Ride & work
Nov 15, 2018 at 8:32Nov 15, 2018
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Nov 1, 2018 at 19:42Nov 1, 2018
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Nov 1, 2018 at 14:27Nov 1, 2018
Now THAT Was a Bike - Cedric Gracia's 2004 Cannondale Gemini
Had that frame. Cracked right above the floating brake mount on the seat tube :(
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Oct 27, 2018 at 22:00Oct 27, 2018
Oct 27, 2018 at 21:59Oct 27, 2018
Stock as a rock 2007 Cannondale Prophet 5 Lefty Max front shock, Fox rear. Sram drive train. Avid mechanical brakes. This bike is in fantastic condition. The only thing it needs is a rider. Bike was not ridden often, most of the paint wear & tear is from a crap bike rack rather than trail time. Original chain is showing no more wear than a brand new chain. Tires are also just about perfect. If you want a great bike that can do double duty as a trail & XC bike here you go. From Mountain Biking Action test: "Highlights: Cannondale’s proprietary ?’Hot Box” is a CNC-machined hollow-core swingarm pivot that has a metal plate welded to it. Cannondale claims the Hot Box saves weight and delivers great lateral stiffness at the same time. The swingarm’s stays are what Cannondale refers to as a 3D bend construction. These relatively thin arches require no welding or hydra forming. Two shock mount options on the swingarm allow the Prophet rider to choose between two effective frame geometries: a cross-country mode (67.5-degree headtube angle) and a black-diamond mode (69-degree headtube angle). Best quote: “It loves tight and twisty trails (even with the wide bar), and it goes where you tell it to and sticks. The Lefty is a torsionally stiff powerhouse of a fork and the IRC tires are more than up to the job of backing up the fork’s performance” Bottom line: The Prophet 5 feels most at home on tight and twisty trails. Throwing in long or short, steep climbs is all the better. The Prophet will eat them up. This is a comfortable bike that will feel familiar to a wide range of riders and is especially welcoming to riders just getting into mountain biking. Since it was bred in the slimy conditions of the Northeast, it is a good choice for riders who don’t want to spend a lot of time servicing their bike. It leans heavily towards the cross-country racer side of trail riding, with its quick handling and like feel. A great trailbike for the rider not looking to push the downhill speed barrier, but who likes to be in the lead group at the top of the climb."
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Oct 26, 2018 at 22:06Oct 26, 2018
Oct 26, 2018 at 22:05Oct 26, 2018
Excellent condition. New seals & oil. Old seals were not leaking, but original. Installed new seals to make sure the fork was ready for another 20 years of service. Steerer tube 1 1/8 x 7 5/16 Fork is circa 1998, Fresh Enduro seals & Golden Spectro 7.5W oil (stock Marzocchi). The internals of the fork are in immaculate condition, no sign of wear. The old oil was in good shape as well. Externally the fork is in excellent condition but not perfect. One decal is slightly scratched & some paint has flaked off the drop out. As is common for any early Marzocchi's there are some casting flaws here & there. The Italians were mass producing these cast magnesium lowers in house & were concerned with durability over aesthetics. I've never found an early pre 2k Z2 with a flawless casting. This one has some odd casting marks near the disc brake tab (formula standard) and the non drive brake post mount. The marks are aesthetic only.
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Oct 24, 2018 at 10:19Oct 24, 2018
Oct 24, 2018 at 10:16Oct 24, 2018
Fresh seals and oil ready to rock! These forks last forever, feel incredibly plush and look great. 7 1/4" steerer length. 1 1/8" steerer diameter This fork will work well for trail & some light enduro. Tiger, Tokul, Raging River would be trails that would get the most out of the fork. Trails like Paradiise Valley or Black Diamond would be made smoother than ever. The roots and rocks would disappear with these incredibly sensitive forks. Yes they are used, a few scratches here and there. Fresh seals and oil means you shouldn't have to open these up for years unless you ride very often. Has compression and rebound adjust as well as air for preload. You should not use more than 5psi of air, the titanium coil should take care of most of the support. I use no psi & make sure to purge any air prior to riding. From Singletrackworld.com "44 RC3 Ti "The 44 RC3 Ti is Marzocchi's flag ship coil sprung fork that uses damping technology developed from the world championship winning 888 downhill fork. The 44 RC3 Ti is the "absolute do it all fork that is light enough for fast climbing and plush and precise for breathtaking downhill, making it the spiritual successor to the original, classic Z1 Bomber." The 140mm travel RC3 Ti features adjustable rebound and hi & low speed compression damping, mechanical pre-load with a low pressure air valve for small pre-load adjustments. A Titanium main spring helps to keep the weight down with alternative rate springs available from launch. Weighing in at 1850g. "
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Aug 19, 2018 at 22:34Aug 19, 2018
Video Highlights: Slopestyle - Crankworx Whistler 2018
I think the main reason was the weather, that smoke was relentless all week. . The two nights prior, the pump track race & dual slalom didn't have a ton of people there. Whistler in general was pretty tame. Or it could be that Whistler is now a worldwide destination after the Olympics. I think a lot of vacationers are pushing the younger crowd out. If you can't get a room at a reasonable price you just can't go. And families most likely out plan the rowdy crowd. I saw many 3 generation families from Europe having a great time, although they weren't there for CW. But the sport, this event & Whistler is maturing. It's not just filled with a bunch of guys in their teens and 20's riding at Whistler because there is no other place like it. Not anymore. The last Crankworx I went to was over a decade ago, it was a party no doubt & in comparison I was also disappointed in the crowd initially. The last 3 runs they opened up a bit. But I wouldn't blame the event really or the weather. In the end it's the stoked fans that didn't show up. That being said I had a blast & will never forget this trip.