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Dec. 16, 2020, 9:12 p.m.
Posts: 132
Joined: Feb. 8, 2016
Ned's Atomic Dustbin

Ned's is not something I ride often, maybe once every two years, but I've ridden it twice in the past few weeks and have to say that it's pretty fun in its own way.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVXJKmXGWEw

Nov. 27, 2020, 11:10 p.m.
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Re: fenders

Kinetik had some Mudhuggers in stock last time I checked. I bought a front fender for the MTB last year and then picked up a F/R set for my cross bike a few weeks ago.

Nov. 25, 2020, 6:33 p.m.
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Re: CBC - what’s happening?

Posted by: skooks

I received this in an update e-mail from Metro Van this morning.  It's interesting and disconcerting that there is no mention of NSMBA involvement in this trail planning, I wonder why?

LSCR East Area Trails

Metro Vancouver is continuing to implement recommendations from the 2018 Trails Strategic Plan. This month, we have begun working with LEES+Associates and IMBA (International Mountain Biking Association) Canada to specify upgrades for CBC and Cabin trails. Like all trail projects in the LSCR, this work aims to minimize impacts to sensitive ecosystem areas, such as wetlands and old growth forest stands. We also recognize there is room for improvements to the user experience for mountain bikers in particular, and will be working to retain the character of classic trails while making them appealing for contemporary riders. We plan to continue to focus resources on the Mt. Seymour area of our trail network in the coming years. Make sure to watch this newsletter for future updates and ways to participate!

FML if they're going to redevelop the rest of CBC into a green flow trail like they did with that one section. Also FML if they touch Cabin at all.

Nov. 15, 2020, 9:50 p.m.
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Re: Shimano MW5 waterproof boots

Posted by: JBV

i can't imagine any self respecting cyclocrosser would wear shoes like these!  don't you guys all ride in the brutal cold with onesies and Sidi Dragons?

I run 30mm of headset spacers a 50mm DMR stem, riser drop bars and mtb cranks on my cross bike. What's a pair of waterproof shoes...

Nov. 14, 2020, 8:06 p.m.
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Re: Shimano MW5 waterproof boots

I was about to pull the trigger on the MW5 or 7 shoes, but I'm a bit hesitant to spend money on a winter SPD shoe that doesn't have toe spike mounts. The primary reason to buy the shoes is because I need them when I ride my gravel bike in the winter when the temp is hovering around zero and there's a torrential downpour outside (save the MTB trails) and for cyclocross racing (should it resume in the next few years). I don't need toe spikes for gravel, but they do seem to make a big difference when you're sprinting up a steep muddy bank with your bike over your shoulder.

Nov. 6, 2020, 6:59 p.m.
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Re: GoPro Best Line Contest 2020 Finalist - Mr Dangerous Dave Herr

Thanks for posting Dan!

Oct. 29, 2020, 1:53 p.m.
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Re: Costco merino

Grey, dark green, black and possibly navy? They were all dark and dreary colors so I went with grey as it was the brightest.

Oct. 28, 2020, 7:15 p.m.
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Re: Costco merino

Posted by: nortonwhis

Any Vancouverites frequenting Costco these days? Seen any merino this year yet?

Thanks!

Bought two shirts from the Willingdon Costco yesterday. $22 a piece.

Oct. 25, 2020, 9:05 a.m.
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Re: NSMB 2020 - Full Suspension Bike Thread

Posted by: thaaad

NEAT

Looking good! I miss my Lyrik fork and am planning on going with one on my next build. Not sure I could rock the red fork on yellow frame (though I could call it McSight), but I suppose black would do.

Oct. 16, 2020, 8:25 p.m.
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Re: Anyone running a "tiny" bike on the shore?

Tiny in what way? Reach, wheel size, travel? I'm considering downsizing from a medium Sight to a small next season to mix it up. Reach would be similar to my previous medium Range frame. I can do a lot of the same tech stuff I could on my old Range and the extra stability of a longer bike does come in handy, but I definitely can't throw it around quite as easily. Curious to swap back to a shorter bike and see how it plays with my riding style.

Oct. 8, 2020, 8:36 p.m.
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Re: Pipeline - wow!

Posted by: xy9ine

speaking of new skinnies, have you been down UOC recently? the discombobulator has been reborn!

Rode it today!! So cool. Been wanting to ride one for ages.

Oct. 4, 2020, 9:20 p.m.
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Re: Pipeline - wow!

Posted by: Silk

Double skinnies!  Can I ride it?!?

Oct. 3, 2020, 9:08 a.m.
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Re: Custom Wheels- Which is more important to you? - Hub vs Rims

In four years of riding I've only ever bent one rim to the point where it needed replacing, but dents are a different story. Yes you can use pliers or a hammer to smooth them out a bit, but that mid season rear tire change still ends up being a multi-hour ordeal trying to get the bead to seat and not just spew out sealant. So last year, I splurged for a DT240/E13 carbon wheelset when I bought my Range.  Although the engagement is nothing to write home about, reviews of the 240s suggest that they're reliable and easy to maintain. The rims were a bit of a gamble, but two seasons in I haven't touched a spoke and despite countless rim strikes, they're still going strong.

Sept. 18, 2020, 8:55 p.m.
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Re: NSMB 2020 - Full Suspension Bike Thread

Here's my 2020 Sight C2. Swapped the wheels and SRAM drivetrain from my old Range, then put on a 35mm rise OneUp bar, OneUp bashguide, 165mm XT cranks and a yellow Fox decal kit. Only change I've made since the pics is replacing the Fabric grips to Deity Knuckledusters.

https://nsmb.com/photos/view/20043/

Sept. 18, 2020, 8:42 p.m.
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Re: Do you Enduro full-face

I bought a Fox Proframe when they came out and went through two more before switching to a TLD Stage. Initially I bought a lightweight full face as a replacement for my 'standard' full face which I never wore because it was too hot, but then I found it hard to justify not wearing it because it wasn't that much of an inconvenience yet provided more protection. That, and I came up with a way to mount my Gopro to the chinguard which provided a great POV angle with minimal setup and allowed me to skip buying a gimbal.

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