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andrewbikeguide mikekazimer's article
Jun 1, 2020 at 7:55
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Ridden & Rated: 12 of the Best 2020 Flat Pedals
Rebuild kit availability, cost and ease of changing bearings/ bushings would have been a useful addition to the article.
andrewbikeguide rossbellphoto's article
May 23, 2020 at 7:36
May 23, 2020
Bike Check: Ben Cathro's Santa Cruz V10
yes so annoying that they provide gobs of consistent fade free power
andrewbikeguide dan-roberts's article
May 22, 2020 at 12:13
May 22, 2020
Behind the Numbers: Norco Sight
@rrolly: I had the 2019 Sight with 36 FIT4 K 150 mm fork. I also happen to have the 2018 Range with a 36 RC2 K 170mm. The new Sight is a climbing machine and, other than speccing a shock on the L/ XL that does not have an adjustable LSC, they have nailed all the issues (minor) that I felt were weaknesses on the 2019 Sight. Steeper seat tube brings centre of the saddle 63 mm further forward (@ 802mm saddle height), it has a slightly longer wheel base, longer rear triangle, slacker head angle but slightly off set by the shorter trail of the fork. I have over forked it with a 170 mm Lyrik Ultimate RC2. It climbs better than my 2020 Optic actually as I am even more centred (steeper seat tube and 5mm longer chain stay). It totally bombs descents with more ease than the 2018 Range (despite the similar suspension numbers, and despite the Vorsprung tuned Fox suspension on the 2018 Range) as one is naturally more centred. I cannot rave on enough about being even more centred than I felt on the 2019 Sight (which was my best ever bike until the 2020 Optic and Sight became available). I am on a C9 Custom XL and I am 215 lbs riding weight. Ride Aligned suggests 235 psi for rear shock and 105 psi for fork. I ride fairly centred, clipped in and rarely sit back and drop my heels. Rockshox set up recommends 90 psi for the Lyrik. After quite a bit of focused suspension set up laps with a ShockWiz and the stop watch, I am running 95 psi, 0 HSC, +3 LSC and +7 RB (from open/ faster) on the fork. Shockwiz suggests 90 psi and an extra token but the fork is about to get the C1 Seal head and foot nut upgrade which should increase initial sensitivity, ride slightly higher through lesser hits and ramp up like it has an extra token at the same pressure. I am very happy with 255 psi with +6 RB on the rear SD Select +. Shockwiz suggests that I need to increase the LSC on the shock but I'll address that when I get Vorsprung to Tractive tune it. Sorry short answer is that it is SO much better than the 2019 Sight it is hard to describe.
andrewbikeguide jamessmurthwaite's article
May 21, 2020 at 14:25
May 21, 2020
Throwback Thursday: Jared Graves' World Champs Medal on an Enduro Bike
@DMdh: Yeah nah not if you can do a proper bleed.
Added 10 photos to Buysell
May 14, 2020 at 16:21
May 14, 2020
Selling
May 14, 2020 at 16:19
May 14, 2020

Norco Range C9 Di2 Custom

$6000 CAD
(original spec: https://www.norco.com/bike-archives/2018/range-c1/) This was my Whistler guide bike that was used from May 2018 until May 2019 (less use over winter), but I basically stopped riding it in 2019 as my 2019 Sight was so much fun to ride. Always meticulously maintained (I have OCD as far as bike set up and noise are concerned) and suspension serviced on or ahead of specified interval by Vorsprung Whistler. Please note which parts are BRAND NEW (ie never used), the full back up set of Di2 XTR parts (I hate not being able to ride on a road trip due to a broken part that cannot be replaced locally) as well as the meticulous custom wheel set ($2200 new). Frame: 2018 Range C9.1 size XL (Metallic Black & Gold) Fork: Fox 36 Factory RC2 Kashima 29” 170mm with Vorsprung Suspension Luftkappe w NS Billet hose clamp Rear Shock: Fox X2 Factory Kashima 205 x 60 (for 150mm travel) Headset: Acros sealed cartridge bearing ZS44/56 Crankset: SRAM Descendent 7K 175 mm w alloy 30T X-Sync II Chainring BRAND NEW Bottom Bracket: SRAM DUB PF92 BRAND NEW Chain guide: OneUp Components Chain Bash Pedals: NONE Shifter: Shimano XTR Di2 SW-M9050 shifter Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR Di2 RD-M9050 Rear Derailleur Cassette: e13 TRS 10-46T 11 speed Cassette Chain: Shimano XTR HG-901 11 speed chain System Controller: Shimano XTR Di2 SC-M9051 System Information Display (w Bluetooth) Battery: Shimano BT-DN110 Di2 internal battery (mounted in steerer) Brakes: Shimano XTR M9000 Race levers (carbon) w Saint M820 callipers Rotors: Front 203mm and Rear 180mm RT-86 rotors w NS Billet adapters. Pads: Shimano H03C finned metal pads Handlebar: Shimano PRO Tharsis Di2 carbon bar - 770mm Stem: Shimano PRO Tharsis Di2 35mm x 0º stem Grips: Ergon GE1 Slim grips BRAND NEW Wheelset: Rims: We Are One Composites Movement Agent 29 carbon (30mm inner) Hubs: Project 321 Boost XD 216 POE (quiet) Gold hubs Spokes: Sapim CX-Ray spokes. Front Tyre: Continental Der Baron Projekt Protection 2.4 Rear Tyre: Der Baron Projekt Protection 2.4 Front Axle: OneUpComponents 110 x 15 Axle F. Dropper: 9point8ca Fall line 175mm x 31.6 dropper post Remote: 9point8 Digit remote Saddle: Norco Duster BRAND NEW Frame, fork & cranks protected by Ridewrap. Suspension serviced at specified intervals by Vorsprung Suspension Whistler Spares: Shifter: Shimano XTR DI2 SW-M9050 shifter Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR DI2 RD-M9050 Rear Derailleur System Controller: Shimano SC-M9051 System Information Display (w Bluetooth) Battery: Shimano BT-DN110 Di2 internal battery Full set of e-tubes (wires) 2018 Norco Derailleur hanger BRAND NEW One Up Upper Guide - Green & bash guards BRAND NEW Fox 110 x 15 mm QR BRAND NEW Fox 36 tokens Fox X2 volume spacers 9point8 Fall line dropper re-build kit BRAND NEW Steel brake rotor bolts x 12 BRAND NEW NOTE THE BIKE DOES NOT INCLUDE THE XTR M9020 STAGES POWER METER CRANK SET (this is possibly available seperately) Selling as I no longer use it as the 2020 Sight does everything I need to do on a bike. I do not need to sell it to pay my rent, medical bills or buy my 2020 bike. So no low ball offers please. NO PART SALES (like I should even have to write this!) I can also swap the tyres for a BRAND NEW Maxxis DHF/ DHRII set if you prefer to roll on Maxxis. Without sounding unkind you either recognise the value of the build and parts for the asking price or you perhaps look for a different bike that better suits your budget. I would like it to go to a new home where it will be well loved and well used. It is an awesome bike, without a doubt (until my 2020 Sight arrived) one of the best all round bikes I have owned in 26 years of mountain biking. With the right rider it is capable of any trail in the world. I will consider shipping, via UPS/ Fedex, but the buyer pays Paypal fee, shipping charges and insurance. Happy trails.

Added 10 photos to Buysell
May 14, 2020 at 16:03
May 14, 2020
Selling
May 14, 2020 at 16:01
May 14, 2020

Norco Sight C9 Custom XL

$6000 CAD
This is my Chilcotin guide bike that was used from May 2019 until Feb 2020 (less use over winter). Always meticulously maintained (I have OCD as far as bike set up and noise are concerned) and suspension serviced on or ahead of specified interval by Vorsprung Whistler. Fox 36 not used on the bike from mid Sep 2019 as it was replaced by the Rockshox Lyrik. Please note which parts are BRAND NEW (ie never used) as well as the meticulous custom wheel set ($2200 new). 2019 Norco Sight C29 Custom Parts build: Frame: 2019 C9 XL frame (Olive Green & Pink) Fork: Fox 36 Factory FIT4 Kashima 150 mm with Vorsprung Luftkappe and Fractive 4 Tune w NS Billet hose clamp Shock: Fox DPX2 Factory Kashima rear shock Headset: FSA No 42 ACB with black FSA logos Crankset: SRAM X01 Eagle Carbon 170 mm w alloy 32T X-Sync II Chainring BRAND NEW Bottom Bracket: SRAM DUB PF92 BRAND NEW Chain guide: OneUp Components S3 Direct Mount Upper Guide BRAND NEW Pedals: NONE Shifter: SRAM Eagle XO1 AXS Shifter BRAND NEW Rear Derailleur: SRAM Eagle XO1 AXS Rear Derailleur BRAND NEW Cassette: SRAM Eagle XX1 XG-1299 Gold 10-50T Cassette Chain: SRAM Eagle X01 12 speed chain BRAND NEW Wheel set: Rims: WeAreOne Movement Insider Carbon (27 mm inner) rims Hubs: DT Swiss DT240 ISO6 Boost hubset (32H) w rear XD driver SpokesL Sapim CX-Ray spokes w Red Alloy nipples (matches the hubs) Front Tyre: Continental Der Baron Projekt Protection APEX 2.4” front - low kms Rear Tyre: Continental Der Kaiser Projekt Protection APEX 2.4” rear - low kms Front axle: Wolftooth Components Fox Front Axle 110 x 15 mm Handlebar: Raceface Turbine R 35mm diameter 8º sweep 20mm Riser (800 mm) bar BRAND NEW Stem: Raceface Turbine Basic 35mm x 50mm x 0º rise BRAND NEW Grips: Ergon GE1 Slim Black BRAND NEW Brakes: SRAM Code RSC Rotors: Centreline 200mm front & 180mm rear with North Shore Billet adaptors. Dropper: Fox Transfer Kashima 170mm x 31.6mm BRAND NEW Remote: Fox 1x BRAND NEW Saddle: WTB High Tail Pro BRAND NEW Toronto Cycles Ti bolts Frame protection: DYEDBRO EWS Topo pattern (colour too lines on clear matte) and 3M 8672 Tape. Spares: down tube bash pad 2019 Sight Derailleur hanger BRAND NEW One Up S3 Direct Mount Upper Guide - Green BRAND NEW Fox 110 x 15 mm QR BRAND NEW Fox 36 tokens BRAND NEW Steel brake rotor bolts x 12 BRAND NEW We Are One Insider Stealth rim stickers BRAND NEW This is a routine bike change-over sale for me. I do not need to sell it to pay my rent, medical bills or buy my 2020 bike. So no low ball offers please. NO PART SALES (like I should even have to write this!) I can also swap the tyres for a BRAND NEW Maxxis DHF/ DHRII set if you prefer to roll on Maxxis. Without sounding unkind you either recognise the value of the build and parts for the asking price or you perhaps look for a different bike that better suits your budget. I would like it to go to a new home where it will be well loved and well used. It is an awesome bike, without a doubt (until my 2020 Sight arrived) the best all round bike I have owned in 26 years of mountain biking. With the right rider it is capable of any trail in the Sea to Sky (albeit some of the spicier double black trails/ sections need to be ridden a little more carefully. I will consider shipping, via UPS/ Fedex, but the buyer pays Paypal fee, shipping charges and insurance. Happy trails.

andrewbikeguide benhildred's article
May 12, 2020 at 9:12
May 12, 2020
Climbing (and Descending) 55,000m in 30 Days in Queenstown
@benhildred: should have taken before and after measurements and photos of your legs! Awesome effort.
andrewbikeguide ForbiddenBike's article
May 9, 2020 at 7:43
May 9, 2020
Forbidden Bike Co. Introduce Ziggy Link For Mullet Conversions
@TreyDownhill: Big difference between 'tackle' and 'be competitive'.
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