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RTwrote a review of on November 22, 2014

4 5

When our old thule racks no longer worked with our new Subaru (with integrated roof racks) - we decided to switch to a hitch mount rack - this also helped with the fact that my short stature precluded me from loading bikes on my own. We have been very happy with the transition to hitch mount rack and more specifically the Kuat Sherpa - this rack is so easy to use - no more taking off wheels and having to make room for a dirty tire in your trunk. If you have a mountain bike with a thru axle (like my husband) this rack is also ideal because you don't have to deal with needing an adapter for a fork mount roof rack (which is what we had before).
And, no more having to wait for someone taller to help load my bike.
Also, Gun Metal Grey looks sweet with the orange accents!
Couple of things to keep in mind - First, if you have somewhat recessed hitch it is not ideal because you can't insert the hitch fully.
Second, if you park in a garage keep in mind that you will need about a foot of additional length to fit the car with the rack on (when folded)

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RTwrote a review of on September 3, 2014

5 5

My husband was the first to start running with this watch and after weeks of me asking him about our mileage and pace when out for a run together I finally gave in and ordered my very own Forerunner. This GPS watch is extremely easy to use right out of the box, it has a user friendly interface that lets you easily navigate to the different settings (history, settings, time, etc.) and also sync your activities to the phone app via Bluetooth. I am not a fast runner by any means, but this watch has helped me pick up the pace a bit and push myself on hills (of which there are many in Utah). The display is easy to read - I keep it on the display with miles, time, and pace so that I can quickly look down and check in on all my stats without tripping on anything or having to futz with buttons to see the different information - it is all right there on the main display. The watch is low profile so it doesn't feel bulky on my small lady wrists.
Lastly, I love that this watch allows you to choose whether you want sound, vibration, or both at each mile marker (my husband likes to have the sound on as a little celebration for each mile he runs - whereas I prefer the sound off with just the vibration to let me know as I complete each mile).

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RTwrote a review of on June 3, 2014

5 5

I recently decided to graduate from mountain biking with flat pedals to clipless pedals and spent a lot of time searching for hike-a-bike worthy shoes. I am extremely happy with these Mavic Zoyas. I typically wear a size 7.5 in most shoes but bought these in a 7.0 and I wouldn't be able to wear them any bigger.
They are comfortable and functional. In the summer we tend to ride our bikes to town, events, bars and having these shoes means that I don't have to click clack around when we get off our bikes and walk around these places.
As a newbie to the clipless scene these shoes feel secure and are easy to use.
I would definitely recommend these shoes!

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RTwrote a review of on May 3, 2014

5 5

I have a tiny head and tend to have to wear youth sizes in headwear - which in the past has meant big clunky/ugly kids helmets. But the XS/S Trabec helmet is perfect - I even have room to make it smaller if need be. I have a Smith Vantage ski helmet in Small which also lists the size as 51-54cm but I can never get that helmet tight enough or get it to stay tight enough. The Trabec has a lot more adjustability and it stays tight once you find the size you want. The visor is great in the hot Utah sun and the holes keep you nice and cool since this allows for a lot of venting.
I definitely recommend this helmet!

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RTwrote a review of on March 29, 2014

4 5

I got this to act as my work/travel laptop bag. It is TSA compliant, so you don't have to worry about pulling your laptop out to put through the scanners. The carbon twill color looks ultra classy, but the bag appears to be bombproof (my other messenger is also a Timbuk2, and it is almost 10 years old and in GREAT condition still). There is an absurd amount of pockets on this thing, to the point of being overkill. I'd almost need a crib sheet to remember where I put my stuff. I wouldn't put a full-sized desktop replacement laptop in here, but an ultrabook like a MB Air or a Lenovo X1 fits really well.

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RTwrote a review of on February 8, 2014

4 5

These socks are great for just about everything. My husband wore them with dress shoes one day, ran in them at lunch, and lounged in them all evening. Repeat the next day. They are just the right height. The only concern is the durability - after a few wearings there are pills forming on the heel. No holes yet, but it is something to keep an eye on (first reviewer has them unscatched after several months of use, so there is that). They seem to run a bit small, husband wears a size 10.5, and is comfortable in the small (he got the medium in the Merino Tec Ski Sock, and wanted them to be a bit snugger after a few wearings).

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RTwrote a review of on August 19, 2013

4 5

This is the first time I've run clipless on my mountain bike, and other than a few tip-overs where I forgot I was clipped in, it's going well. After a few rides, they have gotten easier to clip out of, but I'm not sure if that's due to the release mechanism loosening up, or the cleats wearing down (they seem VERY soft - which according to the product description, was intentional so that they wear instead of the pedals). The orange color adds just enough flash to your ride. As an FYI, the spindle is totally round, so plan on your pedal wrench being useless during installation. You'll need a big ol' allen wrench instead.

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RTwrote a review of on June 16, 2013

5 5

These things are great. They keep you hydrated, add some flavor to your water, and they are super portable. Drop one in a water bottle, or 2 in a hydration pack, and you are good to go. Just don't drop the nuun and seal your drinking vessel right away, as it fizzes pretty strongly. Also, if you are into hydrating yourself as you dehydrate yourself, the lemon/lime flavor mixes pretty well in a ghetto G&T for post-activity celebration.

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