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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
Cyclocross

WesB's Bio

My name is Wes and I am a csutomer account manager for Competitive Cyclist/Backcoutry.com. I spent 42 years in NC before moving to Utah in 2011. 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 14, 2016

WOW!!
5 5

I had the chance to ride this for a few hours and I must say I was very impressed! Compared to the 1.0 version the 2.0 simply is better performing. I found it climbs much better than the 1.0 version largely due to the new fox Shock and tuned upgraded VPP suspension.The bike also corners amazingly and allows for hard,fast accelerations without squatting the suspension. Its very well rounded and definitely an all day-do it all rig. The new hot pink color is so cool! Very much highly recommended and my new favorite.

The kit calculator can be a little tricky to custom build this bike. If you need help in configuring it or have general questions dont hesitate to ask. Im always happy to help!

Wes Branham- Account Manager bike
801-204-4542
wbranham@competitivecyclist.com.

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WesBwrote a review of on July 14, 2016

wow!!
5 5

I had the chance to ride this for a few hours and I must say I was very impressed! Compared to the 1.0 version the 2.0 simply is better performing. I found it climbs much better than the 1.0 version largely due to the new fox Shock and tuned upgraded VPP suspension.The bike also corners amazingly and allows for hard,fast accelerations without squatting the suspension. Its very well rounded and definitely an all day-do it all rig. The new hot pink color is so cool! Very much highly recommended and my new favorite.
The kit calculator can be a little tricky to custom build this bike. If you need help in configuring it or have general questions dont hesitate to ask. Im always happy to help!
If you have specific questions or need help configuring the bike dont hesitate to contact me direct.

Wes Branham- Account Manager bike
801-204-4542
wbranham@backcountry.com

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WesBwrote a review of on July 7, 2016

5 5

This is one of the best all around bikes we offer. It can be set up as a 29 or a 27.5. The kit calculator may not give all available options for this bike to set up as a 27.5. If you need help configuring the bike feel free to reach out to me direct. I'm always happy to help!
Wes Branham-Account Manager
801-204-4542
wbranham@competitivecyclist.com

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WesBwrote a review of on July 7, 2016

5 5

One of the classic all mountain bikes ever created. Very well rounded climber and descender! The kit calculator may not show all available options for a custom build. If you have questions or need help in configuring this bike fell free to contact me direct. Im always happy to help!
Wes Branham-Account Manager
801-204-4542
wbranham@competitivecyclist.com

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WesBwrote a review of on July 7, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

One of the classic all mountain bikes ever created. Very well rounded climber and descender! The kit calculator may not show all available options for a custom build. If you have questions or need help in configuring this bike fell free to contact me direct. Im always happy to help!
Wes Branham-Account Manager
801-204-4542
wbranham@competitivecyclist.com

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WesBwrote a review of on July 7, 2016

VERY MUCH A LEGEND--
5 5

2015 Interbike bike "bike of the year" award and for good reason.I own this bike and its by far the best XC 29r on the market. Tried and true- one of the mtn bike classics.
The kit calculator may not show all available options for a custom build but if we have it on the site we can build it. If you need help feel free to contact me direct.
Wes Branham-Account Manager-Bike
801-204-4542
wbranham@competitivecyclist.com


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WesBwrote a review of on July 7, 2016

5 5

The Ripley is one of the best 29rs we carry. The kit calculator may not show all available options for a custom build and can be a bit tricky in configuring but if we have it on the site we can build it. Often times we have items not listed on the site as well. If you need help in configuring this bike feel free to contact me direct. I'm always happy to oblige!


Wes- Account manager-Bike
wbranham@competitivecyclist.com
801-736-6396 x 4074

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WesBwrote a review of on July 6, 2016

Custom builds
5 5

Great deal on a classic! These are custom builds so components can be upgraded or swapped. We can do this in an XT 1x11 as well. This bike is also available in the blue color . If you have questions or need help ordering feel free to reach out to me direct-always happy to help!
Wes Branham- Account Manager-Bike
801-204-4542
wbranham@competitivecyclist.com

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WesBwrote a review of on June 29, 2016

5 5

The Switchblade originally was a 26r designed by bike genius and founder of Pivot-Chris Cocalis. Even way back then the frame was designed as a trail bike meant to be a do it all frame. Flash forward to 2016-same idea but definitely a more modern design.
This bike can switch between a 29r and an 27.5+ wheels (recommend 2.8-3.25 tire widths) so its like having 2 bikes in one. Run it was a nimble trail 29r in the warmer months and throw the 27.5+ for an awesome winter shredding machine.The 16.5" chain stays makes this bike super agile in either platform and boost makes it extremely laterally stiff.
We currently have some stock available in both the 27.5 and 29r platform. If you have specific questions with this bike feel free to reach out to me direct. I'm always happy to help!
Wes Branham- Account Manager Bike
801-204-4542
wbranham@competitivecyclist.com

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WesBwrote a review of on June 29, 2016

5 5

The Switchblade originally was a 26r designed by bike genius and founder of Pivot-Chris Cocalis. Even way back then the frame was designed as a trail bike meant to be a do it all frame. Flash forward to 2016-same idea but definitely a more modern design.
This bike can switch between a 29r and an 27.5+ wheels (recommend 2.8-3.25 tire widths) so its like having 2 bikes in one. Run it was a nimble trail 29r in the warmer months and throw the 27.5+ for an awesome winter shredding machine.The 16.5" chain stays makes this bike super agile in either platform and boost makes it extremely laterally stiff.
We currently have some stock available in both the 27.5 and 29r platform. If you have specific questions with this bike feel free to reach out to me direct. I'm always happy to help!
Wes Branham- Account Manager Bike
801-204-4542
wbranham@competitivecyclist.com

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WesBwrote a review of on June 29, 2016

5 5

The Switchblade originally was a 26r designed by bike genius and founder of Pivot-Chris Cocalis. Even way back then the frame was designed as a trail bike meant to be a do it all frame. Flash forward to 2016-same idea but definitely a more modern design.
This bike can switch between a 29r and an 27.5+ wheels (recommend 2.8-3.25 tire widths) so its like having 2 bikes in one. Run it was a nimble trail 29r in the warmer months and throw the 27.5+ for an awesome winter shredding machine.The 16.5" chain stays makes this bike super agile in either platform and boost makes it extremely laterally stiff.
We currently have some stock available in both the 27.5 and 29r platform. If you have specific questions with this bike feel free to reach out to me direct. I'm always happy to help!
Wes Branham- Account Manager Bike
801-204-4542
wbranham@competitivecyclist.com

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WesBwrote a review of on June 27, 2016

5 5

We do have a few medium and larges currently in stock finally as of 6/27. If you have question specifically on how this version compares to previous versions feel free to contact me direct.
We do have a few of the 27.5 X01 versions in stock as well.
Wes Branham- Account Manager-Bike
801-204-4542
wbranham@competitivecyclist.com

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WesBwrote a review of on June 21, 2016

5 5

One of the better deals out there on a proven 29r. This bike performs very well with just enough travel to mix it up in more techy terrain. The component make up is very good but these are custom builds so they can be upgraded or swapped. If you need assistance feel free to reach out to me direct.

Wes Branham-Account Manager-Bike
801-736-6396 x 4074
wbranham@competitivecyclist.com

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WesBwrote a review of on June 6, 2016

Wow-very impressed!
5 5

I just recently picked up the new SB 4.5 and really love this bike! Ive always had more XC type 29rs so was a little hesitant on switching over to more travel and slackness. My fears soon vanished after the first ride. This trail 29r is extremely well rounded. It climbs as well as any XC bike out there and absolutely rips on the downhill. The new boost spacing makes the bike very laterally stiff as well which also allows for a shorter wheelbase making the bike very agile and responsive.The bike has a very balanced geometry as well. I'm 5'10 and sized up to a large which felt as though it was custom made for me. This bike is highly recommended for any die hard 29r fan out there. Performance is the key and Yeti nailed it.
If you have specific questions with the bike Im always happy to help. Feel free to reach out to me direct!

Wes Branham- Account Manager

801-204-4542

wbranham@competitivecyclist.com

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WesBwrote a review of on June 6, 2016

Wow-very impressed!
5 5

I just recently picked up the new SB 4.5 and really love this bike! Ive always had more XC type 29rs so was a little hesitant on switching over to more travel and slackness. My fears soon vanished after the first ride. This trail 29r is extremely well rounded. It climbs as well as any XC bike out there and absolutely rips on the downhill. The new boost spacing makes the bike very laterally stiff as well which also allows for a shorter wheelbase making the bike very agile and responsive.The bike has a very balanced geometry as well. I'm 5'10 and sized up to a large which felt as though it was custom made for me. This bike is highly recommended for any die hard 29r fan out there. Performance is the key and Yeti nailed it.

If you have specific questions with the bike or need help configuring a custom build Im always happy to help. Feel free to reach out to me direct!
Wes Branham- Account Manager
801-204-4542
wbranham@competitivecyclist.com

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