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mtnbykr05 ride100percent's article
Nov 23, 2015 at 18:08
Nov 23, 2015
100% Brisker Gloves: What's Covering Your Hands When It's Cold Out?
I would look to a thicker glove and one with a water resistant outer if you have intentions of repeating your snow storm ordeal. These gloves work best in above freezing temps and lack any water resistance. You could squeeze in a wool or poly liner to be comfortable a few degrees colder.
mtnbykr05 pinkbikeaudience's article
Nov 19, 2015 at 6:08
Nov 19, 2015
Steve Peat Announces Retirement From World Cup Racing
Actually, I think he already has been knighted.
mtnbykr05 davidarthur's article
Nov 18, 2015 at 7:53
Nov 18, 2015
Flare's Stage Enduro Jersey and Short - Review
Now that I've gotten a look at your other jerseys, I think it comes down to your logo. It reminds me of something me ma' would buy me at Old Navy. One, most people prefer to appear that they don't need a label, such as "Rider", as it almost gives an image of being a poser, especially being proudly being displayed on the chest. Second, most large brands either have an 'image' for a logo (Fox, TLD, Royal, etc), or a very simple lettering small on the jersey like Dakine or RaceFace. Also, in nearly all cases, the logo is somehow streamlined into the design as opposed to a looking like T-Shirt with some catchy saying or image.
mtnbykr05 davidarthur's article
Nov 18, 2015 at 7:38
Nov 18, 2015
Flare's Stage Enduro Jersey and Short - Review
Flare, people like simple. Your jersey is too busy. The 3 design features are the center stripes, the topography, and the logo/lettering. Ditch any one of them, and the jersey would have a much better finish. I have tons of riding clothing in my closet, but only a few I choose to wear. Some of the most busy clothing, race jerseys for example, I almost never wear. The ones I keep going back to, are the little logo, 2 color, simple layout design. Think of it like a fine quisine. Not enough spices, and the dish is too bland. Too much spices and it over powers main flavor and no one flavor shines through. Put in just the right quantity of spices, and certain flavors pop, and you have the goldilocks of dishes.
mtnbykr05 bradwalton's photo
Nov 17, 2015 at 13:44
Nov 17, 2015
What frame is it?

mtnbykr05 TheProsCloset's article
Nov 11, 2015 at 8:00
Nov 11, 2015
Video: The Pro's Closet Museum Series - Ned Overend
I'm not hating on 29'rs. I've ridden my share, and speed and traction are huge noticeable improvements. I would love to own a short travel, aggressive, 29/27.5+, FS 29. What I'm getting at is this "bike check" sticks of corporate marketing typical of Specialized. I've worked at several Specialized stores over the years and I'm not hating on their bikes, although I thought the old demo rode like a pile of poo, I currently ride a Spec, Stumpy Evo 650 (my 26" stumpy rode better) and I think they have a killer bike between the Camber, Stumpy 29, and Enduro 29. However, I like my bikes easier to flick about, and therefore as my go to bike I've chosen the smaller wheelsize, and as you can see, so have many DH riders, Enduro riders, and a handful of really good XC riders. What I will tell you from working amongst the Specialized worshippers, is that they are very narrow minded as to what their customer should ride, and 4/5 times it's a bike like the Epic. They consider bikes like the Camber and Stumpy to be long travel, pseudo downhill bikes, and the slackness in your head angle is just to give you an illusion you are further back on the bike. The same could be said the other way, as those that are aggro rider but has no intentions of sending it huge or going lap after lap in the bike park also shouldn't be riding a Demo. In the end, most people are just happy riding their bike, usually no matter what it is. However, what I like seeing most is a rider truly enjoying their ride, because they aren't struggling to control their bike because it's not a sharp steering, ridged, harsh ride. Confidence in their bike and its capabilities because the bike has geometry that provides stability and traction for ups and downs. Comfort during long hours in the saddle because the geometry is neutral and balanced between the front and rear, and lower maintenance so the rider can ride more often, with less out of pocket costs. When the rider has all this, they are more likely to enjoy the ride, go further, ride MORE trails, and do it more often.
mtnbykr05 skyride's article
Nov 11, 2015 at 6:25
Nov 11, 2015
Video: Local Lines are the Best Lines
BackyardFreerider: I wouldn't take mtn bike action's word on it. They have amateur rider's with journalism degrees writing the reviews over the course of a day or two, or if lucky, a single run. They probably have less experience riding big bikes than 90-95% of us on this site.
mtnbykr05 TheProsCloset's article
Nov 8, 2015 at 7:37
Nov 8, 2015
Video: The Pro's Closet Museum Series - Ned Overend
It also sounds like every person who walks into my shop after visiting a Specialized shop. They've been convinced the 29' is better and small wheels are just for child's play. They've also been duped into needing the Brain shock, and an Epic is the perfect trail bike. Even for those who have never competes and 60year old men who would need a 50mm riser bar, max spacers, and riser stem to combat the race-focused geometry so his spine can make it though the ride. "Oh, the shop didn't tell you the shock needs service 1-2 times a year and that will run you $200 and 3 weeks without your bike?"
mtnbykr05 TheProsCloset's article
Nov 8, 2015 at 7:31
Nov 8, 2015
Video: The Pro's Closet Museum Series - Ned Overend
Those competing in "rough downhills" have been on 26" wheels up until a few years ago and not one 29'r DH bike has competitively on the WC circuits, AND Nino Schurter, the current XC world champ, is a promoter of the smaller wheels. So yes, this does sound like the garbage Specialized forces their riders to push.
mtnbykr05 PBShareTheRide's article
Nov 7, 2015 at 7:59
Nov 7, 2015
Share the Ride is Back for 2015 - Donate and Win
Rockshox vs Fox Sram X1 vs Sram X01 Simple as that. Although if it were me, I'd still take the spec on the Intrigue.
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