Video: The Bikes Ridden By Everyday Riders - Daily Driver Bike Checks

Apr 6, 2021
by Pinkbike Originals  


Join us for another episode of Daily Driver Bike Checks at the base of Vedder Mountain. This time Tom and Christina team up to track down as many riders (in between laps) to showcase all that the Fraser Valley has to offer.








130 Comments

  • 139 1
 I love these posts -- while I enjoy reading about the latest greatest $10,000 bikes, it's a great reminder that most people out there are riding bikes like mine and having an absolute blast on them. Keep 'em coming!
  • 52 2
 For sure! Which is why I love filming these. I get to connect with real people out on their rides and they're always having so much fun! Keeps me stoked on the sport for sure.
  • 16 0
 These posts always make me appreciate what I have and reconsider what I wish I had.
  • 67 1
 The druid is up for sale on buysell. I guess he couldn't re-coil from the financial burden.
  • 35 0
 I see what you did there. I could, but having a Druid and a Dreadnought makes no sense to me. Time for a hardtail and a Dreadnought.
  • 7 0
 @chwk: damn, but youre right bikes are too close to each other. having 2 dreambuilds for almost the same riding is always sad for the bike not being used
  • 20 0
 @Korbi777: I figured they would be wildly different and that the dreadnought would be reserved for park duty but I did 22km and 4000' of climbing on it the other day with some burly downhill on it. Really not a huge difference. Could probably build the Druid up for lighter trail duty, but I think a hardtail will fit the bill better for winter riding.
  • 6 0
 @chwk: yes, build a hardtail. hardtail>
  • 3 0
 @Korbi777: Twice the bike, half the mechanicals?? Maybe, maybe not
  • 3 0
 @chwk: yeah man! I have a dreadnaught and a chromag surface!
  • 1 0
 @christinachappetta: Yeah, I always like to have spares so I can keep riding while one (wheel, fork, shock, et c.) is down for maintenance. I don't have a spare bike yet, but it's in my plans... Just at some time when you can actually find bikes again.
  • 2 0
 @chwk: Yup. Did the Stumpy EVO and a Chromag Primer. Numbers are almost the same, but for local rides and non-shuttle days, I just keep finding myself on the hardtail because it's still such a rally machine.
  • 1 0
 @christinachappetta: i can imagine some essential parts are good to have spares, but two bike that high end is quite some spare.
  • 2 0
 @teagues: Similar here, Capra 29 and GG Pedalhead 29. I built up the Pedalhead last winter with the intention of it being more of a winter/trail bike and have found that I ride it a ton more than I thought I would, and nice to have spare bike for friends or when one is down for maintenance, or just to go for a more mellow ride that doesn't require full squish. Capra comes out for days more focused on going downhill.
  • 1 0
 @ltharris: After my 2006 trance 2 got stolen, I got a hardtail and rode it for a season. Was really fun even with a cheap suntour fork. Made me clean up my riding quite abit.
  • 1 0
 @DhDWills: sorry to hear about your bike getting stolen. im glad you got to try a hardtail, its always a good refresher for those who havent ridden one in a while
  • 50 0
 "Shammy or no Shammy?"... Pardon? HAHHAHAAAH!!!!
  • 32 1
 I actually don't think he knew what I was talking about hahahah so good!
  • 34 0
 That Transition owner knows the score. I get a bit emotional just looking at that 888 RC3 Ti in the classic silver/grey colour.
I'd really love to try 29in versions of the 66 and 55 RC3 ti on my current MTBs.
  • 14 0
 Apparently he collects bikes like this and builds them up! He has 4 similar builds at home hahah amazing!
  • 6 0
 "Mare-Zockey"? We've always said "Mars-Okie"
  • 1 0
 @suspended-flesh: it should be ridden as it is "Marzocchi" no end in "y" no "e" actually, and a strong RZ
  • 3 0
 @NicolaZesty314: Mille grazie, but can you spell it out in Merican, please?
  • 4 0
 I had a Boxxer/ Fox 40 / Marzo 380 and BOS Idylle. The 380 and Idylle are my favorite. Easily tunable and pretty reliable.

Since I have the 380 I don't have any more hand pain.
  • 5 0
 Does he know he can fit a 27.5 wheel in that 888?
  • 3 1
 @suspended-flesh: English not being phonetic makes that difficult.
  • 2 0
 @dirtyburger: So it's not marz-O-kee? How hard can it be to describe? Even to we US dullards.
  • 1 0
 @NicolaZesty314: so maRZ-o-kei?
  • 2 1
 Marzocchi, rhymes with jockey.
  • 1 1
 @suspended-flesh: Mars eu chi
  • 1 1
 @suspended-flesh: check the italian pronounciacion, I reckon that's the correct one: translate.google.com/?sl=it&tl=en&text=marzocchi&op=translate
  • 1 0
 @dirtyburger: English is approx. 50% phonetic
Anyone with a basic understanding of Italian words in usage in English should surely be able to pronounce Marzocchi?!
American tends to extend and emphasize the 'o' sound in Spanish/Italian words (eg the common massive mis-pronunciation of 'adios')
  • 2 0
 @SSBone: probably not, but it a 2.4 DHR II fits just fine.
  • 2 0
 When I was working there, I once had some argue with me on the phone over how Marzocchi was pronounced... His wife was a classically trained opera singer, blah blah blah....

My response "All I know is how Mr. Marzocchi pronounces it..."

And that was Mar-zoke-e
  • 1 0
 @lumpy873: That's what I thought and why "Mare-zockey" struck a sour note Thanks!

P.S. We also used to call them 'Zokes. I liked my original Bomber back in the day
  • 2 0
 Right, here's my stab at an IPA (the alphabet, not the beer) transcription of Marzocchi:

/mɐɾ'zɔki/

Not sure if it's enough to use the longer /ɔ/ or if there should be a geminated /kk/ instead of just /k/ after it. Or I might have just got it completely wrong Wink
  • 22 0
 Deckal...
  • 1 0
 Deknals. That spoiler is whack.
  • 28 7
 More traildogs.
  • 52 3
 Trail dog check?!
  • 4 3
 @christinachappetta: YES TRAIL DOG CHECK PLEASE!! i volunteer my girl! she sent a 10ish foot drop one of the first rides she went on LOL she's wild, she loves biking more than anything
  • 10 1
 @crysvb: I like it! But the trail human should have to show that they're carrying a poop bag or else they're disqualified.
  • 2 1
 Check the stance on Spruce! Such a good boy.
  • 2 1
 @christinachappetta: yeah! Dogs in slow Mo.... my dog Lilah is mad for it and has a trail going round like a helicopter as she runs! Much better at doubles than I am unfortunately! Smile
  • 4 1
 @crysvb: Haha that's awesome, we had to be careful with my friend's dog (may she rest in peace), she would send anything that wasn't a double. She followed us into a pretty burly step down (thought for sure it was too big and she'd run around the bypass trail) and a couple people scouting it lost their f'ing minds, we just kept charging but I could hear them yelling, "DUDE THAT DOG JUST SENT THE STEPDOWN!" awww now I miss her...
  • 4 0
 @christinachappetta: Guess the silhouette trail dogs edition
  • 13 1
 Had a 888 world cup back a bunch of years ago and did it ever feel great. Ultra plush, sucking up every little bump. Seamless ramp up into a completely bottomless feeling. Even the best of all air forks these days only feel 888 good, dude isn't wrong.
  • 6 0
 The RC3 Ti was nuts. Most sensitive fork I have ever ridden- open bath coil is not en vogue but still performs flawlessly.
  • 3 0
 I rode a 888 WC ATA and I had a similar experience. I never even had issues with my ATA spring. And yeah, no fork I've ridden since then has given me that feel. Even with the Air Spring, that fork was mind-boggingly buttery.
  • 2 0
 was reliable but was just way too linear tbh Still really liked my 888 evo ti, it survived a whole summer of whistler laps without flinching. The best thing was the build quality and how it looked old school. The 380 was decent too!
  • 1 0
 @NotNamed: yea dude. Just looked up the specs on my old 07 Norco Team DH. WC 888 RC2X Ti Spring/ Ni Stanchions. So good.
  • 17 1
 I liked Spruce the most
  • 10 1
 Spruce for sure stole the show. It's all about the dogs really.
  • 1 0
 spruce is a good dog name. especially for a bike dog
  • 13 3
 ..........26.....4.....life
  • 4 0
 best wheel size ever!
  • 2 0
 @EC1ark: i love my 2 650s but adore all my 26ers
  • 9 0
 I bloody loved my old TR450.
  • 1 0
 One of the nicest looking frames to date imo. Besides the TR250, of course. Shame it's so tiny and shame the TR500 doesn't even come close for looks.
  • 1 0
 @Muckal: yeah but the TR11 is a straight stunna!
  • 9 0
 Certainly that Chromag has the winning formula.
  • 1 2
 @kilazilla *inserts other outstanding pun in reply*
  • 14 6
 We need a traildog check....
  • 48 28
 If I have to break check for one more "trail dog" I'm gunna lose it. I don't care about your opinion of your "trail dog" they are annoying as f*ck.
  • 12 4
 @ridingofthebikes: Yeah I agree, its annoying to ride with a dog, but damn they are cute
  • 7 3
 @brandaneisma: I totally agree! I find these Daily Driver videos with Christina and Tom are super, but I gotta admit that at least for me, the dogs always steal the show! Each doggie is a one-off, full-custom job!
  • 10 11
 @ridingofthebikes: You're getting pissy, go ride your bike.
  • 10 6
 @ridingofthebikes: even the grinch likes dogs. You got some issues to work out.
  • 11 5
 @ridingofthebikes: "Brake" checking... Wow buddy, that sounds horrible. I can't imagine, me, my friends or loved ones being affected by something so terrible.
  • 1 6
flag ridingofthebikes (Apr 6, 2021 at 11:49) (Below Threshold)
 @mammal: Right?
  • 8 9
 @stormracing: Ya but he's rude max still annoyed him. I dont hate dogs for the record. I hate dog people.
  • 4 14
flag ridingofthebikes (Apr 6, 2021 at 11:50) (Below Threshold)
 @Peally: Dont tell me what to do. And shut your mouth when you talk to me.
  • 6 0
 So tell me about your bike , it looks custom - yeah it’s how I got it though , think someone called Canfield made it .
  • 6 0
 “Shammy or no shammy?” .... “Uh pardon?”
  • 5 0
 "What are these really cool accessories on your handlebars?"
...lights?
lol
  • 4 0
 Love the variety. Nice seeing someone with the same bike as me as well, although I ditched the "handlebar accessories" when daylight savings time rolled around. Smile
  • 5 1
 hahah loved that! She was prepared for riding out in the dark. Love it!
  • 3 1
 Chamois no chamois? Hey not to step on the humor of a fun thing by taking it too seriously, but I'm curious about this. Inspired by this question coming up on PB a few times I've done a few trail rides in a range of liners from skimpy to chamois, and I'm surprised. I got my first chamois with my first mtb at age 11 and got the message that these things just go together. I never questioned it, just imagined it'd be anywhere from less comfortable to debilitating to go without. Is it that a 15 km weekday loop is just not enough saddle time to matter? That some seats have gotten really good? For reference, I'm wearing skinny BMX pants unless it's unbearably hot these days, and maybe they help take care of your butt
  • 3 0
 good question. I've been trying out no chamois lately and I've felt about the same soreness......
  • 2 0
 No two butts are identical. I ride in my street clothes (boxer shorts and Levi's 501 jeans) and never have any chafing or other issues, even on a 100 mile road ride. Others aren't so lucky.
  • 1 8
flag suspended-flesh (Apr 6, 2021 at 13:30) (Below Threshold)
 Never tried it. What is it some wonder fabric? Sounds Roadie so I pass. I will never know what a 'Bib' is either. Dafuq
  • 1 0
 Chamois at the beginning of the season. Loose it halfway through.
  • 2 0
 @suspended-flesh: username checks out.
  • 5 0
 This Forbidden bike is very attractive!
  • 4 0
 First time I've seen skin wall tires look good
  • 1 0
 @VtVolk: nice try, Maxxis rep!

the real answer is that skinwalls NEVER look good!
  • 3 0
 Love these videos , keep them coming.
Maybe you can also consume shredding videos with the common folks? Like a trail section Wink
  • 1 0
 @Navarchus - daily driver, lunch laps.....
  • 2 0
 Christina, love the post. What's the chance of a once a week, during season of course. I'm guessing this was your idea but I seam to remember something similar not long ago.
  • 1 0
 Mmmmmmm. All that Marzocchi goodness.

The 888 was the best damn fork ever. I used to ride a Demo 9 with one. Absolutely nothing made today feels as good as that bike did with a coil shock and that fork. Absolutely smooth as glass with little to no servicing. Just change the oil and every now and then. That’s it!
  • 5 0
 Quality content.
  • 2 0
 Good video! Real riders just like us. I liked the Chromag hard tail. Simplicity, sportiness, fun and back pain at its best. Cheers!
  • 3 0
 My fav bike is the one that has gone through the most pairs of tires, brake pads, chains and cassettes.
  • 2 0
 Still on the Rootdown waiting list.... I'm sure ill get me email any day! Blank Stare
  • 1 0
 Chamois/ No chamois.... Since I switched to Chromag Trailmaster there has been no need for chamois! In fact, there's no need for pants at all.
  • 1 0
 Screw the bikes... @christinachappetta: outdoor UGG boots FTW!!! I want some!

That being said, I miss my old 888's.. my orange factory Fox38's suck in comparison.
  • 1 0
 That TR450 with the Bomber fork and 26 wheels...omg the world could have stopped turning at that point and we'd be in a better place.
  • 2 0
 I love seeing and hearing about people’s rides.
  • 2 1
 Looks wet and cold.....
I know the NW is home of some of the best riding, but I can't give up this 80* Tennessee weather.
  • 2 0
 Oof. I'm sweating just thinking about it. PNW cold is perfect for me!
  • 1 0
 What glasses is Christina rocking at the end of the video? Are they clear lenses or do they change with the sunlight?
  • 1 0
 No I couldn’t ,
Why not?
Florida doesn’t Ohhh yea yea
Right ,almost forgot you live in
Yea so anyway
What ever
  • 1 0
 eeshh....guess Terrence and Philip can't take a joke eh? Everyone's angry, all the time now....
  • 1 0
 @plinden1 you could be as cool as 4:28 if you bought the frame
  • 1 0
 Nevermind, clear guard, nice vid!
  • 1 0
 That is the end of the clear frame protection
  • 1 0
 At 1:47 is that a crack on the TR450 frame??
Hard to tell..
  • 1 0
 Looks like it... they do go there. Shh, don’t tell him!
  • 1 0
 It's the edge of some clear tape. In HD and screen you can see it makes a 90-degree turn and goes up the top tube.
  • 1 0
 Lovin' that Wolf howling at the moon mudgaurd (0.05)! Classic!
  • 1 0
 I knew I recognised that dog!! Yes Hamish and Rebecca!!
  • 1 0
 Woahhhhh Canadians accents are wildddddd
  • 2 3
 Forbidden build seems a little backwards, coil fork for extra traction but hard dual compound tires to save weight
  • 1 0
 This duo is too good.
  • 1 0
 #f@#koilslick
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