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Oct. 4, 2016, 6:54 p.m.
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Battery Thefts

Hi

I had a work trailer broken in to a week ago. The bastards stole about $1500 in batteries. They took nothing else. So my question is, these are all Lithium batteries, not lead. Where would they likely end up? Im following Craigslist and Kijji.

1 AR 900 Sthil Lithium battery worth around $1000
Sthil AP 300 $250
EGO $250.

May 11, 2016, 11:04 p.m.
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Cumberland

Best thing to do is hit the bike shop buy a map and ask the guys whats their favorite route is right now.

Nov. 2, 2015, 11:10 a.m.
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any giant reign owners (2015)

I hated mine. Sold it to a friend. Im a fat bastard so that was probably part of it. Bottom bracket was way to low for me. Constantly stuffing the pedals in corners and hitting ever rock I came across. Got to a point I felt freaked out when riding it. Was fine on the buffed trails but slow turning in tight conditions. Probably a great bike for most, but I was not fan.

Oct. 14, 2015, 8:18 p.m.
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Metro Trail Update - October 2015

I don't want to get into a debate about old/new Dales. I rode the trail for the first time since the work on the upper portion today. Really weird how it goes from fast and flow to knar. There really should be a sign saying the trail is not as it appears at the entrance. Does anyone one know if the plan is to continue to the powerline?

Sept. 15, 2015, 10:36 p.m.
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Encountering dogs while riding

This!

Sept. 3, 2015, 11:46 p.m.
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Encountering dogs while riding

Most people who ride or walk their dogs off leash know their dogs and only do so because they know the dog isn't aggressive. I've had 2 trail dogs in the last 14 years and all be it a really bad encounter with an aggressive dog, that sent my dog to surgery, I haven't had a problem since. Best way "not" to have a dog take interest in you is ignore them. If you want them to take interest in you squeal like a 12 year old girl and jump around a lot. Now your interesting. At that point not only is the dog wondering what the hell your doing, so does the rest of the population. Just be cool and keep riding.

Aug. 26, 2015, 10:54 p.m.
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Thinking about getting back in the saddle!!

Thanks for the response, I'll take a look at that.
I remember shops used to have group rides after they closed on certain days, do things like that still exist?

Check out NSride.com

Aug. 13, 2015, 9:38 a.m.
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Trek To Sell Direct To Customer

it wasn't so long ago that there were only a few companies offering quality products and if you were lucky, a LBS carried what you wanted - if not, you'd gratefully make a sacrifice and settle for whatever they had on the floor.

times are changing and nearly every manufacturer under the sun is making nice bikes these days. Combine that with a more educated, experienced and older demographic as well as access to online reviews and media it's silly to expect someone to make a purchase based on a sales pitch from a shop employee who may or may not have even spent time on said bike vs. an in depth review describing every quirk and chararistic of the bike. I think it's safe to say that nearly anyone who is about to drop $4-7k on a new bike has probably done a fair amount of research and already knows what they want, and we're not willing to make sacrifices any more. If we want a certain brand, a certain model or even if we want a bike with XT brakes but the LBS only sells it with Avid's, it might be a deal breaker. It's no fault of the LBS but that's just the reality of the market these days and the way she goes.

When I was riding in Utah this past winter I found that every bike shop I went to barely carried bikes on the floor, but they ALL carried a great selection of small parts, clothing, tires etc and had great service with enough mechanics on hand to get you back on the trail quickly. IMO as MTB related tourism increases across BC I think the only way for a shop to keep going is to follow suite.

Probably should be another thread. I've done a lot MTB tourisim over the last few years. Moab, Sedona, Huricane, Oakridge, Cumberland and others. I break something alomost every trip. Every time the shop in what ever loaction deals with the problem quickly and I'm back on the trails within a few hours. I can't figure why in a city of a huge number of shops it can take over a week to have something on a bike fixed.

Aug. 6, 2015, 4:08 p.m.
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New fork time - 29er 140mm travel
  • heavy - bigger guy +200pounds on a good day, pushing 215 right now.

  • hardtail - The surface is my only bike

  • primary XC with some AM/Enduro - Looking for a trail fork that can do nice mellow XC with typical island rooty
    trails, to more 'enduro' style dh rides on the island, squamish and the lower mainland

Seriously - all the Pike 'must-have' is a bit overdone.

Unless you like to spend money. If it is a 29er and you want more adjustability, then try the new Fox Float 36. It has 6mm less axle-to-crown than the Pike.

Go get a used 140 Revelation. Plenty stiff. Quite plush. Easy to service.
Cheap.

No, it is not as stiff as a Pike or Float 36. But it serves lots of smiles and can be had for less than 1/3 the price of other options.

If you are going to be primary AM/Enduro, then I would say get something stiffer.

But for "Looking for a trail fork that can do nice mellow XC with typical island rooty
trails", I say a Revelation at 140 is more than enough. Even at 120 or 130 it will be a good match.

I'm going have to disagree with you on the Revelation. I had one on my Transition Transam 29er. Horrible Fork. As I stated in my previous post I'm a fat bastard. As soon as it got rock garden rough, it would over whelm the fork and it would just pack up. The axel drove me nuts as well. The only way I could keep the axel from backing out was to tighten the shit out of the little screw on the quick realease which would then deafeat the purpose of having a quick realease. I have none of these issues with either one of my Pike Forks. I would probably be just as happy with a Fox 36, but I haven't ridden one yet.

Aug. 6, 2015, 4:01 p.m.
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New fork time - 29er 140mm travel

I am 260 and have the same issue. I went King a few years back and have not had an issue, they are awesome…well worth the price if you go through freehubs IMO.

Thats good to know. Not Sure this Hope hub of mine is going to take one more faliure. Last one left some nasty scoring.

July 30, 2015, 11:25 p.m.
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New fork time - 29er 140mm travel

290 holy shit!! what rear rim can handle BC riding on a hardtail for a dude your size and make it through a season? you must be a helluva gear tester!

I have friends who are really great wheal builders. Running Stan 29er Flow rims with 14 gauge spokes. The only part that really gets the shit kicked out of it by me are free hubs. Running Hope Hubs for a couple of years and replaced 4 steel freehub bodies. I'll eventually upgrade to a Chris King.

So all you manufactures who want to torture Test your bike parts under a fat bastard, I'm for hire. : )

I'll be in your hood for the next 4 days. Really sorry to hear about Thirsty Beaver. One of the best trails out there. Hopefully i'll ride it couple of times over the next few days. If you see a fat bastard also known as Sheldon, on a Chromag Rootdown say hi, it's likely me.

July 30, 2015, 10:01 p.m.
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New fork time - 29er 140mm travel

I have a Rootdown. Weigh 290lb. Running a Pike RCT3 140 and absolutely loving it! Running 3 pucks.

July 20, 2015, 12:12 p.m.
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Saint George - One morning to ride

I enjoyed Gooseberry Messa but I really thought Little Creek Mesa was far more fun. Couldn't tell you the route. Stop in at Over the Edge and get maps and directions, awesome people.

June 30, 2015, 8:24 a.m.
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Fromme 2015 Conditions

Not sure if it has anything to do with the golden dirt, but more with being popular and the volume of riders who are using the Tapped trails, as upposed to the tech trails that dont get nearly the same volume. Beside the Shore is going to get locked down soon anyway. Ride what you can, Poco trail may be the only dirt we get to ride for awhile if we don't get a good amount of rain soon.

June 26, 2015, 10:45 p.m.
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1 day in Cumberland advice needed

Short and Curly, to Blue Colar, up Tea Cup to Skis bridge I'm pretty sure I have the name off on the bridge. Slightly up Bear Buns to the Bucket of Blood. Once on the Fire Road climb to the top of Bucket of Blood and and make your way to the top of Thirsty Beaver. Then make your way down Thirsty beaver, to Tea Pot, then Railway to Crafty Butcher. Buy the map at bike shop and it will become clearer on the route. I love Cumberland, can't wait till the August long weekend.

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