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Nov. 30, 2013, 3:44 p.m.
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Sombrio out of business?

Good story in a thread filled with negativity? So making up some BS about our brand is a good thing?

March 7th 2013 we got a 'general inquiry' via our website…I will admit many of these go with no reply, but this one I remember reading the email, taking the time out to check the site, and send a response, the resonse was (as I just pulled from my outlook):

**_From: Craig Glaspell [mailto:stikmn@troyleedesigns.com]
Sent: Thursday, March 07, 2013 9:54 AM
To: 'ifckinghatethat@gmail.com'
Subject: TLD

Thanks for reaching out guys, nothing I can do for ya at this time, but thanks for reaching out.
Good luck.

Craig "Stikman" Glaspell
Troy Lee Designs - Marketing/Brand Manager, Bicycle Division

(951) 371-5219 x237
skype | stiksandstones_**

I do not see where the above reply constitutes as telling you to F@CK OFF!??? Not cool to post lies about myself or the brand I represent.

Anyways, we at TLD are bummed to hear about Sombrio, Dave is a good guy who had a good idea and we do hope for the best with him and the brand.

Signed,
Stikman from TLD.

Just wanted to apologize for this. In no way was what I said about TLD or Craig accurate and it should in no way be quoted. I was totally in the wrong and shouldn't have posted that. Once again, sorry.

Nov. 29, 2013, 11:39 a.m.
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Sombrio out of business?

Cool that Sombrio helped you out! You seem to be wearing TLD in more than half of the video however…

Borrowed from a friend the night before as we thought we were screwed and Lynn Valley bikes was thoughtful enough to help us out with a women's kit as well.

Nov. 29, 2013, 11:08 a.m.
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Sombrio out of business?

Just wanted to share a good story about Sombrio in a thread (mostly) filled with negativity.

Back when we filmed "I'm Faster than You" a video I'm sure most of you have see I contacted all the major clothing brands as we needed flashy gear to film with. We contacted multiple clothing companies and none were able to help. The day we had to film came and we were screwed with nothing to wear. We decided to reach out to Sombrio and THAT DAY they hooked us up with 2 complete kits, no charge and told us to keep them as long as we needed. Without them stepping up to support two guys who wanted to make a funny video I am not sure what we would have done. Sorry some of you had poor impressions of the company, just wanted to share a little story that might change your minds a little.

Video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyTyjQbvylg

Oct. 18, 2013, 3:57 p.m.
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Good Youtube Channels to subscribe to?

IFHT

Yup.

Oct. 3, 2013, 8:51 a.m.
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School me on DJ bikes

On a DJ bike you are going to want to look for something with a long TT and not necessarily a high seat tube as you wont be sitting much except on top of the roll in. Personally (at 6'1") I have found the Banshee Amp in a size long to be extremely comfortable and has a lot of room in the "cockpit" for tricks/whips/flips etc etc… However, if you ride a Stylus you may like the feel of steel a little more than aluminum in which case I suggest you do a little searching on brands like Deity, DMR, NS Bikes.

Kona has the Shonky (?) which is great bang for the buck.

Sept. 25, 2013, 4:15 p.m.
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1.5" Hitch mount rack for 2.5 bikes?

Holdup 2 in the smaller size (1 1/4") isn't compatible with the add on +2 bike section.

Well ya learn something new…

Sept. 24, 2013, 11:44 a.m.
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1.5" Hitch mount rack for 2.5 bikes?

What about this one?

http://yakima.com/shop/bike/hitch/holdupplus2

Should be able to attach to the rack you have, no?

For most 4 bike racks a 2" hitch is recommended but as long as his bike is small there shouldn't be a huge issue.

Sept. 11, 2013, 4:54 p.m.
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Shore Art

Not sure if this is the correct forum, however, I am looking to spruce up a couple of walls in my apartment. Was wondering if anyone could direct me to some local photographers/artists who make/produce bike related pieces specifically related to the shore or BC. Or, if there are any on the boards I'd love to see your work and talk about purchasing options.

July 9, 2013, 8:45 a.m.
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NSMB - 2013 - Enduro/Trail Bike Build thread

This excites me slightly.

June 18, 2013, 4:04 p.m.
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6'8" Friend Seeks Road/Hybrid Type Frame.

Trek has some of their FX series in 22" and 25" varieties, have sold them to numerous people 6'5"+.

April 10, 2013, 10:24 p.m.
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NSMB - 2013 - DH/FR Build thread

Thanks guys!

Gonna be a fun summer.

Are those carboner rotors?

Jan. 4, 2013, 7:21 p.m.
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NSMB - 2013 - DH/FR Build thread

Here she goes. 35 pounds on the dot.

Nov. 27, 2012, 7:32 p.m.
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Making Something Old(ish) New Again

For a number of years I have always had the mindset of getting a new bike and/or frame annually to change things up and try something new. However, this past year I was riding a Kona Entourage in a number of locations and of all the bikes I have previously owned not one has been so versatile. So for this year I abandoned my previous way of thinking and decided to make a few small changes to the bike that would make me feel like I was riding something brand new.


Said bike circa April 2012

One thing that always bugged me about the bike was the colour. I have always been a fan of stealth bikes and decided that this would be the biggest detail I would address in the remodel. I got the frame painted at Dynapro Coatings which is located in the North Richmond region and the whole thing cost approx. $150 which included sandblasting the old paint. I would highly recommend these guys to anyone looking to get their frame powder coated. They were easy to deal with, professional and the overall job looked great.


After the paint was laid.

I changed a few small details in the part spec as well including some RaceFace Atlas Cranks for some weight savings, a Rock Shox turncoat for a cleaner cockpit and the added ability to barspin and a Bontrager G5 tire in the rear which replaced a High Roller as the price was right. Which can be seen below.


Bike as is.

The build comes in at exactly 35 pounds on the nose for now and sometime when I am not so lazy I will probably run it tubeless. Until then I am more than happy with how the bike turned out and look forward to riding it for another season.

Photo cred to my iPhone, Instagram and Morgan Taylor.

July 13, 2012, 12:30 a.m.
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AIRprentice Recap - Mega Photo Post!

still cant tell if following matt is exciting or terrifying, great write up!

May 6, 2012, 10:38 p.m.
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Diamond Parking Tickets, Pay Them?

Since everyone is all riled up. I'd like to add it was a free parking lot, not paid. I pretty much always pay for pay parking.

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