Mechanix M-Pact gloves MTB review

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There are many reviews on Mechanix M-pact glove, but none of them mentions their use as a MTB glove. 6 months ago, I had a nasty crash that ended my season prematurely. I took away 2 things: 1. pushing for one more ride in a bikepark when it's raining and you are really tired isn't a good idea; 2. 5cm (2") L-shaped scar on my left palm resulting from an open fracture.

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Prefestka road/commuter bike

Prefestka road bike

2015-03-18: Bike is for sale. Shoot me an email if you are interested.

This beautiful short frame was restored by guys at Urbanvelo unlimited as a tribute to Mr. Hrubý, who built it in the nineties and now creates bikes at festka.com. Thus the name Prefestka. Read more...

5 reasons to get a road bike. Now.

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After years of denial I bought my first road bike. I thought of it only as a transportation mean to get to my office, a complement to my "big bike". After just couple of days, I like it almost as much and whole new world opened to me. Read more...

Ibis Mojo HD EVO V2

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This is my 2013 Ibis Mojo HD build. I have modified the geometry little bit compared to my previous Ibis Mojo HD build for 2012 .

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My basic MTB Kettlebell workout

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This is my basic Kettlebell routine that I do 3-5 times per week, depending on the number of rides I can get in. I've started with this Kettlebell routine 3 months ago as my new year resolution, and so far I'm pleased with the results. The first couple "spring" rides (it's still snowing outside) were much better than I expected. I was able to do 30+km rides with over 1000vm of elevation straight away and I felt really good on the bike.

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7 tips to become a better rider

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I've started riding 4 years ago, but at the begging I was struggling to make any signifficant progress. While there are many online resources, it can be quite difficult to apply all of those advice to the trail. However, these are the verified essentials that helped me to improve more in couple months, than I have previously managed to improve in years...

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Why single chainring is enough for trail and enduro riding

Single chainring drivetrain on Ibis Mojo HD

Exactly 1 year ago I bit the bullet and I have converted my Ibis Mojo HD to a single chain ring drivetrain. After those 12 months I can honestly say that 9 gears (10 respectively) is all I need. I would like to share my experience with you and summarize what it costs you and what can you gain from it.

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Biking on the Greenlandic Ice Cap

Ibis Mojo HD with Cane Creek Angleset

Ibis Mojo HD with Cane Creek Angleset Another step to my dream build is a 170mm Marzocchi 55 RC3 Ti fork with Cane Creek -1° Angleset. I've decided to go with ZS44 / ZS49 version (S.H.I.S. ZS/44/28.6 - ZS/49/30) and use the straight 1 1/8" steerer, to reduce the bottom stack height. Read more...

Coil shock on Ibis Mojo HD

When Ibis Mojo HD was released 3 years ago, there was no coil shock option available, as Ibis stated it was designed completely around an air shock. Shortly after, information about it's coil compatibility started coming and many suspension tuners praised its suspension design qualities making it perfect candidate for a coil. Ibis reacted and added Fox RC4 as a shock option because of it's adjustable progressiveness. So, how to describe Ibis Mojo HD with a coil shock? Perfect.

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