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Uh, one: Levy needs to be louder, angrier and have access to a time machine.
Two: Whenever Levy's not on a podcast, all the commenters should be asking "Where's Levy?"
One can only dream..
Best women's tech t's and jerseys: Dharco. Very comfortable, breathable, lightweight, fun colors and designs, great company to support. Their new tech t's are my new favorite thing- wear them even in the gm.
Best women's shorts: Sombrio. Comfortable, durable, great material and fit. Just enough pockets, but not too many.
Best helmets: IXS. Both full face and half shell. Comfortable, great look, interesting colors, great venting.
Gloves: Dakine. Offers a wide array of options from minimalistic to lost of padding, depending on what you want.
Packs: Dakine. Backpack or waist pack- both are well designed, very durable, great styling, sufficient pocket count. Phone pockets could be a bit bigger.
Pads- Dakine and Sombrio are both great. Comfortable, nice fit and adjustability, clean look.
Shoes: Five/Ten. Remember when they designed with Teva? Miss those shoes. They were the best!!!
Honorable mentions: Dakine- nice material/fit, but the colors of the womens jerseys are getting weird/ugly. TL Designs- can run a bit small, but nice cuts and colors. Raceface- great cuts, but materials can be a bit thick, so maybe more of cooler weather use stuff.
PNW components- they are on to something. tried their stuff after the PB review a few weeks ago. Tech t's are a very comfortable material and great cut but run a little small. Colors could use a little help. Shorts are comfortable.
Disagree with the Pit Viper opinion. They embrace the satire of mtn biking seriousness, but take the satire soo far it is nothing but annoying. People who wear their stuff are usually the biggest self-entitled a**holes on the trail. Ew. Reminds me of people who say crap about you and then say "just joking" when you know they really aren't joking.
*I am not sponsored by anyone, I just love good gear.
The next line of the song “But style is something versatile, and in the way you move and in the way you smile” kinda paraphrases the rest of the essay.
DH: ya, ok bud
Also if you don't want to do the podcast - then don’t. We all love listening to you, but if it’s a drag for you then frankly it’s not the happy bike chat/banter that I thought it was. You don’t owe us anything.
Thanks for filling in for Levy.
Thanks for listening, all, and I will continue to make them for the interim.
I know to you guys we (the masses) probably just seem like a bunch of f*ckwits who want more water bottle mounts and complain about everything anyone does at any point…(correct) - but you guys are in our ears chatting away all the time, often listening to you speak or reading what you write more than I spend hanging with some friends or family - so it feels a bit like you’re a group of people we care about. (As strange as that might be)
We just wanted clarification or not if Levy returning eventually from some downtime in Nino’s sex dungeon.