Review: Adidas Pinner lime goggles W/ tear-offs

 

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the lens protection system does not work as shown in this picture,you can see pro downhill riders using these goggles but never seen one with lens protection on.but sponsored riders got some spare goggles.

pros

  • The version with dots stays in place good grip in the band,the triple striped grip less.
  • they are quite comfortable,the Nano-Foam is soft the plastic frame is flexing to fit the shape of your face.

Cons:

  • the tear off system does not work I tuck the plastic sense protector inside the gap where the head band goes, and bend it do not get in the way.

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  •  lens protector’s hole part rip easily, so I taped it instead of using it as intended.
  • Just after few weeks the show signs of wear. the Nano-Foam can easily tear apart, mine have issue with the section on my nose, and some on the sides the mesh loosened,but the foam fill wear off on every goggle on the market.
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  • no spare Nano-Foam mesh.
  • some of the clear coat on the inside of the plastic glass fell off. I noticed it after cleaning the goggles,after months of use it got worse.26563786804_26e7ccc8e5_b26895375560_c65a3c3bab_b
  •  it would be nice with a solution that makes it possible to change the mesh with easy thing like if you need to replace the foam you need to order from Amazon or some where else where they sell foam for goggles, but Adidas and sport stores do not sell replacement foam,that wear out, if it does not you are not using the goggles.
  • the elastic band stretched out on the triple stripe version, so I needed to tighten it more, on the tot version it did not.
  • The  triple striped grips crack.
  • in hot days the foam will get soaked of sweat and the sweat splashes on the inside of the lens,which result in the goggle stinking after just 1 or  2 days of use.
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    almost one hour of riding and the goggle is soaked with sweat

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    the anti-fog coating is pealing off, as you can see I easily scratched it off,
    the coating do no lunger work, the fog up but  i can’t wipe it off because it the damp is under the coating.
     i have 2 goggles so i used them both 1 season and 1 winter and until now this summer.
    You might not notice but there is fog inside in the middle section of the lens.

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The only Norwegian online store that sell lenses for pinner goggles: http://www.tromsoskiogsykkel.no/ski/utstyr/skibriller/adidas-pinner-goggle-lens-clear

 

Adidas Pinner Vs 100% Racecraft MX

the only foam replacement kit I found is this:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1o6RFXYoIM

Verdict:

because of the lack of foam and venting which result in you getting soaked of sweat,and lack of durability and a lens that snaps out way too easily I can’t recommend this goggle.

 

 

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REVIEW: 2010 trek 3900 disc & Bontrager LT-3, 26×2.0″

MSRP (new) $529.99

http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes/2010/archive/trek/3900disc/#/us/en/archive-model/details?url=us/en/bikes/2010/archive/trek/3900disc

http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/BikeSpecs.aspx?year=2010&brand=Trek&model=3900

this bike is made for commuting I have it in size 18,and in orange

the geometry so, not good for Mtb, for me, but for people with short armed and short back, this is not a bad thing, but I am about 180 cm high and i am average sized  everywhere,so  I get a very upright position, But when I was a teen i was not as big as I am now so it was ok.

which is too small of mountain biking  but for commuting its OK, you will sit upright.

the bike is no real mountain bike, frame is way too short and the handlebar is too short too, this make the bike too responsive.

ignore the sticker that say trek mountain bikes, it just refers to the standard for mountain bike frames. it’s not a mountain bike,but it can be with some upgrades.

the frame can withstand mountain biking, but the geometry is horrible for mountain biking.

cons:

  • fork : the SR Suntour SF9 XCT V2, 100mm travel  does not have the promised 100mm travel, but more like 20mm, the fork had play and it got even more play so when i was braking hard i felt like the fork would snap or fall apart. lack of adjustablity.
  • ( I upgraded to RockShox Tora sl 2010 from my 6300)
  • Shifters/triggers: the stock are v brake lever and shifters, shifters are horrible you need to swing the lever way too long to change gear.
  • Brakes: the mechanical brakes don’t work well you need to press very hard to brake. these brake are so bad that V-brakes actually are better for braking wise,not wear wise of course.so i upgraded  to hydraulic  & shifters/triggers,
  • Saddle– saddle is way too big for a fit guy like me, it wears out fast because of flex in the saddle the plastic under  it that  have screws in it will flex too so the screws will pop out.
  • tyres/tires:
  • The Bontrager LT-3, 26×2.0″ got horrible grip in the wet they are a death trap. on wet asphalt they slip and you will crash.
  • i upgraded to Bontrager XR1 Team Issue witch roll very well but have the necessary grip when you turn. http://www.bontrager.com/model/11869
  • grips- best to upgrade to silicone og lock on grips
  • pedals – pedals made of plastic is silly,the will break if you crash into something,they wear out very fast, plus no grip, and in the wet they are useless and dangerous , I recommendd straightlines defacto pedals.
  • i have defacto’s on all my bikes.
  • Handlebar–  i out crown the handle bars but they should still be wider.
  • Saddle:  the plastic plate holding it in to the rails wear out fast.screw jump out.
  • Acera rear Rear derailleur: unpractical nut on the wire clamping,and its not as durable as the Deore an up wards.
  • the headset: the plastic cover does not help much, so dirt and water qill coem in and dirt water with grease will come out,so you have to re grease it often.25221077486_cf268d17c3

my upgraded 3900 :

winter ready & upgraded 2010 Trek 3900 Disc

conclusion:

waste of money, unless you need a bike fast and it’s the only bike you can then at the point you are i the store.

I only use the 3900 as winter bike,I will run 1×9 drive train, don’t need all the gears, plus the front dérailleur does not work in  below -2 degrees.

long term review: Mavic Stratos gloves

if you are used to Shimano or Giro gloves, get a size smaller,atleast if you are in europe.

i got these in large but they are too big for me,hopefully i get these in medium.

this is a well made glove.

these gloves do not have padding,this might be a negative thing to you, but if you use ESI grips, or another silicone grip, you wont regret having this glove.

i use ESI Chunky green grips with these gloves its a good combo.

but on hard grips like those that came with all my trek bikes, it will be uncomfortable and you will get fatigue

afther a crash the stitching on the left thumb ripped, but nothing that you cant fix with soem sewing.

cons: 

the price,but its was worth it for me i did not wear it out just in few weeks.

rubber on finger tips will eventually wear out,(the the glue will be worn out)

pros:

  • good feel, you feel every thing you touch the glove is not restricting your movement.
  • Breathable perfect for hot weather
  • easy to take & off
  • material used for the palm is strong, my experience wit hthis material is that it last a very long time.
  • come in 2 color choises
  • grips well i have tried them on Easton mtb grip,bontrager grips, and esi grips.
  • rubber on the finger tips for extra grip, they actually work, not like on Shimano gloves that make it slippery.
  • only wear is the rubber grips that are gloves on the finger tips.but just one of those loosened,
  • the materials used are strong,
  • will fit very thick hands

42,00 €*

http://www.mavic.com/accessories-gloves-stratos-glove

bikeradar’s review:

http://www.bikeradar.com/mtb/gear/category/clothing/gloves/product/review-mavic-stratos-gloves-13-47543/