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Re Wikstrom

Utah's Wasatch Mountains, Southern Utah desert, Idaho, Wyoming, British Columbia,

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Outdoor sports photographer- mostly skiing, biking, and camping with some misc. rafting, hiking, and trail running thrown in. Smile!

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Re Wikstromwrote a review of on March 25, 2016

4 5

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

So far, so good. These are a vast improvement over the XO Trails that we loved so much.
Little to no fade on long descents, great lever action, and much less of the angry turkeys than before.
Agree with the reviews that mention giving these a good bleed before the first use. Definitely worth it.

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Re Wikstromwrote a review of on March 25, 2016

5 5

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

Been riding clips for the past couple seasons but decided to switch it up a little this year. Also have a pair of the 510s with a larger collar but they get a little hot and feel heavy.
These shoes are super comfortable and the rubber is just as sticky as any other 510 shoe. Fit is just a litttttllee bit larger in length but perfect in width!

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Re Wikstromwrote a review of on March 24, 2016

5 5

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

These days there are a ton of options for droppers. Chose this one for a few reasons...
* Air/mechanical construction has been more reliable than hydraulic designs in my experience
* Fast, smooth operation
* Easy to maintain
* One downside is that the post lever is super unwieldy and crowds the bar, but that seems to be typical feedback at this point

Overall, love this dropper!

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Re Wikstromwrote a review of on March 24, 2016

5 5

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

DAKINE made these a couple years back and my boyfriend put them through the wringer. This version has a better pocket and vent design. Similar bike shorts are really thin (and breathable) but these are a little heavier without being hot. Super durable build and really comfortable. Waist size is true to fit.

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Re Wikstromwrote a review of on February 1, 2016

4 5

It's extremely difficult to find a bike short when your average pant size is a 14-16. Most XXL offerings are still made for a size 10 or 12. I was VERY happy to find these shorts from Terry. The length is perfect hitting a bit above the knee, but not so far up the thigh that you end up with "sausage links" and the waist band is a touch thick in back, but it lays smooth, and doesn't dig in. Seems to be one of the hardest things for designers to get right, so kudos to Terry for this!

I generally wear a 14 or 16 bottoms depending on the brand (which would be a L or XL in Terry), but according to the size chart for waist and hip measurement I would be an XXL or larger in Terry. That is what I bought, and they fit great.

I also love the matte fabric. It is soft and very comfortable.

The chamois is a bit thick for my liking, but I understand this is a touring short! And for the record, I generally prefer almost no padding, and that is extremely hard to find, so I'm probably a weirdo anomaly in that preference. Take this with a grain of salt.

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Re Wikstromwrote a review of on February 1, 2016

5 5

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

I picked these up for a 25 hr race that was expected to have cold nights. After looking at every other pair I kept these on account of the velco closure which makes the fit more adjustable. I have huge calves and found that the zip styles were only made for skinny legs. These worked out great for the night laps during the race.

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Re Wikstromwrote a review of on July 12, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Quite comfortable. Easy to install AND easy to remove. And the single sided lock-on design means you get to use the entire width of your handle bars, how novel!

You spend good money to upgrade to wider bars because it's cool, er... because of the performance and handling, so you might as well add a grip that let's you squeeze every ounce of benefit from those double-wide bars.

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Re Wikstromwrote a review of on June 10, 2015

4 5

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

My hands measure 8 in circumference and 7 inches tall. The Large fits, but is still a touch snug. I'm hoping they will loosen up as they get broken in.

otherwise they are comfortable and contour nicely to the hands. The fingers seem to have a particularly smart tailoring to them where the leather is curved in at the inside bends in the fingers (reduces the bulk of the leather when bending fingers/gripping).

And you gotta love the sweat rag fabric on the thumb. That is KEY for summer riding!

Update: after using for a few months, I have one update to mention... these are not super compatible with touch screens. I usually have to take them off. But otherwise, the polka dots trump that small issue, and I still love them.

Update 2: I love them so much that I bought a second pair when one of the first disappeared. Still loving them.

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Re Wikstromwrote a review of on November 8, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I think this light is great to use around town, helps other ppl/cars/cyclists see you. But is not a cheap replacement for a more powerful riding light.

I was also hoping to use it as a back-up light for mountain biking night rides.... I did not expect it to be bright enough for full speed, or even half speed, but it's only good for about a walking pace. It will get you out of dark trail eventually, but you'll probably be walking.

Otherwise, this light is great for it's real intended purpose. Also very small, light, easy to stash in a pack, and very easy to attach and remove for your bars. And great price!!!

I also used this around camp when I couldn't find my camping headlamp.

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Re Wikstromwrote a review of on November 8, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I would call this more of a luxury item, as any plastic bowl will do, but it sure is nice to have the magnetic tray to keep those small bits and pieces in check.

Loving it!

It's the little things in life... you know?

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