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  1. #1
    fresh fish in stock...... SuperModerator
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    Yes..another lame 'bike rec' thread...

    OK - I got a pass from my Manager (wife) to hit up a few days in/around Whistler (super cool huh? )

    Going for the XC there (not a big bike park fan) and would like to know what y'all would recommend for a rental.

    I'm primarily a rigid SS'er....but raced there once on an 80mm FS rig (the BC Bike Race).

    Needless to say I would like to actually enjoy the trails as opposed to residing in the 'pain-box' for most of the day.

    these are 2 that come up in searches that look decent:
    Rocky Mountain Element 29'er


    or the Spesh Camber 29'er:

    * yes, i like 29'ers

    opinions? thoughts?

    thanks
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    Rent 'em both for different days and then you could write a comparison review. It's a six of one and a half dozen of the other situation.
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    figured with only 3 days of riding i'd get used to 1 bike...but trying a couple may not be a bad idea...


    hmmmmm....
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    I might be biased but you'd likely find the Element to be a better ride.

    As long as your daily cost would work out the same, it's an opportunity that doesn't present itself very often, other than Interbike or other big demo day.
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    Really now, a super mod asking for bike advice - wow...

    Haven't ridden either, yet am going to play the "what if it were me card", let's see..
    Going to BC to ride, must choose between a Canadian bike, or the USA's most polarizing brand.

    Hmmm, which bike will NOT make me appear like every other tourista Yank,
    and which bike MAY get me invited to the local's post ride beer-bash & BBQ?..

    Go for the Rocky Mtn, and even if it hugs a nut, you're far more likely to party with the locals.

    And yeah, I agree w/ Mike See - lately, this place needs an enema!
    The best is the one you want to ride most often..

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    They're both nice Chum. Tough to pick between either or. When are you there?
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    Not sure if a bike would get you or be a denying factor in a BBQ invite, but if you're visiting
    Canada, why not support the "local" economy? I have a few friends that ride RM's and love
    them. It's not like there's a big difference between the two.

    So support Canada.

    That said, I own 3 Specialized and one Norco. But I bought them before I moved to Canada.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyin_W View Post
    Really now, a super mod asking for bike advice - wow... ...
    ...just like i'd ask for tire suggestions if i was bringing my own rig..

    ya goof

    Quote Originally Posted by LeeL View Post
    They're both nice Chum. Tough to pick between either or. When are you there?
    Around 8/20 thru 8/24...and really looking forward to it. I've been wanting to get back for a long time.

    Quote Originally Posted by kauaibullit View Post
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    Canada, why not support the "local" economy? I have a few friends that ride RM's and love them. It's not like there's a big difference between the two.

    So support Canada.
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    drop a line when you're around- and i can show you some trails
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeL View Post
    drop a line when you're around- and i can show you some trails
    super cool -will keep that in mind
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