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June 17, 2021, 12:06 p.m.
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Re: Sex Girl - Cypress

Never not impressive Dave!

June 17, 2021, 11:50 a.m.
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Re: Best trails enroute from Vancouver to Sun Peaks?

Didn't realize this was from 2020. The guidance still stands, but I guess I'm just a little late.

June 16, 2021, 6:25 a.m.
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Re: Best trails enroute from Vancouver to Sun Peaks?

Yeah, Merritt is all I really know about.

Burn and Windy looks good, but I've only ridden the other trails in that zone, since it's a decently long ride up to the start of B&W on a hot day. The other blue trails over there are very mellow, but easy access and still satisfying because you can get some good speed going and it's pretty open. 

On the other side of town, Iron Mountain has great shuttles or there's a nice climb trail across the canyon from Iron that takes you up to Godey trail, which is quite fun.

June 15, 2021, 8:23 a.m.
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Re: New bike time on a budget - need advice

Bike aside, I would not worry about the power with the Deore brakes. If they are 4-piston (and they should be on that bike), they are every bit as powerful as the XT brakes, they just lack the lever position and bite point adjustments.

June 14, 2021, 8:29 a.m.
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Re: I'm old, and I don't understand anything anymore

Posted by: Hepcat

Heck yeah, rock that AC1! Old bike on the new trails sounds like a good time.

Used bike prices are ridiculous right now anyhow. Was just looking at 2015 and up Reigns to suggest, but prices on this once cheap and ubiquitous bike are now like 3k+. 🤯

It's absolutely insane how demand has caused old crappy bikes to double (or triple) in perceived value. There are going to be a lot of new riders thinking this sport is a total rip off in 6 months, when it's time to refresh forks/brakes/drive trains that are 4/5 used up.

June 10, 2021, 1:58 p.m.
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Re: Revitalizing the CBC trail on Seymour

Posted by: taprider

Also  they intend to make middle/lower Dales more like Upper Dales, which makes me sad...

That would be far beyond sad, in fact, down right tragic. That section of trail is my hardtail jank-happy place.

May 31, 2021, 8:06 a.m.
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Re: Clipless shoes that last

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Posted by: Taz123

Shimano AM9s for 3 seasons, they still have lots of life and I'm not easy on them.

Shimano AM9s for me too. Had my first pair for 2 seasons, retired them to commuting only because the sole wore down enough to create play and reduce release force. I bought a new pair of the same. I did replace the laces multiple times, the Salomon Quicklaces that MEC sells have worked great, only $10.

My partner's Five Ten Freerider Pros had the soles peel off as well, I was able to repair them pretty cleanly with Shoe Goo.

SHoo Goo/ aquaseal/ freesole/ seam grip is all liquid ureathane in slightly different consistancies , also sticks to shoe uppers, fix ripped gortex, glue vecro back on, gluing on a crest or patch, fix bike saddles, fixing clapped-out birkenstocks, I use a lot of it to glue dry suits, its great stuff for repairing outdoor gear so I usually keep a tube in the freezer for reapir work

For anyone fixing things with "Goo", I highly recommend E6000 from Canadian Tire. I've been "gooing" bike things for 20 years now, and this stuff is twice as good as anything I've tried. It's automotive grade, so it's extra strong, and only gives a little bit of flexibility up to some of the other kinds. It's flexible enough for almost everything, and it's soooo strong.

And Shimano AM9's for me. I've used the E6000 on them many thime, and replaced the speed laces on one of the shoes with one from an older shimano shoe when it wore out. They're still running great at 4 years old and counting (all-season riding, my only pair of biking shoes).

May 28, 2021, 11:40 a.m.
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Re: WBP 21

Posted by: PembyRocks

Scroll to the bottom of the pass page where they have all options in the table. It’s clearly there as Bonus Day for 5, 10 day and twilight passes

Wow, thanks for that. I'm positive they've changed it since I looked a few days ago.

May 28, 2021, 10:07 a.m.
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Re: WBP 21

2019 was the last time they offered the bonus day for the 5-day pass, and it was clearly listed as a perk in the pass options. This time it's nowhere to be seen, so I'm 99.9% sure that the offer is done. I'm usually a 5-day pass guy, so that was the first thing I checked when they opened pass sales.

May 27, 2021, 1:08 p.m.
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Re: Can you use Trailforks and keep rides from appearing on the Heat Map by marking as private...

Posted by: LoamtoHome

Posted by: switch

There's bikers riding hiking only trails - even one guy on this board said it's legit when it's not. The biking community will suffer from this lack of respect.

Oh, and:

https://vimeo.com/98973111

If it wasn't for bikers, there would be no trails for you hikers to hike. That trail on Vimeo was built for by a deceased biker but you think it's hiking only?

We all know Switch's motivations, and can take that with a healthy grain of salt. That said, the vimeo vid he posted is complete douchery by that Dean guy. Obvious location for anyone who know's Seymour half-well. This is a great example of the issue at hand. Everyone clamoring for attention on social media without first thinking of what the right thing to do is.

May 26, 2021, 8:23 a.m.
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Re: Shimano Brake wandering bite point cure...sort of

Posted by: T-mack

So for those with wandering bite point, how fast do your pads retract when you let go of the lever? My front brake is rock solid and never changes but my pads retract lightening fast, my rears retract slower and have the wandering bite point. My rear is bled perfect, there's no air. If I let the brake relax for a moment then grab the brake, its a rock solid on/off feeling but if I release and grab again super fast the lever grabs further out and so on until the throw is basically non existent. The pads aren't retracting fast enough so when I grab again I'm introducing more fluid into the line. Take a look and see for those with the problem.

The wandering bite is a lever issue, so kinda doubt sticky pistons are contributing. It sounds like you just need to clean the pistons on your rear brake, my rears usually need a good clean at about twice the rate of my front, because they get used way more.

May 20, 2021, 10:47 a.m.
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Re: I'm old, and I don't understand anything anymore

Posted by: craw

Posted by: mammal

Posted by: craw

Posted by: Cheez1ts

Mullet is 27.5 wheel in the rear, 29 in the front

Probably not too different than 24/26 you just alluded to

Which makes it all the more curious. History doesn't look back fondly on the 24/26 experiment except to laugh a little. And yet not a hint of irony as people fawn over 27.5/29 now. The bike industry doing its thing I guess.

Yes and no, for me. 26/24, as I'm sure you know, was mostly about solving frame geometry issues at the time and to a smaller extent, to extend the life of rear wheels with the up-tick in big burly riding. The biggest issue was roll-over performance, which killed the concept once frame geo caught up to the level of riding at the time. 29/27.5 is mostly about ass clearance, and to a lesser extent, cornering feel. Since the roll-over performance of a 27.5 wheel is light-years better than a 24" wheel, I don't see much irony in the comparison.

The irony is that we thought 26/24 was awesome at the time and we laugh at it now. The hivemind thinks 29/27.5 is awesome right now and there's an equal likelihood that we'll laugh at it later the same way. I'm just saying it's a possibility, and if you're loving 29/27.5 right now I'm stoked for you. The real culprit is the bike industry which promoted dual 29s for all riders - that just doesn't make any sense.

Hindsight is 20/20, but we only laugh at 26/24 because we are completely out of touch with what riding geo from 1999 was like. If we were forced to ride those same frames with their same underdeveloped angles, with only a 24" wheel to solve the problem, bet we'd be doing the same thing again.

I've never tried a mullet setup, but know one person who loves it, and one that really wants to make it happen. First guy wanted better rollover on the front of his 27.5 bike (loves it).  The second wants to solve ass-rub on his 29er, and honestly finds the rear traction of a 29" wheel excessive through corners. He wants to break away earlier, and finds that 27.5 wheels do that better. These are both pretty subtle tweaks compared to the mullet problem solving that went on back in the day.

May 19, 2021, 10:35 a.m.
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Re: I'm old, and I don't understand anything anymore

Posted by: craw

Posted by: Cheez1ts

Mullet is 27.5 wheel in the rear, 29 in the front

Probably not too different than 24/26 you just alluded to

Which makes it all the more curious. History doesn't look back fondly on the 24/26 experiment except to laugh a little. And yet not a hint of irony as people fawn over 27.5/29 now. The bike industry doing its thing I guess.

Yes and no, for me. 26/24, as I'm sure you know, was mostly about solving frame geometry issues at the time and to a smaller extent, to extend the life of rear wheels with the up-tick in big burly riding. The biggest issue was roll-over performance, which killed the concept once frame geo caught up to the level of riding at the time. 29/27.5 is mostly about ass clearance, and to a lesser extent, cornering feel. Since the roll-over performance of a 27.5 wheel is light-years better than a 24" wheel, I don't see much irony in the comparison.

May 9, 2021, 9:32 a.m.
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Re: When did Park Gate turn into a bro fest?

Posted by: craw

Posted by: thaaad

Posted by: mammal

Or maybe they just have better judgement, on aggregate, than the Shuttle-Bros who are packing themselves 6-deep into pickups with non-household members. I pedal from Park Gate, and there are certainly females around from time to time, but I'd say it's around 80% shuttlers who park/hang there.

Yeah, I was only kidding but I don't blame them either. I also don't really want to hang around bros.

Parking at the bottom of Old Buck, Hyannis or the Fromme lot on weekends is an absolute no-go for me.

Same. Those areas are just silly, especially at peak times.

May 7, 2021, 2:02 p.m.
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Re: When did Park Gate turn into a bro fest?

Posted by: thaaad

Posted by: craw

But hit Squamish or Burke on a normal non-lockdown Saturday and it's like 50% women so maybe that spot full of dudes and pickup trucks shuttling Seymour isn't necessarily representative of the activity as a whole?

Or maybe the ladies just know where the good trails are ;)

Give me Burke or Squamish over North Shore any day.

Or maybe they just have better judgement, on aggregate, than the Shuttle-Bros who are packing themselves 6-deep into pickups with non-household members. I pedal from Park Gate, and there are certainly females around from time to time, but I'd say it's around 80% shuttlers who park/hang there.

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