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CamelBak Chase Bike Vest - June 16, 2019, 7:13 a.m.

With tube, tools, pump, CO2, and bottle on my bike and a pair of Swat bibs I haven't worn a pack in 3 years.  I have a 1l Hydrapack flexible bottle that carries in the bib pocket better than any fanny pack ever could.

Wrapping your Ride for Posterity (and resale!) - May 9, 2019, 9:02 a.m.

My latest bike is raw aluminum.

A Mountain Bikers' Retirement Plan - May 2, 2019, 10:10 a.m.

I retired almost 6 years ago and 1 year ago was offered a PT job at the LBS.  I plan on 2 1/2 days a week over the summer and still get 1 day over the winter.  I have learned new skills, relearned some old ones and kept my bike account flush.  Best of all when I talk bikes endlessly no one rolls their eyes or changes the subject.  I have a good boss and coworkers and always look forward to work now.  I am very thankful that the manager took a chance on me!

My Three Favourite Bikes from Sea Otter - April 18, 2019, 5:03 a.m.

I have an old alloy Syncros on my Explosif townie and one of those XTR derailleurs with the Rollamajig still in my parts box.

The way Gravity Guerrilla has done their cable routing needs to be the industry standard.  Whoever came up with internal routing for mountain bikes should be trapped in a Walmart for the rest of their miserable life.

Introducing the Forbidden Bikes Druid - April 3, 2019, 7:51 a.m.

There are dealers with Black's Cycle in Comox being one.  A friend has been on one for a while and he says that it's the best climbing bike he's ever been on.  Can't wait to try one.

An E-MTB from YT. Seriously! - March 28, 2019, 7:13 a.m.

Still think they're for lazy people.

How About That Chromag Doctahawk? - Feb. 22, 2019, 9:40 a.m.

Well, I am a hardtail guy, who rides a Pipedream Moxie a lot of the time.  I was surprised just how little the lack of rear suspension slowed me down, that is until the hits get bigger.  I am happy to see Chromag pushing the geometry boundry, how else are we going to know what's too far?

2019 7Mesh Guardian Jacket - Reviewed - Feb. 21, 2019, 3:39 p.m.

That sounds great, thanks.

2019 7Mesh Guardian Jacket - Reviewed - Feb. 21, 2019, 7:57 a.m.

I would like to see a photo of the jacket rolled up for carrying.  I only consider items that fit comfortably in my swat bib pockets.

INTERVIEW - SRAM AXS Boss Chris Hilton - Feb. 7, 2019, 11:21 a.m.

I am retired, not from dentistry though, and work PT in a shop and can get a great deal on the latest drivetrain, but am still on my old XT 11 speed.

INTERVIEW - SRAM AXS Boss Chris Hilton - Feb. 7, 2019, 7:25 a.m.

When I first read about this, my reaction was "so what".  Shifting has the least performance benefits for my riding.  My dollars go to suspension, wheels, tires, and a non-Reverb dropper.

BikeYoke Revive Dropper Post Reviewed - Feb. 5, 2019, 7:30 a.m.

1 1/2 years on mine and it has never let me down, unless I push the lever.

Bontrager JFW Winter Boots & Scott MTB Comp Shoes - Feb. 4, 2019, 7:11 a.m.

I used to, but slammed it back 5 years ago and felt much better.  Pedaling was not impacted, but I feel much more stable on the bike, and descending is far more comfortable.  My Specialized Cliplite Lace shoes have just enough space to get the cleats far enough back.  Cleat pockets really do need to be moved rearward.

Race Face's Simple Conspiracy Jacket - Jan. 10, 2019, 7:22 a.m.

I picked up this https://www.mec.ca/en/product/5050-728/Tonquin-GORE-TEX-Rain-Jacket last year when it was on sale for $180.  I can roll it up in a plastic bag and fit it in my SWAT bib pockets or strap it to my top tube.  I don't normally set out in the rain, but the few times I was caught it did it's job well.  I got a fetching shade of blue that makes me look like I know what I'm doing.

Watt is Going On? - Dec. 28, 2018, 10:20 a.m.

What else to call a bike with a motor other than motor bike.

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