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Shawn Craig

Shawn Craig

Alta,Snowbird,BCC,LCC, Southern UT, Any Mt Bike Trail

Shawn Craig's Bio

Love skiing, mountain biking, hiking, backpacking and pretty much any outdoor activity. Recently I have really gotten into running rivers and have also just started to get back into running following some knee surgeries.

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Shawn Craig

Shawn Craigwrote a review of on April 20, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

If you're looking for a very well made bomber bike glove this is it. These are made very sturdy and have light padding on the palm. Sizing is true and if you click on the link, they have a printable hand sizer. Also, if you currently own any Hestra gloves, check the size on them and it will translate to these. They have a great absorbent thumb for wiping away sweat and for your nose. My only concern is that they are sort of thick and might be warm on hot days. I've only ridden with them this spring and max temp has been not much more than 70 degrees.

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Shawn Craigwrote a review of on April 15, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

From bike shoes to ski boots, I don't have a wide foot per se but my foot tends to be higher volume. These shoes are great and give the room I need.

This is my second pair of Cove HV and I love that Giro has finally come around to a Vibram Rubber sole and has added rubber reinforcement to areas of the shoe (heel, toe, and along the lower edge where the upper meets the sole). The EC70 soles are plenty stiff for my liking.

My previous pair last 3 years and I expect with the upgrades these will last twice as long.

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Shawn Craigwrote a review of on April 14, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I had a pair of Code HV from few years ago. They were fantastic. This one has some significant updates, the best of which is the vibram sole. No more slipping on rocks. Also, they have added some rubber pieces to genaral high wear areas such as the toe and then along specific places where the sole

I seem to fall between the regular sizing and the HV (high volume) sizing with Giro. I have generally opted for the HV option for more comfort. I don't generally have a wide fit in other footwear. I do notice in Ski boots I generally benefit from a 100+ mm last.

I'm sure these as great as the HV. If you have issues with these feeling tight or narrow give the HV a shot.

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Shawn Craigwrote a review of on April 14, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I tried these and really wanted them. Unfortunately, they are slightly too narrow for my feet. First, they are clearly well made. They come with an shoe bag, cleats and cleat wrench as well as the Giro standard interchangeable arch supports.
They look great and the laces feel great. I only wish they made this in an HV version like they do the code.
If you're worried about what to do with the laces, each shoes has an elastic lace holder on the tounge.
I can attest to how they ride but if they're anything like other Giro shoes, I'm sure they're great.

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Shawn Craigwrote a review of on April 11, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I put this on my Pivot 429 and changed out my Fox 32. This fork is much more stout and you can feel the difference in how the bike tracks. The charger damper is as good as damper I've used before. It seems to work much better than the Fox in hard out of the saddle efforts. The fox used to seem to bog down and this stands tall. Also, notice that it far less active under braking. When pointed down hill it eats up terrain for a 120 mm fork. Like the additional offset also.

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Shawn Craigwrote a review of on April 11, 2016

3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I wear through most socks pretty quickly. I like these but they're thin and I don't think it will be too long before they're done. The coolmax material does a great job of moving moisture and keeping my feet cool on ride. I would actually recommend the Defeet D-Logo double cuff. They seem to be a bit thicker but still do a great job of keeping feet cooler. Ultimately, I think the double cuffs will last longer.

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Shawn Craigwrote a review of on April 11, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I generally wear a L glove. These fit very small and I ended up going with an XL. They're well made gloves and have a small amount of gel padding in the heel of the palm.

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Shawn Craigwrote a review of on April 6, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I just replaced my original SRAM GXP BB92 on my Pivot Mach 429C. I run it with XX1. The original lasted 3 years and I'm basically replacing with the same thing. At a cost of $30.00 this is extremely reasonable. The bottom bracket is reliable and works well.

I'm reticent to pay a lot of money for high end press fit BBs. Mainly because if they do have issues, they're a pain to get out. This BB fits the bill for both reliability and cost.

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Shawn Craigwrote a review of on April 4, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I'm not sure it's necessary to worry about what hand dominant you are with water bottle cages. I use this one on my Pivot 429 because the side loading from the right works best with the suspension linkage. This cage is light weight, looks great and securely holds the water bottle.

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Shawn Craigwrote a review of on April 4, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I ended up returning these because they were too big. They are listed as semi slim which they definitely are not. The sizing chart indicated that I should buy an XL and I definitely should have purchased a M or L.

Other than that the look and feel really nice. I didn't repurchase because I ordered 4 pair with the idea I would return a couple. I wouldn't have any issues recommending these shorts just take heed that the sizing and the fit aren't completely accurate.

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Shawn Craigwrote a review of on March 22, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

What can you say about the Thomson X4 stem. It's an extremely reliable high quality stem. Any bike I've ever had, has immediately been changed to a Thomson stem.

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