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Nov. 4, 2016, 6:05 a.m.
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Joined: April 23, 2008
new chainsaw time

Totally depends what kind of building you're doing. I started buying a Stihl 170. As long a you keep it sharp that saw is awesome! Super light and felt fine on a pack while riding. I wound up finding a husky 371xp on Craigslist though which I've been pretty happy with. No problems ripping some good sized logs.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BGA3HK0tTPj/

Oct. 9, 2016, 11:19 a.m.
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Joined: April 23, 2008
Stop the shuttlers!

Snow should fix that problem soon.

Yes plus once they are done logging they'll have a road deactivation plan in place which will crossditch the road. Plus if people are shuttling it now after a fresh grade and rain I'm sure the road quality issue will solve itself pretty quick. That road is a steep enough grade that without ongoing maintenance it won't really last.

Oct. 7, 2016, 8:08 a.m.
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Joined: April 23, 2008
Your choice wet cond/light* weight tyre...

Yup… I run a 60 series in the back for that reason. I've heard good things about the e13 tires. I believe Dave is doing a review on those.

I picked up an e13 trs plus in finale and rode it there. It's noticeably harder (I feel as though I can feel it shudder more on hardpack than a MM). Hopefully this translates to more long lasting wear. Looks slightly wider than a MM as well. I sliced it on the first day but it sealed and I patched it and it held for 4 days.

Aug. 22, 2016, 5:14 p.m.
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Joined: April 23, 2008
Chilcotins NBR?

I've gone across the Hurley several times without any tire problems. Definitely go prepared for the worst, but, if you drive reasonably, it should be fine. It sounds like a grader went through 2 or 3 weeks ago, so it shouldn't be that bad.

As for places to check out, if the Ault Creek road is passable, you can camp at the end of it and have a nice view of Mt. Sloan.

From there, you can hike up to a nice alpine lake. The trail used to be relatively easy to find, but I haven't been up there in 5 years.

https://www.google.ca/maps/@50.7939237,-122.9198976,8005m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!6m1!1s1bc08-n_VgsWEad7Fx5DZnJD7-Qg

Driving out to the end of the Bridge River road, along Downton Lake, is also pretty scenic.

Drove the Hurley yesterday. It's in pretty rough shape (just chatter and rocks) though my friend made it there and back in her Ford focus.

As long as you have decent tires you shouldn't have problems. I've only ever had one flat going over and that was from a piece of grader blade. Pioneer Paul fixes tires in gold bridge if you ever need help.

The ault Creek road is passable but I don't think the trail into the lake exists anymore. I hiked up there a few months ago and brushes out a little path to the waterfall but from there it's a bush wack straight up the hill to the lake.

Aug. 12, 2016, 12:27 p.m.
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Joined: April 23, 2008
NSMB - 2016 - Hardtail Thread

That Primer is lovely, the colour is especially nice!

Singlespeed though? :eek2:

Haha thanks, it was a little daunting to choose any colour I wanted so I'm stoked it came out as well as it did.

That's what everyone says but single speed really isn't that bad. Climbing is actually super fun. It's incredibly efficient on the hardtail and completely silent. It's also really good training as you can't pedal in/out of anything so you don't want to screw up corners. Trust me it's way easier than it seems.

Aug. 11, 2016, 3:42 p.m.
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Joined: April 23, 2008
NSMB - 2016 - Hardtail Thread

Ermagerd. Sofa king cool! I want that.

Remember when seat angles and head angles were within 2 degrees of each other? Hahaha. Now they're like 9 degrees apart. ON 29ERS!

Even my original rootdown geometry is dated. :swearing:

;)

Actually it's 65 75 so 10 degrees apart 😉

Aug. 11, 2016, 6:01 a.m.
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NSMB - 2016 - Hardtail Thread

Just got this new ride a couple weeks ago. Chromag primer, 160-140mm travel adjust lyric, 30-23 single speed, dropper on the way. 🤘

Aug. 9, 2016, 5:57 a.m.
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Joined: April 23, 2008
Banshee legend

Think they are standard Abec sealed bearings, no? Just need a bearing press to push them in. Unless the older ones were different.

As long as they're the same as my prime and my girlfriend's spitfire they're the same as skateboard bearings. I got 20 on Amazon for cheap.

July 12, 2016, 7:30 a.m.
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Joined: April 23, 2008
Long travel 29er for the shore?

what travel fork do you run ? and the guys at Guerilla Gravity are dropping their 29r this Friday , 120mm of travel

Hmmm 120 isn't exactly long travel. I run my prime at 150 in the front.

July 2, 2016, 11:42 p.m.
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Joined: April 23, 2008
Squamish 2016 Trail Conditions

It's a shame that, with all the maintenance going on in Squamish, no one has put any effort into Grin and Holler. It was a super fun steep janky tech line just a few years ago, and I suspect it wouldn't take more than 10-15 build sessions to get running again. Maybe there's more to it than lack of initiative, but it still sucks to see a fun line fall into disrepair.

It would be sweet to get it running nice again but I think it needs a lot of drainage work so it doesn't just regress into the state it was before. I think the new climbing trail is supposed to switchback over top of it something ridiculous like 7 times so hopefully there can be a reroute and some work done to it after that goes through.

July 1, 2016, 10:30 a.m.
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Joined: April 23, 2008
NSMB - 2016 - Hardtail Thread

Sweet baby Jesus I have all the wants…

http://nsmb.com/first-look-chromag-primer/

So stoked, have one coming in a month or so!

June 27, 2016, 6:01 a.m.
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Joined: April 23, 2008
Hood River

Double Mountain for beers after. Post Canyon is pretty fun. Definitely like the riding at Sandy Ridge better though Hood River is a sweet town!

Weird, we thought the complete opposite. Sandy ridge was fun and super well developed but a lot of the jumps we poorly spaced bike park-esque tables. On the other hand post canyon was amazing, super long, flowy, well built/good sight lines.

May 17, 2016, 2:11 p.m.
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Joined: April 23, 2008
Cove G Spot?

Can you contact RCMP and set up some kind of a sting?

I'm pretty sure they contacted the RCMP but since no one got back to them the RCMP are pretty uninterested.

May 16, 2016, 9:43 p.m.
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Joined: April 23, 2008
Cove G Spot?

Good luck! Contact number on advert is 6046523221(if the advert gets nuked).

Thanks but apparently they already saw the ad last week and tried contacting the guy with no response. Let me know if anyone sees it rolling around dtes or on the shore .

May 16, 2016, 6:09 a.m.
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Joined: April 23, 2008
Cove G Spot?

Yeah that's my roommates stolen bike. Thanks I'll let him know.

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