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Two Ways To Lube A Chain - June 15, 2021, 3:45 p.m.

Thanks Andrew. Could you elaborate on your experience with WPL's fork oil?  I have a  1L jug of the stuff, but haven't opened it yet, but could exchange it for something else that you'd recommend. 

Honestly, this would make for a great article too - a comparison of suspension oils. Even the oil weight's from brand to brand vary enormously.

Two Ways To Lube A Chain - June 14, 2021, 9:39 p.m.

Andrew - have you tried any of WPL's suspension oils? 

I know it's not the same topic as chain lube, but the idea of a more environmentally friendly fork oil appeals to me - especially if it costs significantly less than Rock Shox and Fox.

The Loam Ranger Loves Dogs: Except on the Trail - May 27, 2021, 1:07 p.m.

Please don't spot it and fling it. Bag it and take it with you. That's just a courtesy every dog owner should follow.

There's so many places in my community where little kids are playing the woods, and the last thing they should have to deal with are piles of dog shit that should have been packed out by the owners.  Poo bags exist for a reason.

Bontrager Line Elite Carbon Wheels - Feb. 7, 2021, 10:20 p.m.

That's an informative and eye-opening review Andrew - especially about the ridiculousness of the rim strip. Did you have the cut the tire off with shears? 

Jeez - Life is stressful enough with COVID and keeping everything else on the rails - I would LOSE MY MIND dealing with that shit.  

We Are One's are still the best for me. No goofy rim strips, made in Canada, lifetime warranty, top-notch service and a beautiful finished product.

Should You? Tire Insert Pros and Cons - Feb. 7, 2021, 11:22 a.m.

Quick heads up - Inside Line in Calgary has Tannus in stock with great pricing.

David Fournier's Well Ridden Yeti SB150 - Feb. 5, 2021, 8:12 p.m.

Agreed on the One-Up! Was running a Chromag Fubar OSX on a Rootdown and was getting beat to a pulp. Switched out to the One-up with One-up grips and it was a significant difference for wrists and forearms.

Should You? Tire Insert Pros and Cons - Feb. 2, 2021, 9:49 p.m.

Great article Cam! Would you recommend starting with an insert in the rear tire at first, or go all in and run inserts front and rear right from the start?

Banshee Titan - Part One - Jan. 13, 2021, 10:03 p.m.

That's a pretty broad brush you're wielding there Lynx assuming that people who enjoy bikes with super-steep STA's and big cassettes are "lazy".

There are places in the world where the terrain works great for big cassettes and big rides. Personally, I think it's great that we've got all these choices.

Your Next Bike: 2023 Edition - Jan. 5, 2021, 9:22 p.m.

I had a Pole Machine, and from there, got warrantied. Currently waiting on a Stamina to arrive. 

With regards to bikes such as Pole's CNC frames being made in different parts of the world - personally, I still see that as being possible. Having said that, I think it's a ways down the road. 

Some of it is actually figuring out the designs / manufacturing to a point where there is high enough confidence for the design in the first place.

From there, it's finding a business case, and going through the zillions of issues it would take to source another CNC shop that could consistently pull off what they're trying to do. It's not impossible, but not easy. 

Imagine the glorious day, where we will all have our neighbourhood CNC / fab machines. We see something we like on the internet, purchase the design files, it gets sent to the local shop, and we walk down the street and pick up our new bike at the end of the week. Sounds crazy - but the fax machine was pretty nutty when it came out too.

Your Next Bike: 2023 Edition - Jan. 5, 2021, 9:42 a.m.

I made a pact to never buy a Giant again after that ridiculous Overdrive cash grab fiasco. 

The only thing dumber than overdrive was Padloc grips.

Rockstop Tire Insert Review - Dec. 21, 2020, 5:59 p.m.

Does anyone know if there will be a Canadian distributor for Tannus? Would love to give them a try, but find shipping from the states a bit pricey. Cheers!

2020 NSMB Gift Guide - Week 2 - Nov. 19, 2020, 10:16 p.m.

PSA - those 7" Knipex are on sale at KMS tools for $69.95. ($30 off!)

https://www.kmstools.com/knipex-7-plier-wrench-171118

Fellow Canadians, this could be a good deal.

(Will There Be) Revenge Of The Nerd Brands? - Nov. 16, 2020, 9:24 p.m.

Personally, I don't know if I'm as keen as going full boutique any more. The last bike I was bought was hyper cutting edge, crazy manufacturing techniques, etc, etc - BUT it got recalled. It's been a very trying process dealing with warranty, email responses, etc.

While some boutique bike brands do a fantastic job on customer service - it definitely isn't across the board. Especially if the boutique brand is going through a large growth spurt and unable to keep up with growing pains. Customer support can be one of the first things to go. And then you're screwed.

If someone wanted go full nerd with a boutique bike, I'd ask if they did their homework on the company's customer service. Also, make sure to have a backup bike if things go down the crapper. Sigh.

Is Cushcore Preferable to a Heavier Tire Casing? - Oct. 29, 2020, 8 p.m.

Does anyone know where we can get Tannus inserts in Canada (aside from a Trek store)? These things sound promising but ordering from Tannus’ site is too expensive once shipping, duty, exchange is factored in. Cheers!

Rémy Métailler Sending lines all over Squamish | RAW - Oct. 17, 2020, 1:50 p.m.

So much respect to Remy - he clearly has the skills and most importantly, the vision, to make these lines happen.

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