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microfiz last won the day on June 13 2020

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  1. Gwin had an interview where he said he clears $1M per year including endorsements. But if you think about it, he's getting paid less than he deserves (being the fastest rider on earth) considering how much he puts on the line. But DH is not a popular sport, so there. Here's Gwin on your actual bike... he rode it like he stole it... lol!
  2. SEND IT!!! Seriously, I love that model frame (I'll call it Sam Hill's frame) over Loic's new bike and Gwin's asymmetric frame. \m/
  3. I hope you find "the bike", man. I'm sure you already know how much avid MTBers like myself would LOVE to move to BC! Rode Mt Seymour a few times (I have family in North Van) and Whistler once... you guys have it GREAT! Except for the bacon. LOL
  4. I know you prefer Mammoth but in the meantime: https://www.bigbearmountainresort.com/summer/plan-a-trip/purchase/bike-park-passes?utm_source=ibm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=BB_REV_06.08.20_Bike_Park_Pass_Dedicated_Campaign&utm_content=ctabutton1&spMailingID=5503388&spUserID=OTg5NTA2MTkyMzQS1&spJobID=1040336298&spReportId=MTA0MDMzNjI5OAS2
  5. Bike wise? Like R50Jr I have a bit of a bike problem, but on the cheap end: DH Bike: 2011 Turner DHR (really my fave bike but I admittedly have not touched it in a while because of the carbon mistress, went overboard with the polishing on this one) https://www.pinkbike.com/photo/16787245/ Trail/Enduro: 2018 Cannondale Jekyll (bought new for $2.7K out the door, in a box, carbon everything. First modern bike, does everything but not anything well) https://www.pinkbike.com/photo/18190890/ DJ: Sinister Angus (hand made by FTW, I don't use this bike a lot because I'm old) https://www.pinkbike.com/photo/16919543/ 2007 Transition Bottlerocket (my old trail bike, handed down to my 13 yr old who doesn't ride it anyway) https://www.pinkbike.com/photo/18100019/ 2015 GT Zaskar (built new from frame up, for 13 yr old too since she was "supposed to race XC... that didn't happen) https://www.pinkbike.com/photo/17256523/
  6. It's discontinued but the specs are here: https://www.4wd.com/p/pro-comp-52-rock-crawler-series-gloss-black-powder-wheels-52-6783/_/R-FPWF-52-6783
  7. You, sir... have a bike problem (two DH bikes???). LOL! I have a buddy who has the same stable of DH bikes (actually an old V10 and the last V10 before the 29er era, and two Demos). I dig both bikes for sure. I hope Northstar opens over here... I do plan to do a couple of Snow Summit trips but I'll be on the enduro bike this time. I'll hit you up if I do. ?
  8. I LOVE that bike... I will own it until I can't ride anymore. So yes, it's still my park bike and occasional freeride bike, although I've scaled back on the aggression at my advanced age (52). What do you ride?
  9. Well, I did your collective advice and used the tie-down hooks as my base. Really surprised how beefy those things were considering. Anyway, I did not weld (because I don't have one but was this close to going to HB to buy a flux welder). I bought four 1/2 inch fine thread bolts (3.5 inches long). I just used a stack of washers along with the bolt through the tie down base to secure the bar, and used the same bolts to secure the hitch (I could have used 1/2 inch shorter bolts but eh). I installed my makeshift Yakima bike holder (probably weighs 40-50 lbs total),stood up on the end (I weigh 150 lbs) and tried to impart some downward motion and it did not flex. I then test drove around with my 30 lb bike and the bike looked solidly held. It's 11 inches to the lowest point (for reference, the diff pumpkin was 8.5 inches). I say it's good. Thanks for all the help! https://www.pinkbike.com/photo/18743859/ https://www.pinkbike.com/photo/18743858/ https://www.pinkbike.com/photo/18743857/ https://www.pinkbike.com/photo/18743856/
  10. Hi Patrick! All is good (aside from this COVID crap). Your springs have been perfect on the truck... she's running really smooth. My 14-yr old daughter says it'll be her first vehicle. I think that's a wise choice. ?
  11. Fancy! Mine's a lowly Hold-up... a $75 deal. Still kicking myself for not picking up a nice 4-up from Thule at an REI garage sale. $75 too. Ugh.
  12. You know, I just looked at this again and I'm very likely to follow your advice. I may even end up welding (I don't have one but I may have access to it). I also have the raw materials to make this work, although doing this drops the receiver height by two inches. I'll post up when this is done.
  13. Thanks for the response guys. I wasn't planning on putting a lot of load, less than 100 lbs of vertical load most likely (although if you look at it from a leverage standpoint, it is a bit more and requires a sturdier mount point).
  14. Has anyone installed this on their vehicle? I used the subframe at the bottom (below the radiator) and it was flimsy (I could see the top part buckle as I tightened the bolts). I ended up distributing the load with a strut (the bolts go through the struts) but it still feels flimsy. It's only meant to hold a bike when I'm shuttling. Do you guys have better recommendations? Thanks!

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