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Being the Editor of MtnBikeRiders.com, it’s my duty to test products to their fullest potential. Last week I tested the Gary Fisher Cobia at a trail called Aliso Woods. Today I made sure I tested out more of the off-road capabilities of the KMX X-Class.
Here’s a few shots of the ride.
This is me with the KMX X-Class right by a stream. But you can’t see the water…so I’m not so sure why I even mentioned it?
Here’s a shot of me coming down a small embankment.
Man I simply love the KMX! I can’t get enough of it. I keep telling people how exhilarating it is to ride.
Tell ya what, if you’re in the Fullerton area and you weigh around 245 lbs, you can try it off-road but if you are a big boy weighing in at 275lbs, then we’d better stick to the pavement. If you’re interested in testing this puppy out, let me know, email me and I can arrange a time for you to putt around with it. Don’t worry, I don’t work for KMX, I just love this thing!
Priscilla decided to ride her Ibex Trohpy to work today. She’s sporting her new Nike Mountain Bike Shoes along with her Nerve Optics Fuse Box Glasses. Check out her seat. It’s a Terry Bicycles Donna Buttery Fly seat. Oh yeah, you can’t forget about the custom made messenger bag designed and hand crafted by our very own, Randy.
Oh I almost forgot she’s testing out the Hot Chocolate Hoodie from Loeka. Mmm…Hot Chocolate…I might just run over to Starbucks and get me some!
Ok guys and gals. Here are the details for weight loss competition!! Woo hoo!
*The duration will be 8 weeks long. So don’t join if you can’t hang! Official start date will be Feb 5th. I thought I’d be nice and wait until after Superbowl. You’re welcome!
* To participate you will need to send in a photo of yourself (please feature the date in your pic i.e date on newspaper or something like that). We will be posting these pics and your stats on the site. You will also need to have your body fat % measured and your starting weight. Anyone at any local gym can do this for you. Please email this information in.
* You will need to sign a waiver/release form so you don’t sue our butts if something goes wrong. Email us for it.
* We ask that you incorporate biking somehow into your exercise regimen. Not required but encouraged. This is a biking website you know.
* We will be posting weekly updates with everyones stats.
* At the end of 8 weeks the person with the highest % of body fat loss will be the wiener!
* And of course we need a little wager to make this even better. So we thought the easiest wager would be a little cash. If there are participants outside of the US then we’ll have to deal with that when we come to it. I think $20 per person is fair. Just enough to hurt. You’ll need to mail this upfront and then we’ll mail it all to the wiener shortly following the 8th week. And when I WIN I am going to buy myself some new gear!!!!!!
So that’s the gist of it. It should be a ton of fun!!! Looking forward to giving you a run for your money! I was going to say ride but it sounded a little obscene. Please email us by the 4th if you are going to participate. Thanks!
A small group of us went mountain biking on the Fullerton Loop this past Saturday. We came up with an easy route because one of the guys was a newbie who has never ridden mountain before and I had a minor injury.
Luckily, the Fullerton Loop is conducive to creating new routes because it’s in the middle of a city. The advantage is that you can jump off the loop at certain points to miss harder parts (ie. climbs) ride on paved roads and catch up with the loop at other points. We were able to do this a couple of times to make most of our route flat, with a couple of small uphills.
For those of you who know the loop, we started from the courthouse and rode San Juanita Cooke (SJC) trail to Hiltscher Trail. We rode down Hiltscher until we hit Euclid Street. We then turned around and rode back up Hiltscher trail to SJC trail. We took SJC, using Morella Avenue, to ride to Laguna Lake. After a quick lap around the lake, we took SJC trail to the railroad tracks. We finished off the ride by riding the golf course area into the dam area and then using Harbor Blvd to get back to the courthouse.
Am I the only one crazy enough to “easify” my favorite local trail just so I can ride with a minor injury? And if you’ve done the same, which one have you “easified” so that I can ride?
I decided to pimp out my favorite three wheeled vehicle, the KMX Kart: X-Class with some accessories to make my ride even better.
First I mounted the Active Tunes i-Ride
Attached a Garmin Rhino 120 GPS/Radio, that way I can’t get lost and call for help at the same time!
Mounted the Fossil Fool Down Low Glow Neon Kit
Attached a 12 Watt Dual Beam Halogen Cygolite Rover on the bottom bracket
Mounted the batteries under the seat
Here’s how it looks with the neon in the dark
Last but not least, a DVD player…
Now I’m ready to cruise the streets and trail in style!
But the funny thing is, I’ve ridden bikes that are 15.5 and it just doesn’t look right. I mean it feels like its a good fit. However, being a chunky rider, a small frame makes me look like a gorilla on a kid’s bike.
Check out this video from our friend DangerDave:
I figured out another cheap way of taking your digital camera on the trails with you without having to spend hundreds of dollars for a special camera.
Basically all you need is a rear seat post reflector, 1 1″ x 1/4″ screw, a couple of nuts and your camera.
First remove the reflector.
Insert the screw, see where the nut is positioned? Make sure you don’t tighten it too much.
Mount your camera, make sure when you mount it, the base of the camera is flushed onto the mount. Using the nut to make sure its not too far in will ensure that the camera is just right.
Here’s your finished product. I mounted it on the Fezzari Alta Peak and used some old inner tubes as grommets to make sure the mount doesn’t move around.
I was supposed to write a first impression of the NiteRider Dual MiNewt lights. Unfortunately, my youngest daughter came down with a fever and I was not able to make it to the beers and bike ride. I hope to ride this friday and test the lights and give the SweetSkinz prototypes another test.