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    I still have these. Keen to move them. Make me an...

    I still have these. Keen to move them. Make me an offer.
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    There was a 2 for 1 sale on Specialized tires in...

    There was a 2 for 1 sale on Specialized tires in Canada earlier this summer, and I picked up a Butcher and Eliminator, each 29x2.3 in Grid Trail T9. I only have a few rides on them but so far, so...
  3. I hit it yesterday from Function and thought that...

    I hit it yesterday from Function and thought that was a great way to do it. The Flank climb has been completely rebuilt and is quite a bit less strenuous than the previous steep trail out of...
  4. I believe they close it when it starts snowing in...

    I believe they close it when it starts snowing in the alpine, which can vary year to year. I would say thereís a good chance it will be running end of September. Weíve also had grizzlies wander into...
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    I actually prefer to park at the bottom of...

    I actually prefer to park at the bottom of Brackentrail so I can finish my ride with Crouching or something else in the area and donít have to climb at the end. Thereís a new-ish climb into the...
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    Good trail recommendations so far. Pemby has...

    Good trail recommendations so far.

    Pemby has pretty sandy soil, and it takes 2-3 hot, sunny days after the rain for it to be riding pretty loose. Iíd hit it only if it rains while youíre there.
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    Iíve ridden a few things around Nelson. Itís a...

    Iíve ridden a few things around Nelson. Itís a lot of steep climbs to sustained descents. Iíd say the bigger bike is the call.

    Some friends were raving about Castlegar as well. I donít have any...
  8. Thread: Ask the experts

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    Having liquid sealant in there is better than not...

    Having liquid sealant in there is better than not having liquid sealant, and I donít think the Stanís boogers will cause much of an issue other than rattling around.

    Ideally, youíd pop the bead...
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    With the new Contis, I just wish you didnít have...

    With the new Contis, I just wish you didnít have to go with DH casing to get the softest rubber.

    Thereís also basically no information out there on how the new rubber compounds compare to the old...
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    Iíve been trying a couple faster tires on the...

    Iíve been trying a couple faster tires on the rear of my Chromag hardtail, and recently got out on back-to-back rides with 2.4 Rekon EXO MaxxTerra and 2.3 Minion SS EXO DC. The Rekon is the winner....
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    I found the Norco settings gave the correct...

    I found the Norco settings gave the correct sag/sensitivity off the top, whereas the RS recommended settings gave the correct general support but an overly tall ride height. The problem is the air...
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    I don't live in Kelowna but I've ridden around...

    I don't live in Kelowna but I've ridden around there a bunch.

    Smith Creek - fun, flowy, fast descents with a nice singletrack climb trail
    Rose Valley - more raw and rocky. The trails on the north...
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    Summer bump! Open to offers.

    Summer bump! Open to offers.
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    After using the MaxxGrip Assegai for a couple...

    After using the MaxxGrip Assegai for a couple years, I gave the MaxxGrip DHF a try again up front. Itís great. Not quite as forgiving as the Assegai, but the cornering grip is there, and it...
  15. Thread: PF92 BB options

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    I had the Enduro Bearings one mentioned in this...

    I had the Enduro Bearings one mentioned in this article and it lasted several years before I sold it when I got different cranks. The bearings spun as new. I got it after going through multiple Race...
  16. Thread: Whistler 21/22

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    Awful news. RIP Powder11.

    Awful news. RIP Powder11.
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    Used: 192 Dynastar M-Free 108 - used a bunch of...

    Used:
    192 Dynastar M-Free 108 - used a bunch of days. Love these.
    187 Dynastar Menace 98 - used a few days during our mid-winter dry spell. Currently for sale.
    182 Rossignol Black Ops 98...
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    The Luftkappe mainly impacts the beginning of the...

    The Luftkappe mainly impacts the beginning of the stroke. Deeper stroke will be similar-ish in support to without the Luftkappe at the same pressure. But then the Luftkappe takes up positive volume,...
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    Just to understand, why would the overall volume...

    Just to understand, why would the overall volume of the air spring be whatís causing the problem?

    I was thinking the challenges with setting up the Zeb were more related to the negative spring...
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    I agree with what toast said. The chassis on the...

    I agree with what toast said. The chassis on the Zeb is impressively stiff - I remember the first time I pointed it through a fast, slightly off-camber root section and how well the bike held its...
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    Full-on FIS race skis donít really come alive...

    Full-on FIS race skis donít really come alive unless you have hard, smooth snow. The skis rely on engaging against a hard surface to be bent into a radius, and donít do a whole lot if thereís nothing...
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    I suspect theyíll feel like much less ski than...

    I suspect theyíll feel like much less ski than the 192 MF 108s, based on my brief experience with the 182 MF108.
  23. Those heavy Dynafits are some of the more...

    Those heavy Dynafits are some of the more underrated skis out there. I had some 189 Hokkaidos, which I thought were a great resort pow ski. Basically Dynafit Renegades. Ultimately, I don't love full...
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    Bump for some spring corn shredders.

    Bump for some spring corn shredders.
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    FS: Dynastar Menace 98 187

    These have I think 5 days on them. Bases and edges are pristine. I got them ground tuned after my first day on them to make sure the bases were flat and I havenít hit any rocks. Topsheets have...
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    Thinking of selling my 187s, which have I think 5...

    Thinking of selling my 187s, which have I think 5 days on them.
  27. Thread: Ask the experts

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    I find the Luftkappe is a rather massive...

    I find the Luftkappe is a rather massive improvement for the Zeb. The stock air spring design results in difficulty balancing general support with feel off the top. The Luftkappe fixes that issue.
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    Has anyone been on both the Menace 98 and the...

    Has anyone been on both the Menace 98 and the Rossi Black Ops 98/Holyshred?

    I had my 187 Menace 98s out in weird snow today (cream cheese over refrozen) and I think the turn initiation/release...
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    I ran the Baron/Kaiser combo in North Van for a...

    I ran the Baron/Kaiser combo in North Van for a year and liked it a lot. The grip in the wet was excellent. I had one puncture that I was able to fix with bacon strips. They also wore well. They did...
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    As others have said, I think vise grips would do...

    As others have said, I think vise grips would do it.

    Another trick Iíve used before drilling off the head, if 3 of 4 screws will come out - take out the 3 screws then spin the whole binding to...
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    The Black Ops 98 looks to be quite similar to the...

    The Black Ops 98 looks to be quite similar to the Menace 98. Iím running a 192 M-Free 108/ 187 Menace 98 quiver and the two skis are definitely complementary. The 98s have a longer sidecut length /...
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    The Minion SS has a very square profile,...

    The Minion SS has a very square profile, particularly in the 2.3 versions. I can't see it working well on a 35 mm rim, as the side knobs will be dragging all the time. Other semi-slicks may be worth...
  33. Thread: Ask the experts

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    Maybe. I find angular contact bearings allow you...

    Maybe. I find angular contact bearings allow you to get away with a lot of preload without binding.

    No trainer time for me, but I do sweat a lot.

    Another theory is that I damaged it during an...
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    Hereís a weird one. Iíve been using a Cane Creek...

    Hereís a weird one. Iíve been using a Cane Creek 40 ZS44/ZS56 headset thatís a few years old. For a while, I had noticed that I could not get the preload tight enough to remove all play, yet the dust...
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    Dissector front, DHR rear?! That sounds...

    Dissector front, DHR rear?! That sounds backwards.

    I can add that the MaxxGrip Dissector has been a great winter rear tire in Coastal BC. The sticky rubber has been helpful on slimy roots and...
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    I've been loving my 187 Menace 98s during our 6...

    I've been loving my 187 Menace 98s during our 6 week-long dry spell in southwestern BC. I have mine mounted on the rearward line and they charge in carves on groomers. They're also loose enough to be...
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    The Rossi S7, Armada JJ and Atomic Bentchetler...

    The Rossi S7, Armada JJ and Atomic Bentchetler stand out as rocker-camber-rocker skis that saw widespread adoption as daily drivers. These came out in 2008, I believe.

    The first short, shaped...
  38. Thread: Whistler 21/22

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    Having Blackcomb open later could be related to...

    Having Blackcomb open later could be related to getting started on replacing Creekside and Red lifts over the summer.

    Anyone know what the plan is for the bike park with these lift replacements?...
  39. Thread: In Depth Nerdery

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    I thoroughly enjoyed that. Such a cool project.

    I thoroughly enjoyed that. Such a cool project.
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    Nice info. Did you get it in any tight spots?...

    Nice info. Did you get it in any tight spots? Does it feel like a lot more ski than the 192 M-Free 108? Any idea how far back the mount point is?
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    Sold!

    Sold!
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    Still have these. Please donít make me put them...

    Still have these. Please donít make me put them up on FB marketplace.
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    They also do stretch over time. Iím always...

    They also do stretch over time. Iím always surprised how low-volume tires look when new.
  44. Thread: Whistler 21/22

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    What was the issue? Were the bindings no longer...

    What was the issue? Were the bindings no longer indemnified? Were the skis Swiss cheese? Or was the shop being unduly difficult?
  45. A bit short, but Iím selling some 182 Moment...

    A bit short, but Iím selling some 182 Moment Garbones (112 version). Located in Canada.
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    Iíll be interested to hear your impressions when...

    Iíll be interested to hear your impressions when you get them on snow. If you read my posts a couple pages back, I found them grabby and unpredictable from the factory, making me suspicious that the...
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    Bump for the Sunday evening crowd.

    Bump for the Sunday evening crowd.
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    Yeah, that's my experience with my Menace 98s and...

    Yeah, that's my experience with my Menace 98s and M-Free 108s. Some skis on the recommended line need to be skied forward and feel like there isn't enough tail behind you for completing turns or to...
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    FS: 182 Moment Garbones (112 waisted version)

    I will probably regret this, but these have been sitting in the closet basically unused for a few years and I need to make some room.

    I’m selling some Moment Garbones in 182 length. These are the...
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    So far, my 187 Menace 98s and 192 M-Free 108s...

    So far, my 187 Menace 98s and 192 M-Free 108s feel perfect and balanced on the recommended lines, though I am someone who grew up racing and likes to drive the tips. If it were me, Iíd have no reason...
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