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Dan Be

Dan Be

Alta, Moab, Utah

Dan Be's Bio

Spend most my time skiing, hiking, climbing, biking or just about anything outside.

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Dan Bewrote a review of on May 1, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

So, I picked up these wheels when the rear hub on my stock wheelset started making some unpleasant noises. Now I am glad my stock wheels started having issues.

These wheels roll so much better than the stock wheels that came on my bike. The hubs roll smoothly, especially for a budget hub. Being 28 spokes I was worried these wheels may not hold up to my style or riding. After casing a few jumps and hammering these through a few different rock gardens I am convinced they are strong and stiff. The wheels track well through rocks, and even after a few hard cases they are still as true as they were right out of the box.

Another added bonus is these wheels weighed 1.5 lbs less than the stock wheelset they replaced. Saving weight where it matters most really improves the performance of your bike. These wheels have made a huge difference when accelerating, climbing steep or technical sections of trail, and they corner much better than my stock hoops. For the price I think these wheels are hard to beat.

These wheels were also very easy to install, and they come with two QR 9mm skewers, and end caps so you can use these wheels with a 15mm, 20mm, and 12mm axle set up. They also sealed up easily using only a floor pump.

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Dan Bewrote a review of on April 27, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I was just going to write a review on how good these brakes are. However, you can read the 21 other 5 star reviews on these brakes and find out how good they are.

Bottom line: For a middle of the road brake set these brakes are hard to beat. Stopping performance is spot on, heat fade doesn't exist, and they look sick! Just buy them, you won't find many options at this price that work better.

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Dan Bewrote a review of on April 27, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 165 lbs
Size Purchased: 34

I recently picked these shorts up and I must admit I love them! The shorts have the right amount of stretch so they don't get caught up while you are riding. The fabric also breaths exceptionally well.

I normally wear a size 34 and the 34 in these fits me perfectly. The waist has adjustment so you can snug them up if needed, or loosen them if you ate too much the night before your ride. The length is also spot on, not too long, not short.

I am a fan of Troy Lee moto gear and now I am converted to their biking gear. Troy Lee just knows how to make gear that functions and fits well. Buy these and you won't regret it.

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Dan Bewrote a review of on April 18, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Slapped this on my fork so I could upgrade from a 180mm to 203mm front rotor. It works well and is super easy to install.

My caliper aligns perfectly with the rotor making stopping easy and smooth. Just make sure you choose the correct adapter for the size rotor and mounting pattern on your bike.

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Dan Bewrote a review of on April 17, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Well what is there to say about this chain that hasn't already been said? Well first off the chain is affordable and will last for many miles to come. It is lightweight and provides smooth shifts. The Powerlock Link is awesome, especially for trail side repairs or general cleaning and maintenance.

Looks like everything I have to say about this chain has been said time and time again. So, I guess it is time for you to purchase the chain and find out for yourself how good it truly is.

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Dan Bewrote a review of on March 30, 2015

4 5

Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 165 lbs

The last pair of 5.10's I have been riding in were looking quite sad. The leather was stained from mud and they had a hole in the side from a wreck I took. Needless to say it was time to get some new kicks.

These puppies just happened to be on sale at 75% off! I then started to wonder if the shoes were cheaply made and if they would fall apart if used for biking, as they were originally intended. Still at 75% off I decided to give them a try. Oh how glad I am I did.

These shoes are sick! They are far more comfortable than I imagined they would be. The rubber is sticky and holds very well to a platform pedal. The mid-sole is stiff enough to provide support for short to medium distance rides (6-20 miles), but not so stiff that you cannot walk around in them when you are done riding.

After a few rides the shoes seem to be holding up very well. I even took a rock to one of the shoes mid-pedal and it hardly left a mark. I was going quite fast when I hit the rock, and I imagine not all shoes would have held up to such an impact.

These shoes would be a good purchase at their intended retail price. However at the discount we have them for they are truly a steal. Just buy them and thank me later.

I wear a 9-10 in most shoes, and 9.5 seems to fit me best in most brands. The 9.5 in these is spot on.

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Dan Bewrote a review of on March 22, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 165 lbs
Size Purchased: medium

These liners offer padding in all the right areas without bunching or getting in the way. After a grueling 3,970 ft climb, and almost two hours in the saddle, I can attest that these liners offer plenty of cushion.

Another plus is that you can wear these with any riding shorts that do not already have a chamois built in. This means you have plenty of options when it comes to finding new shorts for the trail.

I normally wear a size 34 in shorts and the medium fit very well. I recommend these to anyone looking to add some comfort, without feeling like you are wearing a diaper.

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Dan Bewrote a review of on October 31, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Thorns? Glass? Nails? No problem. This patch kit provides quality patches that will get you back on your bike in no time. Unlike some more affordable patch kits I have used in the past, the patches in this kit are top notch quality. They are easy to apply and in just a few minutes you are back up and running. Plus who doesn't love saving money. Patching your tubes works, and saves you from purchasing a new tube every time you get a flat.

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Dan Bewrote a review of on August 31, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have been using this when I transport my mountain bike on top of my Subi. It is easy to install and works very well. Sure it is not quite as easy to use as a rack that does not require you to remove your wheel, however this works better than any of the other axle mount adapters I have seen or used. Simply flip it open, remove your wheel, install your axle, and slap your ride on the rack and lock it down. Once this is tensioned properly it holds your bike in place very well.

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Dan Bewrote a review of on August 14, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have been using these cartridges all summer and they work very well. Considering how affordable they are I would have to say they are the best value cartridge on the market.

Compared to the innovations cartridges I have used these 16 gram cartridges seem to hold more CO2. This is nice when you are using them to inflate a tire larger than a 26 inch tire. These will completely fill my 650b tires and in some cases I still have a little left in the cartridge for a top off. Some of this will be determined by how high you run your pressure and what tires you are riding. Must say I am very happy with these cartridges and I will continue to purchase them.

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Dan Bewrote a review of on August 14, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This inflator is is lightweight and compact. It works very well and for the money I don't think you can find anything better. When pulling a trail fix the last thing you want is complications. You won't find anything on this inflator that is complicated. Simply twist it on to the cartridge, attach it to the valve stem, and release the CO2. If the cartridge you are using holds more CO2 than is needed for your tire just throw it back in your pack and save it until you need to top off. Basically buy it and forget it is there until you need it.

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Dan Bewrote a review of on August 14, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These tubes are what I have been running in my all mountain bike. So far I don't have one complaint. The rubber seems comparable if not possibly a little nicer than the rubber used in the Q-Tubes. After hundreds of trail miles I have only pinch flatted once with these tubes. If you are looking for a new tube and want something that holds up check these out.

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