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iamthechad rilor's article
Mar 8, 2013 at 18:55Mar 8, 2013
Characters: Bill McLane - The Workhorse
I've had the good fortune to work with Bill a couple of times now. He's a stand up guy who's likeable the moment you meet him. This is awesome exposure for him and he absolutely deserves it! I love that he talked about grades, drainage, debarking and trail longevity. These are concepts that seem to be beyond a lot of people yet they're essential to the big picture. This is why he's not just just another guy with shovel and chainsaw. He's a BUILDER.
iamthechad mikelevy's article
Nov 27, 2012 at 8:52Nov 27, 2012
The Argument For Short Travel Bikes - Opinion
The part about the bike having a conversation with you about the trail is brilliant. From a builder's perspective, I notice that people do less damage to trails when they match the bike to the terrain they're riding.
Apr 11, 2012 at 9:38Apr 11, 2012
Size medium 17.5 inch. Overall condition is really nice considering it's a few years old. I take good care of my gear. Frame is a 2006 model and I upgraded the rear shock to a Manitou Swinger 4 way. The floating pivot Quad Link rear suspension is one of my favorites. Fork is a 2008 or 2009 Marzocchi 55 ATA TST. Travel on both the frame and fork are adjustable from 4 to 6 inches of travel without tools making this an extremely versatile bike as you can go from cross country to all mountain geometry and travel with a couple of levers. Total weight is a respectable 30 pounds with the pedals. Wheels are Bontrager Rhythm comp 20 mm front QR rear. Tires are Kenda Nevegal 2.35. Brakes are Avid Elixer CR with 8 inch front rotor and 6 inch rear. It has Sram X7 shifters and rear derailleur with a Shimano Deore front derailleur. Headset is a Cane Creek S8. Cranks are Truvativ Stylo with Shimano DX clipless pedals. I swore I would never sell this bike but if you look at my buy/sell history, I've got a bit of a collecting problem. Cash for local sales or paypal only if shipped. Shipping would be $125 for western Canada, $175 to eastern Canada and $250 to the USA.
Apr 11, 2012 at 9:21Apr 11, 2012
20 mm axle. 203 mm XT centerlock rotor. Excellent condition, no wobbles, dings or cracks. Cash on pickup or paypal only if shipped. Shipping is $25 to western Canada, $35 to eastern Canada and $45 to the USA.
Apr 5, 2012 at 8:46Apr 5, 2012
150 mm travel frame size 15.5 inch. 3x10 SRAM drive train. Press fit BB with 170 mm carbon SRAM cranks. X7 shifters, X7 FD and X9 RD. DT Swiss M1800 wheels. Fox TALAS 32 fork and Fox DRCV RP2 rear shock. Avid Elixer R brakes with 185 mm rotors front and rear. Bar, stem, saddle, seat post and tires are all Bontrager. The only blemishes worth mentioning are a 1 cm x 1.5 cm paint chip on the top tube from another brake lever rubbing during transport and the white grips don't look so great any more. All funds from the sale are going to IMBA Canada. The International Mountain Bicycling Association is a non-profit organization that advocates for legal trail access all over Canada and promotes sustainable trails for all. Shipping will be $100 in western Canada, $150 to eastern Canada and $200 to the USA.
Mar 27, 2012 at 17:29Mar 27, 2012
Front hose is 80 cm and rear is 130 cm. IS mount front and rear with IS adapters. 210 mm front rotor and 190 mm rear. Semi metallic pads that are installed are still have lost of life. Included are 1 extra pair of semi metallic pads and 2 pairs of high heat ceramic pads. Full ceramic pads are incredible as they're nearly silent, never fade and they grab like nothing else. These take mineral oil instead of brake fluid. Because of this, I only use Shimano and Magura brakes now. Mineral oil is non caustic and doesn't break down under heat nearly as quickly as brake fluid. It's also hydrophobic so moisture contamination is less of an issue. Cash on pick up or paypal only if shipped. Shipping is $15 in western Canada, $20 in eastern Canada and $25 to the USA.
Mar 27, 2012 at 17:17Mar 27, 2012
Front hose is 77 cm and rear is 130 cm. Comes with CPS bolts and washers. No rotors or adapters. Pads have minimal wear. Cash on pick up or paypal only if shipped. Shipping is $15 in western Canada, $20 in eastern Canada and $25 to the USA.
Mar 27, 2012 at 16:45Mar 27, 2012
Almost new. DH casing, wire bead and super tacky 40a rubber. I will include 2 presta DH tubes as well. Pickup only.
Mar 27, 2012 at 16:18Mar 27, 2012
New take off. I don't know what the rails are made of since they're not labelled. Cash on pick up or paypal only if shipped. Shipping is $10 in western Canada, $15 in eastern Canada and $20 to the USA.