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Brendan M.

Brendan M.

Brendan M.

Brendan M.wrote a review of on June 24, 2019

1 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I’ve been the proud owner of 3 Santa Cruz bikes (nomad, tallboy and hightower) and all have been spec’d with a rockshox reverb stealth post and all have had issues despite me NEVER picking up from post when down etc.....
One broke and wouldn’t return to height on a trip to Moab. Trip ruined and needed to be sent to rockshox, leaving me without a bike for several weeks.
Second post developed a ton of vertical slop (bouncing up and down, highly annoying) and needed to be sent back for repair. Post worked for a month or so, developed same problem and this time Rockshox wouldn’t warranty because there were “chips on post” that they felt caused the issue. Forced to buy a new one at at slight discount from backcountry.
And now, on a $8,000 hightower with just over 200 miles of use I have the exact same vertical slop. Tried to bleed and it didn’t help at all. Need to send back and be without a post for several weeks in the middle of the summer.
I can’t recommend this POS post any less. This is a known issue that happens constantly and rockshox has done nothing about it. Go ahead and ask any mechanic, this post is rated as the biggest joke in the industry. Stay away. Stay far away from this POS

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Brendan M.

Brendan M.wrote a review of on February 4, 2019

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I own a LOT of Giro shoes for road and mtb including the Code Techlace, VR70's and Empire ACC's. All fit fantastic in 42.5. I got a great deal in these Empire SLX shoes and as mentioned they are crazy light, stiff and sharp looking but they are also CRAZY RIDICULOUSLY TIGHT!!! I would need to size up a full size and as it stands, they put my foot to sleep and smash my toes. Would HIGHLY recommend sizing up.

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Brendan M.

Brendan M.wrote a review of on August 6, 2017

1 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I've been a HUGE proponent of giro helmets and have been wearing them exclusively for the last 10+'years. The mediums fit my head like a glove and I am currently running a synth on the road (love it) and Giro Montaro for mountain.

I ordered the fathom for a lighter XC helmet and out of the box this does NOT fit like other giro helmets as it is extremely shallow and provides very little coverage. Additionally, I was never able to get the straps to lie flat against my face, the buckle is extremely off center and and the fit is generally off. The visor is crooked (and tiny) and the helmet had a super cobby unfinished look with excess foam etc. This is the WORST effort I have ever seen from Giro. Very disappointed.

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Brendan M.

Brendan M.wrote a review of on February 14, 2016

1 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

For around $100 this watch seemed like a good deal but was a source of utter frustration as it wouldn't find location at start of runs, would lose GPS in the middle of runs and would change display in the middle of runs.
When new, the watch would synch automatically when plugged into USB, after a few months I had to manually pull up the Garmin app to synch and finally, it stopped synching all together and no longer recognized the device.
I found myself leaving the watch at home and simply using my much more reliable iPhone to track runs. Sorry Garmin, but this is the first and last Garmin product I will ever purchase.

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Brendan M.

Brendan M.wrote a review of on August 21, 2015

2 5

Was very happy with the understated design of last years shorts and was extremely disappointed when I received this years and realized they dropped the nice liner for an absolute piece of junk, throw away liner. To make matters worse, they added some ugly, "tribal"design on left leg that is difficult to appreciate in pictures but heinous in person. HIGHLY disappointed.

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