Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Saturday August 29, 2015
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
Vancouver Impreza Club
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Chapters > Vancouver Impreza Club Forum -- VIC

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-24-2008, 11:40 AM   #51
steve
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 4718
Join Date: Mar 2001
Chapter/Region: VIC
Location: Location : Location
Vehicle:
Sold my Subaru, and
now I'm so OT

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rs_two_five View Post
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 was in a rush last night changing out the tire so I could go for a ride, and I think I figured out the problem. It wasn't a case, I ran over a farkin' thorn!

I had the tube in a tub of water, and found the pinhole. Amazing how much a small prick could cause problems. At any rate, I'm running a DH tube now that's heavy as hell, but solid too.

Quote:
Originally Posted by dasnowman View Post
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!
I'm actually running the WTB tires that came with the bike.
I'm changing out to some Michelin hard pack tires in the next few weeks though. Once the weather warms up and the dirt packs down, those tires really excel.

I'm going to check out different tires this afternoon though. Your concept of stiffer sidewalls has me intrigued. I only buy tires based on their rubber compound and tread pattern, never considering the sidewall stiffness.

woot!
learning new things, ftw!

Quote:
Originally Posted by alcoolaid View Post
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.
I found out last night that 30psi is too little and ended up running 42psi.
After figuring out that it wasn't a pinch flat, I was relieved though.

Stop crashing?
But then I'll never learn.


Lose weight?
But I'm already down 14lbs compared to Christmas time.


hehe.
Anyway, I was planning on adding some tire slime to the tube too. That was my little secret when riding cross country with chance of flats. Run some tire slime in the tube, and if you do encounter a flat, the slime coats instantly.

I pulled 2 thorns out of my old DH tires a few years ago, and even though they penetrated the tube, I didn't lose any air.

Good stuff.

Btw, we're shuttling SFU today. I was going to go to Whistler, but I have a 3pm meeting today. Come on out if you get the chance.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
steve is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Old 05-24-2008, 07:14 PM   #52
steve
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 4718
Join Date: Mar 2001
Chapter/Region: VIC
Location: Location : Location
Vehicle:
Sold my Subaru, and
now I'm so OT

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hypa View Post
Btw, we're shuttling SFU today. I was going to go to Whistler, but I have a 3pm meeting today. Come on out if you get the chance.
ouch, I ****ing smashed myself at SFU.
I tried to huck the big bike into one of the many twisties, at a high rate of speed. Yeah, physics wasn't having any of that...

No real damage, other than my pride. Oh yeah, my ribs too.
While I was in mid air I remember thinking "Man, I wish I had worn more padding".


steve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2008, 11:43 PM   #53
Spy
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 60062
Join Date: Apr 2004
Chapter/Region: VIC
Location: Vancouver
Vehicle:
2000 Impreza 2.5RS
2009 Norco Team DH

Default

w00t, FINALLY got my bike after a two month wait

heres a quick pic i took just after i got it!

cant wait to go rip it up!
Spy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2008, 01:01 AM   #54
Sp00lin
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 86314
Join Date: May 2005
Chapter/Region: VIC
Location: Richmond
Vehicle:
2003 Impreza WRX
WRB & Black Stockers

Default

Wow thats a great looking bike Spy! Whats the spec's?
Sp00lin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2008, 01:34 AM   #55
alcoolaid
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 134949
Join Date: Dec 2006
Chapter/Region: VIC
Location: Vancouver, BC
Vehicle:
'07 SWP STi
Instagram | arthurlam89

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Spy View Post
w00t, FINALLY got my bike after a two month wait

heres a quick pic i took just after i got it!

cant wait to go rip it up!
Very nice bike. 2 things I would do to make it the ultimate DH bike is dhx 5.0 and some ex729's.
alcoolaid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2008, 01:50 AM   #56
rs_two_five
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 99206
Join Date: Oct 2005
Chapter/Region: W. Canada
Location: Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada
Vehicle:
2007 WRX STi wagon
WR450f (501cc) Supermoto

Default

HOLY HECK SPY.. thats a nice bike
rs_two_five is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2008, 02:32 AM   #57
Kevin
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 1082
Join Date: Mar 2000
Chapter/Region: VIC
Location: Vancouver, BC
Vehicle:
2014 Fiesta ST
Orange of course

Default

Nice bike Spy, it's like my bike's grandchild
Kevin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2008, 04:18 AM   #58
Spy
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 60062
Join Date: Apr 2004
Chapter/Region: VIC
Location: Vancouver
Vehicle:
2000 Impreza 2.5RS
2009 Norco Team DH

Default

thanks guys, cant wait for the hit up the big hills now.

as for the specs, they can be found here...
http://www.norco.com/bikes/mountain/...ity/a-line.php

I wonder how this bike will fit on my back rack.. my other bike, the handle bar hit the top of the spoiler.. but this one should go over top. we'll find out later tmr...

Last edited by Spy; 05-25-2008 at 04:26 AM.
Spy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2008, 12:17 PM   #59
steve
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 4718
Join Date: Mar 2001
Chapter/Region: VIC
Location: Location : Location
Vehicle:
Sold my Subaru, and
now I'm so OT

Default

Nice a-line!
Now get it up the hill and see how it performs.

steve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2008, 04:20 PM   #60
alcoolaid
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 134949
Join Date: Dec 2006
Chapter/Region: VIC
Location: Vancouver, BC
Vehicle:
'07 SWP STi
Instagram | arthurlam89

Default

Ok, I'm heading up to whistler next weekend for sure.... who wants to tag along.
alcoolaid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2008, 05:29 PM   #61
steve
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 4718
Join Date: Mar 2001
Chapter/Region: VIC
Location: Location : Location
Vehicle:
Sold my Subaru, and
now I'm so OT

Default

I'm hoping to head up to Whistler on thursday, maybe friday and spend a few days there.
Problem is, when I wrecked the other day I messed up my derailleur, chain, and maybe even the back wheel. I'll keep you posted whether or not I can join you with the big bike, since there's no way I'm bringing up the hardtail.
steve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2008, 05:34 PM   #62
007WRX
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 125884
Join Date: Sep 2006
Chapter/Region: VIC
Location: Kelowna
Vehicle:
06 Evo IX MR Black
76 Datsun ZZZZZZZ

Default

Here is my bike.

has maxxis tires, MRP system 3 chain guide and other little things now



Best bike I have ever ridin.
007WRX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2008, 01:46 PM   #63
timbits
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 166183
Join Date: Dec 2007
Chapter/Region: VIC
Location: Burnaby
Vehicle:
2007 2.5i SE
Newport Blue

Default Group ride, mini meet. Saturday June 14?

Quote:
Originally Posted by hypa View Post
Amazing how much a small prick could cause problems.
I know what you mean...

Sorry, I couldn't resist...


Anyhoo, I'm back from vacation and my 08 season's pass is paid for! Anybody available for weekday evenning rides when extended play comes into effect (after June 14)?

I usually get to ride once a week or so for extended play. PM me if you're riding the park on the weekdays. They're all solo rides, so I'm always looking for somebody who wants to come along...

Hypa, if you're looking for tires, check out the MEC website. They now carry Minions in 2.5 and 2.7 for $60 and $65. That's cheap. They only carry them in the top-of-the-line "3C". 3 compounds (60a casing, 42a mains, 40a shoulders irrc) in the same tire!!! Sounded like witchcraft to me, but they ride so very nice!! I've never really had too many problems with flats, so I've been continually lightening up my wheels/tires. I now run a regular xc tube and keep an extra in the pack. I don't use sealers or tubeless as they can make things pretty heavy. and with some practice, you can change a tube in a few minutes... Oh, and if you need any mechanical help with your bike, pm me. I'm equipped to fix just about everything on a bike (no welding, though)...

-Tim

Last edited by timbits; 05-28-2008 at 02:57 PM. Reason: Busy June 14...
timbits is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2008, 01:54 PM   #64
steve
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 4718
Join Date: Mar 2001
Chapter/Region: VIC
Location: Location : Location
Vehicle:
Sold my Subaru, and
now I'm so OT

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by timbits View Post
I know what you mean...
I walked right into that one, didn't I?







Nice bike 007.
I had the chance to ride one at the bike show a few years ago. Man, that thing soaks up the drops to flat.
I bet it's a killer on the hills.

On a side note, I was on my way to Quail's Gate in Westbank last week, and passed a house with a full pump track.
That's what makes K-town cool. One of the higher end areas, and a pump track.

So cool.
steve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2008, 04:25 PM   #65
alcoolaid
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 134949
Join Date: Dec 2006
Chapter/Region: VIC
Location: Vancouver, BC
Vehicle:
'07 SWP STi
Instagram | arthurlam89

Default

Ok it's been planned. About 5 of us are heading up to whistler for a day of DH either on Thursday or Saturday.... most likely Thursday this week.
alcoolaid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2008, 01:39 PM   #66
JoeSube
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 31696
Join Date: Jan 2003
Chapter/Region: VIC
Location: Dunedin/Vancouver
Vehicle:
2002 WRX Wagon
Silver

Default

I want to try the Whistler riding.
I've just started riding Seymour and Fromme (up and down) on my Nomad. I need to get rid of the big ring and put a tensioner on. I'm more of an XC guy (and new to town) but the trails on the shore sure are fun.



Has any body seen the new Burnaby Mountain Bike Park? The Grand opening is this weekend. I was surprised how fancy it is.

I went to the North Shore practice park last week and did my first table top with my kids. I need to get back and practice a bit. Actually I need to practice a lot.


Are any of you guys running trailer hitch style racks on your subies? All my roof racks were stolen last year and I'm thinking of of switching to a rear mount set-up.
JoeSube is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2008, 01:51 PM   #67
steve
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 4718
Join Date: Mar 2001
Chapter/Region: VIC
Location: Location : Location
Vehicle:
Sold my Subaru, and
now I'm so OT

Default

^
The trail builders take joy in what they do.


Quote:
Originally Posted by JoeSube View Post
Are any of you guys running trailer hitch style racks on your subies? All my roof racks were stolen last year and I'm thinking of of switching to a rear mount set-up.
I ran one for a few years, and it was pretty good. The biggest problem was the small hitch size. Having a 42lb bike on the small hitch made for a bouncy ride. In other words, I wouldn't take a pair of downhill bikes to Whistler on the trailer rack. For small trips to the dirt jumps or something like that, it's perfect.

Talk to dasnowman about racking solutions, as he knows the industry well. He'll definately have some good insight about the different methods of racking.
steve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2008, 03:55 PM   #68
Kevin
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 1082
Join Date: Mar 2000
Chapter/Region: VIC
Location: Vancouver, BC
Vehicle:
2014 Fiesta ST
Orange of course

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JoeSube View Post
Are any of you guys running trailer hitch style racks on your subies? All my roof racks were stolen last year and I'm thinking of of switching to a rear mount set-up.
I use one and here's a picture (again)

Like Hypa said, don't try to carry two heavy dh rigs on it.

Kevin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2008, 05:34 PM   #69
alcoolaid
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 134949
Join Date: Dec 2006
Chapter/Region: VIC
Location: Vancouver, BC
Vehicle:
'07 SWP STi
Instagram | arthurlam89

Default

Never mind I am heading up Saturday... haha
alcoolaid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2008, 05:42 PM   #70
admiralbien
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 98417
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Vancouver
Vehicle:
1999 2.5RS

Default

Kevin, where can I find the kind of bike carrier you are using? I hate the $30 thing I'm stuck with... thanks!
admiralbien is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2008, 06:01 PM   #71
jh8624rocks
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 108516
Join Date: Feb 2006
Default

here is a pic of my bike

[/IMG]
jh8624rocks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2008, 06:01 PM   #72
jh8624rocks
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 108516
Join Date: Feb 2006
Default

jh8624rocks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2008, 06:17 PM   #73
Kevin
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 1082
Join Date: Mar 2000
Chapter/Region: VIC
Location: Vancouver, BC
Vehicle:
2014 Fiesta ST
Orange of course

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by admiralbien View Post
Kevin, where can I find the kind of bike carrier you are using? I hate the $30 thing I'm stuck with... thanks!
If I remember correctly I got mine at Rack Attack. I think they may actually sell them at Crappy Tire too. It's cheap, around $150 I think. All you need is the trailer hitch to plug it into.

Having said that, Thule, Yakima, North Shore Racks and Saris make much nicer hitch mounts if you're willing to spend the bucks. I'll be the first to admit the Sportworks one I have is cheesy, but it does the job as long as you don't plan on carrying two heavy bikes. It would probably work fine for two XC bikes though.
Kevin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2008, 02:54 PM   #74
timbits
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 166183
Join Date: Dec 2007
Chapter/Region: VIC
Location: Burnaby
Vehicle:
2007 2.5i SE
Newport Blue

Default

I use the same style rack that Kevin has. It mounts to a standard 1 1/4 inch reciever hitch. If you're looking to have one installed, make sure to ask the hitch installer if drilling is required or if there are factory hitch holes on your model year. If there are predrilled holes, install it yourself and spend the $50 on something else. Like a day at Whistler...

I do carry 2 DH bikes on mine and have not had any problems.

The reason mine runs so good is that instead of putting the thing into the reciever and pushing a pin in the side, mine uses a threaded hole that you turn a bolt into. Tightenning the bolt takes up all of the slop in the reciever and eliminates bike bounce. Reciever slop = bike bounce.

I recommend Sportrack's 2EZ if you're looking for this kind of rack (1 1/4" reciever, cheap, carries 2 bikes with big tires). My buddy uses this rack with both our DH bikes and it's never felt like the bikes are bouncing around back there.

The other method to eliminate bounce that I've used is to get a length of nylon webbing and put one of those metal trunk hooks on one end. One end hooks to the leading edge of your trunk, the other end ties up to your bikes. Apply enough tension to unweigh the rack a little and it'll control the bike-bounce.

Any questions, let me know. I'll dig up all my old racks and webbing and take some pics...

-Tim

Last edited by timbits; 05-28-2008 at 05:53 PM.
timbits is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2008, 05:03 PM   #75
alcoolaid
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 134949
Join Date: Dec 2006
Chapter/Region: VIC
Location: Vancouver, BC
Vehicle:
'07 SWP STi
Instagram | arthurlam89

Default

I am using a Thule 4 bike rack hooked up to a class 3 hitch on my momma's toyota highlander haha.

I can take 4 heavy weight 50+lb dh bikes on it. Plus another bike in the trunk + gear and 5 guys in the car... man the engine is toast by the time I pull into the gravel lot at whistler

Some bikes don't really fit on the rack though so we always use zip ties and just strap it on with those and cut them off when we get there. Easy and cheap. If you have bouncing bikes use zip ties

edit: im so stoked for riding on sat!! first ride of the season!
alcoolaid is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
NoVA Mountain Biking Thread. When and where are we riding this week? mav1c Mid Atlantic Impreza Club -- MAIC 1041 05-03-2015 10:11 PM
The official mountain biking thread thechickencow Mid West Subaru Owners Club Forum -- MWSOC 28 03-23-2011 11:34 AM
NEPA Mountain Biking Thread tturbotom Tri-State Area Forum 232 08-06-2008 08:53 PM
Another Mountain Biking Thread!!! quentinberg007 Off-Topic 16 06-11-2006 06:56 PM
Official Charlotte area mountain biking thread. VpointVick South East Region Forum 11 06-08-2006 02:58 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:43 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2015 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2015, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.