Jeff Blackston wrote an answer about Shimano SLX Disc Brakes on July 28, 2013
The rear hose should be 1700 mm in length. Thanks!
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The rear hose should be 1700 mm in length. Thanks!
Just for one. You can pick the front and rear from the drop down, then see your total in the Cart.
No, these are disc brake specific.
I would go with the bigger size - 70 liter. Can always cinch it down. Would give you a nice size for long weekends or maybe even a week-long pack.
I've beat on these for a couple of years, and they are still going strong. Flip locks work and hold nicely. Baskets are perfectly sized, the handle and choke grips are like new, and the finish is still perfect. I would definitely recommend these poles.
You can use crampons with these boots, but only the strap on style crampons. If your non technical climbing involves trekking flat to low pitch snow fields with occasional ice patches (again, flat, not angled), you will be OK. Also, like the others suggest, add a warm sock, aftermarket footbed, and you may be able to handle temps at / around 20 degrees. However that rating is purely speculation based on my experience.
The bindings make for easy adjustment, even down to a small foot/boot.
Great for everything! Very nice fit, and stays in place well. Holds up to quite a bit of abuse and only shows minimal wear. Odor control is top notch. Can use all season, even as a heavy liner sock in really cold conditions. My favorite sock to wear to the office as well. I definitely recommend!
I run the Madshus Epoch, 3-pin cable and a Fischer bcx 675, which I really like for mostly touring, and rolling hills, etc. If my intent is to go up, then down, I'll use the T4. Fit is nice, warmth is OK, but they really drive the Epochs in choppy and variable snow. Good boot, but not perfect. May look at replacing the liner with an Intuition liner.
I use this shoe exclusively as an around town,and occasionally wear to work. It is really light, stable, comfortable and weather resistant. The only bad mark I give this shoe is the lack of durability. The top of the achilles arch is beginning to wear through, after 2 months of limited use.
Yes, the medium would work well for you.
When I bought these pants, my original intent was to use them as a 3 season softshell pant for hiking/biking. They are so versatile, however, until I find that they are perfect for backcountry skiing, snowshoe mountaineering, and any aerobic activity you can throw yourself into. In cold weather, simply layer with a thicker base, as the pants work well as shedding wind, water and rocks. The pants stretch well and move with you, and the fit is spot on. I'm 6' 185 and wear a 34. I would definitely recommend!
Wind resistance is very good, especially for the relative thickness of the material.I will always pick these pants, unless there is a combination of really low temps, high winds, lots of precipitation, and potentially long periods of being exposed above treeline.
The Array isn't the lightest out there, but in terms of fit, appearance and price point, it is hard to beat. The silver/lime is a nice color option, too! I would definitely recommend the Array, and plan to buy the same helmet again in the coming months.
The size chart is beside the selection drop down box. It is pretty spot on, too.
The Mtn Hardwear compressor and Marmot Cauldron will be similar in terms of warmth, but the Compressor will be much more packable and have a more athletic fit. The Marmot Baffin is a layering piece that won't be as warm as the other two, but will be more packable. I believe the pockets on the Baffin are slightly more pack friendly than the others listed here. Hope this helps.
Nice Shoes! Still going strong after two seasons.
I like this piece alot. Solid, durable and functional. Pros: Breatheability, athletic fit, construction, cut to layer, harness/pack pockets, chest pocket, weatherproofness, wrist hook/loop closure, and the nice micro (really micro) fleece lining.
Cons: Not a huge fan of the elastic drawcord hem, which is accessible thru the pocket (this is common with Summit Series pieces). I find that the range of adjustments is limited. Although, on the plus, the cut is so nice that only minute adjustments are needed. Hood adjustability also seems to be limited when adjusting down to a helmetless head. The elastic drawcords at the neck and back of hood don't run smoothly through their 'tunnels', which seem to limit the adjustments. However the hood is very functional, just not perfect.
For me, the best uses are general mountaineering, winter trekking and ski touring. While I've used ice climbing, it's not the best because of the lack of stretch/articulation in the arms/armpit area - I found the sleeves tend to ride up a bit when I'm reaching for a hold.
Fit - the cut is made for layering, while still nice and athletic. I'm 6' 185lbs and the medium fits very well. I would buy again.
Yes, they will. I use them on my Madshus Epoch 195s. Go for it!
The FlexTex Gaiter works very well with trail runners, light to mid weight hikers, as well as lower profile cross country ski boots. They stay in place nicely, and are easy on and easy off - very packable too. Construction is good as well as weather resistance. Nice Job OR!