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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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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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