2013 Rocky Mountain Vertex 950 Review



Hale to the bigger 29er and the revival of the nearly extinct aluminum hardtail!


Rocky Mountain Vertex 950

Vertex 950 Bike



If by slim chance your out there looking for a boost in your Rocky Mountain performance for the upcoming/ or on going season we might already be in. Well then XC domination will be at the tips of your fingers with the 2013 Rocky Mountain ride they have dubbed the Vertex 29. Which is top-notch in the handling departments due to the insanely tight chain stays to get the rear wheel under you to carve singletrack with a shit-eaten grin like never before.

Rocky Mountain have also employed several key elements with advanced properties to attain both top-end acceleration on the descending sections and climbing as well. All of this magic comes from Rocky Mountain’s proprietary FORM shaped aluminum tubing with a tapered head tube and press-fit bottom bracket.


Those fast and fun Vertex attributes are also enhanced by the bigger 29er wheels, and the Rockshox 100 mm Reba fork will have you shredding all the rough sections of trail like never before. This Vertex complete bike is full on 29er that’s spec’d out with a full SRAM 2×10-speed drive-train, DT Swiss wheels, and Formula disc brakes, so that the Vertex will not only shift with no hassles, but goes hard, and will then slow hard like a true XC alloy rocket should. Plus, finishing the trim kit from Easton and Fizik are dialed right there as well.


For more details on the specifications for the Rocky Mountain 950, check out the buy now button below..

The Lowest price for the bike is located at the Jensonusa link below…
was ($2,137.99) now $1210.00

The Vertex 930 model with specs is also discounted from $1,599.00 to $979.00 n/a..?

Spec Listing

Frame Material: RMB Vertex FORM 7005 aluminum
Headset: 1.125 – 1.5 in tapered
Rear Axle: 135 x 10 mm
Fork: Rockshox Reba RL 29
Front Travel: 100 mm
Rims: DT Swiss 485D tubeless compatible
Hubs: (front) 15 x 100 mm Wheel-tech XC, (rear) 135 x 10 mm DT Swiss 370
Spokes: DT Swiss Competition
Front Derailleur: SRAM X7 2 x 10
Front Derailleur Mount: direct mount
Rear Derailleur: SRAM X9 10-speed
Shifters: SRAM X7
Crankset: SRAM S1400
Chain Rings: 39 x 26 T
Crank Arm Length: 175 mm 170 mm
Bottom Bracket: SRAM Press Fit GXP
Brake Levers: Formula RX
Brake Calipers: Formula RX
Rear Rotor: 180 mm
Front Rotor: 160 mm
Handlebar: Easton EA50
Handlebar Width: 685 mm
Handlebar Rise: low style
Grips: 930 lock-on version
Stem: Easton
Stem Length: 60 mm 100 mm
Stem Angle: 6 deg
Chain: SRAM PC-1031
Cassette: SRAM PG-1031
Sprocket Range: 12 – 36 T
MTB Tires: Maxxis Ikon
Tire Size: 29 in x 2.2 in
Valve Stem: Schrader
Seatpost: Easton
Seatpost Diameter: 30.9 mm
Seatpost Length: 350 mm
Saddle: fi’zi:k Gobi XM
Recommended Use: cross country, or all types of trail use


Moving Comfort Fiona Sport’s Bras Sale

Moving Comfort Fiona sports bra aqua



MovingComfort.com Sports Bras and Apparel

Moving Comfort fiona sports bra purple

The Fiona, Moving Comfort’s #1-selling sports bra is now available with new fall colors, available online. This is only a very very small sampling of all the cool fresh, and usable sports clothing designed and constructed by Moving Comfort. So if it’s your style go check them out at the link below, and thanks for supporting 29er–Cafe! Enjoy.

Moving Comfort Fiona sports bra aqua
Free Shipping on all orders over $50 at MovingComfort.com

Fiona Web prices- $27.00 -$46.00

• The interior molded cups are seam free for support and shape
•Interior front yoke limits vertical breast movement
• Front adjustable straps with concealed hook-and-loop closure for easy, cutom-fit adjustability
• Flattering exterior design lines add shape with support
• Adjustable back closure for easy on/off and custom-fit adjustability
Moving Comfort Fiona sports bra pink

KUHL Splash 11 Short – Women’s

KUHL Women's shorts



Kuhl logo



KUHL Splash 11 shorts women's

Put some extra Splash 11 w/ Spice on your day!

For 2014 the creative mountain clothing designers have chopped a full two inches from the length of the Splash 11 Short model for the upcoming riding season. Which has given the designers at KUHL a fare amount of flexibility, due to the female model of these shorts remaining so popular. The’re simply a great choice for ladies who love the flexibility and breath-ability. The higher leg coverage on the Splash 11 means less exposure and fewer high-leg scratches when the trails take you further than ever before. So get going and drop some snacks and your gps enabled smart-phone into the cargo pockets and take the path you normally might bypass … it could turn out to be the Kuhl-est adventure yet.
Regular pricing was originally $64.95

Kuhl Splash 11 Short – on sale at Backcountry.com $58.46

15% Off, Regularly: $64.95 | Item: Splash-11
Kuhl Spash 11 short women's backside view


Women’s prAna Sonja Tank Top

PRANA Sonja tank top dress skirt



Prana logo
PRANA Sonja tank top dress skirt

Yoga has become quite popular with large numbers of fit men and women partaking, to say the least. Which has also spawned and breeding new innovative clothing and Yoga style tops. So much so that they are coming and going with style, but thankfully Prana has stepped up to the plate with their Sonja Top. It creatively provides a  stretch-worthy design that is memorable. Unfortunately the backside is not shown here but it has racer-back straps that are a slim, fun criss-cross pattern while an internal shelf bra helps you truly relax. The new Sonja is also constructed out of quick drying recycled polyester to help make this piece completely eco-earth-friendly.
Bottom Line: Here is a worthy setup that is fully locked and ready for highly focused skill.

Reg pricing is $47.95
40% Off, Regularly: $47.95 | Item: PRA1087


Women’s Horny Toad Malena Tank Top

Horny Toad Women's Malena skirt at 29erCafe



Horny Toad Women's Malena Tank Top

The Women’s Horny Toad  Malena not only provides a bit more coverage, but without giving up anything in the way of nice stylish detailed touches. Like the hexagonal neckline in front and a back-framing t-strap in the back, as the feminine drape has nice flow. Making the Malena a versatile piece for casual or upscale dressing of your preference.

  • Textured Samba knit includes organic cotton and eco-friendly Tencel with a touch of spandex for a flattering fit
  • Bra-friendly straps are supported by back t-strap to hold them in place
  • Double layer front empire bodice features delicate pin-tucking detail
Reg $47.95
20% Off, Regularly: $47.95 | Item: HORTD2012
Horny Toad Malena Pale Jade Tanktop
In the Color of Pale Jade



The Tank is also available here through Amazon –>


Moving Comfort INmotion Tanks

Moving Comfort Support Tank purple



MovingComfort.com Sports Bras and Apparel

Moving Comfort Inmotion support tanks

Moving Comfort’s InMotion support tops utilize the same innovation as their bestselling sports bras, so there is no need to have a double layer by needing to wear an extra bra underneath to get great support! Its very stretchy body allows for athletic movement of all types, while the non-stretch cups give a modest silhouette and provide right up there with the same athletic support level as what their best sports bras provide.

• The interior molded cups are seam free, and come with durable M-frame construction • Encapsulation/compression style • Moderate contour for slightly more shape and modesty • 21″ length • v-neck style

InMotion Support – Interval model : priced from $32  – $54

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Moving Comfort Support Tank purple

Moving Comfort Support tank aqua blue

Complete the fantastic look with their matching very comfortable Capri Pant. With all the feminine details one could ask for, along with a special light weight performance fabric to let you stay nice and dry in comfort while working out at whatever hardest level you might choose to.

Moving Comfort Fearless pants- charcoal

Fearless Pants : $65.00 – $80.oo

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Women’s Yoga-Clothing Tank Tops

rocker burnout heart tank




Below we have listed a small sampling of the huge selection of active and cami’s and tanks that are offered through Yoga-Clothing, have fun sampling all the great styles they have  to offer.

Project Migration

Rocker Burnout Heart Tank

rocker burnout heart tank

Style: Rocker Burnout Heart Tank

Each shirt sold will provide two full years with clean water and life-saving medical supplies to single mothers living in extreme poverty.
The Rocker Burnout Heart Tank is a lightweight tank top. Scoop neck and back. Project Migration “burnout” logo is located on the lower back.
And made with 50% Cotton, 50% Polyester.

rocker-burnout-heart-tank back


Sam Active wear

Roughing Racer-back Top


Style: 4006

This supplex racer-back tank features elegant side draping creating a fitted look with a flowy feel. Built in support shelf bra.

rouching-racerback-top back


Strength Yoga Cami


Style: T020-DS

The Strength Cami features adjustable straps, an empire line with intention tag and shelf bra for extra support.
93% Cotton, 7% Lycra


Positive Thought Brand

Set Your Intention Rib Tank


Style: Set Your Intention T001-DS

The Set Your Intention tank from Positive Thought Brand is a classic rib tank featuring wide, textured ribbing. The tank is form fitting and will shrink an average of one size in the dryer. 100% Rib Cotton


Women’s Twin Six Crank Army T-Shirt

Twin Six Crank Army T-Shirt - Short-Sleeve



Crafty you are, … – possibly cheating at your own game. 🙂

Women's Twin Six Crank Army T-Shirt - Short-Sleeve





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Bust out the very stylish Short-Sleeve Crank Army T-Shirt from the quite crafty designers at Twin Six and head out for a quick ride to meet your girl-friends and storm your favorite social caffeine stop. You’re all kicking off a day of  shopping on your bikes –your theory being that if you only purchase items you can carry on your bike, you’ll spend less. But, as you all know, four or five girls can’t ride together without a little competitiveness going on. So jump on the pedals when the light turns green, and let ‘em see your little Twin Six logo poking out from under your intuitive expandable messenger bag.

It’s been known that joining the US Army is a fantastic career option for quite a few people out there, but by joining the all teams of Twin Six Crank Army’s out there also has its key advantages. For one there’s nobody telling you what to do, and you can wear whatever you want (as long as it’s the Crank Army shirt), and you will be able to just quit whenever you dam well wish. Of course there are disadvantages to the Crank Army—you don’t get pay or benefits. But what do you expect from an organization whose only requirement is that you wear a T-shirt?

This company was started up by two graphic designers who happen to be passionate about both mountain and road bikes. They were tired of where the direction of cycling apparel was going, with bright, irritating colors and brand logos, so they intuitively decided to design their own cycling goods—cycling goods they were able to put on and wear proudly. As it turns out, they helped change the direction of the entire industry by putting a little retro style into their clothing and inspiring others to do the same.

For the other key details, the Women’s Twin T-shirt comes in the hot color of Olive Green/Hot Pink along with the available sizes of Small to X-Large. All of their stylish apparel is proudly made in the USA.

  • Soft, breathable cotton
  • Regular fit









Recommended Use:


Manufacturer Warranty:
lifetime for the original purchaser




Women’s Sizing
Size 00 0 0-2 4-6 8-10 12-14 16-18
Chest 26-28in
Waist 20-22in

0% Off,  Regularly  $23.95

Sale from $n/a

Item: TW

Click below to get the discounted price,

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Silverback Storm 1.0 29er XT Mountain Bike

Silverback Storm 1.0 29er mountain bike



Silverback Storm 1.0 29er XT mountain bike



STORM 1.0 | PLATFORM: 29er mountain bike | CARBON RACE

Silverback Frame = 29er Carbon Race Light
Fork = Rock Shox SID RL 29″Air 100mm  15mm Through-Axle
Hub = STAN’S Crest – Wheelset Maxxis
Tires = Crossmark 29″ x 2.1″
Front derailleur = Shimano XT 10 Speed Rapidfire
Rear derailleur = Shimano- XT Shadow 10 Speed
Cranks = Shimano- XT 26/38T 10 Speed, 1 Piece
Bottom bracket  = Shimano- 2 Piece Incl
Cassette = Shimano- M771 – 10 Speed 11-34T
Pedal = Shimano- PD-M520
Brakes = Shimano- XT Hydraulic Disc


2013 Shimano SLX Groupset Is Paired Better For 29er Mountain Bikes

29er mountain bikes | Shimano SLX Shifters 2013


Shimano SLX Crankset 2013



A quick visual inspection at the Shimano SLX crankset indicates a two-by version on the left using a different spider design than the triple crankset pictured to the right. And the use of Torx chainring bolts indicates that they may be made of aluminum.

Shimano SLX Walk-through for 2013

Shimano has not given any weight figures yet, although the rumor is that the SLX is just a bit heavier than XT, which seems obvious. The great news is that Shimano  has designed these specifically to survive the abuse of aggressive trail riding, this means the groupset will insert into mountain bikes with travel in the five or six-inch range which is where most mountain bike riders are moving towards.
Shimano M670 10 speed Crankset
First up in the groupset is the bold shape of the crankarms is a welcome sight for strength, for getting used on everyday mountain bikes. And even better yet are the  gearing options. It has new school options of 24,32,42 as a (3×10 triple), and three choices for the (double 2×10) chainring – 40 x 28, 38 x 26 and the new, 38 x 24 gearing that’s going to pair better with 29er bikes. The rings have stamped and pinned ramps with the fast shift action that comes from most Shimano cranksets. Similar to XT, the SLX arms are built separate from the aluminum four arm spider.

  • Price: $233.00 (was $259.99)

configure/ buy information – 3X10

configure/ buy information – 2X10

29er Mountain Bike Technology
Shimano has missed the boat on 29er bikes  two times now. The first when they unveiled the recent XTR and a two years ago with the new XT groups. The new SLX group incorporates a low-profile front derailleur making room for 29er mountain bike tires, a smaller 38 x 24-tooth gearing choice for the two-by crankset, and a direct mount rear derailleur that will adapt well to 12-millimeter through-axles that most designers for 29er bikes are using in the rear of these frames to increase stiffness. The Direct Mount will eliminate the Shadow derailleur’s B2 link and the replaceable derailleur hanger with one piece, and can be used with both the standard quick-release or a through-axle.
Shift Lever Goodness
They are reporting the new Shimano SLX M670 shift levers have seen big upgrades having the crisper, more positive action of the XTR and XT brothers. The triggers have been redesigned to make ergonomics better and the front shifter can be changed to be used for two or three chainring cranks using a XTR style switch. SLX shift levers come with handlebar clamp or multi mount version.

  • Price: $98.00 (was $109.99)

configure/ buy information – 2013 M670 Shifters

Shimano SLX M670 Shifters
SLX M675 Hydraulic Brakes Also Get Ice Tech Rotors
All Shimano brakes will come stock with the finned pads and the rotors that can possibly dissipate 20-percent of the heat. Rotors come with the splined Shimano Centerlock and a six-bolt version will be available as well. Diameters being 160, 180 and 203 millimeter. The calipers have similar ceramic pistons and one-way bleeding to the XTR. The brake model shown here has a shorty lever and ServoWave action as well.

  • Price: $125.99 (was $139.99)

configure/ buy information

Shimano SLX Brakes 2013


SLX 675 and 678 Hubs
These hubs are built with angular contact bearings and they are very well sealed and you are able to adjust them easily. The Shimano hubs will come with a 15 millimeter through-axle or the standard quick release for the front and a 12-millimeter through axle for its rear hub. They have increased the engagement points in the freehub so riders will enjoy instant acceleration.

  • Price: front $35.00 (was $39.99)
  • Price: rear $53.00 (was $58.99)

configure/ buy information – front 2013

configure/ buy information – rear 2013

Shimano SLX Hubs

New Wheelsets
There are two new rims, both UST. Shimano builds it wheels by hand, which is quite the sight to see. The MT66 rim is a cross-country profile that is made in the 29er and 26-inch diameters. MT66 wheels have option for a rear quick release and 142/12 through-axle option. And the front hub is made with 15QR through-axle only.  Shimano’s 29er mountain bike wheels use 28 spokes in the rear and 24 in the front to balance the strength requirements of the larger twenty niner rims. The straight-pull hub and wheel style allows for a higher spoke tension and the wheels lasting longer.
Claimed Weight for the MT66 29er bikes wheelset are said to be 945 grams front 15mm and 1080 grams rear with quick release. The dates for release are July for the MT66 wheels. Prices have not been released yet, but Shimano claims the wheels will be in this price range for retail.

Shimano Wheelset 29er Mountain Bikes XC 2013


Dakine Syncline Short – Men’s Bike Pants On Sale

Dakine Syncline Short Reflex Blue-29er Cafe



Men's Dakine Syncline Bike Pants

If your day is happily involved with downhill lift laps on your 29er mountain bike and post-ride beers with your best friends, then the DAKINE Syncline Short that comes with its own Chamois Liner has your name written on it.

  • The Dolomiti Italian chamois is removable and wicks the moisture apart from your skin, and has a comfortable elastic waist band that won’t chafe while descending.
  • The Dakine Syncline also has Front vents and zippered inner leg vents to maximize coolness when the temp gets hot out.
  • An extra gusset in the crotch and an all-mountain fit increase range of motion for pedaling hard.
  •  Back stretch panel on the Syncline won’t slip down on the ascent because it is built heavyweight rib knit.
  •  Hand pockets are zippered to store your keys and to stash a snack.
  • Side waist tab adjustments.
  • There are two back pockets on the Syncline Pants as well to stash your ID and cash safely for when you head to happy hour.
  • Buy Now
  • Listed at Backcountry – Save up to 50% Now + Free Shipping on all orders over $50!


Syncline was $89.96, now priced on sale for $42.00 while the supplies last!

Dakine Syncline Short



Intense Spider 29er Custom Build And Frame Sale

Intense Spider 29er Mountain Bike



intense cycles 29er mountain bikes

Intense Cycles Twenty Niner

Custom built Complete Bike is now a whopping 36% off. Get it while sizing and supplies last!
The southern California company builds some jaw dropping, very artistic high end performance mountain bikes, thus placing the Spider 29er mtb on their list of lightweight full suspension mountain bikes, to conquer and take full charge of the mountain, whether that be climbing or descending with their patented VPP rear platform. The complete bike with a custom Shimano LX build kit is available for purchase at the Link to Jensonusa below.

Intense Spider 29er Mountain Bike
Complete Bike Price is on sale now
$2,200.00, $1989.00
Click on the link to get the full specs.
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The 2012 All mountain 29er frame is also discounted, and for purchase at the link below, to build the ride up exactly the way your dream ride would be. Save some coin and rock the world of single track and more this upcoming spring and summer.
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Tracer 29er Mountain Bikes

Smith Optics Pivlock V2 Sunglasses

Smith Optics V2 mountain bike sunglasses
Smith Pivlock V2 mountain bike sunglasses


Acid Yellow/Yellow Mirror, Ignitor, Clear


The first Smith generation, is now updated to the new Pivlock V2 Sunglasses for 2014, and it appears the first thing that’s obvious is the absence of the split arms. The new model features a bit bigger arms, but still very lightweight adding only a gram or two from the original feather weight Smith V90 Max version. They also designed the Smith Pivlock arms to have slightly better leverage for changing the lenses.
Pivlock V2 graphite super platinum
A bit closer look reveals several other design changes giving the new version a clear increase in technology advancement over its first model the Smith Optics V90. One of the biggest is the adjustable nose piece. Rather than it simply being flexible, the Pivlock’s nose piece has three set widths that are distinct, allowing you to change the pad positions to be open or closed depending on how low or high you prefer for the frame to sit. Smith also chose for the arms to have a new slide on Megol temple tip that terminates several millimeters from the end of each arm to keep the tips gripping only the sides of your head, without hanging up on the sides of your ear. Another nice detail, that is a comfort enhancing improvement. Also the new Pivlock version boasts a significantly different lens. The old lens’ soft lines are now designed more aggressive and angular giving a better fit with the helmet, and an even wider peripheral range. Plus, it’s hard to deny how this Pivlock lens simply looks awesome.

The specific lenses in the Pivlock series are what they dub Carbonic TLT. Standing for Tapered Lens Technology, which means that the lens tapers in thickness from the optical center to the edges. This thinning allows for less distortion for the light waves that pass through the lens. To stop any additional distortion in the lens while being worn, the arms of the frame are extra flexible to prevent the lens from flexing outward and changing the view quality. The Carbonic TLT lenses have a deep 8-base curve to stay with your face and protect it from impact from all the many variables that get projected while riding the bike. Their 3 key specifications include being able protect your eyes from 100% of the UVA, UVB, and UVC rays.

The sunglasses are three separate pieces that easily snap on to the lens. The arms are quickly affixed via aligning the slots on the top of the lens, and vertically pivoting into specialized slots on the lens where the it inserts and pivots into a locked position. It allows for swift lens changing without risking fingerprinted or scratched lenses.

Colors for the Pivlock are available in Blue, Black, White, and Orange. Each frame comes with the standard Platinum lens for maximum glare reduction on really sunny rides. And you get two extra lenses with the Ignitor lens which increases the definition and your depth perception on those overcast days or in low light, and a Clear lens used for night riding. If you want to ride with larger lens they are available separately, and they are all compatible with each other, with the only difference between the two is the lens size, not their attachment points.

Both models are currently available at Backcountry and qualify for free shipping, click on the purchase info link below:
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$158.00, on sale for $110.00

Pivlock V2 blue platinum glasses
Smith Pivlock -acid yellow with yellow mirror
Smith Optics -black

Smith glasses
These are currently available at:

$158.00, now discounted to $110.00