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Dec. 2, 2015, 4:27 a.m.
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Joined: July 7, 2007
Private extended benefits

When I've looked into getting private extended benefits in the past, it has not been worth it once you take into account the limitations on the items they cover.

You're better off putting the money you would pay in premiums into a savings account to draw on if/when needed.

Nov. 3, 2015, 12:22 p.m.
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Joined: July 7, 2007
Waterproof Shorts?

Sugoi RS EVENT pants. Though a quick Google seems to show they have been discontinued, there might still be some around.

As breathable as full waterproof pants get, some reinforcement where needed and they fit skinny pads under. When it's really miserable out, being able to hose yourself down and walk into the house clean and dry is definitely a win. I pair them up with Shimano winter shoes and your feet stay dry too.

Anything much over 2-3 C and they are too warm, but I think that'll be the same for any full pant.

Sept. 20, 2015, 3:43 p.m.
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Joined: July 7, 2007
Waterproof Shorts?

I've been using the Specialised ones for a year or so, in fact literally just got in from a ride using them. Good length and fit over knee pads without being too baggy. Can get a little sweaty if you are climbing hard, but overall I've been very happy with them.

Sept. 19, 2015, 6:20 p.m.
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Joined: July 7, 2007
Rugby World Cup 2015

Anywhere showing the games in Squamish? The time difference makes it tricky, but would be good to watch some of the big matches over a few beers somewhere with some atmosphere.

Sept. 13, 2015, 8:58 p.m.
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Joined: July 7, 2007
Anyone Ride Fat Bikes?

Chromag won't be doing an XL run until the fall so I've got some time before I finalize my decision (plus I want to know the geo before I commit as well). If you wouldn't mind taking a closer look when you get home, I'd appreciate it.

Very delayed response, but I am finally home and have taken a few measurements of the Nice Dreams:

Width across the narrowest part of the chainstays = ~4.75"; loads of room with a 4" Van Helga, would be a tight fit with a 4.8" if it fitted at all. If anyone has a bigger tire lying around I am happy to try it though.

Sept. 4, 2015, 10:20 p.m.
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Joined: July 7, 2007
Encountering dogs while riding

…..I pretty much assume people are NOT going to be okay/comfortable around dogs instead of assuming that they will be.

This.

Way too many dog owners assume that because they love their pet, everyone will. My wife was bitten badly by a dog as a child and is still very nervous around large dogs. I grew up on a farm with a lot of working dogs which were definitely not pets, and am comfortable dealing with aggressive dogs, but if I see a large dog I do not know running up to me, especially if I am with my kids, the dog may well get a boot in the face. Or just revert to Tungsten's suggestion…

Sept. 2, 2015, 10:42 a.m.
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Joined: July 7, 2007
Whistler realtor

Any recommendations for a good realtor in Whistler? Kicking around the idea of a move up there.

Thanks.

July 31, 2015, 1:18 a.m.
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Joined: July 7, 2007
New fork time - 29er 140mm travel

+1 for the Pike RCT3 Solo. I've been running a 150mm on the front of my Tallboy LTc for a couple of years and have been nothing but impressed. Very rare that it feels overpowered, and has saved me on more than a few occasions.

June 18, 2015, 9:30 p.m.
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Joined: July 7, 2007
Largest volume

Magic Mary. I'd find it hard to run anything else up front now.

Seems to last a bit longer than a Hans Dampf too.

May 17, 2015, 3:07 a.m.
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new 29er wheel build: Flow EX vs LB

I haven't tried the LB rims, but I went from Flow Ex's to Nobl 35's in my Tallboy LTc and have been nothing but impressed. Still perfectly true after a year and I like the noticeably stiffer ride.

Flows were ok but I was having to true them within a couple of weeks. To me carbon is the way to go if you can afford it and you plan on riding hard on a 29er.

May 9, 2015, 7:01 p.m.
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Joined: July 7, 2007
Carbon bars/whatever stem

Easton Havoc 35 800mm. Thought I'd cut it down after a while but now love it.

April 27, 2015, 11:28 a.m.
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Joined: July 7, 2007
Anyone Ride Fat Bikes?

It'll be another few weeks until I'm home again, but I'll be happy to take a few measurements then.

April 27, 2015, 8:43 a.m.
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Anyone Ride Fat Bikes?

Chromag is hard to say no to. Just need to figure out if I can live with a 4" tire in the back vs the 4.8" on the ICT.

I'm away for work at the moment so can't get a better photo, but depending on the rim width, I'd think you could fit a larger tire than the 4" on the Nice Dreams. Thats a 4" Van Helga on a Marge Lite rim.

April 24, 2015, 3:11 p.m.
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Joined: July 7, 2007
Anyone Ride Fat Bikes?

Started typing then Boom stole the words out of my hands!

i've never ridden a fat bike on snow. but i would absolutely ride one all year long on the shore. 4" tires, steel frame and front suspension = lots of fun

I've got a Nice Dreams and it's easily the most fun hardtail I've ridden. I'll be switching between it and my fully all year round.

March 27, 2015, 9:05 p.m.
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Joined: July 7, 2007
SRAM GX

Just got the latest digital copy of Bike mag and there's a 2 page ad for SRAM GX. Looks like a new mtb groupset that someone in marketing let slip a little too soon.

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