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Jonathan Nielsen

Jonathan Nielsen

Park City,Wasatch, Slot Canyons,Trout Streams, Crags, Boulders

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I work for Backcountry...I know, I'm lucky

Jonathan Nielsen

Jonathan Nielsenwrote a review of on July 10, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have now put these pedals on my last two mountain bikes and I continue to believe they are the best pedals on the market for your mountain bike. You can absolutely find lighter pedals; however, you will not find a better combination of function, durability, a nice platform on a reasonably weighted package. I prefer a small platform in my pedals (as opposed to egg beater style pedals) as it provides a bit more stability and confidence which is really meaningful for me. I also like the range of clip tension. I like my clips to be really loose so that they release under minimal pressure and these pedals fit that bill. Not to worry, you can also dramatically tighten down the clip tension if you are a rider who wants to hammer and is less worried about an easy release. Overall, these are fantastic pedals which I extensively used for the past five years and I have never been disappointed.

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Jonathan Nielsenwrote a review of on June 30, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I am a big fan of the Kitsbow brand across all of its products, especially Kitsbow shorts. This piece is no exception. The quality is absolutely top notch and merino is the only was to go for your cycling tops. Styling is modern and updated. Fit runs a bit on the trim side, which shouldn't be a problem for most cyclists given they are typically a bit more on the trim side of the spectrum. If you are expecting this to fit like a medium t-shirt it is going to feel on the trim side; however, I like the fit for an active cycling piece. I wear medium in everything and I went with a medium hear and I am very happy

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Jonathan Nielsenwrote a review of on March 29, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I highly recommend compression in general to decrease muscle fatigue during performance and as an aid to recovery. I typically use these tights when skiing and snowboard and they make a marked difference. This is the thermal version which as a very, very thin fleece lining. On all but the warmest Spring days, I wear these and throw a lightweight merino layer on top or I would be cold (and I typically run warm). I have worn just these tights as a baselayer on really warm days in and backcountry situations. They are tights so the fit is very snug by design.

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Jonathan Nielsenwrote a review of on September 28, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I suffer from chronic knots in my upper back and shoulders. The Trigger Point massage ball is the ideal solution for relief when I am on the road or when I want to target very specific knots and lengthen the knotted muscles. I recommend the 2" ball as you can concentrate more pressure (via bodyweight) over a smaller surface area. I also find the massage balls to be useful rolling out the bottoms of my feet after a ride or a run. Rolling out my feet helps to relax my ankle muscles and achilles. Buy one to throw in your travel bag. You won't regret it

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Jonathan Nielsenwrote a review of on September 28, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I keep this mini foam roller and a Trigger Point massage ball in my travel bag for all work and adventure related trips. It is compact enough to carry in a carry-on size bag and gets the job done after a run on the road or just sleeping on a crappy bed. I would classify the roller as medium firmness, very similar to my optp full sized foam roller.

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Jonathan Nielsenwrote a review of on September 27, 2016

5 5

Other racks we've owned are a hassle to use and scrape up our bikes over time. This rack is easy to use, and doesn't damage our bikes. The tilt feature is key if you need to access your back door and bikes are loaded on the rack. Highly recommend.

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Jonathan Nielsenwrote a review of on September 21, 2016

5 5

I have long been on the search for "the mountain biking short". For me, the Kitsbow. Haskell fits the bill. The material and construction ooze thoughtfulness of design and superior materials. The shorts are surprising thick and heavy in a substantial way while maintaining stretch. They hit right at my knee (6'0") while standing and slide up above the knee while riding. The fit is fantastic and very modern. The legs taper ever so slightly without looking like skinny shorts for a clean trim look. I wish my casual cotton shorts fit this well. I operate under the buy fewer more quality items and use them until they are completely worn out. These are the only mtb shorts inown

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Jonathan Nielsenwrote a review of on June 29, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Got our kids in to these helmets recently and we should have done it sooner. This helmet is a universal child size helmet with a dial system. No need for specific sizes, if your child fits the size range then you can adjust the dial to an exact fit. Kids love it and say it is comfortable unlike their older helmets that were heavy and slipped all over the place.

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Jonathan Nielsenwrote a review of on June 29, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

We now own one of these for both our 8 and 5 yr olds. They love having their own packs for mountain biking and hiking. There is enough room to carry snacks, small sunscreen, rain jacket and even an extra tube for their bikes. Straps adjust for the perfect fit even on the smaller 5 yr old.

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Jonathan Nielsenwrote a review of on May 18, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

We decided to get the Flex for our kids and my wife has one as well. It has been a great way for the kids to understand how much they are or are not moving during the day. It is awesome to see them interested in how much activity, sleep, water, etc they are getting each day. In fact, having the kids wear the flex has made us more aware of their sleep quality. Something that kids don't often report on themselves. After the first night our older son's sleep data was eye opening. He was having very restless sleep. We had no idea and are very thankful we started using the flex so that we can try to help him improve his sleep quality.

The flex is more basic than other fitbits but it is perfect for our purposes. It does not track floors climbed or monitor heart rate. They are sleek, water resistant, has at least a 5 day battery life, sync easily with the app and seem very accurate.

Also appreciate how it comes with a small and large size band in each box.

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Jonathan Nielsenwrote a review of on May 6, 2014

5 5

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

I have put about 12 miles on these shoes and I wanted to share my initial impressions. First, don't be afraid of the weight and volume. These shoes are as light as any running shoe I have worn and the volume is not noticeable after about 15 minuntes. The broad base has help me improve my overall strike profile, but that is also a function of moving to a 4mm drop (this shoe) from a 10mm drop Asics Kayano.
The shoe fits true to size - I typically wear a 10.5 or 11 and it really is a function of width. I have really wide feet, especially in the forefoot area so I went with the 11 and it fits well.

The shoes come with a quick lace system as well as traditional laces and both function well.

I have run on both asphalt and rocky root-filled trails and the grip is sufficient for both.

I will check in later after about 100 miles of use for a more thorough review

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Jonathan Nielsenwrote a review of on May 3, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I did an unhealthy amount of research on hitch mount bike racks and I ultimately decided to splurge on the Fulltilt 4. I am glad I did. It came down to the Fulltilt and the Swingdaddy which basically means ease of installation vs. the ability to access the trunk/hatch with the bikes on the car respectively. I am very glad I went with the Fulltilt as it can be installed/uninstalled in about 20 seconds. Another benefit vs. the Swingdaddy and other accessories is the the built in lock which saves the cash for an extra accessory, but more importantly it is built in and nicely stows. I would highly recommend the tubetopper accessory or equivalent for any non straight top tube bikes (most aren't).
This rack is worth every penny

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