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BikesBoatsNJeeps mikekazimer's article
Nov 21, 2017 at 13:51
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Bontrager Line Pro 30 Carbon Wheels - Review
@j-t-g: it's a hassle, but the discount from cost is hefty. I'm not a fanboi, but paying less than a 1/3 of list will put you on a lot of Trek/Bontrager kit. I'm most impressed with their tires these days, I use the XR4 team issue on my mountain rig and find them to be grippy and long wearing, and they set up perfectly on the TLR rims. I use the AW2 TLRs on my commuter/road bike in a 700x28 and they have great grip, and wear well, almost 3000mi on a rear and double that for the front. I've been avoiding their helmets and shoes otherwise, I'm really happy with nearly everything I end up purchasing.
BikesBoatsNJeeps mikekazimer's article
Nov 21, 2017 at 10:15
2 days
Bontrager Line Pro 30 Carbon Wheels - Review
@wibblywobbly: there was a day, when Keith Bontrager's name on a product commanded a certain amount of respect, unfortunately, you likely weren't alive then. Those of us that have been riding MTB since the 80's can recall those days. Maybe when you grow up you'll understand.
BikesBoatsNJeeps mikekazimer's article
Nov 21, 2017 at 10:10
2 days
Bontrager Line Pro 30 Carbon Wheels - Review
Bad shop, Dexter has availability, which is typically pretty reliable, and estimated delivery dates. If they don't know how to type "Line 30" into a search engine, then I wouldn't trust them to service my ride.
BikesBoatsNJeeps mikekazimer's article
Nov 21, 2017 at 10:06
2 days
Bontrager Line Pro 30 Carbon Wheels - Review
I use Bontrager wheels on my Chromag but since the Trek EP is so ridiculously good, I use Bontrager kit on everything. They're standard wheels carry a five year warranty, not sure about carbon. I've only seen super obvious cases of abuse/idiocy result in a rejected claim, so if it is truly a JRA break then you're likely going to get a free replacement. Also, IMHO the Bontrager tubeless system is the simplest and most reliable setup out there. I've never had a tire fail to setup on the first try, and the only time I've had a tire burp was when I was aired down to ~15psi on a standard 29x2.3 for some snow riding.
BikesBoatsNJeeps pinkbikeaudience's article
Nov 16, 2017 at 2:59
Nov 16, 2017
The 2017 Pinkbike Festive Gift Guide
@schofell84: my Octal helmet is very nice, but it was still $140 wholesale. I don't think it's as good as it's MSRP indicates. Their gear is ridiculously expensive.
BikesBoatsNJeeps raceface's article
Nov 14, 2017 at 9:09
Nov 14, 2017
Race Face Introduces Carbon Wheel Guarantee
Who's buying anything? Warranty. And I ride a Chromag now. Except my road bike, which is Trek Boone.
BikesBoatsNJeeps raceface's article
Nov 14, 2017 at 4:37
Nov 14, 2017
Race Face Introduces Carbon Wheel Guarantee
I've been breaking Trek frames, and Bontrager wheels for years and they've yet to balk at a warranty. In the last 10 years they've replaced five mountain frames, two road frames and about 12 wheels. None of it was through negligent abuse, but they probably could have denied one or two of those claims. I broke a frame on Wednesday once and they had my replacement on Friday.
BikesBoatsNJeeps mikelevy's article
Sep 27, 2017 at 11:08
Sep 27, 2017
MRP Ribbon Fork - Review
I've been riding my Ribbon for few months now and am really impressed. The chassis is rigid, especially compared to my 100mm Fox 32 on my CV rig. I'm about 220 on the bike, so rigidity was really important. Fine tuning the fork has been a bit time consuming, I still don't have my pressures completely dialed, and unless I'm on the roughest of rough, I'm not using the entire 150mm of travel I'm set to. The Ramp Control has been a life saver. I rode some fast flowy stuff locally and was able to open it most the way up to get deeper into the travel, without changing pressure, I took the fork to Pisgah and added several clicks of ramp control and had all the end stroke support I needed on the steeper/hairier terrain, the next day I rode some Knoxville Urban Wilderness, and backed it off a couple clicks to free up the end stroke. Perfect, no pump required. Frankly, I think the arch looks good, and like the exposed lattice. I've gotten comments from several riding buddies and some gawkers at the trailhead. Mostly it's a positive reaction, occasionally, I get a neutral comment. Love the fork, love the customer support. Great Job MRP.
BikesBoatsNJeeps vernonfelton's article
Sep 12, 2017 at 10:20
Sep 12, 2017
Staran FSM-140 – Review
@mollow: my Rootdown BA has a pf92.
BikesBoatsNJeeps paulaston's article
Sep 2, 2017 at 12:07
Sep 2, 2017
It's The Final Randoms - Eurobike 2017
Imagine the fire when the battery goes.
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