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Dec. 6, 2015, 9:03 a.m.
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Joined: March 28, 2012
Welcome and have fun

In all honesty I'd suggest starting off on a cheaper used bike like a hardtail and learn some good bike skills before moving on to a higher end bike. Take those leftover dollars and invest in some coaching with Endless Biking or someone similar and you will be way further ahead in terms of riding ability with more smiles on your face to boot.

Hello and welcome, thank you for coming to the North Shore I certainly hope you enjoy your time here! It can be mountain bike heaven. There are a great bunch of people and a great community here on the North Shore to get involved with if thats your thing. I would like to second the good advice above. Many of the trails here are literally trying to kill you and have high consequences for getting in too deep too quickly. I started our with a 120mm steel hardtail that I brought over from England and am now three years later on a Norco Range. The hardtail was great at moderating my bravado back down to the reality of my still poor (but improving) skill level.

Not directly related to your query about bike selection but possibly more rewarding that the latest carbon whizz bang machine, would be a suggestion to come out to a few NSMBA public trail days. You'll discover trails you didn't know about, meet a ton of great people, potentially making some new riding buddies and get to hang with living legends like Digger and Old Man Pete. It will also deepen your appreciation of the trails we have here and help to build your trail karma, which has saved my ass many times.

Dec. 1, 2014, 6:17 p.m.
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Joined: March 28, 2012
Shore Pics (SFW)

Just a few from a few days ago

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May 8, 2014, 7:49 p.m.
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Joined: March 28, 2012
clitoris friendly saddles

My Lady gets on well with this one. Selle Italia X2 Gel Flow. 6+ hour XC rides are no problem now.

Nov. 13, 2012, 3:26 a.m.
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Joined: March 28, 2012
Looks pretty good to me

As a believer in the continuing validity of the hard tail in todays mountain biking world it's great to see something that enhances the venerable hard tail. This would probably be something I would buy on my return to the Vancouver. Great article and lovely pictures.

Couple questions if you don't mind. Can the boys at Cromag put mounting boss on the frame if required? I know this is probably not even a question anymore but have the lateral flex issues of big wheels been solved with the setup you have?

March 28, 2012, 1:51 p.m.
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Joined: March 28, 2012
My pet peeve

I have many but the one that seems to be getting my goat of late is people texting while walking. They then expect you to get out of the way as they barge their way down the street, talk about self absorbed. I honestly don't know how more people don't get run over those days. Casey Neistat video on vimeo does a much better job of highlighting this than I could ever do.

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