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Ask Uncle Dave: Why are people too lazy to work on trails? - June 20, 2017, 10:56 a.m.

And it's so satisfying to see the water going on it's merry way off the trail!

Specialized Defroster Trail Winter Shoe: Reviewed - March 10, 2014, 10:15 a.m.
Specialized Defroster Trail Winter Shoe: Reviewed - March 10, 2014, 10:13 a.m.

I've had my pair for 2 years now and they're still going strong.

I'm not sure why they have gone back and forth on the toe cleats as I've seen these in both threaded and non threaded production runs.

Great shoes, work nicely for road bikes in the winter and easy care by just hosing off while they're still on my feet.

If you want to ride all year long, you can't go wrong with the defrosters…

Your Fundamental Problem is Wrong - Dec. 3, 2013, 3:30 p.m.

Before people get on their soap boxes about dumbing down the shore, homogenizing the trails and lack of gnar they should at least experience the following.

1. Ride in a different country with completely different types of land and styles of trails.

2. Ride your own trails with people from other countries or areas.

3. Help a beginner or child learn to ride on the existing shore trails.

4. Take a trail building course.

5. Experience all levels of trail work, including the oh so horrible decommissioning…

6. Join a meeting with land owners and insurance providers to understand the risks, concerns, misinformation and costs of liability.

If you haven't done most these things, your arguments are pretty much invalid.

It's very easy to sit behind a keyboard. it's harder to go do something constructive. Hats off to those who speak with their actions.

NSMB Goes Balls Out at Interbike - Oct. 1, 2013, 10:06 a.m.

Pretty sure Morgan was wearing plaid boxers…

Swagman Jackknife 4 Hitch Rack - Aug. 21, 2013, 1:44 p.m.

I also tried this rack on a 2013 Ford Escape, and found about a 25% decrease in fuel economy. Also had a couple of XC Race bikes with tall seats, adjusting them regularly would not be much of an option and as such the seats stuck out significantly.

There was some movement on the highway although the bikes remained steady and solidly mounted, but off road was pretty loose. The rack had been used for a couple of months already so it was probably in need of a couple of adjustments.

The Shimano guys had one at BC Bike Race and it did miles on the back roads without much issue. Maybe a combination of the Escape receiver hitch flexing compared to the full size pickups made the rack stay more solid?

This being a first generation model I can see it getting a few tweaks before it's a good competitor to the North Shore rack.

For the price I'm going to go for a 2+2 system such as the Yakima Holdup or Thule T2 Tray mounting.

2014 Cove Hummer 650 BJ - July 17, 2013, 11:18 a.m.

Might not be so bad if the name label was maybe about a quarter the size…

Long Term Review: Specialized Rumor Expert - July 9, 2013, 11:19 a.m.

Just got back from the BC Bike Race and my gf's Rumor performed it's duties very well.

Agree on the command post, needs to be shorter. We had to modify to fit…
Tire combo is pretty SoCal specific.
Seat was replaced with a 155 version.

Get a bg fit… Makes a difference.

Considering the bike is pretty much sold out, it must have stuck a chord with people… MIT be a while before one is available at your local shop…

Carbon would be nice!

BC Bike Race Year Seven: Ready to Roll - June 27, 2013, 10:53 a.m.

Back for my 7th tour! Can't wait!

D-ville L-ride - March 7, 2008, 1:30 p.m.

maybe try it with a few less sequences..

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