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Sept. 4, 2012, 9:37 a.m.
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Stay Dirty Longer - Try Cyclocross!

As the mountain bike racing season slowly draws to a close the cyclocross season is just starting! A hilariously fun cross-over sport for mountain bikers, it's gives you a chance to test your skinny-tired skills on sand, dirt, mud, puddles (which look like lakes sometimes), barriers, gravel, road, grass and who knows what else. The first race of the season was just this past weekend at Aldor Acres in Fort Langley. There is a double-header September 29th [HTML_REMOVED] 30th at New Brighton Park and Vanier Park respectively.

So if you've ever wondered what it would be like to try it, come on out and jump in the citizen category and give it a whirl. I did my first 5 races ever last season and couldn't wait for this year's season to start.

Hope to see you guys out there!

Cheers,

Andrew

https://vimeo.com/48786963

Aug. 28, 2012, 8:13 a.m.
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NSMB Tests SRAM XX1 On the Trail

This is exciting stuff. Great write-up Seb!

June 28, 2012, 4:44 p.m.
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2 Bikes, 1 Ride - Kananaskis, Alberta

I took most this past Sunday off while on a work road trip and managed to beat most the rain and get a sweet lap in on Jewel Pass at Barrier Lake in Kananaskis, Alberta!

The first lap was on my sample Brodie 29er mountain hardtail with a 100mm fork, working my way up the steep climb to the hike-a-bike section you see in the first frames. There are two super rewarding views IF it's sunny; 1 half way up and the other at the top. Once there you simply point yourself down the front side scree slope and singletrack back down to the lake.

Getting back to the car I realized I still felt pretty good and wanted to get a few more miles. Since the sun was out I swapped my mountain bike for my road bike (Brodie Pact) and headed south into Kananaskis. What incredible country! Can't wait to get back for some new trails and further rides into the heart of that amazing area.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oPQGFwKRas

June 21, 2012, 5:18 p.m.
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First MTB Vid ~ Berny Jacques Ride The Shore

Awesome work Trevor! Berny is super solid and I really liked some of the unique perspectives you were getting. Hard to do in an area which has been filmed so much in so many different ways. When's your next instalment? :D

June 19, 2012, 10:30 p.m.
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7th & Ladies Only on Fromme

Nice little video. Glad to see other people use the "side of the helmet" mounting method as well. I've always thought it looks better than directly on top

Thanks very much! I really like the side-helmet option. A good friend uses it as well with excellent results on the snow. I like the visor/helmet/nose (hehehe) giving a little perspective to the rider's place in the experience of the ride.

June 17, 2012, 2:37 p.m.
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7th & Ladies Only on Fromme

cool vid, should aim your camera tad bit higher i think.

Thank you! I completely agree. I totally forgot to use the laser-sight. What's funny is I did take the time to adjust the lens angle as the body of the camera was sitting at a weird angle on my XC helmet. Also had the helmet twisted on tight to reduce bobble. Hopefully the next one will be a little less "drunk" feeling. :D

June 15, 2012, 9:56 a.m.
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Thats the one.

Ah yes, okay, I ride that section maybe 60% - 75% of the time and for me it's all about how I roll into it.

Typically I like to enter the corner just before it to the left (*note the roots on the right) and then immediately sweep to a right-of-center line. At that point I like to carry enough momentum so that no pedalling (even a half pedal stroke) is required and the feel of riding it is continuous. The bike basically feels like it's rolling over 2 really high steps on a downhill grade. "Chunky" is a word which comes to mind. :)

Hopefully I'll ride it next time and be able to share!

June 15, 2012, 7:28 a.m.
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I've never done the 2 stair steps after Bart's bridge. How is it done? With speed or creep over slowly…stay left or right, what?

Which part are you speaking of? Sorry, Have ridden this trail for years and never known the individual section names. :) Do you mean the part I walked near the 4th switchback?

June 14, 2012, 3:49 p.m.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjeA1Y5b0vM

June 12, 2012, 1:33 p.m.
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Bobsledding with Bob

Hahahaha - this is SO awesome! Very nice work.

Reminds me of riding the first 1/2 of the Test of Metal on my CX bike, albeit w/out a trailer or an extra 100 lbs of weight! :D

March 6, 2012, 10:45 a.m.
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Whistler Bike Park to Open Alpine Singletrack

New trail - awesome!

Alpine Singletrack Trail - see "7 Summits" in Rossland or "Keystone Standard Basin" in Revelstoke.

Based on the article (correct me if I'm wrong) this new trail sounds like at least a single black diamond with plenty of vertical and technical sections. I love those qualities in a trail but call it what it is so you don't get the other 90% of mountain bikers out there excited that it might actually be a world class epic, pedalling, singletrack trail ideal for the fastest growing segment of the mountain bike market, all-mountain enduro riders with 5" - 6" dual suspension bikes. Seems like trails for those types of riders would attract a larger market as well. JMTC

Feb. 27, 2012, 1:30 p.m.
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Post pix of your commuter bike.

I like Mighty, bought my crosscheck from them.

As for the Brodie vs Fargo, we start splitting the difference between a 29er and a cross bike, which for rigid, geared, drop-bar (with bar end shifters) and disk brake equipped bikes can become difficult. Very likely, for my stable, it could very easily come down to tire clearance..

so, as an employee of Brodie, why do you have a Fargo?

Yup, there are definitely differences and interesting ones at that, depending on what you hope to do with the bike.

I don't own a Fargo, sorry if I confused you. Sold my Romax late last year and finally replaced it with a Pact, our new road bike.

Feb. 27, 2012, 9:08 a.m.
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Post pix of your commuter bike.

more of a "road bike" for me now as i work from home. but still 2x a week in the summer out to ubc from the shore

Awesome bike! Is that an Experience?

Feb. 27, 2012, 9:07 a.m.
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Post pix of your commuter bike.

i want one of those! where did you get yours?

looks like an exceptional bike for pulling our chariot, and occasional commuting duties…

I know Mighty Riders has sold these frames/bikes in the past. They're dialed for fitting people to a bike like this as well, which I'm sure you can guess is pretty important.

Not to be biased or anything (well, maybe just a little) but the company I work for makes a pretty sweet version as well and we're based here in Vancouver! :) We have a bunch of dealers in the Lower Mainland, including Mighty Riders for convenience of comparing the two models/brands.

*Sorry about the image size!

Feb. 24, 2012, 8:41 a.m.
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Post pix of your commuter bike.

Talk me off!

Bahahaha!!!

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