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Forrest

Forrest

Draper, UT

Forrest's Passions

Mountain Biking
Road Biking

Forrest's Bio

I ride bikes and take pictures.
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Forrest

Forrestwrote a review of on June 2, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I absolutely love the materials and fit of these shorts!
If you are coming from another pair of Pearl shorts you will notice these have a more compressive fit, and they are designed better for the riding position, so when you are standing up straight they are not quite as comfortable as when you are in riding position, this makes for a much better fitting short in my opinion. The legs are a little longer than your old shorts, but more in keeping with modern fit from most brands. The material is so very comfortable and the chamois is just the right amount of thickness and support for long days in the saddle. The bib straps are actually a little closer together down the front which threw me off at first but I really quite like it.
Buy these if you are looking for a top shelf bib short that make you feel like royalty, but beware, you probably won't want to wear your old shorts again.

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Forrestwrote a review of on June 2, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

My first shorts were Pearl, like 15 years ago. Shorts, not bibs. They had a drawstring and a thin foam chamois in them and they did the job. Years later and my closet is full of Assos, Castelli, and Giordana clothing, no shorts either, just bibs, glad I figured that one out quickly.
I was told that Pearl had some all new gear coming out in the Pearl Izumi Black line and the new PRO line and that it was unlike anything else Pearl had made so I tried some on. The fit is fantastic, shaped for riding and not for standing around in. The sleeves and shorts are a modern, longer length and the material quality is amazing. I wear an XL in Assos and the Pearl Jersey and shorts have a similar size. Not too small like the Castelli tends to run.
Bottom line, if you are looking for a top shelf kit, you should really look at the Pearl Izumi Black gear, it is fantastic.

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Forrestwrote a review of on May 29, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Not my story, but 2 years ago my uncle reached out to me. He needed another pair of Bib Shorts so that he would have an adequate rotation during a big charity ride for fallen officers. The ride is like 14 days long and they do about 100 miles per day, I explained to him that the best shorts we sell for that kind of riding was the Assos Cento short. It took some prodding because these were easily more than double what he had ever spent on bibs in the past. After the tour, is wife let me know that he loved the shorts so much that he hand washed them in the sink every night and wore them every day of the ride.
Now for my own personal experience, I own three pairs of Assos shorts including the Cento and they are fantastic, absolutely fantastic. Yes, they are expensive, but they truly are worth every penny.

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Forrestwrote a review of on February 18, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

You will likely never wear out a Camelbak. In the last 20 years I have been mountain biking I have had two Camelbak's and the only reason I bought the second was because I was bored with my old one. The Mule is the perfect size for most mountain biking scenarios unless you are carrying all of the tools and gear for a sizeable group, the Mule can handle it.

I love the 100-ounce reservoir and prefer having too much water, or just underfilling the reservoir for shorter rides. I find that any time I am riding for more than 2 hours I reach for the Mule. Camelbak does a great job, the Mule is very comfortable and the internal organization is nice and thoughtful. I have had such amazing experiences with Camelbak that I cannot think of a reason to go with anything else for packs.

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Forrestwrote a review of on February 18, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I'm a big fan. I have honestly tried to avoid Yeti coolers because they seem so popular and I figure you are just paying for a name. I have insulated bottles from a number of other brands and have to say that the Yeti is my favorite. It feels slightly heavier and better constructed than many others I have had. The colored finish, if you get a colored one, is more durable than most other companies finishes.
Also, the straw lid for the Yeti's is way better than the straw lids for many of the other bottles. Yeah, it costs a little more but it is totally worth it.

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