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  1. I use the Topeak on my road bike and I'm pretty...

    I use the Topeak on my road bike and I'm pretty happy with it.
  2. North Face has some excellent options in their...

    North Face has some excellent options in their Active Line for affordable prices plus their cuts tend to be long enough to fit tall folks in their normal sizes. Hard Mountain Gear also has similar...
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    Are you suggesting that the capability to pick...

    Are you suggesting that the capability to pick your line has nothing to do with being a good cyclist? Or conversely are you suggesting that a good suspension system makes one a better rider?

    A...
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    Oh sorry . BLEAHHH . SCREEE .... BWAAAAA ...

    Oh sorry . BLEAHHH . SCREEE .... BWAAAAA

    I've always been in the "throw it in the refrigerator and forget it" camp. When I do clean, I just go through a LOT of wrinse cyles and fill it with...
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    Kahtoola pull on spikes

    http://www.amazon.com/Kahtoola-MICROspikes-Traction-System-Black/dp/B002NBLAS0/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1296691258&sr=8-7

    Anyone have any experience using these in conjunction with clipless pedals. ...
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    Sounds like you had a bike with a higher bottom...

    Sounds like you had a bike with a higher bottom bracket. That has nothing to do with a 29er. Maybe there is one out there you would like and plenty of 26ers with higher bottom brackets.
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    This is an argument that is technically true but...

    This is an argument that is technically true but practically nonsense. I can spin up the front wheel of my 29er to 10mph with a single flick of my finger. Mind you, I run giant tires and Rhynolite...
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    Just picked up a new antidote bladder. The new...

    Just picked up a new antidote bladder. The new fill port opens and closes easily. The best new feature is the quick disconnect tube. It makes filling WAY easier as you no longer have to rethread...
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    Something in between the Dinottes and the...

    Something in between the Dinottes and the Superflash would be a PDW Radbot 1000 or a Blackburn Mars 4.0.
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    Being partial to SRAM (especially in sloppy...

    Being partial to SRAM (especially in sloppy conditions), I believe that the Mukluk is actually a superior build.

    The Mukluk also comes with Twist Shifts which are probably a better choice for...
  11. Longer term report ...

    Longer term, I'm disappointed by the Rox 9.0. I really wished I had gone for the Garmin 305.

    On the hardware side, the battery life IS excellent. However, I plug the Rox into my computer so...
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    Have you considered the possibility that I might...

    Have you considered the possibility that I might be a powerlifter? At my thinnest (8% body fat) I was 230#. I've seen much smaller folks produce similar results. It's their product design and...
  13. Though, as I recall it came with the appropriate...

    Though, as I recall it came with the appropriate sized pin spanner for battery removal.
  14. Buy a pin spanner from Sears. This will also...

    Buy a pin spanner from Sears. This will also come in handy if you have to lube a pump.
  15. A word of warning, the stock build on that bike...

    A word of warning, the stock build on that bike isn't that great. The Andel triple crank with granny removed has a LOUSY chainline. The brakes start giving you problems after a while and the...
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    Bugs: 1) Importing data from Data Center 1.1b...

    Bugs:

    1) Importing data from Data Center 1.1b takes forever!!! ON mine, they did not finish.
    2) GIANT discrepencies between logs and trip mileage values makes me think that metric/English...
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    Well, that's the thing about anecdotal evidence. ...

    Well, that's the thing about anecdotal evidence. You have to investigate the circumstances. There seems to be a class for whom Egg Beaters work great. From what I gather they are IN GENERAL:

    1)...
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    Here is my experience among many with Crank...

    Here is my experience among many with Crank Brothers. A pair of Acids seized and twisted off it's own end cap from pedaling after only 6 months of use ON THE ROAD. Crank Brothers' line was that I...
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    I think it would be unethical to resell that...

    I think it would be unethical to resell that garbage in my opinion.
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    I believe there are cleat covers available.

    I believe there are cleat covers available.
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    It does depend on where you ride and your...

    It does depend on where you ride and your particular determination to avoid cross chaining. However, most folks get by fine with one ring for ... almost everything.

    Think of the rings as...
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    It's not that easy. However ... in general ... ...

    It's not that easy. However ... in general ...

    1) Long shallow climbs: Gear down a couple of gears and try to spin it out. As soon as you start to feel the gearing creep up on you, downshift...
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    I was climbing a hill the other day when my...

    I was climbing a hill the other day when my computer went to zero. Then it mysteriously started working about with no additional intervention. I suspect the power lines near the road.

    When I...
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    Imba

    If you don't want to spend all your free time FIXING your trail, buy a copy of IMBA's Trail Solutions. Read it carefully, follow it's guidelines.

    Check the IMBA trailbuilding school schedule :...
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    Yep, to begin with GPS doesn't measure elevation...

    Yep, to begin with GPS doesn't measure elevation accurately. Yes, if the weather changes, you're readings will be off. So ... You just have to live with the inaccuracy.
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