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WesB

Salt Lake City,Park City,Moab,Zion,Bryce Canyon,Brevard,NC

WesB's Passions

Snow Skiing
Road Biking
Mountain Biking
Cyclocross

WesB's Bio

My name is Wes and I am a csutomer account manager for Competitive Cyclist/Backcoutry.com. I spent 42 years in NC before moving to Utah in 2011. My background is in law enforcement where i spent 20 yrs as a cop in NC,assigned to the bicycle patrol unit. I was also the president of the Law Enforcement Bicycle Association, which sets standards for bicycle patrol training around the world. I spent my last 6 years in NC racing for the Giordana/Cliffbar cycling team and also coaching for USA Cycling.
I have a very diverse cycling background and love all facets of the sport so do not hesitate to contact me for gear questions or cycling advise. If you are ever in SLC Utah hit me up!
801-736-6396 x 4074

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WesBwrote a review of on June 29, 2016

5 5

The Switchblade originally was a 26r designed by bike genius and founder of Pivot-Chris Cocalis. Even way back then the frame was designed as a trail bike meant to be a do it all frame. Flash forward to 2016-same idea but definitely a more modern design.
This bike can switch between a 29r and an 27.5+ wheels (recommend 2.8-3.25 tire widths) so its like having 2 bikes in one. Run it was a nimble trail 29r in the warmer months and throw the 27.5+ for an awesome winter shredding machine.The 16.5" chain stays makes this bike super agile in either platform and boost makes it extremely laterally stiff.
We currently have some stock available in both the 27.5 and 29r platform. If you have specific questions with this bike feel free to reach out to me direct. I'm always happy to help!
Wes Branham- Account Manager Bike
801-204-4542
wbranham@competitivecyclist.com

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WesBwrote a review of on June 29, 2016

5 5

The Switchblade originally was a 26r designed by bike genius and founder of Pivot-Chris Cocalis. Even way back then the frame was designed as a trail bike meant to be a do it all frame. Flash forward to 2016-same idea but definitely a more modern design.
This bike can switch between a 29r and an 27.5+ wheels (recommend 2.8-3.25 tire widths) so its like having 2 bikes in one. Run it was a nimble trail 29r in the warmer months and throw the 27.5+ for an awesome winter shredding machine.The 16.5" chain stays makes this bike super agile in either platform and boost makes it extremely laterally stiff.
We currently have some stock available in both the 27.5 and 29r platform. If you have specific questions with this bike feel free to reach out to me direct. I'm always happy to help!
Wes Branham- Account Manager Bike
801-204-4542
wbranham@competitivecyclist.com

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WesBwrote a review of on June 29, 2016

5 5

The Switchblade originally was a 26r designed by bike genius and founder of Pivot-Chris Cocalis. Even way back then the frame was designed as a trail bike meant to be a do it all frame. Flash forward to 2016-same idea but definitely a more modern design.
This bike can switch between a 29r and an 27.5+ wheels (recommend 2.8-3.25 tire widths) so its like having 2 bikes in one. Run it was a nimble trail 29r in the warmer months and throw the 27.5+ for an awesome winter shredding machine.The 16.5" chain stays makes this bike super agile in either platform and boost makes it extremely laterally stiff.
We currently have some stock available in both the 27.5 and 29r platform. If you have specific questions with this bike feel free to reach out to me direct. I'm always happy to help!
Wes Branham- Account Manager Bike
801-204-4542
wbranham@competitivecyclist.com

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WesBwrote a review of on June 21, 2016

5 5

One of the better deals out there on a proven 29r. This bike performs very well with just enough travel to mix it up in more techy terrain. The component make up is very good but these are custom builds so they can be upgraded or swapped. If you need assistance feel free to reach out to me direct.

Wes Branham-Account Manager-Bike
801-736-6396 x 4074
wbranham@competitivecyclist.com

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WesBwrote a review of on June 6, 2016

Wow-very impressed!
5 5

I just recently picked up the new SB 4.5 and really love this bike! Ive always had more XC type 29rs so was a little hesitant on switching over to more travel and slackness. My fears soon vanished after the first ride. This trail 29r is extremely well rounded. It climbs as well as any XC bike out there and absolutely rips on the downhill. The new boost spacing makes the bike very laterally stiff as well which also allows for a shorter wheelbase making the bike very agile and responsive.The bike has a very balanced geometry as well. I'm 5'10 and sized up to a large which felt as though it was custom made for me. This bike is highly recommended for any die hard 29r fan out there. Performance is the key and Yeti nailed it.



If you have specific questions with the bike Im always happy to help. Feel free to reach out to me direct!

Wes Branham- Account Manager

801-204-4542

wbranham@competitivecyclist.com

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WesBwrote a review of on June 6, 2016

Wow-very impressed!
5 5

I just recently picked up the new SB 4.5 and really love this bike! Ive always had more XC type 29rs so was a little hesitant on switching over to more travel and slackness. My fears soon vanished after the first ride. This trail 29r is extremely well rounded. It climbs as well as any XC bike out there and absolutely rips on the downhill. The new boost spacing makes the bike very laterally stiff as well which also allows for a shorter wheelbase making the bike very agile and responsive.The bike has a very balanced geometry as well. I'm 5'10 and sized up to a large which felt as though it was custom made for me. This bike is highly recommended for any die hard 29r fan out there. Performance is the key and Yeti nailed it.

If you have specific questions with the bike Im always happy to help. Feel free to reach out to me direct!
Wes Branham- Account Manager
801-204-4542
wbranham@competitivecyclist.com

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WesBwrote a review of on June 3, 2016

5 5

One of the better gravel grinders out there. Well suited for dirt riding but also extremely comfortable for road rides as well. We can make minor part swaps on these builds. We also have an X-Trail Sram Force 1 x11 version available as well. If you have general questions feel free to reach out to me direct. Im always happy to help!
Wes Branham-Account Manager
801-204-4542
wbranham@competitivecyclist.com

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WesBwrote a review of on May 31, 2016

5 5

This is one of the better performing all mountain steeds we offer. It climbs and descends amazingly and feels very playful on the trail. The new boost makes the bike very laterally stiff as well so the power transfers are amazing. We can also custom build this bike so you can get it the way you want it-often times with upgraded components. Let me know if you have specific questions or would like a quote.
Wes Branham-Account Manager-Bike
801-204-4542
wbranham@competitivecyclist.com

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WesBwrote a review of on May 25, 2016

5 5

This bike recently was honored for bike of the year through Bike Radar and a few other cycling publications. The reviews speak for themselves. The kit calculator may not show all available options for a custom build and can be a bit tricky in configuring but if we have it on the site we can build it. Often times we have items not listed on the site as well. If you need help in configuring this bike feel free to contact me direct. I'm always happy to oblige!

Wes- Account Manager-Bike
wbranham@competitivecyclist.com
801-736-6396 x 4074

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WesBwrote a review of on May 25, 2016

5 5

I had a chance to demo this bike several times in Moab,UT at Outerbike and I really loved the ride quality. This is Pivots lightest frame ever,5.1 lbs in a medium. Even though the bike is extremely lightweight it never felt flexy on the trail making for a very stable platform to crank on. With a relatively short wheel base and a fairly slack head tube angle-68.2 with the 120mm fork i felt it opened up the bike a bit allowing for quick,flick-able turns on the trail and super fast bombing descents. In other words you are not pigeon holed into an XC bike as it is well suited for all mountain terrain too. To sum it up this bike is a very versatile, well rounded steed that's very light weight and responsive on the trail. It definitely left me with a smile on my face and I am 100% sure you will have the same reaction.

We can also custom build this bike often times with better components for around the same price. Hit me up for details.

Wes Branham- Account Manager-Bike
801-204-4042
wbranham@competitivecyclist.com

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WesBwrote a review of on May 25, 2016

5 5

I had a chance to demo this bike several times in Moab,UT at Outerbike and I really loved the ride quality. This is Pivots lightest frame ever,5.1 lbs in a medium. Even though the bike is extremely lightweight it never felt flexy on the trail making for a very stable platform to crank on. With a relatively short wheel base and a fairly slack head tube angle-68.2 with the 120mm fork i felt it opened up the bike a bit allowing for quick,flick-able turns on the trail and super fast bombing descents. In other words you are not pigeon holed into an XC bike as it is well suited for all mountain terrain too. To sum it up this bike is a very versatile, well rounded steed that's very light weight and responsive on the trail. It definitely left me with a smile on my face and I am 100% sure you will have the same reaction.

Wes Branham- Account Manager-Bike
801-204-4042
wbranham@competitivecyclist.com

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WesBwrote a review of on May 16, 2016

5 5

One of the better XC type bikes we have. This is a custom build so components can be added or swapped. We can also do this build in a Shimano XT 1x11 group as well. Feel free to reach out to me direct if you need help configuring or have general questions. Always happy to help!

Wes Branham- Account Manager-Bike
801-204-4542
wbranham@competitivecyclist.com

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WesBwrote a review of on May 9, 2016

5 5

This is a great all around bike-well suited for all types of riding. It has a slightly more relaxed geometry so very comfortable in doing longer distances on the bike and the CV technology makes it very smooth on the road. If you need help configuring this bike or have general questions with it fell free to reach out to me direct!
Wes Branham- Account Manager-Bike
801-204-4542
wbranham@competitivecyclist.com

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