Banshee Rune also has adjustable geo on it, so for the more pedally days you can steepen up that head tube angle and feel a bit more nimble on the trails… They aren't light, but they are built tough. Being 26 or 27.5, your used options for parts are quite strong. There are some deals out there for sure…
Canada only matters internationally when referring to North Van to Whistler, and even then it really is only a small blip on the radar.
Have you ever been to Calgary and seen the volume Bow Cycle does? Or Canmore, and the amount of $5k - $6k bikes that flow through the shops there? Amount of rideable terrain does not equal amount of disposable income for weekend toys.
I recently picked up a Transition Trans Am as my do it all bike. I was looking at the Honzo as well. I went with the Trans Am as it's a bit more all rounded than the honzo, as well as allowing for a front der. I know they are going by the wayside, but when I get around to doing a backpack/bike trip through the chilcotins I will really appreciate that granny gear.
Shorts. Buy proper riding shorts. If you are going to do any serious distances, chamois butter is also a nice little extra to through into the accessory bin. If you really want to treat yourself to something nice snag some bib shorts… once you do, you'll have a tough time wearing regular shorts.
I second/third a MTB clipless system, particularly if you plan on racing cx next season. For shoes - stiff soul and light weight are your goals. Buy the pair that fit the best, regardless of price. Same as a helmet - if it's not comfortable, you're not going to like it/them. What works for one person isn't necessarily going to work for another. Mavic make a nice MTB race shoe with good rubber on it(read that as you won't slip and break a hip on your wood floor, or in the coffee shop, or in the grocery store etc). They run you $149…
For what it's worth I've known walleater for some time and he is pretty dialled into getting people and their wives on bikes. He'll know if/when his lady is ready and wanting to get a bit crazier….he's also likely to be sporting some rebuilt old relic while they are out 'walking the dog'. I've also met Mrs. Walleater, and she's likely to tear him a new one if he hasn't provided her with adequate equipment…
I put my vote in for the dump trails, and any number of the fireroads up there. If you want a warmup ride on the shore to see what she thinks, fisherman's trail on seymour is a great start. Once you hit the bridge over the river you can cross the river and take a fireroad all the way to the dam. A great intro ride on anything short of a road bike. I recently took my lady up there on a cyclocross ride for her first go, and she loved it. One thing to note is that there are no dogs allowed past the homestead trail.
Last time I rode it I accidentally ended up on the braid. I had read this thread and it was in the back of my mind while coming down the trail. I wasn't looking to ride the braid, it's just where my eye took me and my bike.
Just because you see the proper original line when YOU ride doesn't mean that it's how every sees the trail. I'm not saying the braid is good, better, worse or appropriate, it's just where I ended up. I stopped as soon as I realized I wasn't where I belonged and looked around and thought "this line sucks" as it doesn't line up to the climb at all.
I ride UpperCut a lot and when I approach that spot there is absolutely nothing that draws me to the braid any stronger than to the "official" line.
It's simply a matter of making a choice. Do what was intended, or fudge it.
I spent a month there in september. We were up on the north east coast and it was awesome. Way less crowds and people.
It really depends what you want to do: Alone time with the lady = smaller villages, or party time with crowds=Kuta. If you want a bit less hustle, you could stay in Sanur, which is pretty close to the airport.
We were mainly diving there, but we did take a day to drive around. $30 for 6 hours in a VW Thing. Cheaper than taking the bus where we needed to go (at that point we were heading to Ubud from Sanur), and got to see some amazing hotels and the backroads/real life of the island. There is mountain biking to be had on the island as well.
It's a great place to learn to dive, as the sites are amazing and the visibility is really good (40+meters).
Let me know if you want some more info - I know a couple people there that would keep you safe…. .
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It seems that all of these posts will fail. It's not a matter of 'if', rather than 'when'.
Take it and your receipt to your LBS. They'll send it off to Norco(or whatever they use as a service center). The turn around time is pretty quick generally at 8-10 business days.
what the hell guys? talking about mens briefs and how wet they are? you all suck.
back on topic.
found on the same site.
It happens all to often.
It's not interupted is it? You can fit a dropper post in there can't you? You can fit a reasonable length of regular seatpost in there can't you?
I briefly had one and needed a telescoping seat post to get full extension. The bike was a tonne of fun going down, but not so much on the up… Full-length seat tube is great as long as you have a post long enough for it :)
Wasps/Hornets can be found about 50 meters from the exit of Dales. If you're in a group, don't be the last one through…
Buddy got hit about 20 times. We walked away from the exit and he took off his jacket/armor and found 2 hanging out in his knee pads, and one in his shorts.