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mtnbykr05 meagerdude's article
Nov 22, 2017 at 8:31
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2017 Fall/Winter Gear Guide - 7 Men's Kits Tested
@DrPete: that's great input. I'm fairly well covered on drizzle gear between my windstopper jacket and soft shell shorts, but my waterproof shorts fit poorly and are heavy and bulky. My jacket would be amazing, if it only had a drop tail. Between the poor fitting shorts (too big), and the lack of a drop tail, my lower back still gets wet. @meagerdude: that's really the direction I've been leaning, given the past years review on them. I figure I can always layer extra if I need something warmer, but staying dry is key. That Maloja stuff is looking great! I wasn't impressed with their gear from years past, but more and more their products are looking better every year. Those pants look top notch on fit and quality. That jacket looks just like my current setup, with a better fit, but the lack of pit zips is a bummer. Definitely one to keep on the radar for future.
mtnbykr05 meagerdude's article
Nov 21, 2017 at 20:32
18 hours
2017 Fall/Winter Gear Guide - 7 Men's Kits Tested
What's the temps you've been riding in with the jacket/short combo? I've been really looking at getting a better set of waterproof shorts or pants and a better fitting jacket. I'm mainly looking at Fox and Endura, but I'm hesitant getting the Fire gear from Fox as I run fairly warm as is. I can usually get by with a gore-tex paclite jacket and a baselayer down to freezing or just below. Really aiming at a pair of pants, and the only ones Fox has are either water resistant Demo pants or the Fire. The fear I have is I'll overheat in the Fire gear and how waterproof the Fire gear is. I live outside Seattle and this time of the year, without fully waterproof gear, you come back soaked.
mtnbykr05 raceface's article
Nov 14, 2017 at 5:53
Nov 14, 2017
Race Face Introduces Carbon Wheel Guarantee
@jaame: that's classic at Costco. Me ma works the return counter, and has seen everything from nearly full eaten birthday cakes and 10 year old mattresses returned on the last day it was covered. Their motto is 'find a way to say yes.' They will do virtually anything, even return items that were never purchased at Costco, just to keep the member happy. But give your card to someone else to use and they won't hesitate to snip it in half.
mtnbykr05 thibaultmenu's article
Nov 7, 2017 at 6:39
Nov 7, 2017
Wilderness with Yannick Granieri - Video
Unfortunately, the concept of wilderness in Europe and North America are two vastly different concepts. Europe killed off all of the large animals and a large number of forested areas many years ago. That's why when they come to NA, the concept of them even seeing a deer is monumental. Meanwhile in the PNW I have elk and deer wandering around our house like a herd of overbred rabbits, and bears coming down the mountain on garbage day like heffers at a Golden Corral. Wilderness to us means exposed to the elements, no safety net, and no civilization. To Europeans, it means they went outside.
mtnbykr05 mikekazimer's article
Nov 7, 2017 at 6:15
Nov 7, 2017
Ridden and Rated: 7 Long-Travel 29ers
Glad to see you stuck it out. I have seen guys bring bikes back that their wife did not approve, and they bring the look of shame and dissapointment. It's a sad sight. Now, those that are having their SO encourage them to get a new bike, and you're hesitating... just know us single bike guys are like hyena's; we will wait until after the death of your relationship, then pounce. Wheelieing off into the sunset with your chick on the handlebars.
mtnbykr05 mikekazimer's article
Nov 3, 2017 at 21:08
Nov 3, 2017
8 Tips and Tricks for Wet Weather Riding
Flat shoes actually assist greatly in keeping your feet warm. Just like your brake lever can suck the heat from your fingers, the entire pedal/crank assembly can do the same. This is even more prominant with a clip pedal as you're a lot more exposed with the open bottom that comes with cleat mounts; having a shank then a cleat attached to the pedal, all right under your foot. Also, the FiveTen FreeriderEPS high tops are a great flat pedal winter shoe. I used them all last winter as a riding shoe, and also a shoe to throw on after snowboarding all day for trekking around in the snow. Then pair them with a good sock.
mtnbykr05 raceface's article
Nov 1, 2017 at 21:34
Nov 1, 2017
Matt Hunter Back on Race Face After 10-Year Hiatus - Video
Wasn't Matty one of the contestants of the Race Face Freeride video comp from years ago?
mtnbykr05 mikekazimer's article
Oct 26, 2017 at 22:46
Oct 26, 2017
Kyle Strait's Commencal Furious - Red Bull Rampage 2017
Very interesting considering that's exceeding the max pressure for those Stan's rims. 37psi with a 2.4" tire and 26psi with a 2.8".
mtnbykr05 paulaston's article
Oct 20, 2017 at 7:04
Oct 20, 2017
Schwalbe Magic Mary 2.6" Apex - Review
How's is that a scam? They started measuring their tires like the rest of the industry has for years and suddenly they're the bad guy. Maybe considering that the standard width rim in WC DH is 25-28mm wide internally and the new standard for trail bikes is 30+, it actually makes sense to label them as such, since on the trail bike it will measure wider.
mtnbykr05 jasperwesselman's article
Oct 19, 2017 at 7:46
Oct 19, 2017
One Lap With Luke Strobel - Video
As someone who has broken ribs and a clavicle on a log that was only a few feet off the ground, I can tell you, some of us avoid them like the plague, especially when wet. The risk to reward is not worth it. I get little pleasure out of completing one and have no shame walking. Skinnies and logs need to dodo the F out.
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