Reviews

Pedal Dynamics…

Crank Brothers Mallet 2 Peadls

Crank Brothers Mallet 2 Pedals

TIME for change.  I’ve always ridden mountain bikes clipped-in ever since the early 90’s with those horrible toe-straps.  Since my second mountain biking life I’ve been using Shimano’s SPD system to attach myself to my bike.  With various different pedals.  Settling on the Shimano’s M530 Trail pedals for the last couple of seasons.

But I’ve noticed that the majority of riders over here use the Crank Brothers system and what’s that they say about change?

So it’s a case of – out with old, tried and tested and in with the new, shiny and different.

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Above : Out with the old (left) and in with the new (right)

A 10 minute test ride and I think I can safely say that I prefer them to the old pedals and the old system.  It seems easier to engage the cleat and if it doesn’t engage you have a decent platform with 6 grippy little pins on each side to put down a couple of pedal strokes until you can clip in.

It also seems easier to unclip too – which can be good or bad depending on if you mean to unclip or not!

Think I might put a set of these on the downhill bike (currently ride flats on the DH bike) when the lifts open and see how I get on.  The other thing I like is that it looks as though you could jump on the bike with normal trainers on without too much fuss something that the SPD system really doesn’t let you get away with.

Will report back when I’ve really tested them out…but for now, happy 🙂

ready to ride

ready to ride

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The Outdoor Life…

…brought to you by Norrøna 😉

Welcome to svalbard

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The Hairy Breakfast…

Organic Superfood Protein Shake

The ultimate detoxing, organic, superfood, breakfast protein shake…this is one hairy breakfast  :-/

  • half a banana
  • 1 kiwi
  • 1 slice of watermelon, chopped
  • 125ml oat milk & 125ml soya milk
  • 1 tsp of Creatine Monohydrate
  • 1 scoop sun warrior raw sprouted organic brown rice protein
  • 1 scoop boku super food, nutrient dense organic drink powder (this stuff is amazing!)
  • 1 scoop linwoods milled flaxseed, almonds, brazil nuts, walnuts & q10
  • 1 scoop organic wheat grass powder (increase to 2 scoops once your body has got used to this stuff)
  • a spoonful of pure organic almond butter (100% almonds…nothing else)
  • a spoonful of 100% pure organic coconut oil

           Fruit Shake

This little amazing, nutritional concoction provides about 35g of protein, 15g of dietary fibre as well as some of the most beneficial vitamins, enzymes, amino acids, minerals & fats you can consume!

It kills any sweet-toothed cravings you might have at the same time as increasing your metabolism and helps to prevent the spread of unfriendly bacteria as well as helping to oxygenate your blood!

…and easily keeps you going until lunchtime…what’s not to like?

Btw – that’s breakfast Monday to Friday in Hairy Towers…Saturday is all about the frying pan baby!

Stay healthy hairy 🙂

Pic de Prorel

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The Hairy Rider’s Best Products of 2012…

WITH the 3 days of near constant snowfall in this part of the Alps, our season passes arriving in the post and local resorts opening all over the place – I wanted to post a nice little snowboarding movie that’s just been released – but apparently I have to wait 7 days for the temporary copyright to be removed before it can be posted on blogs and whatnot…obviously that’ll have to wait til next week…nay bother

So instead I thought I’d do a little list of The Hairy Rider’s best products of 2012…now these aren’t necessarily new products that have been released in 2012 – just stuff that’s been purchased this year.  And the list is in no particular order…it’s just sh1t I dig..you dig?

tHR – La Liste de 2012

2013 Shimano M675 SLX Brakes

2013 Shimano M675 SLX Brakes

THESE are some serious stoppers – especially at not too much over £100 delivered (from Rose Bikes).  Amazing amounts of power and modulation.  These are marketed as a budget to mid-range brake with the Deores coming below and the XT and XTR above but I would have absolutely no hesitation to install a set of these on the Downhill Bike…los perros cojones!

Boku Super Food Drink Powder

Boku Super Food Nutrient Dense Organic Drink Powder

HERE you have an amazing way to start the day…the list of ingredients in this stuff is seriously impressive;  14 different types of mushroom (Boku Super Tákes™),  7 different types of sprouts (Boku Super Sprouts™),  15 different types of fruit (Boku Super Fruit™) – to name but a few.  Just add a scoop or two to your breakfast smoothie, shake, protien drink or whatever and you are getting  some serious additional goodness in your body.  Everything is freeze-dried so all the active enzymes and whatnot are still live and kicking.  Cannot recommend this stuff highly enough!

Continental Rubber Queen and Mountain King II – Black Chilli Tyres

THIS tyre combo is amazing!…the Black Chilli Compound gives a ridiculous amount of grip, even on loose, dusty Alpine trails and the Mountain King’s Protection reinforcement seems (so far) to be able to take the rigours of razor sharp flint and rock strikes without making a mark on the sidewalls.  Rolling resistance is pretty good for such a grippy, chunky tread.  The Rubber Queen (dodgy, dodgy name that) has a pretty high side profile with a high capacity and tough feeling carcass – I’ve been running the front one well under 30psi with no ill effects so far…except a sh1t load of grip!  German engineering at it’s MTBing best

Gore Bike Wear Contest 2.0 AS WindStopper

Gore Bike Wear Contest 2.0 AS WindStopper

I don’t reckon you can get a better autumn/spring mountain bike jacket for this part of The Alps.  This thing does exactly what it says on the tin and weighs next to nothing.  November rides over here means climbing in maybe 10-20°C which will always keep you very, very warm but when you get to up over 2,000m covered in sweat it can get decidedly chilly, and if there’s even a light breeze it can be damn right cold all the way down…this little baby keeps the wind off, the warmth in but lets a lot of moisture out.  It will also keep off the rare light shower of rain or prolonged drizzle that very occasionally rears its head ’round these parts.  It’s also shaped for riding with long back, high collar, snug fit and pre-shaped arms…perfect

Linwoods Milled Flaxseed, Walnuts, Brazil Nuts, Almonds & Q10

Linwoods Milled Flaxseed, Walnuts, Brazil Nuts, Almonds & Q10

NUTTY goodness.  This stuff is packed with the right gear.  For example – a daily 30g serving provides;
4.9g of Omega 3,  13% Daily Value of Zinc and 10% Iron,  Low Glycemic Index (GI) for weight management and 5.4g of Dietary Fibre  as well as being an excellent source of Selenium and Magnesium with 36% and 25% respectively of your RDA in just one serving.  Add that to the obvious benefits of Flaxseed and all those ground nuts you’ve gotta great mix to add to porridge, cereal, smoothies, protein or milk shakes..whatever really…the good sh1t

Will add to this list through December but these are just a few of this years top buys…

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2012 Transition Bandit 29…

I must admit, this bike review only really appealed to me because of the track they’ve used on the POV video, about halfway down the page! – Reanimation by Blackalicious – awesome tune!
Please note : This review is taken in full from VitalMTB.com –  You can read the original article by clicking the link below;
…or read it all here 🙂
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“Total Mountain Tamer”

The Good: Burly and nimble 29er with a DH pedigree // Solid build // Respectable weight // Good climbing mannersThe Bad: Stock saddle

Overall Review:Whiskey Trail- Rossland, BCAfter 5 months of riding at a variety of demanding zones (GJ, Moab, Sedona, Squamish, Nelson, Whistler, Bellingham) it is time for an official Bandit 29 (B29) review. Is this new wagon wheeler from Transition really all that and then some? Is it the game changer that it has been made out to be? Of course the wagon wheels are not for everyone and I am not going to try andconvince you to convert. I am just going to share my observations with this extraordinary mountain bike. NOTE: This is a review of the 2012 Bandit 29. With the recent release of the Covert 29 in 2013, Transition is making changes to the 2013 Bandit frame (slightly less travel, slightly steeper head angle, maybe others) which will change the characteristics of the bike.My BiasesI am 5’10”, 170lbs and come from an AM/SS riding history (think enjoyingFree Lunch/Pucker Up on a rigid hardtail). This is my first FS 29er but I have been on 29ers since 2003. I ride for Grassroots Cycles and bought this bike from the shop in April of 2012. For my personal bike, I traded in the 2×10 drivetrain for a 1×10 with a spiderless 30t MRP Bling Ring and Micro G2SL chainguide, Added a KS dropper post, Deity Components Blacklabel bar and pedals, and a 40mm Truvativ stem. I have also been playing with different tire combos as my riding style isn’t rewarded by the stock Maxxis Ardents.

Freshly built

Overview

One thing is for sure, at $3549 (US) complete the B29 is one of the best values in premium bikes today. For a little over double the cost of the frame alone ($1599 US), you get top of the line suspension from Fox Racing Shox, a no fuss X7, 2×10 grouppo from SRAM, and burly wheels from Transition weighing in complete (w/o pedals) at just under 31 pounds. Reasonable component upgrades can bring the weight under 30lbs with a dropper seatpost. Weight wennies are seeing 26-27lbs with unobtanium level builds.

For me, the only gripes with the stock build are the cranks and stock saddle. The cranks are flexy and the saddle is the most uncomfortable surface I have ever rested my arse on. The wheels are also quite heavy, but that is the price you pay for getting stiff and strong 29er wheels that can cope with the punishment the rest of the bike was built to handle.

I was most surprised by the level of quality in the finish. The welds and paint look like they belong on a one-off custom, not a $1600 Taiwan frame. All of the threads were clean as a whistle, requiring no facing, very good stuff.

Here are some of the key frame features:

  • Sizes- M/L/XL (18, 19.5, 21)
  • Colors- black, pewter, or bright green
  • Tapered headtube
  • Hydroformed tubes (toptube and downtube)
  • ISCG 05 chain guide tabs
  • Dropper post cable routing
  • 2 water bottle mounts
  • Ample frame clearance for the beefiest 29er tires on the market
  • Sealed cartridge bearings in all pivots
  • 12×142 dropouts with replaceable dropouts convertible to 10×135

The Bandit at rest- Sedona, AZ

Geometry

As for frame geometry Transition has focused on taking the compact, low, slack characteristics found on their more gravity oriented sleds, and marrying it with a pedal friendly linkage to create a confidence inspiring trail bike that laughs in the face of 29er stereotypes. The effective top tube length is short for typical industry sizing coming in almost a full inch shorter than other companies similarly sized offerings. The short top tube lengths are necessary to avoid a limo length wheelbase and consequent slow handling. The seat tube angle is fairly steep, which keeps more rider weight forward and the reach short allowing the bike to climb with good manners despite having a headtube angle on the slack side (68.5* for 2012). Looking for one ride to do it all, I choose a large Bandit 29 in pewter. I am 5’10” and could ride either a large or medium according to Transitions’ sizing guidelines. I chose a large as the reach and top-tube numbers are similar to what I am used to riding and I wanted to run wide bars and a short stem while keeping a roomy cockpit. Sometimes I find myself wishing for the medium as the large is harder to manual and more difficult to work through the really tight sections than the medium for a person of my stature, but I still feel right at home on the large and really enjoy the spacious cockpit for a bike that has to do it all from all-day epics to laps on flow trails at the bike park.

Riding Traits

Who says 29ers can’t do tight and technical?

This is a bike that refuses to be categorized by the xc, trail, all-mountain nomenclatures that we have grown to accept in today’s mtb world. This is a mountain bike, pure and simple. The B29 feels at home from XC epics, to the steep and committing trails of BC, to the airy flow lines at Whistler and Crested Butte. There isn’t much this bike isn’t capable of.

All-day XC rides are a dream with 5″ of uber-plush travel and the big wheels. This spring, I took the Bandit 29 on a 4 day, 150 mile ride of the Kokopelli Trail and I never wished I was on any other bike. It takes a very special bike to comfortably and confidently take you from the technical singletrack of Fruita, CO through the rolling sandy double track of the Colorado River bluff country, descend the infamous Rose Garden Hill, climb into the La Sal Mountains TWICE, and then descend UPS,LPS,Porc Rim to Moab,UT all without batting an eye.

The Bandit 29 is a capable climber that will go uphill efficiently but without a lot of snap. After riding a few of the “masterful climbing” dual link bikes, I was pleasantly surprised by the B29 as it climbs with little pedal induced bob like a dual link bike but displayed almost no pedal kickback unlike the dual link bikes. The B29 does ride lower in its travel than most bikes. Some like this trait, some don’t. I found it to aid my climbing by allowing for the rear wheel to track the ground better and give more traction for climbing over roots, rocks, and ledges.

Whiskey Trail- Rossland, BC

The suspension soaks up the trail with aplomb and a plush yet bottomless feel. Everything from small bumps over pebbles to serious air time jump lines, drops to flat, and high speed chatter are met with composure and buttery smoothness. The custom tuned Fox RP23 and Float 34 work great together creating a progressive feel that ramps up ever so slightly so that it is hard to feel the bottom yet never feels harsh. Genius suspension/linkage tuning by Fox and Transition on the B29 has created the finest riding suspension platform out of the box that I have pedaled to date.

Point it downhill and the Bandit 29 shows its true pedigree. While it may not be as playful as its 26” sibling, the Bandit 29 does a great job of making the big wheels feel nimble. It is easy to manual and willingly flies from lip to transition without drama. The short HT and low BB really help the bike corner with confidence that I have never felt on a 29er before riding the B29.

I just recently wrapped up a 3 week tour of British Columbia and the PNW testing the B29’s mettle in legendary freeride locales like- Nelson, Squamish, Whistler, North Vancouver, and Bellingham. I may have been the only one on big wheels in most of these zones (and received my fair share of teasing for it) but the Bandit killed! The big wheeled Bandit showed no hesitation on the steep greasy roots and rocks of the North Shore. The bike went right where I pointed it and kept encouraging me to go faster and to fly farther than a trail-bike should. Sure, the steep, fall-line trails and vertical rock-slabs were a bit beyond the Bandit’s comfort zone. But all that meant was stopping to scope the stunts before committing. All but the big mandatory gap stunts and steepest slabs were ridden aboard a 5″ 29er while locales on DH bikes looked on, stunned. The only places I was left wishing for a 26″ bike was on trails where the cornering was critical to find the flow and the air time was plentiful. These are more shortcomings of the wheel size than the bike.

Doz Slabz- Nelson, BC

Some attributes of the B29 that pins the fun meter are:

  • Short wheel base. A big contributor to the “playfulness” of the bike
  • Slack head tube angles. Confidence inspiring on the descents
  • Steep seat tube angle. Balanced on steep inclines
  • Short head tube. Keep the stack height low for a lower center of gravity
  • Low BB height. Low center of gravity, better cornering
  • Short chainstays. Keep it tight to keep it fun

This bike fits well in so many different scenarios that it really is a great all around mountain bike. Love long distance epics? Build it light and the bike will keep you fresh into the wee hours of the morning. Enduro/Super-D racing? Add a dropper seatpost and 1×10 w/chain guide and blow away the competition. Just want a bike that you can have fun on, day in, day out? Buy it stock, don’t change a thing and pedal away into the sunset knowing you are on one of the most thorough mountain bikes out there today.

Virgin Ride- Grand Junction, CO

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First Custom Build – Part #5 (the first ride)…

Aprés-ride

So – took the Urban Dirt Bomber out on her first proper ride.  About 7km of tarmac to the BMX & Dirt Jump tracks on the other side of Villeneuve.  It turns out the only wet & muddy mountain bike trails in Serre Chevalier are on the BMX track and the dirt jumps!

More like claggy clay than mud

I was a bit worried that the treads on the Schwalbe Table Top tyres would get clogged up with this muck but they shed the sh1t remarkably well.  The bike was awesome on the BMX/pump track but as it’s a Four Cross (4X)  frame this wasn’t really a surprise.  I’m no dirt jumper that’s for sure but I had go, hitting the small and medium sized jumps and again the bike felt light and poppy off the jumps but also stable on the landings..some grippier pedals might be in order though.

Rode the 7-8km of fast, flowy singletrack back through the woods and again the bike was great.  The frame seems to soak up the bumps and bigger hits amazingly well (well better than my other hardtail).  And the tyres are basically fine for the usually dry or at worst only damp trails ’round here.  They provide plenty of grip for climbing too…which was obviously hard work and an out-of-the-seat affair given the 34t single ring configuration.  In fact I wonder with a 2×9 set-up and some playing around with stem & handlebar combinations what this little bike couldn’t do.

                    

All in all – it was about a 20km loop covering a load of different terrain and riding styles.   With a more suitable fork – maybe a 120mm DJ fork I’d be tempted to hit some downhill trails with this next summer…think it could be fun 😉

All shiny again

Click here for Part #1

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New Rubber…

Continental Black ‘Chili Compound’ 2.2″ MTB Tyres

Time for a set of new tyres for the Rockhopper.  Even though they had last season off and hardly saw any riding at all during 2009/2010 the 6yr old Specialized Resolution’s that were on the bike were literally falling to pieces, the rear one was nearly bald with a torn sidewall and the front wasn’t much better…

…in step the Germans.  Continental’s Black Chili Compound Rubber Queen – not sure about the name  :-/   & Mountain King II tyres as a front and rear set up for some time so I eventually pulled the trigger.

Continental Rubber Queen 2.2″ Black Chilli & Mountain King II 2.2″ Protection 2.2″ Black Chilli

These tyres retail for between £40-£50 each in the UK so was very happy to get them from the German online store Bike-Discount for €35 (£28) per tyre.  They went on the Stan’s Arch EX extremely easily – tyre levers not required.  And they make a satisfying loud pop! when you inflate them as they get seated in the rim.

  

I went for the Protection version of the Mountain King II for the rear to try reduce pinch flats and ward off some of the nastier, razor sharp Alpine rocks that seem to be common over here.  Never sure what pressure to go for when fitting a new tyre.  The side walls have no minimum but max. pressures of 65 psi.  I started with 31 psi in the front and 35 psi in the rear and took them for a killer of a ride.  It starts with a very steep climb up rough, rocky fire roads til you get to 1,757m alt. (that’s 500m alt. gain in 6km of trail…steep enough)…

Les Eduits 1,757m alt.

…followed by a very fast decent that drops you probably over 150m in about 1km of trail.  Then it’s into the forest for some pretty techy, steep & narrow singletrack with streams to cross and even the odd patch of mud to deal with.  Then a hike with bike up a steep and sketchy track next to the Casse du Boeuf chair lift before more forested single track and eventually you break the forest and get to the highest part of the ride for the second time of 1,750m and then an awesome. extremely fast & rocky descent into Villeneuve and more single track through woods & fields all the way home..

…So basically the tyres got a bit of everything

German engineering…there was never a doubt in my mind

In a word…these tyres are Awesome!  Fast rolling on the hard stuff yet super sticky for big, fast turns and plenty of grip when climbing steep, loose trails.  Also tight, fast Alpine switch backs are no problem either and the rare mud patch they encountered was dealt with easily too and they didn’t bring the wet stuff with them they left it on the trail where it should be, not clogging up the tread.

But the main thing I noticed with this setup compared to the Spesh Resolutions (and Schwalbe tyres I’ve tried);  with the Resolutions you could push them pretty hard but then they would just let go, with no warning and that generally results in cuts, bruises and even the odd trip over the bars.  When you push these tyres a little to hard (or in my case, just using bad technique) they give you a warning that they’re about to wash out and you have time to adjust and this one thing i.e  knowing your front wheel isn’t suddenly gonna go from under you improves your confidence a hell of a lot on the trail.

Rockhopper with new rubber

It’s all about the Black Chili, baby! 😎

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First Custom Build – Part #4…

Nukeproof Snap Urban Dirt Bomber

Fully built and ready to ride :

Nukeproof Snap Urban Dirt Bomber!

Ready to roll (and stop)…SLX brakes turned up for the Rockhopper so the Snap build finally got its hand-me-downs in the form of a set of 2006 Shimano Deore M-525’s along with a 180mm rotor on the front with a new set of Superstar Kevlar pads and a 160mm on the back with a new set of Superstar Organics they’ll have more than enough stopping power for the local streets, carparks, stairs, riverside trails and BMX & Dirt Jump tracks.

                    

Swapped out the lightweight Carbon Matrix stem (that was fitted in the previous post) for the more substantial & solid looking Kona BO unit.  Don’t know whether the Kona stem is actually stronger but it looks the part and gives the impression it is.  In my experience, bike riding is mainly down to confidence in yourself and in your bike and when you’ve got a nagging doubt in the back of your mind that a certain component could fail – that’s when mistakes happen

  

Fitted the new Schwalbe Table Top Timo Pritzel Series tyres and they are seriously grippy!  They’re rated to go upto 65 PSI – I’ve got the front at 40 and the rear at 44 PSI and they were easily holding onto the dry, loose, stoney trails down by the river.  They’re advertised as a dirt/street/BMX tyre so should be perfect for the job in hand…

                     

Also – just found out the local DJ track that was built for a comp last month is staying and free from next month.  It’s right next to the BMX track so when the lifts close and the local DH season ends at the beginning of next month I know where I’ll be playing 😉

                    

There are still are few more blingy bits that will be going on but probably not for a while.  And then there’s the long term plans of upgrading forks & wheels to more suitable components for the type of riding the bike will be doing but for now…

  

…WE ARE DONE!!

See?
NukeProof Snap ‘Urban Dirt Bomber’

Frame:  2011 NukeProof Snap (Regular, Yellow) @ £200 from Bike-MailOrder.de

Fork :  2006 Marzocchi MX Comp (Air, 105mm)  –spares-

Tyres :  – Schwalbe Table Tops (2.25”) @ £40 from Bike-MailOrder.de

Wheels : Sun-Ringle DS2-XC (23mm, 32-hole, 6061 Alloy)  –spares

BrakesShimano Deore M525  -spares-

CranksetTruvativ Hussefelt 1.1 (Ltd. White Edition) @ £40 from Bike-MailOrder.de

Bottom BracketTruvativ Howitzer XR M12 @ £30 from Bike-MailOrder.de

34T RingBlackspire Mono Veloce @ £30 from CRC

Chain Device :   Plasma Chain Device @ £50 from Superstar

Rear Mech : 9sp Shimano Deore LX  –spares- (new jockey wheels @ £15)

StemKona B.O (2008) @ £20 from CRC

HandlebarEaston EA50 Monkey Bar 25.4x685mm  –spares-

HeadsetNukeProof Warhead 44IISS @ £40 from CRC

QR CollarSpecialized (Black)  –spares

QR SkewersShimano (Black)  –spares

180mm Front RotorSuperstar ‘Vibe’  spares-

160mm Rear Rotor :  Shimano  -spares-

9sp Cassette :  Deore 11-34 –spares-

PedalsWellgo B0-87spares

GripsNukeProof Element Half Waffle Lock-On (yellow) @ £15 from CRC

Chainstay ProtectorNukeProof Logo Chainstay Protector @ £10 from CRC

Cable Outer :  Goodridge (white) 2m @ £5 from CRC

TOTAL COST : £495.00

Click here for Part #5 (the first ride)

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