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To those who have struggled with them, the mountains reveal beauties that they will not disclose to those who make no effort. That is the reward the mountains give to effort.
And it is because they have so much to give and give it so lavishly to those who will wrestle with them that men love the mountains and go back to them again and again. The mountains reserve their choice gifts for those who stand upon their summits.
-Sir Francis Younghusband
I made the upgrade this year from a 26" Ibis HD, that I really enjoyed, to the 27.5 bronson which I am even happier with! I most definitely have noticed better rolling uphill on the climb but do not feel that the agility on the decent has been compromised. The CTD switch on the rear shock and fork is AMAZING. I have a hardtail when i lock it down, a trail rider when I'm on "T" , and almost a full on downhill bike when I drop it into descend. The one part that I wasnt stoked on were the brakes. These were not my favorite; not nearly as responsive and quick as some of the other brakes ive used. The tubeless rims are awesome and have been happy with the tires as well! Tennis ball yellow is definitely the way to go in terms of color. Way cooler than the halloween scheme on the black version. Get this bike if you are looking for a do-anything, all-mountain ripper and you will not be disappointed!
My buddy Brian enjoying the comfort of his variant jacket as well as the comfort of his beer.
Does anybody know what DIN range for these bindings are? Thanks!
Droppin into the Batcave @ Alta
Photo Credit: Fellow BC employee Than V.
This is an incredibly versatile midlayer. I've been very impressed at the range of temperatures i can wear this in and still feel very comfortable! It is VERY similar to the Patagonia R1 which is a very popular midlayer as well. I wear this layer on its own when touring and its very breathable and soft on the skin. have also worn this on super cold days as a piece of my layering system and it works great. I find myself wearing it around the house too because its just that comfortable. I went to order a 2nd but we sold out of my size unfortunately... My only 2 gripes: I wish the material around the mouth was softer so its more comfortable when you zip up all the way. Second, I wish the thumbholes were lower on the sleeves (maybe I just have long arms but when I use the thumb holes, I feel like im pulling on the sleeves the whole time). Besides that, great work Armada!
Is it possible for the radio frequency to interfere with beacon signals?
Fellow BC employee Brian Mehregan rocks the float bag just in case...
These pants are super warm and relatively lightweight. I brought them with me on a yurt trip to Montana and this was perhaps the most important piece of clothing I brought. On super cold nights these kept me comfortably warm! If you are going to be in extremely cold situations, I highly recommend getting a pair of these. The DWR coating keeps them semi-waterproof and since it uses synthetic insulation (not down) it still maintains its insulating properties if they get a little wet in the snow.
My homie Rico gettin sendy on his spliff! Was really impressed at how fast he could transition from skinning to riding...
Your skis would work with a medium or long length G3 skin. I did a little googling and found that your skis are 120mm wide at its fattest point. So based on what we have in stock the medium 130mm skin is your best option. Enjoy!
You can change the lenses on these. Its not terribly difficult but its not a quick switch that you can do on the lift. Definitely something youd need to take gloves off for.... If you want some goggles where you can change the lens on the fly id check out the Oakley airbrakes:
Same shape and feel as the splice but with a quick flip lock so you can change lenses super fast.
Hope this helps!
Yes these are compatible with a standard alpine boot.
Fellow BC employee Brian Dobias gettin sendy into some Utah pow pow on his Norwalks
Snowbird, UT 2/20/14
*I should probably note that his heel is free, therefore his mind is as well.
I did a little Googling and found that the total length is about 22" and the 15.7" measurement is just the blade. Answering my own questions, its like high-fiving yourself (which I just did) BAM.
Does anybody know if the 15.7" measurement is the total length of the saw including the shaft or just the blade? If its just the blade, does anyone know the total length?
You could probably stretch out the breaks if you really want to make it work but I wouldn't recommend it.; the breaks would be very ineffective with that much stretch. I'd go with the next size up to make sure they fit properly!
Photo Credit: Joey Sweeney
Does this come with the AA/AAA re-chargeable batteries? Or do you need to buy those separately?