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Kyle Br

Kyle Br

Northern Utah

Kyle Br's Bio

I have been cycling for over 20 years, racing for most of that. Racing triathlons for 5 years. I love road riding, mountain biking, open water swimming, trail running, and being outside in general.

Kyle Br

Kyle Brwrote a review of on November 3, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Definitely a fast bike, as the name implies. It's very aero, Ridley always does a great job (I've owned 3). The Noah is a very stiff frame, for some people over a long haul it may be a little rough compared to some frames. Carbon bars and wheels definitely help. Handling is excellent, I've always put the Noah at the top of my crit bike list. Sizing is a little different, they run pretty big. email me with any question on the sizing or on builds. kylebrown@backcountry.com

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Kyle Br

Kyle Brwrote a review of on October 13, 2016

favorite 27.5
5 5

The 5010 has got to be my favorite 27.5 bike. The handling is outstanding, a combination of great suspension and an excellent frame. You can climb well on it too, which eventually you'll have to do so your bike better do it well. I am including a size chart since there wasn't one in the description. If you have any questions of fit feel free to contact me directly.

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Kyle Br

Kyle Brwrote a review of on October 12, 2016

super light super fast
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The highball is incredible light and handles phenomenally, I just bought a 2017 replacement for mine. the shimano components are solid and ultimately reliable, very little maintenance required. The 100mm travel fox forks are perfect for this bike. I am 5'7" and ride a M which I don't on most bikes but these run a little small as often Santa Cruz does. You are welcome to contact me with any questions on the highball.

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Kyle Brwrote a review of on September 28, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I bought a couple new bikes for myself and my son with the tallboy being for my son. Fortunately we happen to ride the same size bike, so maybe the tallboy is for both of us so I'll have a XC FS bike. On the first ride he loved it, he's ridden several bikes and he picked this as THE bike he wanted. From my perspective I was more than happy to buy it for him. It handles very very well an yes boost spacing is noticeable and does make a difference. It tracks the switchbacks confidently and easily holds it's line. Suspension is very easy to adjust for any terrain and makes it a bike you can climb well on, keeping it a real XC machine. The Sram 1X system is a must, I run it on my highball as well. It's held up through some pretty good abuse. The fox fork is very capable and I have been pleased with it even thought it's not their highest end model. Overall the bike is a blast and easy to ride and I'll definitely recommend it if your looking for a full suspension XC ride with a proper groupset that doesn't break the bank. I am 5'7" and my son is 5'5" and we ride a size M just great. the sizing chart I don't think is very accurate as Santa Cruz runs a little small. Feel free to contact me with any questions on the tallboy or fit. kylebrown@backcountry.com

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