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Daryl Deprey

Daryl Deprey

PC for the trails, Big Cottonwood for the snow.

Daryl Deprey's Passions

Snow Skiing
Road Biking
Mountain Biking
Triathlon

Daryl Deprey's Bio

Grew up in Connecticut and when it was time for an education I was off to the University of Vermont. While attending school I primarily race downhill and eventually was one of the officers running the East Coast Juggernaut known as UVM Cycling. While racing I was able to achieve several goals and ultimately ended up making it to nationals 3 times for downhill.

After school I spent some time in the Sugarbush Valley snowboarding and riding my bike.

After pondering careers for a while I found myself here with Competitive Cyclist and Backcountry, exploring what the Wasatch and Uinta mountain ranges have to offer.

Daryl Deprey

Daryl Depreywrote a review of on February 19, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

With the addition of graphene, the Rubino line up has made a major step forward in terms of grip. While maintaining a decent weight and incredible durability the tire now offers up race level grip in all conditions.

In the past, I've felt felt a tire like this or the GP4000 all season was always a compromise when it came to weight, traction, and durability and I would pass on the purchase ultimately giving up flat protection for more grip. Glad to say there will be no more of that with these tires.

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Daryl Deprey

Daryl Depreywrote a review of on January 13, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

First off, the fit is spot on with these bib tights for me. Over the years sizing bib tights has been a bit of a compromise for me. The heavier weight fleece fabrics, combined with a windproof layer reduce stretch in the legs making it difficult to find a pair that would fit my not so pencil thin stature at 5'5'' and 145lbs. I would generally have to size up, but this resulted with an inseam or bib straps that would be too long compromising fit.

The size medium work perfect with my 31" waist and 30" inseam, along with offering the perfect amount of compression for my legs. Without a compromised fit, the bib tights sit great on my body and remain in place throughout my rides.

In terms of cold weather performance, I've been very happy with these bib tights as the temperatures have dropped below 35 degrees. Between 35 and 45 degrees the bib tights offer plenty of warmth and the wind protection on the front of the legs is very noticeable. As the temperatures begin to drop below 35 degrees I can start to feel some chill, especially on descents. However, this is nothing unexpected and would likely add a knee warmer or base layer for some more warmth on those rides.

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Daryl Depreywrote a review of on January 7, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is my go-to final layer when wind and cold are my only worries and a great safety piece if there's the chance of rain.

I purchased a size small and the fit is great when wearing over a base layer and/or long sleeve jersey. I generally opt for a size medium in most brands but the arm and tail lengths are perfect, and the stretch panels prevent any tight zones.

I purchased this jacket because of the versatility it has. The jacket is comfortable enough and plenty functional as a final layer across a large temperature range, while retaining the ability to be used as a packable emergency layer. It doesn't pack down as small as other true emergency options and weighs a little bit more, but I believe the improved comfort and function outweigh these small hiccups.

In terms of function, the jacket sheds light precipitation with ease and does a great job at blocking wind, eliminating the biggest cause of getting cold out there. However, the best highlight may be the breathability it offers over most emergency jackets that breathe similar to a plastic bag. This comes at the cost of extreme packability and a few grams, but it's what makes me want to keep the jacket on during a ride, without consistently playing with a zipper to regulate my core temperature.

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