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Denny McEntire

Denny McEntire

Bouldering, snowboarding, kayaking, backpacking, distance hiking, and sledding with my kids.

Denny McEntire's Bio

I've been getting cold, wet, and dirty in the outdoors ever since I can remember. I've been a kayak instructor, PCT through-hiker, outdoor tour leader, snowboarder, skateboarder, and I've tried many more outdoor sports than that. Now I'm a father of two and love to get my family to enjoy the outdoors (even when they're kicking and screaming the whole time ;).

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Denny McEntire

Denny McEntirewrote a review of on September 6, 2014

Great entry-level bike
4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I got this as my first mountain bike earlier this summer, and have been happy overall. It rides and handles well.

I was wanting a bike with both front and rear suspension and this fit the bill. I wasn't as worried about weight, so the aluminum frame was fine.

The shifters work great. I'm sure they're not the fastest at shifting, but it has never been a problem.

The only issue I've had is with the breaks. When I first got the bike the rear break was soft and wouldn't engage unless I pumped it a few times. I took it in and had them bled. They worked better after that, but now they are getting soft and I have to pull them in quite a bit before they engage. I anticipate breaks being the first component I have to replace on this bike.

I have had no problems outside of that, and have put many miles on it already.

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Denny McEntire

Denny McEntirewrote a review of on September 6, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've been riding on this pedal for the last few months and found it to be grippy and durable. My feet have never slipped off. I've hit rocks with them several times with no damage other than minor scratches. I have not experienced any creaking. Overall, a great pedal.

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Denny McEntire

Denny McEntirewrote a review of on August 12, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've had these shoes for several year now, and used them for day hikes, multi-day backpacking trips, traveling, in mud, gravel, scrambling up rocks, and walking on pavement. They are super comfortable, durable, breathable, and provide great traction.

Two most important things that I look for in a hiking shoe are: ultra breathability and a stiff shank. This shoe fit the bill. The shank is super stiff, providing great support for hiking many miles carrying a pack. They are quite breathable, although I've found myself wishing they would dry faster. I previously had a pair of Asics that seemed to dry a bit faster.

They seem to be quite durable. I have walked many miles on rocky trail, as well as scrambled up many peaks. I've been using them for three or four years now and they still have good traction and don't show signs of falling apart.

One thing I was unsure about when purchasing these shoes was the lace system. I was worried that the loop at the top would snag on brush as I walked. I tuck the loop back under the bottom lace loop and I've never had a problem. However, after years of use, the adjustment lock is getting a little stiff, so it isn't as easy to tighten and loosen the laces anymore.

This is an all around great shoe. When it's time to replace the pair I have I'll definitely look to see what Salomon has to offer.

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