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3000 Strong and Fighting for a Cure – The BC Ride

The second Ride to Conquer Cancer of 2012 was another great success. Traveling from Vancouver BC to Seattle WA over 3000 riders collectively raised more than $11.2 Million. This sum of money is given to the BC Cancer Foundation in the search for a cure for Cancer. Through wind, rain, hills and flat tires these […]

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A Brief History Through Time and Development

The 1992 Norco Rampage was the first Mountain bike to be engineered specifically for use with a suspension fork. Before this time, if a bike utilized front suspension there was a geometry tradeoff based on the elevated front end and slacked, tall geometry. This change was a big deal! Looking at where bikes are today […]

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Alberta Ride To Conquer Cancer – Thanks Again!

The 2011 Ride To Conquer Cancer Alberta edition is complete and we showed you the fun, weather and determination in an earlier post. One more video is ready from the weekend though. A compilation of Time-Lapse and photos here is a recap of the weekend’s event. Thank you to everyone that participated and to all […]

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Riding to Conquer Cancer Alberta Style

The 2011 Ride To Conquer Cancer out of Calgary Alberta took place this weekend and was a roaring success. More than 2200 riders collectively raised more than $8.6 million towards finding a cure for cancer. Congratulations to all the riders and thank you for making a difference. Here is a short video that shows the […]

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BC Ride To Conquer Cancer – Great Work!!!!

The British Columbia Ride To Conquer Cancer is the 2nd of 4 tours across Canada raising money in the search for a cure to cancer. For the BC ride, 2879 riders participated riding approximately 220kms from Vancouver BC to Seattle WA. These riders came together to raise an impressive $11.1 million. That averages out to […]

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Learning Sustainability From Those in Nairobi

Sustainability and bikes are two of the most congruent ideas since peanut butter and jam. Zero emissions, health benefits, affordability… The list goes on and on. While us North American-ites are slowly moving in this general direction, it is great to see other area of the world that are further along the embracement path. Check […]

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Mountain Biking Through The Years, How Times Change

In it’s simplest form, a bicycle is nothing more than a couple of wheels and some metal holding them together. Looking closer at a modern bike though, it is a marvel of technology. The technology that goes into gearing, brakes and suspension alone are enough to make your head spin. Looking back over even the […]

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Join us for Bike to Work Week

Join Norco and the Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition on November 1 – 7 for the fall edition of Bike to Work Week. Sure, riding during the winter months can be a challenge, but with the right lights, fenders and preparation and a little motivation, anyone can do it! To help out all of the winter […]

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Bicycle Suspension – Part 4 – VPP vs DW-Link

The Virtual Pivot Point (VPP) and DW-Link are two relatively new suspension designs on the market. They both offer great benefits in ride quality over other, simpler designs but also have a few downfalls that will be discussed. The two designs look very similar to one another, but are in fact quite different. Both designs […]

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