can't be too many stolen OG evils in the wild. w/ XO cranks [HTML_REMOVED] a reverb??
Now THAT is hilarious geometry.:fro:
I get a real charge out of Japan. :japan:
And drunken darts fans. :uk:
I don't think we're wacky enough here in Canada. Well there's the nude bike cruise and wreck beach but it seems only the gays know how to have fun. But, alas, I likes the women.
Rolling cheese at Whistler doesn't count.
Anyone riding plus size tires on the shore right now (in the snow/ice?) Seems crazy to me but I had to ask. Fatbike might be fun on the easier runs tho?
I guess I am asking because I wonder if plus size is the goldilocks size for winter conditions or once the white stuff is down it's fat bikes or nothing.
Clearly, I haven't ridden in this stuff before with my 29er or 26er tires of maximum 2.3 width.
I think someone out there used to be sponsored by Marin. A rather dimunitive but happy chap. #outthere.
Hey, at least I was right about the King headset!
PS: bike would not include King headset.
What is the King headset going into? You still fatbiking it in the middle of nowhere? (Which, by the way, sounds like a great way to exist especially now with a full fledged nazi in power south of the border.)
Quietly starts kevlar chamois business.
In that price range, you're going to sacrifice either breathability or waterproofness - there just aren't membranes that really do both well at that price. Retail, that is - you could find a deal on a more expensive jacket for sure.
The Race Face Chute is great for waterproofness and durability IMO. Not so great for breathability. Pit zips help. But you're saying waterproofness is less important, in which case I would advise you to seek out a lightweight shell. Referred to more as a windbreaker. I'll have a review out in a bit, but look at Patagonia for example - the Houdini is a great lightweight riding shell IF the fit works for you. I'm 6'1 / 190 and wearing a Medium and it isn't tight, so you have to size carefully. Arc'teryx has a good lightweight shell called Squamish. There are others. But that is the jacket that I think you're after - and you can probably find one for less than 200. It's not going to keep you dry when it starts raining hard but it'll breathe well, keep you warm when you're riding fast down a hill (ie Mtn Hwy after a ride on Fromme) and packs up well.
In an upcoming jacket review or article I'm going to write about owning two jackets. You could argue for spending 200 x 2 vs 400 x 1. One jacket that is waterproof but sacrifices some breathability for torrential "why are you even out here?" days, and one (which you'll use more often) that will keep the windchill off and mild amounts of rain, but won't hold up for more than an hour if it's really raining on you.
There are always sacrifices if you don't want to spend 350+ on one piece (which I totally understand), but there is wisdom in having multiple jackets and tagging in the one that works best given the current conditions.
Thanks for the awesome advice. I also like your 200 x 2 advice re two jackets. I guess it never hurts to have something in the pack for when rainaggedon let's loose, but you're right in your suggestion that I should be looking for a breathable windbreaker as my main jacket.
And, once again, for me it's all about having merino base layer so if I'm wet, I'm still comfortable.