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matt

matt

Wasatch, Moab, Zion, Uintas

matt's Bio

Snowboarding. Mtn Biking. Backpacking. Hiking. intro to fishing.

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mattwrote a review of on February 4, 2016

3 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

gifted, so I can't offer much of a review. My bro-inlaw got this for training for the leadville 100. I would assume it would work great, but I'll have to get some feedback once it gets warmer as the other reviews are worrying me.

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mattwrote a review of on September 23, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I finally upgraded from my 2012 Rocky Mountain Slayer. I wanted to go to 27.5, and get a 1x. After looking at my options and reading up on some bikes I went with the Nomad. I couldn't be happier. The bike came built ready from the guys at Backcountry/Competitive. They had this thing dialed, other than minor adjustments of my tires and suspension this thing was good to go.
I notice a little bit more of a slack geometry compared to my RM, but only on the descents, and that's not a bad thing. This thing climbs like a champ, I notice the bigger wheels immediately and I climb and roll over things easier.
Coming down I feel more sturdy and in control. It has handled everything I've thrown at it. Would recommend this bike to anyone. I do miss the granny gears a 2x could offer, but that is few and far between. Only on steeper longer climbs.

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mattwrote a review of on August 19, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

For my mtn bike ride that lasts 45min, this does great! I put a couple cubes of ice to keep it extra cool. By the time I'm done the ice has melted but the liquid is refreshing. For longer rides I still get to the point where the water is air temp, but it's much better than my non-insulated water bottle that was warm by the time I hit the trail head and was undrinkable after an hour. Keep the top unlocked so you can just squeeze while you ride, easy to twist while I ride if I do keep it locked.

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mattwrote a review of on August 19, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

It does what it should. Easy to use! I like the dial display being raised, you can mark your desired PSI with a red ring (doesn't hold too well) but it's easy to see your target as you pump. Easy to put on the valves. For the price it's worth it.

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mattwrote a review of on June 29, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've been using some older Fox Ranger, I like the rangers but I needed some new shorts. These are heavier duty, which I like on most days. The super hot days I'm going to need something lighter and more breathable. The pocket space is ideal.
The stretch on these is awesome I really like the way they feel.
The removable liner is a plus for me. then i don't have to wear my chammy out and about

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mattwrote a review of on March 25, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I used to wear some Fox freeride shoes.. bought them in '09 and they've lasted pretty well until now. The rubber was pretty good and I'd only occasionally slip off my pedal.
Finally I tried the five-ten... I should have switched sooner. The grip on these is insane. They fit true to size and I went on a 14mile single track ride to break these in and they were not uncomfortable right out of the box. I haven't had a sole problem yet, but I haven't been on any rowdy/flow trails yet. Hiking slick trails isn't ideal with these on. Climbing and going through some choppy trails and tree roots these cling to my pedal without an issue.

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