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Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by Gunshot-6A, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. Dec 26, 2019 at 11:59 AM
    Recondite

    Recondite Well-Known Member

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    SEEKING ADVICE: I am looking to pick up a 2019 Devinci Sabbath, but they are sold out everywhere and 2020's are a special order. I have found some screamin good deals on line on Pink Bike, but they are in Canada. Sellers state they will ship within the Continent, but still hesitant. Am I just setting myself up to get royal f'd or have others successfully bought through PinkBike Buy/Sell? Are there any safeguards in place like a PayPal secure system or is it simply buyer to seller and their choice of payment and shipment?
     
  2. Dec 26, 2019 at 1:41 PM
    113tac

    113tac Well-Known Member

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    Mostly Stock for now, 265 75 16 Falken AT3W, Tinted fronts...
    I’ve bought/sold a couple bikes on pinkbike. Never outside of the US though. In general it’s definitely a trust thing. I always take a look at their profile to make sure they have a history on pinkbike. I’m weary of people that create accounts with nothing on it. If they seem sketchy I move on.

    I’ve used PayPal for almost all sales except for 3 local. Usually family/friends which isn’t the safest since I don’t think they will cover you if something goes wrong. You can either split the fees or eat the fees of a regular transaction on PayPal.

    i have typically used UPS or fedex but I would likely use bike flights for the future. I think it would be a little bit cheaper through them.

    as far as the Canada part, I have no idea between the exchange rate and any customs fees it may or may not be worth it.
     
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  3. Dec 27, 2019 at 4:29 AM
    honda50r

    honda50r Not a Mallcrawler

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    Don't overthink it - Canada is easy. Pay for Goods/Services through Paypal, use Bike Flights for shipping, and enjoy the strong dollar. If the package does have customs issues (it won't) only the shipper is liable for the fees. Buying from Canada is easy

    A phone call goes a long way to build trust in my experience. And a picture of the Driver's License
     
  4. Dec 27, 2019 at 5:58 AM
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    The trails are pretty bare here. We need more snow!

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  5. Dec 27, 2019 at 7:19 AM
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    I'm a big fan of the 29x3 WTB Rangers on my Krampus. They're much lighter and roll faster than most of the other 3" options I've tried or seen, and they've hooked up well enough in the corners for me so far.
     
  6. Dec 27, 2019 at 7:23 AM
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    I used to work with Lance, and he's the sole owner now. His bikes are super solid and have a serious cult following for a reason. I wouldn't even hesitate, get it.

    What about "run what ya brung" and invest that money in your ST? It would go a long way into making it a fun bike at those races, and since you're not trying to podium, it'll just be a more enjoyable ride. Less maintenance, less space, less waste, and your ST would be more fun on your daily rides too.

    What size are you looking for? I can get you a size medium right now (new, from a shop) :thumbsup:
     
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  7. Dec 27, 2019 at 7:32 AM
    113tac

    113tac Well-Known Member

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    Nice, I might try them. I like the minions a ton though. So much traction on everything I’ve ridden them on, even snow/ice/slush. The sidewalks are like perfectly stiff, no bounce or rolling in corners.
     
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  8. Dec 27, 2019 at 8:46 AM
    paleh0rse

    paleh0rse Well-Known Member

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    I definitely like me some Minions, as well; however, they're super aggressive and heavy, so I only run them on my full-squish bike that sees more gnar in places like Pisgah. Outside of those conditions, though, they seem like they slow the bike down, rather than speed things up. The vast majority of my riding is XC singlespeed stuff, so the Minions are simply not the right tire for that IMO.

    tl;dr: The Minions are awesome tires under the right conditions.
     
  9. Dec 27, 2019 at 1:25 PM
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    Spent the AM at Blankets Creek today. Been telling myself that I want to change up bikes again. Just to try something different. Still can’t get the smuggler I demoed out of my head.

    Honestly though, trek and other big brands may get lot of flack, but trek sure nailed the fuel ex IMHO. Still wouldn’t mind a change, but in the hands of this everyday joe, this bike is pure fun. Up and down.

    Photo dump. Pay no attention to the budget and dated parts.

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  10. Dec 27, 2019 at 1:34 PM
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    Seeing how long I can keep stock(ish) OVTuned
    I have those in the 27.5x2.8 flavor on my Timberjack. No complaints. Was considering swapping them for the XR4 TIs like I have on my Fuel EX, for some extra bite..
    Time will tell, they aren't ready to be replaced yet...

    It's a solid, pretty well sorted platform.
    Still beating mine.
    Gonna hold with a budget, and just do some upgrades soon... After I get the BIG bike back together...
     
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  11. Dec 27, 2019 at 2:02 PM
    113tac

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    They’ve always done a good job with fuel, I’ve never ridden one and not enjoyed it. I’ve been considering adding a top fuel or fuel ex but I kind of want something different
     
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  12. Dec 27, 2019 at 5:29 PM
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    I’ve got my alarm set for 5:45. Headed on a gravel bike thrash fest tomorrow with the mtb group. A few cutthroats, Fargo’s. And I’ll be putting back on my WTB Resolutes on my Jamis Renegade (the steel one ;)). Should be good times.

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  13. Dec 27, 2019 at 5:55 PM
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    If I decide to stick with mine, I’ll throw some part upgrades at it. The circa who knows fox float that’s on there has served me well. But that bike is begging for a fork with a little more class. The float can move over to the hardtail I’d like to put together in the future. I have a bit of an itch I may need to scratch for some blingy wheels too :anonymous:

    That’s my biggest hang up. Every time I ride it, it makes me smile. It seems to do most everything well, by my standards. If I move to something else for the sake of change, there is certainly a chance I’ll regret it. We’ll see.
     
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  14. Dec 27, 2019 at 7:46 PM
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    Built this jet 9 from used parts mostly from pink bike and craigslist. Really enjoying the ride.

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  15. Dec 27, 2019 at 10:03 PM
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    Inked Tacoma GOT INK?????

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    2019 Tacoma TRD Sport DCLB De-Badged, Tent done Coming soon Bilstein set at 2 inch fronts rear 1.5 AAL 17 inch wheels and 265 BFG AT..... Speaker replacement sub and amp and of course window tent! Gone but not forgotten 08 Prerunner TRD Rugged Trail ICON Coil-overs/2.5 V.S. Series Remote Resi Shocks ICON Uni-Ball arms Camburg lift spindles ( Removed Swaybar) Dever 3 inch Lift Springs & Flip Kit, KMS XD Enduro 16x8 258/75 Mickey Thompson BAJA ATZ TRD Cat-Back Tint 30% side/Limo in back. The one that started it all 1999 Tacoma Preunner 6 inch Fabtech drop-bracket with custom kings all the way around AllPro 5 inch springs 35's custom paint and one bitch-en Alpine seystem for sound!!!
    Can not go wrong with a NINER the one I just built is my 5th one it’s the RIP RDO check it out it in here nice t to far back! Thanks for looking
     
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  16. Dec 28, 2019 at 10:18 AM
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    We heard they had good pepperoni rolls.

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  17. Dec 28, 2019 at 12:46 PM
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    backcountryj Well-Known Member

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    FML. My LBS (cough Trek cough) is now carrying Santa Cruz too.
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  18. Dec 28, 2019 at 1:01 PM
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    Nice! Oakmont Bakery, very familiar with the place. I take the gang at Dirty Harry's cookies periodically. A good day for Urban/Gravel ride as all the local trails sorta suck.
     
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  19. Dec 28, 2019 at 1:20 PM
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    Seeing how long I can keep stock(ish) OVTuned
    Time to sell the Fuel already?
     
  20. Dec 28, 2019 at 1:37 PM
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    backcountryj Well-Known Member

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    Haha, possibly/probably. Demo fleet won’t be around until spring so I’ll be attempting to resist the urge to buy until I can test ride.

    The picture was just for shits and giggles. The manager suggested the photo op as he knew I had a quicksand taco. It’s not a perfect match to that Hightower, but it’s a little something for their Facebook page.
     

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