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Matthew Pizza

Matthew Pizzawrote a review of on April 4, 2016

Pretty hard to beat
5 5

The versatility on T2 is pretty hard to beat. This accomodates any wheel size from 20in to 29in and a tire up to 5in wide. Integrated locks allow you to keep your bikes safe while you run in to snag some beer for your post ride bbq.

Really simple and easy to use, almost anyone could get the job done. The best feature on this by far is that you can tilt it away from your vehicle so you can open up your hatch, tailgate, or bed topper without having to take the bikes off. Simply pull the pin and move the rack down.

Not using your bikes but don't want to take the rack off? No problem, when not in use just fold it up and lock it in place. Plenty of clearing from the back of the car so no need to worry about dinging up your new whip.

Matthew Pizza
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mpizza@backcountry.com
801.736.5363

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Matthew Pizzawrote a review of on April 4, 2016

Finicky at first
4 5

I was a little unhappy with this pump when I first pulled it out of the package and put it to use on the bike. Worked great on the fork but when it came time to fill up the rear shock the pump wasn't registering pressure at first. Took about a dozen times of putting it on and off the rear shock until it finally worked. Once we were up and running I was much happier. Smooth action makes for easy pumping and I particularly like the analog dial, too many possibilities of failure with digital gauges. This thing definitely gets the job done on most forks and rear shocks.

Matthew Pizza
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mpizza@backcountry.com
801.736.5363

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Matthew Pizzawrote a review of on April 4, 2016

So far so good
5 5

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

Although I haven't really put this to the test by smashing my dome into a rock (thank goodness), I am really liking this helmet so far. It is nice and lightweight, looks good, and fits good. I wear a 7 3/8 ball camp and I went with the L/XL and it fits really well. I like the adjustability of the straps and the boa has pretty good range as well.

Matthew Pizza
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mpizza@backcountry.com
801.736.5363

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Matthew Pizzawrote a review of on March 24, 2016

5 5

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

Picked this up for my Pivot 429 Trail seeing as the frame on that bike is pretty tight. I don't particularly like to wear a pack when I ride unless it is absolutely necessary. This has allowed me to put a water bottle on my bike, not my body. This along with the seat bag that I have on my bike makes it so I can do short rides with no pack on.

Hit me up if you have any questions.

Matthew Pizza
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801.736.5363
mpizza@backcountry.com

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Matthew Pizzawrote a review of on March 24, 2016

5 5

If you're like me and don't like to wear a pack unless absolutely necessary when you are on your bike, this is what you want. Plenty of room for my multi tool, CO2 cartridges, extra tube, and tire levers in here. The best part about it is that it doesn't attach to the actual seat post so when you drop down you don't have to worry about smashing the velcro strap. Good amount of adjustability here. Doesn't hit the rear tire of my Pivot 429 when the dropper is all the way down. I have about 1.5 inches of seat tube exposed from the frame before the dropper post comes into play.

If you have any questions, hit me up.

Matthew Pizza
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801.736.5363
mpizza@backcountry.com

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Matthew Pizzawrote a review of on October 26, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This bag is just big enough, but not too big, to hold your tools while you're out and about. I have; a spare tube, 3 tire levers, and my multi-tool in there at all times...JIC, and they all fit in there no problem. The bag is low profile and has three attachment points to make sure that it is really secure on your seat post.

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Matthew Pizzawrote a review of on October 18, 2015

4 5

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

This little frame bag is pretty cool. Holds my iPhone 5s int the touch window no problem. I also put my wallet, keys, chapstick and anything else I might have in my pockets in here before I hope on the steed to take her out usually with some room to spare.

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Matthew Pizzawrote a review of on September 8, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This light is a super simple design, I have both the front and rear and I couldn't be happier. At a price that doesn't break the bank you get a light that has 5 settings. At only 7 lumens it doesn't put out a ton of light but it does allow you to be seen. A great economical choice for lighting up your bar bike.

Matthew Pizza
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Matthew Pizzawrote a review of on September 8, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This light is a super simple design, I have both the front and rear and I couldn't be happier. At a price that doesn't break the bank you get a light that has 5 settings. At only 7 lumens it doesn't put out a ton of light but it does allow you to be seen. A great economical choice for lighting up your bar bike.

Matthew Pizza
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mpizza@backcountry.com
801.736.5363

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Matthew Pizzawrote a review of on September 8, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

My roommate and I decided we needed a new floor pump for the house. Apparently we both thought this one looked good because we each came home with one. I returned mine but the one we kept works great! Does everything a good floor pump should. Accepts Presta or Shrader valves. Even has a nice psi gauge to let you know where you're at and all at a killer price point. Can't really go wrong here.

Matthew Pizza
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mpizza@backcountry.com
801.736.5363

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Matthew Pizzawrote a review of on September 8, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is literally the best coozie ever! I literally left an open beer in this thing on a picnic table in the shade of a pine tree while camping for a good 3 hours, when I got back to it the beer was still cold, truly amazing. Works with 12oz cans. Absolutely no moisture gets through this thing. Keeps beer cold for hours.

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Matthew Pizzawrote a review of on May 15, 2014

1 5

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

These things are horrible. Right out of the box they didn't work correctly. Put them on... they looked great! Turned them on... they turned off about 20 seconds later. No matter what mode they are in, even after I changed the batteries the max burn time was no more than half a minute. I recommend spending a little more money on some lights that actually work.

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Matthew Pizzawrote a review of on July 22, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I love this duffel for travel. I got the medium and I can fit everything I need in it for two weeks on the road. Not a lot of pockets, internal or external, to fuss with. 1 mesh pocket on the inside of the lid. There is a Like most timbuk2 products this is well built, very durable. Shoulder strap is functional, versatile and comfortable. Handles all over this thing, grab where you like. Compression straps make it easier to secure your gear. The duffel folds into itself into a convenient flat square for storage purposes.

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Matthew Pizzawrote a review of on June 12, 2013

3 5

I purchased this with high hopes and sadly was a little let down. This held a coffee cup just fine. However it didn't fit well over my bar tape and was not able to hold an aluminum can. For these reasons I had to return it. If you are solely looking to hold a coffee mug on a bike with no bar tape then this is what you're looking for!

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Matthew Pizzawrote a review of on December 16, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love this shoe! Fits great. I got a full size smaller than my normal shoes. My toes are touching the front of the shoe. I use these for everything from chucking disc to hiking to running. Great technical shoe. I do have two very minor gripes with these shoes. One is that they have very thin soles, if doing anything on rocky ground it can be a little painful, not bad though. Also these shoes have a tendency to smell horrible! Definitely going to want to keep them outside after using them. Small price to pay.

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