Jeff Guestposted an image about Kuat NV 2.0 Bike Hitch Rack on June 13, 2018
I was born and raised in Utah and don't plan on leaving anytime soon. I currently live in Coalville and recreate all over Utah. In the winter I'm snowboarding at The Canyons Terrain Park and Snow Kiting in the open fields of Coalville, Park City, and Heber. In the summer I hang out all over Southern Utah while Camping and Canyoneering with my friends, and climbing in the Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons in the Wasatch Mountains. I love working at Backcountry.com and also don't plan on leaving anytime soon.
I wanted to hook my 1.25" NV 2.0 rack on the back of the ATV to do some downhill rides in the canyon near my house, but all the reviews said the hitch pin hole isn't in the right spot so you can't get the small locking hitch pin through the hole. I bought this adapter with the intention to drill a hole so this would work with my NV, but to my surprise there was a nice long oval hole where big circle in the picture is. I put the adapter on my hitch and put it the 2" hitch receiver I was able to get my small locking hitch pin to go through! Kuat updated the adapter to work with the NV, but nothing has been said yet on the internet.
If you buy this adapter after June 1st 2018, it should work with your NV rack.
These are my first set of knee pads, so I can't say much about breathability, but I don't notice them on when riding! I do notice them when I'm not riding. They do cause the top part of my knees to sweat on hot days, but the back and sides of my knees haven't sweat yet in these! I think they breath pretty well except for the top and bottom grippy parts that prevent the pads from sliding down your leg. As far as size goes, I'm 5'5" and 110lbs and I have super skinny legs so I thought I was going to need an XS, but the XS ended up being to tight, and the Small felt just right, so I would say these run a little on the small side. The size chart seems to be pretty accurate, so be sure to measure your leg and get what the size chart says.
I haven't fallen on them yet, and while I'm sure it will still hurt when I fall on a rock or stick, I'm very sure it will prevent major damage, puncture wounds, and gnarly trail rash that would end my day of riding!
I'm very happy I bought these and I would definitely buy them again!
I had a clogged valve core to the point where I couldn't put air in the tire, and air slowly leaked out when trying to release air. I put this core in and threw the old one away. It worked great! I'll have to buy some more to have some spares.
I got this pump for the mtn bike. I tested it out the other day and found that the handle of the outer shaft moves all the up to the head and completely covers the inner shaft. This makes it awkward to pump up your tires because there is no t really any room to put your other hand to stabilize the pump while pumping. It was also hard to pump top off the tires to 30psi. The rubber plug only fits into the shrader side, so if you are using the presta side the rubber plug just dangles in the way. I ended up just taking the plug off.
I probably wouldn't buy this pump again. Next time I will go with one that has a T-handle.
I had the the Ultralight stand which I really liked for it's compactness and being slightly lighter weight than the Pro Elite, but the clam was not intuitive and very annoying. I upgraded to the Pro Elite and I'm very glad I did! The clamp on the Pro Elite is much easier to use because of the big button to slide the jaws open as opposed to the quarter turn and hoping you got it right on the Ultralight clamp. This is definitely worth the extra money!
I don't have much experience with various types of chain lubes, but I picked this one up so I can drip it onto my chain without dealing with overspray and wasting lube from an aerosol can. It works great in the dry Utah climate. I would buy it again.
I had a chain that was starting to rust. I got some dishsoap and water used this brush to clean the chain. It worked really well! All the rust is now gone! I haven't quite figured out how to use the other toothy end on my cassette yet... I gave it 4 starts due to the lack on instructions on how to properly use the toothy end.
These are my first set of knee pads, so I can't say much about breathability, but I can agree with everyone who says they don't notice them on when riding! I think they breath pretty well except for the top and bottom grippy parts that prevent the pads from sliding down your leg. As far as size goes, I'm 5'5" and 110lbs and I have super skinny legs so I thought I was going to need an XS, but the XS ended up being to tight, and the Small felt just right, so I would say these run a little on the small side. I haven't fallen on them yet, and while I'm sure it will still hurt when I fall, I'm very sure it will prevent major damage, puncture wounds, and gnarly trail rash!
I'm very happy I bought these and I would definitely buy them again!
I was super duper excited for this helmet! It was super comfortable, it looked good on my small head, and if you unscrew the center visor stop screw and move it under the visor stop, you can actually use the visor to block out the sun when it's low in the sky unlike most other bike helmets where the visor can only move up instead of down.
The ONLY issue I had was my Oakley Flak Jacket sunglasses didn't fit under the helmet which is why I gave this 4 stars. If I put them under the retention harness they would cause bad pressure points. If I put them over the retention harness, they would slide around on my face. I discovered that POC uses a stiffer retention harness than Giro does. My Oakley's fit under every Giro helmet I've tried on, so I ended up going with the Giro Montaro.
When it comes to gloves in general, I'm pretty picky. I need it to fit well, be comfortable, have dexterity, be durable, and look awesome! I tried on a bunch of mtn bike gloves and I chose these because they fit great, were super light and breathable, had the hook-and-loop closure, and looked awesome! I haven't got to sue them a lot yet, so I can't speak for durability. Most of the other gloves I tried on had the annoying finger tip seams that ended up going under my fingernail and annoying me. These have that finger tip seam, but it isn't as protrusive (is that a word?) as all of the other gloves. Plus I can use my phone with the gloves on! I would buy these again.
I generally wear size small gloves and this is true to size.
I got the Ocean color and it is an awesome poppy blue!
I have 27.5" tubeless tires, so I chose the 25g Control Drive in case I need to re-seat the bead while out on the trail. I have some 16g LEZYNE brand CO2 canisters and they both fit the Control Drive. I haven't had to use it yet, but I'll have it when I need it! I got the Red/Hi Gloss which doesn't show the black insulator like the others colors show in the images, but it came with one!
This helmet is lighter on my head than I was expecting which is a nice surprise! Another nice surprise that isn't shown in the product picture is that the chin strap doesn't have the annoying adjustable buckles where the 2 straps go from the helmet around your ears and join together at the chin. The straps are sewn together in the right place so its flat, light, and doesn't rub against my ears! This helmet is a youth helmet, but fits 50cm to 57cm heads (19.75in to 22.5in), so if you are an adult with a small head like me (51cm) then this helmet will fit you!
I've been looking for a good jersey for a few years, and while this one is not the perfect jersey for me (mostly due to the Summer Green color not being a Kelly Green), it fits me great and I noticed the sleeves aren't big flappy holes that my arms go through. They are a little slimmer fit which is great because I have skinny arms.
This is a very comfortable helmet, and the Matte Blue/Lime colorway is awesome! The GoPro mount is a bear to attach to the helmet, but at least I know my camera won't fall off! I like the Roc Loc Air fit system, but the wheel is smaller than I'm used to which makes it a little harder to tighten. Overall this is a great helmet! My Oakley Flak Jacket sunglasses fut under it great!