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Jacob Dudek

Jacob Dudek

Jacob Dudek

Jacob Dudekwrote a review of on October 9, 2018

3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've never been a huge fan of Stan's rim tape but it does the job. It just feels flimsy with poor adhesive when you install, but I would say it holds up decently well. I've had the occasional issue with the tape sealing but for the most part, 'satisfactory' is the average experience. Designed to be light which is a plus.

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Jacob Dudek

Jacob Dudekwrote a review of on October 9, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I find that my feet get wet regardless of how hard I try out there on those rainy days. Accepting the wet and solving for warmth seems to be the best tactic for me. These socks are pricey but they will act as little wetsuits for your feet so when you do encounter the wet and the cold elements, your feet at least stay wet and warm. Pricey, but quite effective. I won't ride in wet and cold conditions without them anymore.

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Jacob Dudekwrote a review of on October 8, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

XT pedals are sort of a staple in the pedal game. One thing that folks don't necessarily consider is the benefit of the beveled pedal frame vs. other options. I had a pair of HTs for a bit and whenever I had a pedal strike, the HTs would get all hung up on the rock. Shimano's tend to glide off the rocks a bit more easily when you have your little pedal strike oopsies.

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Jacob Dudekwrote a review of on October 8, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Only complaint / caution is with the stem length. If you role with ENVEs or some other deep channel wheel, there is a chance you'll run into a problem with the stem length. Don't get caught out on the trail with a perfectly good spare you can't fill up because there isn't enough stem to press your C02 cartridge onto.

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Jacob Dudekwrote a review of on October 8, 2018

5 5

Love them because they are super durable but still very smooth. I personally love ESI grips as well but a light breeze will trash them so if you're not a weight weenie, these grips are where it's at.

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Jacob Dudekwrote a review of on August 14, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These are awesome tires and I would absolutely buy again for the front wheel. Bomb proof and the traction is amazing. It will wear fast though! MaxxGrip is the real deal - crazy traction, crazy soft rubber, definitely fast wear. I would expect to go through ~2 sets if you are riding a ton in 1 season.

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Jacob Dudekwrote a review of on August 14, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Sweet little mount that you can use as your top cap if you want to mount a Wahoo head unit to a short stemmed bike. Works great and keeps the unit in place - my only complaint is that it adds some complication to adjusting your headset when that moment arises. You have to unscrew the tiny hex screws, take the blue plastic part off, then you can access the top cap bolt. Careful with those little screws as well - they are prone to stripping.

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Jacob Dudekwrote a review of on August 13, 2018

2 5

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

Fit was okay - the sleeves ride a little short. Breathability was awesome. Durability is nill on this thing. I caught it on a branch on my first ride and shredded the shoulder of the shirt. So...that was that! Shirt looks great and feels great but don't try to blast through vegetation and expect it to hold up.

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Jacob Dudekwrote a review of on August 13, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I'm a fan of most Ion product but I've become particularly fond of this "jersey" from them. Doesn't have loud obnoxious colors that looks like a japanamation cartoon, the fit is there, and it actually breathes well. I recommend for anyone that is just looking for a simple t-shirt that has solid technical capabilities.

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Jacob Dudek

Jacob Dudekwrote a review of on August 13, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Should probably be sitting around in every bike rider's garage because at some point you're going to run into center lock rotors and you're going to need to replace them! I don't have much preference between this or another brand's Hollowtech BB tool but this one from Park has worked well for me!

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Jacob Dudekwrote a review of on August 13, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

My wife has ridden these tires on her plus bike for a couple years and is a big fan of them. The Nobby Nic is sort of the best of all the worlds with traction balanced against rolling ability. I will say that Schwalbe tires have never really held up against the test of time for me but my wife is quite a bit lighter than I and she made them work for 2 seasons riding ~3x per week.

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