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Schwalbe ProCore - May 30, 2016, 10:01 a.m.

Nice Andrew, nice! I've been on Procore for a few weeks now on my heavy duty wheels. Magic Mary front, Hans Dampf rear (for now-cleaning out storage). Tire feel at the lower pressures for normal Snakeskin tires is pretty unreal. I would never have been able to run lower pressures (22 front, 24 rear) on narrow 23mm rims without the tires folding or burping. They add about as much weight as an average tube (maybe a bit more), but honestly its tough to tell for just all around riding. If one were to drop major cabbage on carbon rims I think it's a wise investment even just for the rim protection. A 1500 gram set of carbon hoops with Procore still ends up to be a fairly decent weight, awesome performing wheelset. Oh, and Ken burped his 27+ at the fiver, and Wade…and….;-)

Tire swapping can be a bit messy, but once you get a system, it is pretty quick.

Next up will be trying Maxis tires with the setup

Raceface Next SL G4 Cranks - April 18, 2016, 8:57 p.m.

Metal recyclers take them. I'd wager most will replace the ring with a Cinch as it must be cheaper? Bonded chainrings such as this and past XTR's (and others?), are a complete waste. But they look sweet…

Are Product Reviews Full of Sh!t? - April 12, 2016, 1:09 p.m.

f#ck, I think I know that guy in the picture. Or that's just a normal thing to do….chillin' just outside of Parksville.

2016 Santa Cruz Bronson CC First Impressions - Feb. 3, 2016, 9:30 p.m.

Yeah you're probably right, but the geo is more in line with this new Bronson. I've actually gone from the Newmad to the newest 153. Very different feel. Different strokes for different folks, I like it a lot:-) I know a few people that are on the new Bronson, and they like it a lot, night and day from the previous generation. More supple, more room, etc…

2016 Santa Cruz Bronson CC First Impressions - Feb. 3, 2016, 5:23 p.m.

Strange comparison, maybe a 2016 153 would be a more apples to apples? I say 2016 because of the updated seat tube, stays and gusset which dropped a bunch of frame weight.

Santa Cruz Hightower - Feb. 2, 2016, 11:24 p.m.

With the new process 111 losing almost a pound, I'm in in this big wheel business!

Electric Doping Discovered at CX World Champs - Feb. 1, 2016, 11:30 p.m.

Electromagnetic wheels are the next thing $$$$

Slight digression: now that Enduro isn't all just beers and high fives…..I wonder when we will start to see doping on a serious scale at the pro level. Where there's money and careers…
But if the EWS is not under a governing body I guess it will just be a free for all?

Best of 2015: Pete Roggeman’s list - Jan. 1, 2016, 6:18 p.m.

But it looks great in a Tacoma! Doesn't everybody on the Shore have an Arcteryx proform anyway? 😉

One gear, all-terrain, 72 hour party - Nov. 27, 2015, 11:14 p.m.

And the punishment for course doping…a misspelled winners tattoo!

Kona: The Smallest Biggest Bike Company in the World - Oct. 30, 2015, 10:19 a.m.

I was kind of waiting for the same thing. But I went for it anyway. I've demoed them a few times over the last year and a half and loved them. I moved over my xtr build from the xl nomad (fox 36), to a large Process and honestly .5 -.75lb heavier. That's it. What's the point. Shorter rear centre, same reach, slightly steeper HA! Bit shorter wheelbase…it's a lot more fun to ride. I've been on carbon for a while, and honestly I don't miss it:)

Kona: The Smallest Biggest Bike Company in the World - Oct. 29, 2015, 4:48 p.m.

Process carving through
cedar and salal and loam
Freedom nothing more

Long Term Review – Absolute Black Oval Chainring - Oct. 9, 2015, 11:21 a.m.

I think it was a good, honest review. I tried Osymetric rings back in the day (2003?). We were young, these things were free, we tested them back to back repeatedly (using SRM), we went back to standard. The economy and the promised 5w just wasn't there for some of us. The idea hasn't changed, so I'm not surprised astute reviewers would come to a similar conclusion.

In Praise of the Climb - July 22, 2015, 12:49 p.m.

With the climbing trail nearly to the top of Maple Mountain, is a destination for the climb itself just as much as Maple Syrup. A cruiser climb through the arbutus forests and flowering clearcuts, profiled where you can actually accelerate out of the corners (imagine that on a climb). And Riley even building some berms and kickers on some of the quicker sections. What's not to love about climbing!? 😀

The Pedal That Solves Everything? - July 16, 2015, 12:33 p.m.

Is there pedal float? That's a bit of an issue for a lot of people.

30 Days of Trail Building in Four Minutes - July 6, 2015, 11:04 p.m.

LIKE! Nothing to see in Nanaimo….carry on….

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