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All Things Bikes and Tacos! (...and Now Vans)

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by Gunshot-6A, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. Jul 12, 2022 at 12:58 PM
    SenatorBlutarsky

    SenatorBlutarsky Well-Known Member

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    I bought exactly this helmet, from this website, just a few weeks ago. I'm usually a medium (Giro/TLD) and the M/L fits me really well. I'm highly skeptical that Recco or NFC would help at all if I'm in a bad situation, but who knows!
     
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  2. Jul 12, 2022 at 12:59 PM
    Gunshot-6A

    Gunshot-6A [OP] Not A Fed

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    It literally won't. RECCO is so underutilized its practically non-existent. As a prior SAR team dude, having a visible color (orange) will go way farther in finding you than Recco will. But if its a feature on an already great helmet, even better.
     
  3. Jul 12, 2022 at 1:09 PM
    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free 1983 - 2015... It was a good run

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    And for that reason, my helmet is fluorescent yellow. I ride in some areas that you can hunt so I make sure I'm loud and can be seen from a long ways off!
     
  4. Jul 12, 2022 at 1:20 PM
    Gunshot-6A

    Gunshot-6A [OP] Not A Fed

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    My POC Kortal in orange will melt your retinas at 100 paces and I still had a dude almost run into me last week.
     
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  5. Jul 12, 2022 at 3:47 PM
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    LOL, I have fluorescent riding shirts so if I have a bad off into the weeds someone is more likely to find me. My wife thought I was really into chartreuse. It's a cool name for a color (or range of bright colors between yellow and green), but I had to tell her to stop buying me shit in that color, I don't need everything chartreuse.
     
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  6. Jul 12, 2022 at 3:55 PM
    backcountryj

    backcountryj Athlete - per @ginseng27 Google definition

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    Don’t the potential rescuers have to have a RECCO specific tracker for the transmitter to be effective as well? Which last I looked into that tech isn’t a widely used tool from a SAR perspective. Admittedly that was some time ago.

    I’ve been POC curious but their model line seems to be pretty vast and not very easily differentiated. Maybe I’m just a dummy but I feel like I need a POC for dummies legend
     
  7. Jul 12, 2022 at 5:58 PM
    mrtonyd

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  8. Jul 12, 2022 at 6:18 PM
    Gunshot-6A

    Gunshot-6A [OP] Not A Fed

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    Correct. Recco is sorta like sonar. You shoot out a signal with a RECCO beacon and the chip thingy in the helmet reflects it.

    Ski resorts *might* have one, but the concensus seems to be that theyre rare to have, and not something thats in the mission critical gear bag even if they do.
     
  9. Jul 12, 2022 at 7:12 PM
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    Agreed. It wasn’t till I googled the difference between tectal and kortal that I noticed the slight shape differences.
     
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  10. Jul 12, 2022 at 7:47 PM
    ginseng27

    ginseng27 who knows?

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    not enough.
  11. Jul 12, 2022 at 8:07 PM
    Wulf

    Wulf I never finish anyth

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  12. Jul 12, 2022 at 8:10 PM
    Wulf

    Wulf I never finish anyth

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    Got a few rides in on the new tires, even though I'm a XC newb going from Ikons to DHR/DHF has made a huge difference. much more confidence and control in the corners
     
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  13. Jul 12, 2022 at 8:28 PM
    ginseng27

    ginseng27 who knows?

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    not enough.
    I love the minion twins. I run Assegai/DHR on my enduro rig and DHF/aggressor on my trial rig.
     
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  14. Jul 12, 2022 at 8:36 PM
    Wulf

    Wulf I never finish anyth

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    How do you like the Assegai? I've heard nothing but good things
     
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  15. Jul 12, 2022 at 9:13 PM
    Wulf

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  16. Jul 12, 2022 at 9:18 PM
    ginseng27

    ginseng27 who knows?

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    not enough.
    They are an excellent front tire. I run exo+ with 3c Maxx terra usually. 2.5 or 2.6 wide.
     
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  17. Jul 12, 2022 at 9:20 PM
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    Where’s my chef’s kiss moticon.


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  18. Jul 12, 2022 at 9:42 PM
    ginseng27

    ginseng27 who knows?

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    Nice!! You're the second person today that i know who got a new Santa Cruz. Hahaha.
     
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  19. Jul 12, 2022 at 9:49 PM
    whitedlite

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    Technically this has been floating around here for over a year now.. The wheels are the new item on this bike. It get’s parts I want to keep, but aren’t on my bike.

    If I was to get a new bike for myself it would have to compliment the Arrival on my sore days…… an emtb
     
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  20. Jul 13, 2022 at 7:25 AM
    SenatorBlutarsky

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    I went to a local shop and tried all the POCs. Here's how I'd break it down in terms of looks (and protection?)...
    • Axion = XC
    • Tectal = Trail
    • Kortal = Enduro/Trail
    • Otocon = Enduro/DH

    For any aggressive riding, Assegai up front! I've not ridden a tire that grips as well on hard and loose stuff.
     

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