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Will S.

Will S.wrote a review of on September 8, 2016

5 5

I got the Arundel OtherSideLoader for my Santa Cruz 5010 because the shock made it hard to pull a bottle straight out. This solved the problem 100%. It's now as easy to grab the bottle as on my road bike.

The bottle is held very securely. I have yet to lose a bottle out of it even on rough rocky trails. I used it for Leadville 100 with no issues what so ever.

Great product!

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Will S.wrote a review of on June 7, 2016

5 5

After many years using a powertap hub, I got the P1 Pedals so that I could more easily swap them between bikes. They have been great thus far.

It was super easy to pair them to the Kickr Elemnt, with two small caveats:
* The first time I tried, it only paired to one pedal (which I realized b/c my watt readings were roughly half what I thought they should have been). I tried again and it worked no problem
* 2nd issue is more of a Kickr Elemnt thing -- the Elemnt didn't have an option to set the crank length for my bike. Instead, I downloaded the Powertap App and used it to change the crank length from the factory 172.5mm to my 175mm.

Since then, they have worked flawlessly and I'm a fan.

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Will S.wrote a review of on June 7, 2016

5 5

I'm not sure why, but I bash my cranks on rocks a lot. So when I got fancy carbon cranks, these were a necessity. They have done absorbed a ton of abuse so far and don't seem any worse for the wear.

I got the black and they are discrete and you'll soon forget that they are there. Until your crank hits a rock, and then you'll be happy to have them.

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Will S.wrote a review of on June 7, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I'm a huge fan of the camelback bottle's nozzle. The insulation is nice too, but the nozzle is the key for me.

It is easy to drink from, but then actually seals off when locked. Like 100% sealed. As in, I can put it in my backpack with a computer and not worry about it. It's great.

One thing to note is that I've found it's much easier to "unlock" the cap while it's still in the cage, then pull it out and drink, rather than with traditional bottles where I "unlock" them with my teeth.

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Will S.wrote a review of on February 25, 2016

4 5

These socks have served me well for running, hiking, and just wearing around. They are easy to put on and have held up well through many wearings and washings. Personally, I like the feel of SmartWool socks a bit better (they seem to be just that tiny bit softer), but I'm happy with these and would consider buying another pair.

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Will S.wrote a review of on February 25, 2016

5 5

When I first got these glasses, I loved the fit (they stay on very well and are exceptionally light and comfortable), but I was concerned that the lenses weren't dark enough. Then I took them outside for a ski tour and as soon as they were in the sun, the lenses darkened to the perfect level to allow me to see without any eye strain. Super cool! I can wear them at night with not problem, or in the bright sun. Love it!

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Will S.wrote a review of on February 25, 2016

3 5

I have mixed feelings about these glasses. On the one hand, they look AWESOME (gotta love the '80s) and the optics are top notch. But they slip down my nose whenever I look down. So I guess if you always have your head level, or if your nose is more supportive than mine these would be awesome. But they lose some stars from my perspective. That said, I will wear them proudly until they fall off at a bad moment and get run over.

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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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