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Bradley Gehrig

Bradley Gehrig

Salt Lake City

Bradley Gehrig's Passions

Mountain Biking
Road Biking
Snow Skiing

Bradley Gehrig's Bio

"The Bicycle Wizard"

I have been around and around in the cycling industry; from brick and mortar retailers to e-commerce, and vendor warranty and sales.

In 2014 I started a coaching company, so if I am not at Competitive Cyclist, rest assured, I am still living and breathing all things cycling. For 2016 I will also be representing Competitive Cyclist as one of the coaches for the Summit Bike Club Devo and Race teams.

I got my start with bikes after realizing that running was too hard on my body to be at the highest level of the sport, and gave bike racing a try. I was privileged to have raced a few years at the professional level before settling back into a career in the industry. Since that time I have also taken a serious interest in Exercise Physiology, and spend most of my spare time training and coaching other riders.

At the moment, my focuses are on road and XC mountain bike racing; I like to pedal fast! That also means plenty of long trail rides on the mountain bike too; I challenge anyone to find a better use of a day off of work than spending 8 hours pedaling around the mountains!

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Bradley Gehrigwrote a review of on October 3, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I had the original Sherpa and it was the best hitch rack design that I had seen for a smaller car; the Sherpa 2.0 improves upon all of the small complaints I had with the original.

Everything folds up small enough that nothing makes contact with the back of my car anymore (rather cars as I have 2 of these racks now).

For such a light rack, it has done a great job of hauling mountain bikes, and is supremely secure. The new lever to allow the rack to lower so you can get into your rear hatch is also significantly more robust and has a very positive feel.

The lock redesign is also aces; much easier to use and access.

So far, I have zero issues with the new rack, and am absolutely floored by the quality and thought that went into this.

Bradley Gehrig
Customer Account Manager
Office: 801–204-4541
bgehrig@backcountry.com

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Bradley Gehrigwrote a review of on September 19, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I made the mistake of buying dropper that was not the Kind Shock and regretted it almost immediately. The KS LEV Integra works like a charm. You can always depend on the functionality of a dropper that uses a cable vs hydraulic fluid for actuation. My biggest complaint about “other” seat post is that they freeze or become sluggish once the weather turns even the slight bit cold. You will not have this problem with the KS. It’s super fast but won’t butt punch you and has a smooth action up and down. It also installs with ease. After about 10 rides or so you might have to tighten the cable with the barrel adjuster but that is just a simple turn of a nob and you’ll be good to go again.

You will not regret the purchase of this dropper over “other” droppers.

Bradley Gehrig
Customer Account Manager
Office: 801–204-4541
bgehrig@backcountry.com

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Bradley Gehrigwrote a review of on August 11, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

A hardtail should be fast and playful; there's a reason to go without rear suspension, and that is for more speed! The Air 9 for a long time has been one of the best hardtails out there, and the RDO continues this pedigree as not only an incredibly responsive ride, but also with reasonable compliance, and plenty of maneuverability.

While I won't take quite the same lines as my full suspension or trail bikes on the Air 9; I am still more than willing to conquer the same terrain with confidence, while making up the time difference on the climbs and flats.

If you are looking for a hardtail that defines the category, look no further!

For additional information, please feel free to reach out to me directly.

Bradley Gehrig
Customer Account Manager
Office: 801–204-4541
bgehrig@backcountry.com

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Bradley Gehrigwrote a review of on July 25, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Disclosure: I am usually an XC-race inspired, 29" wheel bike kind of guy.

Now that that is out of the way, I am extremely impressed with the 5010! One of the best parts about Santa Cruz's VPP 3 suspension is the fact that you really don't need a shock with the best compression damping, as they have achieved most of the efficiency gains with the suspension linkage design; you really could ride the rear shock completely open and only rely on the air pressure for control.

The 5010 climbs very well; it is a 130mm travel setup, so it isn't going to be your next XC race rocket, but it sure will take you to the top of the mountain in a hurry; hopefully to descend in the same fashion.

The facet of the ride of the 5010 that I was most impressed with was the nimbleness of handling; this really makes it an incredibly capable bike, as manipulating the bike under you is very easy, ensuring that you can hop over, or avoid whatever you need to.

On all of the rides I have done on this bike, I have gone flat out, both up and down, and was very impressed in both arenas.

If you are looking for a fun, playful bike, that will pedal well enough to let you drop your riding buddies going up; and then again going down, look no further!

If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with me directly.

Bradley Gehrig
Customer Account Manager
bgehrig@backcountry.com
801-204-4541

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Bradley Gehrigwrote a review of on July 25, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Disclosure: I am usually an XC-race inspired, 29" wheel bike kind of guy.

Now that that is out of the way, I am extremely impressed with the 5010! One of the best parts about Santa Cruz's VPP 3 suspension is the fact that you really don't need a shock with the best compression damping, as they have achieved most of the efficiency gains with the suspension linkage design; you really could ride the rear shock completely open and only rely on the air pressure for control.

The 5010 climbs very well; it is a 130mm travel setup, so it isn't going to be your next XC race rocket, but it sure will take you to the top of the mountain in a hurry; hopefully to descend in the same fashion.

The facet of the ride of the 5010 that I was most impressed with was the nimbleness of handling; this really makes it an incredibly capable bike, as manipulating the bike under you is very easy, ensuring that you can hop over, or avoid whatever you need to.

On all of the rides I have done on this bike, I have gone flat out, both up and down, and was very impressed in both arenas.

If you are looking for a fun, playful bike, that will pedal well enough to let you drop your riding buddies going up; and then again going down, look no further!

If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with me directly.

Bradley Gehrig
Customer Account Manager
bgehrig@backcountry.com
801-204-4541

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Bradley Gehrigwrote a review of on July 25, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Disclosure: I am usually an XC-race inspired, 29" wheel bike kind of guy.

Now that that is out of the way, I am extremely impressed with the 5010! One of the best parts about Santa Cruz's VPP 3 suspension is the fact that you really don't need a shock with the best compression damping, as they have achieved most of the efficiency gains with the suspension linkage design; you really could ride the rear shock completely open and only rely on the air pressure for control.

The 5010 climbs very well; it is a 130mm travel setup, so it isn't going to be your next XC race rocket, but it sure will take you to the top of the mountain in a hurry; hopefully to descend in the same fashion.

The facet of the ride of the 5010 that I was most impressed with was the nimbleness of handling; this really makes it an incredibly capable bike, as manipulating the bike under you is very easy, ensuring that you can hop over, or avoid whatever you need to.

On all of the rides I have done on this bike, I have gone flat out, both up and down, and was very impressed in both arenas.

If you are looking for a fun, playful bike, that will pedal well enough to let you drop your riding buddies going up; and then again going down, look no further!

If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with me directly.

Bradley Gehrig
Customer Account Manager
bgehrig@backcountry.com
801-204-4541

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Bradley Gehrigwrote a review of on July 25, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Disclosure: I am usually an XC-race inspired, 29" wheel bike kind of guy.

Now that that is out of the way, I am extremely impressed with the 5010! One of the best parts about Santa Cruz's VPP 3 suspension is the fact that you really don't need a shock with the best compression damping, as they have achieved most of the efficiency gains with the suspension linkage design; you really could ride the rear shock completely open and only rely on the air pressure for control.

The 5010 climbs very well; it is a 130mm travel setup, so it isn't going to be your next XC race rocket, but it sure will take you to the top of the mountain in a hurry; hopefully to descend in the same fashion.

The facet of the ride of the 5010 that I was most impressed with was the nimbleness of handling; this really makes it an incredibly capable bike, as manipulating the bike under you is very easy, ensuring that you can hop over, or avoid whatever you need to.

On all of the rides I have done on this bike, I have gone flat out, both up and down, and was very impressed in both arenas.

If you are looking for a fun, playful bike, that will pedal well enough to let you drop your riding buddies going up; and then again going down, look no further!

If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with me directly.

Bradley Gehrig
Customer Account Manager
bgehrig@backcountry.com
801-204-4541

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Bradley Gehrigwrote a review of on July 25, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Disclosure: I am usually an XC-race inspired, 29" wheel bike kind of guy.

Now that that is out of the way, I am extremely impressed with the 5010! One of the best parts about Santa Cruz's VPP 3 suspension is the fact that you really don't need a shock with the best compression damping, as they have achieved most of the efficiency gains with the suspension linkage design; you really could ride the rear shock completely open and only rely on the air pressure for control.

The 5010 climbs very well; it is a 130mm travel setup, so it isn't going to be your next XC race rocket, but it sure will take you to the top of the mountain in a hurry; hopefully to descend in the same fashion.

The facet of the ride of the 5010 that I was most impressed with was the nimbleness of handling; this really makes it an incredibly capable bike, as manipulating the bike under you is very easy, ensuring that you can hop over, or avoid whatever you need to.

On all of the rides I have done on this bike, I have gone flat out, both up and down, and was very impressed in both arenas.

If you are looking for a fun, playful bike, that will pedal well enough to let you drop your riding buddies going up; and then again going down, look no further!

If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with me directly.

Bradley Gehrig
Customer Account Manager
bgehrig@backcountry.com
801-204-4541

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Bradley Gehrigwrote a review of on July 25, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Disclosure: I am usually an XC-race inspired, 29" wheel bike kind of guy.

Now that that is out of the way, I am extremely impressed with the 5010! One of the best parts about Santa Cruz's VPP 3 suspension is the fact that you really don't need a shock with the best compression damping, as they have achieved most of the efficiency gains with the suspension linkage design; you really could ride the rear shock completely open and only rely on the air pressure for control.

The 5010 climbs very well; it is a 130mm travel setup, so it isn't going to be your next XC race rocket, but it sure will take you to the top of the mountain in a hurry; hopefully to descend in the same fashion.

The facet of the ride of the 5010 that I was most impressed with was the nimbleness of handling; this really makes it an incredibly capable bike, as manipulating the bike under you is very easy, ensuring that you can hop over, or avoid whatever you need to.

On all of the rides I have done on this bike, I have gone flat out, both up and down, and was very impressed in both arenas.

If you are looking for a fun, playful bike, that will pedal well enough to let you drop your riding buddies going up; and then again going down, look no further!

If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with me directly.

Bradley Gehrig
Customer Account Manager
bgehrig@backcountry.com
801-204-4541

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Bradley Gehrigwrote a review of on July 25, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have been utilizing VEGA products to recover from my shorter rides (under 90 minutes), and other workouts that will leave me needing to build some muscle. In the past I have used very expensive options from the body building world; I can honestly say that I have not noticed any difference in recovery or maintenance of muscle in using VEGA's protein, and the texture and flavor is outstanding!

If you are looking for a recovery drink that isn't packed with carbs, give this one a go!

If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with me directly.

Bradley Gehrig
Customer Account Manager
bgehrig@backcountry.com
801-204-4541

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Bradley Gehrigwrote a review of on July 25, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

It is very hard to make the case of spending nearly $1,000 more on an SRM, than a Quarq, Pioneer, Powertap, or any of the other rapidly accumulating options on the market. I even have a hard to explaining why or how SRM makes a better product; they do!

The best way that I can describe this is if you want to be able to install your power meter and never have to worry about it functioning through your next ride; SRM is the solution. There is a reason why the best cyclisits in the world insist on SRM; because it is the solution that is guaranteed to work all day, everyday, and to do so flawlessly. Simply put, this is the professional solution.

Add the performance of SRM with a Campagnolo super record crank, and the flawless shifting of their chainrings, and you have the best possible power meter that money can buy for your Campagnolo drivetrain.

If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with me directly.

Bradley Gehrig
Customer Account Manager
bgehrig@backcountry.com
801-204-4541

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Bradley Gehrigwrote a review of on July 25, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

It is very hard to make the case of spending nearly $1,000 more on an SRM, than a Quarq, Pioneer, Powertap, or any of the other rapidly accumulating options on the market. I even have a hard to explaining why or how SRM makes a better product; they do!

The best way that I can describe this is if you want to be able to install your power meter and never have to worry about it functioning through your next ride; SRM is the solution. There is a reason why the best cyclisits in the world insist on SRM; because it is the solution that is guaranteed to work all day, everyday, and to do so flawlessly. Simply put, this is the professional solution.

Add the performance of SRM with Shimano's crank arms, and the flawless shifting of their chainrings, and you have the best possible power meter that money can buy.

If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with me directly.

Bradley Gehrig
Customer Account Manager
bgehrig@backcountry.com
801-204-4541

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Bradley Gehrigwrote a review of on July 25, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Narrower; significantly lighter, and stiffer? Yup.

I was rather concerned about how this fork would ride after seeing it on the bike I was demoing, but it turned out to not only shatter expectations, it put all concerns of flex to rest rather quickly.

Even after dropper 3/4 pound compared to the standard Float 29, there was zero noticeable sacrifice in performance. Fox claims that the Step Cast forks are stiffer than the standard float, and I would be inclined to believe them.

If you are looking for the ultimate XC race fork, look no further!

If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with me directly.

Bradley Gehrig
Customer Account Manager
bgehrig@backcountry.com
801-204-4541

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Bradley Gehrigwrote a review of on July 25, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Narrower; significantly lighter, and stiffer? Yup.

I was rather concerned about how this fork would ride after seeing it on the bike I was demoing, but it turned out to not only shatter expectations, it put all concerns of flex to rest rather quickly.

Even after dropper 3/4 pound compared to the standard Float 29, there was zero noticeable sacrifice in performance. Fox claims that the Step Cast forks are stiffer than the standard float, and I would be inclined to believe them.

If you are looking for the ultimate XC race fork, look no further!

If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with me directly.

Bradley Gehrig
Customer Account Manager
bgehrig@backcountry.com
801-204-4541

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Bradley Gehrigwrote a review of on July 25, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Narrower; significantly lighter, and stiffer? Yup.

I was rather concerned about how this fork would ride after seeing it on the bike I was demoing, but it turned out to not only shatter expectations, it put all concerns of flex to rest rather quickly.

Even after dropper 3/4 pound compared to the standard Float 29, there was zero noticeable sacrifice in performance. Fox claims that the Step Cast forks are stiffer than the standard float, and I would be inclined to believe them.

If you are looking for the ultimate XC race fork, look no further!

If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with me directly.

Bradley Gehrig
Customer Account Manager
bgehrig@backcountry.com
801-204-4541

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Bradley Gehrigwrote a review of on July 25, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Narrower; significantly lighter, and stiffer? Yup.

I was rather concerned about how this fork would ride after seeing it on the bike I was demoing, but it turned out to not only shatter expectations, it put all concerns of flex to rest rather quickly.

Even after dropper 3/4 pound compared to the standard Float 29, there was zero noticeable sacrifice in performance. Fox claims that the Step Cast forks are stiffer than the standard float, and I would be inclined to believe them.

If you are looking for the ultimate XC race fork, look no further!

If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with me directly.

Bradley Gehrig
Customer Account Manager
bgehrig@backcountry.com
801-204-4541

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Bradley Gehrigwrote a review of on July 25, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Narrower; significantly lighter, and stiffer? Yup.

I was rather concerned about how this fork would ride after seeing it on the bike I was demoing, but it turned out to not only shatter expectations, it put all concerns of flex to rest rather quickly.

Even after dropper 3/4 pound compared to the standard Float 29, there was zero noticeable sacrifice in performance. Fox claims that the Step Cast forks are stiffer than the standard float, and I would be inclined to believe them.

If you are looking for the ultimate XC race fork, look no further!

If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with me directly.

Bradley Gehrig
Customer Account Manager
bgehrig@backcountry.com
801-204-4541

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Bradley Gehrigwrote a review of on July 25, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Narrower; significantly lighter, and stiffer? Yup.

I was rather concerned about how this fork would ride after seeing it on the bike I was demoing, but it turned out to not only shatter expectations, it put all concerns of flex to rest rather quickly.

Even after dropper 3/4 pound compared to the standard Float 29, there was zero noticeable sacrifice in performance. Fox claims that the Step Cast forks are stiffer than the standard float, and I would be inclined to believe them.

If you are looking for the ultimate XC race fork, look no further!

If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with me directly.

Bradley Gehrig
Customer Account Manager
bgehrig@backcountry.com
801-204-4541

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