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By john pruett
Sep 2, 2010

Anybody climbing on Trax rubber? I need to resole, Yosemitebum now only offers Trax. Also, any experience with GearforRock, out of the Ukraine?


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By Woodchuck ATC
Sep 2, 2010
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008

I got some gearforrock cams over ebay. Inexpensive, but kinda cheap looking in the materials dept. No problems with them yet, but none have held a big fall yet either. I see they are spreading out with more strange looking knock-off stuff on ebay lately. No idea who has Trax rubber though.


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By ben jammin
From Moab, UT
Sep 2, 2010
Aesthetics

I'm impressed. Almost as good as fiveten.


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By NC Rock Climber
From The Oven, AKA Phoenix
Sep 2, 2010
tanuki

Yosemite Bum has been my go-to resoler for at least 5 years. My experience has always been positive. I like the Trax rubber that they use.


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By Scott McMahon
From Boulder, CO
Sep 2, 2010
Bocan

Evol uses it. It's pretty good, no complaints. It wears slowly, and the friction is solid. I wouldn't say it's as good as stealth or some of the other rubbers, but you won't be super pissed if you get it. It seems a little stiffer/harder which helps reduce the wear, but I don't think that compromises the overall stickiness.

There's a couple threads over at RC.com about gear for rocks. Some older ones then a more recent one how they recently (or supposedly) got certified. Note some of the info may be a bit older...

www.rockclimbing.com/cgi-bin/forum/gforum.cgi?post=2017335;s>>>

www.rockclimbing.com/cgi-bin/forum/gforum.cgi?post=2209870;s>>>

www.rockclimbing.com/cgi-bin/forum/gforum.cgi?do=post_view_f>>>


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By timt
From Wheat Ridge, CO
Sep 2, 2010
on lead, Mean Green Cody,WY

yosemitebum does an awesome job and trax rubber is very good (not my favorite, but up there). the only problem is it takes a while (~3 weeks) to get them back. if that isn't a problem & you like the rubber, go for it.
my personal favorite if Komitos in Estes Park. Steve does an incredible job and is pretty cheap too (i think i paid $28 last time for 5.10 onyx 1/2 soles) & turn around is a week in high season.


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By Woodchuck ATC
Sep 2, 2010
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008

Agree nobody beats Stevie K' boot works. Plus he's classic historic to climbing in Estes too.


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By ben jammin
From Moab, UT
Sep 2, 2010
Aesthetics

Will Stevie do Evolv? For some reason I thought I may have heard a rumor that only Yosemite Bum will do evolve shoes.


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By rhyang
From San Jose, CA
Sep 2, 2010
21-August-2012: Me just before heading up the Twilight Pillar (III, 5.8+)

Yosemite Bum will resole non-evolv shoes, but it will cost a little more, and of course they only use evolv rubber. I think they can use different rubber if you send it in with your shoes, but have never done this myself.

I've had good luck with them .. mostly on my gym shoes. Living in CA their shipping doesn't seem to take all that long, especially in the off season.


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By divnamite
From New York, NY
Sep 2, 2010

Yosemite Bum is Evolv. They did a good job on my Pontas the last two times. Quick turn around as well, I'm from the East coast, and it takes about two weeks to get them back. Price is also very reasonable.

Just about any shop will do Evolv shoes, but not with the trax rubber. I was told yosemite bum is the only shop that do trax rubber, but I don't know if that's still true or not.


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By Price
From SLC, UT
Sep 2, 2010

divnamite wrote:
Yosemite Bum is Evolv. They did a good job on my Pontas the last two times. Quick turn around as well, I'm from the East coast, and it takes about two weeks to get them back. Price is also very reasonable. Just about any shop will do Evolv shoes, but not with the trax rubber. I was told yosemite bum is the only shop that do trax rubber, but I don't know if that's still true or not.



I am pretty reasonable.

Evolv is cool and enviro-friendly, and the Trax rubber is spetacular. Send them in!


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By Chris Owen
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From La Crescenta and Big Bear Lake
Apr 30, 2011
There's more than one use for an Ice Hammer. Lake District (UK) late '70s

I use YosemiteBum for my resoles, no complaints concerning the Trax rubber, it works just fine, even though initially I almost switched resolers when YB didn't offer Stealth anymore.

BUT they do exceptional work, they's resoled multiple pairs of my Moccasyms and they always look new when I get them back and fit just as well as when I sent them.

Great resoles!


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