Is it worth the money? I’ll tell ya.

Review: Funn Soljam Viper Pedal

This monstrous pedal has a nifty “friction grip” area in the middle of its platform. Cool, but how does it work?
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How’s the new Specialized Enduro?

Hi Lee. I was riding on the weekend and crossed paths with another rider, he was riding the latest Spesh Enduro Pro and I fell in love. Its smooth lines, choice parts to me it was my dream bike in spec anyway.

After doing the lift test and being suprised at its seamingly light weight I asked him how it handled and he was well impresed but was on its maiden voyage so hadn’t lived with it for anytime at all. As I know you ride an Enduro though an older one I was wondering if you had had a chance to sample a new one yet.

I value your opinion as you don’t sound full of crap or owned by a company.
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Maverick ML-8

Maverick American’s ML-7 is one of the most efficient — if not the most affordable — four-inch trail bikes on the market. Maverick’s new ML-8 uses the same suspension design and boosts the rear travel to 6.5 inches. The goal: an aggressive trail bike that climbs and descends with the best of them.
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Maverick SC32 fork

Maverick’s six-inch, dual crown DUC32 upped the ante for travel, stiffness and lightness. The new single-crown SC32 steps down the travel but keeps the rest.
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Run timer: DMC Moto-Trainer II

If you’re trying to go fast, the only true measure is time. What feels fast is frequently slow, and vice versa. For example, riding sketchily feels fast, but riding smoothly is fast. You cannot trust feel. If you want to know whether one run is faster than the last, you must use a timer.
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New trail bike: Cannondale Rush

I just returned from the ultimate press junket, where I got to ride and race the 2006 Cannondale Rush. Here’s what I think.
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Nice pedals: Specialized Lo Pro Mag

I got my mitts on a pair of Specialized Lo Pro Mag platform pedals in early July, and I’ve been running them ever since.
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