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samjames2018   2 days ago
rode 12.1 miles at Severed Dick
 

Early morning shore via Strava
samjames2018   1 week ago
rode 6.4 miles at Alice Lake Provincial Park
 

Straight outta squampton (ice ice baby) via Strava
samjames2018   1 week ago
rode 8.2 miles at Rapaki Track
 

Afternoon Ride via Strava
samjames2018   1 week ago
rode 7 miles at Rapaki Track
 

Afternoon Ride via Strava
samjames2018   2 weeks ago
replied to Forks I.D help
 
It's hard to tell - could be a Suntour, might not be. I can tell you that it's definitely not Fox or Rockshox and isn't anything high end, probably not worth bothering...
samjames2018   2 weeks ago
updated Old Man's Valley conditions to Good
 
samjames2018   2 weeks ago
rode 3.6 miles at Old Man's Valley
 

Hornsby via Strava
samjames2018   3 weeks ago
 
samjames2018   3 weeks ago
updated Deep creek reserve conditions to Good
 
samjames2018   3 weeks ago
rode 8.4 miles at Deep creek reserve
 

Narrabeen via Strava
samjames2018   3 weeks ago
 
You need to test ride them dude, I can only really say what I've said before. Probably out of all of them, the Remedy will be the most 'fun' in terms of being...
samjames2018   on Feb 20, 2019
replied to 29er Trail Tires
 
Another recommendation for a Minion DHF on the front, maybe something a little faster rolling on the rear such as an Aggressor. This totally depends on your trails and riding though. I'd probably...
samjames2018   on Feb 17, 2019
rode 8 miles at Royal National Park
 

Afternoon Ride via Strava
Huh, interesting. Previous versions of the Motion Control damper have had a full lockout. Interesting. Anyway. First thing to do would be to try a heavier weight oil. Obviously that will change your...
It sounds to me that your damper is faulty - the "L" in "RL" designates that it should be a full lockout, rather than a slight tweak on the low speed compression...
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samjames2018   on Feb 15, 2019
replied to 27.5+ wheelset upgrade
 
I tend to go for DT Swiss most of the time whenever I can. I know their stuff well, and it's high quality. For $1000 (USD?) you could probably get your LBS...
 
Agreed! It's actually made me wonder what I can do to improve the plushness/control on my fork, as the back end feels so good now.
samjames2018   on Feb 15, 2019
replied to Stumpjumper evo alloy 2019
 
It's definitely going to be a fairly extreme machine, it has some pretty out-there geometry that is pretty similar to the Demo (downhill bike), so on paper it's going to be a...
 
Honestly I haven't ridden a DVO in anger so couldn't really comment. Though in my experience as a mechanic, the Fox is much more reliable. DVO seem to be currently having some quality issues.
samjames2018   on Feb 14, 2019
 
samjames2018   on Feb 14, 2019
replied to Hard decision ahead???
 
All the bikes you've listed are very different, it totally depends what you want out of the bike, where you ride etc. I test rode a Slash and bought a Remedy 8, which...
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British Columbia. I'll be there in 3 weeks. Can't wait.
samjames2018   on Feb 13, 2019
updated Royal National Park conditions to Good
 
samjames2018   on Feb 13, 2019
rode 21.2 miles at Royal National Park
 

Nasho via Strava
Best place to save money for bike parts for me - quit drinking those beers! It's by far one of the highest cost to lowest reward activities that I do. That said it's also one of the hardest to stop...
samjames2018   on Feb 12, 2019
 
samjames2018   on Feb 11, 2019
commented on How to Get a Bike Industry Job
 
Great article! I feel like (hope) that I'm just at the start of my career in the bike industry. 4-5 years working in shops currently as a mechanic, I'm still learning tons and I love it. One thing I can definitely echo in my experience is that being a people person gets you a long…
I don't see why it wouldn't, most of shimano's levers are cross compatible. Not long ago I crashed and ruined one of the levers on these brakes, and replaced with a regular M8000 XT lever, working fine.
samjames2018   on Feb 7, 2019
replied to What MTB trend do you want reversed?
 
BB and headset standards - why are there SO many?! BB30 is a particular bugbear of mine, particularly on Cannondales. They just let grit and moisture in so easily and end up...
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samjames2018   on Feb 7, 2019
replied to Your best crash story
 
I once went OTB in a rock garden riding solo, thankfully at the bottom of my home trail about 100m from my house. Landed head first on a rock & smashed my...
Many crashes over the years have taught me how to fall! It's a hard thing to learn, but tuck & roll comes pretty naturally to me now. Of course every now and then you get caught totally off guard and you're on the floor before you even knew what happened. Those ones can hurt. I…
Is there anywhere a Minion DHF on the front doesn't do at least an adequate job? :) Sometimes I almost wish they weren't as good as they are! Almost...
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