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Eddie

Eddie

Salt Lake City, UT

Eddie's Bio

I want to make friends with the world.

Give me a camera, a bicycle, some good people and I'm stoked. I'm relatively new to the sport but I'm already hooked!

I work in a job I enjoy with amazing people so that when I'm not there I can hang out with my girlfriend, shoot photographs, ride bikes, read books, eat foods, watch movies, travel places, pay for school, and play the occasional video game.

Check out my photography (Http://EQPicture.com) or connect with me on instagram (BeyondHypothermia) and lets be friends!!

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Eddie

Eddiewrote a review of on November 23, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

New to the world of embrocation creams, I bought Mad Alchemy's Russian Tea Warming Embro and I'm glad I did. It's has perfect heat for those 40-55 degree days, activates after 30 minutes of application, and lasts approx. 1.5 hours. The fragrance is a little funky but isn't a deal-breaker by any means. Oh, and the consistency is a little weird - I expected it to be akin to a lotion but instead its like a super oily wax candle.

Oh and be careful when using this stuff. It gets everywhere.. all around.. in every nook and cranny. and sometimes it gets places you weren't intending and hurts like hell.

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Eddiewrote a review of on July 8, 2014

Test run
3 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Well. I bought this bag before reading all the reviews and am sad to hear that its common for the clip to break. My question is, does it mostly happen when its clipped into a mountain bike? I could see how all that jostling would break the clip. I do a lot of road riding and If mine breaks I'll update this review.

That being said, I love the design and chose the smaller bag of the two Fizik makes. I can fit a spare tube, multi-tool, tire levers, and a CO2 cartridge but its a tight fit. Previously I had a specialized velcro bag that always bounced around and was difficult to get into but this bag holds firm to the saddle and is easy to access.



UPDATE - 2/17/2015 - the fizik bag snapped off from the clip, true to all the other reviews. It happened when I rolled off a curb with much force - kind of depressing that it couldn't hold up. I'll be reaching out to fizik regarding warranty. That being said, I'm not sure I would recommend this bag to anyone else based on this break.

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Eddiewrote a review of on July 6, 2014

Go Black/Black Suede Stripe
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

The black suede stripe totally adds just enough grip to keep me from sliding around. My previous saddle was white and the bike seat never stayed stark white.

Some seats address comfort by adding a butt load (see what I did there?) of padding, but in my opinion that strategy only gets you a bouncy ride and a sore butt. This saddle bends and flexes at all the right spots so less bulky padding is needed to make an extremely comfortable ride.

True to other reviews, this is a long saddle. For me, I found it to be advantageous!

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Eddiewrote a review of on June 29, 2014

3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I ordered these as an insulator to some of my bigger bulkier gloves and they've been a reliable, bomb proof solution. However, they are cut to be quite wide and add a lot of material that gets mashed and sweaty.

Overall I'd say these are just okay.

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Eddiewrote a review of on June 29, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've got a bigger dome so finding cycling hats that fit well is always a challenge. The Mavic roadie hat can be stretched here and there to fully sit on my head but I wish it wasn't such a battle.

That being said, the material is awesome and has kept rain off my head on multiple rides.

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Eddiewrote a review of on June 29, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

This is extremely comfortable and is form fitting in the places you need it most without being too tight. Also, unlike a lot of clothing, the seams are virtually non-existent making it exceptionally comfortable. It totally bridges the gap from cycling apparel to street clothing - it's something I'd wear to work or on a date with the lady.

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Eddiewrote a review of on May 20, 2014

3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I wear a small in most athletic clothing so when I saw this on sale in a small (X-Small wasn't listed) it was a no brainer!! However, the small is awfully big and subsequently doesn't fit well. It causes drag on those fast descents which totally sucks. I have no doubt that if this was sized right, it'd be an awesome jacket!

The real bummer? I owned it for about 2.5 months before I used it (it was winter when I bought it) and its too late to return it.

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Eddiewrote a review of on May 11, 2014

2 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is a decent water bottle - the water always tastes fresh (despite having used Gatorade on a previous ride), its easy to squeeze, etc. But it is NOT leak proof!

My biggest gripe about this is that it's NOT a pressure release spout. For example, the spout on some bottles naturally pop open when the bottle is squeezed and close when there is no pressure - you don't pull it open with your teeth. Note in the video, you must open the mouth before it will work. Not a big deal but I've found that bottles still leak without a pressure release spout and this bottle is no exception.

2 reps specifically told me this bottle is exactly that, but they must have been thinking of a different product.

**UPDATE**
After having owned this for almost 2-3 months I definitely would NOT recommend buying this bottle. It is extremely leaky!

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Eddiewrote a review of on May 10, 2014

Embrace the semi-transparency!
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Okay. So this jersey is definitely semi-transparent and subsequently shows my winter layer. That being said, having an incredibly light weight jersey for those insanely hot summer rides makes the transparency worth it.

Additionally the kit is also extremely comfortable. The back is actually quite a bit longer than some of my other jerseys which I totally appreciate - I don't have to continuously pull the jersey down.

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Eddiewrote a review of on May 10, 2014

Already a favorite
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

They're expensive, I know…

I bought these a couple of days ago and they're already becoming one of my favorite pair of bibs. The fabric definitely has a slightly compressive hold that is extremely comfortable, the chamois is incredibly comfortable without feeling like you're wearing a diaper, and the bib straps are solidly made without feeling bulky.

I haven't yet put these through the longer miles but so far, I'm incredibly stoked on these! Well worth the money.

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Eddiewrote a review of on April 18, 2014

Great as a sun sleeve
4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The Louis Garneau Arm Coolers are great for "protection against the suns harmful UV rays". If you pair it with some sunblock, I'm sure the effect is compounded (but careful - most sunscreen stains white clothing!). They're awesome for keeping your arms cool at spring temps but on really hot days (85 degrees +) it'll help to squirt some water over your arms.

The material is thin and you'll barely notice it on your rides. I'm definitely a fan of these.

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Eddiewrote a review of on March 24, 2014

Not my favorite but still a great pedal.
2 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I switched to these after having ridden Shimano Ultegra pedals for a year and while they're a great pedal, they're not as awesome as the Shimano set.

When starting off, the resting spot for the top of the pedal is at approximately 2:00. It makes it incredibly tough to snap in when I'm worried about the cars around me and subsequently I end up fidgeting through the intersection.

My girlfriend also owns these and reports the same experience. They're still a good set once you get going, but for the money I recommend looking at a different pedal.

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Eddiewrote a review of on March 21, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've owned these for approx. 2 years and I ride 3-4 times a week. I have really put these shoes through hell; snow storms, rain storms, riding in 105 degree heat and they are every bit as comfortable as when I first bought them.

Side note - if you have wide feet you might find these a bit snug.

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Eddiewrote a review of on February 25, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This last year was my first season riding through the winter and I was a little intimidated with all the options for staying warm. Embrocation creams? Thermal base layers? It all sounded a bit gnarly. and what if I get too hot mid ride - its not like I could tie the jacket around my waist - this aint tennis.

So when I started putting together my first go-to kit, I thought I'd give this a try and it was absolutely worth the money.

I wear a regular thermal base layer under this (look into the one made by Castelli) and I stay perfectly warm, even in 18 degree weather. The neck risers keep the winter chill off your soul (okay but seriously off your neckline) and with the windstopper fabric in play you won't feel the cold much at all.

Plus, the matte black scorpion on the back looks awesome.

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Eddiewrote a review of on February 25, 2014

1 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Bought these thinking they'd be a great addition for winter trainer days only to find out they run about full size small and true to other reviews, they cause a lot of numbness. Aside from that, I found the Chamois to be extremely uncomfortable. I definitely don't recommend buying these, even at a discounted sale price.

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Eddiewrote a review of on February 24, 2014

A teeny big in the legs but meh.
4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Bought these on sale. Wore them out on various bike rides (20-40 degree winter weather) and decided either embrocation cream or thermal tights were needed. As the title suggests, they are a tiny bit roomy through out the thigh but all in all they are well worth the money. The chamois is very comfortable.

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Eddiewrote a review of on February 24, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

A bird bottle cage? Sure, why not.

Bought these bastards for looks and they've been very solid. If you're a weight weenie (a person(s) that cares about bicycle weight to the point of obsession, weighing every component that goes on your bike, and thus sometimes forgetting a bike is meant to be ridden) then you probably want to look at something else. But these are hilarious and do the job well.

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