Well said , Cam. Thanks for this article. Glad to hear that the Claw was true friend to Jordie in the end as well as all the other Pro riders that loved him and were inspired by him. I'm sad that he's gone.
I have these shoes and am quite pleased with them. I was out in a monsoon on sunday however and they get saturated but not too heavy even if the fit did loosen a bit.
Previously had the contacts from the previous model year and found the grip quite poor. Impacts are better for shore riding IMO and a better fit. I might dedicate my contacts for bad weather rides in the future.
I think Alan has a point. Part of what makes MTB great is that we can ride through nature as it is. Certainly in places like Cypress and Cumberland you often get a tour of industry impact but it's always important to promote sustainable trail building. To lose that would diminish the sport for all of us. That and Alan worked tirelessly to try to preserve trails on Cypress. I would think he'd get more respect on these boards than to be shut down the way you did. Just my 2c.
Not to take away from Jordie. Great riding, fun to watch.
I must admit I'm envious of the access you guys have.
I ride a warden and have demoed an Endo. My wife went for the endo.
The asta on the endo is steeper than on the warden. For me it makes for a tighter cockpit. I didn't relate to Pete's comments about the saddle position when climbing. I think it's pretty good. I would mention the warden design is 5 years old. Pete might be comparing it to more recent longer lower models like the Nomad? I'm not an mtb historian but might say that knolly has been placing there bb well back of the seat tube intersection for a while.
One observation I would make is how the front triangle on the carbon is better suited for a water bottle. And how the fugitives front triangle is the same in that regards. A change I suspect is coming to more of Noels bikes over the next few years.
My wife and I love our bikes.
Great article guys
Great Vid and I really liked how the plugs were done. Cheers!
Good article Dave. Thanks. I agree and I think the point is more about scrutinizing the NRA and how they operate. Any conversation about how to make people safer gets turned into one about broad strokes gun control and violation of the 2nd amendment when all that needs to be discussed really is how to ensure those who have access to guns aren't dangerous to other people. An idea the NRA should support but always manages to kill whenever it gets brought up.
Moving forward, I too will vote with my dollars.
this hobby is expensive but not like hobby helicopters, light planes or even track racers. I think part of what I like is that it's attainable for many of us who try to manage a family and mortgage at the same time. Any full time working dude/dudette shouldn't feel guilty about dropping $X every few years especially considering what we get out of it
Let me know if you're taking testers from the outside.....;-)
Wow Pete; really glad you guys are working on this article and I'm looking forward to reading the outcome. I've been on an alloy warden for almost 2 years now and upgrading has crossed my mind more than once!
Out of curiosity, who will be doing the testing?
What about disposable income? For me, owning a bike is like being married. I can look at other bikes, but I can only have one at a time. That and the onslaught of new specs and advertising over the years has only inoculated me from the tractor beam. It's hard to care when you can't even keep up. Every 5 - 7 years, the juice is worth the squeeze. If I'm lucky that is.......