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June 25, 2011, 3:06 p.m.
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hard conditions tire

when braking just ain't a priority… thinking about running this tire for jumps, 4X, park riding
http://www.intensetires.com/images/images_lg/itdj-mk-210.jpg

thoughts?… anyone running this or similar tire… downsides?

June 22, 2011, 1:59 p.m.
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Hoodlums to be levelled

[QUOTE=life's a playground;2539723]The District has stated there concerns with the size of the jumps and the construction. There was also a concern regarding the digging undermining the roots of some trees. These concerns as well as complaints from homeowners in the area have contributed to the District's attention to the area. If you would like more information contact me at adam@nsmba.ca

given the DNVs concerns, the time that has gone into hoodlums, and the fact it's been there for 15 years and there aren't many/any alternative places for riders to go, how can closure possibly be the best solution?

instead of closure, why not (a) look to whistler for the safe and large jumps they maintain for residents and visitors to the area? (b) remedy digging around root systems and (C) address residents' concerns or establish that a NIMBY attitude doesn't work when people have been riding there for 15 years.

June 22, 2011, 1:26 p.m.
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Best lock-on grips..........

check out new sram grips… noticeably better than ruffians or ruffian MX IMO…

June 22, 2011, 10:50 a.m.
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Hoodlums to be levelled

that sucks. We need to work with the DNV as they clearly don't see the value in hoodlums for the community. while the whistler muni is putting money into pump tracks, jumps and trails, DNV wants to spend money to remove one of the few good spots to ride a jump bike? doesn't make any sense to me. especially under the guise of dangereous trees which actually may not be dangerous. who do i contact to help here?

June 22, 2011, 9:20 a.m.
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Current conditions

that jump to corner before the big stepdown needs to be altered a bit, its almost uphill, with no real berm left….

it's definitely up hill… most threw a pedal or two into that stepdown due to that corner… if i remember the step down is quite similar to last year except they dug it out a big… instead of the fade away

June 21, 2011, 2:39 p.m.
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How low is too low

FWIW, i ride:
TR450 = 13.5 inch BB and 38T ring
Nomad = 14 inch BB and 36T ring
SX 4x = 12 inch BB and 38T ring

if you want a DH bike, accept that a low BB is faster and ride accordingly. many DH bikes run less sag (25-30% vs. 40%) and are moving to slightly less travel since a lower BB carries more speed. if you are running too much sag, try some different setups before you abandon a low BB. thin pedals help too.

too much sag + lots of travel + low bb is a disaster for riding chunky DH (in deep for example)

i wouldn't be surprised if DH bikes get faster with less travel (7 inches) + compact drivetrains (29T front rings) and increased suspension quality… depends on the course though…

June 21, 2011, 1:58 p.m.
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Are we all Riotous?

^ agree. The only one responsible for your actions is you.

While it is interesting why people did the dumb shit they did (impact of herd mentality, group pressure, drugs and adrenaline on one's judgement) it does not lessen the fact that there must be consequences. Normally, i'd agree with being lenient on people when their judgement is clouded (drugs, pressure, etc.) however, this is exactly why the instigators choose these events to cause trouble. Difficult to say what is a fair punishment to fit crimes under these circumstances vs. not.

'94 (and earlier) vs. '11 = technology has significantly increased the consequences (getting caught) of people's actions and obviously most failed to consider this.

June 21, 2011, 10:17 a.m.
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NSMB - 2011 Light AM/FR bike build off 4-7"

Rat wins

/end thread.

show me how that trails moto descends better than a bike and we'll talk…

June 21, 2011, 12:40 a.m.
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WBP Freelap

i vote they start with the 4x track with freelap. props to the diggers, sweet lines in there!

June 21, 2011, 12:10 a.m.
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Current conditions

You are right ,so why did they lower the lever and make it a smooth highway with no consequences. I have been ridin the park forever and takin alot of people there and the first goal for most is to hit the big GLC(i know its not big but that is its' name).

Siobhan, you nailed it. Mountain biking is not a sport you want beginners and experts in the same area. Everyone has stories of beginners rolling down A-line why? cuz you can roll everthing. That is why people like DM. The rock drop step up section keeps biginners away. My wife loves A-line but i never take her down DM.

IMO GLC has always been a short and flat feature. even if you pre air out of the corner, it's still flat down there regardless if there is dirt or rocks below you or not. there's no room to make it "big" or difficult. the new 4x on the other hand, now that is running SICK!… super poppy transfers and a big smooth step down up top and fun airs the whole way… instead of GLC they should tie lower a-line into lookers right side of the slopestyle course… a table with a tunnel that you can air over the intermediate lines that go to GLC zone and then a hip into bottom slopestyle tranny… just my .02… props to park diggers, lots of stuff is running pretty sick right now!…

June 10, 2011, 1:26 p.m.
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29ers

like I said to lee last night, the tallboy makes every other 29er feel massive and cumbersome…

anyone got any experience with the yeti big top?

i've only ridden an altitute 29er but i'm really liking the look of that yeti big top (hardtail) for an epic/XC/commuter ride… 12 inch bb, 17.1 stays, 70/72 angles, carbon rear end to take the edge off… anyone ridden one?

June 8, 2011, 3:48 p.m.
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33.6 lb evil undead

why don't they just can the revolt frame and start from scratch? i'm sure it's a great DH bike but there are LOTS of great DH bikes… so many frames that work well, are cheaper and more reliable than a revolt… if the alloy version was $+3G presumably the carbon will be more… just can't see that being a marketable frame

June 7, 2011, 4:40 p.m.
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29ers

Arthur kicks ass regardless of what bike he's on. i remember riding up dempsey with him once - me on my 30lb nomad and him on his 45lb flatline… he still dropped me… and if i had a 29er, same result… maybe marginally less humbling though

June 7, 2011, 12:29 p.m.
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2011 World Cup DH 2 - Finals Vid Added

i remember watching Danny Hart racing 4x at crankworx last year and thinking holy sh%$ that dude HUALS and goes HUGE. amazing bike handler! nice to see him getting the results he deserves. future world champ right there…

So good to see the competition heating up with Gwin, the kiwi contingent and Danny pushing the vets.

May 17, 2011, 1:56 p.m.
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NSMB - 2011 Light AM/FR bike build off 4-7"

Good work, it's looking good! I'd love to get mine down to sub 29…

thx.

what i noticed between my earlier 33lb setup:

climbing/AM riding: - bike feels like it has an engine in it, it doesn't slow down and keeps so much of it's momentum, acceleration is noticeably quicker, feels like cheating on the way up, eats crazy tech climbs for breakfast (ie. that rock move immediately east of expresso/BP junction on BP)

descending: - bike bounces around side to side off stuff more (less weight/momentum in the wheels), rider has to do more to make up for lighter setup

overall i'd say the lighter setup is 25% better climbing and only 10% worse descending which for me is an overall better ride…

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