Friday, June 06 2008, 12:00 AM
Bottomless CL Day!
Sick deals back to back all day long.
Here it is on Backcountryoutlet.com - price isn't as good, but it's available.
I missed that saddle. Anyone know if it sold out?
FWIW, LX isn't a bad option at all for the front derailleur, pretty good value here too and it will get the job done, especially if you're running a 2 ring stepup with a bashguard. I'd definitely suggest stepping up to the XT level for a rear derailleur though, as well as XT level shifters. IMO the difference is much more noticeable with those.
I have had an LX front derailleur on a Fisher MTB I have used for everything from epic rides, races and dirt jumping. Works great, just clean it every once in a while. I am not actually sure how to break a FD under normal conditions. For this price, it's a steal since it can run on pretty much any frame.
My 1993 Cannondale m800 uses Deore LX components and none have failed on me. Mild off road and on road use for 15 years.
Deore is the top line of Shimano parts, segmented as follows from the cheapest to the best:
Deore < LX < XT < XTR
This is a fine front derailleur for most mountain bikers. Racers or serious riders usually opt for XT or XTR parts.
THat's the LX. It is the minimum level component I would put on anything I wanted to actually use off road.
LX is decent reliable componentry.
Deore (not LX) and Alivio are below, xt and xtr are above.
How does the Deore line rank in the MTB scheme of things, high end or low end?
That just goes to show how wonderfully different we all are. I personally can't stand PI because everything I've seen from them is so plain it's boring. I much prefer companies like Primal and Oakley.
In fact, I'm pretty sure the Oakley shorts I ordered on Tuesday (red/white/black camo) are the ones you are referring to as a chicken slaughter - and I just about snarfed my water on that description because it's perfect.
I've ridden the diesels, a bit too heavy for my taste. Running the Conti Mountain King 2.4 ust right now, probably somewhat similar riding conditions to you. Best tire i've ever been on.
Necro, I can understand that you may tire of looking at 175 PI jerseys sell slooowly. But they make decent, somewhat plain, functional clothing. The big O makes hideous, overpriced, train-wreck, trendy crap. Earlier in the week somebody likened a pair of O shorts to a chicken slaughter--perfect! Then the stuff comes here and sells. At least we have WM to siphon off a lot of the most George Romero-esque hoodies & tees... what is the opposite of eye candy?
why couldn't they be selling a MENS swobo jersey
Pearl Izumi makes a good quality product but what really sells it for me is their customer service and warranty. I have never had a problem that wasn't taken care of simply and quickly.
Anyone have a chance to ride these in the SLC area? Thoughts?
Getting close to needing some new rubber after the early season Moab trips. Debating between sticking with the Motoraptor or trying something new.
Join the ride and hang on for dear life, puke, and get dropped off the back. Rinse and Repeat until you can hang.
True, the quality is there, and they appear to be making better gear, but there's always been something about izumi gear I didn't like. Maybe I am just a snob.
Getting close with the tires CL, how about the tubeless version!
But at least Pearl Izumi makes good biking apparel.
mtb and roadies.
mmba.org for mtb
as for roadies, league of michigan bicyclists
Thanks brothers and sisters.
I'm right in the middle of Michigan and my local shop is super sweet but their bike gang is to fast for me. Soon I think I'll be able to ride with them.