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Adam D

Adam D

Bicycle saddle

Adam D's Passions

Mountain Biking
Road Biking
Cyclocross
Snow Skiing

Adam D's Bio

Schedule: Mon - Fri 1:30-10pm
801-736-6396 ext 5630
E-mail: adewitt@backcountry.com

Lover of all things 2 wheeled and particularly enjoy the wonders on biking in/on & around mountains.

I love bikes! And running, kayaking, backpacking, skiing, climbing, boarding, exploring and a little sleeping.

Want to talk about bikes, gear, or just escape the daily grind to talk about adventures... give me a holler; its my job.



Schedule: Mon - Fri 1:30-10pm
801-736-6396 ext 5630
E-mail: adewitt@backcountry.com
Chat: Request Adam on Live Chat

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Adam Dwrote a review of on April 7, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I couldn't decide between the Recon, Resistance, and Revelation jackets, so I went with one of each. This piece is very similar to the Recon but adds a little warmth with the Windstopper Softshell material. Fully seam sealed and basically waterproof (but Gore wont let them say this) its a prefect foul weather piece for the weather of BC and the pacific NW.

Fairly packable and fits true to size. Again, order up if you want to use it as an everyday piece and not just for riding.

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Adam Dwrote a review of on April 7, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is absolutely my favorite cycling piece I own. Super light, extremely breathable, "waterproof" and fits in jersey pocket. The attention to detail is unrivaled- wrist vents, ultra thin seam tap on windstopper, and large exhaust ports. While this is considered more of a wind jacket, it must rain a bit in Squammish where these are designed. With a little bit Arc'Teryx and and little bit Assos in the bloodline, you won't be disappointed- I PROMISE.

If you're looking for some thing slightly warmer and more waterproof, the 7Mesh Recon is for you.

Fit- average. Order a size large and this can be your everything outdoors piece (hike, climb, backpacking)

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Adam Dwrote a review of on April 7, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

7MESH, based out of Squammish BC, hosts more than one of my favorite trails. Leave it to the guys with the best riding in the word to make the best shorts I've ever ridden. Now the town also makes the best cycling clothing too. From the trails to the bars, these shorts should be your top choice.

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Adam Dwrote a review of on March 17, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Despite the 125mm of travel, this is probably one of the faster full suspension climbers we sell. Maximum Anti-squat, thanks to the DW suspension, rockets this bike up hill. I would stick with the 120mm fork as it wasn't as supple as some of the others in the category like the Pivot 429, Santa Cruz Tallboy or the Niner Rip 9 but it can still hold its own with a capable pilot. If you're looking for a race/endurance race bike that can still hold its own when things get rough, this is it. If you're looking for something smooth, playful, and fun to ride the 429, Rip or tallboy might be a better option.

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Adam Dwrote a review of on March 12, 2015

First (and second) ride impressions
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Fast. Very fast. Climbs much quicker than I would expect but I wish it would carve the corners just a bit better- like the Mach 6 or Nomad. All around techy trailbike? Absolutely. Full on gravity machine? If you're willing to work it. This bike definitely put Ibis in the class with the other superbikes such as the Nomad, SB6c, and Mach 6 though they all have their own pluses and minuses. Want to chat more and pick out exactly the right ride for you? Give me a call, I've tested everyone of them.

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Adam Dwrote a review of on March 12, 2015

One Rad Machine
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The Pivot 429c is absolutely my favorite bike I've ever thrown a leg over. It's not for everyone as this bike likes to be ridden fast, but if you want a bike that happy anywhere on the mountain, this is it. I've owned everything from the Jet 9, Tallboy, Tallboy LT, and Superfly 100 and nothing descents like a 429 while still climbing like a goat. It's a smidge heavier than the Jet 9 or the tallboy, but stiffness and geometry make up for its slightly heavier build.

I raced BC Bike Race this summer had good results in XC and great results in the Enduro. After 7 days of the hardest trails on the planet, we couldnt help but head up the lifts for 2 days of park runs. Okay, maybe it wasnt made for park, but it still kept up with the big kids.

Bottom line: This bike like to ride hard and fast. If youre a casual rider with averages less than 10mph, the Tallboy might be your bike. If you want a rigid, lightweight racer, check out the Jet 9. If you want the most fun you can possibly throw a leg over, this is your bike.

***Setup Note: Pivot recommends 30% sag. This gives you a very playful ride but a bit sluggish in quick accelerations and steep climbs. I prefer to run mine between 20-25% and still use all 100mm of travel. It rides like a whole new bike.



Cheers, Adam D.

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Adam Dwrote a review of on March 12, 2015

Still my Favorite bike
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The Pivot 429c is absolutely my favorite bike I've ever thrown a leg over. It's not for everyone as this bike likes to be ridden fast, but if you want a bike that happy anywhere on the mountain, this is it. I've owned everything from the Jet 9, Tallboy, Tallboy LT, and Superfly 100 and nothing descents like a 429 while still climbing like a goat. It's a smidge heavier than the Jet 9 or the tallboy, but stiffness and geometry make up for its slightly heavier build.

I raced BC Bike Race this summer had good results in XC and great results in the Enduro. After 7 days of the hardest trails on the planet, we couldnt help but head up the lifts for 2 days of park runs. Okay, maybe it wasnt made for park, but it still kept up with the big kids.

Bottom line: This bike like to ride hard and fast. If youre a casual rider with averages less than 10mph, the Tallboy might be your bike. If you want a rigid, lightweight racer, check out the Jet 9. If you want the most fun you can possibly throw a leg over, this is your bike.

***Setup Note: Pivot recommends 30% sag. This gives you a very playful ride but a bit sluggish in quick accelerations and steep climbs. I prefer to run mine between 20-25% and still use all 100mm of travel. It rides like a whole new bike.

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Adam Dwrote a review of on March 12, 2015

Most Capable bike yet
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

As Mountain Bike Action says, From this point on, any bike that claims to be the most versatile, capable and fun will have to beat the Mach 6. Yes, it is that good.How can you beat a review like that? Well, you'd have to make a better bike and a lot of people are trying but it hasn't happened. I've gotten quite a few miles on not only this bike, but also the Santa Cruz, Yeti, and Ibis bikes chasing the Mach 6 for that top position. Give me a shout and I tell you my thoughts and help you build that dream bike. I love talking bicycles.

Give me a shout and I'd love to tell you how this rides compared to the Yeti SB6c, Santa Cruz Nomad, and the Ibis HD3. I've had saddle time on all these bikes

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Adam Dwrote a review of on March 12, 2015

It does everything
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

As Mountain Bike Action says, From this point on, any bike that claims to be the most versatile, capable and fun will have to beat the Mach 6. Yes, it is that good.? How can you beat a review like that? Well, you'd have to make a better bike and a lot of people are trying but it hasn't happened. I've gotten quite a few miles on not only this bike, but also the Santa Cruz, Yeti, and Ibis bikes chasing the Mach 6 for that top position. Give me a shout and I tell you my thoughts and help you build that dream bike. I love talking bicycles.

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Adam Dwrote a review of on January 7, 2015

A do it all trail machine
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

As Mountain Bike Action says, "From this point on, any bike that claims to be the most versatile, capable and fun will have to beat the Mach 6. Yes, it is that good."€ How can you beat a review like that? Well, you'd have to make a better bike and a lot of people are trying but it hasn't happened. I've gotten quite a few miles on not only this bike, but also the Santa Cruz, Yeti, and Ibis bikes chasing the Mach 6 for that top position. Give me a shout and I tell you my thoughts and help you build that dream bike. I love talking bicycles.

Adam D
801-736-6396 ext 5630
adewitt@backcountry.com

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Adam Dwrote a review of on January 7, 2015

Pivot for the Win
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The Pivot 429c is absolutely my favorite bike I've ever thrown a leg over. It's not for everyone as this bike likes to be ridden fast, but if you want a bike that happy anywhere on the mountain, this is it. I've owned everything from the Jet 9, Tallboy, Tallboy LT, and Superfly 100 and nothing descents like a 429 while still climbing like a goat. It's a smidge heavier than the Jet 9 or the tallboy, but stiffness and geometry make up for its slightly heavier build.

I raced BC Bike Race this summer had good results in XC and great results in the Enduro. After 7 days of the hardest trails on the planet, we couldn't help but head up the lifts for 2 days of park runs. Okay, maybe it wasn't made for park, but it still kept up with the big kids.

Bottom line: This bike like to ride hard and fast. If you're a casual rider with averages less than 10mph, the Tallboy might be your bike. If you want a rigid, lightweight racer, check out the Jet 9. If you want the most fun you can possibly throw a leg over, this is your bike.

***Setup Note: Pivot recommends 30% sag. This gives you a very playful ride but a bit sluggish in quick accelerations and steep climbs. I prefer to run mine between 20-25% and still use all 100mm of travel. It rides like a whole new bike.

This is a factory build from Pivot but I've put together many custom builds on this bike and I'd love to help with either route you choose. Please reach out to me if I can provide our best pricing quote, help with an order, or answer any other questions.
Cheers, Adam D

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