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Patrick Mulligan

Patrick Mulliganwrote a review of on May 6, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

These are what I would call a middleweight mountain bike short. They are heavier with a heavier fabric and longer than a more XC oriented short like the Specialized Atlas (best XC short I've come accross). They are not a heavy short like the Pearl Izumi Launch but have a similar just below knee length. The Launch is my go to DH oriented short (think Downieville / Whole Enchilada / etc.). These are in the middle and have a long but narrow pannel down the side and front of the short with venting fabric. They are a great short for those rides with a lot of climbing and descending. They have worn well so far, and I like the chamois (true for the Launch as well as I believe they are the same). They dry quckly if your rear gets sprayed riding through puddles and they breathe pretty well with the venting panels. They are a winner.

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Patrick Mulligan

Patrick Mulliganwrote a review of on April 24, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Strangely enough this year, I started having issues with hand numbness this spring when on longer seated rides (long climbs). I switched from the Odi Ruffian lock ons to this grip and have not looked back. They're subtle in the ways they're different, but my hands are more comfortable, the numbness has gone away, and they're just as good when it comes to how well they grip. These things are the bomb.

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Patrick Mulliganwrote a review of on April 8, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love these things. I like the bar feel and how thin they are. If you like a squishy grip, look elsewhere, but if you want CONTROL - these are what you're looking for.

New comment: in the last two months I was having an issue with my hands going numb on long rides. The Ergon GE1 has fixed this - You can see my review for that product.

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Patrick Mulliganwrote a review of on March 3, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I upgraded from the original alien (which I gave to someone in need on a long ride) and haven't looked back. This is not a minimalist tool, I ride with a crank bros 19 when I'm simply out for a quick ride. However, with this thing, I put a boot and a couple of quicklinks for my chain in the case for long rides. You really wouldn't need anything else if you're suffering from a mechanical beyond a pump and a tube. That said, I've never had a mechanical (or seen someone else's) that couldn't be fixed by this thing. I've even broken it out when folks don't have the appropriate tool in their kit at the cars.

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