Go for a ride south of the boarder and pick them up at REI for 169 bucks. Good riding and cheaper racks.
My most ridden bike is a steal hardtail with 26 inch wheels and a 9mm 4 inch travel fork. I have yet to find a trail I can not ride and enjoy. I have nothing against 29ers at all but do not find them that great. They have there place the same way a cruiser has a place on a bmx track. If a mountain bike is to hard for you to ride than a 29er is a great option.
If mec is so bad, why do so many outdoor fitters thrive around the Vancouver location?
Why do the US bike shops not whine as badly as the Can. Bike shops, is REI not pretty much the same as MEC?
Yes REI is the same. I believe it was started by climbers as well.
Haters will hate and lovers will love. I am in the middle and could care less about either.
PS why have you not called me for a night ride.
Making outdoor gear available to the masses? Yeah, they went so terribly wrong with that one.
Why does everyone hate on MEC so much?
The reason MEC was started compared to what it has become is VERY DIFFERENT. Weather it is For Good or bad can be argued all day long. The Fact there concept has changed can not be argued though. It has become an outdoor superstore for the average Joe.
I jumped on that early bandwagon with my Team Moron / Marin. I vaguely remember it was good for climbing and bunny hopping, but pretty useless for everything else.
(Being pedantic, but didn't Tomac switch to drops due to him taking up pro road racing as he wanted his MTB and road bike to have the same riding position? He never had drops on his MTB earlier in his career i.e. when he rode for Mongoose :nerd:)
Wikipedia is great. Sorry I was going on what I remembered at the time. I was a roadie when I was a Tomac fan. I Thought he went from bmx to road. Guess that doesnt really make much sense though.
^Wondering when this shitshow would happen? Take that off any sweet jumps?
those jump very well actually. its only a matter of time until someone puts drop bars on a mtb. Get a couple pros to say how cool it is and the band wagon begins.
That was there "PRO" rider?