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haljohnson mikekazimer's article
Jul 18, 2014 at 8:59
Jul 18, 2014
Yeti SB5c - Review
40 is just around the corner son -
haljohnson mikekazimer's article
Jul 17, 2014 at 15:44
Jul 17, 2014
Yeti SB5c - Review
yep - getting older has it's upsides
haljohnson mikekazimer's article
Jul 17, 2014 at 13:52
Jul 17, 2014
Yeti SB5c - Review
I agree completely kzuma - a super light bike that goes the distance. time and again i find myself over-gunned on the travel side with 150mm, regardless of the trail profile, but by the same token, I don't want to ride an xc bike. this is a category that has legs. i know i'm gonna get punished for saying this, but enduro, at least here in the us, is for punters that arent fast enough to race dh and too lazy to climb aggressively. yeti is anticipating the massive gap that the enduro category has created in the market - despite what the haters are saying, this was a smart move.
haljohnson the-rise's article
Jul 16, 2014 at 12:44
Jul 16, 2014
haljohnson JoeDick's article
Jul 15, 2014 at 16:51
Jul 15, 2014
Drinking From The Source
making memories - for some reason it's only the good stuff that you remember down the road...
haljohnson mikelevy's article
Jul 11, 2014 at 10:52
Jul 11, 2014
Opinion - Cater To Your Weaknesses
BCBR winners are all picking up their bikes and running over technical bits. that was my experience a few years back anyway. this a good article but in the end it's just conveniently advocating a move toward an enduro style set up, which is the general industry trend anyway.
haljohnson JordanCarr's article
Jul 11, 2014 at 10:40
Jul 11, 2014
Garmin Edge 800 - Review
how do you go about getting a unit refurbished? bought an 800 (pretty sure it was an 800, it was expensive as all hell is all i remember) years ago, found it to be substandard and replaced it with a polar, and have since replaced with my phone...this discussion thread is getting me interested in potentially giving the garmin another try, but my battery is killed, and the usb slot is rusted, and my screen is pretty scratched up - any advice?
haljohnson JordanCarr's article
Jul 11, 2014 at 10:36
Jul 11, 2014
Garmin Edge 800 - Review
very helpful, thanks. not a bad idea on the mounting, I'll try running them both at the same time today and see how it comes out. would be interesting regardless.
haljohnson JordanCarr's article
Jul 10, 2014 at 15:39
Jul 10, 2014
Garmin Edge 800 - Review
i'd be genuinely interested to know how they open up a new world for long rides - maybe I'm not using the device to it's potential? my experience was: a) bulky (on or off the handlebars - it would slip when i took rough downhill sections) b) hard to configure (getting the output on the screen to look the way i liked it was not easy, and would arbitrarily shift back to default on a regular basis c) not rugged (usb port rusted out so it wouldn't charge properly or transfer data, and the screen scratched - you're telling me after 500 bucks I gotta spend more for a case? d) battery life deteriorated significantly over time - and eventually would not charge because of problems associated with c). i've stopped using all devices for about six months now, and am relying on my smartphone and I've been pretty happy with the results. for long rides i find im prepared ahead of time anyway with a map, so there isn't much a garmin will add to the experience outside of tracking stats, but again, i could be wrong.
haljohnson JordanCarr's article
Jul 10, 2014 at 12:12
Jul 10, 2014
Garmin Edge 800 - Review
I've owned this specific device, found that for the price it was bulky and I had a few difficulties with the usb port rusting out, the screen/monitor (which is too small to see properly as you ride) getting scratched, and the battery life getting progressively shorter and shorter. 500 dollars? Customer service is also sub standard, as I was not able to warrantee the device without spending multiple hours on the phone and spending additional coin on postage. IMHO these devices are becoming more and more redundant - even if you are doing serious treks into the mountains, in which case you should be buying a dedicated gps nav device from an outdoor shop. My advice is just use your smartphone - there are a ton of very useful apps on the market that do a better job than this device.
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