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Aaron Martin

Aaron Martin

Park City, UT

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Aaron Martin

Aaron Martinwrote a review of on November 3, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Loose those silly rubber bands and get pro with the K-Edge mount. And if you use your Garmin off-road use this mount apposed to an aero road mount that will break off or break your handlebar during a crash. They make this same mount in an adjustable version too to match your stem rise on your mountain bike.

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Aaron Martinwrote a review of on June 11, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

First you should know I was never a diehard Dogma fan. The 65.1 had great geometry but not the smoothest nor lightest. I don't dislike the older Dogma but never felt the need to own one. The F8 is on a whole new level of smooth and the power transfer is unprecedented. The fork is not only a joy to look at but is equally a joy to ride. Some things in life are so good it is impossible to take them for granted and the F8 is one of those things. Even while riding it in heavy rain at an unsafe hour without lights all I could think of is how wonderful the F8 is to ride. My first impression was beg, barrow, or steal, I need to get one of these.

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Aaron Martinwrote a review of on May 7, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Once you try ESI grips you're hooked. Sure lock-ons are durable and easy to remove but those grips give up all the energy absorbing thickness to make room for the lock-ons plastic core. These have the perfect energy damping property. I tried another foam style grip from a competitor and they did not have the same high speed and low speed absorbing like the ESI grips do. And as an extra bonus, they're light.

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Aaron Martinwrote a review of on November 22, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Do you want to expedite your kid's learning curve as well as make him the fastest kid in the neighborhood? Well he won't be with a 40 pound steel wannabe mountain bike. The SE is 15lbs! The power to weight is so much better that your child will be flying up hills. This was the best purchase for my 5 year old ever!

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Aaron Martinwrote a review of on October 1, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Remember Sweet Wings cranks from the 90s? Craig Edwards created those legends and he designed these as well. These brakes feel great and will out stop and have greater modulation than the newest big brand brakes. And once you experience the ease of removing or installing pads (flipping from alloy to carbon pads or sanding off glaze from your pads) all other brand brake pad swapping will seem like a bad joke.

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Aaron Martinwrote a review of on September 30, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Great air flow, comfortable on round heads, and overall slim and lightweight. My past favorites have been Bell Volt and Giro Aeon. This helmet also packs better than past helmets because of the slim overall shape. I don't recommend this helmet for off-road as it catches a lot of bugs.

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Aaron Martinwrote a review of on September 30, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Pinning it on the blue and single black diamond trails and don't want to unnecessary freak people out with a full-face? When not using the lift but demanding more protection and confidence than an XC lid, Troy Lee got this one perfect.

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Aaron Martinwrote a review of on September 30, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Last year's Rocket Ron had more aggressive corner knobs. This new version has much lower profile corner knobs. I used last generation's tires as a front but this new one is better suited as a rear. I put a Nobby Nic up front and I am very happy with the balance of speed and traction.

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