Wednesday, October 26, 2011

My Mountain Bike Wish List

 Jamis Dakar XAM 2.0

The Jamis Dakar XAM 2.0 is an efficient trail bike mainly because of its excellent suspension. It has mp3 suspension. One yahoo writer said that this is one of the best bikes you can get if you are a serious biker because of speed and lightweight construction. It also has a unique frame geometry honed by pro riders and test pilots who demanded that this bike be able to climb as capably as it descended. It has 10mm shock hardware, over-sized pivot bearings, thru-axle front and rear hubs. The price tag is a whopping $5,000.

Diamondback Overdrive Pro 29'er Mountain Bike (2011 Model, 29-Inch Wheels)

The Diamondback Overdrive Professional looks comfortable to ride due its added support. It has an aluminum frame with Avid BB5 disc brakes and has six-inch rotors. It is built for reliability and is perfect for all types of terrain. Retail stores and sporting goods stores offer this bike for $1,200.

    * 29-inch hardtail mountain bike with butted aluminum frame
    * Rock Shox Reba dual air fork with motion control and hollow crown
    * Truvativ 5D crank set with sealed cartridge bearing; Avid BB5 mechanical disc brakes
    * 29-inch WTB Prowler tires; SRAM SX-5 9-speed trigger shifter
    * Comes in 16-, 18-, 20-, and 22-inch sizes; WTB Speed V Sport saddle.

I think I'll go for Diamondback Overdrive because of the price, $5,000 is just too much for a bike. 

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Prospect Park West in Brooklyn

A bike lane along Prospect Park West in Brooklyn is the focus of a lawsuit against the Transportation Department.

The lawsuit, filed by a group with close ties to Iris Weinshall, the city’s transportation commissioner from 2000 to 2007 and the wife of Senator Charles E. Schumer, accuses the Transportation Department of misleading residents about the benefits of the lane, cherry-picking statistics on safety improvements and collaborating with bicycle activists to quash community opposition.

The two incompetent groups are Seniors for Safety and Neighbors for Better Bike Lanes they want the Prospect Park lanes removed.


Sunday, October 2, 2011

Poor Lake Michigan Joggers and Bikers

Huge waves coming in from Lake Michigan slam into joggers and cyclists along Chicago's Lake Shore Drive. I can't do anything when waves that huge slams into you.