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Garrett Peterson

Garrett Peterson

Garrett Peterson

Garrett Petersonwrote a review of on December 4, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Full face helmets used to be incredibly heavy and breathed terribly....the Bell Super 3 changes all that. You can easily detach the lower portion of the helmet for a climb, attach it for the descent, and add protection to your face. I have had a few spills that could have been much worse if I was not wearing the face guard portion of the helmet.
I use mine for enduro racing and big rides like Monarch Crest and the Whole Enchilada. The added protection is a massive benefit and you sacrifice very little weight when the face guard is in your pack for a big climb.

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Garrett Peterson

Garrett Petersonwrote a review of on September 13, 2016

Great Value
4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I would give this rack 5 stars for value (much cheaper than a Kuat) but 4 stars for overall performance.

Thanks to Backcountry Gearheads for prepping me ahead of time for the assembly...it takes a little while to put together. Additionally, Thule factory assembled one of the major parts backwards so I had to take it apart and fix that part way through my build of it.
The pin that holds the rack in place on your trailer hitch is a bit unusual as well. One of the sides is threaded to hold the pin (1/4" diameter) in place and this threading completely fills up the hole on one side of the trailer hitch. The other side of the rack does not have threading so the 1/4" diameter pin sits loosely in the 1/2" or larger trailer hitch hole. This causes some imbalance with the rack when you hit a bump, but isn't noticeable when traveling down the road.
The rack works great for two bikes and the feature to drop the rack down to allow your tailgate to open is a huge help. Overall I would recommend purchasing this over a more expensive rack and saving yourself some money in the process.

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Garrett Petersonwrote a review of on September 13, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This piece of gear from POC may be a little costly but is well worth it. You hardly notice that you have it on during a descent, however it is not necessarily the best for riding uphill.
I wear mine for enduro racing, and while it probably makes you sweat a bit more on the uphill climbs, the added protection on the downhill is awesome. I took a spill in a race and took a bounce off a large boulder with my chest. The VPD padding worked great and I walked away from that with a bruise rather than something that could have been much worse.

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Garrett Petersonwrote a review of on February 24, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This foam roller is a must have for any athlete....hurts so good, but it is worth it. Everyone knows the benefit of foam rolling, but the best part about the STK Foam Roller is how easy it is to take with you when traveling. Going on a ski trip....fits perfectly in a duffel bag. The STK Foam Roller accompanied me on my last hut trip....took up hardly any space in my backpack and was a life saver at the end of the day after long tours.

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Garrett Petersonwrote a question about on September 2, 2015

Is the body armor on this removable?
Could you ride with just the spine protection and have the option to add the chest and shoulder protection?

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