Category Archives: Gear Reviews

First Ride: Niner RLT 9 RDO – ABQ Century

With the plethora of gravel roads and doubletrack in the Eastern Sierra (hundreds and hundreds of miles), and the rise in popularity of “gravel grinder” rides and races all over the place, I’ve been thinking about a gravel bike for a … Continue reading

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My Socks are Better than Yours – Long Term Review of Swiftwick Socks

It seems I’ve been fielding a bunch of “gear-related” questions these days.  It got me thinking… brain freeze… I try lots of stuff.  When I figure out good stuff, I’m stoked.  I stick to it.  Kinda like Fonzie and his … Continue reading

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Crank Brothers Stand By Their Product

I don’t usually do “product reviews” – but wanted to say something really quickly.  The other day, I was climbing Starkweather Trail, when “snap!” — My left pedal sheered off at the spindle.  I was right in the middle of … Continue reading

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Test Ride: Intense Hard Eddie Carbon 29er – Me LIKEY!

This past weekend, the crew from Intense Cycles came up from Temecula to ride bikes up here in Mammoth.  They brought the Sprinter Van full of hearty steeds to Footloose Sports, for some test riding.  What an awesome line-up they … Continue reading

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Garmin Edge 500 Review: 2,500 miles and Still Ticking…

I have to say, I’m married to my little Garmin Edge 500.  I have the speed/cadence bundle which sells for around $350.  A worthwhile investment to me.  I’ve gotten my money’s worth.  According to the Garmin Connect website, I’ve ridden … Continue reading

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