We have one XL Wilson RC left
Whew! I was starting to break out in a cold sweat because I thought maybe you had a small, then I would have to buy it ;D
www.pulsepackages.com is a new Canadian owned business that has recently opened up in Blaine. They only charge $2.50 per package, no annual fees, etc…. 30days free storage. They are located right next door to Hagen's.
I used to use Hagen's but when they kept upping their prices [HTML_REMOVED] introduced the $12 annual fee last year, that was the final straw for me.
I get about a year outta my 9spd sram chains as well. Maybe throw a sram on there [HTML_REMOVED] see how it holds up. Its a difficult one to compare though because there are so many other variables that come into play (ie. conditions, maint, etc).
The Oregeon 450 is not much more than the Etrex 30, has a slightly bigger display [HTML_REMOVED] touchscreen. Similar features otherwise. The most important feature is the ability to load your own custom maps. This is a must for a backcountry gps. If you really have the $$ go for the Montana 650 which has a even larger display.
The technology is advancing so fast that chances are whatever you buy now will be obselete in 3-4yrrs. So take that into consideration when buying.
I've got the Mucky Nutz (XL) on the back mounted to the seat-stay and was surpised how well it works. Like this pic http://www.muckynutz.com/image/cache/data/DSC03552b-150x150.jpg except mine is angled a bit further back.
Normally riding in this wet weather, I would get a lotta mud flung onto my back, but this keeps my backside mud-free. The effectiveness on the rear really depends how it will fit on your frame. The more you able to angle it away from vertical, the more effective it's going to be. It's hard to tell how it will fit on the back until you get one [HTML_REMOVED] fiddle with it. The nice thing is that it is soft [HTML_REMOVED] flexible so easy to fine tune [HTML_REMOVED] you can easily punch additional attachment holes into it if needed. And forget about using the supplied velcro strips [HTML_REMOVED] go zip ties for a better mount.
And yeah, they are a lot less annoying that those regular front [HTML_REMOVED] back fenders that tend to break, fall off [HTML_REMOVED] get in the way
those leave sticky residue dont they?
Nope… comes off clean. Forgot to mention it's also available in many colours including clear. A $3 roll is probably enough to wrap your entire bike frame if you wanna knock yourself out ;D
Not sure if Hockey stick tape has been mentioned already or not, but it's cheap [HTML_REMOVED] comes in various widths [HTML_REMOVED] doesnt leave any gummy mess.
I've seen some good reviews on the Aurum. Anyone ridden one care to offer up some opinions how how it rides compared with some of the other popular dh bikes? Have seen some deals on the Aurum 2, but not sure if it such a good idea to jump in on a first year production bike. Also the X-fusion shock it's specd with, what's the verdict on it?
bump for more feedback. Been sitting out nursing cracked ribs :(
Which of these would be useable for NS shuttle rides as well as whistler? Or should i be looking at something else for a 50/50 NS/Wbp bike?
I've had a couple of bad injuries this year that have set me back mentally. I find that it just take some patitence. Just keep riding [HTML_REMOVED] dont fret what you cant do. Eventually you'll get back to where you were when you're ready. I'm still nursing some broken ribs and just enjoying being able to get out when I can and dont worry too much about what I can or cant do.