This winter I decided to invest in a smart trainer; Tacx Flux. I never used a trainer and am still learning more and more about cycling. I decided to use a free for all approach to understand indoor training. Hell, I still haven’t tried a road bike and trainers are mostly centered around road cycling. so this was an excellent learning experience.…[Read more]
Thanks for the details. You are right about the crossover if they introduce another LT model. I’ll use your post as ammo for a friend who just bought a Tallboy a month ago and wanting to sell it for the Blur.
Great review and love the shots. I wonder if a Blur LT with Fox 34/dropper is in the works.
How did you find the new Maxxis Aspen during the demo? I know they are definitely fast rolling but I am curious about how the side knobs hook up compare to Ikon. I read a statement from Maxxis that they revamped the tire this year by applying Nino’s…[Read more]
If anyone is headed to Tremblant and terribly misses winter riding, there is tonnes of that. Snow is grainy, fast and grippy even after a full day of rain. Some patches of glare ice which can be avoided or carefully traversed.
I bought the Tacx Flux last year around September and firmly believe it is the best $1000 I’ve spent on cycling. Smart trainers are the way to go! To date I have nearly 2000 km on it and I enjoyed every bit of it. I have my old triple ring mountain bike mounted on it with 42/11 max gearing and it works great. Lately I’ve been doing some…[Read more]
@fasttimes great article on the SC factory tour. I was presented an opportunity to demo the Santa Cruz Reserve wheel set so I will most likely check them out. Lifetime warranty is definitely nice to have. WAC looks pretty near as well but appears to be targeted towards all mountain riding.
I am looking to upgrade my current DT Swiss M1700 wheelset for something lighter and more snappy. The M1700s are around 1800g+ and to justify the upgrade I want something much lighter. I really miss my lightweight feel of my 26″ Mavic Crossmax SL and have the itch for some carbon. My budget is around $2000 so I am putting together a list of wheels…[Read more]
Just rode there tonight and it was excellent. Lower temps made the dirt like sandpaper.
On the topic of Dagmar there is going to be a board meeting on Sunday so let’s see what the outcome is. We can enjoy that connector while it lasts.
Thanks @fasttimes I’ve been riding the forest quite a bit with Dave Elphick this year and with his great knowledge of the area we can get a solid 50km+ singletrack loop connecting Durham+Walker Woods+Brock+Dagmar. Good times.
Just came from Durham right now and had an enjoyable 36km ride. It is totally rideable. Best riding time is either early morning or in the evening when the dirt hardens. Tomorrow morning is going to be -4 at 8am and 1 at noon so it will be epic! Enjoy.
Was planning on but not sure anymore. Durham region got rain all day yesterday and this morning. No idea about Toronto.
It would be nice if we can integrate the Facebook updates with this site. There is a facebook icon under “follow us” below so I bet that would be pretty easy!
I was there was Monday and there is no shortage of trails to ride. Last week there was construction going on a that could be the reason why they were closed. Trails are mint btw!
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