Thanks. This is greatly appreciated, since I have a case of cabin fever and really want to go riding. Only thing missing are proper shoes up to the task. Guess I am really in the need for a dedicated winter shoe.
Do you wear 5.10 as well? Just asking because of the proper size. I got them in 9.5.
Yes and my 5.10 are 10.5
Anyone here tried the Shimano MW7 shoe yet?
Yes picked up a set BNIB private sale. First ever dedicated winter shoe. Put it to test this winter with the 6 week deep freeze (couple of Galby snow rides -7 to -10 with many ankle deep snow pushes) . I wonder why I never invested in these sooner. Lots of traction when walking/hiking due to great rubber and sole design. Fairly stiff (not a race shoe obviously). Size 44 has roomy toebox so my toes have never gotten cold. Works well with a thin merino sock. Have kept feet warm and dry on MTB and cx/gravel (so glad I don't need to wear booties anymore) on rainy muddy rides after the thaw too. Highly recommend this shoe from mid-October to March riding
how do they compare in looks to the current models ? I heard its a all new design
Looks very similar but features are totally new.
a couple years back I used to run into PJ from Norco on the local hills and he was shredding a cross breed 29/27.5 combo , not sure what frame it was , may have been the Sight .
Pretty sure it was a Range.
Nope no skills needed here,
Look how easy it looks…
Trails not trials mang. Totally different discipline.
Although you should've shown me this one to shut me up lol
Speed and skill on the shore no less. And save for the rock roll on Cambodia and the Twoonie Drop, everything looks like fairly new school building to me.
You can take a very skilled XC rider and put them on the Shore of yesteryear or even today and on some trails they're going to look like its their first time on an MTB. Does that mean that they havent developed any skills? No, they just dont have those skills. We can debate whether or not trials riding in the woods on an MTB is mountain biking, and everyone will have a different opinion.
There's a lot of breadth to riding on the Shore. It ranges from trials riding on the sketchiest segments to XC riding. Perhaps its "glory days" are behind it, but thats probably only because the rest of the world has developed its own riding communities and now its one of many.
Perhaps other areas have developed more to your liking - but the Shore isnt dead. Im constantly amazed by how many bikes are being transported around on cars on the Shore. There's a very strong community here who are using the local trails. Live somewhere else and you're buddies with everyone who rides simply because not many do. To me it seems that everyone does here. The NSMBA may not be to your liking but you have to admit that they've built an impressive organization that seems to be working well with the local government and land owners.
I personally really like what the NSMBA has done with all their trail work and never said the Shore is dead, it's just at the bottom of my list for places to ride for a variety of reasons, namely proximity and trail diversity. It's getting there but slowly as its hard with volunteers, builders, representative organizations, and local government all agreeing on something.
PS. Some of the fastest riders on tech stuff on the Shore are dedicated local xc pros. They are just flat out fast and good on anything.
Remember all those early nsx vids with that skill-less no talent Simmons guy making the unrideable lines look smooth? Ya I guess those trails don't build skill.
Yeah I remember the first one where the guys were all going so slow it was OTB central:rolleyes: Comparing Wade to you or I is a non-starter, he makes everything look good. And FWIW most everything I remember of his video segs he needed speed to jump or clean his line. I'm not suggesting every trail has to be like Bobsled, or that speed is the only defining skill of MTB but it is a massive component, as is braking and cornering, 3 things that a lot of old school "Shore" trails don't help you with.