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Eric Morton

Eric Morton

Eric Morton's Passions

Road Biking
Cyclocross
Mountain Biking
Triathlon

Eric Morton's Bio

Adventure cyclist and outdoor junkie. Just completed 20 months & over 16,000 miles bike touring the US. Addicted to cycling (obviously)& frequent bikepacker. Also enjoy all forms of camping & outdoor survival. Grew up surfing and paddleboarding. Novice boulderer.

Eric Morton

Eric Mortonwrote a review of on April 25, 2016

Here's to another 5k...
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love the way my old Pearls treated me (and they lasted over 4k miles)...But I'm very excited to finally switch all my hardgood apparel to GIRO! So far, I've put two months of riding on them and I love every bit.
They're stiff enough to maintain power through your pedal strokes; yet the Vibram soles are soft enough to make walking the trails or commuting around town running errands very comfortable. I do A LOT of bikepacking and touring, where being in my cleats from sun up to sun down is a necessity; and I highly recommend the comfort these provide for all day wear.

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Eric Morton

Eric Mortonwrote a review of on April 5, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Love these shoe covers when they fit right. Great wind blocker and they help trap heat in the shoe. The only reason I give 4/5 stars, is for fit. They only work with some shoes (not all) depending on the design and shape of the shoe. Definitely worth checking out to see if they're compatible though!

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Eric Morton

Eric Mortonwrote a review of on March 10, 2016

Dry All Day
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This has been my major touring jacket for almost 10,000 miles. I purchased it in Seattle in November before cycling from there to LA. It also survived the changing weather of the Continental Divide.
Great jacket! Pairs excelent with cycling clothes and will also double just as comfortably with most of your outdoor/camp wear.
I run warm, so I never needed another layer beside it and my short sleeve jersey while riding...at camp, I would throw on a long sleeve merino wool layer under.

My only complaint; I wish it came with a hood...but I tackled that issue by rocking the Outdoor Research SEATTLE SOMBRERO.

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Eric Mortonwrote a review of on January 29, 2016

Organic vs Metallic
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Great pads that are very easy to install without the help of your local shop.
Reliable stopping power.
I personally prefer metallic over organic. I don't mind a little extra noise to know that I have better stopping power in all conditions.

--Know your pads--
ORGANIC PROS: -Quieter-Shorter break-in period-More initial bite-Prevent heat buildup-Pushes heat back into the rotor
ORGANIC CONS:-Wear quicker-Not as good in wet/muddy conditions
Use these if you are a lighter weight rider, and riding where lots of brakes are not required.

METALLIC PROS:-fade at a higher temperature than resin pads-better performance in wet conditions-last longer
METALLIC CONS:-louder-longer break-in time-not as much initial bite-heat is conducted through the caliper, not the rotor
Use these if you are a heavier rider and/or riding in wet, muddy, or dusty conditions. They are also a lot better if you are running small rotors, or are on a long descend. Also recommended for touring rigs.

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