It can sap your energy trying to get your bike unstuck. It can also fall in a way that makes it difficult to pick up. The Z-Drag is a common rig to give you a mechanical advantage for reduced pull. The combination of roller cams provides a 4:1 pulling ratio for self recovery and a 5:1 ratio when you have help. A laminated instruction card is included in the bag.
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GCAG Z-Drag Recovery System
not used it... yet. but looks great. i had fun packing it back into the pouch but got it in the correct way so not crumpled up. or in a rats nest.
So unless you're riding so hard that you need to use this remarkable device more than 3 times a day, day after day, this will be ALL YOU NEED to keep your butt (and your ride) on the trail. 5 stars & 2 thumbs up.
I like this item, need to buy one. as one time in the past it would have come in very handy.
but i would rather see rope not webbing. could build my own. but not for the price they are selling this for. is replacement strap sold? as in is this special or just off the shelf stuff?
as in the future, as used. the strap can be destroyed. any nick in the webbing weakens or destroys it.
not a fail on anyone's part. just the way any strap or syn rope is. some are made better than others, but they all have this problem. broken fibers is bad.
All arrived up here to the snow. Gear looks great, easy to understand with cheat sheet card, and all packed away in a sack. Hope to never use it but piece of mind is a lot. Thanks.