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March 8, 2019, 11:45 a.m.
Posts: 133
Joined: Nov. 19, 2002
Re: NSMB - 2019 - Hardtail Thread

Posted by: craw

Posted by: FlipFantasia

I keep thinking about swapping to a Surface, but actually can't bring myself to replace the samurai65 with a 29'er because I love how quick handling and responsive it is, so agile.

Why not both?

I think if I get a 29r hardtail it will be carbon, xc oriented, and hopefully really light.

Feb. 28, 2019, 7:33 a.m.
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Re: NSMB - 2019 - Hardtail Thread

I keep thinking about swapping to a Surface, but actually can't bring myself to replace the samurai65 with a 29'er because I love how quick handling and responsive it is, so agile.

Feb. 8, 2019, 6:44 a.m.
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Re: NSMB - 2019 - Hardtail Thread

have to say, that hawk doesn't do anything for me at all. long, low, slack aren't really the characteristics I'm looking for in a hardtail for what I want to use it for though, to each their own!

Jan. 23, 2019, 11:49 a.m.
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Re: New shorts time. What you recommend? (Don't suggest RF Stage)

I've been using the chromag ambit's for the past few seasons and really like the cut and fit, they've been very durable too

Jan. 18, 2019, 10:32 a.m.
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Re: NSMB - 2019 - Hardtail Thread

personally I like my slightly older school geometry of my Samurai65 (2013 era)...I like slicing and dicing on a maneuverable quick handling bike, I've got a Bronson for my low slack rowdier hauling needs.

Jan. 7, 2019, 2:18 p.m.
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Re: Strava downhill segments decommissioned

curious, do you guys just use the phone app, or a dedicated gps and upload? Phones are marginal at best for accuracy (especially in your pocket), even most consumer grade gps units are hit and miss depending on how the satellite coverage is at any time of the day and whether or not your in forest, around buildings, etc.

Jan. 7, 2019, 7:06 a.m.
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Re: Own a Road Bike?

I picked up a closeout Roubaix beginning of 2017, carbon, hydro discs, ultegra, I love it...ride it most days in the summer as a commuter, and occasional roadie rides for fitness and something different, but I put some schwalbe cx pro tires on it beginning of 2018 since our roads here in Whistler are pretty shit and covered in debris a lot of the time, it still hauls ass and I didn't get a single flat last year. It definitely cut down on my car use going to work.

Jan. 7, 2019, 7:02 a.m.
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Re: Strava downhill segments decommissioned

people actually use 'live segments'? people are weird.

Nov. 25, 2018, 7:52 a.m.
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Re: Helmet or Handlebar Lights?

I didn't like the half circle/silicon o-ring mount, did some google searching for diy hacks and found a good one to make a go pro mount. so I took off the half mount and used some 3-way go pro mounts, grabbed some 25mm m4 bolts, a stack of washers and spacers from my tool box and came up with this...super happy with it, very stable, and easy to take on and off, also have one for my bar mounted light, picked up a go pro bar mount too. I also shoogooed the hole the cable comes out as it was pretty big and seemed prime for water ingress. Rode in some of the heaviest rain I've ever ridden in this fall and no issues whatsoever.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4842/31105046057_b993ff9d3b_c.jpg

Oct. 20, 2018, 9:07 a.m.
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Re: Night riding light brand/model recommendations

Posted by: JBV

weird website for this coastal gear outfit. nothing about who they are or where they're located. no policies, no 'about', nothing.  you guys trust buying from them?

He responded by email immediately and had my gear out within the day I ordered it. Took a chance maybe, but seems to have worked out. Figured was that really anymore sketchy than buying from China?

Oct. 18, 2018, 1:30 p.m.
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Re: Night riding light brand/model recommendations

I picked up the 4 bulb t6 and 6 buld l2 from here https://coastalgear.ca/product-category/lighting/bike-lights/page/2/ someone else had posted about it in a thread a month or two ago. Yeah you can get em cheaper from overseas, but thought this seemed easier coming from Island, and I had them within 4 days I think. Running the 4 bulb on the bars and 6 on the helmet, the 4 is good, but would probably give it a miss in favour of another 6 bulb which is very bright. Stoked to finally have decent lights that actually light up the trail suitably!

Oct. 9, 2018, 7:02 a.m.
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Re: WBP 18

I did one lap on Saturday morning and got reminded why I never go to the village anymore, what an absolutely ridiculous shit show. I really hope they seriously consider keeping Creekside opening at least weekends until the end next year.

Oct. 5, 2018, 9:40 p.m.
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Re: how bout a good ol fashioned tire thread

Posted by: JBV

do you shuttle or climb on the Reign? that's a lot of heavy tire! the youngest gun (also weighs a buck 50 at most) in our riding group has DH tires on his Reign and it doesn't slow him down to the top that's for sure. i gather you find it worth the trade off for how you want to ride?

occasional shuttle (few times a year), park once or twice a week in evenings, mostly climb, I hate fixing flat tires. I don't think I've flatted once in the past 3+ seasons on that bike, including a couple weeks of trans provence and finale, among a lot of other extremely rocky stuff. Maybe it's overkill, but the people who give me grief about heavy tires are usually the ones I'm waiting for to fix flats.

Oct. 5, 2018, 10:45 a.m.
Posts: 133
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Re: how bout a good ol fashioned tire thread

2.3 EXO Minion DHFs F&R on my Samurai all summer, usually switch to 2.3 Magic Mary's for the wet season

2.5 DHF/2.4DHRII (F/R) DH casings on Reign, occasionally dabble with shorty's depending on conditions/terrain/season

I pretty much never deviate from this, why mess with a good thing?

Oct. 5, 2018, 8:46 a.m.
Posts: 133
Joined: Nov. 19, 2002
Re: "Waterproof" shorts

been out in my agent pants a few times in the past couple weeks, a couple with pads, a bunch without....loving them so far, no problems with fit using dakine slayer pads, wouldn't mind if they were an inch or so longer in length, but they don't get hung up in the chain/ring so that's nice, will probably get some sealskinz socks as they only weak link now is feet!

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