Reno/Tahoe, at the foot of Mt. Rose
Holy bosses, batman! What are all of those wacky water bottle bosses for? I count three bolts on the upper downtube(???), two underneath (bottle, pump), two on the seattube (bottle), and then four in an insanely odd pattern on the fork legs(???). Special rack system? What does it all MEAN, man? :)
I would say they run a bit small. For example, the XL is only a 7 1/2 hat size...
Great jacket for dropping the knee in spring; tons and tons of articulation in the arms. The fabric seems durable, and is wonderfully waterproof. Great visibility from the just-big-enough-to-fit-a-helmet hood, as well. No powder skirt; but that's just as well, as this jacket has so many awesome vents - it's the perfect spring backcountry corn day shell. Pitzips, plus mesh in the chest and lumbar pockets really let you air things out. Shoulder and elbow pads are nice, and they're removable, but not going to protect you like a comp jacket (Aegix) would. Really nice stitching and construction; reminds me a lot of my Canada-made O.G. Arc'Teryx. Only quibble: The color on the site is way off. More bright red than rust.
Either are able to be drilled, depends on how you want to ski, AT or tele. To each their own...They take a lot of muscle to get them carving, but once you do it is sweet, and that is with alpine bindings. I think it would take a ton of effort to get them going smoothly with tele.To tweak this poster's answer: I tele, and have these mounted up with HammerHeads. Love them, and ski them on position 4... just lay them over enough, and you're golden. Really weight that pinky toe on your trailing leg - the ski will track for you, since it has that built-in rocker.
Yep, Backcountry.com has the '22 Designs K2/Voile Insert Adapter Plate'...