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Sept. 20, 2017, 1:28 p.m.
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Re: Are enduro bikes needed on the shore?

I've owned 28 bikes in the last 17 years and I'm presently riding a moderately upgraded 2016 Giant Reign 2 (most significant mod is a Fox Float DPS in the rear) and it's been the best all around bike I've ever owned. I've had better bikes at certain things than it, but not overall. I'm not super fast but in the local Fiver races i'm usually around the top 30%-40%, and I find the Reign is just awesome at everything. I did the 43km Sunshine Coaster on it, Keystone Standard Basin, Beowulf, and just about every trail you can name on the Shore on it. I think I'd get another Enduro bike for the shore after this. With all this said, I DO wish the BB was 1cm higher. But that's nit picking. That Range should do you well for many years though.

And that Banshee is rad. I used to be so envious of them back in the day.

Dec. 9, 2016, 1:43 p.m.
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Structural Engineers

What's it for?

Sept. 30, 2016, 11:18 a.m.
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new hub$$ and future fear

These look like they're the cat's meow and, from what I read in the article, are apparently made to last forever no?
http://nsmb.com/true-precision-instant-silent-gold/

Aug. 2, 2012, 10:56 a.m.
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Fromme's New Picnic Table

Proper drainage is key, which this mixture of sandy gravel aggregate provides. So long as every single newb doesn't intentionally skid around all four sides of it, all winter long ;)
I agree with Slyfink on the statue! All marble with some solid brass highlights?

May 23, 2012, 8:33 a.m.
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This is how RC cars get carried away..

Heh heh. Is Ioco still technically "The Shore"? Anywhere closer to the big three hills, namely Cypress, Seymour, or Fromme? There's a ridiculous amount up Seymour right at the peak, but I've got to wait for the snow to melt. Drove the Honcho to Dog Mountain last weekend and there was still 7 feet of snow at First Lake. I've been to Ioco only once for RCing (and once for a Super D race) and yes, it's awesome. It's also a 50min drive for me.

May 22, 2012, 3:27 p.m.
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This is how RC cars get carried away..

Since you all ride and run RC's, does anyone know of any good crawling spots on the shore besides Lighthouse Park and Whitecliff Park? Rocky spots. They're both 28 and 32kms away from me respectively and I'm always searching for somewhere closer.

May 5, 2012, 4:10 p.m.
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This is how RC cars get carried away..

Heading out to Ioco tomorrow with my two stock Honcho's and XR10 for a rip around noon. Will be joining the local boys out there if anyone else is interested in joining.

April 13, 2012, 2:48 p.m.
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This is how RC cars get carried away..

Yeah just like infamous posted, if you want some beautiful RC video's, then subscribe to Headquake137's Youtube channel. He looks like some recluse who still lives with his mom. But boy oh boy he's got talent when it comes to building RC's and making videos. He just put out his 100th video the other day.
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Argh. Don't know how to post Youtube video's properly yet.

April 13, 2012, 1:05 p.m.
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This is how RC cars get carried away..

My 10 year old kid wants a decent RC but has limited cash.

whats the lowest price point for something decent that wont be garbage in 6 months.

I just did the same as what you're son is probably going to go through.
I ended up buying a Stamped and Rustler for my two daughters. Both XL-5 (not brushed) and both for $190.
After probably an honest 30 - 40 hours of online research (due to my obsessive behavior patterns and addictive personality traits) I narrowed it down to 1.the Duratrax Evader, 2.the Electrix Ruckus, and 3.the Traxxas Stamped and Rustler. I wanted to keep it 1/10 scale becuase any smaller and then the cars get hung up on grass and then you'd be better off getting a 4x4 but then the price jumps up quite a bit. 1 and 2 were cheaper (they're each about $130 online) and the Evader has incredible durability.

I went with the Traxxas' over the other two because:
A. There's TONS of support and parts for them locally (and everwhere) and I've bought lots of stuff for them already when they break. Every RC will break.

B. The Traxxas' all have a "Training Mode" on the ESC's and that cuts the power in half which is awesome for them to learn on for the first while. And plenty fast enough until you 'accidentally' discover a button that DOUBLES THE POWER. They got pretty excited over that one.

C. The ESC's have a lipo cutoff built in. If you ever want to buy him(her) cheap (but awesome) lipo's online you'll also have to get some sort of Low Voltage detector/cutoff and install it yourself.

and D. They're WATERPROOF!!!! That's a game changer right there. Year round running.

BUT, if I did it all over again, I would have paid $20 more each and just got them some Slash 2WD XL-5's just because the durability of the Slashes is incredible. Like I said they've busted lots of parts on them and I always seem to be buying RPM parts for both of them. But once the RPM parts are on them they're rock solid.
The Stampede's tires suck though. Rustler's are much better.
The Traxxas Bandit is also cheaper than both of those but won't have the bashability simply due to it's small tires and low ground clearance.

The Duratrax evader was my second choice though. It's cheap, goes fast enough, and apparently really tough. It comes with a stress tech 1 years parts guarantee, but you'll have to mail in the part and wait for it to come back before you can get up and running again. But if you're willing to waterproof it yourself, install a lipo detector/cutoff (they're cheap) then that would be a cheap, great way to get into the hobby.
Oh yes. You could always chip in a bit and share it :)
But if you're going to do that then just get a Slash 4x4 that you both can use for the next decade.

And my lunch break is over.

April 11, 2012, 8:36 p.m.
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Vid: DeerTrail in Slovenia

I would definitely tell my friends I hit all of it :)

April 11, 2012, 8:35 p.m.
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Vid: DeerTrail in Slovenia

That trail looks amazing! And great video. The music really distracts you from the riding though.

April 11, 2012, 10:45 a.m.
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This is how RC cars get carried away..

Hey do you guys have an opinion on what the best site is to buy used RC's locally (lower mainland)? Craigslist is okay.
RCCrawler.com? CrawlCanada.com?
In the same way that Pbike or NSMB are WAY better for bikes than Craigslist.

April 11, 2012, 8:32 a.m.
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This is how RC cars get carried away..

Now I just need to have kids so I can justify an RC to the wife.

Wrong.

"RC's" is the correct term. Plural. :)

My kids already have 5 RC's.
Two Honcho's, an XR10, a Rustler, and a Stampede. And they really really want a Slash 4x4.
The problem is that they never run them, so I have to make the sacrifice and run them all the time, and bash them, and jump them, and upgrade them, and race them with buddies.

April 10, 2012, 5:14 p.m.
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This is how RC cars get carried away..

We'd run ours for an hour straight only making pit stops for fuel (engines running while you fill up). Try that with electric.

You got us there! Unless of course we had TWO 5000mAh lipos for our Slash 4x4's. And it takes about 1 second to get it warmed up (turning your transmitter on, and pulling the trigger) :lol:
Just buggin' ya!
I just got into RC's four months ago and I'm loving electric. Over the years I've heard about the woes of nitro engines and the constant tuning andd the outrageous cost of the hobby but I've bought a couple Axial SCX10 RTR's and they've been rock solid and probably through 30 or 40 packs each. And compared to MTBing it's cheap as f*ck!

As far as the run times on the SCX10's (see Adam West's pic and mine below) I've been getting 1.75 to 2.5 hours per 3800mAh battery.
I agree with you Adam West, crawling's where it's at.
It almost seems as if I got into RCing at the perfect point in history - cheap RC's, cheap brushless technology, and cheap Lipo batteries ($13 for a 5000mAh that'll last you 3.5/4 hours!! )
Also another great thing is that the local hobby shops (Apollo Hobbies at the base of SFU on Production Way is the closest to me) are usually only $10 more for a full vehicle than anywhere online, which is crappy for them, but great for us because, and forgive me for the flame war this may produce, it's financially VERY easy to support them, as opposed to MTB where the cost is so much greater. Don't get me wrong, I'll be dying on my bike in my old age.
Just rode to Victoria on the Pitch, put in 4 hours on Mt. Doug crawling, and 2 hours at Hartland riding. 82kms of cheek destroying goodness.

Jan. 9, 2012, 11:54 p.m.
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Joined: Feb. 4, 2009
Vid - Dirt Norco Aurum Slammin'

Yeah……. would like to compliment the film but unholy crap! Less than 25% of the video was actual riding! And the PJ's would be perfect for a stag outfit. My mom said not to say anything if I didn't have anything good to say but I think a lesson here in polishing might be required.

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