murdoch50 BCBR's article
Jul 4, 2018 at 12:45Jul 4, 2018
Video: Canadian MTB Communities in BC are Shifting From Resources to Recreation
Yes and has for several years, people still spend more on winter season holidays but the summer traffic is not insignificant. There were 400 per day going up the LOTS trail one weekend last summer.
Jun 14, 2018 at 11:20Jun 14, 2018
Video: The Gnarliest Enduro Race Section?
gnarly ... what tire size are those guys riding 2.1" ??? with at least 2.5" of travel on front and rear... beefy set up!
Added 18 photos to 5010
Apr 11, 2018 at 20:46Apr 11, 2018
Apr 11, 2018 at 20:45Apr 11, 2018
2015 Trance Advanced Large Frame, Original frame but upgraded to Shimano deore XT 1x drive train. Fox 36 160 adjustable front fork, original rear shock. Giant connect dropper seat, Maxxis High Roller tires. Regular maintenance, never crashed or ridden in the bike park. Super durable all round Whistler bike ( less the bike park ). Replaced the original fork and drive train to mimic current specs on newer bikes and more appropriate set up for more aggressive trails. Bike climbs well but decends much better than original set up. Bike is in great shape no dents or significant wear and tear. $2500 OBO
Apr 11, 2018 at 20:27Apr 11, 2018
Selling Santa Cruz 5010, CC Large frame. Bike is in great shape but the rider has outgrown the frame. Typically fits a little smaller than typical large frames, never crashed with regular maintenance with recently replaced pivots and bushings. Pretty stock build with high roller tires in decent shape but have an alternate set of tires to through in for buyer. 130 mm Rock Shox pike fork and Fox Float performance rear shock. Great XC trail bike for those looking for a good all round bike to handle Tyax Adventure tours, alpine piste trails or buff single track.
Apr 3, 2018 at 21:17Apr 3, 2018
The Evolution of Kona Bikes: Part 2 - Video
Isn't Pat playing on the skateboard in the background.... I thought he had work to do??? Just saying!
Jan 30, 2018 at 17:22Jan 30, 2018
Ask Pinkbike: Whistler, Sprocket Size, and Capable XC Bikes
Not to shoot down your desire to ride the Park, but if you haven't ridden many bike park(s) you might not want limit your time to just the park. Nothing like starting at a place considered by many to be the very pinnacle of the sport, but then again the local health clinic is full of weekenders looking to get a taste of the bike park by riding trails that are way over their skill and experience level. On the other hand there are a ton of local xc / free ride / epic trails in town that suit a more well rounded ride experience that will test most folks fitness and skill. Just saying it might be worth tuning up your bike park skills before dropping in!
murdoch50 RichardCunningham's article
Jun 6, 2017 at 10:22Jun 6, 2017
Giant Trance Advanced 1 - Review
I have a 2015 Advanced 1 and love it. Swapped out the front fork for a Fox 36, shorter front stem ( 50mm ) and put on a Shimano XT one by drivetrain 28 T crank 11-42 T rear cog ( the original still came with a 2 by set up ) and find the bike now can handle anything from North van to Pemberton to Tyax tours. Light weight, good set up for monster climbs and decends very capably. The trails around here tend to be a little burly for the original set up but once I made the adjustments and dialled them in it's become a great setup that works across the board. Of course it would be nice to have an option to have a couple bikes to choose from in my quiver but for one bike that does it all it's great.
murdoch50 mikekazimer's article
Feb 21, 2017 at 10:33Feb 21, 2017
Specialized Air Tool Blast Tubeless Tire Setter - Review
... Another "alternative solution" is to unscrew the stem in the valve and remove it temporarily while you either pump really hard or use a small scale compressor. The stem actually restricts the air flow and if you can get a decent volume of air to rush into the tire you can at least set the bead of the tire on the rim and then replace the stem to adjust the tire pressure to your desired level.
murdoch50 mikekazimer's article
Jan 26, 2017 at 9:47Jan 26, 2017
Will Ride For Food - Opinion
Had just purchased a brand new road bike for my 19 th birthday early in the spring and figured I had to go test it out on an over distance mountain climb up two of the local north shore mountains and a quick spin out to Horseshoe Bay. Needless to say I barely made it back to a small gas station to buy a snickers bar.... yes I was feeling a bit like Betty White!. Fully toasted and limped home wobbling post mail style back up the road to my folks house. WOW never forget that feeling. Seeing others do it to them selves is often entertaining and fun, I always keep a stash in my riding bag for exactly that reason. Definitely a rite of passage for every distance athlete.