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    I am thinking TB, Epic and Fuel

    I am thinking TB, Epic and Fuel
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    Its been a fun year of riding, and I've found...

    Its been a fun year of riding, and I've found myself to definitely favor flowy XC trail, but that may mostly be due to my bike... even with 1x, solid brakes, dropper, wide handlebars and 2.35 x 29...
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    PM me?

    PM me?
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    German, good and solid is what I'd say......

    German, good and solid is what I'd say... honestly most framesets are made by kensis with very similar geometries and designed using 3 standard FS linkages
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    https://www.mec.ca/en/product/5061-806/SL-AMR-2-7-...

    https://www.mec.ca/en/product/5061-806/SL-AMR-2-7-Bicycle?org_text=ghost%20

    that is good VFD IMO... SLX 1x, not bad fork/shock...
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    Pumptrack/Bline bike for an adult?

    I think a P2/P3 would be pretty ideal, but I'm just not committed in investing $1200+ in a discipline I'm not 100% commited to lol

    Would a 20" BMX work well enough for say the Dirt Jump/Pumptrack...
  7. watching some youtube videos, it appears that the...

    watching some youtube videos, it appears that the Cabela's are the cats meow are the Yetis... but those Coleman xtremes seem to hold up too lol!


    I may ghetto it a bit and pick up some spray foam...
  8. Roto mould Coolers? Best value for Dollar?

    I see that outside of Yeti... Cabela's, CT's Woods, even igloo now has a version...

    I believe Rotomould coolers existed even before Yeti for different applications but I think Yeti marketed it...
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    I drove a Q5 with the 2.0 for a week which has...

    I drove a Q5 with the 2.0 for a week which has since been tweaked to 252HP... fuel economy, fit and finish and performance was I felt good VFD... also they can be purchased 1 year post use with 3...
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    been still riding my HT doing blues around...

    been still riding my HT doing blues around Invermere at Johnsons, Juniper heights, old coach and Swansea... love the simplicity of HT, and most of the trails

    I even hit up some black sections and...
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    I also second the Glory, and the Specialized Demo...

    I also second the Glory, and the Specialized Demo is also a popular favorite
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    the canmore shops have alot of stumpjumpers and...

    the canmore shops have alot of stumpjumpers and trances, and there aren't bike parks to destroy them in... some black trails, but how many renters are going to be pedaling up there?
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    The trance is a perfect all mountain bike (maybe...

    The trance is a perfect all mountain bike (maybe the first to perfect it?)... its a true do it all bike, not a specific instrument but I could live with one Easy.

    Trance 3 is a Deore 1x, dropper...
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    I agree... but also don't. What you can get...

    I agree... but also don't.

    What you can get away with and what modern technology brings to the table is 2 different things...

    I don't like the weight and maintenance of carbon/alloy high travel...
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    Now that I've been back to riding again... I'll...

    Now that I've been back to riding again... I'll tell you to avoid XC bikes unless you really like speed on flats and climbing. (which I kinda do, as I'm oldschool)

    I have a 29er, but its not built...
  16. Building a better portable A/C window kit?

    Anyone do this? I have a big 20,000 BTU dandy that we lost the window kit for, and was thinning I'd take the adapter off the hose, and build something that fits my window out of 1/8th board (figure...
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    Pump track bike? BMX vs DJ?

    I rode a 14 s&m when I was a kid, and now that pump tracks are showing up and b-line is around being a mid30s adult at 60 what should I buy?? Lol

    Id prefer a single speed, single brake...
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    hum... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whUlIoixJ7s

    If you're Blake Samson you can kick ass at both a DH and XC competition on a trail hardtail... if you're Blake.

    Tony I think your bike is...
  19. Thanks for the info! I am 6' and I actually...

    Thanks for the info! I am 6' and I actually really love how the niner's roll... and I agree, I liked riding the 27.5 trances when I have, and I think its a very good all mountain bike. (better than...
  20. my next bike? a Simple 27.5+ hardtail or a FS Trail bike?

    Help me out boys...

    My old Gary Fisher 29er is running a Solo Air 1 100mm fork, and though geometry is relatively modern for an XC specific bike it just isn't slack enough for me to be...
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    if you build a good loop at Fish, you can have a...

    if you build a good loop at Fish, you can have a really good time.

    I do have problems climbing back up say to Sundance estates, but what a fun little bit of downhill rush that it, and its not...
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    so... I've been riding my retro-modern Gary 29er...

    so... I've been riding my retro-modern Gary 29er G2 hardtail which has a dropper, 1x, half decent tk32 coil 100mm travel fork, BB7 brakes and am loving it. I compared it to other XC like bikes and it...
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    I rode all over invermere/radium this weekend,...

    I rode all over invermere/radium this weekend, lovely singletrack... mostly blues as I have a XC...

    that said... I'm pretty sure some of the features at Fish are as hardcore as they come, just...
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    though I agree doing the telephone loop, Merlin,...

    though I agree doing the telephone loop, Merlin, Bragging rights are nice long and beautiful XC rides, I wouldn't say they have any more features than some of the trails at Fish...

    so if you're a...
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    MTBing in Fish Creek

    I have to say I'm pretty surprised at the diversity of single track, the new pump track and technical sections at Fish... been here many years but always dismissed Fish :facepalm:

    I even had a...
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    So overall my 2014 XLT XTR Ecoscrew tow package...

    So overall my 2014 XLT XTR Ecoscrew tow package has been running okay for the last 5 years with no major issues other than a sweating rear main and diff seal, which was done by warranty.

    I think...
  27. Thread: Best gas

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    not that its nature does, but I do believe that...

    not that its nature does, but I do believe that its been an outcome in the case where it may run leaner. Also Ethanol absorbs moisture, which is why most boats should avoid if it sits in a slip
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    lol I agree... Then again those 4runners are...

    lol I agree...

    Then again those 4runners are still flying off the shelf with the old 4.0, which honestly drives as nice as a GX460... again all on vintage platforms
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    I think as all motors these days have knock...

    I think as all motors these days have knock sensors to adjust timing, you just don't find a huge difference between different gas at the same octane

    that said, with a 2 stroke high compression...
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    Love the Ridgeline if you use it as a SUV, but...

    Love the Ridgeline if you use it as a SUV, but you really just can't use it as a truck. But if you want a comfy SUV with alot of storage, and the odd time you need payload or tent trailer, its...
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    Sticky: anyone have 20mm Avid post mount adapters?

    anyone have 20mm Avid post mount adapters?
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    Edit... Answered my own question... installed...

    Edit...

    Answered my own question... installed an XT 9 speed MD-772 and put a new cassette/chain on just refresh the driveline

    Crank, well mine was a 68... pulled out the old internal sealed...
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    tech question for you bike geeks... this is my...

    tech question for you bike geeks...

    this is my el cheapo spare parts bike buildup hardtail for a vintage Gary Fisher G2 29er frame:

    Tubeless rim conversion running 2.35 tires
    40mm stem (down...
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    I've learnt, after years of helping build and...

    I've learnt, after years of helping build and building rigs (I was a Sammy, Tracker guy) that its just cheaper to pull an already built rig behind you...

    Don't get me wrong, nothing wrong with...
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    for me... the ZR2 is a nice ready to go piece of...

    for me... the ZR2 is a nice ready to go piece of kit with a half decent V6 engine, but at a price point where I don't think will retain a good residual

    For a mid-sized market, it sounds silly but...
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    lol my wife put me on a really low budget, so I...

    lol my wife put me on a really low budget, so I decided to purvey the used market for a 29er hardtail and found a setup that I'll build from.

    She put me on a budget because I had a heckler that I...
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    looking for a bike like this: Hardtail alloy...

    looking for a bike like this:
    Hardtail alloy
    Large frame with good slack (67 deg)
    Doesn't have to be a plus bike, but a 27.5 or 29 that can accommodate plus wheels
    Decent front fork with 100-120...
  38. reviews of the Zinus 12 is positive, and one of...

    reviews of the Zinus 12 is positive, and one of my co-workers has one also for the guest bedroom and he says its as good as his Douglas, but he did pay about full price before. Its going to the...
  39. Ordered!! the 12" Will use this as our guest...

    Ordered!! the 12"

    Will use this as our guest bed and bring our older Simmons beauty rest to the condo, and picking up a kingsdown from a liquidator ;)
  40. Costco ones are pretty garbage... there are so...

    Costco ones are pretty garbage...

    there are so many levels from simmons, sealy and serta, but I think best value for dollar is serta and have to look for >1000 springs and a pillow top as I do...
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