ridden the KS LEV? howzit compare? you compare it to Reverb and Special-Ed's posts, but my experience is with the LEV, whose features are closer to the Kronolog than the other two… thoughts?
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I'd be really curious to know what tires the top 20 were on. Width and casing, tubeless (or not), and how many tires they went through during the race…
Thanks for the coverage guys, it was awesome. This race is definitely on my bucket list….
It's probably hard to measure the impact that Digger has had on mountainbiking in general, not just to the North Shore. I remember flipping through Bike mag waaaay back in the early 90's and dreaming about riding North Shore type stuff. Then watching the NSX series of videos. I think the Shore spawned a style of riding that has spread throughout the world, and Digger is in no small part responsible for that, having envisioned, and created those trails. I think he needs more than a plaque, he needs a statue!!!
In the mean time, I'll raise my glass in his hounour after my next ride (which should be tonight).
I thought I'd just add a note about feedback's customer service. I have an old "Ultimate" bike stand that had broken parts. I eventually found out that Feedback had bought Ultimate, and so I emailed them about replacement parts. Not only are they stocking replacement parts for Ultimate racks, they are also honouring warranty's and offering discounted rates to retrofit and upgrade Ultimate racks to the new (higher) quality of Feedback's designs. They were willing to work with me on shipping options, and helpful in helping me figure out how to do the retrofit. I was pleasantly surprised. they're good people.
I'm not sure I understand your beef with the contact adjust. Are you saying you run your levers as far from the bar as possible, and so therefore the reach adjustment is useless? If that's the case, then you're the opposite of me. I try and run my levers as close to the bar as possible, and without a contact adjustment, I can't get the lever close enough. which then renders reach adjustment useless. I run the levers close to the bar because I have short fingers, and I try and keep my hand as closed as possible to avoid arm pump.
nice write up though… keep us posted about how the bleedings go.
could be the Jura, or the foothills of the alps, a little farther south and west.
i have a question though, can it be called an "enduro" ride if he doesn't have any water? Maybe he stops to drink from the streams… :)
aaah the memories… such a sweet operation. I was there with a few buddies in 2006 and its amazing, a first class operation. I'd also like to point out that the lodge also operates a little campground in the shadow of the lodge. It's a pretty sweet spot overlooking the lake, but you also have access to the Lodge's facilities. And much cheaper than the lodge which is on the pricey side. On the topic of the lodge, I would dispute their claim to being the largest log cabin in the world. Have a look here: http://www.fairmont.com/montebello/
But that doesn't detract from the fact that Dale runs a first class operation, the trails are unbelievable, and the setting is fantastic. Highly recommended.
Would be nice if it was that easy but I'm betting it's not.[…] So to make it short, customs can be bitch.
I know this is hypothetical caus' this is an old discussion but I just want to add my 2c here, and maybe it could help someone else down the road…
I'd say it sounds like German customs are a b!tch… I've travelled back and forth to France numerous times with bikes (I'd say at least 10x), and they've never asked for the provenance of my bike. If you were to come to Canada w out a box, and go back with a box, that might raise eyebrows. But I doubt anyone would notice different weights of luggage. If you were to plan a trip to Vancouver and pick up a bike while there, I'd say your best bet is to bring your old bike with you, and bring the new bike back after having ridden it a bit. You can sell or just leave your old bike there. If customs pulls you over, you just tell them that it was your bike before you went to Canada. If you're really paranoid and don't want to bring the receipt with you, mail it to yourself back home before you take the plane.
It's really not that hard. Hope this helps someone down the road… =/
And if anyone's listening anymore, I'm curious if it's judicious to put a double crown fork on the STD…?
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