Looking to upgrade

I've got the build kit for the Jamis Darkar XC Pro 06 now, and I can't wait to ride.  Think I can swap any of these parts?


Lube Test: Results

Okay, I've used this stuff for about 2 months now. I've used just on my bike, on one chain. I used at the 24 HIOP, and just around Tucson, so it's seen mostly dry use with a little bit of mud at the race.

My opinion of this stuff, is that it does work as advertised; if you use it the way you're supposed to. It lubes well and keeps your chain really clean. On the plus side, you can use it right before you ride, as opposed to Purple, which prefers to have had the chance to dry between application and riding. Another plus, is that there's nothing left to mystery as to how much you should wipe it off after you apply it. The instructions say "There's no such thing as wiping too much".

The downside, is that because the fluid (this stuff is made of fluid and small particles of solid lube) is a degreaser, you have to apply a crap load of it every time...and it's $10 a bottle. Also, it doesn't seem to last near as long as Purple.

So, Bottum line: If you like your chain to stay really clean all the time, never bother lubing your chain after riding, but do it 5 minutes before you ride, and don't mind spending extra money. It's a good lube.

But, I think I'll go back to Purple


Got $25? Free on April 19th?

Oi! We ran into a few cats from the Dawn to Dust MTB Club out of Sierra Vista at Fantasy Island last Sunday. They put on this "tour" each year in honor of a fallen club member. Its $25, all proceeds go back to the forest service for trail maintenance and such, you get a T-shirt and bag of swag, and you'll get to meet some cool catz from down south. Any takers? Lacey and I are planning on riding.
Dawn to Dust Website