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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.

Shawn Craig

Shawn Craigwrote a review of on December 7, 2016

4 5

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

The current sale price on this can't be beat for the jacket/jersey your getting. If you're familiar it fit's tight like most Castelli items, but I found the size chart to be true to size for me. I just received it and did one ride with a long sleeve base layer and this jacket at 36 degrees. I was comfortable. If it were to dip below freezing, I would add another layer.

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Shawn Craigwrote a review of on November 1, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've had this bike for about a month and a half now. I traded up from a Pivot Mach 429 and have been very pleased. It rides a bit different and took some getting used to but I've been very pleased.

I would generally consider myself a trail rider who dabbles in some XC endurance racing. This bike is relatively light and it's easy to put in the miles. It excelles riding both downhill and uphill. Santa Cruz knocked it out of the park with this bike.

I'm 6'0" and fall right on the border of the L and XL (just a heads up the sizing chart listed on this page is not correct and the correct chart can be found on Santa Cruz's site). Based off the measurements for current bikes I own, I opted to go with the L. This has proven to be the correct choice.

I'll likely upgrade to Industry 9 wheels but have been relatively pleased with the DT340/Easton Rim combo. I initially identified this as weak point that has actually turned out to be a serviceable wheel set.

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Shawn Craig

Shawn Craigwrote a review of on November 1, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I recently broke my original Forefront helmet in a crash and replaced it with the MIPS version. It has all the great features of the forefront like sunglasses retaining system and excellent ventilation. But includes an internal MIPS chassis.

Highly recommend

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Shawn Craig

Shawn Craigwrote a review of on November 1, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I just replaced my lower bearing and race on a 3 year old mountain bike. This slid right in and works flawlessly. Immediately removed the creak that I had diagnosed. Cane Creek is currently making some of the best headset components out there.

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Shawn Craig

Shawn Craigwrote a review of on November 1, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

It seems like most long sleeve jerseys generally tend to be thermal. This is made of a pretty standard fabric and is very comfortable. Works great from mid 50s up to low 60s in sunny conditions. This is exactly what I was looking for. It does fit a bit large. I bought the XL in line with other DeMarchi jerseys that I own and probably could have done with a L.

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Shawn Craig

Shawn Craigwrote a review of on November 1, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is my third Ergon saddle and second of this specific model. I've had success with their saddles and appreciate that they come in multiple widths. I fit well on a M. It's very comfortable and I can ride for a long time without any issues from being seated.

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Shawn Craig

Shawn Craigwrote a review of on September 19, 2016

2 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I purchased this shock pump as it was small and light. However, the quality is poor. The seals that ensure pressure is maintained in the system failed, letting all of the air out of my shock in a very inconvenient spot. I tried to put it back to together but it was done. Can't recommend anything that may leave you caught out on a ride.

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Shawn Craig

Shawn Craigwrote a review of on September 12, 2016

2 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

So the tires rode great right out of the start. However, they durability on these tires is pretty poor. Due to an injury this summer I probably have less that 150 miles on these and I have side knobs that are separating from the tire in a bad way. I've talked with a few other friends who have had the same issue. I know it's a relatively new tire design for Maxxis and hopefully they get it right going forward. As of right now, I would not repurchase.

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Shawn Craigwrote a review of on July 27, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This has been a great tire and I've ridden everything from pavement to loose gravel. It definitely excels on well graded packed gravel roads and pavement. The 35c width offers pretty good cushion when things get a little rough. Although the 120 TPI version would probably be a bit more supple. These tires appear to be durable as hell and are showing very little wear.

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Shawn Craigwrote a review of on July 27, 2016

2 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These bibs are pretty good. They're definitely not the most comfortable but not terrible. The POC logo on the rear of the left leg pealed off on the first ride. This doesn't really bother me but it may others. For the price, I'd probably buy something different knowing what I know now.

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