REVscene - Vancouver Automotive Forum


Welcome to the REVscene Automotive Forum forums.

Registration is Free!You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today! The banners on the left side and below do not show for registered users!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.


Go Back   REVscene Automotive Forum > Vancouver LifeStyles (VLS) > Sports, Sports Entertainment and Fitness

Sports, Sports Entertainment and Fitness THIS SPACE OPEN FOR ADVERTISEMENT. YOU SHOULD BE ADVERTISING HERE!
Athletics, Hockey, Soccer, basketball, organize games/events, aerobics, nutritional supplements. Also the home for sports and sports entertainment threads.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-26-2018, 09:59 PM   #7726
UFO
I *heart* Revscene.net very Muchie
 
UFO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Van, BC
Posts: 3,662
Thanked 727 Times in 434 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by StaceyQ View Post
I don't DH or anything, just simple trail riding and some single track stuff.

From my research online, it seems that most if not all medium frame bikes come with 29ers? Would that be correct in your experiences?
I own a 29 hardtail for most of my local rides, a 27.5 full suspension mainly for bike park days, and also a 26 hardtail for kid hauling.

IMO the 29 is the ticket for an efficient trail bike. With modern geometry sorted over the past year or two, 29's don't suffer the same issues they did previously. Because of the larger wheel size, the bikes gearing (or your expectations) do need to be adjusted. At your height you should have no problems fitting a medium or even a med-lrg in most makes.

The 27.5 bike is more 'fun' and engaging, because it isn't as fast or efficient as the same bike with 29s.

Test ride a few and see what you prefer for the type of riding you'll be doing. You won't make a wrong choice with either wheel size.
Advertisement
UFO is offline   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Old 05-29-2018, 02:41 PM   #7727
I am Hook'd on RS
 
StaceyQ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: van
Posts: 73
Thanked 490 Times in 26 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by UFO View Post
I own a 29 hardtail for most of my local rides, a 27.5 full suspension mainly for bike park days, and also a 26 hardtail for kid hauling.

IMO the 29 is the ticket for an efficient trail bike. With modern geometry sorted over the past year or two, 29's don't suffer the same issues they did previously. Because of the larger wheel size, the bikes gearing (or your expectations) do need to be adjusted. At your height you should have no problems fitting a medium or even a med-lrg in most makes.

The 27.5 bike is more 'fun' and engaging, because it isn't as fast or efficient as the same bike with 29s.

Test ride a few and see what you prefer for the type of riding you'll be doing. You won't make a wrong choice with either wheel size.
Thanks for the tips.

Do you or anyone else know of a good place to buy lower seals for a rock shox recon? Online is sort of hit and miss. I don't mind overhauling the lowers myself as it seems pretty simple. Just not sure where to buy the parts.
StaceyQ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2018, 08:21 PM   #7728
UFO
I *heart* Revscene.net very Muchie
 
UFO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Van, BC
Posts: 3,662
Thanked 727 Times in 434 Posts
Shouldn't be too hard to source. I believe the Recon share the same dust seal/wiper and foam ring kits as other 32mm stanchion forks like the old Revelation, old Pike, Reba, Sektor, Tora, newer SID. If in doubt a local shop should be happyly to order the kit in for you to DIY, probably $20-30?

https://m.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=...recon+seal+kit

Get the SKF seals if you want really smooth performance
UFO is offline   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Old 06-04-2018, 04:13 PM   #7729
I am Hook'd on RS
 
StaceyQ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: van
Posts: 73
Thanked 490 Times in 26 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by UFO View Post
Shouldn't be too hard to source. I believe the Recon share the same dust seal/wiper and foam ring kits as other 32mm stanchion forks like the old Revelation, old Pike, Reba, Sektor, Tora, newer SID. If in doubt a local shop should be happyly to order the kit in for you to DIY, probably $20-30?

https://m.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=...recon+seal+kit

Get the SKF seals if you want really smooth performance
Thanks for the input. I was looking for a local/Canadian retailer (but would have ultimately ordered off eBay if I couldn't find local/Canadian vendor).

Based on your info, I called around to see if anyone serviced lowers and/or sold parts. Everyone seems to either not touch forks or send it out for servicing to Fluid Function or SuspensionWerx depending on brand (as per Jubilee Cycles). The other strong recommendation was to visit Dunbar Cycles for their suspension Guru. Unfortunately when I went there they were closed because their computer system was down.

Long story short, Aziz, their guru, advised they well the parts for $30 or will service the lowers for $90.

I'm probably going to attempt it myself as it's relatively easy and grab the parts from Dunbar. I just typed the above for an FYI in case anyone has the same question in the future.
StaceyQ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2018, 10:10 PM   #7730
Revscene.net has a homepage?!
 
ewong's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Burnaby
Posts: 1,241
Thanked 48 Times in 15 Posts
Any recommendation on a cheap pannier? Basically need something to carry so clothes, lunch box for commute any maybe some minor grocery shopping.
ewong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2018, 04:28 PM   #7731
bcrdukes
 
TOS'd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: YMM/YQR/YYZ
Posts: 9,208
Thanked 5,167 Times in 1,556 Posts
.
__________________
Posted from NE 1-J W Inglis Building

Quote:
Originally Posted by bcrdukes View Post
To quote the most misunderstood individual and figurehead on Revscene:

"I am a changed person."

- TOS'd

Last edited by TOS'd; 06-29-2018 at 10:59 PM.
TOS'd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2018, 10:41 AM   #7732
I *Fwap* *Fwap* *Fwap* to RS
 
azncreationz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: BBY North
Posts: 1,523
Thanked 189 Times in 133 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by ewong View Post
Any recommendation on a cheap pannier? Basically need something to carry so clothes, lunch box for commute any maybe some minor grocery shopping.
What do you consider cheap? Do you need waterproof? What size? Do you need to carry a suit? I would suggest going to MEC (or their Gear Swap) or Bike Doctor to have a look. Or if you do need to carry a suit, there's this. https://www.twowheelgear.com/
azncreationz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2018, 07:44 PM   #7733
I contribute to threads in the offtopic forum
 
Doubl3_H's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Cnd
Posts: 2,980
Thanked 168 Times in 44 Posts
Anyone here doing the Canada Day Populaire?

Weather is not looking very promising.
__________________
,___,
[O.o]....O'Rly?
/)__)
-"--"-
Doubl3_H is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2018, 11:35 AM   #7734
Even when im right, revscene.net is still right!
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: 604
Posts: 1,396
Thanked 870 Times in 367 Posts
Pretty decent bike, Team BMC got my attention from Tour de France.
2017 BMC SLR02 ultegra, $2K. As for color, just stare at it and it will eventually grow on you. New probably north of $4K.

https://vancouver.craigslist.ca/van/...637596339.html

whitev70r is online now   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Old 07-10-2018, 12:35 PM   #7735
Say NO to blade grinders!
 
Expresso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 7,734
Thanked 1,079 Times in 493 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Doubl3_H View Post
Anyone here doing the Canada Day Populaire?

Weather is not looking very promising.
Did you end up doing it?
Expresso is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2018, 11:22 AM   #7736
I contribute to threads in the offtopic forum
 
Doubl3_H's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Cnd
Posts: 2,980
Thanked 168 Times in 44 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Expresso View Post
Did you end up doing it?
Negative
__________________
,___,
[O.o]....O'Rly?
/)__)
-"--"-
Doubl3_H is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2018, 12:28 PM   #7737
Say NO to blade grinders!
 
Expresso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 7,734
Thanked 1,079 Times in 493 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Doubl3_H View Post
Negative
lol!

Valley and Whistler are up next. Any other big events left?
Expresso is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2018, 01:09 PM   #7738
Even when im right, revscene.net is still right!
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: 604
Posts: 1,396
Thanked 870 Times in 367 Posts
Tour de Victoria in August 18th
https://tourdevictoria.com/
whitev70r is online now   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Old 07-16-2018, 01:09 PM   #7739
I'll never be Diggy, no matter how hard I try
 
trollguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: ☺
Posts: 5,009
Thanked 2,099 Times in 630 Posts
Any RS'ers looking for a Red22 group set?

170mm cranks, midcompact 52/36, 11-28 XG1190 RED cassette, fd, rd, shifter, aerolink brakes, all cables.
trollguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2018, 09:39 PM   #7740
HELP ME PLS!!!
 
6793026's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: BC, HK, USA
Posts: 5,932
Thanked 1,503 Times in 557 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Expresso View Post
lol!

Valley and Whistler are up next. Any other big events left?
STP was just last week.
Ramrod next week
__________________
Arguing on the internet is like running in the SPECIAL OLYMPICS.

Even if you win, you're still retarded.
6793026 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2018, 05:06 PM   #7741
Even when im right, revscene.net is still right!
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: 604
Posts: 1,396
Thanked 870 Times in 367 Posts
Nevermind, my mistake. This weekend is in Fort Langley, not Okanagan.

Last edited by whitev70r; 07-20-2018 at 02:39 PM.
whitev70r is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2018, 06:13 PM   #7742
bcrdukes
 
TOS'd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: YMM/YQR/YYZ
Posts: 9,208
Thanked 5,167 Times in 1,556 Posts
Anyone using like locking skewers or just using nuts in replacement of their quick releases? Looking at picking up a cheapish commuter, would prefer just to use a ulock with no cable. Or will your wheels still get stolen even with taking some precautions.
__________________
Posted from NE 1-J W Inglis Building

Quote:
Originally Posted by bcrdukes View Post
To quote the most misunderstood individual and figurehead on Revscene:

"I am a changed person."

- TOS'd
TOS'd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2018, 06:14 AM   #7743
Even when im right, revscene.net is still right!
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: 604
Posts: 1,396
Thanked 870 Times in 367 Posts
PSA ... great deal! (Not mine)

Specialized Venge Di2 Ultegra $2200

https://vancouver.craigslist.ca/van/...652691306.html

whitev70r is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2018, 08:29 PM   #7744
Even when im right, revscene.net is still right!
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: 604
Posts: 1,396
Thanked 870 Times in 367 Posts
Could be a sweet ride if this is your size and everything checks out ... and it's not stolen.

Pinarello PF3, Med 54cm, $1400
https://vancouver.craigslist.ca/nvn/...665885678.html

Last edited by whitev70r; 08-09-2018 at 08:54 AM.
whitev70r is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2018, 08:39 AM   #7745
I *heart* Revscene.net very Muchie
 
bcedhk's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: 604
Posts: 3,940
Thanked 1,204 Times in 352 Posts
...seems too good to be true. and how can a guy buy a premium bike without proper sizing...
bcedhk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2018, 09:24 AM   #7746
SFICC-03*
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: richmond
Posts: 7,141
Thanked 1,573 Times in 624 Posts
26in wheels, bullhorn handlebars...pedal assist...
unit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2018, 05:24 AM   #7747
I *Fwap* *Fwap* *Fwap* to RS
 
azncreationz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: BBY North
Posts: 1,523
Thanked 189 Times in 133 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Expresso View Post
lol!

Valley and Whistler are up next. Any other big events left?
Glotman Simpson Cypress Challenge: Aug. 12
Bicicletta Mount Baker Ride: Aug 25
RBC Gran Fondo Whistler: Sept 8
MEC Century Ride: Sept. 22
azncreationz is offline   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Old 08-10-2018, 05:51 AM   #7748
I contribute to threads in the offtopic forum
 
Doubl3_H's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Cnd
Posts: 2,980
Thanked 168 Times in 44 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by azncreationz View Post
Glotman Simpson Cypress Challenge: Aug. 12
Bicicletta Mount Baker Ride: Aug 25
RBC Gran Fondo Whistler: Sept 8
MEC Century Ride: Sept. 22
Thinking about the Baker ride, but not very confident in my fitness. Dad bod got me good


Are you going?
__________________
,___,
[O.o]....O'Rly?
/)__)
-"--"-
Doubl3_H is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2018, 06:12 AM   #7749
HELP ME PLS!!!
 
6793026's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: BC, HK, USA
Posts: 5,932
Thanked 1,503 Times in 557 Posts
Ride the Rim (Crater Lake in US) 2018 Sept 8 AND Sept 15.
__________________
Arguing on the internet is like running in the SPECIAL OLYMPICS.

Even if you win, you're still retarded.
6793026 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2018, 08:24 AM   #7750
Say NO to blade grinders!
 
Expresso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 7,734
Thanked 1,079 Times in 493 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Doubl3_H View Post
Thinking about the Baker ride, but not very confident in my fitness. Dad bod got me good


Are you going?
If you can survive Cypress then you should be able to handle Baker. It's like Cypress 2x, but the grade is very consistent and doesn't really kick up until the end up to Artist Point.
Expresso is offline   Reply With Quote
This post FAILED by:
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 06:59 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Revscene.net cannot be held accountable for the actions of its members nor does the opinions of the members represent that of Revscene.net