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Kyle Br

Kyle Br

Northern Utah

Kyle Br's Bio

I have been cycling for over 20 years, racing for most of that. Racing triathlons for 5 years. I love road riding, mountain biking, open water swimming, trail running, and being outside in general.

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Kyle Brwrote a review of on June 14, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I wanted to put some real miles on the bike and get a few races under my belt before I put down my impressions of the F10. My initial impressions were 5 star, but then the new car smell can always cloud an opinion. I can honestly say after some solid hours at every angle and every power zone I still really really love it. In the last couple years here I have ridden about every top end bike I could get my hands on including brands CC doesn't carry. My main concern is a bike is performance followed by comfort, I'm not getting any younger and I don't want my shoulders to kill after a longer ride. It's just something that happens after 25 years of cycling when you're in your (later) 40's, your body cant take those rough roads like it used to. In the performance category it climbs with everything I wished for. To me it looks like a heavy bike but when you go up it feels incredibly efficient and light underneath. Standing up is tight and a very solid feel, nothing lost when you stand and crank hard. Coming back down the F10 handles flawlessly, I am running a 90mm stem which can start to get a little twitchy being short but I felt completely competent. I've put some hard miles in the drops and have not felt beat up which sometimes a really stiff fast frame can do to you. I'm more than happy to give comparisons to other bikes or answer any questions on the F10. kylebrown@competitivecyclist.com 801-204-4699

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Kyle Brwrote a review of on June 14, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Buying our second Trabec in 6 weeks. helmet #1 saved my son in a hard hit on a rock. He wound up with good scrapes and a severely broken wrist along with a broken helmet. But when you can take a fall like that and your head comes out without a scratch you get that helmet again.

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Kyle Brwrote a review of on May 11, 2017

right at the top
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I wanted to put some real miles on the bike and get a few races under my belt before I put down my impressions of the F10. My initial impressions were 5 star, but then the new car smell can always cloud an opinion. I can honestly say after some solid hours at every angle and every power zone I still really really love it. In the last couple years here I have ridden about every top end bike I could get my hands on including brands CC doesn't carry. My main concern is a bike is performance followed by comfort, I'm not getting any younger and I don't want my shoulders to kill after a longer ride. It's just something that happens after 25 years of cycling when you're in your (later) 40's, your body cant take those rough roads like it used to. In the performance category it climbs with everything I wished for. To me it looks like a heavy bike but when you go up it feels incredibly efficient and light underneath. Standing up is tight and a very solid feel, nothing lost when you stand and crank hard. Coming back down the F10 handles flawlessly, I am running a 90mm stem which can start to get a little twitchy being short but I felt completely competent. I've put some hard miles in the drops and have not felt beat up which sometimes a really stiff fast frame can do to you. I ended up running Dura Ace with a pioneer power meter along with my Etap set up, just a personal thing and I'm really happy with it. I do think that I'm more than happy to give comparisons to other bikes or answer any questions on the F10. kylebrown@competitivecyclist.com 801-204-4699

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Kyle Brwrote a review of on May 11, 2017

top of the line
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I wanted to put some real miles on the bike and get a few races under my belt before I put down my impressions of the F10. My initial impressions were 5 star, but then the new car smell can always cloud an opinion. I can honestly say after some solid hours at every angle and every power zone I still really really love it. In the last couple years here I have ridden about every top end bike I could get my hands on including brands CC doesn't carry. My main concern is a bike is performance followed by comfort, I'm not getting any younger and I don't want my shoulders to kill after a longer ride. It's just something that happens after 25 years of cycling when you're in your (later) 40's, your body cant take those rough roads like it used to. In the performance category it climbs with everything I wished for. To me it looks like a heavy bike but when you go up it feels incredibly efficient and light underneath. Standing up is tight and a very solid feel, nothing lost when you stand and crank hard. Coming back down the F10 handles flawlessly, I am running a 90mm stem which can start to get a little twitchy being short but I felt completely competent. I've put some hard miles in the drops and have not felt beat up which sometimes a really stiff fast frame can do to you. I'm more than happy to give comparisons to other bikes or answer any questions on the F10. kylebrown@competitivecyclist.com 801-204-4699

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Kyle Brwrote a review of on May 1, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

After riding a DA Pioneer set up for the last 2 years I really wanted to take a look around before deciding which power system to put on my new bike. It didn't take long and I was back on the new 9100 DA pioneer crank. I even went with it although the rest of my system is Etap, which it works with just great btw. Accuracy is excellent, reliability has been great, and it's been easy to use. I run it with the Pioneer computer and have been plenty happy with that as well. The DA cranks are super stiff and still my favorite out there. I know there are a few cranks that will save you a couple grams at best but I take the Shimano performance over all. I've had a couple months now on the 9100 and have been super happy with it, no complaints at all. I've put the Pioneer system through rain and inclement weather and not run into any issues. If you have any questions on the Pioneer power meter feel free to get in touch with me directly.

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Kyle Brwrote a review of on May 1, 2017

would buy again
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have been using the Dura Ace Pioneer power system now for just over two years. It has worked great for me in all areas. Accuracy as far as I've been able to check has been excellent. Reliability has been great, the only think I run into is going through a few batteries in a year. They are easy to replace in both the crank and main unit. I have been running with the pioneer computer as well. The complete pedal metrics are really helpful although I only really reference that every few weeks now just to make sure I'm still dialed. I've ridden through rain more than once and not had issues. Feel free to contact me with any question on the Pioneer system.

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Kyle Brwrote a review of on April 15, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've owned a few of the poc helmets now for road and bought this for my son (his pick). He swears it's been his favorite helmet yet, yea he's only 15 but he's been through several. He says it's very comfortable on and of course loves the look. POC makes safe and quality stuff so I trust it completely.

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Kyle Brwrote a review of on April 15, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I thought I would try branching out after riding Enve and 3T for the last several years and have always loved other FSA products. The parts I really loved on the bars was the feel in the drops. I was indifferent when up on top. I actually prefer the 3t ergonova team bar feel when my hands are up top. They are a pretty small diameter bar so if you have smaller hands or like that feel they will be right up your alley. The ride is very nice and they are plenty stiff when you crank hard on them. feel free to contact me directly with any questions.

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Kyle Brwrote a review of on April 15, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have these on both our hard tails now. handling is great, they roll fast and you get a lot of mileage out of them. All ours are set up tubeless and have held up well and been really trouble free. They are fairly light, light enough to race, but usable every day.

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Kyle Brwrote a review of on April 13, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This isn't our first Santa Cruz that we've owned so that should say a lot right there. I added a tallboy because I wanted a XC bike that would be a little more of a "fun time" bike along side my highball racer. I have my son riding the bike as well. The tallboy is very easy to handle and rides excellent. Riding with a 50 stem it's great in pretty much every condition. I mostly ride a little more XC territory and I am always a little worried about climbing quickly and efficiently. Uphill was not an issue and it ran up extremely well, I think it's totally race capable as it sits. Descending is smooth and confident. I don't really do any big down hill hits but have gone at it pretty hard and the tallboy is super stable. Eagle shifts very well but it is a tad more clunky with the huge gear range. I have not run into issues with it mechanically. I'm happy to answer sizing questions, as SC runs on the small side, or any questions at all on the tallboy.

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Kyle Brwrote a review of on March 19, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought this to go on a bike I'd bought that came with a steel rail heavier saddle and thought at this price it's worth a gamble. I was really happy after a couple weeks of riding now. It was easy to get used to and is pretty darn light. I know saddles are totally personal and what one person likes another may hate. I have usually ridden selle italia slr saddles and this had a similar feel.

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Kyle Brwrote a review of on March 19, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I am on my 3rd pair now, that should tell you my opinion of the Hitogami. They wear slightly faster than some other shoes I've worn for running but the feel and performance I get are worth getting a new shoe a month sooner. they are very light, more of a minimal shoe. I know that's not for everyone but if you like that type of shoe I highly recommend them.

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