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Colton Rice

Colton Ricewrote a review of on August 3, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I had not ever had experience with chamois cream, being a mtn biker. But I have been training and recently completed a 200+ mile 1 day ride and it would have been impossible without this stuff. If you are going anywhere further than 50+ miles, put this cream in crotch or you will be hurtin'. This def kept the undercarriage relatively hurt-free

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Colton Ricewrote a review of on July 2, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This co2 inflator is pretty great. Real simple and small. I liked mine but lost it. It's so tiny that it fell out of a carelessly zipped saddlebag. I would give this 5 stars had it not been for one thing.

When you are filling you must be careful not to get you finger pinched in the valve. when you push it on the tire a small metal disc protrudes via spring, make sure your finger is nowhere near it when you pull it off of the tube. I made this mistake and it bit a chunk of skin off my finger. OUCH!

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Colton Ricewrote a review of on June 22, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I am in a unique situation where i have a relatively short amount of time to prepare for a bike race, about a month and a half. I was growing frustrated with my rate of recovery. I would ride and have to wait about 2 or 3 days for my legs to feel good again. This stuff has cut my recovery time in half and I noticed it the first time I used it. I also found it to taste pretty darn good. The powder is very fine and I don't experience any clumping (i use a blender). I mix this up with almond milk, some vanilla yogurt, a banana, couple hand fulls of blueberries and it actually tastes delicious.

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Colton Ricewrote a review of on April 24, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I really like this jersey. Quality is great, no chaffing anywhere and it is super lightweight. I have a trouble with overheating and I didnt even notice I was wearing this thing. Wicked moisture away perfectly and I was incredibly comfortable on my ride up to big mountain summit on a 75 degree day. I did get chilly when the wind picked up.

I am 5'8 135lbs with pretty broad shoulders and the medium fit great

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Colton Ricewrote a review of on April 24, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Been rocking oury grips since I can remember. Sure they arent fancy lock-ons but they also dont cost thirty bucks.

I enjoy the chunkiness off these grips and they take a long time to wear through.

GRIP TIP: Spray a quick shot of hair spray in the grip. It will help the grip slide on and then when it dries it will keep your grips from spinning! Don't forget to cut a small hole in the end to allow it to dry though.

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Colton Ricewrote a review of on April 13, 2015

5 5

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

Took these out on their debut ride up emmigration canyon. I replaced a fairly new pair of diadoras that I just wasnt very happy with. First thing i noticed when i took these out of the box is that the tongue has a nice thick chamois-like material underneath it and good padding elsewhere at common pressure point areas.

I threw these on out of the box and went for a ride and never even noticed them the entire ride. I was in pain but my feet were not. These are a great buy and your feet will thank you.

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Colton Ricewrote a review of on March 24, 2015

Works Great! With some quirks.
4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have this on my 2006 wrx and was glad to see that my tailgate spoiler would clear the rack (flipped it to have the rear wheel towards the front of the car). Adjusting for wheel size is easy. For a shorter dude like me it can be a little challenging sometime to get the rear wheel lined up with the narrow ratchet strap. One thing that is odd is that the ratchet strap is not long. I have 26x2.2 tire on regular rims and i can only ratchet it on one or two teeth, I imagine someone with a wider tire or rim would run into an issue here.

I also am not a huge fan of the knob to secure the front wheel gate. it probably doesnt take that long in reality but you have to try and spin this knob quite a bit to get the front gate to lay down flat. Seems like yakima could improve on this system.

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Colton Ricewrote a review of on March 24, 2015

Perfect for skis, and basically anything
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have a 2006 wrx hatch and I was very nervous about finding a box that would clear my tailgate spoiler. This just BARELY made the cut. It works! Mind you, the box has to be as far forward as possible and looks semi-weird. But it works!

You can fit basically any size length ski in here and has a surprising amount of room for anything else. I also like that you can open it from either side with the push of a single button. Older models required you to push two buttons at once to open and it could be a real pain. Works great, and is a great addition to my roof.

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Colton Ricewrote a review of on March 23, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These are great simple shades that are perfect for sports. Very light, great clarity for the lenses. Lenses also seem to not smudge up with sweat, a problem I have with other shades. They just seem to stay clear. I got them in white which is a notorious D bag move...BUT I got such a great deal on them I dont care, they perform great and i dont really care what I look like mountain biking.

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Colton Ricewrote a review of on June 13, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The levis 511 commuter have quickly become my go-to pant. I now have 5 pairs....

Super tough, perfect stretch, perfect fit, cool little features and these are treated with just about every type of thing you can imagine. Hard to stain, water beads off of them. Don't ever wash them, seriously, no reason to.

If you have never owned a pair of these, just try a pair. You will never wear another pair of jeans.

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Colton Ricewrote a review of on May 18, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

As someone who as been riding mountain bikes my whole life I decided getting into road biking would help me crush the hills on the mtn bike.

This is the first road shoe I have experience with.

The first thing i noticed is that this shoe runs large by about a full size. I wear a 41 in shimano mtn bike shoes. I had to return these and get a size 40 (I wear a size 8 street shoe). The 40 fits but the toe box is a bit big, so if you've got hammer toes or wide feet this might be a good option for you (i do not so the toes aren't as snug as i would like). Also, there isn't much of an arch in these shoes, like at all, even though the description kind of says it does. Ventilation is OK. You might get toasty in the summer months.

These shoes are very light. Stiff enough. Easy to get in and out of.
like the title, these would be good for someone starting out

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Colton Ricewrote a review of on May 5, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I rock the 511 pants on a daily basis and they fit awesome. They FIT, not baggy, not skinny, but fit.

These are NOT the same fit as the pants. These are nut huggers for sure and are definately leaning towards that hipster-punk-rocker-skinny legs-underwear hanging out the back look.

That being said they are relatively comfortable aside from the lack of room for the man parts. I almost returned but decided ill keep them if I feel like turning hipster. Also the quality is very good like the pants, and if i were someone who was into skinny jeans ide be soked

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Colton Ricewrote a review of on October 16, 2013

3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I had high expectations for this pair of shades. First impression were not great. One of the arms doesnt close as far as the other (on my pair) so i have to make sure to close the correct arm first. They are very light. Fit is a little tight. I have a 7 1/4 hat size, and not a particularly wide face, and when they are on they are definitely not going anywear. Which is actually good because I got them for biking. The gunmental clear lense ones are NOT POLARIZED. My fault for not realizing it until I bought them, but I dont need it for biking anyway so I dont really care. The transition time on the lenses isnt that quick. Ill keep them, they work just fine for biking.

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