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    If Huffy made an airplane, would you fly in it?

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    wow! really great! thanks for the link

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    Wonder how much Spec payed for the plug...

    I kid, I kid. Get more folks out there in the winter and that eventually translates into better trail access, more trails, and more fun. Bring it. Though why shell out the money for the Wolvhammer's if you're going to run flats? Just wondering.

    Thanks for the share!

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    Quote Originally Posted by blockphi View Post
    Wonder how much Spec payed for the plug...

    I kid, I kid. Get more folks out there in the winter and that eventually translates into better trail access, more trails, and more fun. Bring it. Though why shell out the money for the Wolvhammer's if you're going to run flats? Just wondering.

    Thanks for the share!
    There is a non-SPD version as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by yxan View Post
    There is a non-SPD version as well
    $325 is stupid money for non-SPD boots.
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    ...I gotta admit I'm kinda biased towards the HydroHeater...I actually assembled the heater in that picture...it is a MkI...there is a new MkII, which is much more refined, for half the price available now-ish...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gigantic View Post
    $325 is stupid money for non-SPD boots.
    Total bad on my part, didn't realize they offered non-spd, but daamn I can buy three or four decent and likely warmer boots for that kind of money.

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    ...those GC tires look pretty a-ight too...
    If Huffy made an airplane, would you fly in it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by damnitman View Post
    ...I gotta admit I'm kinda biased towards the HydroHeater...I actually assembled the heater in that picture...it is a MkI...there is a new MkII, which is much more refined, for half the price available now-ish...
    ...Shameless plug...

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    ...not really...I'm not affiliated with them anymore...just a product I like that I have some knowledge of...
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    Why is it people throw products at us all the time on here and as soon as this heater comes up people get offended.

    Ok rant over

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    Nice boots...but no winter clothes?
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    They forgot the cheek massager, for when they start aching from grinning like an idiot for the last hour or three....
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    lame! everything they've listed is like the optimal/most expensive examples of each category...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem View Post
    Nice boots...but no winter clothes?
    Couldn't find a clothing manufacture to pay them for the article.

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    Quote Originally Posted by damnitman View Post
    ...I gotta admit I'm kinda biased towards the HydroHeater...I actually assembled the heater in that picture...it is a MkI...there is a new MkII, which is much more refined, for half the price available now-ish...
    how do you keep the battery alive in -50 ambient temp?

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    Quote Originally Posted by boogman View Post
    lame! everything they've listed is like the optimal/most expensive examples of each category...

    Couldn't find a clothing manufacture to pay them for the article.
    I like optimal. Most expensive - not so much. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by boogman View Post
    lame! everything they've listed is like the optimal/most expensive examples of each category...
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    This is pretty much the norm for Outdoor. Gotta support their advertisers.

    But it does show that Fatbikes have gone mainstream. This is not even a bicycling magazine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by damnitman View Post
    ...I gotta admit I'm kinda biased towards the HydroHeater...I actually assembled the heater in that picture...it is a MkI...there is a new MkII, which is much more refined, for half the price available now-ish...
    Can you tell us more about the MkII? All I see is the MkI, and a more refined (the MkI looks kind of clunky), and half the price would definitely get me to order one, especially since I could use it for snowboarding/skiing too.

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    Saw one essential: a bike. The rest of it was overpriced crap.

    A more versatile softshell jacket that you can wear for multiple sports costs half the price of a castelli jacket, and you don't have to deal with castelli's stupid sizing. (I wear a large in everything except Castelli, where I wear a XXXL.)

    $325 for a pair of glorified sorel pak boots is crazy stupid.

    And insulated water bottles start at $5. Hell, a really nice stainless steel Nissan thermos costs around 30 bucks and will keep water hot for a day.

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    After willfully bashing expensive clothing for years I finally broke down last winter and purchased I very nice Jacket. I think it was around the $150 mark and let me tell you I was the most comfortable and maintained the proper body temp throughout a very cold winter last year. One of my best purchases ever!!

    That Castelli is a little insanely priced and yes the sizes are roadie small stupid. I could see the heater for endurance races and such but my stuff is usually high enough proof it doesn't freeze, ever!

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    I'm all for expensive clothes as long as the price is for the clothes, not the label- my $150 Mountain hardware softshell is pretty amazing, and I'ma guess that it's better than the $300 castelli jacket. The castelli is designed for roadies, it's snug fitting and aero and when slogging along at 4 miles an hour trying desperately to stay upright, that's just not an issue.

    Even as a roadie I don't see the point of that castelli jacket.

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    I own Wolvhammers and love them. I've tried other kinds of winterized hiking boots previously but these just work well. (no affiliation, paid full retail for them)

    The hydroheater is neat - but I'm a gadget type. I'd probably spring for it if it could be had for 1/2 the price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by damnitman View Post
    ...those GC tires look pretty a-ight too...
    if by aight you mean bud and lou then I agree notice the strategery of no tire logos in pic. Specialized use massive amounts of sidewall gfx would be no way to show that much tire with no gfx showing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckfiddious View Post
    Saw one essential: a bike. The rest of it was overpriced
    Agreed. With places like the Clymb as well... you can get all that name brand stuff for dirt cheap too. I got Castelli winter pant tights and a windproof/waterproof jacket for something like $60... when normally you would pay way over that for just one piece. Markup is crazy on that stuff.
    ...Be careful what you're looking at because it might be looking back...

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    [begin sarcasm] actually the flat pedal specific wolvhammer is a steal at only $250 [end sarcasm]

    seriously the concept of a "flat pedal specific boot" was one of the most brazen pieces of marketing BS I had ever seen when 45nrth announced these things last year.

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    If you have questions about the HydroHeater, look at the website, It's a pretty good site...I'd love to tell you what I know, but getting crucified every time I speak-up for this product (but none of the others I like and vouch for) has gotten REALLY old...

    Arctic Innovations | Home of the HydroHeater ?

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    oops...yeah, on second look I see the rather distinctive center knobs on the front tire...I was looking almost exclusively at the rear tire...I'm actually not overly familiar with the Bud/Lou so the tread was not something I immediately recognized...and the resolution/size of my screen seemed to suggest a Spec tire I saw awhile back...I assumed it was a fat GC...oh well...thanks yxan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by damnitman View Post
    If you have questions about the HydroHeater, look at the website, It's a pretty good site...I'd love to tell you what I know, but getting crucified every time I speak-up for this product (but none of the others I like and vouch for) has gotten REALLY old...

    Arctic Innovations | Home of the HydroHeater ?

    If you have any other questions about it, please PM me and I'll tell you what I know

    Haters going to hate. Don't worry about them, I could care less if you were the president of the company, I think it is a good idea, and if you could get down to $100 and be little more refined, that would be perfect. I'm just interested in more details on when the MKII will be available, but I'll just keep checking their website.

    Maybe some people like carrying a water bottle or stainless steel bottle, but definitely not how I ride (with a Mukluk between my legs or skis or board on my feet), to each their own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdundee View Post

    That Castelli is a little insanely priced and yes the sizes are roadie small stupid.
    Don't knock it if you haven't tried it. I have jackets by Showerpass, Gore, Patagonia, Asssos, Northface, Kuhl, Suogi, etc. and as great as they are, I pick the Castelli Expresso Due almost everytime. Yes, Castelli fits tight so go at least one size larger than normal. I can wear a medium tshirt(tight) and an xl or xxl fits in Castelli. That is true for most European sizing which are for race fit, not American potbelly fit.

    The Castelli Espresso Due Jacket has exceeded my expectations over a wide range of temps from 40's to single digits with 1 or 2 layers of thin microfiber below it. The combination of materials (like windstopper) with the napoleon zips in front and shoulder vents in back work far better than "pit zips" could ever dream of. The design works well because air comes in through the front breast zips and goes out thru the backvents when you get hot and sweaty. Zip up the breast zips if you cool down too much. I got it on sale, but I would pay full price in a heartbeat to replace this jacket if I lost it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by k.b. View Post
    Don't knock it if you haven't tried it. I have jackets by Showerpass, Gore, Patagonia, Asssos, Northface, Kuhl, Suogi, etc. and as great as they are, I pick the Castelli Expresso Due almost everytime. Yes, Castelli fits tight so go at least one size larger than normal. I can wear a medium tshirt(tight) and an xl or xxl fits in Castelli. That is true for most European sizing which are for race fit, not American potbelly fit.

    The Castelli Espresso Due Jacket has exceeded my expectations over a wide range of temps from 40's to single digits with 1 or 2 layers of thin microfiber below it. The combination of materials (like windstopper) with the napoleon zips in front and shoulder vents in back work far better than "pit zips" could ever dream of. The design works well because air comes in through the front breast zips and goes out thru the backvents when you get hot and sweaty. Zip up the breast zips if you cool down too much. I got it on sale, but I would pay full price in a heartbeat to replace this jacket if I lost it.
    My $125 Craft has takin me down to -20f not including wind chill in the U.P. of MI with the proper base layers why would I need anything else, hell anything above 0 deg f I'm in a wool jersey, maybe a wind breaker, shorts, with leg warmers.

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    This is kinda cool

    Quote Originally Posted by yxan View Post
    There is a non-SPD version as well
    Yes there is. Seen the prototype in March. They had a flatter less hiking boot type bottom and boot itself had a tad bit more flex to it. Other big improvement on the boot was upgraded zippers.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdundee View Post
    My $125 Craft has takin me down to -20f not including wind chill in the U.P. of MI with the proper base layers why would I need anything else, hell anything above 0 deg f I'm in a wool jersey, maybe a wind breaker, shorts, with leg warmers.
    I should mail you my Craft jacket. I never wear it anymore. I used to think it was the cats PJ's.

    I don't have yooper blood I guess, it seldom gets below the teens in the lower p. YMMV

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