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Nov. 28, 2017, 2:29 p.m.
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Found: A set of car keys on Seymour

1 key with a fob on a keyring. Hyundai branded. Found it on Severed D before getting to the Dear John entrance. PM me if you know who it belongs to.

March 8, 2017, 3:53 p.m.
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Re: Endorko helmet dork off

The Fox Frame looks really good and seems to have the latest of every technology. If it fits right, that would be my first choice. Plus it comes in the best colour that never goes out of style or looks like shit after one muddy ride.

March 4, 2017, 10:50 p.m.
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Re: British Columbia

Not a chance.

March 3, 2017, 10:01 a.m.
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Re: New Forum

Sweet. Just re-uploaded my profile pic.

March 2, 2017, 9:05 a.m.
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Re: NSMB 4.0

No more rep :(

Years of hard work gone ;)

Feb. 23, 2017, 6:25 p.m.
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2017 Seymour Trail Conditions Thread

Easiest is park at Old Buck Parking lot, or Parkgate Mall. Ride up Old Buck and turn left at the Powerlines. Climb till you get to Pingu. Ride Pingu then any of these trails: Pangor, Boogieman, Dear John/John Deer, Severed D, then return via Bridle Path to wherever you parked.

Feb. 21, 2017, 2:46 p.m.
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2017 Fromme Trail Conditions Thread

Climbing trail only good till the last few switchbacks. Lower Oil Can is good except there's a tree down about 3/4 of the way down. Tiny one, only requires a hand saw.

Feb. 21, 2017, 11:01 a.m.
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Saint/Zee vs. Magura MT7/MT5 : mini review

I thought I'd share with you fellow board readers.

You can match Shimano SLX lever (or XT/XTR/Saint) and MT5/MT7 caliper. Such combination is even better than original Magura set :)

After one of winter crashes I completely broke my MT5 brake lever into pieces. Looks like the plastic it's made of is utter crap and will break easily. There are several reports here in Europe about MT5/MT7 prone to breaking. The same happened to fellow biker I know with his MT7.

You just need proper Shimano lever (newest ones) like M7000, M8000 M9000 etc.

My current set is SLX M7000 lever + MT5 caliper (with original Magura hose) bled with Shimano mineral oil.

There are several pros of this combination
- Shimano parts are lots cheaper than Magura stuff and they are available everywhere
- Shimano levers are tough made, not from platstic-fantastic like Magura
- brakes work better: Shimano levers are less spongy than original Magura and you get lots of extra power just from changing lever
- you can choose SLX, XT, XTR or Saint levers an pair them with either MT7 or MT5

What about the modulation? I find the gradual increase in power to be a substantial benefit to the Magura brakes.

Feb. 21, 2017, 10:58 a.m.
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Cheap Carbon Fibre?

It's a move to improve margins not lower retail prices.

Incorrect. It's a move to maintain competitive pricing. As soon as one manufacturer re-engineers the pricing structure others must follow or close their doors because they aren't selling bikes for two reasons:

1)They are priced appropriately when produced domestically but everyone complains about the high prices because company XYZ is cheaper for the same spec or

2)They are priced appropriately when compared to the competition but now the margins are so low or non-existent that the company is longer able to keep its doors open.

The norm now is to have goods produced overseas; don't kid yourself. Everyone is on a level playing field so to speak.

Feb. 20, 2017, 10:19 p.m.
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Quality Kid's Mountain Bike?

I think weight is pretty important for kids. If you have a fixed price in mind, I'd consider getting the lightest (but also highest quality) bike possible, which might not include duallies. If you want to add comfort and confidence to your kids bike, getting some high volume, good quality tires are a good place to do it.

I typically prefer Maxxis tires, but the selection of 24" tires are limited to DH options which don't apply here. Schwalbe has 24" options in a few casing options. Much better than getting low end, plastic feeling, XC tread patterned tires.

Feb. 17, 2017, 11:25 a.m.
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Donald Trump... Narcissist in Chief!

Interesting interview on CBC radio this morning with AMT speaking with former top CIA agent Glenn Carle. Linky

One point that stood out is that intelligence agencies (namely the CIA) are rumored to be withholding security intelligence information from the president to prevent further leaks. This risks adding more power to the shadow state rule; the people in power that aren't the president and aren't subjected to normal democratic processes. This also prevents Trump, who was elected, to do his job and fulfill his election promises.

In short the internal turmoil in the states is a breeding ground for un-democratic actions at the moment, even if they are mostly against Trump. That's not something that I see as ok.

Feb. 16, 2017, 6:31 p.m.
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'Airbnb' of mountain biking... crazy? stupid?

How is permitting and tenure handled?

This. And what about trail access? Organizations like BCBR, Endless, Rocky, etc all put money and hours towards the trail; there is a direct correlation between the business and the access. A business models that lets anyone become a guide in their own backyard for a fee should include some funds put towards the area in which the guide is operating.

Feb. 15, 2017, 9:30 p.m.
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Size doesn't matter?

They changed the Horst pivot location. Discuss….?

If I were to guess, it would be the decreased BB drop on the 27.7 model requiring a different location for the pivot to obtain the desire anti-squat values (also affecting the anti-rise ones as well) for a 150-160mm bike.

Feb. 14, 2017, 4:51 p.m.
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Found: Long sleeve Steed jacket on Seymour Rd.

Has the name on the inside of the tag. Let me know if it's yours. Will likely drop it off at Steed as they might have the person's name in their customer database.

Feb. 14, 2017, 10:30 a.m.
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Donald Trump... Narcissist in Chief!

I think many Canadians watched carefully to see how Trudeau would deal with Trump and IMO he did well considering what's at stake. The Q[HTML_REMOVED]A portion of the press meet had some tough questions and JT didn't budge.

What a joke of a visit that was though with the women's summit. What the hell was that even about?

I was in Bellingham this weekend and chatted with a bunch of people, quite a few of them from Vermont, Colorado, and North Carolina. Embarrassment about summed up their feelings on the whole affair.

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