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murdoch50 pinkbikeaudience's article
Jan 30, 2018 at 17:22
Jan 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 10:22
Jun 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 10:33
Feb 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 9:47
Jan 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.
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Rocky Mountain Alttitude 50

$650 CAD
2012 Rocky Mountain Altitude 50. Charcoal grey, Great youth bike with great component set and plush suspension. The bike was my daughter's, she has finally out grown it. Maxxis Ardent tires with good tread, regularly maintained and tight shifting. Combination of Avid brakes, Shimano SLX deraileurs, and Fox 32 adjustable fork and Fox rear shock, Selle Italia saddle.

murdoch50 officialcrankworx's article
Aug 10, 2016 at 12:09
Aug 10, 2016
SRAM Canadian Enduro presented by Specialized - Stage 5 Reveal
The average weekend park rider will descend top of the world in an hour with multiple stops to shake out their hands and pick themselves off the ground. Most will race it in 24-25 min. and top EWS riders in 21 min. Watch Gee Atherton's final stage run last year ... ( 14 minutes on a shorter course ) imagine how hard and exhausting the full run is. Keep in mind downhill course is typically 3:30 - 4:45 min long. Strength, endurance, speed and skill all required after already putting in 45-50 km of riding. It ain't no sunday, funday!... hard as!
murdoch50 pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 18, 2016 at 16:08
Jul 18, 2016
Pinkbike Partners with Hilton Whistler Resort and Spa
You can pitch a tent on my lawn for $200/ night, great view, pool, hot tub .... I have three kids to get through university and they all need new bikes too!
murdoch50 paulaston's article
Jun 29, 2016 at 15:33
Jun 29, 2016
Giant's New Trance and 2017 Bikes - Eurobike Media Days, Kirchberg 2016
@rrsport: Looks like several manufacturers are going with xc models designed around a bit more versatility i.e. Rocky Mountain just redesigned their Element for the first time in years. I guess trying to provide a bike that "does it all". Seemingly to respond to trail design and bike capabilities. I witnessed a XC race this past weekend that definitely was a hybrid of old school xc trails and some new school free ride trails.... clearly scared the hell out of many xc racers on hard-tails with minimal travel.
murdoch50 mikekazimer's article
May 20, 2016 at 22:06
May 20, 2016
Pinkbike Poll: Do You Remember Your First 'Real' Mountain Bike?
1982 Bianchi my bike ( they only made one model.... Their only model). Traded in my Olmo road bike at the shop and set me on my path to the dark side. Even remember my first ride was across town to show my buddy my new bike. Rode the whole way on asphalt. I guess I didn't quite get it yet. Followed by; - Richey Descent - Richey Equipe - Kona Exposif - Rocky Mt Element - Kona Kikapu - Kona King - Giant Trance X1 - Giant Trance Advanced.
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