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Kyle Livingston

Kyle Livingston

ketchum, idaho

Kyle Livingston's Passions

Snow Skiing
Mountain Biking

Kyle Livingston's Bio

After my college experience on the East Coast I ended up in the backwoods of Idaho, enticed by a craving for mountains and snow. During my six years in Sun Valley I was able to develop my passions for telemark skiing, mountain biking, fly fishing, backpacking, hiking, camping and mountain climbing.

My time in Idaho was not forever and I feel extremely fortunate to have been able to use my experience in customer service to support my travels from Alaska to New Zealand and throughout Southeast Asia over the course of the last two years. Most recently I have settled in Salt Lake City, drawn by its proximity to the best mountains, deserts, and rivers of Utah.

Contact me anytime with questions about my reviews or if you are interested in me being your personal Expert Gearhead.
Phone: 801-736-4337
Email: klivingston@backcountry.com
Instagram: kandkoffroad

My Measurements
Height: 6' 1.5"
Weight: 185 lbs.
Inseam: 34 in.
Waist: 34 in.
Chest: 39 in.
Shoulders: 18 in.
Thigh Circumference: 24 in.

Kyle Livingston

Kyle Livingstonwrote a review of on March 31, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I purchased the Wolf Tooth Components Light Action ReMote to put my dropper lever in a more natural position in relation to my grips. I went with the Light Action over the basic ReMote because it has a longer reach and it is quick to engage. Plus with the SRAM Matchmaker it attaches to my SRAM Guide RS brakes for a seamless set-up on my bars. I could not be happier with how this functions and looks on my new Yeti SB5 LR. I would highly recommend it.

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Kyle Livingstonwrote a review of on March 31, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I got this Carbon Leather Frame Protector for the downtube on my new Yeti SB5 LR. I purchased the Large and it fit perfectly on the underside of my frame. I have used this on my last couple bikes and it has protected my frames from everything from large rock strikes, small scratches and even damage from the tailgate of a truck during shuttle laps (I told my friend he needed a pick-up pad!). If you want to add to the longevity of your frame then I would highly recommend getting this or another frame protector from Lizard Skins. I prefer the Black color to the Clear, but I have a Black frame. Shoot me any questions about mountain bikes.

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Kyle Livingstonwrote a review of on November 8, 2017

Tips For Assembly
4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This Feedback Sports Scorpion MTB Stand is low profile, easy to travel with and great for small work spaces but it can be tricky to set up. It will come with two spacers, an eyebolt and the crank adaptor. It is very important to flare out the ends of the eyebolt in order to get enough friction to hold the adaptor together with your cranks (see picture below). Feel free to reach out to me if you have questions about this Scorpion Stand.

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Kyle Livingston

Kyle Livingstonwrote a review of on November 8, 2017

Tips For Assembly
4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This Feedback Sports Scorpion MTB Stand is low profile, easy to travel with and great for small work spaces but it can be tricky to set up. It will come with two spacers, an eyebolt and the crank adaptor. It is very important to flare out the ends of the eyebolt in order to get enough friction to hold the adaptor together with your cranks (see picture below). Feel free to reach out to me if you have questions about this Scorpion Stand.

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Kyle Livingston

Kyle Livingstonwrote a review of on October 23, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Carbon is amazingly strong, but there is a reason that Santa Cruz offers a lifetime warranty on these new Reserve Wheels. They don't want you to miss a ride and will do their best to get you back on your bike within 24 hours if anything ever happens to your Reserve rims. Just ask MacAskill.

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Kyle Livingston

Kyle Livingstonwrote a review of on October 23, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Carbon is amazingly strong, but there is a reason that Santa Cruz offers a lifetime warranty on these new Reserve Wheels. They don't want you to miss a ride and will do their best to get you back on your bike within 24 hours if anything ever happens to your Reserve rims. Just ask MacAskill.

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Kyle Livingston

Kyle Livingstonwrote a review of on October 19, 2017

Appears When You Need it Most
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

To say that the Houdini Jacket is lightweight is an understatement. At sub 4 oz. it is definitely one of the lightest emergency shells out there. I keep it in the bottom of my mountain bike pack on every ride, which happens to be the DAKINE Low Rider Hip Pack. That's right, it easily fits in a fanny pack. It has saved me a couple times already from some inclement fall weather, both in Colorado and Zion National Park. I cannot foresee a future ride, hike, or any adventure where I don't take the Houdini with me. I am 6'1", 190 lbs. and the large fits me perfectly. I would highly recommend this to any one, it will magically appear from the bottom of your pack when you need it most.
Feel free to contact me directly with any additional questions on the Houdini, mountain bike gear, or any Patagonia products.
Kyle L. - Expert Gearhead - klivingston@backcountry.com - 801-736-4337

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Kyle Livingstonwrote a review of on October 4, 2017

5 5

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

I contacted Teravail to find the specific weight. The Light & Supple Rampart Tires have an average weight of 583g per tire with little variance. This is a great tire for bikepacking and adventure riding and taking your road rig far off the beaten path. Feel free to contact me directly with any specific questions.

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