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Feb. 3, 2017, 8:46 a.m.
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Ride more, bitch less.

Darn snow….I'll be riding less, bitching more and or drinking (lol)

Jan. 31, 2017, 10:13 p.m.
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time for a new pack

You can find USWE on Ebay of the Cove doesn't have what you need.

Jan. 27, 2017, 8:26 a.m.
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2017 Seymour Trail Conditions Thread

Anyone know if Old Buck is clear at the moment?

It was 95% ok as of Wed, probably 100% clear now, go for it !!
(clear up to Baden Powell, not sure higher up)
Enjoy your ride

Jan. 26, 2017, 3:24 p.m.
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NSMB - 2017 - Full Suspension Bike Thread

I don't think you are going to like these numbers if you are wanting to drop SRAM.

The graphic shows the gearing inches for a 27" wheel.

The 28 ring with the 42 cog is the best climber

The 30 ring with the 10 cog is the highest speed.

The Shimano 46t xt cassette is middle ground on both ends (not a huge difference really), BUT it is an absolute boat anchor when compared to the SRAM cassette.

439g Shimano XT 11t-46t cassette

268g for XO1 10t-42t cassette

For reference a RF Cinch DM ring 30t is 54g

There is a 1/3 pound difference (171g) in the cassette weight. I’d stick with a Sram cassette and pedal a little harder on the climb.

Too Funny Dean, I was looking into just this earlier today……

I checked my gear ratio charts and its shows the Shimano XT 11-46 cassette with a 32 ring to be comparable to the Sram 11-42 with a 28 ring, buy yah LOL , I saw the weight penalty for the XT cassette and I choked. I will be installing my Sram 11-42 cassette and my spare 28 tooth ring asap. That's 1/4 to 1/3 a pound saved right there!
However, once I chew up the 42 tooth I will put a One Up 44 on and jump from 28 ring to a 30 and should still have the same climbing ratio but a little on the top end which can only help

Jan. 25, 2017, 10:08 a.m.
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NSMB - 2017 - Full Suspension Bike Thread

I am running a 30 tooth front with 11-42, and sometimes want a lower gear. Are you saying the 28-42 combo is about the same as 32-46?

Might be worth the switch in getting better bottom and top end.

Feels pretty similar to me, I /we should have a look at the gear ratio charts to compare.
I'm already thinking of phasing out my Sram 11-42 for a Shimano 11-46 on my Yeti once the Sram Cassette wears.

Jan. 25, 2017, 9:27 a.m.
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time for a new pack

USWE Patriot or Airborne , either or in the 9L.
These fit amazing well, even when 100% full with 3L of water, tools, tube, snacks and phone it still isn't awkward at all. Its a comfortable pack and not hot on long summer days.

Jan. 25, 2017, 9:18 a.m.
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NSMB - 2017 - Full Suspension Bike Thread

Quote of the day while riding Thornhill:
'Hey look, theres some guy riding a new slayer'
'Ha watch it be Bradical, new bike for January'
'Haha nah he just got a Yeti, couldn't be him'

5 min later..

'Oh hey Brad! Sick bike!'

haha, yah that was awesome running into you guys and having a jump line session.
Regarding the Bikes…… I buy bikes, probably more often than one should (lol) but I have worked hard and sacrificed , nowadays its my reward for my efforts. I also never have more than two, even though I'd like 4.

Enjoy your bike trip to Sedona (jealous is an understatement)

Jan. 24, 2017, 7:52 p.m.
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NSMB - 2017 - Full Suspension Bike Thread

Dear god it's beautiful.

Chainring looks manlier than my chainring.

Ha, I can run the stock 32 ring thanks to Rocky's awesome build spec's, it's a 11-46 rear cassette….I like it better than the standard SRAM 11-42, climbs just as good, no more taxing but more gear bite for DH'n.
Without the 11-46 I'm a wimp and run a 28 ring with 11-42.

Regarding the water bottle it's simply as 21 oz water bottle, some stores carry them, seems like most don't. I ordered mine from CRC but recently discovered that Cap's Maple Ridge has them.

Jan. 24, 2017, 9:31 a.m.
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NSMB - 2017 - Full Suspension Bike Thread

Back to Bikes (please embed for me, Thx)

Have a set of Nobl's to run, just waiting on a boost front hub

Jan. 9, 2017, 8:19 p.m.
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2016 BC Property Assessment

The home owner grant is great news

Jan. 9, 2017, 10:29 a.m.
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NSMB - 2017 - Full Suspension Bike Thread

Interesting. Would you consider yourself hard on bike parts or easy on them? I see so many bikes running the SL's yet don't hear of much negative feeback.

I know for myself I have managed to run some pretty light parts and have had zero issues. RF Next SL's would be my go to first choice for cranks but now you have me rethinking my choice.

on a side note, wow is there some wickedly nice builds in this thread.

Best to discuss further with your LBS and decide from there. Either way there is a set of Race Face cranks that will be "bling" for
Your suited riding

Jan. 9, 2017, 9:11 a.m.
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NSMB - 2017 - Full Suspension Bike Thread

So pretty much everyone rides a super nice carbon bike w carbon wheels and next sl ctanks? Its like you guys are more interested in your bikes than in actualriding

ill snap a pic tonight of my super nice carbon bike, carbon wheels, and next sl cranks. Its somewhere in the basement. :)

Next SL cranks should be SixC for the Shore. Next cranks intended usage should only be for XC or Trail, of course not DH , but even All Mtn. or Enduro is gonna be too much for these super light cranks. Unfortunately I learned the hard way (twice). The stress from All Mtn or Enduro is too much for the Next SL.
SixC are on the way for moi.

By no means am I unhappy with Race Face Quality, but I do feel that the Next SL have been mis-marketed in the way that all of us believe they will handle the wear and tear of N.Shore riding….they won't , go with the SixC or the Alu Turbine to be safe.

Jan. 3, 2017, 2:35 p.m.
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NSMB - 2017 - Full Suspension Bike Thread

Everyone seems to have NOBL wheels these days! Worth the money? Contemplating either getting a pair of them or a cheaper Chinese option.

I feel they are worth the money, they are local which is an added bonus if you ever required warranty. I believe with them being local your more than likely to have a quicker turn around time. I haven't had any issues with any of my nobl wheel sets but did require warranty with Enve which was weak. I was without a wheel for 6 weeks and had to pay @ $200 in shipping , I wasn't impressed.

Nice Canfield TMack

Jan. 3, 2017, 1:31 p.m.
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NSMB - 2017 - Full Suspension Bike Thread

Nice ride you have there Brad.

Are you liking the Noble wheels a lot more than the Easton ARCs you were on?

Nice Trance Dean!
I was very impressed with the Arc's but in the end found I prefer carbon as alu wheels can easily get dings and then not really be tubeless compatible anymore.

Jan. 3, 2017, 12:49 p.m.
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NSMB - 2017 - Full Suspension Bike Thread

Help please , could someone please make my pic visible?

I'm excited about this custom build….

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