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03-03-19, 10:52 AM
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Posted By dminor

Thanks! Have to keep that in mind. When wife and...

Thanks! Have to keep that in mind. When wife and I get over there, w e're headed for Whistler; but need a baching outing sometime with friends and that might be just the thing. Always wanted to ride...
03-01-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By dminor

Haha, Squamish isn't exactly newbie territory....

Haha, Squamish isn't exactly newbie territory. Blues are other people's blacks.

To the OP - - Kingdom Trails might be just the ticket and closer to you that a lot of other suggestions. Never been...
03-01-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,013
Posted By dminor

How many will it sleep? How much a night CDN?...

How many will it sleep? How much a night CDN? Cleaning fees/deposit/stuff like that? Any craigslist, AirBnB pages or anything?
02-15-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,115
Posted By dminor

Altruiste - - winner of the 2018 NAHMBS: ...

Altruiste - - winner of the 2018 NAHMBS:

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01-14-19, 12:35 PM
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Views: 1,749
Posted By dminor

My original information was evidently in...

My original information was evidently in reference to the old Truvativ ISIS BBs (and their compatibility with original Hollowtech BB cups)

I did some reading up and it appears the Howitzer XR uses...
11-30-18, 05:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,313
Posted By dminor

Sorry, just saw this post today. These are...

Sorry, just saw this post today. These are hitch-mount, so you will need a receiver hitch. A word of advice: go for the 2" stinger model if you can. I had to go 1 1/4" because my old Subaru had the...
11-27-18, 04:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,562
Posted By dminor

Will PM you. It has been an odyssey in...

Will PM you. It has been an odyssey in range-extension :)
11-27-18, 04:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,562
Posted By dminor

My 1x10 conversion has been trouble-free (except...

My 1x10 conversion has been trouble-free (except for smashing derailleurs, haha) through a number of metamorphoses - - which I'd probably credit to the Renthal narrow/wide ring I'm running. The crank...
11-27-18, 03:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,123
Posted By dminor

If you are just dabbling your feet in night...

If you are just dabbling your feet in night riding, the cheap china lights based on the older Cree XML T6 emitters put out decently dependable light that lights up the trail ahead enough for fast...
08-01-18, 10:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,295
Posted By dminor

Good advice. You are asking a lot of novice...

Good advice. You are asking a lot of novice questions about an entry-level bike. BikesDirect is probably not a place you should be purchasing from if you have no experience assembling a bicycle from...
06-26-18, 11:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,040
Posted By dminor

These are handy to help prevent that: ...

These are handy to help prevent that:

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06-22-18, 11:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,313
Posted By dminor

I highly recommend the Sportrider 4, WestWA. I...

I highly recommend the Sportrider 4, WestWA. I have an older Sportrider 3 that has done numerous trips to Whistler, Fernie, Sun Peaks, Stevens Pass, Port Angeles...you name it, besides local weekly...
06-20-18, 01:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 410
Posted By dminor

I have been using the Seven iDP Control Suit...

I have been using the Seven iDP Control Suit (https://7protection.com/us/product/control-suit/) for two or three seasons now Very comfortable, flexible and fairly thin, yet very protective too....
06-05-18, 04:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By dminor

I have the Lezyne Side Load Flow and it does OK....

I have the Lezyne Side Load Flow and it does OK. Bottle comes out/goes back in smoothly. As long as it's inside your frame, it will hold onto your water bottle.
I originally had mine in...
06-05-18, 04:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By dminor

Started before 2010 by some forward-thinking...

Started before 2010 by some forward-thinking mfrs. The need to impart more strength in the headtube area with less weight penalty than the older one-point-five standard. Trail bike design was on the...
05-29-18, 12:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,366
Posted By dminor

Most important difference IMO is head tube angle....

Most important difference IMO is head tube angle. Trail bikes are much more capable in part because they've finally adopted slacker head angles, making them much more stable at speed more...
05-24-18, 12:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,366
Posted By dminor

Yeah, it's just a bit of a boat-anchor, 26"...

Yeah, it's just a bit of a boat-anchor, 26" hardtaill with outdated geometry. Nothing wrong with it for the intended purpose. Going cheap because nobody can really give away 26ers anymore; and this...
05-22-18, 03:43 PM
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Posted By dminor

Getting a little long in the tooth but they still...

Getting a little long in the tooth but they still ride fine. 303R is a '67er' now - -27.5 front.
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05-16-18, 05:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 451
Posted By dminor

Very stable, I like it.. Will eventually have to...

Very stable, I like it.. Will eventually have to get one - - but I think I maybe should get a 16:9 GoPro first (mine's old 4:3 aspect ratio, haha) :D
05-11-18, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By dminor

Abysmal.

Abysmal.
05-09-18, 05:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,743
Posted By dminor

I believe the Kona may have that setup too. This...

I believe the Kona may have that setup too. This is a closeup of the 2015 Unit hub - - is that a standard carrier? Is yours like that pbass? If so, you may be in luck.
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05-09-18, 11:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,000
Posted By dminor

I've used a lever post and it worked fine. It's...

I've used a lever post and it worked fine. It's not quite as on-the-fly as a handlebar remote; your action has to be a little more deliberate because you're taking a hand off the bar to operate it....
05-09-18, 10:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,743
Posted By dminor

Kona makes a dropout with derailleur hanger...

Kona makes a dropout with derailleur hanger specifically for converting the Unit:
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05-08-18, 12:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,052
Posted By dminor

Guess I didn't read everything thru as well as I...

Guess I didn't read everything thru as well as I could have. Thought the OP wanted a compromise between granny and middle-ring gearing. Holy cow, if he wants that low and still be able to pedal...
05-08-18, 12:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,550
Posted By dminor

I have been away from this thread for a...

I have been away from this thread for a while...it's probably a good thing, haha.

I love threads like this; it gives a chance for all the retro-grouches to crawl out of the woodwork and post up...
05-08-18, 11:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,000
Posted By dminor

ANYONE who rides any kind of mountain bike can...

ANYONE who rides any kind of mountain bike can benefit from a dropper post. 'Getting behind the saddle' is an outdated "solution" to a problem that no longer needs to exist. With a dropper post, you...
05-07-18, 05:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,052
Posted By dminor

I'll throw on wrench in Kapusta's very fine and...

I'll throw on wrench in Kapusta's very fine and detailed explanation: There ARE offset inner rings that are 28t. They use the granny bosses but put the chainline in/near middle-ring position....
05-03-18, 04:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 779
Posted By dminor

If you have a long-cage or even a medium-cage...

If you have a long-cage or even a medium-cage derailleur, you have enough chain wrap capacity. A short cage won't quite cut it but I doubt very highly that's what you have. It sounds to me like the...
05-02-18, 04:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 779
Posted By dminor

Too bad you didn't just work out the 1x setup;...

Too bad you didn't just work out the 1x setup; you'd have been farther ahead for less money. You could have gotten a range-expander 42T cog (like a WolfTooth or other) that would have come with the...
04-25-18, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 865
Posted By dminor

Crap, I really hate what Photobucket did to...

Crap, I really hate what Photobucket did to hotlinking - - sorry.


I went back and redid it as an attachment inside BF. If you still can't see it, I'll email but it shouldn't be necessary.
04-25-18, 10:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 865
Posted By dminor

OK, this is the sizing/geometry chart for the...

OK, this is the sizing/geometry chart for the 2012 A.R.C. frame. Hope this helps.
04-25-18, 10:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 865
Posted By dminor

I'll dig back in my archives and see if I have...

I'll dig back in my archives and see if I have sizing specs on the ARC and get back today.
02-23-18, 06:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 702
Posted By dminor

Post Canyon.

Post Canyon.
02-21-18, 05:13 PM
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Views: 2,263
Posted By dminor

44mm headtube was for 1 1/8" integrated headset....

44mm headtube was for 1 1/8" integrated headset. The one-point-five (1.5, 1 1/2) standard that the lower end of a tapered steer tube uses is 49.6mm. There are adapter headsets like the Cane Creek...
01-12-18, 01:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,195
Posted By dminor

^^ :rolleyes:

^^ :rolleyes:
12-19-17, 04:39 PM
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Views: 870
Posted By dminor

Old adage used to be 'sit-and-spin' full...

Old adage used to be 'sit-and-spin' full suspension; but, as Kapusta says, designs vary and most are much-improved from when that was conventional wisdom. I run 1x10 and my 32/42 combo still isn't...
12-18-17, 06:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,195
Posted By dminor

The Elixir 5s that came on my bike were crap, so...

The Elixir 5s that came on my bike were crap, so I can only imagine 3s are even worse. Bleeding is a breeze with a two-syringe setup but that's the only positive word I have for Elixirs.


But I...
11-14-17, 05:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,416
Posted By dminor

Yeti DJ - - Bolt-on horiz dropouts...plus you...

Yeti DJ - - Bolt-on horiz dropouts...plus you could boost doubles all day long without breaking it :D
09-25-17, 10:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 957
Posted By dminor

There is absolutely no validity to that statement...

There is absolutely no validity to that statement whatsoever.
09-11-17, 02:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,005
Posted By dminor

SkiTracks said I hit 46 MPH on the Holy Rollers...

SkiTracks said I hit 46 MPH on the Holy Rollers trail at Sun Peaks this summer.
08-30-17, 10:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 929
Posted By dminor

Both yetis were factory grassroots program...

Both yetis were factory grassroots program purchases straight from Yeti: the 303R was a frame/shock-only that I built up with other sponsor parts; and the SB66 was a full bike, just in the 'budget'...
08-29-17, 05:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 929
Posted By dminor

Welcome back WGG! Gawd, I suppose you're gonna...

Welcome back WGG! Gawd, I suppose you're gonna say your married and have kids of your own now, haha. Edmonton, eh? Do you get over to kicking Horse or anywhere much?


Most of us old rabble ...
08-29-17, 05:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,003
Posted By dminor

Depends on what percentage you do of either. if...

Depends on what percentage you do of either. if you mostly ride park, you will not be happy with a long-travel trailbike, unless you intend on sticking to the blue flow trails all the time. Yes,...
06-26-17, 12:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,550
Posted By dminor

Upgrade it by replacing everything on it with a...

Upgrade it by replacing everything on it with a new bike.
03-20-17, 11:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,001
Posted By dminor

And a 10-speed chain.

And a 10-speed chain.
03-20-17, 11:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 614
Posted By dminor

Why don't you just measure the existing total...

Why don't you just measure the existing total stack height then subtract a few mm depending on what lower-stack headset you may also need to get away with a shorter-but-close cut steer tube?

...
03-20-17, 11:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 859
Posted By dminor

You will need to take the crank arm off to unbolt...

You will need to take the crank arm off to unbolt the 22t chainring from the back of the spider. As you found, you can worm the middle ring over the arms to get it off but the granny won't come off...
03-08-17, 11:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 788
Posted By dminor

That model of BigHit did not have the best...

That model of BigHit did not have the best iteration of the FSR. It was an OK-capable mini-DH at the time; and, in fact, a friend of mine and his son both had them and dabbled in some local DH racing...
02-28-17, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,055
Posted By dminor

Courtesy of Bike mag: ...

Courtesy of Bike mag:


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02-27-17, 02:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,239
Posted By dminor

Most outdoor stairs are not really that steep - -...

Most outdoor stairs are not really that steep - - they generally have a 7-in-12 to 6-in-14 or shallower pitch, which makes it only a 58% to 50% slope.
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