Friday, July 11 2008, 10:15 AM
Here's the details on this bar from their site bbbparts.com:
BHB-05 LiteBar OS
» Bar diameter: 31.8mm. (Oversized)
» Weight: 320 grams.
» Double-butted 6061 T6 aluminum.
» Rise: 20mm.
» Backsweep: 10 degrees.
» Width: 620mm.
Wednesday, July 09 2008, 03:54 PM
Are you running some bars with a lot of sweep or an H bar? I'm trying to picture hitting the end of a bar with my theigh but just can't do it. I'll catch my knee on a shift lever once in a while but that's the only leg to bar contact I can remember.
Wednesday, July 09 2008, 03:49 PM
No problem, judging by the pic they have up I could definitely see where the confusion comes from with the extra zippers. I mostly just wanted to clarify my experience with them for anyone wondering about them, especially given that the Oakley stuff seems to have a terrible reputation on here (I can't really vouch for anything else of theirs, 4 paris of the shorts are all the Oakley gear I own). FWIW, those vents are awesome, I have some other baggies that are gathering dust because they do seem quite a bit warmer on the long climbs.
I hear you on the minimilist thing too, for me the jersey pockets drive me nuts so I mostly just wear tech t-shirts or the DH/FR jerseys with no pockets in the back. Plenty of room for what I need during the ride in the overloaded Camelbak.
Wednesday, July 09 2008, 03:18 PM
I've got 4 pairs of those shorts now off here over the past year or so and for me the pockets are a nice feature, definitely don't cause any overheating problems thanks to the vents in the zippered area directly above them. Don't use them much while riding, ocassionally carry a half eaten energy bar or some sport beans or maybe a map if exploring new terrain for easy access. They're really nice for before and after the ride when you've got a wallet, keys, etc to lug around. If you put hand pockets they're going to get all bunched up around the upper theigh when pedalling and be not so comforatble.
Wednesday, July 09 2008, 01:28 PM
To anyone in the SLC area I blind while wearing these. Nice that they got them back down to the lower price too, wasn't ready to invest the $51 they were asking the first time they were up.
Wednesday, July 09 2008, 11:52 AM
The more I think about it, I think it's pretty safe to say it's going to be a while before CL becomes a great place for discount MTB parts. Aside from all the tires, all I see is Saint brakes and the front derailleur that we've seen before on BC outlet. There's plenty of decent stuff on BC but I don't think they'll be pulling much from there just yet, would love to be proven wrong on that though. Still some good deals to be had as far as mtb clothing goes so it's not all bad I guess. I think Jenson, PricePoint, etc are going to remain my places to go for component deals.
Wednesday, July 09 2008, 11:34 AM
I'd at least considering buying a nice XT level crankset. This shirt seems to be just as likely to be on a road rider as it does a mtber.
Wednesday, July 09 2008, 11:10 AM
Apparently they are too busy putting up 100 items in 24 hours on SAC to bother changing the items once an hour during the MTB fest over here.
Thursday, June 19 2008, 04:05 PM
Agreed Oni, though the new BLT isn't getting as favorable reviews as I thought it would over on mtbr (never ridden one but had a friend seriously considering one), read a few reviews where people don't really seem to think it's much better than the original BLT. For the money I think there are better, more proven options out there.
Thursday, June 19 2008, 02:57 PM
You must have missed it, they had those Nomads up about a half hour ago for $1500. I'll be reselling them on ebay for $5000 each if you want one. You better check WM for garage doors though, in accordance with demands on the forum nothing but components and lycra are allowed to be sold on CL.
Thursday, June 19 2008, 11:52 AM
I'd love to see more of their stuff on here, riding gear or casual wear. Especially if CL can tap into their Canadial offerings on their site, much more selection there.
Funny how noone complained about the Castelli sweater that was listed yesterday. A hoodie is just as useful for riding as that thing was.
Monday, June 16 2008, 12:27 AM
Sombrio=MTB clothing company started by some of the originators of the free ride movement in Vancouver BC.
Monday, June 09 2008, 12:03 PM
Agree on the sizing on the Oakley shorts, the Alloys run quite a bit smaller than the ballistics. The alloys are fine once they are on but just getting them on takes some work, the waist has to be at least an inch smaller than the ballistics and not nearly as stretchy.
Monday, June 09 2008, 10:58 AM
Sounds like it must just be a matter of poor quality control on Oakleys part and you just keep getting stuck with poorly cut shorts or perhaps ones that have been tagged with the wrong size. You've probably been trying to squeeze into mediums all this time without knowing it.
Monday, June 09 2008, 10:39 AM
I've also been blessed with the Brick Red with flourescent orange pockets and gotta admit they've grown on me quite a bit. Best part is they really stand out in riding photos.
Monday, June 09 2008, 10:37 AM
Yeah, these are the ones I was waiting on but I though for sure they would put the green ones up too. I went ahead with the black ones just to be safe but might hold off on wearing them for a while to see if the green ones come up soon. I've already got a few pairs of these from SAC last year so don't really need any more except for the long road trips.
Not sure if you've tried them before but they definitely do run big too, I know there were a few XLs but they went quick, maybe get a pair of Ls and hope for the best, you could always swap them out later if someone returns the XLs. I typically wear 33 waist and the Ms are nearly too big for me, I tried the larges the first time around and they were way too big.
Monday, June 09 2008, 10:29 AM
Damn, where the hell are the neon green ones?!
Monday, June 09 2008, 09:45 AM
Wish I had some chicken slaughter shorts. I'm really hoping they put the Green Line color 3.6 baggies soon, so ugly that I must have a pair. I know BC outlet has about 500 in stock so it's only a matter of time.
Friday, June 06 2008, 01:32 PM
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.
Friday, June 06 2008, 12:31 PM
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.