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Nov. 8, 2014, 12:40 a.m.
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Short(est) 35mm clamp stems?

I too am running a an Atlas with my 35mm SixC bars…very nice setup.

http://www.raceface.com/components/stems/atlas/atlas-35-stem/

+1 for the Atlas 35mm.

Paired with an Easton Havoc Carbon at full 800mm width and I'm really happy with it. Thought I'd cut the bar down after a few rides, but with the shorter stem the wider bar works really well.

Nov. 1, 2014, 8:10 a.m.
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NSMB - 2014 – Enduro / Trail Bike Thread

So I'm finally getting on this 1x train. Question… it seems a lot of you guys are riding without any sort of guide or bashguard. Has this given you problems? I like steep terrain and rocky stuff, when I can get it. I just don't want to invest the money in the ring just to destroy it or my chain on the first ride.

Thanks

I've been running this http://www.blackspire.com/TrailX-Guide and it's been perfect. Going by the scraps and dings in the bash guard it's saved the ring a few times as well.

Oct. 17, 2014, 7:10 p.m.
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PUMPKIN BEERS

Phillips brewing in Victoria. Crooked Tooth Pumpkin Ale is pretty good. They do a ginger ale that has got a pretty good kick to it too. Awesome with sushi.

+1 for the crooked tooth. Great beer with just a hint of pumpkin spice.

Oct. 4, 2014, 12:34 a.m.
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Saddles - light weight

Always a personal choice but WTB Rocket V works for for me and they last well.

Sept. 27, 2014, 6:33 p.m.
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X0 Brake levers

I believe X0 levers (not trails) are the same as Elixir 7's or 9's so should be a straight swap.

Sept. 22, 2014, 8:15 p.m.
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Carbon Wagon Wheels

I'm also thinking of getting the 29er version of the Magic Mary. I wonder if running that front and rear will be overkill.

Have just got one of these for the front of my Tallboy LTC and moved the Hans Dampf that was there to the back. They're mounted tubeless on the wider Nobl carbon, hookless rims, CXray's and Hopes.

The MM is a monster of a tire, not wider than the HD but much squarer due to the big side knobs. It just grips and rails so well, haven't found the edge yet, but already would have trouble going back to the HD or anything else up front.

I suspect it would be too much on the back as well, especially here in Squamish, and it definitely rolls slower, but I'm sold on it for an agressive front tire.

Sept. 18, 2014, 10:26 p.m.
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Waterproof backpack

Just purchased one from Acre earlier this week and am very impressed, which I better be for the price.
Good value. Good Product

Did you get it shipped up from the states? Any customs duties if so?

And which size did you go for? The 10 or 14?

Sept. 18, 2014, 10:05 p.m.
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Waterproof backpack

Thanks for the suggestion Drew, looks like just what I'm after. I might take you up on having a look at yours if I am down in the city sometime.

Sept. 18, 2014, 8:52 p.m.
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Waterproof backpack

Anyone got a recommendation for a good waterproof riding pack?

I generally use a Kriega Hydro 5 during the summer which works great, but in the winter I need something a bit bigger to stick a spare layer etc. I have a Mule NV with the pull out rain cover, but would really prefer something that is truly waterproof so I can simply hose it off when I get back and it'll drip dry by the next day. Any suggestions?

Sept. 17, 2014, 10:42 p.m.
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Need To Beef Up My Rear Hub

Hope Pro 2 comes in a 28 hole version. Resonably priced and very easy to work on, though mine have always lasted well with minimal maintenance.

Those Hope Hoops with their own rims are hard to beat on price though.

Aug. 1, 2014, 10:03 a.m.
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One last 26er Frame Chromag Stylus or Aperture?

I've had a blast on a Karate Monkey and good as it was, the Aperture is more of a fun ragging around machine especially with the 150mm fork on it.

Aug. 1, 2014, 5:34 a.m.
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One last 26er Frame Chromag Stylus or Aperture?

I have just built up an Aperture with the same wheels and fork (150mm revelation) and it is a great bike. The 27.2 seat post put me off a little, but there are more dropper options coming along for that size now, and the skinny seat tube does look right on a steel frame!

Size-wise; at 6' and wanting something flickable I went for a M/L and it has plenty of reach.

I have not ridden a Stylus but after fondling/handling both at the Chromag factory, it is obviously a much heavier and more burly frame. The head tube on the new Stylus is tapered and machined out of a solid steel billet, nicely done, but definitely built with some big forks and regular abuse in mind. If I was going to ride the bike park on it, I'd go for the Stylus, for everything else and especially the trails around Squamish (roots, slabs and [HTML_REMOVED]4ft drops) the Aperture is perfect.

July 25, 2014, 10:35 p.m.
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sgc adult camp

Will be interested to hear how it goes, I've been considering doing one for a year or two now.

May 16, 2014, 4:08 a.m.
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Carbon Wagon Wheels

Switched from FlowEx's to 35mm wide, hookless "black market knock off's" on my Tallboy LTc. Only had them for a short while, so cannot comment on long term durability yet, but have really noticed the improvement in stiffness and steering precision. Definitely not too harsh a ride for me.

I'd guess the Enve's would be quite a bit less stiff than mine as well.

Weight reduction was not the main aim with these wheels, but saved just under 200g on the wheel set. Both on Hope Pro2 Evo's, but CXRay spokes on the carbon hoops instead of DT Comps. Rims were around ~75g ea less than the Flows.

Will report back after a season of beating on them to see how they last, but first impressions are very good.

May 1, 2014, 5:51 p.m.
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29er Tires for BCBR

A nice soft rubber for those scary tree roots too….. Are black chilly Trail Kings or Hans Damps too heavy?

I've been running a Hans Dampf up front for around 2 years now, first 26" and now 29", all year round, and can't see myself changing anytime soon. Trailstar compound, 2.35". It's a big old tire, but grips amazingly and when it does let go, it is still easy to slide. Can't say enough good things about this tire. Whether it's too much for the BCBR? Depends on what your aims are, flat out racing or fun!

Tried a Hans Dampf on the back (26") and it's a bit of an anchor, especially in the trailstar compound. On my 26" I ran a nobbly nic on the back which I really liked, but since moving to 29" have tried and ripped the sidewalls out of a Mountain king black chilli (good but lasted about 3 weeks) and a nobbly nic (good but lasted about a month). Currently on a ground control, 2bliss ready GRID, which I don't know if it is available in a 26", but it rolls quicker than the other two, and has just the right amount of grip for me, as I don't mind the back sliding around a bit.

If you're worried about the roots, stick a Hans Dampf up front but get something lighter/easy rolling for the back as the climbs will be painful otherwise.

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