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Old 05-17-2008, 11:11 PM   #26
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Haha yeah my friends are hilarious. Sometimes they case and blow the tire and flat spot their rim or this one time my friend hit the curb and his balls went between the tire and the seat while he was going pretty fast. he was down for like at least 30 mins ahahhahaha
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Old 05-18-2008, 12:36 AM   #27
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Weird. I have always thought it was weird riding with friends and they couldn't jhop. I raced BMX for 5 yrs as a kid and have been riding my whole life and couldn't ride without doing it all the time. I get funny looks when I am on my road bike and hop curbs...lol

Ouch on the nutcracker, seen that a few times.
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Old 05-18-2008, 10:50 AM   #28
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one time my friend hit the curb and his balls went between the tire and the seat while he was going pretty fast. he was down for like at least 30 mins ahahhahaha


That's one of my greatest fears!
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Old 05-21-2008, 12:45 PM   #29
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sooooo. whistler this weekend anyone?

timbits, hypa, kevin, truenosan, dasnowman, angry pirate, subaruben

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Old 05-21-2008, 12:49 PM   #30
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sooooo. whistler this weekend anyone?

timbits, hypa, kevin, truenosan, dasnowman, angry pirate, subaruben
I'm thinking of heading up there Friday. Can't make it Sat or Sun though
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Old 05-21-2008, 04:02 PM   #31
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Pretty sure I've whored this pic on here before. This was my first time mountain biking. Freight Train drop, Whistler

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Old 05-21-2008, 04:09 PM   #32
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^very cool. first time on the down hill and you're already hitting up a black run?

bike is already nicely setup for landing. good position... props for you!
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Old 05-21-2008, 04:54 PM   #33
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sooooo. whistler this weekend anyone?
It's looking like it could be good so far.
I just need to rework the gears on the stinky and ensure that the wife knows that I won't be available to do her bidding on Saturday.
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Old 05-21-2008, 05:28 PM   #34
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I dont think I can keep up wit you guys. I got no skillz and only have a ghetto devinci hardtail
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Old 05-21-2008, 05:44 PM   #35
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Hey guys... thought I should introduce myself and join in on this bike thread! I haven't been to whsitler for a while, and need to find some people to tag along with. Can't do this weekend, but during the week or next weekend would be cool.

Oh btw, I'm Steve... currently living in New West, and finishing up at BCIT in a week.

I'm interested to see how you drag the monster bikes around... roof rack or trailer hitch mount? I've managed to fit an RM7 is the trunk... (disassembled of cousre).
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Old 05-21-2008, 05:49 PM   #36
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^very cool. first time on the down hill and you're already hitting up a black run?

bike is already nicely setup for landing. good position... props for you!
Yeah it was me and another buddies first time. I was pretty stoked and hooked since that day. We were with a couple of guys who are quite good and know the runs very well so they would coach us before the run, letting us know where to pedal, what turns were coming up, what was on the other side of a drop etc. That definitely helps alot!
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Old 05-21-2008, 06:13 PM   #37
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Oh btw, I'm Steve... currently living in New West, and finishing up at BCIT in a week.
No you're not, I'm Steve!




hehe, welcome to the club.
For hauling bikes, I used to use a trailer hitch mount, but now I just take the truck. Some guys use that method, while others use a roof rack system. Talk to dasnowman about hauling the bikes, as he's our resident Rack Attack rep.
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Old 05-21-2008, 06:49 PM   #38
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oh man, this thread makes me think i should dust off and tune up the banshee and go for a rip with you guys!

hmm
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Old 05-21-2008, 10:17 PM   #39
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well.. here's my bike.. nothing nearly as impressive as any of your whistler DH bikes.. but, it serves me well



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Old 05-21-2008, 10:29 PM   #40
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Old school Cannondale Raven. No disc brakes or that high tech kinda stuff.







Its sexy time tho!

People here have some wild bikes! Wicked pictures too! I'm so jealous! I wana get a freeride bike so bad!
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Old 05-22-2008, 04:28 AM   #41
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Ya I would love to go riding this weekend but with a big move coming up I'll be out till Mid June....

but i have been riding a few times just to work on new bike I just got last week.

With the gas prices going up and living a nice ride away from work I decided why not...

I just couldn't pull my self to get a road bike so I went with this Norco CCX2



Ya I also have to put on my chain tensioner before I ride whistler last time I road there it kept coming off which can be a little scary as you go to pedal before a jump or ladder drop. The last ride there was a gong show our group had seven flats out of six people, a broken fork , broken arm......but it all was a great time minus the arm.....luckily the broken fork happen on a step up jump and resulted in no injury.

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Old 05-22-2008, 07:37 PM   #42
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so today I had a slightly painful, yet funny experience on my Brodie.. I was riding in the top gear, pedaling like mad.. when I could hear a car approaching from the rear, so, being as though I have to share the road with traffic, I decided my best bet would be to move off the road surface to the shoulder so the car/truck could pass easier......

BAD MOVE...

just as my rear tire left the road surface I hear a loud "SNAP" then my seat falls away from under my firmly planted arse... so.. with no seat under me now, my arse falls backwards to the rear tire.. my jogging pants get caught in the tread of the tire, immediately driving my body forward right into my seat post.. NUTS.. needless to say, the crash afterwards never hurt too badly cause all I could feel was pain coming from another part of my body... After a few minutes rolling around in the ditch holding my woohoo and trying to catch my breath, I rode my bike home missing a seat. That was a uncomfortable ride home..

The bolt that broke was the bolt that holds the seat to the post.. you know.. the one that allows you to adjust the angle the seat is in relation to the post... I think its time to get a new seat... :S

Now I've got a sore set ........ (fill in the blank), and a burnout on my butt
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Old 05-22-2008, 08:02 PM   #43
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oh snap!
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Old 05-22-2008, 08:41 PM   #44
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Another plus of DH vs XC, you never sit on your seat going DH
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Old 05-22-2008, 10:45 PM   #45
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bahaha. i've never heard of it happen that way but it sounded like it hurt bad haha.

hey it could have been worse. the seat post could have went up your ass. rofl
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Old 05-23-2008, 02:10 AM   #46
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that mad me LOL ^^^^^^^^
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Old 05-23-2008, 11:24 AM   #47
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Are there any hardtail guys in here that can offer advice?

I keep blowing out back tires on my Norco and was thinking of upgrading to a double track rear tire with DH tube, and running about 30psi of pressure. Since the tire is the only suspension on the rear, I was hoping it would work.

Any other ideas?
Other than "stop casing!".

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Are there any hardtail guys in here that can offer advice?

I keep blowing out back tires on my Norco and was thinking of upgrading to a double track rear tire with DH tube, and running about 30psi of pressure. Since the tire is the only suspension on the rear, I was hoping it would work.

Any other ideas?
Other than "stop casing!".

nope.. stop crashing is probably the best advice.

for me i've never blown out the rear, and I run the tire at 35-37 psi. Maybe think about going to a different brand of tubes. Where does it usually blow out? at the valve stem or another place on the tube?

I'm running WTB 235 tires, with 225-250 width tubes.. so I know the tube isn't being streched to the max of its range.
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Old 05-23-2008, 02:27 PM   #49
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Are there any hardtail guys in here that can offer advice?

I keep blowing out back tires on my Norco and was thinking of upgrading to a double track rear tire with DH tube, and running about 30psi of pressure. Since the tire is the only suspension on the rear, I was hoping it would work.

Any other ideas?
Other than "stop casing!".

You must have a Maxis rear tire?? Go with a tire that has a nice stiff sidewall more then ofen it's the tire with side walls like inner tubes that do it in!
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Old 05-23-2008, 07:56 PM   #50
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Are there any hardtail guys in here that can offer advice?

I keep blowing out back tires on my Norco and was thinking of upgrading to a double track rear tire with DH tube, and running about 30psi of pressure. Since the tire is the only suspension on the rear, I was hoping it would work.

Any other ideas?
Other than "stop casing!".

I have a hard tail as well... if you want a nice beefy tire go with a Nokian or a lightweight but strong Hutchinson one. Even with a DH tube 30psi is too little. I run close to 40psi in the summer. You can start pickin' up speed!

Yah... stop casing or loose weight, slow down, get more skills, etc hahahaha.

But anyways step 1 would be DH tube and more pressure for sure.
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