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Still the one: Genuine Innovations In Cycling had been in
the CO2 inflator business since 1989, and by 1994, there
was an obvious problem. The CO2 bottles made a lot of
racket bouncing around in a seat pack or hydration pack.
This little mounting clip solved the problem for the whopping price of $3.95.
Reading and riding: Only a talented rider like Jeff Spencer, D.C., should attempt
to go for a ride and catch up on Mountain Bike Action at the same time. Jeff
used to answer riders’ questions in a column titled “Total Training.” He was fielding the same types of questions (about weight issues, training advice and saddle
sores) that we still address today in “Ask MBA.”
Quick-release father: Our February 1994 issue
featured an eight-page shootout of 17 quick
releases. Yes, eight pages. Yes, 17 clampers. For
the record, the Salsa Flip-Offs won with a score
of 9. 5. Such a prolific review of quick releases
wouldn’t be complete without paying homage to
the father of the bicycle quick release, Mr. Tullio
Campagnolo. Sadly, the Campagnolo name is no
longer found on mountain bike components. ❏
Firm fit: Z-Lid’s Lidlocker helmet
had a new feature that has become
commonplace on today’s helmets.
Too bad Z-Lid is not around to enjoy
the success. What was the feature? The Lidlock had an adjustable
inner band that snugged the helmet
before you tightened the retention
straps. This kept the helmet from
jiggling on your head when you were
bouncing through the rock gardens.
Very cool idea.