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Will S.wrote a review of on September 29, 2015

5 5

I'm on at least my 4th Giro Pneumo helmet at this point, and I don't really have any complaints. It gets the job done without being too flashy, which I definitely appreciate.

It also fits my relatively oblong head pretty well. I find that rounder helmets such as the POC models are too round, but this one fits nicely.

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Will S.wrote a review of on September 29, 2015

5 5

So I consider gloves to be optional equipment. This means that my mountain bike grips need to be soft on my hands even over rough terrain. The ESI Chunky Mountain Grip is the best that I've used. They absorb the shock from rough trails without leaving raw spots on my glove-less hands (which traditional rubber grips often do).

Highly recommended.

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Will S.wrote a review of on September 29, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

In addition to being very small / compact, I really love that you can control the flow of CO2 coming out of the Portland Designs Shiny Object inflater. And if you haven't used *all* of the CO2 in a cartridge, you can still stash it in your pocket while still attached to the cartridge in case you need to top off a slow leak later down the road.

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Will S.wrote a review of on September 29, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I'm a fan of this shirt! I'm 6' 1" and 180lbs, and a Large fits very well, trim but not tight. I really appreciate that the shirt is cut long, which works well with my long torso. I'm also generally a fan of merino wool.

My one complaint is that some of the seams are unravelling even after just a couple months of wear. I've been machine washing but hang drying, so I would have expected it to be more durable.

That said, still a good shirt and I continue to wear it regularly.

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Will S.wrote a review of on September 29, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

These are good gloves that I enjoy wearing for cross country riding in the summer. It's pretty thin, both on the palm and back, so it works well for cross country riding, but doesn't have the level of protection for riders who are pinning it and expecting to crash. But for someone like me who errs on the side of not wearing gloves at all, they do pretty well. And the Competitive Cyclist graphics are a bonus.

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Will S.wrote a review of on September 29, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I run the Rocket Ron as the rear tire on my Santa Cruz 5010 for riding on the mostly-dirt trails around Park City. First and foremost, they have incredible traction. I previously rode Saguaros on a 29" bike, and there was a marked improvement, especially on slightly loose, steep switchbacks.

The drawback is that I only made it through half the summer before needing a new tire. Some of the knobs had broken off, and I found I was getting a fair number of flats.

But when it came time to get a new rear tire, I still went back to the Rocket Ron 'cause the grip was so good!

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Will S.wrote a review of on September 9, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

My wife snagged one of these bottles from a Tour of Utah feed zone last year, and it's now the only bottle that I ever use. The nozzle is outstanding -- in "locked" mode, it doesn't leak at all. I can keep it in my backpack with computer, clothes, etc. and don't worry about it all.

When drinking, there's great flow and the bottle is easy to squeeze.

This is the best bottle ever. Seriously.

One suggestion when you use it on the bike -- when you reach down to grab the bottle from its cage, go ahead and switch it into "drink" mode while it's still in the cage. It's super quick and easy to do at that point, but it's awkward to do if you're holding the bottle in one hand.

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Will S.wrote a review of on September 9, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

What a great rack. I used it for a recent road trip to California and it performed very well. It was super easy to get the bikes on and off, and it is built like a tank.

My one complaint is that it is heavy when taking it on / off the car, but that's also what makes it so sturdy, so I call it a fair trade. No wonder everyone in Park City has one ....

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Will S.wrote a review of on August 7, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I just bought my 3rd Selle SMP Evolution saddle, and I am definitely a big fan. The design relieves pressure, but I still find it to be comfortable in a wide variety of positions. In particularly excels as you rotate your hips forward into more of a TT position. No more numbness.

The construction quality is also very good. I still ride one that has been everywhere with me since 2008.

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Will S.wrote a review of on August 7, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is a very solid GPS for biking. I appreciate the highly customizable screens, and it has worked like a charm for me so far. The real time speed is very accurate and distances have measured consistently across my rides. I also love the ability to sync to my iphone via bluetooth, so I never have to worry about doing any sort of manual uploads.

My main complaint is that the interface is not as slick as it ought to be. For example, you can't "delete all" rides from memory -- you have to go through and delete every single one (which takes ~5 taps for each one). Additionally, I really want to be able to swipe between screens rather than have to tap a small button. I've clearly been spoiled by iphones, but I still expect better.

Overall, it does it's job well. Definitely would recommend it for someone looking for a solid training tool, especially for road biking. Though I haven't yet tried the new 520 ...

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Will S.wrote a review of on August 26, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I'm definitely a fan of these shorts. They're average length (not SUPER short) which gives good sun protection. The built-in briefs are also very supportive, which can be good or bad, depending on your preferences (I like it). I've bought 3 pairs now. They also have a good sized pocket which can fit 3-4 gels, a cliff bar or even an iPhone (but the phone is a little heavy for them).

They've also held up well over the last year of use. So good on durability

Al in all, good shorts!

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