Thanks man, but I think the real credit goes to Dave!
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I definitely experimented with air pressures. I'll check the pressure and sag tonight and report back.
Thanks Max! I found myself using it on the Patrol, and did find it beneficial in some situations. No doubt that some folks like yourself find it useful, and glad you chimed in here, as it's good info for anyone reading this review. I was just trying to show that I personally don't miss not having that feature on the Lyrik RC on my Range. But it'll be rider / locale / bike dependent.
Eagle eyes Kelownarider. That Patrol is running a Metric Rock Shox Super Deluxe rear shock, which requires a different rocker. You'll be able to read all about the frame and shock soon!
Hahaha! The Patrol review will be up real soon. Gotta keep you guys coming back for something!
Adam at Norco John Henry in North Vancouver figured out how to do it. He purchased the small parts from the catalog for an older coil Lyrik and possibly a few bits from the Boxxer. He then spliced the coil spring and parts in to a new Lyrik RC. I've ridden the fork and thought it felt excellent.
For what it's worth, I also average 5,000 km on my road bike chains. And yes I do use chain lube … before every ride even!
LOL, agreed, especially doubling over that little hole riders left of the sissy line.
The additional range on Eagle and cassettes like e13 TRS are certainly welcomed around these parts! That said I only ever use the small cogs when riding / racing in other locales or on the road to / from riding spots.
Top three get automatically volunteered for next race?
Come in guys! Brian and Maya are doing a killer job keeping this afloat. It can't happen without more helpers! If a quarter of the racers volunteered to help out with just one race, maybe we'd even see Brian race one of the Fivers.
Awesome Apres burgers Steed Cycles! Thanks! Love the new shop!
We're all scared to see Brian race!
Agreed that was an awesome race and loved the different course, even though I suck going up. Fantastic after party by Steed! Thanks!
And a round of applause to all those in the tight and bright outfits, well played.
40+ category you say….???
Yes it's called "Old Balls".
If somebody come to a friendly fiver and is so competitive as to want to run up the course, well wow….
Does anyone have a 22 tooth chain ring I can borrow so I don't get ridiculed for walking up Stage 1?
and nice work, Tim! 5th!
Yeah bud! Apparently I'm better at picking teams than riding bikes. Martin Whitley best watch out.
Woot! I can't wait. Thanks for putting these on Brian. Some of the most fun racing around!
Linky to Membership and Pre-reg no worky.
Side note: I've been training really hard all winter and putting out some pretty huge horsepower right now. So in fairness to all the other racers you'd best minimize the flat and uphill portions this year.
Its on biches. The Timmigrant Juggernaut has been selected:
Worth every penny!
Hell yeah! I can't wait!
Anyone else got the itch for a Fiver race?
Itchin' real bad. I was riding the shore the other day and Dre called me out for being fat and slow on the climb up Good Sir Martin.
That's great news, and a great combination! Congrats to Alex and Suspension Werx.
Now if only I could get my hands on a 2016 350 NCR Ti!
A few years ago I went down with three friends to ride Galbraith. It was a 45 minute wait at the border. Canadian Border guard wouldn't allow us re-entry due to muddy bikes. They diverted us in to the line for the USA border. A lengthy wait there and the US border guard was unwilling to let us in to the USA with muddy bikes. After arguing that it was USA mud he let us back in to the USA. Washed the bikes in Blaine and re-entered Canada after another 45 minute wait. Moral of the story, always wash your bikes when heading back to Canada.
Tried the OEM base tune from Cane Creek for my first ride with the inline. Can't overstate the difference compared to the Monarch RT, even before tweaking it to my liking! Anyways I then talked to a Norco mechanic who deals with Cane Creek and he believes the base tune is way off and recommended the following as a starting point:
1 large volume spacer (vs 0 OEM)
0 turns HSC (vs 2.5)
10 clicks LSC (vs 5)
1 turn HSR (vs 2.5)
10 clicks LSR (same)
I haven't had a chance to ride with this tune yet… Obviously the biggest difference is to completely back off HSC in favour of volume spacers. Cane Creek seems to agree this is a good idea https://www.canecreek.com/products/suspension/lounge/forum/volume-spacers-vs-high-speed-compression-dampening
Since the OEM tune for the Alu Sight calls for 4 small spacers (4/5th of a large) I'm starting to wonder if the lack of spacers is just a mistake on their website.
I'm running a similar tune on the Range. I found the Inline is on the limit of flowing enough oil on high speed compression for me. The above settings will give good support when pedaling and through corners, but provide excellent bump adsorption.
I have been using this matte paint protector from a company in Quebec on my matte finish carbon bikes. It's almost invisible once applied. The matte clear isn't even listed on their site, but email them and you can order it. I paid $30 for a 2 foot x 5 foot piece, which is plenty for 2 bikes.
The bike in this article is covered in the stuff; top tube, down tube, seat stays and chain stays. You can see a seam across "Norco" in one of the close up photos, and you can barely see a difference in the covered vs. uncovered side.
Kinda surprised to hear how few people have ridden the classics.
I noticed on someone's pre-ride Strava/trailforks that after upper Digger they cut back across St. Mary's to climb back to the BP.
We'll be going all the way down to the road.
As said the B route isn't really intended as "racing". Just a fun ride option. It will be spicy with the slick roots.
Glad I put on some fresh sticky rubber last night.
I'm sad I can't make it, but had already planned to host a Rugby World Cup Finals Party at my place. Have fun out there!
I personally use Strava. You can add parts to particular bikes on particular days and it'll keep track of the mileage. Easy since I log all my rides on there anyway.
bumping again so someone can tell me if they have put 2 "big" spacers or if they are using the small spacers (i.e. the big spacers can be cut into 5 small spacers each…)
PM Sent. Sorry for the tardy reply. I guess I hadn't been in here for a little while!