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WesB

WesB

Salt Lake City,Park City,Moab,Zion,Bryce Canyon,Brevard,NC

WesB's Passions

Snow Skiing
Road Biking
Mountain Biking

WesB's Bio

My name is Wes and i am a sales associate for Competitive Cyclist/Backcoutry.com. i spent 42 years in NC before moving to Utah. My background is in law enforcement where i spent 20 yrs as a cop in NC,assigned to the bicycle patrol unit. I was also the president of the Law Enforcement Bicycle Association, which sets standards for bicycle patrol training around the world. i spent my last 6 years in NC racing for the Giordana/Cliffbar cycling team and also coaching for USA Cycling.
I have a very diverse cycling background and love all facets of the sport so do not hesitate to contact me for gear questions or cycling advise. If you are ever in SLC Utah hit me up!
801-736-6396 x 4074

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WesBwrote a review of on July 3, 2015

5 5

I was happy to see that we are carrying Ellsworth bikes now as I had a chance to throw a leg over one of these at dealer camp and had a blast on it. My initial impressions of the bike were great. On to ride quality: The bike is very well suited for XC type riding and is definitely an epic ride kinda bike. Although I didn't spend a ton of time riding it I felt the bike was very comfortable for spending extended hours in the saddle. Even though it is on the comfort end of mtn bikes it actually climbed well with very little bouncing of the suspension. Due to the longer wheelbase of the bike Its pretty relaxed on long flowy type trails and decends extremely well. Even though the wheel base is a bit long it still handles pretty well in tight, twisty singletrack. To sum it up the bike is super fun to ride and left me wanting to explore more on it. We only have a limited number of these so i would recommend picking one up before the disappear.

This is a custom build and the components chosen are well suited for the bike but could also do this build with a 1x11 set up.If you choose we can swap or upgrade components as well. If you need help or guidance feel free to reach out to me direct. We always have the best prices and service anywhere. wbranham@competitivecyclist.com or 801-736-6396 x 4074

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WesBwrote a review of on July 3, 2015

5 5

I recently purchased one of these for my wife and I am extremely please with the ride quality and component group. The bike is super comfortable for doing longer distance riding yet snappy and responsive in quick accelerations. It also climbs very well. At this price point its an amazing deal for the quality received and I would definitely recommend this bike to anyone looking for a higher end bike on a budget.

*** These are custom builds so components can be added or upgraded. Fell free to reach out to me with questions or comments.

wbranham@competitivecyclist.com or 801-736-6396 x 4074

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WesBwrote a review of on July 2, 2015

5 5

This is a great deal from an awesome brand. Very simple single pivot design that's tough enough for the roughest trails. Classic SC geometry so has a very smooth feel on the trail. Pick one up before they disappear!

***These are custom builds so components can be swapped or upgraded. If you have specific questions fee free to hit me up direct!
wbranham@competitivecyclist.com or 801-736-6396 x 4074

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WesBwrote a review of on June 26, 2015

5 5

I was happy to see that we are carrying Ellsworth bikes now as I had a chance to throw a leg over one of these at dealer camp and had a blast on it. My initial impressions of the bike were great. On to ride quality: The bike is very well suited for XC type riding and is definitely an epic ride kinda bike. Although I didn't spend a ton of time riding it I felt the bike was very comfortable for spending extended hours in the saddle. Even though it is on the comfort end of mtn bikes it actually climbed well with very little bouncing of the suspension. Due to the longer wheelbase of the bike Its pretty relaxed on long flowy type trails and decends extremely well. Even though the wheel base is a bit long it still handles pretty well in tight, twisty singletrack. To sum it up the bike is super fun to ride and left me wanting to explore more on it. We only have a limited number of these so i would recommend picking one up before the disappear.
You maybe eligible for an additional discount on this frame as well.Contact me direct for details.
801-736-6396 x 4074
wbranham@competitivecyclist.com

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WesBwrote a review of on June 11, 2015

stiff and light
5 5

This is an awesome wheelset! Just picked up a Yeti that was spec'd with these and I'm extremely satisified. Very stiff and light weight . They are ideal for XC racing but durable enough to be an everyday wheel as well. If you haven't experienced carbon on the trail its a very unique feel that will have you instantly sold. Highly,Highly recommended!

** feel free to reach out to me direct for questions. Sometimes we run special promos so hit me up for a quote
wbranham@competitivecyclist.com or 801-736-6396 x 4074

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WesBwrote a review of on June 10, 2015

5 5

This bike is an amazing value.I have had the opportunity of riding this bike several times and really enjoyed ripping it around the trails of Utah. Its very well rounded. Most definitely a race machine as it is stiff and lightweight but its also a very comfortable hardtail and ideal for doing longer rides as well.. This is largely due to the over sized tubes,big tires and clever carbon layup by Niner. The icing on the cake for this build is the sweet X01 drive train (1x11) The X01 is extremely efficient on the trail. Say goodbye to chain throwing with this set up! It shaves weight too . If you have never experienced 1x11 on the trail its time to make the switch. I highly recommend adding this stud to your stable.

***This is a custom build so components can be switched out .Not seeing your size? We also have a few close out Air 9 RDO's in various sizes we can do this same build on for just a few dollars more or we can do the same build with a 2015 model.Feel free to reach out to me direct for questions or guidance wbranham@competitivecyclist.com or 801-736-6396 x 4074

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WesBwrote a review of on June 9, 2015

5 5

RDO stands for Race Day Optimized and it doesn't disappoint! As we all know, the carbon 29er hardtail is the fastest race machine you can buy for most types of offroad racing. Niner has taken their famous Air 9 Carbon a step further and created the Race Day Optimized model for those of us that want the fastest of the fast.

I'd have to describe the Niner Air 9 RDO as the quickest handling and most nimble-perfectly suited for the east coast and those tight twisty trails everywhere. It doesnt have that sluggish 29er feel plaguing most 29ers and quickly responds to any input from the pilot. Its an amazing deal right now so scoop one up before they disappear.

*** Beacuse of the awesome sale price of this bike we can put together a very impressive build and a significant savings. I do have a couple of packages that I would be happy to discuss. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments.

wbranham@competitivecyclist.com
801-736-6396 x 4074

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WesBwrote a review of on June 4, 2015

5 5

This is one of the better long travel bikes to come out in a long time.I had the opportunity of riding it at Outerbike last fall and was very impressed.Its designed for the casual trail riders to the enduro racers who are looking to assault the trail both up and down. The frame is made with a hollow box,high compression internal molding process which creates very dense frame walls and allows the bike to take impacts but is laterally stiff and lightweight. The pedaling on the bike I found to be very efficient. Its a combo of the updated DW-Link rear suspension, the updated upper link shock mount and the Fox Float X shock ( a sweet combo). It gives the bike cross cross county like efficiency and smoothness. The DW Link provides an awesome platform for climbing-no pedal bob and anti squat. Its probably the best long travel climber I've tried. On cornering the bike performed very well. The combo of the short rear end and the slack front end gave the bike a very balanced feel and allows for very quick 180 degree turns. Pivot took everything we look for in a fun,aggressive trail bike and magnified it in a big way. If you have the means I highly recommend picking one up before they are gone! *** If you have any questions feel free to reach out to me direct.
My number here is 801-736-6396 x 4074 or email wbranham@competitivecyclist.com

***We do have a limited number of matte black/green complete bikes available as of 6/5-at the same price. Hit me up if you would like to get that color on order.

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WesBwrote a review of on May 21, 2015

Super Fun!
5 5

i recently had the opportunity of riding this bike in Moab and had an absolute blast! Ive been on fatbikes in the past and found them to be heavy and sluggish-but not this bike. The bike comes in around 29.5 lbs and was extremely agile on the trail and the more traditional mtn bike geometry made the bike feel very balanced and at times I forgot i was on a fatbike. The frame is just stiff enough to allow impressive handling in spite of the big tires. The nicest feature of the bike is the Rockshox Bluto fork. its lightweight, simple to use and really expands the abilities of the bike allowing you to take it places you have only dreamed about on a fatbike. It actually feels like it has 5-6 inches of travel allowing you to maneuver over the trickest terrain with ease. Probably the coolest feature of the bike is its ability to run a 29+ wheelset (available through Borealis). it makes the bike very versatile allowing you to swap out the wheels for a skinnier version for the hot,dry summer months and swap back to the fat wheels for the mud and snow season. It like having 2 bikes! so to sum it up this bike is an absolute blast to ride and highly recommended. It sure kept a smile on my face :)

If you have any questions about the bike feel free to contact me direct. My email address is wbranham@competitivecyclist.com or 801-736-6396 x 4074.
I can order the 29+ wheels as well.

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WesBwrote a review of on May 14, 2015

Amazing Bike
5 5

've been riding bikes for the past 25 years and have been through many makes and models. I pulled the trigger on one of these this year and I must say i have never had a bike that performed as well as this one. It is extremely comfortable on long distances and the more relaxed geometry (compared to the dogma 2)of the bike makes it a great choice for us old guys. The bike handles extremely well in the climbing department and a very fast descender too. If you have the means I highly recommend picking one up.
If you have specific questions on this bike i can speak from experience. I'm a sales rep for Competitive cyclist and can be reached directly at 801-736-6396 x 4074 or email at wbranham@competitivecyclist.com

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WesBwrote a review of on May 14, 2015

Amazing bike
5 5

've been riding bikes for the past 25 years and have been through many makes and models. I pulled the trigger on one of these this year and I must say i have never had a bike that performed as well as this one. It is extremely comfortable on long distances and the more relaxed geometry (compared to the dogma 2)of the bike makes it a great choice for us old guys. The bike handles extremely well in the climbing department and a very fast descender too. If you have the means I highly recommend picking one up.
If you have specific questions on this bike i can speak from experience. I'm a sales rep for Competitive cyclist and can be reached directly at 801-736-6396 x 4074

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WesBwrote a review of on May 7, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is one of the better long travel bikes to come out in a long time.I had the opportunity of riding it at Outerbike last fall and was very impressed.Its designed for the casual trail riders to the enduro racers who are looking to assault the trail both up and down.
The frame is made with a hollow box,high compression internal molding process which creates very dense frame walls and allows the bike to take impacts but is laterally stiff and lightweight.
The pedaling on the bike I found to be very efficient. Its a combo of the updated DW-Link rear suspension, the updated upper link shock mount and the Fox Float X shock ( a sweet combo). It gives the bike cross cross county like efficiency and smoothness.
The DW Link provides an awesome platform for climbing-no pedal bob and anti squat. Its probably the best long travel climber I've tried.
On cornering the bike performed very well. The combo of the short rear end and the slack front end gave the bike a very balanced feel and allows for very quick 180 degree turns.
Pivot took everything we look for in a fun,aggressive trail bike and magnified it in a big way. If you have the means I highly recommend picking one up before they are gone!

*** If you have any questions feel free to reach out to me direct. My number here is 801-736-6396 x 4074 or email wbranham@competitivecyclist.com

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WesBwrote a review of on April 17, 2015

4 5

This is a great bike and one of the best gravel grinders on the market. I had a chance to demo it last fall and found it to be very versatile on a variety of different surfaces. Its a little on the stiff side but that translates to awesome power transfer and good climbing. I found it to be very fun and would definitely consider getting one myself. These are custom builds so components and be swapped or upgraded. Hit me up direct if you need guidance.

wbranham@competitivecyclist.com or 801-736-6396 x 4074

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WesBwrote a review of on March 17, 2015

Awesome 29r!
5 5


I recently had the very fortunate opportunity of riding this bike for a couple of hours down in Moab and I must say I was extremely impressed.So impressed that I bought one. i felt the bike handled very well over lots of varied terrain. It definitely excels in climbing and this is largly due to the single pivot design working in conjunction with the CTD rear shock making for a very stable suspension platform. Its also light as hell,weighing in at just 23.1 pounds. Lightweight and nimble. Definitely the best XC 29r Ive been on and I highly recommend it if you have the means.

***If you need help configuring a bike feel free to reach out to me direct with questions. wbranham@competitivecyclist.com or 801-736-6396 x 4074.

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WesBwrote a review of on March 12, 2015

Amazing
5 5

I recently had the very fortunate opportunity of riding this bike for a couple of hours down in Moab and I must say I was extremely impressed.So impressed that I bought one. i felt the bike handled very well over lots of varied terrain. It definitely excels in climbing and this is largly due to the single pivot design working in conjunction with the CTD rear shock making for a very stable suspension platform. Its also light as hell,weighing in at just 23.1 pounds. Lightweight and nimble. Definitely the best XC 29r Ive been on and I highly recommend it if you have the means.
***Feel free to reach out to me direct with questions. wbranham@competitivecyclist.com or 801-736-6396 x 4074.

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WesBwrote a review of on March 6, 2015

Great Stand
5 5

I recently picked up one of these stands for my road bike and am very pleased. The stand inserts easily into my bike crank and comes with different adapters so it covers a wide range of different sized cranks, Its fairly light weight as well so its easily transported. This works great for keeping your bike in place when washing it too. I highly recommend it!

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