Sean McQuillen

Sean McQuillen

Sean McQuillen

Sean McQuillenwrote a review of on April 8, 2009

5 5

I've used the Fire XC Pro 2.1 for a long time. It's been a great tire on all surfaces that I've had occasion to use it on - dry hardpack, wet and slick midwestern woods, loose/rocky Moab soil, even on grass dual-slalom courses. The rounded profile provides excellent predictability going into corners, and the stiff side tread provides great hold when you lean it over a little too far.

And the red rubber on the sides looks pretty cool, too.

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Sean McQuillen

Sean McQuillenwrote a review of on April 8, 2009

5 5

Got this vest to wear on the morning bike commute, and found that it is the perfect addition for winter/spring running as well...it is the perfect piece to take the chill off the cold morning while still allowing heat to escape when you get moving. I usually wear over a midweight base layer down to 25 deg F, or over a lightweight base layer up to about 40-45 and stay very comfortable at the beginning and throughout my workouts.

Also, the screaming yellow color provides excellent visibility in all lighting conditions - key when running or riding in urban environments.

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Sean McQuillen

Sean McQuillenwrote a review of on April 8, 2009

5 5

I own a pair of the M225's, which I think is just an older version of this shoe. Excellent fit - I have a very wide forefoot and narrow heel/achilles tendon. Once I put SuperFeet insoles in them, my heel is cupped very securely in the heel pocket without any slippage.

The combination of ratchet/velcro allows for excellent and secure fine-tuning of fit, and the tread (with removable toe spikes) provides excellent traction.

This is my only pair of bike shoes - they perform equally well on the trail, during the bike commute, on long road rides, or during triathlon races (well, they could be a little easier to get on in transition during a tri, but they weren't designed for that purpose). The stiff carbon sole gives me great power transmission for all activities, without killing my feet.

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