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Kevin K

Kevin K

Salt Lake City, Utah

Kevin K's Passions

Road Biking
Mountain Biking

Kevin K's Bio

Growing up in Wisconsin, being outdoors was commonplace. I started mountain biking at Kettle Moraine at an early age, had a hiatus for a bit, then hit it hard and haven’t stopped since. While XC is my background, all mountain riding is what I strive for. My typical rides are long climbs being rewarded by long, technical descents. I enjoy road riding as well, but use it more as a training method to go faster on the trails. When the snow’s falling, you can find me snowboarding or hiking.

Kevin K

Kevin Kwrote a review of on May 11, 2017

Attack Pro Jersey
4 5

I've been wearing this jersey more than I had anticipated. The reason for that is that it is the most lightweight and breathable long sleeve jersey I've had. It's a great option when looking for a bit more protection, whether that means abrasion or UV. While it's only the spring still in Utah, I've worn this jersey a couple times when the temps are around 80 degrees and been perfectly comfortable.

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Kevin K

Kevin Kwrote a review of on May 11, 2017

Nice for chilly days
4 5

I've been digging these shoes for wearing around in Fall and Winter. The Primaloft insulation adds some warmth to the shoes for cold days, but isn't overkill that you will be sweating wearing them indoors. I've been satisfied with how well they've held up to walking through salt and sludge all winter long, as well as the sole durability. While I haven't ridden them on the bike yet, I can assume they would be the best option for a grippy flat shoe for cold weather riding.

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Kevin Kwrote a review of on May 11, 2017

5 5

Fox really stepped it up with the introduction of the Proframe helmet. Super lighweight without any reduction in protection, and looks like a normal helmet compared to some other options out there. As far as protection, it checks all the boxes in terms of Mips and DH certified chinbar. As far as ventilation, the Proframe sets a new standard for pedaling in a full face helmet. I was really impressed with the minimal air flow restriction while wearing this helmet while climbing, and didn't feel the need to unlatch the helmet due to excess heat. The helmet also includes additional pads to help dial in the perfect fit, which was a welcome addition. I ended up utilizing the thinner cheek pads to provide a bit looser fit for my preference.

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Kevin Kwrote a review of on May 11, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Coming from a pair of Prolight SLX shoes, I am loving the adjust-ability of the Factor Tech Laces without the loss in performance. The Prolights are super light, but made it tough to fine tune the fit during my ride. The Boa makes quick, mid-ride adjustments really easy. While the lower tech lace straps are tough to adjust mid-ride, they don't hold any preset setting like traditional velcro straps can do. As far as volume, I find these to fit the exact same as other Giro shoes I've had. If you're looking for a comfortable, highly adjustable shoe with an efficient sole, these are the shoes for you.

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Kevin Kwrote a review of on May 11, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

The new Hellcat Pro's are super comfy right out of the box. Whatever material Five Ten used for the heel cup feels like a pillow, and the tongue has just the right padding to make for a superb fit. As far as the upper, it's not as breathable as their other options, but is really durable, and does a good job at keeping water from getting inside the shoes. The reinforced toebox keeps rock strikes at bay, while the stealth rubber sole provides tons of grip whether you’re on the pedals or hiking up a rock face. The only downside I had to these shoes is that the shank is stiffer than I typically prefer for longer rides. They worked just fine for shorter rides or when riding aggressive, but not necessarily the shoe I would grab for my rides where comfort is key over pedaling efficiency.

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Kevin Kwrote a review of on January 12, 2017

Super Breathable, Good Fit
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These gloves have been awesome in terms of comfort and breathability. I really like the elastic wrist closure for a comfortable, secure fit, instead of the velcro closure that other gloves use. The upper material has good air flow making them a great hot weather glove. The palm is a single layer allowing good dexterity and a closer feel to the grips.

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Kevin Kwrote a review of on January 12, 2017

Comfortable and Durable
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I don't usually wear what I would consider heavier shorts, especially for longer trail rides, but the 100% R-Core shorts have been great. They are pretty light and comfortable for the heavier denier, which add outstanding durability. The perforations on the inside of the legs add some breath-ability to dump excess heat, and the 1 side pocket is just enough to have the ability to fit what you need.

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Kevin Kwrote a review of on January 11, 2017

My Truck Companion
4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I was looking for a pack to keep necessities in my truck as a just in case scenario. I keep it in my truck packed with a patch kit, multi tool, tire levers, small pump, shock pump, gorilla tape, zip ties, extra cleat/screws, and a few other items. It's been great for keeping all the small parts in one easily accessible place. There's multiple storage places in the pack and seems to be durable/water-resistant.

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Kevin Kwrote a review of on January 11, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I would say that most tape measures, in my opinion, are all the same. What nice about this one is that it's a bit smaller than what you may find at home depot, lowes, etc since you typically wouldn't be measuring siding with this tape. Measures in standard and metric, retracts well, and stays in place when needed.

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