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Added 6 photos to Not-actually-riding
Oct 1, 2015 at 14:26Oct 1, 2015
Oct 1, 2015 at 14:18Oct 1, 2015
This is my all-mountain whip. It's incredibly versatile and easy to pedal around. It was suggested to me as an XC bike for a DH guy, and that's a good description. I've ridden it in Squamish and around the Vancouver Island and Hornby areas. Everything is stock, except for the big-ass chrome Chromag handle bar, the Specialized seat (so comfy for a tiny race seat), and the Reverb dropper post. Shock, fork, and brakes get professionally serviced yearly (because I can't do a good job of it myself so I don't even try). Reverb post has a bigger diameter hydraulic line on it because the stock line kept plugging; apparently this is a common solution and it's worked great since. I just replaced all the bearings in the frame pivots in late Sept 2014, and all is well (one of them was creaking so I did them all). Everything is in good shape. I've loved this bike and taken care of it, which is true for all my bikes. I can send more pictures if requested. I can meet up any time to show the bike, and I can deliver it to the lower island area or potentially the lower mainland area. I can sell it for less without the dropper post if that's better. Factory Description Giant's Reign 1 boasts 152mm of fully active, Maestro-equipped rear suspension that will take your riding to the next level. In front, the Fox fork with tapered steerer and stiff 15mm through axle helps you blast through rock gardens and rough sections of gnarly trail. Plus, the bike's lightweight aluminum frame surges forward, free of pedal-bob, for incredible power and traction on the climbs. The Reign rolls on DT Swiss wheels with Kenda Nevegal tires while Avid Elixir discs provide their awesome modulation when you need to scrub some speed. And, Shimano's 10-speed drivetrain ensures you'll always have the perfect gear. Frame ALUXX SL-Grade Aluminum, 6" Maestro Suspension Fork Fox 32 Float RL w/ 15QR Thru Axle and Tapered Steerer, 150mm Travel Shock Fox RP2 Boostvalve w/ XV Sleeve Components Handlebar Giant Connect SL, Low Rise 31.8 Stem Giant Connect SL Seatpost Giant Connect SL, 30.9 Saddle Fi'zi:k Gobi XM (Giant LTD Edition) w/ K:ium Rails Pedals Not Included Drivetrain Shifters Shimano SLX M660 Rapidfire, 3x10 Speed Front Derailleur Shimano SLX, Direct Mount Rear Derailleur Shimano SLX Shadow, Top Normal, 10-Speed Brakes Avid Elixir 5 (Giant LTD Edition), [F] 185mm [R] 160mm Brake Levers Avid Elixir 5, Giant LTD Edition Cassette Shimano HG81 11x36, 10 speed Chain Shimano HG-74 Crankset Shimano SLX, 24/32/42 Bottom Bracket Shimano Press Fit Wheels Rims DT Swiss E540 Hubs [F] Giant Tracker Sealed/CNC w/ 15mm Axle, [R] Shimano Deore, 32h Spokes Stainless Steel, 14/15g Tires Kenda Nevegal, 120 tpi, 26x 2.35 Folding
Added 2 photos to 2011-Trek-Session-88
Oct 1, 2015 at 14:02Oct 1, 2015
Oct 1, 2015 at 14:01Oct 1, 2015
This is my bike park whip. It's incredibly fast. It was Treks top of the line DH race bike in 2011. Everything is stock. The fork has a green spring, and the shock has a 550 coil. I also have a 500 coil that can go with the bike. Shock, fork, and brakes get professionally serviced yearly (because I can't do a good job of it myself so I don't even try). I just replaced all the bearings in the frame pivots in late Sept 2015 and haven't ridden it since. Everything is in great shape. I've loved this bike and taken care of it, which is true for all my bikes. I can send more pictures if requested. I can meet up any time to show the bike, and I can deliver it to the lower island area or potentially the lower mainland area. Factory Description Grab your armor and full face, and we'll see you at the bottom! You'll find new lines on every run, or you'll make your own with Trek's Session 88 DH. This world-class DH rig takes an Alpha Red aluminum frame and adds Fox's massive 40 FIT RC2 fork up front with 203mm of some of the smoothest travel out there. Out back Fox is in control again with a sweet DHX RC-4 coil shock delivering 203mm of madness with Trek's Full Floater suspension design and their Active Braking Pivot. The ABP lets Avid's big Elixir brakes do their thing while keeping your rear wheel glued to even the nastiest terrain. Add Bontrager Big Earl wheels, SRAM X.O shifting and the 88's DH-specific geometry and you'll realize that view from the top step of the podium is as sweet as they say. Frame & Fork Frame Construction TIG-welded Frame Tubing Material Alloy Fork Brand & Model Fox 40 Fit RC2 w/Ti Coil Spring, 203mm travel Fork Material Single Rear Shock Fox DHX RC4, 203mm travel Components Component Group Mountain Mix Brakeset Avid Elixir CR Shift Levers Sram X.0 Front Derailleur MRP G2 SL Rear Derailleur MRP G2 SL Crankset Shimano Saint, 38T teeth Pedals Wellgo MG-1 Bottom Bracket Unspecified BB Shell Width Unspecified Rear Cogs 9-speed, 12 - 26 teeth Chain Unspecified Seatpost Bontrager Rhythm Elite, 31.6mm diameter Saddle Bontrager Evoke 4 Handlebar Bontrager Big Earl Handlebar Extensions Not included Handlebar Stem Race Face Atlas Direct Connect Headset Cane Creek Frustum SE Light Wheels Hubs Bontrager Big Earl Disc Rims Bontrager Big Earl Disc, 32-hole Tires 26 x 2.5" Maxxis Minion DHF - See more at: http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/BikeSpecs.aspx?year=2011&brand=Trek&model=Session+88#sthash.pQveOTvT.dpuf
Added 2 photos to 2010-Norco-Vixa
Oct 1, 2015 at 13:49Oct 1, 2015
Oct 1, 2015 at 13:48Oct 1, 2015
This is my wife's bike park whip. It still looks and rides like a new-ish bike. It's a stock build, except that the brakes were replaced with Shimano brakes one step up because the stock brakes were terrible, and the tires were replaced with 2.5 Maxxis Mobsters because they are huge and grippy. The fork, shock and brakes have been professionally serviced yearly (because we aren't good at it and don't even try). I can send more photos if requested, or meet up any time to show the bike. She's loved riding this bike and has taken great care of it. I can deliver the bike to the lower island area, or potentially the lower mainland. Factory Description: Women like to go big, too, so Norco offers Darcy Turenne's signature bike, the Vixa, just for you. Its super-tough aluminum frame boasts up to 160mm of plush travel, which means this beautiful beast of a bike is yearning for all the hucking, carving and sick drops you can throw at it. You'll love the Marzocchi fork that lets you adjust the travel from 120mm to a buttery 160mm for conquering the toughest of terrain, and you can't beat the FSA/Shimano drivetrain, Shimano disc brakes and the burly Alex rims wrapped in knobby Kenda tires for one ravishing ride ready to dominate! STOCK BUILD SPEC'S: Frame & Fork Frame Construction TIG-welded Frame Tubing Material Aluminum Fork Brand & Model Marzocchi 55 TST2 Air Fork Material Single Rear Shock Fox DHX Air 4.0, 152mm travel Components Component Group Mountain Mix Brakeset Shimano BR-M575 w/180mm front/Shimano BR-M575 rear brakes, Shimano BR-M575 front/Shimano BR-M575 Hydraulic rear levers Shift Levers SRAM X.5 Front Derailleur Shimano Deore Rear Derailleur SRAM X.7 Mid Cage Crankset FSA Moto X Pedals Wellgo Alloy Platform Bottom Bracket FSA Mega EXO BB Shell Width Unspecified Rear Cogs 9-speed, 11 - 32 teeth Chain KMC Z-9000 Seatpost Alloy Double Bolt Saddle WTB Deva Handlebar FSA HB-FR330A-OS Handlebar Extensions Not included Handlebar Stem FSA Gap OS Headset 1 1/8" threadless FSA TH-857 Wheels Hubs Front: Norco Sealed Bearing 20mm, Rear: Norco sealed bearing 135 x 12mm Rims Alex DP-20 Tires 26 x 2.5 Maxxis Mobster Spoke Brand Stainless Spoke Nipples Unspecified - See more at: http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/BikeSpecs.aspx?year=2010&brand=Norco&model=Vixa#sthash.dRCCA4eg.dpuf
El-Reedo mikekazimer's article
Oct 23, 2013 at 19:16Oct 23, 2013
Fox Announces Voluntary Recall of Certain 2013 Evolution Series Forks
I hope the person whose wheel came off is OK..... Fox make a good product. Every frame/suspension-system/component will wear out or brake if you ride it hard enough. This sport is dangerous, lest we forget.
El-Reedo mikelevy's article
Aug 9, 2013 at 23:21Aug 9, 2013
Prototype Specialized DH Bike - SPY SHOT
Testing a bike in Whistler during Crankworx..... that's a good way to prevent people from seeing it.
El-Reedo claw's article
May 30, 2013 at 13:45May 30, 2013
The 2013 Bearclaw Invitational Details
I went there every year I was on the island; I even came from Whistler to ride Mt Washington. Their operation got smaller and smaller over the past few years. Last year was pretty rough riding, for many reasons (weather, minimal trails open, minimal trail maintenance). I appreciate that business is business. No money coming in means no money should be going out. But Mt Washington had the opportunity to invest in better trails, but they chose not to. Their choice. In response, fewer people were going. Our choice. I doubt that this event will have a big turn-out if there's no chairlift riding. "If you build it, they will come."
Photo by El-Reedo