North East baby... Rocky, rooty, muddy, wet, cold, hot crazy singletrack. MTB at it's best!
Personally, I think the Vega is too heavy for a helmet mount. That said, this mount looks very different than the Vega mount, I'm not sure it would even be compatible.
Yes, just make sure you have Shimano centerlock hubs. I use them on a set of Avid mechanicals.
The photo is a M770 top swing.
They are made for kids, I would think a small would be fine. Head on over to pearlizumi.com for a fit-chart.
If you have v-brakes or mechanical disks, then these will work fine. If you have hydraulic disks, then you need hydraulic cables and fluid.
The Ciclosport CM 211 does NOT have a cadence function.
I do not think so. I bought the Ciclosport CM 208 and it does NOT have one and this model is almost identical.
What kind of racing? But sure, they are good for x-country, but not downhill of course.Also make sure you check out the Crank Brother's line of pedals. For x-country, nothing beats the Egg Beaters or Candy's.
Reliable, durable, tunable, serviceable, what more can you ask from 2008 XT? I highly recommend this disk break set. The oil is a little spendy but what are you going to do. I have the full 2008 XT groupo and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend any of it.
I have gone through a couple XT cassettes which says two things. 1 - they are sweet, and they shift great. 2 - they are pretty fragile IMO. I had two cassettes and bent a cog on each one. And yes I know how to shift and I take care of my gear. But broken parts come with the territory on MTB. If my new one breaks, I will buy another one.
I have this 2008 XT and also an XTR on my other bike. This one is by far the best derailleur I've ever ridden (besides dura-ace but that's road). Anyway this is well made, easy to tune, and the shifts are crisp and concise.
I would buy this vest again, it's light-weight, yet durable and wind proof. I keep some gel packs in the upper pocket. The fit and finish is very good. In 40-50 degree weather, I ride with this vest and a mid-weight jersey underneath and it's a nice combination.
I think as everyone else's reviews pretty much say the MULE is the gold standard of MTB packs. Plenty of room for the essentials, yet rugged with good air circulation.
If it gets dirty, sweaty, and smelly just throw it in the washing machine and it will come out good as new.
I had one pair of Candy SL's that broke and were a little under two years old (within Manufacturer Warranty) but Crankbrothers took care of them no questions asked.
I love Pearl Izumi but I also have a couple of Adidas shirts and shorts and they are great quality. Never had a problem with stitching or zippers. Back Country has an unlimited lifetime warranty so you've got nothing to lose.
Taste's great, and gives a fast clean energy boost. Overall I would definitely buy it again and it's my gel of choice.
Yes, it comes with a 100oz bladder. The "Tech Specs" on the right our correct.
The GS is a mid cage model and is designed to work with up to a 33 teeth rear cassette. The SGS is the long cage model and is designed to work with up to a 42 teeth rear cassette.If you're new to MTB and shifting, go with the long cage as you'll probably cross-shift a lot. Otherwise go with the mid-cage which is what most people run IMHO.