Oh snap, I don’t think I realized it was a wolverine (it’s not orange!). I was day dreaming of one of those for the last few months as it ticked so many boxes: Rackable, Fat tire friendly, Stylish, Steel. Natural leather & gum paired with polished alu is spot on. What had me looking at a new city bike were all these new skinwalls, that look so…[Read more]
This Saturday looks prime for some frosty sandpaper. Set your alarms!
Listing 2016 Honzo Frame & 9.8 Dropper & bits deleted. 1 year, 8 months ago
It really pays to get up early these days. Every week the trails dry out a teeny little bit with this lack of precipitation, meaning there are great conditions for riding if you are in before it thaws. Your alarm clock is your friend right now. Hit climbmax for the first time since December and had a great time aside from almost puking at the top…[Read more]
After three weekends of riding early morning frosty glop, yesterday I had my first experience with the hydro work that is going on. A giant wood slide has been put in right in the middle of the mMillwood climb and the little orange floppy fence has, obviously, been trampled to so riders could get through. it’s a bit of a bummer, but so far not the…[Read more]
Anyone in early today? Looking around outside and it doesn’t look like there’s much freezing going on over night, which is gonna mean no responsible sandpaper in the morning. Hope I’m wrong, as I was hoping to get out tomorrow morning.
If you can get in early the conditions are pretty sandpapery when frozen. This morning from 8-915ish things were nice & firm from Pottery to Cricket Lot with lots of lumpy footprints & fossilized stupidity closer to the trailheads. After Redway things were more civilized and fun. Boo & Bunny were great too. Amazingly different conditions on the…[Read more]
Listing 2016 Honzo Frame & 9.8 Dropper & bits edited. 1 year, 9 months ago
Listing 2016 Honzo Frame & 9.8 Dropper & bits created. 1 year, 9 months ago
I’m on board with 3.8s when you have more opportunities to take advantage of them. I just find I don’t. For a fat tire they handle quite well (like a normalish bicycle). I just find the days where I can ride on conditions that warrant a tire of that magnitude very limited as I rarely get out of town to bike, and don’t really do much night riding…[Read more]
Classic TO winter. I was kinda regretting ditching my 3.8s over the holidays, but now I see crispy conditions and then another warm up next weekend. I’m gone for two weekends then there’s one more month of winter. After that it’s march, which could easily mean slop & ice for weeks. Fingers crossed we get some nice snow pack next weekend. was great…[Read more]
A less polite way to describe the conditions in the coming days is: horrible. We’re hitting 6 degrees this week with rain, followed by freezing temps. It’ll be gripless in there without studs until we get some good snowpack to cover the sheer ice to come. Classic January thaw. With all this snow tomorrow might be ok if it gets packed down a bit.…[Read more]
I imagine both theories are in play. I definitely wore out the small cogs in record time, which is in line with theory one, but the whole cassette was worn, which can be explained by theory two. I’m also 200lb before gear mashing up steep climbs in the don and shifting a tonne, so I don’t think I’m generally that friendly with drivetrains.
Do you find cassette wear has been affected? I rode a 28T for a bit and the whole drive train (chain/cassette/chainring) was worn to shit in record time. The mechanic wondered if maybe the extra torque from the baby ring was putting extra stress on the whole system, that and my quads of steel.
I’m not looking forward to standing and pedalling…[Read more]
I just bought a process 111 and it’ll be my first squishy bike since my 2009 Stumpjumper! I’ve been 100% hardtailing for about 5-6 years and chose the 111 cause 1, it’s so close to my Honzo in geo and 2, cause I’m not ready to go full-enduro as 90% of my riding is in the Don/southern Ontario. I was actually quite happy to keep hardtailin, but I…[Read more]
The dew is real this time of year. Can be bone dry at night then as the temps drop the dew falls and puts a nice little blanket of grease on wood & clay.
As for Bunny Berm Droppings, that last turn right has been adjusted, right? I’m clearing it and seem to remember it being stupid before.
Thanks to all rakers & makers! Stuff is amazing…[Read more]
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