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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.

Kevin K

Kevin Kwrote a review of on January 12, 2017

Super Breathable, Good Fit
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These gloves have been awesome in terms of comfort and breathability. I really like the elastic wrist closure for a comfortable, secure fit, instead of the velcro closure that other gloves use. The upper material has good air flow making them a great hot weather glove. The palm is a single layer allowing good dexterity and a closer feel to the grips.

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Kevin Kwrote a review of on January 12, 2017

Comfortable and Durable
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I don't usually wear what I would consider heavier shorts, especially for longer trail rides, but the 100% R-Core shorts have been great. They are pretty light and comfortable for the heavier denier, which add outstanding durability. The perforations on the inside of the legs add some breath-ability to dump excess heat, and the 1 side pocket is just enough to have the ability to fit what you need.

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Kevin Kwrote a review of on January 11, 2017

My Truck Companion
4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I was looking for a pack to keep necessities in my truck as a just in case scenario. I keep it in my truck packed with a patch kit, multi tool, tire levers, small pump, shock pump, gorilla tape, zip ties, extra cleat/screws, and a few other items. It's been great for keeping all the small parts in one easily accessible place. There's multiple storage places in the pack and seems to be durable/water-resistant.

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Kevin Kwrote a review of on January 11, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I would say that most tape measures, in my opinion, are all the same. What nice about this one is that it's a bit smaller than what you may find at home depot, lowes, etc since you typically wouldn't be measuring siding with this tape. Measures in standard and metric, retracts well, and stays in place when needed.

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Kevin Kwrote a review of on January 11, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

While you may only need to bleed your Shimano brakes once every leap year, having extra mineral oil around is nice to have. One bottle has lasted me awhile and made it easy to top off my fluid in case my brakes start feeling a bit soft or spongy. Easy to use with their funnel or bleed kit to get that perfect feel.

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Kevin Kwrote a review of on January 11, 2017

4 5

I bought these as a gift for my dad since I had gotten him a bike and wanted to make sure it would be as comfortable as possible. Definitely easier than getting any gel pads or expensive handlebar tape. When I bought them I thought they seemed to run a bit on the small side, similar to what other reviewers are saying. As for feedback, he has been happy with them and they take some of the sting out of rough roads.

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Kevin Kwrote a review of on January 11, 2017

3 5

This pumps works as expected. The construction and feel of the product matches the price, but have not had any issues with it just yet. I prefer something a bit higher end on my daily driver, but is a great option for additional bikes or leaving in the car as a just in case.

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Kevin Kwrote a review of on January 11, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I originally bought this light for commuting around town as I wanted a high quality light that would make me easily visible to vehicles. It mounts quickly, offers outstanding side visibility, and great battery life (with battery life signal on the back). I eventually used this light while hiking at night, which was actually worked quite well since the shape of the light with strap is easy to hold in your hand. The beam projection and battery life are what sold me on it though and I use it for hiking all the time now. I wish I could turn off the side markers to extend the battery life further, but they are not bothersome while hiking. Whether I'm riding in the evening hours or chasing daylight down from a long hike in the mountains I always grab this light.

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Kevin Kwrote a review of on January 11, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These are super comfortable and what I wear under my shell when snowboarding. They provide great support for my legs and joints for long days on the slopes. Sometimes I use them for recovery as well afterwards and help keep my legs fresh for consecutive days. After dozens upon dozens of days using these tights, they don't seem to have lost much of their compression.

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Kevin Kwrote a review of on November 9, 2016

5 5

I typically only use either Arundel or Blackburn Canber cages. The Arundels are a bit more expensive and seem to hold bottles a bit more secure, useful when mounting below the downtube on a MTB. The Blackburn has a bit better styling to them and offered in a number of colors making it easy to match any bike.

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Kevin Kwrote a review of on November 9, 2016

4 5

I always keep a tube on my bike in case of a flat. These tubes are a bit thicker/heavier than the tubes that came with the bike, so it doesn't pack down as small. That being said I think the heavier tubes do a better job of resisting punctures so it's not necessarily bad. If you are looking for the lightest option or something that packs up very small you may want to check out one of the lightweight options such as item VIT002L.

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Kevin Kwrote a review of on November 9, 2016

4 5

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

I bought this for packing extra water when camping. I got the 3 liter, which is quite small when collapsed, and pretty compact as well once full. Seems durable enough for throwing in the back of a truck for a weekend adventure. I do wish the cap had a leash with it though as it seems like it might be easy to lose.

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