Tuesday, October 21 2008, 12:00 AM
Bottomless CL Day!
Sick deals back to back all day long.
the euphemism for 'SOLD OUT' is...
I am an avid watcher, i love the site(s) and i am getting really annoyed with all the lame stuff! What is up with this, i think the string of great sites is headed down the trendy REI road, where soccer moms and dads drive their mini-vans to the garage sale, hoard a bunch of stuff they never will know how to use and then leave it all over the store as they check out. Lets get back to the roots of selling hardcore gear for good prices to hardcore people.
Hardcore AT and roadie for life!
Adida knick reviews... Did manka and conrad get different items?
Again, I am wondering if BC ever actually has these products in hand when they do the write ups-
been one of their continual weak links.
It is getting colder- protect those knees.
Seriously, don't learn the hard way.
These gloves are so awesome, I totally missed them the last time they were on here.. I wish they would come back up... Its been a while since there has been some sweet mens gloves on here it seems like.. HOOK IT UP CL! PLEASE!
I think Nicole's right about all these knickers/capris. They're really 3/4 pants, not shorts. 3/4 shorts are different.
The easton's are pricier when they come up.
No love for the BBB stems?
...the 110mm is already gone.
Anyone have any good things to say about the BBB stem?
bike stand, please.
Nope, you're exactly right...I'm sure my issue is a combination of #1 underconditioned sit bone area and #2 not giving the saddle enough time to break-in. I should have specified in my response that I am a 75-100 mile per week rider and by no means at pro-level.
My initial post was aimed at point #2 - what is the usual saddle break-in period?
Sorry if I gave the "impression" that it was all due to the saddle.
south-central actually, tires are rediculously used with holes and cracking.
Thanks for the input! I think I'll probably sport for one. You probably know this but make sure you have the angle of your saddle adjusted perfectly as tiny adjustments in the pitch can have a profound affect on comfort.
I'm not sure whether these saddles conform to the body or vice-versa, LOL! I have an old Selle Italia Gel Flow that has been very comfortable. I decided to try the Prologo saddle because it is lighter and looked very cool. Time will tell if that was a stupid decision....
Bleaz, 5 blow outs, where you riding Iraq or Compton?
I would expect any 29 deals anytime soon. That stuff seems to be flying on the shelf at my LBS and never gets clearenced. Everybody wants a 29er these day and I can't blame em.
how bout some Kevlar road tires, or armadilo; 700X23?
kyuzo13, with all do respect you just need to get out and ride more to firm up the bottom side. ;-)
The gel cover is a great add and was worth $50 for me. But the choice touch saddle is a very light weight pro-level racing saddle and is made for bikers that ride over 2000K a year according the prologo web site.
While I am just a training rider I try to log 100 miles a week at least and the seat has literally grown on me.
In other words, even though it is very sexy and tempting at the price they have it at, someone riding 20 miles a week is going to be uncomfortable because they won't develop the callused sit bones they need.
kyuzo13, I am not saying this is your situation just a note to anyone else that is interested.
c'mon.. where's our deals??
I haven't put 60 miles on the new gel cover. Did 25 painful miles on the Choice saddle alone...I've only had the gel cover for the last 3 rides (of 20 miles each). To be honest, the gel cover was an immediate improvement. Even with the gel cover I start feeling soreness about 15 miles into the ride.
Of course, maybe my tush was pre-tenderized from the non-gel cover ride earlier in the week. I'm pretty much a newbie at these things, but I've been told it can take a little while for gel saddles to conform to the contours of your buttocks (or would plural be buttoxen?). I haven't given up on the Choice + gel cover combo yet, I was just wondering when I might notice an improvement.
Do you have one? Are you saying the gel cover isn't a big improvement over the standard cover? I was going to buy one based on The Chief's review on backcountry. Anybody own one that can say if it's worth spending another $50?