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Kevin K

Kevin K

Salt Lake City, Utah

Kevin K's Passions

Road Biking
Mountain Biking

Kevin K's Bio

Growing up in Wisconsin, being outdoors was commonplace. I started mountain biking at Kettle Moraine at an early age, had a hiatus for a bit, then hit it hard and haven’t stopped since. While XC is my background, all mountain riding is what I strive for. My typical rides are long climbs being rewarded by long, technical descents. I enjoy road riding as well, but use it more as a training method to go faster on the trails. When the snow’s falling, you can find me snowboarding or hiking.

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Kevin K

Kevin Kwrote a review of on April 5, 2015

The best, hands down
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

If you'd messed up your wrist in a wreck or just need additional support, look no further than the WS 5205 from Troy Lee Designs and Shock Doctor. This support is beyond comfortable with or without a glove underneath, and unbelievably supportive. There is no comparison to other wrist guards/supports in the same price range.

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Kevin K

Kevin Kwrote a review of on April 5, 2015

DSP Tape
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This stuff kicks just as much ass as everyone else says. Super tacky and comfortable. Depending on how you tape it you can keep it relatively thin or bulk up in certain areas by overlapping it closer. I knew it would be the perfect grip for my girlfriends first road bike to help kill road chatter. Mission accomplished.

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Kevin K

Kevin Kwrote a review of on April 5, 2015

Rack City
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The Hottie has been a nice addition to saving space in my apartment. Assembly is super quick and simple, and is remarkably stable. The arms are height adjustable to work with different frame designs or room requirements. While I primarily keep my road bikes on it, mountain bikes work just fine as well. The stand sits 86" tall and 8.5" off the wall with the legs pushed up against the moulding. I found the additional space left behind the rack great for keeping a bike back there with the handlebars turned.

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Kevin K

Kevin Kwrote a review of on April 5, 2015

Aussie Awesome
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These have become my favorite socks. They are everything a Swiftwick sock is (uber lightweight & breathable), but with a bit more compression so they stay up better. If you ride enough you know the importance of a great pair of socks, these will not disappoint.

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Kevin K

Kevin Kwrote a review of on April 5, 2015

Alpinestars Pathfinder Shorts
4 5

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

I really like the fit and material feel to these shorts. They have just the right amount of stretch to them, are lightweight, and the waist cinches work well. All 3 pockets are quite deep and large. You can fit quite a bit of gear inside each. I was kind of hoping for a smaller stash pocket for a car key, but that is just being picky. The shorts sit right at your knee, and a bit more baggy than tight, which I would say would pay well between either an all mountain or XC type short. The size seemed true, which I sized up a bit on and utilized the waist cinchs.


While the exterior of the short was great, I found the liner/chamois really uncomfortable anytime I wasn't on the saddle. It seems Alpinestars may have gone on the other side of the spectrum when it comes to liner sizing as the previous pairs of Manual shorts were much smaller.


Either way, the shorts were comfortable while in the saddle and seem quite durable.

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Kevin K

Kevin Kwrote a review of on April 5, 2015

Alpinestars Aero Gloves
4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

These gloves are comfortable and provide a tactile, positive feel with your bars. The stretch cuff is a nice feature. The gloves breathe well and worked great in 65 degree weather, however they may be a bit on the warm side for the middle of summer depending on what your are used to. Sizing is ever so slightly smaller than what I am accustomed to.

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