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captain jean luc picard

captain jean luc picard

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cyclist. Dirt. pavement when i have to. dedicated bike commuter, dirt jumper.

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captain jean luc picardwrote a review of on July 30, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

i purchased a set of M5's before they were on sale, and i thought they were a great value then. now that they are discounted, that is a smoking deal! i not only use these for my race days, but my trainer wheels as well. they are a great depth for an all-around wheelset. at 55mm they are plenty aero, but dont get blown around with a small amount of cross wind. i did notice some noise as the brake pads were bedding into the rim, but after thoroughly cleaning the brake track in addition to riding a few miles, the noise subsided. i also paid mind to my braking technique so as to minimize any heat build up. the hubs that the hoops are built on are mercury branded, and they roll smoother than my old Zipp hubs. the spokes arent listed in the build information, but i believe they are Sapim CX-Ray bladed spokes. all in all, this is a rad wheelset. they corner great, and the acceleration is second to none. i would definitely recommend.

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captain jean luc picardwrote a review of on August 22, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

i bought these because my dogs pads would get tore up on longer mountain bike rides. it took a few times for her to get used to them, but no real problems. i first put on just the just the front paws, rewarded her and let her walk around a little. then i took them off and put on just the back ones. reward and walk around. build it up like this and by the time i put on all four she didnt walk funny or anything, much to the disappointment of the internet. they stay on well when the velcro strap is set. i did have to trim her nails shorter because they were crowding the front. all in all they are worth it, she can last a lot longer on trails and i dont feel bad about having her on hot pavement.

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captain jean luc picardwrote a review of on May 16, 2014

great value
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

this trunk bag is a good size and a good price. it was easy to install and so far it is staying put. i commute on a train so it gets crushed, jammed and banged around every day and is holding strong. the zippers work smooth and the main compartment divider can be moved around. there is some reflective material, but no real place to fix a tail light, but obviously if you have a trunk bag you have a rack, so just attach your flasher to that. there is also an additional zipper you can open to allow more vertical pack space through some accordion fabric. overall i like the bag a lot. blackburn gear is quality stuff for a good price point.

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captain jean luc picardwrote a review of on May 2, 2014

best roof rack for a mtn bike
5 5

wheels on, the only contact points are on your tires, easy to install, and easy to use. its a great rack. some people are moaning about not being able to reach it easily because they are fitting it on a giant SUV. but if you need a step stool to get into your hummer or suburban, just put it in the back, or use a hitch mount rack. bottom line is, this rack does exactly what it is supposed to. there is no messing around when i get to the trail head. my bike is off/on the rack in about ten seconds. i fitted my sidearm to a basket, the wheel tray was a little to short, so mine has a nice g-lean to it.

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