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Pearl Izumi X-Alp Launch II Reviewed - March 3, 2016, 6:41 a.m.

One must assume you ended up sleeping on the couch after creating that last photo? Also, I like the skunk cabbage idea.

Shimano Goes To 11 – 46 - March 1, 2016, 7:33 a.m.

Direct mount cranks let you do what you want! (Except if what you want is Shimano cranks.)

Shimano Goes To 11 – 46 - Feb. 29, 2016, 1:19 p.m.

Worth noting the total gear range afforded by this cassette is effectively the same as the SRAM 10-42 (42/10 = 4.20; 46/11 = 4.18) but the jumps between gears should be more consistent on the Shimano cogset as that was one of their ideals when they introduced the 11 speed XTR group.

Shimano Goes To 11 – 46 - Feb. 29, 2016, 1:15 p.m.

The larger the rear cog, the easier the gear. Using a 28 tooth front ring with this 11-46 cassette would give you the same easy gear as a 22 tooth granny with a 10 speed 11-36 cassette. Any lower than that and it's time to do the enduro walk.

2016 Devinci Spartan – First Impressions - Feb. 20, 2016, 12:53 p.m.

A 70 is as big as I'd go on this kind of bike, and a wider bar makes for more effective reach, but since you're already on an 800 I'd say get the 70 and see if you can handle it. I don't really like the feeling of wider bars on longer stems, but it's better than being cramped up.

2016 Devinci Spartan – First Impressions - Feb. 19, 2016, 4:44 p.m.

How wide a bar are you running?

Roller Blading The North Shore? - Feb. 17, 2016, 3:01 p.m.

Rollerblading on trails, no problem. Doing it without a helmet, that irritates me.

Why Aren’t Mountain Bikers Ambiturners? - Feb. 17, 2016, 2:58 p.m.

Switch-footed pumping, now that's challenging!

Why Aren’t Mountain Bikers Ambiturners? - Feb. 17, 2016, 12:43 p.m.

A couple years ago I did some volunteering with Endless Biking's spring break kids camps, Darren told me that he practices switch footed riding when riding with kids because the pace is slower. I was already practicing riding technical sections switch-footed, but I started riding entire sections like that. Now I do the same when I ride with my wife. Good to stay on top of it!

Specialized 6Fattie FSR Comp Carbon – Dual Tester Review - Jan. 22, 2016, 12:27 p.m.

Yup – that's a solid combo!

Specialized 6Fattie FSR Comp Carbon – Dual Tester Review - Jan. 18, 2016, 6:49 a.m.

Unfortunately, it all comes back to the tires. Nobody has nailed it for the hard-charging crowd, yet.

I've been riding a number of the in-the-pipe 27.5+ tires and I am happy to say things are still improving.

BEST OF 2015 Cam’s Picks - Jan. 9, 2016, 6:51 p.m.

The ACRE Hauser is excellent. Completely waterproof and extremely durable.

Best of 2015: Pete Roggeman’s list - Jan. 2, 2016, 10:23 a.m.

OG fluoro Westbeach duffel, $3 at a garage sale, trumps all. Even Matt Dennison be jealous.

Dear Santa – Cam’s List - Dec. 18, 2015, 9:57 a.m.

My steel hardtail interest and desire to experiment overrides the fat issue. I can see how image does get in the way, though.

Dear Santa – Cam’s List - Dec. 18, 2015, 9:57 a.m.

Oh good, Jerry's here!

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