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June 27, 2012, 9:06 p.m.
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Best DH brake system, c'mon in...

They are adjustable… from "ridiculously far out" to "still a long ways out"… I bent them to "just close enough"…

June 27, 2012, 3:52 p.m.
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NSMB - 2012 Light DH Bike Build Off 7"+

Really? Mine's probably about 20%, seems like much more would feel all wallowy. I do ride the more jumpy style of DH/FR rather than fast rough as fuck roots/rock gardens etc though.

June 27, 2012, 2:30 p.m.
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Best DH brake system, c'mon in...

Any beef with the levers being "too far out"? I'm leaning towards these brakes for reasons I can't at this time identify with. They just seem like they're awesome, and as mentioned, CRC has got 'em for $290 or $250 pending on the regular or "special edition" model (what the difference is I have yet to surmise). I'm following in 2nd spot with the Saints.

Keep it going cats - and remember, this is for a 40 pound DH specific rig that ONLY sees lift accessed (and shuttling) action. No AM, No FR, No XC - strictly DFnH :bandit:

Peace,
DS

All of the mid-2010 models and newer have this "issue"… for many people it probably isn't an issue but I'm a smaller guy and for me it was. We bent the levers about 10 degrees and it made a world of difference… it's a pretty ghetto fix for a $600 set of brakes but I like them so much aside from that that I'm willing to deal with it. I'm only about 160lbs with gear but as an intermediate rider, when I ride Whistler, I suspect I'm probably about as difficult as a brake system would ever deal with as a faster rider typically needs less brakes… I'd buy them again in a heartbeat.

Mark

June 26, 2012, 10:34 p.m.
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Where will I live? Need some help

No it wasn't "quite clear". You stated "high floor" without a qualifier.
To have said the "upper floor of building" would have been more precise. Whatever. :deadhorse: :lol:
Do you hear the squeal of Millennium Line wheels at all hours? :P

Back to the OP, my non-rush hour drive to Burnaby Mtn. (bottom of Gaglardi) from 1st [HTML_REMOVED] Commercial environs; 15 mins. +/- .
So Fromme or Seymour will be similar.

I hear no sky train noise at all… I specifically picked my apartment which is on the North side of Lougheed looking straight North at the mountains. I suspect the people on the other side of the building which faces the sky train may not have the same experience though…

Mark

June 26, 2012, 10:32 p.m.
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Best DH brake system, c'mon in...

Big fan of my Formula The Ones except for one thing… I found I couldn't adjust the levers into the bar enough to make them comfortable. If you have big hands this is probably a non issue but for me it was uncomfortable. We took the levers off, bent them in the vice, and now life is great. My previous set of brakes on my bike were Elixir CR Carbons and these feel like they have twice the power. The CRs would fade during a run at Whistler where the Ones just don't - period. I'm sure a Saint stops just as hard but many seem to indicate that the Saint is much more of an on/off switch while I enjoy the excellent ability to modulate on the Ones. Oh, and they are lighter than many XC brakes! Not even in the same realm as Codes or Saints on the weight front.

Mark

June 26, 2012, 4:24 p.m.
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Dumb question is dumb. What do you think it would cost to do this with a wheelset?

Pretty sure at NSBS that would cost you $40 per rim for the build and $1 per spoke for the new spokes. I think they'd rip the old wheel apart for free or close to it…

Mark

June 26, 2012, 4:14 p.m.
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Where will I live? Need some help

As apposed to a hardwood ceiling? :???:

Err what? I said quite clearly it has hardwood floors and is located on a high floor of the building for a better view…

June 26, 2012, 1:29 p.m.
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Where will I live? Need some help

I live in North Burnaby in a very nice condo by Brentwood. I can be over the second narrows bridge to the north shore in under 15 minutes in anything but the absolute worst rush hour traffic. Ditto to downtown, 15 minutes in most conditions, 25 in rush hour. (Both driving). I pay about $400/month less than I would for the identical apartment in Yaletown and the bonus of living here is that it is MUCH quieter at night which I really appreciate. I have a 710 square foot apartment that would be considered the highest quality and appointment available for a 1 bedroom in Burnaby - lived here since brand new (2.5 years old), high floor, mountain view, gas stove, hardwood floors, etc and I pay $1195 a month in rent.

I have a new job downtown and will be moving there so I can walk to work but for the time I worked in Burnaby, I have been very happy living here and it really is the best of many worlds in my opinion.

Hope that helps,
Mark

June 26, 2012, 1:19 p.m.
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Secure Storage

Under the glc is $5 a day per bike, so so bad if your worried about them.

If you're talking about at G1, they charge $7 over night or $10 per 24 hours. Sucks to spend $50 on storing your bike during the week but beats the heck out of getting it stolen…

Mark

June 24, 2012, 10:09 p.m.
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Sunshine Coast (2012)

Are those trails pushes, road shuttles, truck only shuttles…? Some awesome looking riding (some stuff that looks way beyond me too)…

June 23, 2012, 1:45 p.m.
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Hitch for a MK3 jetta.

Alternatively: http://www.etrailer.com/hitch-1998_Volkswagen_Jetta.htm

June 23, 2012, 11:25 a.m.
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Heavy Equipment

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We're getting this beast in at work next year. 3 months to set up :eek: and it will have a reach of 2 football fields they're saying. it'll be a monster!

Found the brochure for it!
http://www.mammoet.com/Documents/PDF/Brochures/PTC%20brochure.pdf

Holy god that is AWESOME…

June 21, 2012, 10:18 p.m.
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NEW Mortgage rules

List it at a realistic price?

Whoa, whoa… that's crazy talk.

June 19, 2012, 12:01 a.m.
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We're All Porn Stars Now

In the US the police have proven themselves to be a greater threat to public safety than private sector criminals. I just googled “police brutality” and up came 183,000,000 results.

^ This and his thoughts were a bit to jumbled and a lot of hyperbole so I stopped in the
middle of the second paragraph.

You know I just googled "alien abductions" and got 907,000 results. Does that mean that alien abductions are a greater threat to public safety than the police? Got to love the leaps in logic and the
correlations made that don't exist.

183 MILLION is less than 907 THOUSAND??? ORLY???

Mark

June 17, 2012, 1:52 p.m.
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Sun Peaks!!!

Pretty sweet video for 2012 opening… http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Silvia-Video-Sun-Peaks-Opening-Video-2012.html

Mark

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