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March 5, 2015, 6:07 p.m.
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Dream Yard

you must have a stronger back than i.
nice work!

March 4, 2015, 11:52 p.m.
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who services KS posts?

2 seasons on a KS lev with zero issues until now - sags under weight (doesn't lock) at any setting. air pressure is fine, not related to cable. i guess it needs a seal kit, etc.

anyway, i don't feel like sending it in to norco, unlikely to see it back anytime soon.
no response from the US service center.
anyone local service them?

(between this and the reverb nightmares i wonder why i'm not still running gravity droppers!)

March 4, 2015, 11:45 p.m.
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carbon wheels on a hardtail

yes, i'm excited for procore. one down-side on these hookless carbon rims is i seem to get more tire punctures, perhaps because the rim is so unforgiving (doesn't dent like alloy or explode like enve's). anyway, going through a lot of rear tires, kind of annoying. maybe procore will help mitigate that a bit.

March 4, 2015, 12:50 a.m.
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carbon wheels on a hardtail

…if you ride really hard in rough terrain you're not going to get a lot of mileage on a hardtail.

what rims?
i said the same thing until these new ones. i'm hard on rims and these have been bomber. i'm 200 lbs and smashy.

March 3, 2015, 11:10 p.m.
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The Watchmen

thanks cam and mark for sorting this out gracefully

March 2, 2015, 10:24 p.m.
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carbon wheels on a hardtail

not quite 'exploded'. cracked maybe. with a few more cracks yet and still riding on a regular basis! hard to believe. the experiment continues. front is totally fine. when the rear finally goes, i'll replace with same.

ha! exploded! that was a bit dramatic eh? i'm impressed they're still rolling.

March 2, 2015, 10:21 p.m.
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The Watchmen

mark, this is clearly a great program. but:
as a relative outsider with no particular emotional investment in the overplayed (from all sides) "war in the woods" fiasco, the "watchmen" will inevitably be received in a negative light by some non-riders. the timing, photos, name, and logo may be interpreted as aggressive and inflammatory. initially i thought it was a joke, then i literally face-palmed when i realized it wasn't. it looks bad. sounds like that wasn't intentional, but the negative feedback in this thread is only meant to point that out, its nothing personal against the program or nsmba.

March 2, 2015, 10:08 p.m.
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how about we try something different?

fuck you!

hahahahaha!!!

March 2, 2015, 7:42 p.m.
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carbon wheels on a hardtail

i have a lot of miles now on the newest LB hookless wide 29er rims on my chromag rootdown, and they've been awesome. i came off of flow ex's (28 psi front, 35 rear), which would burp on occasion, required some truing on occasion, had a couple minor rear dents, but were pretty good. now i can run 25/28 psi, haven't burped once, and have smashed the rear rim many times with zero damage. the old LB rims exploded on my third ride, these have been awesome. hookless is the real deal. highly recommended.

Feb. 24, 2015, 5:13 p.m.
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XTR Trail Pedals - WTF?

the markedly superior ease of entry and exit on the dx is worth the bit of extra weight. you don't have to crank the tension to avoid pre-lease. xtr's are more awkward to get into, and they pre-release like crazy, requiring higher tension, making them even more awkward. xt is similar. at least that's been my experience.

Feb. 23, 2015, 10:58 p.m.
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XTR Trail Pedals - WTF?

try the DX and you'll never use anything else

Feb. 19, 2015, 10:11 p.m.
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Squamish 2015 Trail Conditions

spent the afternoon doing drainage work on the midget, as well as some aggressive pruning and closed a couple strava lines. she's in good shape, considering all the wet traffic. need to replace the first little bridge, my first bridge ever - i used hemlock stringers (kook!), and they're already dead after only 8 yrs. needs a couple new bridges too, will get to it when i have more time…

Feb. 19, 2015, 10:01 p.m.
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Pemberton 2015 Conditions

wet dirt, dry roots right now, real good.
sounds like all of mackenzie zone is good to go, even as high as gravitron.

Feb. 19, 2015, 10 p.m.
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vorsprung corset

i put lots of miles on a prototype last year on my stumpy. i have no association with vorsprung, steve just offered to let me try it after a long chat about what i wish my shock felt like. huge improvement in initial stroke, its super supple off the top, like a coil, so far better traction. much improved mid-stoke support, so the bike was so much zippier in undulating terrain, pumping, cornering, etc. i was running a lot of preload (10-15% sag) and a firm tune before this, to try to gain mid-stoke support, so i was very harsh and traction was very poor. with the can i can run 20% sag and it feels like a totally different bike. its a huge upgrade, highly recommended. in fact, i can't think of a more dramatic upgrade i've made to the bike, including fancy forks.

Feb. 10, 2015, 9:51 p.m.
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Beginner backcountry terrain around Pemberton?

you crazy. i wouldn't take anyone touring that isn't a strong skier.
she'll hate it, plus you want your partner to be able to perform when you get: caught in an avalanche/blow your knee/get stuck in a tree well/get stuck in bad weather/get lost/get funneled into more tech terrain than you planned, etc.

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