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March 31, 2019, 4:22 p.m.
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Re: Seymour Conditions

Agree with the above statements. Came up yesterday to ride the upper trails and it was 100% mint. Thanks guys for having such awesome trails! Can’t get enough of Canadian jank in my life.

March 29, 2019, 7:06 a.m.
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Joined: Feb. 15, 2015
Re: Seymour Conditions

Want to come up a ride Seymour this weekend. Where is the snow line right now? Top of Ned’s? CBC? Thanks!

July 11, 2018, 7:32 a.m.
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Joined: Feb. 15, 2015
Re: One up Dropper

Posted by: Kenny

Only downsides:

The lever is just ok, and it's not cheap. I would skip the lever and buy a wolftooth.

The action itself is just ok. Like the lever it's fine and it works, but its not as smooth as a transfer and does not make the nice "whack" a transfer makes when it tops out or bottoms out, which is nice feedback.

I disagree with you about the lever. The OneUp lever is great! I love that it sits further back and that it's concave. Their claim that it requires a lot less thumb movement is totally true. A buddy has a WolfTooth lever on his Specialized dropper and I can't imagine using that lever after experiencing the OneUp lever. The lever is a major plus of the OneUp dropper. 

I haven't experimented with this yet, as it's a giant PITA to take the seat off, but you can adjust the pressure of the OneUp dropper to increase or decrease the rebound speed. Perhaps increasing the pressure will make a nice whack at the end of the stroke. Why can't other dropper makers copy 9.8 and decouple the saddle angle adjustment from the saddle mounting?

June 26, 2018, 5:09 p.m.
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Joined: Feb. 15, 2015
Re: Best fox service guy/shop in the village

Thanks, thaaad. We're in agreement on cleaning or changing the foam rings more often than the wipers.

Here is a better illustration of the 2019 NA2 36 spring: http://www.ridefox.com/fox17/img/help/page862-6YKG/2019-36-Air-Shaft-Assemblies..pdf

June 25, 2018, 9:54 p.m.
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Joined: Feb. 15, 2015
Re: Best fox service guy/shop in the village

Thaaad, it sounds like you know your stuff. I'd like to pick you mind about a few things. Do you prefer the green SKF seals or Fox SKF seals on your 36s? If you're privy to this information, what is the difference between the old 2018 spring and the new one issued with the TSB? Are you of the opinion that foam rings should be changed out more often than the wipers?

March 29, 2018, 4:18 p.m.
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Joined: Feb. 15, 2015
Re: WBP 18

Posted by: Kevin26

Says so on here too https://www.whistlerblackcomb.com/explore-the-resort/activities-and-events/whistler-mountain-bike-park/explore-the-park/hours-of-operation.aspx

Awesome!!

Whoa! Did you guy see that Big Red will be used for bike upload as well this year?? That's gonna be really cool.

May 11, 2017, 10:17 p.m.
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Joined: Feb. 15, 2015
Re: Dreaming of an aggressive 29er for the North Shore and PNW

Thanks for your insight. I'm currently on a Following, and I'm looking for a bit more travel. I enjoy the way it handles, but lately after charing through tech sections more I'm wishing for something more. The Wreckoning seems like a natural progression, but I'm just concerned that for some of the slower entrances to spicy features it might be a real handful.

May 11, 2017, 2:34 p.m.
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Joined: Feb. 15, 2015
Re: Dreaming of an aggressive 29er for the North Shore and PNW

Does any one ride a Wreckoning or a Slash regularly on the shore? I was thinking of getting a Wreckoning, but I wonder how it'd handle some of the slower, techs section on the shore, or up in Squamish.

Sept. 1, 2016, 7:33 p.m.
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Joined: Feb. 15, 2015
Fromme goodness

Haha, thanks. I respect what you guys have up here.

What I think I'll do is try to Air BnB for a weekend in a place that within riding distance to Fromme or Seymour. Hit Fromme in the morning, come back relax a bit and then drive over to Seymour. Next day do the same but maybe give Cypress a try. Something like that, but I'd just like to spend a weekend up there and get to know the trails a bit better.

I have a HD 2.35" Trailstar that used to be my front tire. After I got the TRS I put that one in the back, and it sucked. The rolling resistance was awful and traction on dry terrain wasn't spectacular. The worn NN went back on and it's a lot better. Maybe I'll give the HD another go in the winter, but I'm kind of itching to just try a new tire.

Aug. 30, 2016, 9:52 p.m.
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Joined: Feb. 15, 2015
Fromme goodness

I love riding in Squamish! I managed to get 2 days out there this year and there is still so much for me to explore. Next year my goal will be to check out Pemberton. I keep hearing too many good things to not see for myself. I'll see if I can make it to Squamish again this year. Still have 2 tickets at Whistler that I need to use.

Pretty much all of last winter I rode in Bellingham, and trails around the I-90 corridor. I'm not used to trails holding up that well in the winter so year round riding is a new concept for me.

Do you guys have anything good to say about the trails around Abbotsford?

Aug. 29, 2016, 9:28 p.m.
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Joined: Feb. 15, 2015
Fromme goodness

Thanks for leading me onto the routes section of Trailforks, I always glossed over it. I used that app at Fromme, but just picked my own routes. It worked out fine, but in hind sight I wish I did the single track climb on the western side, rather than the BP to Mt Rd every time.

Good call on the 3C. I've never owned Maxxis tires so thanks for the clarification on the compounds. I'll pick some up in the next few weeks.

I'm coming up from Everett. So pretty much everything in the Lower Mainland is day tripable. Squamish and Whistler are mostly reserved for overnight/weekends. It ended up being a 2:40 drive up and 2 down, which I don't consider bad.

So if you had to pick your favorite, legal and internet stranger shareable (mostly this) riding area, what would it be?

Aug. 29, 2016, 3:45 p.m.
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Joined: Feb. 15, 2015
Fromme goodness

Damn, riding the north shore on rim brakes must have been….. different. Props to those of you that survived that era, haha.

Thanks for the tire advice. I've actually been looking at the DHR2, glad to get some confirmation on that front. I think that'll be a good winter tire, and should pair up well with the E13 TRS+ Race that I have up front. That's a seriously good tire, and it did not disappoint at Fromme. How slick are all of the rock armoured corners once the rain comes? Is it pretty much a slip and slide?

Ended up joining the NSMBA yesterday because I really loved my first trip, and definitely want to come again. Any recommendation on what area to hit up next in the Lower Mainland?

Aug. 28, 2016, 7:28 p.m.
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Joined: Feb. 15, 2015
Fromme goodness

What's up everybody? Just wanted to say hi and say what awesome trails you guys have. Yesterday was my first time hitting the North Shore, and man do you have have some sweet trails up here.

I rode Fromme and managed to hit 7th secret (x2), expresso, lower pipeline, lower oilcan, floppy bunny, leppard, crinkum cranium and kirkford. I loved it!!! It was awesome to ride properly technical trails again. What you guys have is absolutely amazing. All of the rock rolls, skinnies, and tight corners are superb. I haven't had this much fun on my bike in a while. I think 7th secret was my favorite, followed up by espresso. But honestly every single trail was sweeeeeet.

I've got to wander though, how many brake pads, rims and tires do you guys go through a season? I've found myself to be using my brakes a lot more here than on my regular trails. Also, picked a few bad lines and heard some rims strikes, but thankfully no flats or dents (thanks tubeless!). I can only imagine what my rear rim would look life if I came up more often. Speak of that, what tires do you guys run out back? My well used semi-slick Nobby Nic was struggling here for sure.

Anyway, thanks again for having such great trails and sharing them with others!! I can't wait to come back and have a blast again.

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