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Old 11-01-2012, 06:14 AM   #25771
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in the 70s, those leggings were black wool. I'm sure they have something microfleece now.
Nope. I wear these, and something similar on the top.
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:24 AM   #25772
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Hey, what's everybody's favorite windproof outer layer?
I've been wearing Craft ski wear, over Craft winter cycling gear. I usually put a windbreaker over all that, with a neoprene balaclava up top. Wool socks are all that I wear. I use Craft outer gloves over Pearl Izumi liners. Our winds are extremely harsh, in the flats of central IL. We get a jetstream, out of the NW, from IA, NE, and the Dakotas. Even with all the layers, on windy days, I freeze. I hate it, here.

Some of the Great Divide racers run Mont-Bell products.


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My Volvo.

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Old 11-01-2012, 06:54 AM   #25773
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:23 AM   #25774
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I seriously thought about going with the chinese version. I ordered a MJ-808E from a US dealer though. It cost more, but some guys I ride with some talked me into going with the US version. That said, I am excited to be able to keep riding during the "winter". It really isn't that cold here, but getting dark by 6 PM, when I can not get to the trail before 5:30 would other wise end my riding until the spring.

Oh, I ordered mine on Tuesday from some place in Illinois. The tracking number says it should be here tomorrow

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the chinese ebay vendor took 5 days to get around to actually dropping mine into the HK Post. :-/

I figure 10 more days before I see it.


did some more reading. these are apparently clones of the MagicShine MJ-808E, which is a $80 Chinese XR-L based light. The 'original' has a multicolor LED in the switch that shows charge state, while these $35 ones just go from green to red, and the original has a tempered glass lens, these clones have a thinner regular glass lens (but I'm replacing mine with http://www.ebay.com/itm/Wide-Angle-L...-/280752532003 asap...).
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Old 11-01-2012, 11:53 AM   #25775
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note, I said, the MJ-808 is ALSO a Chinese lamp. Magicshine is a Shenzhen company.

Shenzhen MINJUN Electronic Co.,Ltd
Add: 3/F, Building D, Huali Industrial Zone, 28 Baoan District, Shenzhen, China

from http://www.magicshine.hk/Contact.aspx

So these amazon lamps are Chinese copies fo a chinese lamp
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Old 11-01-2012, 12:38 PM   #25776
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Phony factory specs?

Last weekend I got a test ride on Specialized's $10,000 S-Works Epic Carbon XTR. They claim it's the lightest production full suspension 29er in the world today. When I asked for specifics, I was told it weighs 18.9 lbs. But when one was weighed, it tipped the scales at 23 lbs, without pedals:

http://www.bikerumor.com/2012/07/16/...ctual-weights/

Where did the extra 4.1 lbs come from?
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Old 11-01-2012, 12:46 PM   #25777
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Yeah, I wasn't clear on that... I meant that I was counseled (talked into) buying from an American vendor vs Chinese. Mainly for any issues that come up it would be easier to get in touch with someone for help. Either way, I hope my light lives up to expectations, as I hope the same for you and your new light

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note, I said, the MJ-808 is ALSO a Chinese lamp. Magicshine is a Shenzhen company.

Shenzhen MINJUN Electronic Co.,Ltd
Add: 3/F, Building D, Huali Industrial Zone, 28 Baoan District, Shenzhen, China

from http://www.magicshine.hk/Contact.aspx

So these amazon lamps are Chinese copies fo a chinese lamp
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Old 11-01-2012, 04:44 PM   #25778
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Last weekend I got a test ride on Specialized's $10,000 S-Works Epic Carbon XTR. They claim it's the lightest production full suspension 29er in the world today. When I asked for specifics, I was told it weighs 18.9 lbs. But when one was weighed, it tipped the scales at 23 lbs, without pedals:

http://www.bikerumor.com/2012/07/16/...ctual-weights/

Where did the extra 4.1 lbs come from?
Tires?
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Old 11-01-2012, 04:45 PM   #25779
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Fat bike season is approaching.......




And I don't own one........




And I WANT one!!!!!
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:19 PM   #25780
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Here ya go!

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Old 11-01-2012, 06:36 PM   #25781
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Fat bike season is approaching.......




And I don't own one........




And I WANT one!!!!!
North Central Cyclery always has a bunch.

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Old 11-01-2012, 07:19 PM   #25782
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Last weekend I got a test ride on Specialized's $10,000 S-Works Epic Carbon XTR. They claim it's the lightest production full suspension 29er in the world today. When I asked for specifics, I was told it weighs 18.9 lbs. But when one was weighed, it tipped the scales at 23 lbs, without pedals:

http://www.bikerumor.com/2012/07/16/...ctual-weights/

Where did the extra 4.1 lbs come from?
Imagine all the new SPADRL records you could set with that bike.






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Old 11-01-2012, 08:29 PM   #25783
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Last weekend I got a test ride on Specialized's $10,000 S-Works Epic Carbon XTR. They claim it's the lightest production full suspension 29er in the world today. When I asked for specifics, I was told it weighs 18.9 lbs. But when one was weighed, it tipped the scales at 23 lbs, without pedals:

http://www.bikerumor.com/2012/07/16/...ctual-weights/

Where did the extra 4.1 lbs come from?
You were told wrong, plain and simple. Factories/dealers can claim whatever, but, they're almost always optimistic.

I can't say that I've ever seen a FS 29er below 20lbs. I think the Cannondale Scalpel 29er Carbon Ultimate is probably about the lightest out there. It's only $11K.
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Old 11-01-2012, 10:42 PM   #25784
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Imagine all the new SPADRL records you could set with that bike.






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Old 11-01-2012, 11:09 PM   #25785
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Last weekend I got a test ride on Specialized's $10,000 S-Works Epic Carbon XTR. They claim it's the lightest production full suspension 29er in the world today. When I asked for specifics, I was told it weighs 18.9 lbs. But when one was weighed, it tipped the scales at 23 lbs, without pedals:

http://www.bikerumor.com/2012/07/16/...ctual-weights/

Where did the extra 4.1 lbs come from?
I've never seen ANY weight spec published on ANY Specialized bike.
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