Comments for Mountain bike product reviews, bike builds, trail reviews, forum, and tips - MTOBikes.com http://mtobikes.com Thu, 03 Jan 2013 14:54:38 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5 Comment on Recover from a Crumpled Collarbone Quicker by habib http://mtobikes.com/recover-from-a-crumpled-collarbone-quicker/comment-page-1/#comment-2889 habib Thu, 03 Jan 2013 14:54:38 +0000 http://mtobikes.com/?p=99#comment-2889 hi, i broke my collar bone just 3 days ago, i was ride my bike & it was in 92 kmh, the road was sandy, i live in bangladesh , surgery for this is costly in my country, what happens if i dont do surgery…….

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Comment on TAG Wheels to Introdue New Carbon Fiber and Composite Wheels at Interbike by Darryl Wiley http://mtobikes.com/tag-wheels-to-introdue-new-carbon-fiber-and-composite-wheels-at-interbike/comment-page-1/#comment-2887 Darryl Wiley Wed, 19 Dec 2012 19:21:53 +0000 http://mtobikes.com/?p=279#comment-2887 How can I get my hands on a pair of tr3′s?

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Comment on Recover from a Crumpled Collarbone Quicker by Michael http://mtobikes.com/recover-from-a-crumpled-collarbone-quicker/comment-page-1/#comment-2873 Michael Sat, 15 Sep 2012 17:52:53 +0000 http://mtobikes.com/?p=99#comment-2873 Just read your article… and as I have just broken my collar bone (first time) riding a MTB down hill on a rocky trail and coming off in spectacular fashion (according to my other half) and it does feel me with confidence that it will heal…

Im now 1 week into my recovery and Im going on holiday in 4 weeks!… im really hoping to at least be able to swim so trying to get a PMA… already had to cancel all my scuba dives because of it… lol!

Many thanks… oh and your scan pic looks just like mine did??? lol…

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Comment on Hardtail VS. Full-Suspension: Which is Right for You? by ANdrew http://mtobikes.com/hardtail-vs-full-suspension-which-is-right-for-you/comment-page-1/#comment-2872 ANdrew Wed, 12 Sep 2012 14:18:28 +0000 http://mtobikes.com/?p=271#comment-2872 just got into big time downhill mtn biking and have seen both hardtail and fulls out there. i use a, for lack of a better word, “modded out” hardtail and am looking for an upgrade, full or hard?

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Comment on A Jacket for All Occasions by Gear Review: Harlot Habit Women’s Shorts « Mountain Kait http://mtobikes.com/harlot-clothing-company-sophia-jacket-2009-review/comment-page-1/#comment-2868 Gear Review: Harlot Habit Women’s Shorts « Mountain Kait Wed, 22 Aug 2012 00:46:55 +0000 http://mtobikes.com/?p=1125#comment-2868 [...] also tested their Sophia Jacket a few years back and it is still my go to running, biking, and hiking cooler weather jacket. In addition, Harlot [...]

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Comment on AY-UP Light System Review: The Light System You Have Always Wanted – No Joke! by Paul http://mtobikes.com/ay-up-light-system-review-the-light-system-you-have-always-wanted-%e2%80%93-no-joke/comment-page-1/#comment-2864 Paul Thu, 12 Jul 2012 12:27:46 +0000 http://mtobikes.com/?p=666#comment-2864 I have had a pair of these lights for 3 years now. I have one for the helmet and one for the handelbars. I have used them for touring in New Zealand and Tasmania, for MTBing locally (in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia), for commuting and for long night rides on my road bike. I use one or both of them at least 5 days each week and have done so for the last 3 years. They are plenty bright enough (I have had oncoming cars flash me with high beam from a kilometre away, when they have seen my lights as too bright) and are very robust. I once had a police officer pull me over while I was on my way home from work. He said that he had stopped me because he thought my lights were too bright in the traffic, but when he realised I was on a bicycle, he laughed it off. He then only wanted to know where I kept the battery, which he thought must have been enormous! I am not usually easy on gear, but this stuff has never failed, despite being used very often and being packed up, set up, stripped down, put away, pulled out and used over and over. I have just happily ordered a new lightest with 40% more power, along with a new 6 hr battery with flashing capability. I can’t wait for it to arrive. I like the idea of being able to use it on half power and therefore getting longer life out of a battery charge. Many mates use the same lights for night-time mountain biking, as well as long night time road rides and I have only ever heard a bad word about them when the technology has been spoken of as rudimentary. However, this factor is what I consider to be a positive feature of the lights. That is, they are simple and robust and just keep on working. Further, I have never had any problems with the ordering/purchasing process. I cannot comment on after-sales service because I have never needed it. Overall, I say that these lights are A1 in quality and represent the best of Aussie ingenuity.

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Comment on Roll Faster by Jason http://mtobikes.com/kenda-nevegal-and-small-block-8-combo/comment-page-1/#comment-2862 Jason Fri, 06 Jul 2012 22:16:27 +0000 http://mtobikes.com/?p=1259#comment-2862 Great review. Thanks for posting this!

I own a 26″ Specialized XC FSR which came with their stock Resolution tires. I live in a region with a WIDE variety of terrain from hard pack to sand, sandstone to granite gravel, and dirt. As my stock Resolution tires wore down and started sliding (particularly while climbing in the mountains) and smimming in the granite gravel, I yanked them and threw on the most aggressive treads I could find: WTB Velociraptors on front and back. The rear tires are designed more like a river boat paddle, but sure do dig well while climbing in the mountain dirt. A couple weeks later I added the front tire, and experienced a tremendous increase in traction for my mountain riding.

My challenge has been been riding around town where hard-pack and sand/sandstone is very common. At first I thought I was just having an off-day where my energy level was lacking, but after a few rides, realized it was actually the tires, and how much slower they were when it came to rolling. It was significantly noticable!

I recently purchased a GT Sensor 9er Expert that came with the Kenda Small-block 8′s. I have yet to ride them in the mountains due to the recent wild-fires here in Colorado, but on hard-pack, I love them! They role amazingly, and suprisingly had excellent traction on the hard stuff.

I have been looking for a good combo for the mountain and hard pack conditions that I can ride in on any given day around Colorado Springs. I have seen that a lot of people like the Nevegal Tire, and would like to find a good fit for my 26″ mtb. Thanks for your review, and any comments/suggestions, as my experience with differnet tires is very limited.

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Comment on Waterbury, Vermont & the SMBC by WinchMinch http://mtobikes.com/waterbury-vermont-the-smbc/comment-page-1/#comment-2861 WinchMinch Mon, 25 Jun 2012 15:56:06 +0000 http://mtobikes.com/?p=692#comment-2861 Paul – You’re a real piece of work. For someone in their 40′s you’d think you’d be able to do your job without letting your ego get in the way. Karma is a bitch my friend.

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Comment on Are 29er’s Really Faster? The Physics Behind the Big Wheels by fabian http://mtobikes.com/are-29er%e2%80%99s-really-faster-the-physics-behind-the-big-wheels/comment-page-1/#comment-2859 fabian Wed, 18 Apr 2012 22:33:52 +0000 http://mtobikes.com/?p=204#comment-2859 Trust me 29er are much faster and comfortable speaking from my experience

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Comment on Nike Dunk Gyrizo Men’s BMX Shoe Review by Glenn http://mtobikes.com/nike-dunk-gyrizo-mens-bmx-shoe-review/comment-page-1/#comment-2855 Glenn Sat, 24 Mar 2012 20:54:40 +0000 http://mtobikes.com/?p=178#comment-2855 Hey I’ve been looking for awhile does anyone know where I can find these?!?

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