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Jan. 14, 2020, 2:08 p.m.
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Joined: June 26, 2012
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.
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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.

Dec. 28, 2019, 2:57 p.m.
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Re: Fromme or Seymour or North Shore double crown?

You should definitely check out Seymour if you’re there for 3 days. You can pedal there from Lynn Valley via Rice Lake. Check Trailforks for loops.

Cypress is awesome too. A good note all-mountain ride is Mystery DH or Jersey Shore/Mystery, then across the mountain to Blind Skier-Pull Tab-Upper Tall Cans-Wutang. There are other good laps as well, but that gives you some good variety.

Dec. 26, 2019, 4:38 p.m.
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Re: Which North Shore bike shops are most likely to stock DT Swiss Competion Spokes?

Obsession has them.

Dec. 21, 2019, 7:31 p.m.
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Re: how bout a good ol fashioned tire thread

Posted by: tungsten

2.5/2.4 WT Maxxis fit best on what width rim?

They claim they’re designed around a 30-35 mm rim. I don’t think you can go wrong with 30, which seems to have become the de facto standard rim width. But my bike came with 35 mm rims and I am liking the shape of a 2.5 DHF on there. The 2.5 Assegai squares up a bit more than it should.

Dec. 18, 2019, 8:43 a.m.
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Re: aftermarket axles

I haven't seen any of these in person, but these people make through axles of most sizes:

https://robertaxleproject.com/

Dec. 13, 2019, 11:46 a.m.
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Re: ebikes on the Shore

Posted by: peterk

hypothetical question: I'm sure rebates for e-bikes are not too far away. Sure, they should be intended for commuting to take cars off the roads, but I bet that can be stretched to that 160mm eMTB. Say you get $1000 back for buying an e-bike, bringing them closer in line with a similar spec mtb, but with a motor! Would you? Will tempt a lot of even the hard line riders.

I wouldn't be tempted at all. Cost is not the main reason I don't have an e-mtb.

Dec. 9, 2019, 10:38 a.m.
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Re: Running Inserts

Posted by: Timer

Wouldn't you need to compensate for the lower air volume by increasing tire pressure? Smaller volume ramps up quicker but takes less force to compress in total, just like with narrow tires.

Except that, at a certain point, the insert starts to compress, and the tire pressure continues to ramp up as that happens.

Dec. 3, 2019, 9:28 a.m.
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Re: Does Carbon Handlebar make sense if....

Vital did a bunch of testing where they hung weights from various handlebars and measured deflection. There was quite a bit of variation between models of carbon bars, and the alloy Race Face bars tested flexed similarly. The OneUp bars had the largest deflection.

Starts around 6:50

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPHvBgm1Vvg&feature=emb_title

Nov. 26, 2019, 9:05 a.m.
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Joined: June 26, 2012
Re: fork air tokens or bottomless

Aside from options mentioned, I have had good luck finding suspension parts at Fanatik in Bellingham, if you are ever down that way. 

Otherwise, local-ish places to check are Dunbar, Suspensionwerx and Fluid Function.

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