount of free shit the industry handed out at CWerx is mind boggling.

Those grey and red SRAM hats looked okay. Too bad I wasn't about to stand in line or look about in 30˚C+ heat for one.

Yeah whatever. I got a SRAM coffee mug last year. It broke for no reason. SRAM won't warranty it. Shenanigans.

Sept. 18, 2016, 5:14 p.m.
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Your choice wet cond/light* weight tyre...

omfg boat anchor I am weak.

If you all only had two choices which do you choose HD or NN both Pacestar on rear.

No pacestar rubber for wet. Maybe if you ride UBC type pea gravel expressways. I tried the HD but it has a weird self steering feel on hard surfaces. That was the 29 X 2.35 in trail star. On a 69° ha hard tail. Didn't like it. Wife likes it when it's wet because it does grip, but said the same thing about the steering feel.

Shorty ain't that bad. Today I was riding wet rock and gravel and some loam on Bontrager SE 2.4. They've been excellent all summer and even in the wet today they were fine.

Sept. 17, 2016, 8 p.m.
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Rain jackets

The Gabba is intended as an outer layer for cold wet spring road races so that riders did not have to go back to the team car to get or drop off rain jackets. They could just race. Mine has a couple zip vents at the front. Also good when you hit the Horton's and have too many maple glazed. It is super functional at around 10°C plus or minus a few degrees with a long sleeved base for cooler and sleeveless for warmer days. Just took the wee dog out for a pee in light rain. Which reminded me of a wool hoodie I got for half price at Icebreaker a few years back. It has a water resistant application. A wool riding jersey with that would be awesome. Then there is this Voormi stuff. ,http://voormi.com/pages/technology?tech_slide=3 interesting stuff. I have seen a hoodie of theirs. Too warm for riding but still. I like the direction.

Sept. 17, 2016, 5:51 p.m.
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Rain jackets

I would love a nice water/wind proof vest with lots of pockets , I prefer a vest over a jacket , especially on days like today . It could rain or it could be drizzle all day , perfect vest weather .

In regards to the jersey you mention , I have hinted many a time to people I know in the clothing biz this is a untapped market , gimme a 3/4 jersey like this and a quality vest and some merina wool base layers and that,s my perfect outfit for 80% of the ugly months .

You could do a jersey with gore membrane front and back, pockets for stuff and water resistant sleeves. I think one issue people have with rain jackets not breathing well is that they have one in the pack, it starts to rain and they put that extra layer then wonder why they are sweating. If you had a garment you put on as you started the ride that wasn't clammy and kept the rain at bay you'd have that magic thing. The neoshell is close for me. It breaths kind of like a nylon wind shell and about as warm, but quite waterproof.

Vest http://ca.dakine.com/p/ski/technical-backpacks/heli-vest

I have a North Face version of this for lift skiing for the short hikes out of bounds. I don't know if these are waterproof enough or at all.

It's a difficult weather to dress for and for designers to come up with something. Especially because you get the Andrews of the world that sweat like a Gardena lawn sprinkler ( I am an Andrew) and others that are the opposite end of the fluid exudance spectrum.

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