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leon-forfar vernonfelton's article
Feb 13, 2017 at 11:58
Feb 13, 2017
Devinci Django Carbon 29 X01 - Review
@TheRaven: I guess the trail bikes have gotten a little heavier, but I bet the newer versions are MUCH more capable bikes than the ones that weighed a bit less 10 years ago.
leon-forfar vernonfelton's article
Feb 13, 2017 at 10:33
Feb 13, 2017
Devinci Django Carbon 29 X01 - Review
The shop I work in has a demo XO1 Django 29, and it is indeed in the 27 pound range (ours is medium and I think it was 27.4). Bikes are definitely not getting heavier with the exception of a few models. Even if they are maintaining a weight around 28 pounds, the parts have become soo much stronger than they used to. Look at downhill bikes for instance. 10 years ago, they were around 45-50 pounds. We have an XL V10 sitting on the shop floor that weighs 32.8 pounds without pedals and has room to lose more weight.
leon-forfar RichardCunningham's article
Feb 10, 2017 at 15:03
Feb 10, 2017
2017 Intense Tracer - Review
@Blawrence: we had the choice of whether we wanted to keep some of their bikes in our shop. But they only gave us the option of DH bikes.
leon-forfar RichardCunningham's article
Feb 7, 2017 at 15:46
Feb 7, 2017
2017 Intense Tracer - Review
Keep in mind that this is the top of the line model, and it spares no expensive on spec at that price. Pretty comparable to other brands with similar spec. But adding 3-4 pounds puts the base level at 33-34 pounds. Thats MUCH lighter than almost every DH bike today. Most DH bikes today that are around 35 pounds are considered pretty dam light.. The only bike i've seen be crazy light is a V10 (XL at 32.8 pounds) and the M16C with a custom build to be about the same. I admit that Intense are a bit out to lunch on their pricing at the low end as you can get a Carbon Devinci Spartan with similar spec for $5000 that weighs 32 pounds. But these bikes would out perform the living shit out of a bike from the early 2000s. The top end bikes are definitely going up in price with inflation, but the trickle down technology in the base levels has come a long way from back then.
leon-forfar RichardCunningham's article
Feb 7, 2017 at 15:34
Feb 7, 2017
2017 Intense Tracer - Review
The shop I work in carried Intense. Basically the Canadian distributor dropped Intense. Intense came to us, and wanted us to carry ONLY DH bikes, and no trail bikes. They said MEC was going to carry the trail bikes. Given that we never sell their DH bikes, and, if anything, sold a few trail bikes a year (always around cost because no one wants them), we declined. They seem to think MEC will do well of them, but no one buying a "boutique" bike is going to go to MEC for one. I think they are committing suicide in Canada with that move. Especially when you can get a Santa Cruz for cheaper, which has MUCH better warranty, and bearing warranty, and overall a better finish with better quality control..
leon-forfar pinkbikeaudience's article
Feb 2, 2017 at 10:09
Feb 2, 2017
Thomas Genon Injured in Training Accident
@Trials-FTW: That, and just getting lost in the back country. I hear of a few deaths a year out of Whistler every ski season, but only two in the whole course the bike park has been open. You can go so much faster on Skis, so If you dont french fry pizza slice you're gonna have a bad time
leon-forfar adamprice's article
Feb 2, 2017 at 10:04
Feb 2, 2017
Online Deals February 2017
@canadaka Sorry to hear you are having issues! I process most of the online orders through Dunbar. We have been having some issues with people selecting their shipping address if they are within BC, but I haven't yet heard of the site not loading at all. We are currently working on launching a whole new site which will be much much better than the current site, and hopefully have less issues. Shoot me an email at sales@dunbarcycles.com and we can work something out for you. Cheers, Leon
leon-forfar pinkbikeaudience's article
Feb 1, 2017 at 16:00
Feb 1, 2017
Thomas Genon Injured in Training Accident
I don't think it is all that bad for an action sport. Moto dudes definitely get more messed up. Snow sports have more deaths, and any car racing is worse injury wise too. I feel like most MTB injuries are the joeys who go to bike parks and think the can do A-line or whatever and just write themselves off. I think if you are smart about it, you can progress to a decent level without doing much harm. Obviously it is a bit of luck. I've been riding for 9 years and had one big injury, but it was in a foam pit of all places. Actually being out riding, I've broken a couple fingers which wasn't bad.
leon-forfar rasoulution's article
Jan 31, 2017 at 9:51
Jan 31, 2017
White Style Highlights - Video
It's actually a blast. Interesting for a slopestyle contest, but super fun regardless.
leon-forfar FMBA's article
Jan 25, 2017 at 8:40
Jan 25, 2017
2017 FMB World Tour Coming Up Fast
@Yarlezy: no that was two years ago that it was rained out. And that made sense to run it Sunday. Last year they changed it, probably because people are getting too rowdy on the hill. This year it is again scheduled for Sunday August 20th. It is not only a bad call incase there is some weather, but it somewhat ruins the atmosphere. When it was on Saturday evening, it was the perfect way to end Crankworx with a village wide party, with ample time to recover the following day and watch the Dh race. Another bad reason to have it in the morning is that people who drive in for the day are likely going to be stuck in traffic jams into Whistler unless they leave at like 4am..
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