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johngchristwrote a review of on June 29, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

The option to switch between left and right entry is a plus. It feels well made and works great on my ibis mojo 3 with a 24 out camel back podium bottle. This also works better at holding http://www.backcountry.com/lezyne-flow-sl-cage.

The lezyne flow cage is easier to slide in a water bottle but doesn't hold a http://www.backcountry.com/camelbak-podium-water-bottle-24oz?s=as well as the wayside does.

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johngchristwrote a review of on May 28, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Bedding in new pads when they are installed is a critical step. The process transfers a small amount of pad material to the rotor and preps the pad surface for real-world braking. Don’t skip this step.

Pros
-Quieter
-Shorter break-in period
-More initial bite
-Prevent heat buildup
-Pushes heat back into the rotor

Cons
-Wear quicker
-Not as good in wet/muddy conditions

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johngchristwrote a review of on May 28, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Bedding in new pads when they are installed is a critical step. The process transfers a small amount of pad material to the rotor and preps the pad surface for real-world braking. Don’t skip this step.

Pros
-fade at a higher temperature than resin pads
-better performance in wet conditions
-last longer

Cons
-louder
-longer break-in time
-not as much initial bite
-heat is conducted through the caliper, not the rotor

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johngchristwrote a review of on May 28, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Not the lightest side entry but you can't beat the price. Haven't had a bottle pop out or any other issues.
You have to buy the right size that you want.

I have also used http://www.backcountry.com/blackburn-wayside-side-entry-cage Which can be flip flopped if you don't know which side you like better. It also holds a 24oz podium bottle better.

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johngchristwrote a review of on April 14, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Great box, lock is smooth, very easy to operate. Roomier than it looks in the pictures, easily fits four pairs of big skis, maybe more. Still low profile for gas mileage and garage clearance. Attachment system is super easy and tool free, very secure. Also it's compatible with any crossbars.

Pros:
-Easy, tool free installation
-Low profile but bigger than it looks
-Very smooth one-lock closure
-compatible with any crossbar
-More affordable than the bigger, fancier boxes
-Looks Great, especially on smaller cars


Cons:
-Not as roomy as the bigger boxes (plenty of room for my needs)
-Single sided opening (not a big deal to me)

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johngchristwrote a review of on March 29, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

make sure you get the right size stem, These bars only work with the 31.8mm stems and will not work with the 35mm stem. I have put these bars through some gnarly wrecks and they have come out surprisingly un touched. Also make sure to clamp your controls down to the correct torque.

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