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Kyle Br

Kyle Br

Northern Utah

Kyle Br's Passions

Road Biking
Cyclocross
Mountain Biking
Triathlon

Kyle Br's Bio

I have been cycling for over 20 years, racing for most of that. Racing triathlons for 10 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 April 25, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Castelli makes my favorite cooler weather socks. There are other warm socks out there but I think Castelli makes them more comfortable than any I've tried. Have owned several of their cool weather socks now and the Quindici live up to what I expect from them.

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Kyle Brwrote a review of on April 25, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

good fit and feel but I had to return to get the right fit. I am 5'7" 131lbs and bout an S but it was somewhat baggy at the waist and was causing drag even when cinched with draw string. Provides just a little flotation so a little more of a wetsuit feel for training. I like it a little better than a jammer for that fact. It it neoprene and about as thick as a wet suit so keep that in mind if you think that would be to hot for you in a pool.

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Kyle Brwrote a review of on April 25, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Has the typical PI fit, not skin tight but very comfortable. I know that type of sizing suits some and not others. Great quality as always from Pearl and feel to material is very nice. I use it more for training and not racing as I prefer more skin tight aero fit but would still recommend as a well done, comfortable, well fitting piece.

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Kyle Brwrote a review of on March 28, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have had great luck with the Assos summer gloves. They are really really comfortable, fit is great all around, they are on the euro size chart, so a little smaller. Very cool in summer, great feel on the bars with or without tape, no slipping. I see some reviews where they stitching or material has torn, I would go for the warranty on those. Mine have held up great. I own two pair myself and another for a family member.

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Kyle Brwrote a review of on March 28, 2019

So good I bought one
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

As an employee here at CC I have access to a lot of bikes. I don't buy for myself just any bike, it has to be special. The Oltre XR4 is that good. As a racer in my late (very late) 40's I have to be careful. I want a bike that is fast, stiff, race geometry, but my back, shoulders and whole body don't take 4 or 5 hours in the saddle like the did when I was 25, at least as far as I can remember anyway. The XR4 is stiff and efficient, it's an aero frame bit it can climb, you can stand up and rock that bike all over. You can ride it all day, the carbon layup technique really does make a difference, I can feel it, that's a major reason I went and bought one. Those are the important things, the not important things, but really are actually important, Bianchi's are gorgeous. Thumbs up on the the Oltre XR4. If you're looking for an overall fantastic bike and ready to treat yourself give it a good look. I upgraded to Dura Ace 9170 and 454 wheels. I wanted to drop a few grams being the reason behind that. If you've ridden the new Ultegra Di2 it's phenomenal, it's bullet proof, and very easy to use and maintain. There is a frame build option if you wanted to do anything different from this specific build I can help you out on that.

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Kyle Brwrote a review of on March 28, 2019

I even bought one of my own
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

As an employee here at CC I have access to a lot of bikes. I don't buy for myself just any bike, it has to be special. The Oltre XR4 is that good. As a racer in my late (very late) 40's I have to be careful. I want a bike that is fast, stiff, race geometry, but my back, shoulders and whole body don't take 4 or 5 hours in the saddle like the did when I was 25, at least as far as I can remember anyway. The XR4 is stiff and efficient, it's an aero frame bit it can climb, you can stand up and rock that bike all over. You can ride it all day, the carbon layup technique really does make a difference, I can feel it, that's a major reason I went and bought one. Those are the important things, the not important things, but really are actually important, Bianchi's are gorgeous. Thumbs up on the the Oltre XR4. If you're looking for an overall fantastic bike and ready to treat yourself give it a good look.

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Kyle Brwrote a review of on March 28, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Not as well known as some brands, they should be. Ridley makes an amazing frame. I've owned all of their road models and I have to say the Helium is my favorite. It's light, as the name would indicate but a light bike isn't always a great bike. The helium is also stiff so when you stand up to power it up a hill it goes. The bike is efficient and also a pretty comfortable ride over long distance. The geometry is more aggressive, so if you're not looking for that take a look at the Ridley Fenix. along with being tight when you stand, it's super stable when you are shooting downhill. I rode with sram and shimano, everyone has their own favorite, I just want to concentrate on the frame, and the frame is a winner all around.

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Kyle Brwrote a review of on March 22, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I'd been doing my tubeless set up by just using a floor pump and getting a great workout and swearing a lot. This little tool is excellent and works great, I've set up 5 tires with it now and 4 we're flawless, one I had to do a second try, not a big deal. It's small enough to be portable which is nice for taking on the road. Would definitely recommend.

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Kyle Brwrote a review of on February 23, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've owned about every Ridley road frame now over the last 10 years. I've always been SUPER impressed. My first was the Helium and I was a fan ever since. The Fenix is a middle of the road frame, not the lightweight climbing machine of the helium, or the aero race Noah frame. The geometry is a little more comfortable and a little softer. When you wind up for a full sprint at speed you can feel it's just not as stiff as either, but for most people you'll be a lot happier after 50+ miles. That being said Andre Greipel did win a stage of the tdf on a Fenix frame. Could you race the frame, yea Andre proved that, but realistically it's more for an everyday cycling enthusiast. Very good to your body after a century ride, it won't beat you up. The ultegra drivetrain is just outstanding, durable, performs just great, I can't say enough good about it. To summarize the Fenix ultegra is a bike for 90% of us. If your a cat 1 crit racer, you'll want a Noah, chasing froome up a climb, get the helium for sure. If you love riding bikes and don't have 8 grand to spend but want a bike that rides and performs like you spent WAY more I'd highly recommend the Fenix. If you have specific question on it feel free to email or call me here and I'll talk bikes with you.

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Kyle Brwrote a review of on February 22, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

It's always kind of scary to buy a new bike when you've got one that works so well but my son outgrew his Ibis decided to get a Yeti, like his dad. Yeti makes a great bike so I wasn't too worried, but I still was. On our first ride out he was in love. Maybe you'd say that a 17 yr old doesn't know any better, but his dad works at CC and he's owned several higher end bikes, and ridden more than I can remember and is at the point where he's better than I am now. It does a lot extremely well, climbs like an XC bike, descends like a 120+ shock bike, handles like a sports car. I've got it set up with X01 eagle and reynlods carbon wheels and set up weight is impressive. It's not to my ASR but for a bike this fun it's more than good (under 25lbs). I know it's a replaced model but I've ridden the sb100 and 130 and wish there was an inbetween like the 4.5 was/is. Yeti isn't often on sale so a bargain on this frame. I'm happy to answer any questions on it as well, feel free to call or email me.

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Kyle Brwrote a review of on February 22, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Is the GX as good as X01.... I don't really know, i've been running X01 for the last year + and have a hard time finding a big difference. if you want to save a few bucks this is one way to go. Most will be totally fine with performance. Quality is excellent and is very durable.

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Kyle Brwrote a review of on February 22, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Built on my sons second race bike as he outgrew the other. I've got this fork on another bike as well. My repeat purchases should say something about it. Very reliable, never had an issue. Just at importantly the performance is outstanding, easy adjustable, just a great fork. highly recommended.

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Kyle Brwrote a review of on February 20, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

For a few years, one of, maybe the, favorite bibs. Checks all my bib boxes - excellent chamois, great compression and compression has held up, comfortable over long periods, comfortable strap. As usual they run small, Castelli/euro fit, the same as my previous free aero's. Definite thumbs up recommendation.

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