Go Pro Alternative – How Can You “Go Pro” for Under 20 Bucks *

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We have all seen some incredible footage taken with GoPro cams. I’ve had an opportunity to record some rides with it, and almost bought it, until I saw this  – a detachable 180 degree wide angle fish eye lens. My first thought was “this is another crappy Chinese plastic”, but I’ve decided to give it a try anyway. A few weeks later (it took dx a long time to ship it, usually doesn’t take that long) I finally got a chance to test it. Since it was a rainy day, I couldn’t test it on a bike, but already from a footage taken in my room, I saw that this was definitely worth $17. A few hours later, I gave it a spin in the neighborhood, and it only proved my point – this lens is epic!

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29 Inch Mountain Bikes

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Every year, Specialized gives its (potential) costumers a chance to test drive their top models. You’ve all probably heard something about  29″ bikes, or as some call them – 29ers. Since I really wanted to see what’s the deal with that, I tried one of their many new 29″ models – Specialized Stumpjumper Expert Carbon 29 HT. Personally, by just looking at them, I never really liked 29ers. To me they seemed rather childish with those big wheels and little frames. Well, at least that last one is a matter of perception, but you’ll find many bikers say they look pretty funny.

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