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Hap Seliga

Hap Seliga

Park City, UT

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Hammer down!

Hap Seliga

Hap Seligawrote a review of on September 2, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Ever had that feeling when you're going hard where you literally have to "choke" down those precious calories? That's what I love about the pro bar -- they taste great, and I'm able to consume them under pressure without experiencing that. Many great flavors to choose from too -- chocolate coconut, oatmeal raisin and mixed berry are some of my favorites.

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Hap Seligawrote a review of on September 2, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This pack is almost perfect. It's light as can be, with a couple mesh side outer pockets to carry that extra something, and a moderate size zipper pocket at the top alongside the main body of the pack. It is just able to fit my Mac Book Pro 15.4 in what was designed to be the shirt pocket. I also tote pants, shirt, undergarmets and lunch/snack most days. When I add a pair of shoes I'm clearly pushing it's limits but it can be done.

I'm giving it four stars because I commute via singletrack MTB most days, and it could really use a waist belt (it only has a chest belt) to help control the pack in rougher terrain or abrupt movements when filled with the contents detailed above. Lastly, and a minor gripe, because of its minimalist naturewhen the top zipper compartment has contents in it, and the pack doesn't, it gets very floppy, making it a bit more difficult to pack than others I've used previously.

All that said, this pack has been great and has stood up well to near-daily commuting use this year and some travel as well.

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Hap Seligawrote a review of on September 1, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

When push comes to shove, not many stems combine toughness and lightness (100g) as does the Syntace F109. Syntace pays attention to the details and abides to standards well above those required of them before allowing their products to find their way to market. For these reasons, the F109 been a staple in my bike stable for tens of thousands of miles (previously the F119).

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Hap Seligawrote a review of on September 1, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

If you haven't ridden a 1x system, you should. Be warned, once you do, you'll likely never go back. The XX1 chain is a key component to the experience with its plus/minus pattern helping to yield one of the quietest drivetrains with unparalleled retention.

As I log some hefty singletrack miles, I make a point to swap my XX1 chain at the start of each season. Doing so preserves my more expensive cassette and chainring.

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Hap Seligawrote a review of on September 1, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I wouldn't consider myself a weight weenie, but do appreciate being on the lighter end of the spectrum without compromising performance. This useful little scale provides a pretty accurate idea of weights at a fair price. It's compact and stores well in the drawer of my workbench.

That said, if you want absolute precision, this probably isn't the right product for you.

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Hap Seligawrote a review of on November 7, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I recently demo'd this light (with the helmet mount) during the 25 Hours of Frog Hollow race in Southern Utah. During the race we experienced all kinds of weather conditions -- wind, rain, hail, etc. This was the first time I've used the light, but found it very easy to set up and use. The helmet mount holds the light firmly, but I found it to be easily adjustable while hammering on the bike. The light itself seems attractive and durable in it's CNC machined casing, yet efficiently packaged and lightweight.

Using the light, I knocked out a few one-hour-ish laps on a single charge (used on "low" for the uphills, "high" on the super-fun, ripping downhill), and it still had life. The lower part of the course was pretty technical with plenty of rock slabs and gotchas (exposure, jagged rocks, desert fauna, etc), but I was able to make out the features clearly and maintain lap times consistent with daytime.

At this point, I have not yet tried the TAP technology, but plan to do so in short order given lack of daylight. I plan to post a follow-up once I've had more time with the product.

That said, I'm pretty stoked about my initial impressions.

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Hap Seligawrote a review of on August 14, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

While always lightweight with strong tread patterns, the achilles heel of Schwalbe tires has long been the sidewall. The snakeskin sidewall on this tire has proven itself durable, yet preserving a lightweight package. I'd strongly recommend as a front tire, but typically prefer a more rounded, less chunky profile for our buff Park City trail system.

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Hap Seligawrote a review of on July 3, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These are my go to grips, and have been for years (in different versions of course.) Why? They're comfortable as the subtle contour fills the void in your palm. So when you go for epic rides, you suffer less fatigue. Secondly, the end cap is slightly larger than the grip, providing additional leverage to pull against, and a comfortable reminder of the limits of the bar.

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Hap Seligawrote a review of on May 5, 2013

4 5

For those racing MTB and running 10-speed SRAM, this is your cassette. It's nearly 60 grams lighter than the XG-1080, and its skeletal design minimizes debris clogging the cassette.

The downside is obviously the price, as its not inexpensive. If it wasn't being used for race purposes, I'd probably opt for the XG-1080. Four stars for that reason.

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Hap Seligawrote a review of on January 27, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The fine folks at Arundel nailed it with this cork tape. I've used it on numerous bikes, and it holds up well, all the while providing just enough comfort but a good feel for the bar. And the packaging provides all too humorous (but very true) instructions for installation.

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