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Nawrocki

Nawrocki

Nawrockiwrote a review of on November 23, 2016

4 5

They work well, last longer than the resin pads which are also good. A smidge more noise and maybe a bit less modulation, but it's not real noticeable in dry conditions - I haven't used them in very wet conditions, being in Utah. Just to add, they are also compatible with the M8000 XT brakes; in fact, the M8000 XT brakes come with this pad stock. It would be helpful to add that compatibility to the list.

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Nawrockiwrote a review of on October 24, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is for the 27.5x2.25 Racing Ralph, Snakeskin (describes the level of sidewall protection) Pacestar (tread material. This is faster, but less grippy compared to Trailstar) TL (tubeless easy). These seat easily and seal completely with Orange seal. I'd say the 2.25 has about the grip of a Maxxis 2.35 Ikon and rolls much better. Wear is fast, but they roll fast as well. I'd say 300 miles of northern Utah riding is about what you'll get out of them, but you'll be leaving your friends in the dust in the process. On a typical buff Park City climb of about an hour, I'm usually 3 minutes faster on these than a similarly spec'd Nobby Nic or even an Ikon. I wouldn't take them to Moab, though, as the rock would wear them down fast. I run them at about 24 PSI rear on an SB5c with 23 MM internal width rims.

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Nawrockiwrote a review of on September 19, 2016

Delivery problems
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

They roll fast and grip well, both front and back. I've enclosed a picture of the Trailstar tread after about 450 miles of riding in northern Utah for reference. These are the 27.5, but I bought some for a 26 as well. The tread wear is pretty good, especially compared to pre-2015 models.
When you order, I'd advise to avoid "Ontrac" delivery. They are not reliable. Use UPS. My package showed delivered....but I have no idea where it might be!

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Nawrockiwrote a review of on September 6, 2016

1 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

I got these for my wife, a 63 year old 135 pound woman who bikes in northern Utah. Apparently that is too much for these tires in a 26x2.4, as she is beginning to tear knobs off after about 50 miles. The only reason I'm hanging on to them is that, on the good side, they roll with very low resistance and they hold air well, tubeless.

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Nawrockiwrote a review of on March 19, 2016

Review of buying this bike
5 5

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

This is a review of the process, service and build quality. Kudos to Scott Gartman, the others who helped me out and the person or persons that built up the bike for me. It's a modified build Medium size with a Pike Dual Air 160 and 2.4" Ardents front and back. I'll post the complete details when I've had a chance to "put it through the ringer" and submit a review. I've included a picture of the wheel/tire just because they had the attention to detail to mount each of the 2 tires at exactly the same spot on the wheel. Also, unlike with some wheelset purchases, they put valves on with removeable cores so that replacing the tires is a breeze. These may seem like minor things, but they are indicative of the other aspects of the build quality. I went through a few build options and changed some things in the process and everyone was very patient with me. BTW, with this build, the Ardents on and Time pedals, it tips the scale at 26.04 pounds. With my other tires, Nobby nic 2.35 front and Racing Ralph 2.2 rear, 25.4 pounds.
I picked the "Used it once or twice option" but have very little time on the bike yet, hence no review of the bike itself.

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Nawrockiwrote a review of on August 26, 2013

2 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

The design is good. You put the neoprene knee pads on and the knee/shin guards are held in place. The guards are good. The underlying knee pads wont last two rides as the stitching will fail almost immediately. I like them enough that I'm not returning the second pair, just sewing them up myself, but this is pretty bad manufacturing quality.

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