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kliss pinkbikeaudience's article
Aug 15, 2018 at 13:26
Aug 15, 2018
Finished: The Froriders Ask Us Anything
@bretttippie: this, and a couple of other comments above about how to approach difficult riding (whatever that means to each individual) were really helpful. thx guys!
kliss mikekazimer's article
Jun 18, 2018 at 10:48
Jun 18, 2018
Review: Commencal's New Meta AM 29 Team
@mikekazimer: I am curious if you think we're at the point with these big 29r's where one would seriously consider one instead of a "traditional" DH bike? Especially if you are not a truly elite level rider and/or dont have routine access to a chairlift. Its heavy and so you can pedal it, but likely would rather not, and its fast enough that mortals wont ever push its limits anyway. is that a fair assessment?
May 11, 2018 at 10:39
May 11, 2018

Race Face SixC crankset 175mm

$350 CAD
2017 Race Face SixC 175mm crank set. New MSRP is over $600 CAD. These are warranty replacement. The one crank arm has less than two weeks use and the other is literally brand new. Background story is I had these on my Chromag hardtail that saw a fair bit of urban type riding - so lots of jumps, drops, hops, etc to flat pave/concrete. I weigh 200lb. apparently not a great combo for carbon cranks and the pedal inserts came lose. first one crank arm (replaced) and then the other crank arm a couple of weeks later so that was replaced. I then put a heavy duty regular aluminum crankset on the bike. I have the exact same SixC crankset on my full suspension bike that sees hard trail, alpine and DH use and they have been fine in that application. I have 32 and 34 tooth RF cinch chainrings that can be included in the price negotiation.

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May 11, 2018 at 10:15
May 11, 2018
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May 11, 2018 at 10:09
May 11, 2018

18.5" Trek Stache 5

$1200 CAD
Size 18.5" 2016 Trek Stache 5 complete bike 29+ wheels/tires. Tires are in good shape. Chainring, chain and cassette are brand new. I had to replace the stock rear brake with a SRAM Level T brake but the bike is otherwise stock and in excellent condition. A unique and fun bike with a surprisingly broad range of utility. Selling this and several other bikes/parts in my garage to hopefully fund the purchase of a new Stache.

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May 11, 2018 at 9:46
May 11, 2018
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May 7, 2018 at 14:16
May 7, 2018
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May 7, 2018 at 14:12
May 7, 2018

Large Chromag Stylus Frame & Fox 36

$550 CAD
2013 Chromag Stylus Size Large, White 135 QR rear axle, ISCG05, 73mm threaded BB, 31.6mm seat post, 44/56 ZS headset includes a Chris King headset and Easton stem includes a 2012 Fox 36 Float RLC 160mm travel fork just serviced with brand new seals and damper bladder; no scratches on the stanchions. this is a well used but loved frame/fork and so it has normal scuffs, scrapes and scratches as befitting a 5 year old bike. I drilled a hole for internal cable routed dropper post that is visible in the picture. A super burly bike frame that can do anything but likely better suited for goofing around and having fun rather than all day XC type rides. I was able to ride pretty much anything I could with my 160mm travel full suspension bike - slower and rougher ride of course but still lots of fun! Selling because I have a new DJ bike that was built up with the parts off this bike.

kliss RichardCunningham's article
Dec 4, 2017 at 14:15
Dec 4, 2017
Intense Announces Lower Retail Prices and Hybrid Direct-to-Customer Sales
but it is kind of a weird set up. yes its online and supposedly delivery thru a shop. but the prices haven't decreased with the move to that model. and in fact, if you're Canadian, everything is now in US dollars and so the price has actually increased. substantially. and when I asked at my LBS, they indicated it worked poorly enough that they were not interested in being the LBS tagged with a sale. To be clear, this LBS pretty much meets all the PB comment "criteria" for being an excellent shop - excellent mechanics, no pressure sales, support the local scene, etc. etc.
kliss briceshirbach's article
Sep 14, 2017 at 11:22
Sep 14, 2017
Behind the Scenes with G-Form
well... I think protection preferences are going to be very individual, likely based mainly on fit. I had a set of POC VPD 2.0 knee and elbow pads. certainly no ventilation with either. The knee pads worked great for me but the elbow pads were awful. I've crashed hard 3x this summer (on the same arm) and the elbow pad did nothing but slide up or down my arm each time. yes, its the best size for me. Based on some recommendations from snowboard racing friends, I ordered the g form pads. The fit, feel is certainly way better than the POC stuff. will see what it does in an actual crash but so far these seem much better. and I fail to see what POC's sponge material does that the G-form does not. they are both pliable and then firm up on impact.
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