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preston67 WhistlerMountainBikePark's article
Sep 20, 2018 at 14:21
Sep 20, 2018
Video: Trail Engaged Episode 3 - An Update From Whistler Bike Park's Trail Crew
i make it to Whistler for 3 days a year and ride double blacks etc. I 'm accomplished rider but getting older and for some reason I always shied away from the container jump. Kept telling myself I was going to get it next time. Imagine how disappointed I was when they were gone this year. Because I was totally going to do it this time. Damn't.
preston67 mikelevy's article
Sep 20, 2018 at 14:15
Sep 20, 2018
The Mechanic's Special - Interbike 2018
All good points but I guess it still frosts me because I still have yet to see anyone selling or using a real instrumented shock dyno for bicycles except deep inside the OEM's or Fox. Yeah I know they're expensive but hey should be able to make/adapt one for bikes. I bet they could sell it for $2-5k. You'll see them that cheap in the race car tools catalogs. Not tool that's going to be in every bike shop, but would certainly get them out there to some places. Its time we saw what these shocks are really doing. Your average Saturday night dirt track racer expects dyno charts with all of his shocks, I know many of us are as serious as those guys. Again nothing against this tool I'm just frustrated by how primitive our shock tech understanding still is.
preston67 mikelevy's article
Sep 20, 2018 at 3:29
Sep 20, 2018
The Mechanic's Special - Interbike 2018
I don't really understand the point of a shock dyno that doesn't measure anything. I can stroke my shock and feel if there is any anamolies in the damping without a giant lever.
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Sep 19, 2018 at 13:49
Sep 19, 2018
Sep 19, 2018 at 13:46
Sep 19, 2018

Tantrum Shining

$1250 USD
This is a Tantrum Shining frame with 160mm of travel. Produced by Brian Berthold with the unique Missing Link suspension. The suspension works well and does what Brian says it does - very firm pedalling combined with amazingly compliant absorption. These frames were manufactured as part of a kickstarter initial run of 60 frames in 2017. While Brian and Tantrum are gearing up for a 2nd run, no new dates have been released and he is not taking deposits at this time. AFAIK this is the only frame available for purchase. Here are some reviews from purchasers: Why am I selling it ? After having ridden some of the "new geometry" (long reach. very slack HA) I find it doesn't entirely suit me. Basically this bike is just a touch too large for me. Its also hard to displace an good lover, and while I really like the action on this bike it hasn't been quite enough to displace my well worn primary ride (2014 S-works E29) and I could use a little cash and don't need 2 long travel Enduro bikes. The reach on this frame is 470, the stack is around 615, and the H/A is 65 degrees. The seat angle is 73 degrees, but even with an offset seat post I have been able to push the seat very far forward to match the reach and got plenty of "SA". The frame is aluminum and built very stout for hardcore enduro riding. I did early season test riding on this bike but it has by no means seen a full season or any racing. It spent most of the Summer as a bridesmaid waiting for any failures on my primary bike. It will come with a Shimano BB (threaded 73mm BSA) and a Cane Creek headset. If you like we can make a deal on the '14 Dual Position Pike that is on it with a brand new 46mm CSU and brand new lowers, freshly rebuilt damper and air springs. I paid $1500 as an initial buyer on the kickstarter program, so I'm asking $1250 for a barely used frame and shock, plus $65 to ship. If you look at the MTBR forum thread above you will see that Brian is engaged and available and has spare parts and plenty of advice, so if you need anything this isn't an orphan child.

preston67 diamondbackbikes's article
Sep 13, 2018 at 7:37
Sep 13, 2018
Video & Photo Epic: Mike Hopkins - The Backyard
@gramboh: Thanks - I've also done the Chilcotins twice. Definitely plan to check out LOS, when I make it to Whistler I only have a few days so I always end up in the park.. Pemberton has a few long trails going back into the woods. Golden is on the list.
preston67 diamondbackbikes's article
Sep 12, 2018 at 12:34
Sep 12, 2018
Video & Photo Epic: Mike Hopkins - The Backyard
Good details on Joss and Cartier, but very few details on all the places you rode. I've been trying to ride a lot of BC (I'm based in WA) and have been a bit frustrated because so many of the locations seem to mostly comprise "town trails". Very high quality super fun stuff, but true Alpine riding. I guess I need to be a little bit more pro-active then just surfing trailforks, but when you're a working family man with only 1 week a year to go on a mtb vacation, its hard to ferret out the Alpine gems. Would love to hear more specifically what access points and trails they were on.Revelstoke is awesome for Alpine riding but been there 3 times already.
preston67 sarahmoore's article
Sep 12, 2018 at 11:36
Sep 12, 2018
Video: XC's Fastest Female Riders Tell You Why They Love MTB
@Chingus-Dude: @Chingus-Dude: How fascist. Next you will get dinged if you don't have every ethnic group represented as well. JC, let the people who want to ride bikes ride bikes. If gals want to ride bikes great its not my job to encourage them as long as I don't discourage them. In 30 years I have never seen a biker discourage or disparage female (or ethnic group) participation.That kind of mandated quotas really bothers me.
preston67 mikelevy's article
Sep 10, 2018 at 7:09
Sep 10, 2018
Bike Check: Geoff Kabush's Enduro-fied Yeti SB130
Obviously I don't know the course but I'm very familiar with the area and I do know specifically some of the trails that have been cleared for the event (Thank you Trans-Cascadia !!). He* will be fine on that bike. Might be a bit rough on Tongue Mt and other portions of Juniper Ridge but it will be nothing like a typical EWS chunk course. And there should be lots of opportunities to put power down. *Obviously Geoff will be fine regardless, I'm speaking more generically on bike choice for this event.
preston67 danielsapp's article
Sep 6, 2018 at 12:25
Sep 6, 2018
XC Tech: Lenzerheide World Championships 2018
@rocky-mtn-gman: So you have had your mouth ?
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