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Chris

Chris

Park City, Utah

Chris's Passions

Road Biking
Mountain Biking

Chris's Bio

Snowboarder with a bike racing problem.
Bike Apparel Buyer at CompetitiveCyclist.com

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Chris

Chriswrote a review of on September 22, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I was a huge fan of the air attack. Not because of goofy looks but the fit! The Roc Loc Air, which was introduced on the Air Attack, is seamless and reduces all pressure points on the front of your head.

Where the Synthe goes one step further is introducing more ventilation holes on the exterior, while still maintaining the aerodynamic feel which originated on the Air Attack. From high speeds to low speeds, air can enter, and exit, leaving your head feeling happy during summer months.

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Chriswrote a review of on September 22, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I gave these socks to my girlfriend after telling her Swiftwicks are the only socks I ride in. After a few months of use and a second pair she now has the same opinion as me.
Never lose their shape and made in the USA!

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Chriswrote a review of on September 17, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I own multiple pairs of the Swift Wick socks and I keep coming back for the consistency and durability. Ive never had the Aspire blow out, ever, or get loose. On the flip side, the compression that keeps them together is not overbearing.
Made in the USA is also a great reason to purchase.

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Chriswrote a review of on September 17, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This tire was recommended to me for its durability and tread pattern.
Its perfect for just about any condition and is impossible to flat.
I also like how fast it seals up. It is a little on the heavy side but not enough to notice while riding.
I'd also recommend flipping the tread pattern,opposite recommended direction, in the back for better descending.

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Chrisposted an image about on September 3, 2015

MatchMaker

The ENVE computer mount is a nice little gadget for your Strava hunting computer, IF you use the ENVE road stem. Installation was easy, and I like the dead-ahead mounting of my Garmin Edge 510. What I don't like; the extra long bolts supplied that allow you to mount this to your ENVE stem should be titanium, like the ones you take out.

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Chrisposted an image about on July 13, 2015

Speed and Ventilation

In my past experiences with helmets speed has always come with a sacrifice in comfort and ventilation. After three months of use I can now say the Protone has blown that preconceived notion. The most notable difference compared to other aero products is the forehead ventilation and padding system, you can actually feel the air coming in! In addition, I found the multi-axis fit system to be very helpful when customizing contact points.
The only draw back I found was the limited size range, although I fit a small to a medium in most brands and the medium Protone fits me well.

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Chriswrote a review of on June 19, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

When I pick a bike I always want something that will offer me something new. New components, drive-train, carbon advancements, etc. New is fun and watching the bike industry make changes is exciting like watching new F1 or Rally Car advancements. But, there are some things that shouldn't change.
A bike should still ride like a bike; Climbing, descending, cornering, accelerating. It may seem cliche to say it, but there is a formula that works and it should be predictable.

I took my first ride on the Empire on 'The Empire Pass,' where most grades range from 15-20%. The Empire exceeded my expectations on climbing/comfort and was like on a train-on-rails descending a road I should probably go slower on.

Empire Strava Segment - Tour of Utah Stage
http://www.strava.com/segments/746153

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