Hooked on the new system from Osprey, fits in all existing packs, easy to fill, clean and maneuver inside the pack. The hose detaches halfway down making it easy to remove the reservoir without having to remove the entire hose. Bite valve has the same magnetic piece you're accustomed too with Osprey packs.
Great little system (of course its from Shimano) for easy chain length modifications and fixes.
Great little piece to carry in your pack, can make fixing a broken chain just a tad quicker and get you back pedaling!
I've been using this saddle for years. Like ski boots everyone needs something a little different when it come to bike seats. This is a great option.
Dont forget a couple of these guys for your new bike build. Look nice and fit well.
Spend some time making sure you grab the right one. Well made and fits great!
Great chain, paired with an XT 1x11 drivetrain. No issues and very smooth operation!
Simple, quality and easy to install. No sense in changing a good thing!
I have this paired with a Shimano 1x11 XT system. It works great, shifts are crisp and well defined. Great quality and even better value.
Picked up a second pair in the matte black. They're truly narrow. I wear a 9.5, slim heel, and the 40 is just right. The toe strap has a range of adjustment also to snug up the fit.
Works well for light loads bike commuting, the waist and check strap keep the weight from shifting too much and it holds quite a bit more than expected. Perfect for picking up the essentials or doing light grocery shopping on the commute home.
Love the frame size and eyeglass shape!
(FYI I drain the bottle before a decent to prevent it from jostling around on my back.)
Purchased this hip pack to:
A. Suss out Norrona quality. - Check.
B. Join the hip pack movement on the mountain bike. - Double Check.
The Norrona Bitihorn Hip Pack - 366cu in. is everything I hoped it would be. The organization is simple and satisfying. Because the pack's not necessarily designed for mountain biking, you won't find a roll out sleeve or lots of internal slots, but there is a large pocket inside the main compartment to keep a tube, tire irons and co2 separate from whatever else gets shoved in. In addition to the main compartment, the top zipper pocket is just the right size for keys, phone or bar. And the outer expandable mesh pocket will hold a light jacket in place, deep enough for small items you need frequent access to.
The pockets are each hip are large enough for a phone, or small camera, compact shirt or jacket even. And the water bottle pocket is snug w/ a cinch and elastic band to keep the bottle in place.
The pack itself is light with a wide range for waist adjustment. Forget the backpack, go with a hip pack.
Recently cracked the end cap of my grips, the bike fell while I was giving it bath (eeeekkk). So I just picked up a fresh pair of the Super Soft compound (white), and it's noticeably softer than the Soft compound (light grey) I had on there previously. Squishy and sticky, dampens the chatter of a rock garden, and keeps your hands in place with a light touch.
Purchased these hoping they'd be feminine, yet fit for shredding, and long enough to cover the tops of my knees. I have the Ruby liner in a Large and it fits like a dream, so I went with the Large in these shorts. Unfortunately, I had to return them, they were a bit too snug and the length was too short. I'm 5' 7", 150lbs, and wear in a Large in other mnt bike shorts (Troy Lee). - Though these were not the shorts for me, I'd recommend them for a few reasons. - The fabric felt super durable, these may actually last a life time. - There's a convenient waist adjustment on either side.- The articulation around the knee would make these comfortable for peddling.
Well constructed, what we've come to expect from XT quality components.
These things just plain perform. I've had older generations and this latest as well. They have not let me down and in my opinion provide some of the strongest and best feel in brakes today!
Shimano knows brakes, whether is calipers or rotors - they put out a great product. I've run XT for many years and in my opinion you cant beat it for the price. Their SLX is also a tremendous option. Simple, hassle free and perform at a top notch level!