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May 17, 2011, 1:50 p.m.
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NSMB - 2011 Light AM/FR bike build off 4-7"

Looks great!

Man, my slayer keeps getting heavier and heavier as I outfit it for shuttling. I should post my Element MSL on here now that it is my weight weenie bike.

thx. yeah my build would get trashed from shuttles (rear XX brake is not shuttle worthy, nor are 1500g wheels and 650g rear tire… that's about all i'd change though for shuttles… also a 60mm stem… surprised i'm not missing my CCDB that much). i'm lucky to have other bikes to shuttle with. while one bike can indeed do everything, there is no way one bike can cover the spectrum that 2 or 3 dedicated, purpose built bikes can. the nomad is certainly the pedal machine in the quiver though!

i'm convinced i'll replace this bike in a year or so with a 120-140mm 29er! and it will ride better 80-90+% of the time… hurry up bike industy, my next AM 29er needs 1x10 gearing with 8-36 rear cassette… i've got my 2x10 FD setup dialed but it's still nothing compared to a proper 450% gear range 1x10 with DH guide… i'll likely have to drop the top end gearing given that 9-36 seems to be the direction things are going… i still say, why not 8T???

May 12, 2011, 11:54 p.m.
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NSMB - 2011 Light AM/FR bike build off 4-7"

old nomad went from 33lb build

to sub 29lb build now

so many changes… fork, pinner wheels, air shock, homebrew dual chainguide, 2x10… tires make such a difference… as does a 50, 60 or 70mm stem!… climbing oriented build right now… still rips pretty good with 170mm DH lyrik, minion EXO, RP23 though…

April 20, 2011, 11:01 a.m.
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Tim Coleman Reviews a 2011 Rock Shox Lyrik RC2 DH

i've had this fork (170mm Lyrik solo air DH compression tapered) on the nomad for a year and it is a fantastic fork. Especially for the terrain around here, it's extremely versatile. feels like a mini Boxxer WC IMO. Like any high performance suspension product, it pays to spend the time to ensure it is setup properly. yes spending a few bucks on a new product seems like salt in the wound (MSRP is a joke on these) but there is not much more bang for your buck than well setup suspension.

April 13, 2011, 11:12 a.m.
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Small Travel, Big Hit Fork?

FWIW, i just picked up a 2010 arygle RCT for the SX… travel internally adjustable (in 5 minutes) anywhere from 70mm to 140mm… looks like a beefed up revelation or reba… forged (but not hollow like the reba/rev/lyrik) 6061 crowns, straight wall 7000 series stanctions and magnesium lowers… 4.5lbs with 20mm maxle… stoked!

April 13, 2011, 10:55 a.m.
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Mason Mashon's Winter - Surf/Snow/Film/Shoot

sick shots… shreddin year round is where it's at… sleds, boards, bikes!

i've spent a few seasons now exploring the rutherford and this year hit some of the best lines i've ever skied. we are so lucky to have so much terrain in our backyard…

April 12, 2011, 4:48 p.m.
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Reviewed - 2011 Avid Code Brakes

sweet timing on this review… i just mounted some new codes to my DH bike. i'd been using elixir CRs for 2 years before and never had the old codes. my $.02:
- new 203mm/8" rotor is solid around the bolts and 20g heavier and appears much more resistant to bending
- going from elixir CR 8/8 setup to new codes with 8/7 rotors added a whopping 40g to my bike
- lever feel is awesome. the elimination of lever slop is immediately noticeable. i think this is due to the sealed bearing lever pivot vs. the bushing setup on the elixirs.
- regarding setup, i move the reach adjustment as close to the bar/grips as possible and then use the pad contact to tune modulation (more for the front) without the lever hitting the bar. i also believe that having anything more than a few mm of dead lever travel doesn't make any sense but to each his own.
- glad i'm not the only one who bleeds avids immediately albeit these feel pretty good out of the box.

more riding time needed to compare with elixirs…

April 11, 2011, 4:46 p.m.
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Doerfling Ripping in Sooke - moving pictures

getting sideways and skidding are 2 different things…

April 8, 2011, 11:29 p.m.
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Oh hey, my tire is on PB

I would seriously consider the wicked will for whistler…if is a gooey glue compound, 2.35 size, and dual ply. I have a bit of time but would like more time on them except there arent any super hardpacked bermy trails around here…which is what they are made for. So i think whistler would be perfect for them.

thx. i'll check em out a bit more. the GG compound would be sweet… curious how long they would last…

April 6, 2011, 6:52 p.m.
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Oh hey, my tire is on PB

Simon, depends on the conditions dude!

damn you… :o now i have to go buy all these to try them… ohh well, cheapest first… my 1/2 season beatdown minion DHF 3Cs… the middle is getting pretty buff without any snipes left and all the cornering knobs are undercut and round… definitely a new front tire then!

you must work for a tire company! hehe…

April 6, 2011, 2:54 p.m.
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Oh hey, my tire is on PB

wayne - tire advice please… building a 4 inch SX frame up for WBP jump laps, 4x and DS…

was thinking this spesh pin-it tire looks good (attached)…

or old high rollers or schwalbe wicked wills… thoughts?

April 6, 2011, 2:27 p.m.
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Race Face's Demise - An Insiders' View

I believe this is common practice for privately held companies. It's a completely legal way to limit income taxes. Nothing wrong with it.

In a private company you can pay yourself as much as you want. I don't think anyone is disputing that. But what if your compensation is making it impossible to pay bills and service your debt? That might be an issue.

^ not completely correct. this assumes the one receiving the funds (Pollack or his related parties) own 100% of the shares of said company. If he owns less than 100% and is removing capital from the company via wages, he could be screwing the other shareholders (if they don't know about the payments).

Regardless of the nuances, IMO Pollack is a failure as a CEO, busienssman and leader. As CEO he is solely responsible for the stewardship of the company, it's employees, customer relationships, lenders and shareholders, all of whom he failed. Since the demise of the company was due to lending criteria, i'd suggest that the CFO could also be partially responsible (unknowningly perhaps).

IF investors and other stakeholders support Pollack in a new venture, they'll have to sleep in the bed they've made and shouldn't be surprised with what they get after this unfortunate (and unnecessary) failure.

Feb. 6, 2011, 4:39 p.m.
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Obsession: 2011 - Ibis Mojo HD

^nice. looks sweet. how many you guys sell of those? or white SL?s or blue SLs?

Feb. 4, 2011, 1:10 p.m.
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An open letter against online retailers

^ Distribution is the issue… and is made worse when online retailers can run lower overhead and higher volume without having to provide any real service.

this happens in many industries. i recently faced a situation where i needed to buy $2k in parts (another sport) which were made in canada. Cdn retailer was 30% more expensive than US online retailer for parts made in CANADA! completely outside the Cdn retailer's hands… nothing they could do… they met me 1/2 way and once shipping was factored in, it wasn't that much cheaper online so i kept my business local. Foreign exchange fluctuations also create these opportunities for buyers (and problems for retailers)

Feb. 4, 2011, 10:09 a.m.
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Obsession: 2011 - Ibis Mojo HD

Mojo HD 140. Do it. Check it out on their website.

though call on the SL vs. the HD140. was thinking of a more XC ride (ie. the SL) but that 140HD looks killer. like the 1 degree slacker, slightly longer WB and HTA adjustability with an angle adjust. seems like a pretty versatile ride.

anyone with an HD140 locally? obsession guys - you have a view on the SL vs. HD140 for a shore XC bike?

Feb. 3, 2011, 5:17 p.m.
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Obsession: 2011 - Ibis Mojo HD

^^^ thank you. awesome info. been hearing really good things about these bikes. will be in the shop soon to chat.

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