I'm orginally from a small town in upstate New York. I moved out to Utah in September of 10' and am loving every second of it. I had the best ski season of my life this past year and am looking forward to many more. I also love to go backpacking, mountain biking and kayaking.
I bought this show becasue ive always been a flat rider and decided to branch out of the comfort zone a little and try clipless while they do both well i do occasionally miss my normal flat shoes. i do get more grip with my flats over these which makes sense. but I also enjoy the capability of being able to ride clipless if i choose. i also enjoy the stiffer shoe over my flats.
i bought these to do everything in, these will be great bike short, swim shorts, casual shorts, you name it. I do prefer them to be a smidge longer but overall you really cant complain for what you get out of them. i have purchased multiple pairs.
I managed to snap this chain in under 30 rides, which was a bummer. ive always had good luck with my X0 11-speed chains but was pretty disappointed when this one that doesnt have a whole lot of ride time on it managed to melt apart under my feet. i was able to replace the links but am now naturally a little weary.
i love 5ten, its simply the best rubber for biking. sadly this will be the... I cant even count how many times ive had these shoes warrantied because the sole starts to peel off and hole being to form. i put up with it simply because they are some of the best shoes for biking. I dont know how the put up with me but big ups to 5ten!
Ive been riding on this build nomad for about a half season so far. There are no huge changes from last season to this. it was upgraded to a lyrics fork making it now Boost just in the front. and bumping up to a 170 for now. Also upgraded is the Eagle drive train which is great! larger gear range generally means a longer day on the hill with less energy being used. perfect bike for riding enduro or taking to your local bike park and having a good time. all in all. we will miss you old nomad as the new nomad is set to release this fall!
everyone is getting that new new. This is one of those items that is now coming stock on most builds and its for a good reason. get rid of that front derailleur and make the upgrade already, you can muscle the ups and still have that fast gearing for the down. shifting problems are minimized by just having one derailleur.
I personally dont use them often. But when I do its becasue I have too. 4 pistons really come in handy when you are barreling down the trail and didnt see that hairpin turn at the bottom. Rarely do I wish I had more braking power. these brakes are great bang for the buck.
If you dont have one, you need to get one. If you ride bikes trails all the time this will make the ups to downs and the downs to ups a breeze. i've had multiple reverbs and have yet to have a bad one and I take it through the paces.