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Old 05-15-2012, 08:12 PM   #5501
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Who's coming to whistler with me this weekend?

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Old 05-16-2012, 01:14 AM   #5502
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Ill be up all weekend on a 2011 red demo with a giant WONG sticker on the back of my helmet. Get Stoked
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Old 05-16-2012, 01:43 AM   #5503
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I'd visiting Sunshine coast on the weekend of the 26/27 :O Where can I find trail info?
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Old 05-16-2012, 01:45 AM   #5504
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That's amazing I'd be happy to clear even 1/10th of that...
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Old 05-16-2012, 11:06 AM   #5505
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Old 05-16-2012, 12:47 PM   #5506
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Ill be up all weekend on a 2011 red demo with a giant WONG sticker on the back of my helmet.
See you there.
With only 11 trails open, and a fractured right hand, I'll probably leave the Podium at home and rip up Ninja Cougar on my Pabst edition Bottlerocket. See you in the line.

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Old 05-16-2012, 01:36 PM   #5507
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Tim and Jeff and I will be there.

I'm debuting the bright orange Scott in DH form You'll see me.
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Old 05-17-2012, 12:02 PM   #5508
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See you there.
With only 11 trails open, and a fractured right hand, I'll probably leave the Podium at home and rip up Ninja Cougar on my Pabst edition Bottlerocket. See you in the line.

Dude, if you hurt your hand, ride the bike with the best fork... srsly...
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Old 05-17-2012, 12:18 PM   #5509
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Old 05-17-2012, 12:35 PM   #5510
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Dude, if you hurt your hand, ride the bike with the best fork... srsly...
think so?
Alright. Twist my rubber arm, I'll take the Podium.



I had both bikes on the rack last night and with a couple parts picked up today, they'll both be great rides. Heading off to the LBS in about 20 minutes to pick up those parts, and a new DH lid. My 661 has a deep funk that I can no longer stand.

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Tim and Jeff and I will be there.

I'm debuting the bright orange Scott in DH form You'll see me.

Awesome!


I'm heading up with a newbie friend, and I don't quite know what to expect from his riding, but I'll drop you guys a line and we'll hook up.

I wonder what the GLC drink special is this weekend?
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Old 05-17-2012, 01:05 PM   #5511
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Looks like there are still mud puddles on the trails so count me out

Plus the fact that I have to work this weekend.
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Old 05-17-2012, 02:00 PM   #5512
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That's the most important factor!
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Old 05-17-2012, 11:14 PM   #5513
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wow, did't realize whistler opens this weekend until meow! Maybe if I don't go camping ill go for a rip with you guys
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Old 05-17-2012, 11:43 PM   #5514
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Old 05-18-2012, 12:00 AM   #5515
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I'm heading up with a newbie friend, and I don't quite know what to expect from his riding...
Yeah, me too. His name is James.


But on a serious note: Tomorrow, WE RIDE!!!

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Old 05-18-2012, 09:39 PM   #5516
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Yeah, me too. His name is James.
You're sitting across from me in Boston Pizza Squamish right now.....and now you're walking home
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Old 05-18-2012, 09:53 PM   #5517
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Newbie question, I don't own a bike at the moment but I have a friend with a KHS Alite 3000 Carbon Fusion that he's only ridden a handful of times. It's barely been used. I think it was manufactured in 2008 or 2009. MRSP is $1569 and he's thinking of selling it for about $300 - $450, we haven't agreed on a price yet.

I've been riding it for a couple days now as a 'test drive' and it feels a little too 'lean back' and my arms are always fully extended as if I'm riding a chopper. Do you think it's too big? it's a 17" frame and I'm about 5'7". Is this a good deal? Also the seat hurts my ass

http://www.khsbicycles.com/04_alite_3000_08.htm



Or should I just go get a sub $500 all purpose mountain bike from a store?
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Old 05-19-2012, 04:43 PM   #5518
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but I have a friend with a KHS Alite 3000 Carbon Fusion that he's only ridden a handful of times. It's barely been used. I think it was manufactured in 2008 or 2009. MRSP is $1569 and he's thinking of selling it for about $300 - $450, we haven't agreed on a price yet.

I've been riding it for a couple days now as a 'test drive' and it feels a little too 'lean back' and my arms are always fully extended as if I'm riding a chopper. Do you think it's too big? it's a 17" frame and I'm about 5'7". Is this a good deal? Also the seat hurts my ass

Or should I just go get a sub $500 all purpose mountain bike from a store?
That's a decent (and quite modern) bike for bike paths and cross country riding. But nothing very technical. (It's aluminum, right? The photos don't look like it's made out of carbon fibre...) Anyway, if it's exactly like the one pictured, and everything works, and you only intend to ride xc it's a great deal.

The Shimano XT shadow derailleur is a high-end piece of gear. Good, durable shifting is critical if you want to enjoy riding. Fork, brakes, tires, wheels and just about everything else look to be reliable as well. If you spent $500 on a new bike, you'd get a tiny fraction of what you'd be getting on this deal.

If you're 5'7, you're just on the border between small and medium for most bike makers. 17" is the medium for this model, I think. You feel stretched out probably because the seatpost has a setback perch (new seatpost $35-80) and the stem's way too long (new stem $35-60). Post a side-on pic of yourself riding it. If it's way too big, we'll be able to tell pretty quick.

Modern bikes are starting to adopt a more forward seating position which you can get with a new post and by sliding the seat forward. They're also all switching to much shorter stems and wider bars for stability while still keeping your weight forward.

If I were you, I'd buy it in a second (as long as all the parts are original, exactly as spec'd on the website, and are in full, perfect working order). Then spend $150 on a seatpost, short stem, and wider handlebars. I think you'll quite like it. But DON'T buy a $500 new bike. It just won't have any components that aren't junk... Oh, and all bike seats hurt your ass.

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Old 05-20-2012, 07:00 PM   #5519
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Went up to Squamish and did 3 laps on Full Nelson yesterday. The condition was great and not that many people either

Then went riding at Watershed in the rain and that was fun too
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Old 05-22-2012, 12:48 AM   #5520
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Old 05-22-2012, 01:17 AM   #5521
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That's a decent ... ....urt your ass.
thanks! Will give the bike a look-over and try adjusting the seat post, and get a side profile pic up soon!

Also the handle bar is already pretty wide, well wider than what I'm used to.

Why isn't James jumping as high?
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:15 AM   #5522
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Nice Tim!
Jeff and I have a similar jumping method. All crunched up and looking at our landing.

http://www.bikeparkphotos.com/Trail-...680724_RCZjCkj

Do I get extra points for riding a 5" bike with single crowns?
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Old 05-22-2012, 12:30 PM   #5523
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What a crazy weekend though.
I really regretted not getting out to ride with you guys on Friday. I should have known better though, as this was what the locals call the "Surrey" weekend. It was a bit of a rough one..... we hit a roadblock on the drive up. At 2:30pm. I should have known then.

Anyway, rode my junk off on Saturday. The Knolly took a bit to get used to, and I had to make some changes to the bar/stem combo. What a fast bike though. I rented my buddy a Norco Auruum and he loved it. It really is a nice bike, with a really active suspension.

Sunday we hit the hill until the rain pushed us back. I rode the Bottlerocket, and felt right at home. I guess I've ridden that bike so much over the last two years that it feels like an old friend. I may not have been as fast on the BR, but the second the tires left the ground it felt much more confident than my Knolly.

We got invited to a "white couch" party on Saturday. We were ready to go too, until someone blabbed that these parties tend to turn into cocaine fueled orgies. I'm too old for that isht. Sunday was jagerbomb night at the longhorn. And today it's back to normal life.

meh.
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Old 05-22-2012, 12:51 PM   #5524
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Because I suck

I slipped a pedal too, but mostly I suck.
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Old 05-22-2012, 02:01 PM   #5525
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We got invited to a "white couch" party on Saturday. We were ready to go too, until someone blabbed that these parties tend to turn into cocaine fueled orgies. I'm too old for that isht. Sunday was jagerbomb night at the longhorn. And today it's back to normal life.

meh.
What the hell, man... I never get invited to cocaine-fueled orgies anymore!
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