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Feb. 3, 2018, 7:27 p.m.
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Re: NSMB - 2018 - Full Suspension Bike Thread

Posted by: JBV

and how do they compare?

Haven't put much time on the Range yet, but quite similar. I find it really difficult to compare without doing a back-to-back ride, but if I had to give an opinion, I'd say that the Range leans towards traction and the Slayer to pedaling efficiency.

Feb. 2, 2018, 4:43 p.m.
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Re: NSMB - 2018 - Full Suspension Bike Thread

Posted by: grambo

That Range is gorgeous. Just curious why you went Slayer to Range?

A good deal came up on the Range and I couldn't pass it up. Although I had nothing bad to say about the Slayer, I also just thought it would be fun to try a different bike to see how they compare.

Jan. 29, 2018, 9:57 p.m.
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Re: flying with bike

Were they booked together? If they check your luggage through the whole way then you should only need to pay once each way.

Jan. 29, 2018, 9:42 p.m.
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Re: flying with bike

Double and triple check the airline policy as any US based airlines (or any airline for that matter...) charge f'ing ridiculous fees. They can cost as much as the flight sometimes - it's insane.

Jan. 29, 2018, 5:57 p.m.
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Re: NSMB - 2018 - Full Suspension Bike Thread

Kinetik Cycles started carrying Norco this year so I decided to pick up a Range C7.1. I swapped out a few stock parts for a 150mm Fox Transfer post, 165mm Shimano XT cranks, OneUp oval ring and some ODI Rogue grips. Might also swap out the Guides for Codes at some point depending on how things go. Coming off the Shimano SLX brakes on my Slayer, the Guides' modulation feels amazing, but they don't seem to have the same stopping power. I'm also going to take the bike to Ride Wrap for a full vinyl wrap. I wrapped my own bike for the first time last year and decided that I would rather pay someone to do it the next time. I'll let everyone know how it goes. 

Norco Range C7.1

Norco Range C7.1

Norco Range C7.1

Jan. 9, 2018, 10:21 p.m.
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Re: CMHC agreement reached

I found that I needed to hit the wall ride pretty low to maintain enough speed to make the high side of the  right hander afterwards. I really want to see someone hit the high side of the wall ride!

Jan. 9, 2018, 8:01 p.m.
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Re: Speeding cars on Fromme

Not sure. I didn't actually notice any branding on the trucks, but they were definitely talking about the excavator (?) that was parked just outside the gate. You might be able to ask the city if any crews were scheduled to work there that day.

Jan. 8, 2018, 7:08 p.m.
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Re: CMHC agreement reached

Great job by the NSMBA to get that sorted out. I am curious though as to what the status of Empress, Salvation and Pingu are?

Jan. 8, 2018, 7:06 p.m.
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Re: Speeding cars on Fromme

I have a red Subaru and was driving right behind two white pick up trucks at around that time, but I don't believe I was speeding and definitely wasn't flagged down or approached by anyone. Just want that to be clear as I'm up there all the time and don't want to be given a bad rep for something I didn't do. 

The white trucks were probably there for work because the first one stopped right at the lower gate to have a conversation with the second one about the piece of equipment that was parked just below the gate, blocking traffic instead of pulling ahead by ten feet and moving to the empty curb lane...

Dec. 29, 2017, 7:53 p.m.
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Re: Advice: Enduro vs all-mountain bike for the shore

I'm obviously very biased as I'm trying to sell my bike, but I feel like my Slayer with a better spec, lower price and adjustable geometry is a better deal than the Range: https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/2304615/

Otherwise, that Range seems like a fine bike. The Yari fork is the only question mark for me, but I think you'll enjoy it either way.

May 25, 2017, 10:57 p.m.
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Lost Glasses - Fromme Monday May 22nd

Lost a pair of Ryder's glasses with a black frame and clear lenses. Possibly near the end of Oil Can, Boundary or along East Braemar.

Fingers crossed someone found them!

May 15, 2017, 10:48 p.m.
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Re: Expresso rock roll crash

And nice choice on the tune. Was just listening to Apache the other day.

May 15, 2017, 10:47 p.m.
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Re: Expresso rock roll crash

Flat's for life (except when racing).

May 9, 2017, 10:02 p.m.
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Re: Trails Plan in West Van - Online Survey

Can't make it out tomorrow, but survey complete!

March 26, 2017, 11:32 a.m.
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Re: The Big Stupid (Fromme)

I think I found it! Just above the last section of steep, sharp switchbacks.

Edit: Not sure why the embed won't work. Shows up fine in the preview. Video is here: http://www.instagram.com/p/BSF46GwArX7/

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