I just got the platinum TD coverage for $6000. You can schedule your bike separately - they quoted me an additional $400 per year for $9k coverage.
Gate is open. Parking lot is open until 6. Bike wash station is working. Road is clear to Ladies/Expresso. A huge tree down at the top of Expresso then lots of snow. Leppard is still snowy but Crinkum Crankum on down is awesome. We are cancelling the snowpocalypse.
If I scroll to an article's comment section and vote a comment up or down it bumps me back to the top of the page.
Yesterday the lower gate was closed and there was a lot of snow along Braemar at the base of No Quarter. Snowpocalypse is still happening.
Eagle Lake Rd is clear to the transformer station. The BLT is pretty much clear until it heads back into the woods. From there it's like 3" of weird wet compacted snow that's pretty hard to ride. I pushed up to the top of Wutang and headed down. A tiny bit of snow on the trail but otherwise good riding. I wasn't confident that UTC was going to be clear higher up. But it was really warm so by tomorrow could be totally fine.
I've been thinking the same thing. I didn't like the Bell. I found that it fit different depending on whether the chin bar was attached. The Met Parachute was promising but didn't fit me well either. I tried the Fox today and it didn't fit me quite right either. I found that the MIPS liner rubbed me in a weird way and despite the huge vents in the chin bar it still felt decidedly like I was wearing a full face.
For me the Switchblade is the winner. Remove the chin bar for comfortable AM riding anc climbing. It sits nice and balanced with or without the chin bar. And without the chin bar it's a good option for moderately technical trails especially in iffy weather. For me the Switchblade is the winner. I would go try them all on. Kinetik cycles has the Fox and Switchblades in stock in most colour/size combinations.
Has anyone ridden the Intense Uzzi? I was also looking for a park/shuttle bike that wasn't a full DH bike.
The revised Knolly Delirium seems like a good option in this category.
I find it really interesting to watch the rear derailleur and crankarm movement as they cycle the suspension. It is definitely telling about the suspension design.
It's interesting for sure. I have one of those high movement bikes and I don't notice it at all. I remember earlier single pivot bike or even VPPs from as late as 2007 and feeling it a lot. My current single pivot doesn't feel like that at all.
It'll be like when companies move production overseas but their pricing stays the same. It's a move to improve margins not lower retail prices.
Out of curiosity:
What is the specific problem with the NOBL wheels and Procore? Too high pressure for the rim bed? Or does it actually not fit in a mechanical way?
Two layers of narrow high pressure rim strip and another wide layer of rim strip helped me with a rim which didn't play nice with Procore. (A Giant oem rim, really deep channel) It now works perfect.
If you're worried about high pressure and carbon - just go to 3.5 to 4bar max and not crazy low on tire pressure. That should work and bring some kind of protection to your carbon rims.
Mechanical. My Derby rims are quite tall so the standard procore valves aren't long enough to reach all the way through.
I'm not able to use my ProCore either with my Nobl wheelset. But I'm not to keen on thrashing said wheel set in the wet months, so I'm considering building up a light-ish arch EX or Easton 27mm and running the Procore in that setup. Something to consider ðð
I figure it's simpler to just have one wheelset for now and if I wreck a carbon rim the replacement cost for that one rim is still less than the price of a second wheelset. Of course that doesn't account for downtime.
I like the Defender better. I'm a heavier rider and it just makes more sense to me. The Huck Norris just seems a little DIY for the price.
Procore doesn't really do deep carbon rims. I have an uninstalled 29er Procore kit for sale if anyone's interested (PM me).
BLT [HTML_REMOVED] UTC is clear again.
BLT [HTML_REMOVED] Tall Cans is clear. I cleared what I could but there are some big blowdowns on Wutang. Probably good up to Slippery Canoe. Any higher than that is probably snowed in.