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INEXPENSIVE INDOOR TRAINER WITH A POWER METER

Hey Lee, you mentioned that you have a “cheapo Performance trainer with power meter”. What brand/model is this? The cheapest trainer with a power meter I can find is in the $1750 price range, which I wouldn’t really consider cheapo!

thanks…Rob

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December 31, 2009 : Posted In: Ask Lee,Reviews,Skills/training : Comments (6)


HANDLEBARS: LOW, MEDIUM OR HIGH?


Lee, sweet bike and the MMBSii photo is pretty rad. (See what he’s talking about.)

Random question: bars. Low, med, high? Looking for something a little wider than my current setup and I remember being super-comfortable right away on your P-bike and the SX.

Eric (who did some skills clinics with Lee)

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December 30, 2009 : Posted In: Ask Lee,Equipment : Comments (0)


NEIGHBORHOOD PUMP TRACK IN JAKARTA


You might remember Andre from this pump track masterpiece. His new track fits into a narrow strip of formerly unused land.

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December 29, 2009 : Posted In: Pump tracks,Trail building : Comments (1)


EMBRACING PEDALING AS A SKILL


Lee,

I’m at a loss with climbing while riding with friends…I just can’t push a bigger gear and I can’t spin a smaller gear fast enough to keep up on climbs…I can bomb the downhill single track just fine but when it comes to climbing I just get left in the dust…and it doesn’t matter if it’s fire road, technical climbing, or just non-tech single track…it makes me just want to shuttle so I don’t look so weak…very frustrating.

So I know part of the deal is overall fitness level…I need to ride more, but it doesn’t really seem to matter how much I ride I still can’t keep up on climbs. Also it doesn’t matter what bike I ride…I have a full on xc bike @ 25lbs and I have an all mountain 6” travel # 34lbs and I still get left in the dust…so I tend to lean toward the 6” for the DH fun factor but on longer 18+ miles rides I go xc (most of the time).

What do you suggest to help me climb in a larger gear and or just keep up on climbs? Please point me in the right direction.

Regards, Lance – Sacramento

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December 26, 2009 : Posted In: Ask Lee,Skills/training,Trail : Comments (11)


TRICROSS BRAKE CHATTER?


Hey Lee,

Congratulations on the twins, hope the family is doing well.

Lennard Zinn of VeloNews has written several recent articles addressing brake chatter on cross bikes. It sounds like 1-1/2-inch tapered forks help tremendously and several companies are moving in that direction (including Specialized on MTB and Road bikes).

I am wondering how the Carbon Tricross does with fork shudder when braking hard and is Specialized going to move to a tapered fork on the Tricross as they have done on the top of the line MTB and Road bikes?

Cheers and Happy Holidays!

Jafar

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December 21, 2009 : Posted In: Ask Lee,Tech tips : Comments (4)


FIRST RIDE: 2010 STUMPJUMPER PRO M5


Yes! I finally got my new Stumpy out on trail. Real quick like:

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: Posted In: Reviews : Comments (8)


GET YOUR STRIDER BIKE!


Stoked: I am now a Strider dealer.

These little balance bikes are the safest, funnest, most cost effective way for kids to learn riding skills. By eliminating the drivetrain, Striders teach kids to balance first (and pedal later). And: With their sweet little footrests, Striders allow kids to ride feet-up, which leads to pump. And we all know pump leads to lifelong awesomeness.

I won’t be able to build my Strider pages until after the holidays, but email me if you want one now. I’ll get you pricing, and we’ll get you taken care of.

Mini braaap!

—Lee

Wow, there’s already a lot of interest. Here’s the process:

– Send me your address, desired color (pink, yellow, green, orange, blue or red) and desired shipping service (ground, two day or next day). – I’ll send you a Paypal invoice. You can pay with a credit card or Paypal balance. – I’ll get your bike ordered and on its way! The guys at Strider can move fast and get you dialed for Christmas.


: Posted In: Strider Bikes : Comments (7)


WARNING: HALL RANCH TRAIL CONDITIONS

You know that one rock section? The one with the waterfall line down the middle and the big pumpy line down the right? And at the bottom is flat sand and a hard left into the next section where you hop onto the big sandstone slab then drop through the switchback? Yeah, that one.

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: Posted In: Trail : Comments (1)


CORNERING ON ICE

After today’s catastrophic field test, I have advice for the safest way to corner on sheet ice:

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December 19, 2009 : Posted In: Skills/training : Comments (9)


ONE OF THE TOP 20 CYCLING BLOGS OF 2009

Number 9, at least according to www.bikeblogs.com.

That’s a nice boost on a groggy morning. Thanks Brett.

December 17, 2009 : Posted In: Uncategorized : Comments (6)


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