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Old 05-05-2013, 10:14 PM   #5976
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This year is about Stevie Smith
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hahah! i know, stevie and the oh soo pretty carbon wilson will kill it this year.
more contenders now that a bunch of riders have moved!

exciting season for sure!
That and a few teams are now willing to experiment with bigger wheels (to substantial advantage) on flatter courses. Can't wait to see who wins what!!
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Old 05-07-2013, 11:48 AM   #5977
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I've been babysitting a buddies 29'er Trek Rumblefish for the winter and while it rolls so well, it feels like one of those old timey big front tire bikes on a down hill. The geo is off because of the large diameter wheels. I have yet to try a 650b, but it may be the perfect balance.

personally, I'll keep my 26'er for the dh, thanks.

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Old 05-09-2013, 03:10 PM   #5978
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So much for a good season at Mt Washington this year, they made it official that they will not be opening. It wasn't a very good year for snowfall, so it probably would've been awesome for riding quite a bit earlier than last. 2011 glory 01 medium anyone? may be time to buy a tracer 2

The kicker is they're likely still willing to have the Bearclaw invitational. I really hope he tells them to go **** themselves and take it to a hill that actually cares about riders, not an old geriatric ran place like Wash.
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Old 05-09-2013, 03:32 PM   #5979
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That sucks.
Mt Washington was on my bucket list this year, and part of the reason why I opted out of a Whistler seasons. That's too bad, really. Are there any other mtns on the island that could offer lift assisted biking?

Also, I'm heading to the shed tonight. I went on tuesday and was worried that I was out of shape. But all that hockey over the winter must have made my quads stronger.
I can now pedal up the shed's version of cardiac hill. Aka, the banana-loomin trail.
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Old 05-10-2013, 01:38 PM   #5980
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Whistler opens in 7 days. Already warm and dry in the village!

http://www.whistlerblackcomb.com/the...s/village.aspx
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Old 05-10-2013, 05:45 PM   #5981
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Adjusted derailleurs, rebuilt both the Vivid Air R2C on the Faith and the Fox RP2 on the Reign Already been riding the local trails after work at least once a week now

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Old 05-12-2013, 01:37 AM   #5982
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Hah, funny to find a MTB thread here in the VIC forums, I work at RaceFace right here in Burnaby, maybe I'll see some of you guys on the hill, or around the local trails.

If anyone rides Eagle mountain, give me a holler! I'm the trail fairy for The Dentist.

Here are some pics of what I have half built in the garage. I'm waiting on Jason from Fox Suspension to send up my new 2014 Fox Float X shock and 2014 Fox Float 160mm 650B Tapered fork, then grab a new set of tires for 650B wheels.



2013 Banshee Spitfire, Black, Large



Don't think I'm actually going to run this, but bought it with the frame anyway. I think the float x will be more towards the suspension feel I want for climbing, hence, it is for sale! (PM me aha!)



Popped in some SixC cranks, until I can get my hands on one of the sets that I'm not allowed to take photos of.



Narrow, Wide, Narrow, Wide, Narrow, Wide



Stan's NoTubes Flow EX Rims, going to be setup with Schwalbe Nobby Nic tires for some stupid fast rolling, and tubeless, of course.

Got my XX1 setup waiting for a new driver for the rear wheel, all lines are routed for the dropper post and the XO trail brakes (4 pistons of fun!). Headset is in. Just waiting on fork and shock, the rest is a piece of cake!

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Old 05-13-2013, 11:56 AM   #5983
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Old 05-13-2013, 01:10 PM   #5984
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Hah, funny to find a MTB thread here in the VIC forums
You must be new here!


I think the mtn bike crew is bigger than any other group that we've had. I doubt the Surrey meets get as many committed regulars as we do every Whistler summer. And I know for a fact, no one has ever had to carry a member out of the bush with injuries at an English Bay meet.

To say we've been through a lot is an understatement. Some of my greatest days have been spent chasing Tim down Dirt Merchant, or getting coaxed into taking "Detroit Rock City" with Kevin.

It's really cool to have someone from RF here. After all the BS you guys went through, it's great to see you back and building parts.



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Old 05-13-2013, 01:24 PM   #5985
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I work at RaceFace right here in Burnaby
Oh hai there!

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And I know for a fact, no one has ever had to carry a member out of the bush with injuries at an English Bay meet.
Hey, I always walk out under my own power
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Old 05-13-2013, 01:25 PM   #5986
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^
I gotta give you a ton of credit there. You slammed hard, but kept a great attitude. You made me laugh a couple times which looked like it hurt you. A lot.





Speaking of taking hits, the wheels on the Knolly are toast.
I'm looking at Deemax rims as I'm old school and only know what was cool 5 years ago. Are people still using Shiver forks, and RT615 tires on their cars?

Anyway, is there a better choice for my DH steed?
Or should I stick with what I know, the only UST rim that has ever actually worked consistently for me?

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Old 05-13-2013, 01:41 PM   #5987
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Old 05-13-2013, 01:50 PM   #5988
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Might as well post here and pinkbike and NSMB

I'm ready!

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Old 05-13-2013, 02:11 PM   #5989
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A lot of work has been done on the Watershed trails Fun for all skill levels

Probably won't brave the crowd on the opening weekend though.
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Old 05-13-2013, 02:18 PM   #5990
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Opening Friday is never really busy Johnson
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Old 05-13-2013, 06:29 PM   #5991
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Can't take time off work right now :|

Maybe I'll go up on Monday?

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Old 05-14-2013, 01:01 AM   #5992
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Speaking of taking hits, the wheels on the Knolly are toast.
I'm looking at Deemax rims as I'm old school and only know what was cool 5 years ago.
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I have the first gen havocs and they're nice... But not as nice as the current gen deemax... Those are really really nice. And you can buy them with optional lifetime, no fault warranty..
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Old 05-14-2013, 02:32 PM   #5993
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lol @ pricepoint.....

Easton havoc wheelset fr/rr - $554
Deemax Ultimate wheelset fr/rr - $1199



Got 6/49?


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very nice!
I'm going to look into these, since whichever way I go I'm going to need to order them. No way am I paying $1500 for a Deemax Ultimate wheelset from Summit in Whistler.


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Might as well post here and pinkbike and NSMB

I'm ready!
Yeeeeah!
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A lot of work has been done on the Watershed trails Fun for all skill levels
Agreed.
They spent a ton of time on Shedi and it flows well. I hit the big step up the other day. First big stunt of the season on my first ride of the season, and it went very well.



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Opening Friday is never really busy Johnson
Surrey weekend is always a gong show though. Not dangerous, but humorous. Last year my kids and I watched the Whistler RCMP doing their best keystone cop routine chasing drunk teens on foot. It really was a funny scene.


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I have the first gen havocs and they're nice... But not as nice as the current gen deemax... Those are really really nice. And you can buy them with optional lifetime, no fault warranty..
It's Tim approved!

Off to pinkbike...
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Be aware steve, there are Havoc DH like Tim has and there are Havoc UST with the straight pull spokes. The UST are the $$$ ones!
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Good to know. I was looking at the UST version which are nice and pricey, but still much less than the Deemax.

Also, I went into the mtn biking thread in OT, and now I want to punch myself in the dick. Riding a bike with suspension over flat land is not mtn biking.

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Old 05-16-2013, 12:06 PM   #5996
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Yeah, definitely get "the good havocs"... Or if you don't want to shell out the cash for deemax ultimate, why not order up some hope pro2 hubs laced to your favourite dh rim from chain reaction?

I just priced one out to $560CAD...
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:37 AM   #5997
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Anyone go up to Whistler on the weekend? How was it? I've been away on vacation so don't even have a hitch for my car yet
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Old 05-21-2013, 04:16 PM   #5998
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Yeah, definitely get "the good havocs"... Or if you don't want to shell out the cash for deemax ultimate, why not order up some hope pro2 hubs laced to your favourite dh rim from chain reaction?

I just priced one out to $560CAD...
I did an inventory of what I have already, and I'm happy to report that I have both a Hope hub and a Chris King on various wheels. So rather than blow my wad on a pre-built wheel set, I'm going to build my own.

That should give me the chance to
  • learn how to build and true a wheel
  • use the rim I want to use
  • build it with custom color spokes
  • rebuild and re-use one of my quality hubs
  • ???
  • profit

I'm scared though Tim. Never built a wheel before...

Hold me.






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Anyone go up to Whistler on the weekend? How was it? I've been away on vacation so don't even have a hitch for my car yet
Didn't we talk about a rack in September of 2012?

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Anyone wants to go up to Whistler on either June 1 or 2?
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Didn't we talk about a rack in September of 2012?

LOL, yes I am a good procrastinator. I'll just be using my old rack so all I need is a new hitch, which should only take a few days to get when I actually order one.
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