29

Jul

Still thinking about a Summer 2014 holiday with us in Whistler?

Canadian Affair currently have September dates available at just £398 per person return from Gatwick to Vancouver.

Stay 7 nights (20th Sept - 27th Sept) for $775 (~£500)
Stay 9 nights (22nd Sept - 1st Oct) for $965 (~£630)
Stay 14 nights (20th Sept - 4th Oct) for $1434 (~£935)

Based on our Whistler Experience half board catered and guided package with 2 share pricing. 3 share rooms available at a reduced rate.

What are you waiting for?

16

Jul

green monsterHere's a pretty sweet shot of Joel taming the infamous 'green monster'.

Helped by his 2014 Scott Genius LT in full Enduro spec with Fox's 26" 36 Float 180 and a pair of DT Swiss' 27.5" EX1750 wheelset shod in Continental's Trail King tyres.

Thanks for the photo's Joern Rohde

15

Jul

voltageDH650bThe Voltage FR hit the market probably as one of the most versatile bikes we will ever see.
Here at BBB we've had all manner of Voltage FR built up to suit all manner of riders and trails. From our original 2010 Fr10 frame only bikes built up either as Whistler park bikes with 40 RC2's forks, DHX RC4 rear shocks, Fr2350 wheels or as sub 30lb Squamish shuttle bikes with 36 float 160's, RP23 and EX1750 wheels and 450mm seatposts to give a full pedal height post with full DH drop, the bikes were simply amazing.

The incredibly planted new (2013) Gambler is yet another uber adjustable bike from Scott and it like to charge hard and go fast. 

We've had a thing for the Voltage FR since first roding them and after a chairlift chat at crankworx with Ben Walker the DH product manager at Scott USA about building a 27.5 DH voltage, he suggested he'd see what he had left.
Happily he managed to find a 2012 Voltage Team DH frame and sent it over for a target 27.5 build.

So, thanks to Fox for the 40 float 27.5, some custom offset shock mounts, long rear IDS dropouts and a bunch of parts from Gravity and hubs and rims from DT.. the project was realised.

The motivation for 27.5 was simply after riding the new generation Genius 700. The wheel size made perfect sense for the riding here and those subtle differences from 26 all seemed to align to be a benefit for teh riding our bikes are put through in the Sea-to-sky corridoor.

So, 27.5 Voltage DH seems to work plenty well on the bike park with the lighter weight being a huge plus.. however its no suprise that Scott launced their 2015 DH lines with 27.5 wheels in mind.

13

May

2014 genius premium A few borrowed parts to get it rolling, but here's a preview of what our 2014 guide trail bikes will look like when as they start pounding the Whistler trails!
"Man boobs", and "Hueso" two of Squamish's newest trails were part of a perfect shake down ride today.

Seasons here, bikes are almost ready, is your holiday booked?!

 

 

18

Mar

Having run on our last web site since early 2010, it was time to kick the old one to the kerb and get a new site underway.

We've launched earlier than expected due to the old site causing a few issues, so the new site is officially a 'work in progress' while we sort the bugs and get the content dialled.

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13

Mar

gambler snowWhistlers World famous bike park is scheduled to open in just 9 weeks!

After a slow start to winter, Whistler has had an unfathomable amount of snow over the last 6 weeks. Almost 22 feet in total this season so far!

Fingers crossed that the warm trend continues and the snow starts its annual retreat sooner than later.
The trails are open in Squamish and the biking buzz is high.

Still thinking about making the trip? Think fast, dates are booking uup!

11

Jun

Its Business Time - trail maintenanceAs a commercial operator holding a commercial mountain biking tenure to enable us to operate guided mountain biking tour in the Whistler Valley means that we have an obligation to put back.

This obligation comes from both; our legal requirement based on the terms we presented to the government in our recreation management plan when we originally applied for tenure, the other is on a personal and non-professional level in that we (and our staff) not only ride the trails with clients, but we all take a huge personal enjoyment from riding these trails throughout the valley

– why wouldn’t we do our bit to make sure this superb trail network is in a constant state of improvement and evolution.

Want to see what riding in Whistler is like?