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BJ Platte

BJ Platte

Park City, UT

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BJ Platte

BJ Plattewrote a review of on October 31, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I was really excited to be able to use this bag as I am a huge fan of on the bike storage. The quality and craftsmanship seems top notch. The downside is that the velcro straps might not be large enough to fit around all top tubes as i had to return the bag due to it not fitting on my frame.

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BJ Plattewrote a review of on October 30, 2016

5 5

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

My wife is liking her Pearl Izumi Elite Softshell Gloves so far, though it hasn't really been cold enough to take advantage of them yet. They fit true to size, are comfortable, and the color is just as it's represented in the photos. The palms have pretty serious amounts of pads, and they are soft and fleecy on the inside, which should fair for some awesome winter rides.

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BJ Plattewrote a review of on October 30, 2016

5 5

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

I bought this jersey for my wife for cool weather riding. She's super pumped on it! The pattern looks awesome, and it fits really well. The fabric is smooth on the outside, almost like a softshell, the inside is really soft and fleecy. It fits true to size, and the colors look awesome, just as depicted on the site.

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BJ Plattewrote a review of on October 4, 2016

2 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The first thing I noticed about the trail blazer tire was how much pressure I had to run just in order to prevent the sidewalls from wrinkling under my weight. I was running 10 PSI more than what I was running in comparable tires from other manufacturers. Combine that with tearing the sidewalls within the first week of riding and I think you get a tire that does not stand up to situations that plus tires should excel at.

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BJ Plattewrote a review of on August 26, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Pros: The fabric on the Henley short sleeve jersey is super breathable, so much so that you can even rock the black color on a warmer day. It's extra long in the back so you don't have lower back gap when riding, and it's got a nice little secret pocket for your keys or ID when on a ride.

Cons: The fit is huge. Runs large is an understatement. I normally wear a medium to large, and went for a medium, knowing that Dakine runs a bit big on their tops typically. I should have gone for the small. I have several other Dakine jerseys and a medium always has done the job just right in the past, but this one is enormous. It fits like I'm riding in one of my husband's old jerseys. Definitely size down, possibly twice.

Over all, I do still like riding in this jersey, its breathable and I don't mind a baggy jersey, but I wish I would have sized down more than I did.

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BJ Plattewrote a review of on August 17, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I have been a fan of Ergons for quite a while. I got these as a cheaper alternative as the profile and shape is very similar. The materials are not as high quality as the Ergons, however, they provide a very comfortable hand position that can help relieve some fatigue. Not to mention you certainly can't beat the price.

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BJ Plattewrote a review of on August 17, 2016

3 5

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

I got these tires in a 2.4 for my hardtail. I am not quite ready to make the jump to a true plus tire yet so I figured a high volume 29er tire would fit the bill for now. The tire certainly gives a lot more flotation and cushion, however, the protection sidewalls make it a bit difficult to gauge appropriate tire pressures. 30psi is a bit too firm while 25 feels a bit squirmy. I think finding the correct pressure is key in getting the most out of these tires.

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BJ Plattewrote a review of on August 17, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I always use Avid pads for any Avid/Sram brakes. There are several aftermarket brands available, however, the stock pads seem to always work the best.

As a heavier rider I generally prefer the Metallic pads as they seem to have less initial bite but have more power once you really start riding.

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BJ Plattewrote a review of on August 12, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I bought these for myself, however my wife has more or less stolen them because she digs black/grey leopard print.
They fit true to size and are over all pretty comfortable. My only gripe is the lack of zip pockets. There are only two front pockets, and nothing else. Velcro "zipper" which is pretty popular for Troy Lee, and adjustable hip straps for a better waist fit.

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BJ Plattewrote a review of on August 9, 2016

4 5

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

This jersey makes for a nice alternative to the super baggy more downhill oriented style that Troy Lee tends to be known for. While I generally prefer a baggy jersey it is nice to be able to have something a little more fitted and with pockets when you are going to be spending a long day in the saddle. The jersey overall was very comfortable, the pockets work well, and having a half zip up front was a nice way to cool off on some of the longer rides.

As far as fit goes, it runs true to size as far as a slightly slimmer fitting jersey is concerned, however, I had to size up from what I normally wear in Troy Lee to get the length I am more comfortable with.

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BJ Plattewrote a review of on August 8, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I bought this jersey for me wife and she really likes it. She digs the bright ceramic color, and the back and sides have some cool design details that you don't see in the photos online.
The fit is pretty normal for Dakine, a bit relaxed and comfortable. The fabric seems durable and breathable so far.

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