Coop Bing

Coop Bing

Uintas, Brice Canyon, Torrey, Catalina Islands, North West, BC

Coop Bing's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Biking
Running

Coop Bing's Bio

I'm a graphic designer by day and dusk-ninja/weekend warrior the rest of the time. I ride XC Mountain Bikes. Camp and Backpack lots. And I love quality long lasting products and hate wasteful consumer driven production of garbage anything.

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Coop Bing wrote a review of on July 8, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is a great bb that's super affordable. If you aren't bound by having the most expensive parts on your bike there really isn't that any weight difference between this and the blackbox xx version. Your biggest difference is your bearings, but I have this on three of my bikes and my spouses and they are bullet proof. Never had any issues or complaints. I like the darker anodized look too.

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Coop Bing wrote a review of on June 18, 2013

5 5

I've had fork mount racks for years and finally made the switch to this and couldn't be more happy. So convenient and I really like the new updated security features of the lock cables for each bike and the locking hitch. I also really appreciate not needing to take a wheel off or lift it over my head because I am a lazy weakling.

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Coop Bing wrote a review of on May 31, 2013

4 5

I ordered a medium for my 29er and it was huge. I think the sizing refers to how big of a chainstay it fits and not the length, which i based my size off the length because of a review below. I would order a small for 75% of the bikes out there and if you have a huge chain stay on a downhill bike then maybe go with the med or large. Looks sexier than the lizzard skins for sure!

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Coop Bing wrote a review of on April 29, 2013

Best GXP/BSA External PF30 Adapter
5 5

I used this on a new bike I got with a PF30 type BB so I could keep using my GXP/BSA Cranks until I could afford some BB30 cranks. There are a few out there but this one is legit, composite material, works perfectly. In my photo you can see how it basically just sits/looks like a bb spacer. If you need to use spacers with your cranks just use them the same way you would on your regular BSA English threaded bbs shell.

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Coop Bing wrote a review of on February 4, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

These are great for in the glove or mitt. I use these with my Burton AK Yeti Mitt's and they work great. On super cold days I would recommend something a little warmer but the touch screen feature is nice when I can get it to work, but better than now touch screen. I would get these and get something a little warmer to have a couple options throughout the season. These are not a waterproof glove to those who are wondering, they are a jersey knit tight weave liner.

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Coop Bing wrote a review of on October 17, 2011

5 5

I have a few different hydration packs that have served me well but nothing like the M.U.L.E. With the version of the Camelbak bladder and the wide range of adjustments this pack offers, it might just be my favorite pack. Its small enough to use when I go Mountain Biking, but adjusts to be able to carry a big load when I go on a day hike...it's like a trusty little load toting mule that wraps itself on my back holding all my valuables safely.

The thing I like the most about this pack and what differentiates it from the others I have had is that its comfortable under load, has loads of features, straps, adjusting, and has cool removable hip straps if you don't want them dangling down and it doesn't have any harsh edges that dig into your back as you pedal or hike.

Get yer hike on!

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Coop Bing wrote a review of on October 17, 2011

5 5

No matter how much we cleaned and drained our hydration packs, over time they started to get grimy and this thing was a lifesaver. I read reviews on the cheaper version of this and after using it realized why it is necessary to have the longer handle. It also works perfectly with our hydration packs that aren't camelbak too!

Bottom line...don't skimp, stay fresh and algae free!

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Coop Bing wrote a review of on September 21, 2011

5 5

Had the 80 and sized down to the 70. Its a perfect fit for my small family. My wife uses our child carrier while I load up gear for the three of us in this nimble beast. I think this the perfect mixture of comfort, features and lightness. I did a lot of research before getting these packs and though sometimes I don't dig the graphics on some of their products I did dig their lifetime warranty! You can count on Osprey to have thought through all the possible situations and needs you would have when using their products. Peace of mind and pain free.

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Coop Bing wrote a review of on September 21, 2011

2 5

I have these big chunky fellas and although the rubber is the best, the upper is junk. These are pretty much a glorified frumpy skate shoe. In no way is this a technical shoe. They uppers are so tall and stuffed with unnecessary padding that they roll and bend so poorly when you're on anything at an angle, the wholes on the side of these leather uppers let sand, snow, debris in. To top it off next years price on these are going to be $155. If quality isn't an issue and you're only in it for the rubber then these shoes will be perfect for you. Myself on the other hand would expect a shoe at its current price point to exhibit strong attention to detail--these shoes are far from that. They are made in china, they often vary in size and shape from left to right foot. Other than the rubber, i see these as just a trend that will go away once someone else creates a real grown up version of it. I normally don't rip on a company like this but dude...these shoes are a joke.

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