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Gear Reviews

Accelerade is Kool

December 12, 2008

My good friend and new riding buddy Nate gave me a giant tub of Powder Lemon Lime Accelerade. He said it makes him puke so he pawned it off on me, one who is always willing to try new sports drinks. I mixed up a batch in the kitchen to give it a shot. Now […]

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Review: Squirt Dry Chain Lube

November 17, 2008

I picked up a sample of Squirt chain lube at Interbike after a nice conversation with Larry Grossman, the marketing guy there. His spiel was good, he named names of racers using the wax lube like Ned Overend and Travis Brown and I knew I wanted to give it a spin. Right out of the […]

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Review: SockGuy Socks

October 30, 2008

I scored a pair of SockGuy EliteTech no show socks at Interbike this year. Thanks to Ken at the SockGuy booth. SockGuy is one of the most recognized brands in the sport sock business. I didn’t start wearing official bike socks on rides until Interbike last year when I picked up a pair of SockGuy […]

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Stans NoTubes Tubeless Sealant

October 28, 2008

I made the switch over to Stan’s from Bontrager Super Juice nearly 8 months ago, when I put on a brand new Maxxis Larsen TT rear tire. I also cleaned out my Specialized Roll X front tire and filled it with Stan’s. Still no flats, no bead burps, and I’ve been off the beaten path […]

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Specialized Demo at McDowell Mountains

February 13, 2008

A couple Saturdays ago I headed out to the McDowell competitive loops for the Specialized demo day. It was a beautiful morning to be out riding expensive bikes. Garth was there with his crew setting riders up with the top of the line 2008 bikes. I started the morning off with a bagel and a […]

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Review: WTB Pure V Race

February 12, 2008

From WTB Pure V I first sat on a WTB Pure V Race saddle while demoing the Nomad at Interbike. The seat felt like I was sitting on a couch. It was the most comfortable saddle I had ever sat upon. I knew then and there I had to have it. My buddy and I […]

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Review: 2008 Trek Fuel EX9

October 18, 2007

This bike is my baby. I own the 2006 edition of the Fuel EX9. The new features of the 2008 model – the Active Braking Pivot (ABP), Full Floater, and EVO Link – offer a huge step-up in performance. My 2006 EX9 is a medium size 17.5 inch, but I demoed the new 18.5 size […]

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Review: Santa Cruz Nomad

October 9, 2007

I got the most saddle time on the Santa Cruz Nomad. I didn’t want to let the bike go, so I kept on riding… and as soon as I turned it back in I felt instant regret. The guy who was waiting for it was sure was happy though. On the Nomad we wandered up […]

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Review: Titus El Guapo

October 3, 2007

My first demo at Bootleg Canyon was on the Titus El Guapo. As an XC rider, hopping on a 6 inch travel bike felt like sitting on a freeride. But as soon as I start pedaling uphill it felt like I was riding XC. The geometry and I got along perfect. I’m 5’11” and rode […]

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Review: Rocky Mountain Slayer SXC70

October 2, 2007

This was by far my favorite bike that I demo’ed at Interbike. The 2008 model hasn’t been updated on their website but I don’t think there are too many differences between this year and last years models. I had no problems adjusting to the feel or geometry of this bike. It was just like butter. […]

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