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Christopher Smith

Christopher Smith

Utah!

Christopher Smith's Bio

I've lived in Utah since 2005 and have been working at backcountry.com since 2007.

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Christopher Smith

Christopher Smithwrote a review of on April 7, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I use this as a front tire on my bike and absolutely love it. Super easy to mount tubeless. I wish backcountry would sell more 26 inch tires. There are still lots of people out there with "ancient" mountain bikes but hardly any 26 inch options with a healthy BMI (it you know what I mean).

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Christopher Smith

Christopher Smithwrote a review of on March 2, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love these sunglasses. They are probably the ones that I wear the most. They're super comfortable and light. My wife doesn't like them and I actually think they're pretty dorky looking, but at least I can't see them while wearing them. Haha.

Changing the lenses is easy. Great for mountain biking as they don't fog easily. I've got the gold mirror lens and Smith advertises is at a brown tint, but it's actually a gray tint. It's not a very dark tint, so might not be the best option for really sunny days for those with sensitive eyes. Nice thing is if you get these shades and aren't crazy about the lens you choose, you can just buy a different lens.

For sizing reference, I have a very big head and these fit me well. I notice a lot of the reviewers of these have small heads and are happy with the fit. Must be because of how flexible the frames are. Those with bigger heads are probably best off with this version of the Parallel (as opposed to one with smaller lenses).

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Christopher Smith

Christopher Smithwrote a review of on August 26, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love these shades. They're super light, have interchangeable lenses, fit my big head, and are comfortable. I bought the ones with matte black frames and gold mirror lenses. The Smith website describes the lenses as a brown tint, but they are definitely not brown. They are a neutral gray tint. I still like them, though.

In my opinion, they're kind of dorky looking. Fortunately I can't see them while wearing them, so I wear them all the time.

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Christopher Smith

Christopher Smithwrote a review of on August 26, 2015

5 5

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

I've taken these on a few rides and like them so far. The grips haven't slipped at all yet despite having only one clamp on each grip.

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