I just tried my Absolute Black 32t ring with my XT 1x11 setup for the first time yesterday. I'm used to using a 2x10 with 22t granny ring and staying in the two smallest cogs on my 11-36 cassette for the steeper climbs around here, but was surprised that I didn't have any issues at all yesterday.
It's barely noticeable just pedalling around and I'm sure it doesn't make a giant difference, but I would definitely buy again.
Price was about the same as any standard chainring and I was ready to pick up a round 30t if I wasn't perfectly happy with this.
I currently run an older 39" Seiki 4k off my laptop via HDMI. It's a pretty basic $500 Lenovo using the onboard Intel graphics chipset.
I definitely wouldn't recommend it for gaming, but for what I do, it works perfectly. I can only run it at 30 hz, but I prefer it to my previous setup of dual 2560x1600 Dell 30"s.
Definitely recommend the 39" as things would be pretty tiny on a 32".
Is Howler or at least lower Howler clear? Billy Epic was good yesterday, although it did start hailing.
The new Reign 2 looks pretty appealing. Planning to sell my Stumpy Evo (rode trails and ~20 days in the bike park) and pick up a Reign 2 (for downhill/ENDUROING) and a shorter travel/possible hardtail 29er for everything else. Probably leave DH rubber on the heavy stock wheels and pick up a lighter set for trail riding.
Has anybody ridden one in the bike park? I'd assume it'd be a lot better than my Stumpy.
Also, any reason why MSRP is $2849 CAD and $3400 USD (equivalent $4257 CAD right now)?
Are Riverside/Farside pretty clear?
I've been shopping for my first monitor and decided to go with the Scosche Rhythm+, had really good reviews on DC Rainmaker. I was about to order the Mio but apparently there's a 10-15 second delay so opted against it and the Rhythm+ seemed like the best non-chest strap model for the money.
Conveniently, the Rhythm+ is 40% off (comes to $48 US) once you add it to your cart right now . I shipped it to the US as I'm heading down to the parents this week, but they appear to ship to Canada too.
Anybody try the Vorsprung TLA? Saw the NSMB article, but just looking for other opinions.
I've got a 2013 factory Float 150 FIT CTD on my Stumpy Evo that needs servicing anyway. I'm wondering if it's worth dumping more money into it, upgrade to a Pike seems kinda pricey.
Figured round 4 would be a good one to try for my first enduro, just my second season riding, but sounds like it should be around my ability.
I did LSD, Ridge, Farside/Riverside, and Tunnel Vision the past two days. Was going to do Trash/Just Another Bike trail today. Any other recommendations? I've done Business Time, haven't tried AMPM. Are those fair game?
I've only done the WORCA toonies before, any other advice?
I've got 3 or 4 hours to kill tomorrow (staying in New West) and hoping to try some North Shore trails.
I just started biking in Whistler a few months ago. Generally ride Lost Lake/Cut Yer Bars/River Runs Through It type trails and feel very comfortable on them at this point.
Can anybody recommend a good 15km or so loop? I'll be by myself, so no shuttling. Prefer technical over cardio I guess. Riding a 150mm Enduro if that matters.
I tried Googling for awhile, but I'm still lost. I'll probably pick up that North Shore guide at a shop tomorrow, but still appreciate any advice.
Missed a great deal on a Reign x0 by a few hours, but picked up a Kona Coiler in good shape a few days ago for $320. Good/bad choice?
I did a super quick ride near Lost Lake and I was surprised that it didn't feel noticeably heavier than my Opie while climbing. The downhill sections felt 10x better/easier/smoother obviously.
I have the feeling that I'm going to get hooked and buy a dedicated DH rig in no time, but fine with that considering how little I spent on the Coiler.
Going to throw some new Minions on it, pick up a full face helmet, then probably buy a pass. Was planning on just using my motocross armour for now.
Thanks for all of the advice.
Is this even possible?
I can't afford a new bike right now, and definitely can't buy two. I'm looking to spend somewhere near $1,000 for a bike that I can ride around the local trails and some easier bike park trails (if that's even possible).
I've been looking through pink bike and the local craigslist, but can't really figure out what's suitable.
I've never been in the bike park and I'm pretty new to the sport in general. For now, I'd probably be sticking to primarily XC trails, but I would definitely like to try some of the easier trails in the park.
I was riding an old hardtail dirt jump bike for a few days around the blue Lost Lake trails until I destroyed my rear derailleur on the first toonie ride.
I'm 5'10" / 140lbs, so guessing that's a medium in most bikes? My hardtail is a 17.5" FWIW.
What about something like this?