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July 29, 2020, 10:37 p.m.
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Re: interesting how slow xc is to adopt modern geo

The less rear travel you have, the less steep your static (unsagged) seat angle needs to be. As rear suspension sags and bobs under pedalling, the seat angle becomes slacker.

My Chromag Rootdown has a 76 degree seat angle and I actually find the need to slide the seat back on its rails to not feel uncomfortably perched forward on all but the steepest climbs. In contrast, a 76+ degree seat angle on an enduro bike feels pretty normal since it might sag to something like 73 degrees under weight and pedalling.

July 26, 2020, 9:32 a.m.
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Re: WBP 20

Posted by: ReductiMat

Posted by: D_C_

Fun day in the bike park today! Trails are running great. More Duff is a nice fresh addition. I have a mask tan now.

Other than the jump trails, what are the best Fitz laps on a trail bike?

More Duff is great stuff.

I think trail bikes looking for new stuff are best left in the Creekside area.

Yeah the creekside stuff is great on a trail bike, as is the Duffman zone. I dabbled into some Fitz tech trails (Joyride, Canadian Open DH course) and while they are entirely rideable on my Devinci Troy, I felt like they’d be more fun on a bigger bike (or maybe it’s just knowing the lines).

July 25, 2020, 9:45 p.m.
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Re: WBP 20

Fun day in the bike park today! Trails are running great. More Duff is a nice fresh addition. I have a mask tan now.

Other than the jump trails, what are the best Fitz laps on a trail bike?

July 25, 2020, 6:46 p.m.
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Re: Rockshox service

I think suspensionwerx is servicing Rockshox now.

July 24, 2020, 4:19 p.m.
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Re: North Shore Trail Riding Etiquette and Behavior in a Global Pandemic

This should be required reading: https://nsmb.com/articles/ten-laws-loam/

July 23, 2020, 11:19 p.m.
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Re: North Shore Trail Riding Etiquette and Behavior in a Global Pandemic

Posted by: shore_flea

Just a few pleasant reminders when riding trails that may not be obvious to everyone

- wait until dry (don't ride when soggy)

- leave entrance covered (or add a few branches)

- for the love of mike, turn yur Strava off

That is all.

And don’t hang out/ gear up at entrances or exits. Drop in quickly out of view of others and make a clean break when you’re done.

July 20, 2020, 9:10 a.m.
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Re: WBP 20

How were the lineups this weekend?

July 16, 2020, 3:43 p.m.
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Re: Tubeless Tape

Are your rims carbon or alloy? I am new to carbon rims and have found that any tape I have used has stuck more poorly than to alloy.

July 15, 2020, 5:14 p.m.
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Re: How hard is it to swap RS Super Deluxe travel spacers???

Posted by: earleb

No need to bleed or change the oil, this is as simple as an air can service or adding tokens. I stuffed a homemade shim in mine last summer, from memory I think these travel spacers sit down under the tokens.

The stock Rockshox travel spacers are concentric to the shock shaft, I think, which requires pulling the shock apart to put them on. I also read that the IFP height needs to be set differently depending on shock stroke.

This has some info: https://www.pinkbike.com/u/PHeller/blog/air-shock-stroke-adjustments-via-bumpers-what-changes.html

I ended up getting Fluid Function to do mine.

July 12, 2020, 9:20 a.m.
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Re: Cypress Upper Lands Development

Thanks for your efforts to stay on top of this. Please keep us in the loop and let us know when us showing up is needed.

July 2, 2020, 5:40 p.m.
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Re: John Deer Question

I drop it.

June 26, 2020, 7:43 a.m.
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Re: How much rise?

What’s your spacer situation? Can you play with spacers, at least temporarily, to get an idea of what feels good?

I don’t think you’ll notice much difference between 17 mm and 20 mm, so I’d go 35 mm, provided you have some spacers available to lower the new bars if you find them too high.

June 18, 2020, 6:39 p.m.
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Re: Dempsey/Coleman Connector Trail

Posted by: DanL

From emails to the DNV, there are no plans to work on that trail as it is on 6 parcels of 'corporate land' so it's not in parks' wheelhouse. That's the reason they gave as to why nothing was ever done at that end, even whilst a lot of money was expended on the other end with new bridges and beautifying it all up after the creek remediation.

Talking to my neighbours who have been here since the 50s, there was originally a plan to connect Coleman up through to Braemar so those parcels were all set aside, but the plans were abandoned due to massive granite outcrops and creeks.

So those loamers behind that house, known as 'Dirt Diggler' etc are on private DNV property, not Parks. Not sure if those are the trails you are referring to, Mudrunner, but they're all 'illegal'.

You'll have to hit up lower skull -> Mill Street connector is you want to avoid some pedalling back up.

On the plus side, the 'new' exit does include a fun rock roll once you can navigate the slick mud section. It really wouldn't be a massive task to have DNV build an exit through that walled section somewhere as they already pushed 3 massive Kubota diggers up into there last summer to dig out the creek section and work on the wildfire brush stuff. But again, it appears to be a game of 'not my jurisdiction'...

Interesting... it seemed odd that Dempsey Connector just ends. This seems pretty silly, though I guess DNV has bigger fish to fry, in the grand scheme. RIP haunted house exit.

June 18, 2020, 5:15 p.m.
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Re: Dempsey/Coleman Connector Trail

Yeah, I discovered the fences last week. Passing bikes down the retaining wall was fun.

June 15, 2020, 10:15 p.m.
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Re: Maxxis DHF MaxxGrip or Assegai MaxxGrip

Posted by: Bull_Dozer

Does Maxxis have a DHF Exo Maxxgrip in 29? Looking at the Maxxis website and not seeing it there...

Yup. I'm running one now on the front of my hardtail. It's this one (3CG = MaxxGrip):

TB00144000 29X.2.50WT 63-622 60 FOLDABLE 1,017 TRIPLE 50 3CG/EXO/TR Black MOUNTAIN

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