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8valvegrowl   on Jul 26, 2010
added a review of Topeak Joe Blow Sport
 

Twin head hose, robust build quality, affordable priced
8valvegrowl   on Jul 26, 2010
added a review of Maxxis Ardent
 

Great climbing traction, decent rolling ability, awesome braking. High volume.
8valvegrowl   on Jul 25, 2010
added a review of Carse Hills
 

Lots of techy climbing on the Front Door trail, Pinner/Slight Return are good intermediate trails. Repent and The Preacher are...
8valvegrowl   on Jul 25, 2010
added a map of Carse Hills
 
8valvegrowl   on Jul 23, 2010
added a review of Forte Loco Rear
 

Strong, cheap, well made, works with Stan's FR tubeless kit.
8valvegrowl   on Jul 23, 2010
added a review of BBG Bashguard
 

Light, cheap, effective
8valvegrowl   on Jul 23, 2010
added a review of Kona Shred
 

Strong, good geometry to do a wide variety of riding, looks burly. Very fun to ride on techy singletrack, and...
8valvegrowl   on Jul 22, 2010
added a review of Michaux State Forest
 

Rocks, rocks, and more rocks. I used to race here back in the mid-90's with M.O.R.E back in the Ironmaster...
8valvegrowl   on Jul 22, 2010
added a review of Sette APX Alloy Seatpost
 

Light, cheap, so far seems strong.
8valvegrowl   on Jul 22, 2010
added a review of Charge Spoon
 

Light, inexpensive, very comfortable, looks great!
8valvegrowl   on Jul 22, 2010
added a map of Mud Pond Loop
 
8valvegrowl   on Jul 22, 2010
added a map of Sunny Hollow
 
8valvegrowl   on Jul 19, 2010
added a comment on Maxxis Ardent 2.4 MTB Tire Review
 
I have been running these tires with Stan's NoTubes, mounted on Forte Loco wheels (31mm width). So far they have...
8valvegrowl   on May 20, 2010
added a comment on Ashima MTB Pancake Brake Preview
 
Probably uses a membrane/diaphragm, hence the name pancake. Looks pretty trick!
8valvegrowl   on Apr 29, 2010
added a comment on Kona Hei Hei 2-9 Mountain Bike Review
 
I have the first year of the Scandium Dawgs ('08). So far it has been flawless.
 

Light, stiff, plush, multiple travel options. Maxle Lite

Light, strong, fairly wide, with a nice finish.

Light, well made, subtle
8valvegrowl   on Apr 8, 2010
added a review of Truvativ AKA Stem
 

Stiff, compact, well made.
8valvegrowl   on Feb 24, 2010
added a comment on Easton Haven Wheelset Review
 
Gotcha, my previous post I meant Haven, as I knew the Havoc had all three hub types. Once the Haven...
8valvegrowl   on Feb 23, 2010
added a comment on Easton Haven Wheelset Review
 
So, current the Havoc is available in 20TA, QR15, and QR9. And now the Havoc will be available in those...
8valvegrowl   on Feb 18, 2010
added a review of Maxxis Ignitor
 

Grippy, rolls well on a variety of surfaces.
8valvegrowl   on Feb 18, 2010
added a review of Crank Brothers Mallet C
 

Easy to get in/get out. Plenty of room for techy stuff unclipped. Rock solid reliable for 2+ years of use....
8valvegrowl   on Feb 18, 2010
added a review of Kenda Nevegal
 

Grippy, durable, sheds mud and works well in most conditions.
8valvegrowl   on Sep 28, 2009
added Indian Brook/essex Reservoir
 
Indian Brook Reservoir is a 500 acre park in Essex Town with the water reservoir of about 60 acres. The...
8valvegrowl   on Sep 21, 2009
added a review of Kona Dawg
 

Great do-it-all geometry, Climbs well, descends quickly, confidence inspiring.
8valvegrowl   on Sep 21, 2009
added a review of Funn Funn Full On
 

Light and strong, nice and wide for good breathing during climbs.
8valvegrowl   on Sep 21, 2009
added a review of Marzocchi XC 600
 

Lightweight, relatively stiff. Long travel for an XC-oriented air fork.
8valvegrowl   on Sep 21, 2009
added a review of WTB Speed V Comp
 

Comfortable, easy to break in and fine for long rides. Pretty sturdy.
8valvegrowl   on Sep 21, 2009
added a review of Hayes Stroker Trail
 

Light-weight, durable, strong, and smooth.

Smooth, fast shifting, less likely to snag on blowdown/rocks
8valvegrowl   on Sep 18, 2009
added a photo of Kona Dawg
 
When I first bought the Dawg.
8valvegrowl   on Sep 18, 2009
added a review of Saxon Hill
 

This network of trails is fast and fun. You can have a half hour ride or spend 2+ hours in...
8valvegrowl   on Sep 18, 2009
added a review of Hinesburg Town Forest
 

Some of the most challenging terrain/trails within easy access to Burlington. Lots of great stuff for the intermediate/advanced level rider....

Lots of trails to choose from, with something to suit every style. Fellowship of the Wheel members get to ride...
8valvegrowl   on Sep 18, 2009
added a review of Mud Pond Loop
 

Another great trail for a quick ride. This one has an awesome downhill after the 15 minute climb to the...
8valvegrowl   on Mar 4, 2007
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