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Jason H.

Jason H.

Jason H.

Jason H.wrote a review of on July 1, 2017

1 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Update to my 5-star review below. First frame cracked on the top of the seat tube just below the collar. Yeti replaced under warranty. 10 hours on my new frame and exact same thing - cracked seat tube just below the seat post collar. I'm not a kook, I know my way around bicycles and how to install a seatpost so it's not user error. I weigh 155# and I'm not rough on my equipment - never broken a frame in my life. Bummer because this is still the best FS XC frame I've ridden. Makes me afraid of more dangerous failures in the frame design/manufacturing, though.

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Jason H.

Jason H.wrote a review of on April 16, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've been a Pivot fan for a long time but got tired of having to buy oversized frames because they haven't updated their geometry to the steeper seat tube and longer top tube geometry that works so well with a slacker head tube. Now I wish I would have made the move sooner. This bike is a rocket ship on xc and xxc trails and the geometry works so incredibly well it's insane.

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Jason H.wrote a review of on February 8, 2017

1 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

You'd think Fox would realize people want to wear their stuff biking, but the way their clothes fit you'd think the idea never dawned on them. This t-shirt is the latest in a long line of crap fitting clothes that I've either returned or worn but hated it.

T-shirt fits fine when standing with your arms to your side. Sit on a bike with your hands on the bars and you've got a giant wad of material bunching up behind your neck and shoulders and sleeves that pull up into muscle shirt territory. I'm bought a Medium, I'm 6' and 160# and this is the worst fitting t-shirt I've owned in my life.

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Jason H.

Jason H.wrote a review of on February 4, 2017

2 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

This would be a great jacket for cool weather trail riding had they made the sleeves long enough for doing just that. Standing up it fits fine. Bend over and grab some bars and the sleeves pull up 4-5". There's no stretch in the material which makes it even more noticeable/annoying. Too bad, it'd be a rad jacket otherwise. I'm 6' and 160# and I bought both a M and L. The M fit great in the body but neither the M or L were long enough in the sleeves once in a riding position.

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Jason H.

Jason H.wrote a review of on November 13, 2016

2 5

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

Tire companies still don't have the 27+ thing figured out. Heavy but brittle. Not sure how that combo gets cleared by R&D. Second ride and double pinch flatted (running tubeless, of course). Not running crazy low pressure, not riding crazy terrain, just riding overpriced trash for tires. Buyer beware.

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Jason H.

Jason H.wrote a review of on June 5, 2016

A 2.8" tire that's not even 2.4"
1 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I mounted these up on a set of I9 Trail wheels. Couldn't believe my eyes. I said to my buddy "these look the same as my Conti 2.4 tires!" And guess what? They are. Pulled out the calipers and everything. What's up with the BS marketing WTB? Now I have to pay to return ship your lies.

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Jason H.

Jason H.wrote a review of on February 18, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is the bike I've been wanting for years. Built it up and rallied a few trails in St George last weekend and it's everything I'd hoped it'd be. Best of the 29er platform (fast, rolls over things easily) and mid-travel/mid-slack geometry (quick without being xc twitchy and able to deal with some sxxt without being more than you need). The 429 Trail is a riot. It's replaced last year's 429c in my quiver and I couldn't be happier.

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Jason H.

Jason H.wrote a review of on May 27, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Helmet fits great and is true-to-size. The only drawback is the helmet comes down close behind the ear and leaves no room for your sunglasses to fit beneath it. If you don't put your sunglasses beneath the helmet then the helmet pushes them forward and away from your face. If you put the sides of your glasses under the helmet then it's uncomfortable/annoying when you tighten down the helmet so it's secure on your head. Never had this issue with any of the dozens of other non-POC helmets I've owned so I'm a bit bummed out by this. I'll probably end up cutting away a bit of the foam behind my ear so my sunglasses have room to sit well.

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Jason H.

Jason H.wrote a review of on May 27, 2015

3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These rollers are great with one important caveat: The band vibrates annoyingly anytime you go over about 28 mph. If you plan on doing hard intervals you might find this irritating (I certainly do). Not sure if it's an issue with the roller design or the band. FWIW I use these rollers with a 56cm road bike, so it's not like I'm at the extreme end of sizing/drum placement.

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