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Feb. 22, 2017, 7:18 p.m.
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The Big Stupid (Fromme)

Thanks for all the insight. Good to hear about the history behind the trails and discover some new gnar. Excited to go out and find that rock face next ride!

Feb. 21, 2017, 7:32 p.m.
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What does it all mean?

Would I be correct in assuming that the bikes showing an increase in chain tension under compression would be those with a more rearward axle path? eg. Commencal Meta has a more rearward axle path/chain growth than the Ellsworth?

Feb. 21, 2017, 6:58 p.m.
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The Big Stupid (Fromme)

Where is that rock face? And ffffuuuuu me that crash looked bad.

Feb. 21, 2017, 6:27 p.m.
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The Big Stupid (Fromme)

What exactly is the Big Stupid? I always found it strange that the drop at the end of the ladder going around the tree would warrant that name. Did that drop used to be bigger? I also noticed a big 10-15 foot drop just after the trail on the other side of the Baden Powell. Is that it? That would make more sense to me, but the trail technically ends at the Baden Powell on Trailforks. That drop after the BP looks pretty sick, but my bike and joints would prefer I avoid it…

Feb. 21, 2017, 5:44 p.m.
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Quality Kid's Mountain Bike?

Norco has a new 24"-wheeled Fluid hardtail with plus tires out. I was also going to suggest the 24" Fluid FS, but it sounds like that's what your son is already on? They also make a 26" Fluid FS.

Feb. 21, 2017, 5:36 p.m.
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2017 Fromme Trail Conditions Thread

Parking lot is still closed. Parked on Braemar and then tried to ride/hike up Jerry Rig to see some history. Saw one feature then ended up crossing the creek over a very old and slimy bridge before getting lost and ending up on Pink Starfish. I eventually got lost again and wandered up random loamers until I hit the climbing trail. As kperras mentioned, still some snow up top. Thought about venturing up to Upper Oilcan or Seventh until I came over the top of the climbing trail onto the road and saw how much snow remained. Rode back down to Ladies which still has a fair amount of snow until you get past the saw sign. Also rode Lower Crippler which was good to go. There was a small tree down near the bottom of the trail, or at least I think it was on the trail as the ride around looked pretty worn in. I don't remember riding that trail before so I couldn't tell.

Feb. 18, 2017, 1:42 p.m.
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MIPS Technology - Your guys take?

What Kali is doing makes more sense to me: https://kaliprotectives.com/technology

Their tech (claims) to offer better protection against both low impact and rotational forces. It's hard to know how effective any of this stuff is without seeing some third-party testing (assuming the testing protocol was valid), but from a theoretical standpoint, it seems to make the most sense. There are a few other companies out there doing similar things as well. I don't think I'd consider buying a regular helmet even with MIPS knowing that there are potentially better technologies out there.

Feb. 4, 2017, 11:26 p.m.
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Dreaming of an aggressive 29er for the North Shore and PNW

Except….

Django 29er REACH (MM) sm 420 m 440 l 460 xl 480

Troy REACH (MM) sm 420 m 440 l 460 xl 480

's also match with the chip flipped.

Site doesn't list length stem spec'd.

It's not published in Norco's geo charts, but newer models that are offered in multiple wheel sizes (eg. Optic, Sight, Charger) are designed around something called reach-plus and stack-plus. The plus refers to the fact that they include the stem length in these calculations.

The Sight 29er has a longer top tube, shorter stem and 0.5 degree steeper head angle than the 650B version. This keeps the handling characteristics as close as possible between the two versions without affecting the fit. It's misleading because they don't publish the reach-plus/stack-plus numbers, but the fit/body position is identical between the two bikes. That is a medium Sight 650B will fit exactly the same as a medium Sight 29er.

Feb. 4, 2017, 1:12 p.m.
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Dreaming of an aggressive 29er for the North Shore and PNW

I think also reach is longer on the 29er. I don't really understand. But I guess they've done that intentionally. Maybe differentiate a playful 27.5 version from a more stable and muted 29er and let customers pick what they want?

This was done intentionally to give the 29er the same handling characteristics as the 650B version. The contact points are the same between each wheel size (ie. position of your hands, feet, etc) so that the differences between the two platforms come down to wheelsize instead of fit. The reason there is no XS or S version of the 29er Sight is because they'd have to compromise the fit and feel of the bike to cram in the larger wheels.

Feb. 1, 2017, 9:43 p.m.
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Dreaming of an aggressive 29er for the North Shore and PNW

So can peeps of average height manage a wagonwheeler on the shore?
I mean, can peeps w/shorter legs get weight far enough back on the steeps w/o ripping their package off?
And what about switchbacks?
I am curious YT………..

Out of curiosity, how do you (or anyone else) see 29" wheels improving your riding on the shore? Are there specific trails/sections that you can reference? Coming from trials, I don't really ride the same way as most people and often wish that there were modern 26" options for a more agile/playful feel. It makes me wonder what 'normal' mtbers want out of their bikes.

Feb. 1, 2017, 8:18 p.m.
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North Van Mtn Bike Rental - offseason

Try www.mountainbikevancouver.com. They should have some Norco Ranges for rent.

Jan. 26, 2017, 12:01 a.m.
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Dreaming of an aggressive 29er for the North Shore and PNW

Looks to me that the just keep the seat tube profile exactly the same for all sizes and just extend it for the larger sizes. Since the esta is generally measured from the top-centre of the head tube this makes sense.

To me this is just lazy design because I don't know a single tall person that likes a slack sta. Totally bags out the back end on steep climbs having this much mass so far over the rear of the bike.

By my understanding, that's exactly what Gravity Tune fixes. The rear of the bike lengthens on larger sizes so that the rider's centre of mass remains centered.

Jan. 20, 2017, 11:17 p.m.
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Dumbing down bridges

that's gonna need a long fucking hose.

Aren't there ones with a tank? Never actually used one, just throwing out ideas so I don't have to wait so long to ride wood work that's been stricken with green death.

Jan. 20, 2017, 10:48 p.m.
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Dumbing down bridges

What about a chemical solution like oxygen bleach? Or renting a portable pressure washer?

Jan. 15, 2017, 5:03 p.m.
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Imonator in the wet

Thanks to everyone that voted! Fell short in the end, but it was fun nonetheless.

Also, congrats and good luck in the next round Steve, you have my vote all the way!

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