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New Partner: Evomo Clothing

Posted by RL Policar On February - 5 - 2007ADD COMMENTS

Our newest Partner, Evomo Clothing sent us some cool threads and lids to enjoy and to tell the world about the benefits of dynamic mountain bike clothing.

Here’s what they sent, check it out!

Men’s Leader Tee
, which by the way is on sale for $9.99!

DH Descent

Epic Grind

Ranger (this one is perfect for Mr. Randy “Paratrooper” Policar)

Women’s Leader (on sale for $11.99)

Leader Pink, also on sale for $11.99.

and my favorite…the Give Blood Polo Cap.


New Partner: Crank Brothers-Smarty Pedals

Posted by RL Policar On February - 5 - 20073 COMMENTS

Our newest Partner, Crank Brothers just sent us their new Smarty Pedals with interchangeable colored rails.

The Smarty came with Blue, Black and Yellow rails that can be easily swapped out.

Stick around for the review. To learn more about the Crank Brothers Smarty Pedals, Click HERE.


Specialized 29er w/Fox Fork?

Posted by Jeremy Yang On February - 5 - 2007ADD COMMENTS

A commentor on a popular 29er site says that Specialized will be coming out with a “full line” of 29er bikes in early summer as 2008 models. If this rumor turns out to be true, this is a great step for 29er bikes.

Who is going to reap the benefits of this? All mountain bikers in general, but potential 29er riders & 29er enthusiasts in particular.

Fox forks are considered by many to be the premiere mass produced fork manufacturer. Some potential 29er riders, though, have lamented the lack of fork choices in the 29er marketplace. If Fox is in the fold, 26er riders have one less barrier to hurdle and their own premiere fork to use on the 29er.

29er enthusiasts are excited because without competition the Reba fork was/is dominating the 29er market. And although the Rock Shox Reba is a great fork, there is always room for competition to give the consumer more choices.

29er consumers win again because another major manufacturer has also decided that 29ers are not a fad, but an actual trend in the mountain biking marketplace. This commentor mentioned that Specialized was not coming out with just one 29er (a la Cannondale), but a full line of them.

Does that mean singlespeeds, geared hardtails, full suspensions, steel? We don’t know. But whatever “full line” turns out to be, it shows that Specialized has a lot of money invested in the 29er market! This can also turn out to be a wake up call for Trek, Giant & others to start producing 29ers which will in turn encourage more components makers to support this growing market.

As a 29er enthusiast I am very hopeful that this rumor comes true.

Woodstock 707 is Finally HERE!

Posted by RL Policar On February - 5 - 2007ADD COMMENTS

After just a few days that Woodstock Bikes announced that they were shipping out bikes, we ended up getting our test subject in today.

So you’re probably wondering how the 707 handled the trails, well its like this.

Right when I got on the 707, I definitely felt like this bike can handle anything I can throw at it. The 707 is quick, responsive and it soaks up the trails. With out going into further details of the ride, I mean that’s what reviews are for…But the 707 is definitely a contender.

Here’s the 707 on my roof rack heading home on the infamous 405 freeway.

I hit the Fullerton Loop since its practically in my backyard.

The 707 is nicely equipped with Sram components, Manitou Radium Rear Shock, Manitou Axel Fork and WTB Weirwolf tires.

What’s cool is you can lock out the front fork. Man that’s going to save your butt on the climbs!

4 Bar link suspension…mmm plush…

Fat tires from WTB grabs onto the trail with out any problems.

Here’s the full specs of the 707:

Bottom Bracket: Truvativ Powerspline
Brake Levers: Avid FR-5
Cassette: SRAM PG950, 11–34T, 9 speed
Crankset: Truvativ Blaze 3.0, 9 speed
Chain: SRAM PC-951
Chainwheel 44/32/22
Front Fork: Manitou Axel Elite FFD (Fluid Flow Damping) w/100mm Travel, Upgraded with Firm Spring & Lockout
Frame: Double-Butted Four-Bar 7005 Alloy (A614-0)
Front Brake: Avid BB5 Mechanical Disc
Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore Top Swing
Front Hub: WTB LaserDisc Lite
Grips Velo VLG-486AD2 ViceGrips
Handlebar: Answer ProTaper
Headset: WTB Momentum C
Pedals: Wellgo LU-964 Alloy
Rear Brake: Avid BB5 Mechanical Disc
Rear Derailleur: SRAM X-7
Rear Hub: WTB LaserDisc Lite
Rear Shock Manitou Radium R PPD (Platform Plus Damping) Air Shock
Rims: Dual Duty XC
Saddle: WTB Lazer V Team
Seatpost: Truvativ XR Single Bolt
Shifters: SRAM X-7 Trigger
Stem: Truvativ XR
Spokes: 14G Stainless Steel Black
Tires: WTB Weirwolf 26″ x 2.1″

Stick around for a review of the Woodstock Bikes 707.


Samples Of Bumble Bar

Posted by Randy Policar On February - 5 - 2007ADD COMMENTS

I brought some Bumble Bars to work today and shared them with some of the guys. Here’s what they had to say about it.

CW3 Kevin Wood

I enjoyed your Bumble Bar Original Flavor energy bar. It had great flavor and didn’t stick to your teeth like most others do. It kept me going until I had my lunch break. Thanks for the sample and tell your brother we appreciate the treat.

SFC Felix Serra

Thanks for the sample of Bumble Bar it was real good. Can I get some more?

SSG Jamie Long

Thanks for letting me try out one of those Bumble Bar’s, I am normally skeptical on all the energy bars and drinks, sure most of them raise your energy level, most by the caffeine content, but you have to suffer through the pain staking taste of a bitter drink, or a overly chewy, tasteless bar, that makes your jaw tired from chewing. Anyway, the Bumble Bar is surprisingly tasteful, as soon as I opened it, I could smell a pleasant cinnamon odor, which lead me to devouring it fast. Over all the taste was great, the hardest thing to overcome was all the sesame seeds, it sort of explodes in your mouth and little seeds are everywhere, and stuck in teeth. Other than that I would rate this as an “8″ over all, out of “10″.

Everyone said that they enjoyed the Bumble Bars. I personally love them. But don’t take our word for it. Try them out yourselves. I know you’ll love them too.


DiamondBack Transporter Update

Posted by Moe Ramirez On February - 5 - 2007ADD COMMENTS

DB Transporter
A commuter bike that can handle dirt trails?? Read my DiamondBack Transporter update by clicking here.


Last call

Posted by Priscilla Policar On February - 4 - 2007ADD COMMENTS

So this is the final call for our “No Junk In Your Trunk Contest.” For anyone interested please submit a picture with weight, height, and body fat percentage.

Remember we are limited to the amount of entries available.

By the way, will provide each contestant Sure2Endure and BioLean II to aid the participant in their weight loss pursuit.

Email all your info HERE.


New Partner:

Posted by RL Policar On February - 4 - 20076 COMMENTS

Our newest Partner, just supplied us with a few shirts to enjoy our rides with or just simply wear them while chillaxin.’ specializes in cycling apparel. They have shirts for fixed gear/single speed riders, mountain biking, and road bikers, all at reasonable prices.

Check out what our buddy Brad sent us:

Click HERE
to read all 10 reasons. Um..this shirt may start a fight…

Then Priscilla and I got our own Tee’s and we chose the following:

We were so excited that we got the new VeloTees that Priscilla was jumping with excitement and here I am bringing sexy back.

For more info about the shirts you just saw, check out!


Geocaching and Mountain Biking…All Mixed Together!

Posted by RL Policar On February - 2 - 2007ADD COMMENTS

For those of you that aren’t too sure about Geocaching, basically you take your GPS unit and find where someone stashed some treasures.

So what I’m planning on doing is to place samples of Sure2Endure somewhere in the Fullerton Loop in Fullerton, California. By next week I’ll be giving my coordinates on the exact locations of the samples. Here’s the thing, you can’t take them all! Please be honest and take only 1 packet.

In other parts of the trail, I’ll be storing other goodies such as SPD pedals (new), T-shirts (new), Gift Certificates to RPM Cyclery and many more.

So stick around as I announce the info next week.


Ibex B Series Bike…people like to stare…

Posted by RL Policar On February - 2 - 20074 COMMENTS

So last night when we were pulling away from the parking lot after our night ride. I couldn’t help but notice a group of people of about 5-7 riders staring at the Ibex B-Series Bike while it was on my roof rack. Now I know it has a funky top tube and the Sweetskinz tires make it stand out more.

But here’s what I have to say to those guys…”Take a picture while your at it!” Just kidding! I actually like that fact that the Ibex and Sweetskinz causes that kind of reaction. People aren’t too sure what to think.

But to be honest with you, the B-Series has to be one of my favorites in my stable. I started mountain biking with a hard tail and I rode with it for at least a few years. Then of course I got into full suspension bikes and then forgot about the simplicity of hard tail mountain bikes. But now having the Ibex B Series to ride, I’ve rekindled my love for riding hard tails.

Since I finished the build up of the Ibex, I ride that thing on almost all of my night rides. The geometry is very comfortable and the bike is very sturdy. Having placed XTR on the drive train, it makes for a smooth ride.


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