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Old 05-15-2009, 07:51 AM   #1
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Readers' Rides #5

The subject of this issue of Readers' Rides can rip. In fact he was invited to our AIRprentice comp not once but twice. He can tear it up.

He's going to roll out his three bike North Shore quiver for you when the clock strikes midnight - right here.
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Old 05-15-2009, 08:17 AM   #2
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nice fleet matt has there

i always try to figure out which bikes i would want in a quiver
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Old 05-15-2009, 08:20 AM   #3
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Thanks for the nice words in the intro and captions Cam. You're right, it's hard to say that Covert is a true XC rig. I should have said AM (with an xc-biased build kit).


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Old 05-15-2009, 08:31 AM   #4
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Very impressive. The bikes and on doing Warden's gap.
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Old 05-15-2009, 08:32 AM   #5
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Thanks. I hit it when Digger first put it in and have been hitting it lots since it's been "dumbed down" with the less aggressive lip. It goes about the same as Brutus for difficulty. It's a bit longer, but less high.

In my NSX 9 segment I actually eat it while wearing the helmet cam on the jump. It was my third time hitting it but my first time ever wearing a helmet cam. Cased the jump and got bucked all the way down to the Warden trail. Not fun...


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Old 05-15-2009, 12:38 PM   #6
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sick bikes Matti. Excellent rider and shop owner that will do anything to fix your bike even at night! North Shore Bike shop rules!

peace from Switerland

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Old 05-15-2009, 01:46 PM   #7
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well written and the bikes look great
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Old 05-15-2009, 04:46 PM   #8
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Matt's a great guy and a wicked rider, except he is always trying to get me to follow his line, yah right?! Hit ya up for a ride soon Matti
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Old 05-15-2009, 05:04 PM   #9
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Needs more white bikes.

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Old 05-15-2009, 05:39 PM   #10
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Nice bikes, I can see some room in there for a TransAM though, that would complete the set.
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Old 05-15-2009, 05:40 PM   #11
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I like that Double. Looks like it would be a fun bike for jumping, although I don't know how easy it would be to stiffen up the suspension for a fat bastard.

Nice writeup.
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Thanks for the comments everyone.

Matti from Switzerland, thanks man! Was here until 1am again last night trying to keep up with the service queue...

Dave, next Tuesday or Wednesday am?

Shirk, don't forget about Helena's white Commy. No shortage of white bikes in our house...

Roy, TransAM will replace the old hardtail some day down the road...

Feral, I think I've got some bad news. I'm 190 and I'm running the RP23 at 240 lbs to get a good stiff feel for jumping. I can't really see the Double working for guys over 200 lbs with the standard shock (RP23). Maybe an XFusion DH2.0 with a stiff spring would be the ticket...


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Feral, I think I've got some bad news. I'm 190 and I'm running the RP23 at 240 lbs to get a good stiff feel for jumping. I can't really see the Double working for guys over 200 lbs with the standard shock (RP23). Maybe an XFusion DH2.0 with a stiff spring would be the ticket...


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Haha.. Unfortunately, I couldn't convince the Dept of War and Finance that I need another bike anyways. At least not until she gets her own pump track bike.
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Old 05-15-2009, 07:12 PM   #14
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Thanks for the comments everyone.

Matti from Switzerland, thanks man! Was here until 1am again last night trying to keep up with the service queue...
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Old 05-15-2009, 08:44 PM   #15
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.....shop owner that will do anything to fix your bike even at night! North Shore Bike shop rules!
BUSTED!!! 'member that time you told me my bikes (2 of them) would be ready on wed then i called and said don't rush just do a good job i won't be in till fri then you said ok no problem you'll fix em up? so i said sure. then fri 1:00ish i came in and you literally just started to work on my bikes????? i should have charged you for making me go pick up the shocks from james.......charge you twice for both bikes cause james also just started to work on the shocks and i had to go back twice to get each separately!!!!

true story but meh it's all good cause matt was cool and let me touchy feely all the toys in his shop while i waited. plus he tries hard at remembering my name and that to me is a guy who tries hard at customer service!

although, this article makes me hate you cause.....well cause i can't ride like you and have all those toys like you.

by the way matt, my wife has approve of me getting a new bike.......next year. so i'm saving up my pennies to help you get closer to owning a bentley!!!!
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