I bet the markup is huge on carbon bikes and components.
What's the life span of a new carbon super bike now? I bet if you ride it hard 3-4 years and it's scrap. For 10 Grand… that's retarded.
Which is why I'm pointing out that you can now buy a better riding bike for less money :)
To give some hard facts:
Here's a Norco Fluid LT2 from 2009:
Some of the parts are in terms of branding 'better' than the current Sight I mentioned before but it weighed best part of 35lb! Steep head angle. Shitty narrow rims. Useless fork. Nevagrips etc.
Compare with the current Norco Sight A7.3:
650B wheels. Tubeless compatible rims. Decent rubber. Dropper post. Decent enough fork (older damper tech but proven chassis). Current style drivetrain with NW ring up front. Some brand name parts thrown in. There's nothing amazing about this bike in terms of bling, but it'd blow the old LT out of the water and it's a few hundred dollars less (enough to upgrade the brakes at least.
I think price of bikes is ridiculous. The argument that bikes are that much better and so much more sofisticated is BS. All you have to do is compare the price of a high end mtb to a motorcycle. I can get a KTM 690 for the same price. Sirously, a bike is still just pedals and two wheels… the only reason for that price is it's trendy and accessible and people are willing to pay for the illusion. Yes I have tried the new wonder bikes and yes they are good but not 10,000$ better then my hardtail.
Jane is only referring to that small portion of the Blair Rifle Range co-owned by the Province within the much large scope of the CMHC lands, not the entire CMHC lands. The vast majority of trails are north of the Blair Rifle Range, so nothing has changed in any material way. For instance the following trail heads remain off limits - the bottom of Crockscrew on the powerlines, at the halfway point of Corkscrew above the entrance to Salvation, at the bottom of Pingu at the entrance of the Pangor Connector, S-Dick, Asain Adonis, Penny Lane, Good Sir Martin etc. etc. CMHC has not relented on their position of No Trespassing on those lands.
Jane made no mention of the NSMBA, precious, or DNV Council. They have no standing with BC Parks and are irrelevant to those very few trails on Provincial land.
The Land Use study is going forward covering ALL the CMHC lands. As well it should, with a poriton of those lands being developed for social infrastructure including co-op and seniors' housing. (please refrain from invective asking me not to pander to the elderly - it is nothing but ageism)
It's to bad…you did bring up lots of good information. Many of them I had no idea and to be perfectly honest kind of irritated me. But now you just sound like a crazy preacher on the corner of a street that no one listen to anymore. Keep harping I guess but you are wasting your time now, the few that where actually listening to you are gone now and are walking away.
[QUOTE=cerealkilla';2929911]It seems painfully ironic that her actions (if truly the catalyst here), not only resulted in stated prohibitions against ALL user groups, but will also direct a flood of traffic toward Fromme, where much of her concern was focused in the first place.
Plus one for Pete.[/QUOTE]
a lot of fromme land is owned by grouse mountain and it's for sale. wonder what's going to happen once it sells.
Ironic that this facebook post ended up getting all users banned when their intention was to get only bikers banned.
Then trying to blame bikers for the current situation is laughable.
WOW! she's good. Crazy how one person can destroy everything if they push hard enough. She's one vindictive human.
What I find difficult is that just like with mtb tires I don't have the resources or time to try all of them and have to rely on friends/internet/mags… I've skied a lot with my freerides (multi day tours, out of bounds etc..) but now that it's time to change would like something new BUT it needs to work and wont just buy shit to buy it. BTW I have alpine trekkers for my oldest with an old pair of skins and it works great (she started skinning at 9) she complains about the climb but forgets about it once we go down just the two of us. It's the best now that she can come with me. Well that's when we are not racing… that takes so much time!!! But she's getting fast on the boards, specially in trees!
I do like my boots, I can do so much work with them compared to others with alpine boots. Kepping my old skis now for sure and even if I break my bindings it doesn't mater that much. Worse case I walk back up and bonus I dont even need to wax them! I go through a lot of wax…
I assume you alredy have boots with tech fittings?
Duno what you need to do with the racing program but IME a step in AT binding like the fritschi freerides or any of the true stepin are OK for course work but Tech bindings are NOT because ice [HTML_REMOVED] smoo gets frozen into the pin holes or under the springs in the toe, so unless you cycle the toe pieces to clear the ice every single time before you step in your ski will fall off which is a real pain if you are working on skis often without poles and carrying something
Never thought of that. That's a good point, I do a lot of work on the courses. Maybe I'll just keep my old skis, binding are old (dont trust them much anymore on tours) but for work they should be just fine. Thanks, this helps a lot.
I had pretty good luck with baron's for double duty, won't break the bank, pretty solid for inbounds charging, not light but will definitely get you to the top. I picked up a pair of skis with the CAST/STH13 (http://casttouring.com/) set up and swapped out the bindings/plates with the barons, now I get solid alpine bindings for ripping around and dynafit toes for the ups. it's not for everyone, for sure, but it's working for me, I generally ski a lot of inbounds mornings with slack country afternoons, so want something that can take more of an inbounds beating than tech can typically handle, at least for my goon 'style'.
I like that.
that's pretty much what I have now with my freeride and they have served me well. I was just wondering if the new techs like the kingpins are able to do the same. I'm not a groomer kind of guy, even inbound I avoid them if possible. When my kids are racing I volunteer anyway and don't ski much those days. I guess the question should of been, are the techs better now for inbound skiing or forget it they suck and you'll hate them.