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Will S.

Will S.

Will S.

Will S.wrote a review of on January 1, 2017

4 5

The Capo M90 bibs are super comfortable -- on par with Assos, Castelli, or Giordana. The urban camo styling is also pretty slick if you can find the right jersey (though not everything will work).

Overall, it's the quality that you would expect from Capo in a pretty cool package.

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Will S.

Will S.wrote a review of on January 1, 2017

5 5

The Avex Recharge bottle is very well insulated and easy to use. It has yet to leak even a little bit (I keep it full in my backpack) and additionally has a trigger / button for sipping safely in the car -- it works better than I had expected.

In addition to typical morning use, I've started using it to bring tea on ski tours which has been game changing -- try it.

Best of all, I've been washing the top and the bottom in the dishwasher for months now with no problem. After researching on the Avex website, I was confused about whether it was dishwasher safe, so I called the Avex customer support line. They said that the coating might flake off over time in the dishwasher (hasn't happened to me yet though), but the vacuum insulation and functionality would be just fine.

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Will S.

Will S.wrote a review of on January 1, 2017

5 5

My wife was skeptical about Hoka's because they look ... well ... different. But she's been converted to a believer (which I already was) after running and hiking in the Clifton 2's. They're VERY lightweight, which is surprising given the level of cushioning.

Although designed for road use, she's bee using them on trails and is very happy with the level of traction. She used them recently to scramble around sand stone in Moab and they gripped well while maintaining comfort (biggest challenge on steep slopes is that there's a bit of play with the thick sole).

Her first day was a 6 mile hike, and they were comfortable with no blisters. Comfy!!

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Will S.

Will S.wrote a review of on January 1, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Fairly slim fitting (but not tight), I liked the green ("caper") Arc'Teryx a2b polo shirt enough that I went back and bought the lighter grey color ("Hemingray).

I'm personally a huge fan of the comfort and wicking of Merino Wool and this shirt continues that tradition. The shoulders are are a denser polyester material, which adds cool styling without taking away from the Merino Wool performance.

It fits true to size. I'm 6' 1", 180lbs and Medium is fitted but not tight. I especially love that the torso of the Medium is still quite long, which can be a problem for folks of my build.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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