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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.

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Kyle Brwrote a review of on July 7, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

If you rode the much more expensive dogma a couple years ago you know what your getting here. It's based off of one of the most popular high end bikes of the last several years but about a third of the cost. The ride is plush and exquisite. It's not overly aggressive on fit and comfortable to ride longer distance or someone not wanting to be in a flat position. The rear triangle and fork really help soak up the road to give a smooth ride. The fulcrum wheels have a great hub that felt great. The Ultegra is about flawless and bombproof, over time it will not let you down. if you have any questions at all on specs or sizing don't hesitate to get in touch with me directly, kylebrown@backcountry.com

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Kyle Brwrote a review of on July 6, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I ended up buying an Air 9 RDO for myself, and this is my second Niner air 9. I have been sold on them since I first rode them in 2014, ultimately impressed by performance with the price being the final straw. I am from a roadie background so I like to go fast and I like to go up. The Air 9 RDO is so efficient and agile I felt completely at home on the first ride. I set up with X01 and the bike just rips, everyone that has tried mine out has been sold. contact me directly and I can make suggestions or offer help on just the frame or complete to partial builds. kylebrown@backcountry.com

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Kyle Brwrote a review of on July 6, 2016

rips XC
5 5

I am more of a XC rider when it comes to the mountains and usually ride a hard tail, I'm a very happy owner of an Air 9 RDO. I was able to really get out and rid the Jet 9 over the last couple weeks and I am tempted to change. I rode with an X01 setup and emulated my air 9 setup all around. It was confident in everything I rode and I didn't feel I really suffered in climbing, which is a big issue for me, I like to climb. If you have any questions on different build options feel free to contact me directly. I can do X01 on this bike as well and is a great setup. kylebrown@backcountry.com

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Kyle Brwrote a review of on July 6, 2016

rips XC
5 5

I am more of a XC rider when it comes to the mountains and usually ride a hard tail, I'm a very happy owner of an Air 9 RDO. I was able to really get out and rid the Jet 9 over the last couple weeks and I am tempted to change. I rode with an X01 setup and emulated my air 9 setup all around. It was confident in everything I rode and I didn't feel I really suffered in climbing, which is a big issue for me, I like to climb. If you have any questions on different build options feel free to contact me directly kylebrown@backcountry.com

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Kyle Brwrote a review of on July 6, 2016

unbeatable deal on a fast ride
5 5

I am more of a XC rider when it comes to the mountains and usually ride a hard tail, I'm a very happy owner of an Air 9 RDO. I was able to really get out and rid the Jet 9 over the last couple weeks and I am tempted to change. I rode with an X01 setup and emulated my air 9 setup all around. It was confident in everything I rode and I didn't feel I really suffered in climbing, which is a big issue for me, I like to climb. If you have any questions on different build options feel free to contact me directly kylebrown@backcountry.com

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Kyle Brwrote a review of on July 6, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

As a cyclist that leans toward climbing/XC/hard tail bikes I always ride bikes with rear suspension with a bit of apprehension. I am an owner of two Niner bikes that are build up to be light and fast. After an hour of climbing on the RKT the notions I had of inefficiency were gone. After 4 hours of riding up, down, flat, everything, half in the light, half in the dark I was completely sold on the RKT. Coming back down after our accent I felt completely at ease flying through the dark, it was easy to handle and inspired confidence. It felt good in every direction and I wouldn't be afraid to race it XC any day. If you have questions about this frame or builds to put on it email me directly kylebrown@backcountry.com

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Kyle Brwrote a review of on May 26, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

The G3 definitely does not disappoint. I have been riding Storck bikes for the last year and a half and have put them up as possibly my favorite brand out there. The G3 frames ride like a frame costing twice as much, they are very compliant and smooth over long distances but still stiff enough that when you stand up or get on it you don't get flexing in the frame. Storcks proportional tubing gave a very very nice ride to me on a size 47, most frames are pretty harsh when you're on the smaller size frames. feel free to email me with specific questions on the G3 or sizing. I can also help with build options in any range on this frame kylebrown@backcountry.com

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Kyle Brwrote a review of on May 26, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

The GT grade has become very well known for its ability to it all very well. On the road its smooth and handles very well, I think most riders will be happy with it's abilities. If you are racing it's not really ideal. As a gravel grinder the geometry and ride qualities roll right over to the dirt. You can run 25's on the road and a 32 off if you want. I ran 28's and did both on those but if I was doing more of one or the other I might change that. if you have questions on sizing or specifics on the bike or components feel free to email me kylebrown@backcountry.com

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Kyle Brwrote a review of on May 26, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I had picked up a Noah frame as a crit bike but really found it to be a great bike in general. I has ridden a helium for a couple years as a light climber is more my style but was pleasantly surprised and how well an all around bike the Noah is. feel free to contact me for more detailed questions on the Noah kylebrown@backcountry.com

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Kyle Brwrote a review of on May 18, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I think the Fenix is an under rated bike. it's everything a bike should be, light, fast, complaint, and even priced like a cheap bike. The Fenix actually won a stage of the TDF in 2015. The geometry is not overly aggressive so pretty well suited for most riders. This doesn't take away from the performance of the bike at all. It climbs well but just as importantly it will descend with confidence. if you have questions on the Fenix frame, build options, or sizing feel free to contact me kylebrown@backcountry.com.

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Kyle Brwrote a review of on May 18, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I hate to say that there are two reasons I buy a frame, but I think most of us are the same. We want a frame to look as good as it performs and the Idol is all of both. De Rosa has always made excellent frames that are works of art. The bike rides extremely well, I did have to slam the stem to have it as aggressive a race fit as I like but thats just my personal preference. Also at 5'7" i rode the 49.5 quite comfortably. if you have any questions on size or builds feel free to contact me kylebrown@backcountry.com

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Kyle Brwrote a review of on May 18, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I am more of a XC rider when it comes to the mountains and usually ride a hard tail, I'm a very happy owner of an Air 9 RDO. I was able to really get out and rid the Jet 9 over the last couple weeks and I am tempted to change. I rode with an X01 setup and emulated my air 9 setup all around. It was confident in everything I rode and I didn't feel I really suffered in climbing, which is a big issue for me, I like to climb. If you have any questions on different build options feel free to contact me directly kylebrown@backcountry.com

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Kyle Brwrote a review of on May 18, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have worn Sidi road shoes about as long as I can remember. I recently decided to spread my wings a little and have not regretted it. They are a little roomier in the toe box than Sidi and I quickly grew to like that. They are extremely stiff and light, everything a good road shoe should be. It took me a few rides to be completely converted but I definitely am now. if you have any questions on the Lake shoes feel free to contact me here directly kylebrown@backcountry.com

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Kyle Brwrote a review of on May 18, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The 6.7 is probably the most versatile wheel I own. this month I used it in an ironman 70.3 and a road race with a 5 mile finishing climb. They are my go to when I just don't know what to ride. They have held up through horrible weather and have never let me down, the 240 hubs are bombproof. The 6.7's are light enough to climb with and just plain quick on the flats. If you have any questions at all on them feel free to email me kylebrown@backcountry.com

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Kyle Brwrote a review of on May 13, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I had picked up a Noah frame as a crit bike but really found it to be a great bike in general. I has ridden a helium for a couple years as a light climber is more my style but was pleasantly surprised and how well an all around bike the Noah is. feel free to contact me for more detailed questions on the Noah kylebrown@backcountry.com

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Kyle Brwrote a review of on May 12, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have been on Storcks for the past 2 1/2 seasons now and I can't see myself riding anything else. The Aernario is everything a high end frame should be. It's fast, athletic, nimble, light, comfortable. There are few frames that can be described as all those things, but that's why I ride an Aerenario. I'm happy to answer any questions about the frames - kylebrown@backcountry.com

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Kyle Brwrote a review of on May 12, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I have to say that not a lot of bikes that are comfortable for the masses are race worthy but the C60 performance is more than impressive. I think the look of the lugged tubing got in my head and I expected less but it delivered and then some. it's smooth all day long but if you have to stand up to crank up for a sprint or hit a hill hard it's reactive and nimble. feel free to contact me with any questions on the C60 kylebrown@backcountry.com

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Kyle Brwrote a review of on May 12, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I had the chance to get on these and then ride them in a 1/2 ironman recently. I have always gone back and forth and tried to read everything I could about aero wheels for my TT's and tri's. I have to say that for me these are the go to depth. They climbed like a goat, I flew by everyone. on the flats I'd take them over a disc wheel any day, hands down. I raced on a day with a little more wind than I would have liked and at 129lbs I was smooth and stable. feel free to contact me with any questions at all on them - kylebrown@backcountry.com

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