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Feb. 19, 2020, 11:03 a.m.
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Re: Cypress Sex Girl - Alternate Exit

I like to pedal up and do one of the fast east side DH trails, then pedal one switchback up the road and drop into slippery canoe - pull tab - upper tall cans - wutang, or dirty harry - roach clip - lower tall cans for something harder.

Feb. 14, 2020, 10:03 a.m.
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Re: Cypress Sex Girl - Alternate Exit

Posted by: LoamtoHome

it's funny so few people ride Cypress....  insane trails there but I guess because it's not dumbed down for the masses.

Shhh!

Feb. 12, 2020, 10:25 a.m.
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Re: Cheapest whistler day passes

I will never sign anything proposing to 'make *blank* great again'.

Feb. 6, 2020, 7:17 a.m.
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Re: Why did cush core have to be so good?

Posted by: Vikb

I've been on a couple rides now where CC riders had to do the "bandoleer of shame" when the KIA their tire/rim with CC inside and had to take the CC out all slimy with sealant and wear it bandoleer style for the rest of the ride while they limped home on a tube. It didn't look fun at all. Most other people did the same ride without zero issues and no inserts. Occasionally I'l read a CC article and get curious then think to myself why am I spending $$ to solve a problem I don't have and potentially add new problems to the equation?

If you are killing rims left and right I get the interest in CC, but that's not most riders I know.

I’ve had one CushCore flat and just rode out on the flat tire with the CushCore still in.

In response to the original question - there is no question that the bike rides better with CushCore in. But the extra weight also makes me dread going uphill. I am currently waffling on whether to run it or not, based on what gives a better overall ride experience.

Feb. 4, 2020, 10:44 a.m.
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Re: BC Family Vacation

There is so much good riding all over the province. I think the way to approach your trip is to plan around what you want to do outside of riding, then use Trailforks to see what the riding opportunities are nearby. You really can't go wrong.

Surfing is the tough one from your list. Tofino is kind of the main place in BC. It's quite out of the way and there isn't really any riding around there, but it's a great place to visit.

If you have your heart set on riding Whistler alpine trails (LOTS, TOTW), keep in mind they they usually open in July or August, and could close in September or October if it snows, so it's a short season.

Feb. 1, 2020, 9:05 a.m.
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Re: How good is your shop?

I think there's a real labour shortage in this city. For a bike mechanic's salary, it's a hard place to afford to live. You likely end up with turnover of inexperienced staff working on bikes as a summer job. This makes it hard for shops to have continuity and ensure quality.

I would talk to the owner/manager to let them know when these issues come up.

I do most of my wrenching myself and go to someone I trust for the more complicated things.

Jan. 25, 2020, 6:03 p.m.
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Re: Looking for feedback......

I’m 5’8” and had a medium Range 29 for a couple years. The sizing was spot-on. I think the XL would be a big jump in sizing unless he grows a lot very quickly.

Jan. 23, 2020, 4:34 p.m.
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Re: Looking for feedback......

How tall is he?

Jan. 14, 2020, 2:08 p.m.
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Re: Mini pump or CO2 inflator

C02. I'll bring 2 cartridges if I'm going far.

My trick for getting good inflation is to blow up the tube with my mouth as firm as possible before mounting the tire and inflating with C02.

Jan. 7, 2020, 8:59 a.m.
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Re: EXO + vs Double Down for rear tire

For around here, 22 psi + CushCore just rides so much nicer than 26 psi.

Jan. 6, 2020, 3:13 p.m.
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Re: EXO + vs Double Down for rear tire

Posted by: breakdance32

Would love to try an Assegai on the front in MaxxGrip, but was lifting them in the store the other day and man they're heavy.

I went from an Assguy Maxx Grip to DHF Maxx Grip. The Assguy has a ton of grip, but the DHF in the sticky rubber is close but rolls faster and is lighter.

Jan. 6, 2020, 2:14 p.m.
Posts: 877
Joined: June 26, 2012
Re: Too many bike companies?

Posted by: Bull_Dozer

Funny how the price of a decent bike seemed to double in a relatively short period of time (5-10 years). Used to be able to get a mid-spec'd bike for $3,500 and now that has gone up to like $7k. 

Part of that is definitely the exchange rate. No question prices have gone up, but the Canadian Dollar was also at par with USD for a while and now it isn't.

Jan. 6, 2020, 9:03 a.m.
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Re: EXO + vs Double Down for rear tire

Posted by: LoamtoHome

Cushcore or inserts won't help with sidewall tears. DD or DH tires for the rear. Too bad Maxxis doesn't have them in Maxx Terra compound.

High Roller II comes in DD/Maxx Terra, as does the 2.3 DHR II.

Jan. 5, 2020, 10:14 p.m.
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Re: EXO + vs Double Down for rear tire

A couple of friends have put holes in their EXO+ tires. They might offer a tad more cut resistance than EXO, but I don’t get the sense they’re full-on burly like DD.

I find I can get away with running EXO on the Shore. I don’t puncture very often. For enduro racing, where flatting would make me sad, I don’t take the risk and will run DD or DH in back. 

Comparing all of the above while running CushCore, DD and DH are not climbing anywhere in a hurry. I don’t find EXO with CushCore especially bad to pedal around. EXO without the insert feels sprightly, but the higher pressure required takes away from ride quality.

Dec. 29, 2019, 9:39 a.m.
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Re: Fromme or Seymour or North Shore double crown?

Posted by: rlindh

sounds good. Will look at some routes on Seymour. Is CBC still in good shape? I remember seeing pics of that trail ages ago and it looked pretty dope. With the pedal all the way up for? Or is my time better spent doing more lower laps?

I wouldn’t bother going all the way up there at this point. The lower stuff has seen quite a bit of work. CBC has basically been left to rot. There is some interesting woodwork left on the trail that’s fun to ride in the dry, but overall the trail is quite eroded and less fun than other trails that are actively maintained. Check out Boogieman for woodwork instead.

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