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Ryan Conklin

Ryan Conklinwrote a review of on August 18, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Great fit on these: They mold to your foot! With the expected Smart Wool quality. Smart wool socks are an investment: Spend the money now and four years from now you'll be bragging to your friends how your socks are four years old and still rocking!

Sz 13 shoe and XL is perfect size.

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Ryan Conklin

Ryan Conklinwrote a review of on August 17, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

After using this light for half a dozen morning rides, I have to say I'm very pleased.

I went with the Danger Zone, rather than comparable models, because the DZ runs on AAA batteries. This means I can throw two AAAs in my stash pocket along with tubes, and multi-tool, and if my batteries dies, I can swap them out and won't end up a deadman. For extra credit, I use rechargeable AAA batteries making this a no-brainer for me, since USB charging ports are not mega durable on small electronics in general (and inconvenient when 20 miles from home and the battery dies...Now what you gunna do?)

Another reason I went with the DZ light is the presence of two bulbs, which allows the light to double-team a driver's attention, making it more effective than a single bulb's dance. And, these bulbs are NOT SO bright that you'll scorch the retinas of the guy/gal behind you if riding in a group, so no worries there. Also, the three light modes are all I could ask for: a simple alternating top-bottom-top-bottom mode, a crazy schizo mode, and a steady stay-on mode give me all I need.

Finally, I'm uber pleased with the mounting system, the STAYPUTNIK! It is easy to use to mount the light (not tools required), it's fast (probably 2-3 seconds to install or remove), and secure (it doesn't move around, but you can make micro-adjustments with your hand if needed). The mount is great and makes it even easier to fall in love with this light.

If you're hesitant to drop $35 on a light, just remember you can't put a price on safety, and, ER visits can be terrifyingly pricey. Do it!

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Ryan Conklinwrote a review of on May 29, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Since ordering this jersey my cycling efforts have required purchasing several more jerseys, and I still go back to this one as my favorite for the simple reason that it fits very well and is very light (great for hot rides in New Mexico).

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Ryan Conklinwrote a review of on May 26, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've put around 300 miles on these tires so far and have yet to suffer a single flat. I ride in the desert southwest, too, where spiky plants and "goat head thorns" (google it) are as common on roadways as cigarette butts in the parking lot at the Kentucky Derby. My previous tires regularly suffered the wrath of spiky street gangs, and I usually had a flat every 50 miles or so.

I've romped more times than I would like to admit through loose gravel stretches laden with pointy glass shards, spiny goat heads, and chunks of broken rock--a gauntlet that my gators have guided gallantly with no flats to date.

Also, I think these tires ride just as fast as my previous, lighter tires, as my average speed hasn't dipped. So far, I love them.

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