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Sept. 25, 2019, 12:24 a.m.
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Re: Importing a Canyon bike from Washington. Cost effective?

It's a road bike so far less likely to need to warranty.

Sept. 20, 2019, 9:11 p.m.
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Re: Importing a Canyon bike from Washington. Cost effective?

I also only paid 5% on an imported bike, but it was easy to roll the dice because it was like $300.

Sept. 12, 2019, 12:17 a.m.
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Re: VPD recovers 148 stolen bikes

A friend just got a call from VPD saying a bike he lost in 2016 was found and to be returned. Apparently totally intact and not parted out. I wonder if it was in this batch.

Sept. 11, 2019, 1:15 a.m.
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Camera talk: Best compact point and shoot for riding photos?

Hey folks,

I'm tired of taking dark blurry photos on an iphone of both biking and skiing. Looking to get a separate point and shoot to get some decent shots and memories.

The goal: a compact camera that excels at taking photos of fast moving objects in low light conditions. Here's the criteria I've come up with:

  • Seems like the key to the goal above will be to have a big sensor
  • I'm no pro here, a good auto mode is gonna go a long way
  • Must be portable/point and shoot. No chaning lenses and what not.
  • Must have wifi to share photos to my phone. Im not looking to store dozens of GBs on memory cards and hard drives.

My brother pointed me in the direction of the Sony DSCRX100. I was using Pinkbike's photo gallery, where you can select by camera type, but 99% of photos are of gear and parts. I want to see some action!

Would love to hear your experiences, and it would be awesome to see some examples of what you've captured on your devices. Even good examples of smartphone photography!

Thanks!

Aug. 10, 2019, 12:44 a.m.
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Re: Modern Slayer versus 2014 E29

Kind of sad if it's going to be a big change from the current Slayer, I'll probably ride mine as long as possible in that case.

Aug. 10, 2019, 12:44 a.m.
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Re: NSMB - 2019 - Hardtail Thread

I tried to get into the hardtail game. Bought the only "XL" hardtail on the used market that matched my criteria. Thought it was a reputable buyer (I had even bought from him before), but took it home and realized later it was actually only a L. He refused to do anything about it other than to offer me a 100mm stem, and now doesn't answer any of my messages. Anyone interested in a L Torrent frame if I find something else to swap it with?

Aug. 10, 2019, 12:41 a.m.
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BB size help - Race Face/Hope 24 or 30?

Hey everyone, thanks in advance for your help.

I have a 2018 RM Slayer C50, and am looking to replace the BB. The Rocky site lists the spec for the BB as "Race Face BB92", and the crank as "Race Face Aeffect Cinch 32T Steel". I want to replace the stock RF BB with a Hope BB, but can't figure out which size. The RF site lists the BB92 as a 30mm spindle, but the Aeffect crank as being a 24mm spindle.

Which one is compatible, if any?

https://www.hopetech.com/products/drivetrain/bottom-bracket/press-fit-41-30mm-bottom-bracket/

https://www.hopetech.com/products/drivetrain/bottom-bracket/press-fit-pf41-bottom-bracket/

July 16, 2019, 12:38 a.m.
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Re: Best tech trail to lap over and over on the shore?

Rode Applicator today. Was pressed for time so didn't get to lap it, but I think this is exactly what I'm looking for. Roach Clip is on the list still too though.

July 14, 2019, 9:26 p.m.
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Re: Best tech trail to lap over and over on the shore?

For bottletop, do you mean taking fishermans to bridle path to make it a loop?

July 9, 2019, 1:14 a.m.
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Re: Best tech trail to lap over and over on the shore?

Thanks everyone for chiming in. To be clear, I'm not necessarily talking about DH, but Ill look into those Cypress laps some more, as long as I can avoid shuttles. Was just using those DH riders as examples of that form of developed skill. The 7th lap is too long for what Im envisioning. It's okay to slog out a pedal to get to the lap zone, but I want pretty quick laps after that. Pile of Rocks is a bit closer to the ticket. Pangor/Boogieman would take way too long. Empress is closer to the ticket, but not quite the right flavour of trail. 

I think of all things mentioned so far, I need to revisit Applicator and Roach Clip. Not even sure if I've ever ridden the latter, but 1.5km per lap with 100m elevation sounds perfect. 

Thanks folks.

PS - this could end up being a good lap for shockwiz tuning.

July 7, 2019, 11:18 p.m.
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Best tech trail to lap over and over on the shore?

Was thinking about how skilled many UK riders are, with the reason being that they aren't spoiled for choice or elevation, and so inevitably end up lapping and sessioning the same thing over and over. This is essentially the recipe for success in downhill, and they have bench strength to prove it.

So instead of doing an entirely different lap everytime I ride locally, and instead of only hitting each trail on that lap once (usually), what's a good tech trail that you can just smash out laps while constantly refining line choice, memory, and commitment? I feel like it cannot be Seymour because each lap takes too long. If upper Severed was steeper that might be an option (to JD/GSM), but it's something more like the bottom half I have in mind. If HSL were a black, that's what I am looking for. On Fromme the best option might be Crinkum Crankum. Any other ideas?

July 7, 2019, 1:08 a.m.
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Re: Modern Slayer versus 2014 E29

I also have a Slayer (2018 C50 XL) and absolutely love it. It actually weighs less than my friend's M Instinct BC (those 29" wheels). I've taken it on all manner of trails, from the bike park to LOTS. Long rides like LOTS are the only times I have used the flip chip.

My only complaint was the stock suspension setup--I was getting lots of flats and kind of wrecked the stock rim. Took it to Arthur who helped me sort that out (stock tune on the XL is for someone far heavier than me) and there have been no problems since.

Only mods are EDC, new rear wheel (Hope Enduro 35W), Ergon grips, and meanwhile warrantied rear axle, dropper and CSU.

May 27, 2019, 2:27 p.m.
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Re: Coming to Vancouver for a year

Make sure to post in here your initial impressions once you're here!

For a longer (very tiring) loop, with the new Fisherman's Bridge you can connect the Fromme and Seymour trail networks.

May 27, 2019, 2:14 p.m.
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Re: ebikes on the Shore

I was doing a road ride up Seymour when at the top of the last switchback (CBC lot) I spied in my peripheral the distinct shape of an e mountain biker whizzing up the hill. I'm no snob, especially when it relates to shuttle trails, so I didn't mind. But nevertheless as he passed me I was surprised to see that this was no $10K wunder(e)bike, but a decade old Specialized with an ehub retrofitted on. Get it!!!

Dec. 3, 2018, 11:52 p.m.
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Re: fromme 6th switchback sold to gun club?

Dude, JLP is long dead :(

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