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Oct 6, 2016 at 22:05
Oct 6, 2016
bigdan30 mikelevy's article
Sep 15, 2016 at 20:56
Sep 15, 2016
Florian Nicolai's Rocky Mountain Slayer - EWS Round 7: Valberg, France
Let's be real you'll never decide on a new bike cause those new standards will never stop rolling in.
bigdan30 norcobicycles's article
Sep 7, 2016 at 21:07
Sep 7, 2016
Norco Torrent FS+ - First Look
@Travel66: While I can't agree that they come with "really basic components," (clutch derailleur, air-sprung fork, front and rear thru-axles on sealed hubs aren't terrible features, especially BOOST wow amazing boost boost boost) you make a fair call, which is why I'm pretty pleased to see them starting around $1100 this year. Also, my comment seemed kinda contradictory now that I re-read it; I was talking about two different tires in the same sentence. We don't usually stock Schwalbes at our store, because while they make a great tread, they just don't seem to hold up well. Our racers use them, but that's about it, and they usually buy the pricey Snakeskin version. The plus tires are the ones I meant we "can't say we've seen a chronic sidewall problem," and seem to hold up just the same as any regular tire. Also also, +1 on WTB durability (but on some rims...how tight are those beads).
bigdan30 norcobicycles's article
Sep 2, 2016 at 20:28
Sep 2, 2016
Norco Torrent FS+ - First Look
@ryan83: They don't seem any different than any other tire we sell. Around here, Schwalbes in general often don't last too long unless you're shelling out for Snakeskin, but can't say I've seen a chronic weak-sidewall problem. A little tidbit as well; not sure what your wife's skill level is, but we had a lady in her late 30's early 40's come to a demo day earlier this year that said when she comes up to roots or rocky sections on the trails, she tends to slow down so much or walk that she just didn't really find mountain biking that much fun, she mostly did it for the kids. First we sent her out on a $4000 Scott Genius and she was like ehh, it was alright, but she still kinda felt the same uneasiness about the trail. So we sent her out on a $2000 Scott Scale plus bike - and she came back just grinning. If your wife isn't a big ripper, she might love the extra tire; see if you can demo one somewhere back to back with a regular trail bike so she can decide that way. I wouldn't let the tire sidewall be a driver behind the purchase.
bigdan30 norcobicycles's article
Sep 1, 2016 at 22:38
Sep 1, 2016
Norco Torrent FS+ - First Look
Plus bikes are a weird thing. Great for somebody newer to the sport, and the hardtails make for fun second bikes. One dude bought a Sherpa to go bike-packing in Nepal, and another dude mounted a gun rack to the handlebars and uses it to hunt birds. I've put some miles on them, and I came to the conclusion that they aren't really a bike for anybody, but anybody could have a blast on them. It is what you make it; beginners get confidence, experts can destroy corners, and your weekend warrior can just plow over everything without having to worry about hurting at work on Monday. That being said, we don't have much for flow trails; our terrain is rocky, rooty, and often muddy, so these bikes make a bit more sense here than they might elsewhere.
bigdan30 norcobicycles's article
Sep 1, 2016 at 22:32
Sep 1, 2016
Norco Torrent FS+ - First Look
I thought the same thing when I saw it in the catalog, but honestly, in real life it doesn't look too bad at all. The shock mount and swoopy bars doesn't seem nearly as pronounced as they do in the pictures.
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May 14, 2016 at 14:19
May 14, 2016
Selling
May 14, 2016 at 14:16
May 14, 2016

Rocky Mountain Altitude 750 MSL, Large/19"

$3200 CAD
Oh hey, didn't see you there. Interested in purchasing my fancy bicycle? Of course you are. And if you're not, you should be. Up for sale is my 2014 Rocky Mountain Altitude 750 MSL (that means carbon) in size large, with a beautiful matte black, highlight and blue finish. This is truly one of the best one bike does everything bikes on the market. The Ride-9 pivot chip lets you tweak the geometry to the trail you're riding, whether you want a more slack headtube and lower BB for better descending, or the opposite for climbing, or in the middle for a great all around ride. The chip also changes the progressiveness of the shock and tunes it to rider weight; a fantastic little tool to make this a quiver killer of a bike. I've taken great care of it, and honestly it hasn't seen many miles (as you can tell from the pics). I haven't ridden nearly as much as I'd have liked to over the last season and a half. I've done some minor upgrades, including a matching Spank stem and Specialized saddle ($220 value), Shimano SLX brakes (can swap to original Elixirs if preferred, they still work great), and converted to a one-by drivetrain (I can also include the original rings and front derailleur if you'd prefer). There's still a lot of tread left on the tires, and the frame is in great shape (only some tiny scratches under the down tube from a tailgate pad). Specs are as follows: FORK: FOX 34 FLOAT 150 CTD 27.5 SHOCK: FOX FLOAT REMOTE CTD CUSTOM RACE VALVED, 150MM HEADSET: CANE CREEK TEN SERIES: IS42MM TOP / 52MM BOTTOM TAPERED STEM: SPANK SPIKE BEARCLAW EDITION, 50MM HANDLEBAR: RACE FACE EVOLVE 1/2 RISE, 750MM X 9° SWEEP GRIPS: ROCKY MOUNTAIN LOCK ON XC (brand new) BRAKES: SHIMANO SLX or AVID ELIXIR 5 HYDRAULIC DISC 180MM SHIFTERS: SRAM X7 MATCHMAKER TRIGGERS 2X10SPD FRONT DERAILLEUR: NONE or SRAM X7 S3 DIRECT MOUNT 2X10SPD REAR DERAILLEUR: SRAM X9 TYPE 2 ALL MOUNTAIN 10SPD CRANKS & CHAINRINGS: RACE FACE TURBINE, RACE FACE N/W or RACE FACE 36/22T BOTTOM BRACKET: RACE FACE PRESS FIT TEAM XC CASSETTE: SRAM PG-1030 11-36T 10SPD CHAIN: SRAM PC-1031 10SPD FRONT HUB: SRAM X7 / 6 BOLT / 15MM AXLE REAR HUB: SRAM X7 / 6 BOLT / 12 X 142MM AXLE SPOKES: DT SWISS COMPETITION RIMS: WHEELTECH INFERNO 25 BY SUNRINGLÉ TIRES: CONTINENTAL MOUNTAIN KING FOLDING 27.5" X 2.4" SEATPOST: ROCKSHOX REVERB STEALTH 30.9MM X 350-420MM SADDLE: SPECIALIZED HENGE 155MM CYAN PEDALS: SHIMANO SPD (for extra $20) MUDGUARD: CUSTOM DOLLAR STORE FISH CUTTING SHEET, BLUE Shoot me a message or text for any questions. Will ship internationally, but you're gonna cover the costs. $3200 CAD OBO. Cheers.

bigdan30 anthill's article
Nov 6, 2015 at 8:58
Nov 6, 2015
unReal Free Online Premiere
Mountain bikes and wild stallions ripping down a picturesque backdrop to an Ozzy track? I almost teared up a bit; it was so beautiful.
Jul 18, 2015 at 15:43
Jul 18, 2015
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