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Perry Hall

Perry Hall

The Wasatch

Perry Hall's Passions

Snow Skiing
Road Biking
Mountain Biking

Perry Hall's Bio

I come from a long line of non-cyclists, and found peace in getting out of the house on two wheels as early as I can remember. I didn't begin to really ride mountain bikes until high school and from there, it was a downhill(ha!) spiral. Racing in college for the UVM mountain team, living with all mountain bikers, and riding all around New England got me fully hooked. I moved to Utah in 2009 to work at Alta and ski, then made the permanent move back specifically for the snow. Needless to say, I was beyond overwhelmed by the amount of amazing riding the Wasatch and Utah have, and absolutely love having such stellar trails a short drive away.


My Top 5 trails I have ridden:
1. Whole Enchilada, Moab, UT
2. Horsetheif Bench/Marys, Fruita, CO
3. Perry Hill, Waterbury, VT (RASTA MAN)
4. Mobb Hill/Saxon Hill, Jericho/Essex, VT (Tie)
5. Sugarbush/Highland MT, Warren, VT/Tilton, NH (Tie)

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Perry Hallwrote a review of on September 15, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Fantastic. I own a set of Uno_S5's and thought that I had some of the best bibs on the market, until I received these shorts. The new design of the Chamois is so comfortable, and these have more compression than the Uno's. I also have lost weight and downsized to a L in these, but my XL Uno's still fit really well. The new strap design is beyond comfortable, and I can actually wear them without baselayers, where the Uno's definitely work better with a base layer between the straps and nipples.

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Perry Hallwrote a review of on September 15, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I mostly ride clips, but have owned my share of 5.10s in my day. Starting with the OG impacts, then Karvers, then Hellcats, and now these, (I still have the Karvers and Hellcats). These are great for crusing around town, or just a casual shoe. Fit is a bit big, I have a 9.0, and wear a 9.5 running shoe/boot. I'm excited to try these on my DJ bike before the summer is out!

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Perry Hallwrote a review of on September 13, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is a great jersey. I was skeptical at first because of the black color, but it turns out this thing is extremely well ventilated and handles the summer months with ease. The glasses cleaner sewn in is a great touch, and the stash pocket is great for an ID or other necessities. Fit is a bit smaller, happy i went with an XL!

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Perry Hallwrote a review of on September 13, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Either they have a funny cut, or I should have got an XL, but these gloves are great! Just enough palm material to be protective, but still thin, and a great tough back. A bit hot for the heat of the summer, but a great early/late season glove!

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Perry Hallwrote a review of on September 13, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

After riding these for a season, I have to say its one of the best pairs of shorts I've ever owned. I've ridden lots of shorts from Maloja, Fox, One Industries, and TLD, but always choose these. Light enough for hot summer trail rides, and durable enough for lift serviced shredding. Fit is true to size, and there are good vents and pockets for the necessities.

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Perry Hallwrote a review of on August 18, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Having to do the funky bib-short pee dance is no more with the handy fly built in to these shorts.
On top of that, Pockets! on any MTB ride under 1.5 hrs or so I can run a bottle in my cage, a tube, co2, inflator, tool, and phone in the pockets of these shorts and not have to worry about a pack. The shorts use a thicker, cyteckesq(i think it is cytec) chamois, but no complaints there. Material is light and has a mesh-like look to it. These shorts under some One Industries ION or AlpineStars Drops are a great combination for trail riding!

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Perry Hallwrote a review of on August 18, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Definitely lighter than my old specialized. The price is right, the shoe is nice and stiff, and very breathable. Very excited to put more road/cross miles on these. I did size up a half size on the size chart (I am a 9.5/42 and went to a 42.5 and am content with the decision. Only have around 100 miles on these so far, but will be using them a lot more!

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Perry Hallwrote a review of on July 9, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I like meat. I like jerky, but these bars are still growing on me. They are definitely different, and may or may not be appetizing looking depending on the consumer, but the taste, that is where they win. I have tried every flavor except for the turkey, and the Bison Bacon Cranberry and the Lamb Currant Mint are both awesome flavors. Better for hiking and lower exertion activities, it did not sit super well in the middle of a long mountain bike ride, but was great on the river fishing or for a snack on a hike. Great protein and a filling snack.

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Perry Hallwrote a review of on June 26, 2014

Smooth and Stiff.
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This bike is exceptional. I rode the soon to be live featured bike, including DuraAce 9070 Hydraulic disc, IndustryNine/Reynolds Aero58 wheels this morning and it was a stunning ride. Smooth and stiff on the climb, super comfortable ride without sacrificing stiffness. A real contender on the descents, the disc brakes really increase confidence of this already stable, fast frame. A fantastic ride.

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Perry Hallwrote a review of on June 17, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The One Industries Ion short is a crusher of a short, providing all day comfort on longer xc rides, but offers enough durability and ventilation for super hot days on the lifts or shuttling. Pairing these with the meshy Giro New Road liner bibs makes for a super cool lower body while pedaling through the heat of the summer. Pockets are small, but can hold a phone/keys/ID, and inseam is short enough that even veteran Lycra wearers will accept them into their wardrobe. Slight issue with the velcro seperating from the pull tabs around your waist, but they are stitched on both ends so its not a major issue at all. (this was after 25-30 hrs trail time). Be sure to size down! I'm a 36 in most things, 200 lbs, 6 ft. and I wear a 34 in all of the One Industries gear.

Be sure to pair this with the Vapor glove and the Ion 1/4 zip jersey to keep it fresh on the trials this summer.

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Perry Hallwrote a review of on April 10, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've been running this as my rear tire (2.4) for a month or two now and really enjoy the grip, and the slide. This tire is fairly slow rolling, but corners great, and can slide when you want it to. I would recommend this rear tire to anyone. The high volume makes you feel like you are riding a monster truck when paired with a 2.4 trail king front.

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Perry Hallwrote a review of on April 10, 2014

4 5

Is what this tire has. Its big, big enough to scare some people, but it has great grip in all conditions. It is a bit slow rolling, and a bit heavy, and doesn't like going under 15mph to get the grip it has, but once the tire opens up, its full on. This is a great front tire option for someone looking for a killer all mountain tire.

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Perry Hallwrote a review of on April 10, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have worn my fair share of mountain shoes, and currently own three pairs, but these are my go to shoes. These things are an ultimate trail shoe, good support, stiff sole, and a light weight, breathable upper. They are extremely comfortable, and will take the place of my 5.10 Hellcats as my daily driver. I will hold on to those for full on lift serviced days, but the Mavics are going to be my most ridden shoe.
the 9.5's fit as they should, I generally measure between a 9 and 9.5 on the Brannock and prefer a snug fit in my shoes.
Buy em, they are yellow.

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Perry Hallwrote a review of on April 4, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I purchased the Cyclone jacket to be a mid-level piece between my long sleeve jersey and my Gore soft shell jacket. This thing does not disappoint. I have ridden it in a variety of conditions from chilly sunny days (50 deg) with a sleeveless summer weight base layer (mountain biking) to low 40 degree temperatures with a 150 weight merino top one day and a craft winter weight base layer another, and it is a totally versatile piece. It breathes extremely well and was only chilly on the descents.

I have not tried it in any foul weather or any precipitation, but assume it would preform admirably during a light drizzle.
I initially ordered a Large, but at 6 ft, 200 lbs, the XL just fit better and allowed for a bit looser

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Perry Hallwrote a review of on December 9, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I distinctly remember wasting time in elementary school reading BMX PLUS! and lusting over the Diamondback Reactors. (http://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/diamondback/24675)
Now, with Kelly McGarry's 72 ft backflip, 2nd place, and viewers choice award at the RedBull Rampage, they have rebuilt the brand into a formidable player.

I have been riding this bike for a month or so now, and have been greatly impressed. I knew Diamondback still had it, and that they would come back and produce great bikes again. This is one of those bikes. Stiff aluminum frame and a great (105 level for around a grand? YES). This bike is a great entry level cross racer, a one bike quiver, or a gravel adventure bike. I have since upgraded the seatpost and saddle to some personal preference parts, but the stock build will get you and keep you rolling for years.

I have put about 200 miles on it so far, both on and off road, and have found myself wanting to ride back on the road more and more. The frame is confidence inspiring and solid, and wide tires and disc brakes make descending both more fun and more "spicy" because of brakes that feel like brakes. Discs on road bikes are here to stay and I will only ride them from here on out.

Fit and finish of this bike is on par with bigger names, and the price can't be beat. I'm looking forward to getting a nicer set of wheels, as with bikes in this price range, thats usually the one component selection to suffer. It is a bit heavy to keep up with the fit roadies I work with, but I'm probably having more fun. I can't wait to do some bikepacking, gravel adventures, and longer rides next summer, and this race (http://www.vermontoverland.com/vogp) but with single digit temps, its trainer time.

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