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Paul Quigleywrote a review of on October 14, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

These are great shorts for anybody looking for a durable pair of shorts that will last. The DWR coating is great for riding wet trails and keeps the spray from your rear tire from soaking through. The mediums fall just about mid knee cap and fit great with my knee pads. I was impressed with the breathability of the shorts as well after long days in the saddle.

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Paul Quigleywrote a review of on September 26, 2019

2 5

I've used this pump a decent amount of times now between my bikes and some buddies bikes. I give it about a 1 out of 5 chance that it will actually seat a tire. It's frustrating pumping up the chamber again and again and not getting that satisfying pop sound. I've owned plenty of other quality Blackburn products that I have been very happy with but this is an exception. I havent had great luck with some other brands chamber pumps either so I would recommend just spending your money on a compressor.

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Paul Quigleywrote a review of on September 16, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've used this pad for plenty of shuttle laps and it works great. The material is burly and protective so I don't worry about any frame damage. The velcro straps are perfectly placed to space bikes.

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Paul Quigleywrote a review of on August 23, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've been using the Roam for a few weeks now and I couldn't be happier. My main use is for mountain biking and I was blown away by the turn by turn directions on the trails. No longer are the days of planning out a big route only to stop at every intersection to pull out my phone and look at Trailforks.

Right out of the box, set up was a breeze. Once you download the app it runs you through the basic set up and it'll be fully ready to use within 10 minutes. Wahoo is "integrated" with MTB project so you can add routes from the app and they will automatically sync to your device. If you prefer to use other mapping services like Trailforks you can just as easily download the GPX file and upload them to the computer all from your phone.

The computer itself is extremely intuitive and you can easily scroll between screens while pedaling.

I did run into one minor issue with the mounts but not big enough of a deal to knock off a star. If you are running 35mm bars, the taper from the center out to the grips is going to be too steep for the out-front mount. It will clamp down and feel secure but once you hit some chunky downhill it will eventually come loose. The stem mount included is also not suitable for short mtn bike stems. I am running a 40mm stem and it wouldn't work. I ended up purchasing a K-Edge stem mount and it works flawlessly. Be sure to grab the adjustable version if you're running a short stem.

Feel free to reach out if you have any questions. Pquigley@backcountry.com

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Paul Quigleywrote a review of on July 3, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

After putting a decent amount of miles on my new chanring, I can say that I'm an oval fan for life! I have always tended to be a "masher" on my pedals and sometimes struggle to find a good rhythm during long climbs. The oval design has really helped me smooth out my pedal stroke and gain some efficiency while going uphill. I was skeptical of the oval making my pedal rotations feel strange but I don't notice any difference from my normal round chainring.

As far as quality goes, I can tell that its a well-made product that will last me a long time. It also doesn't hurt that Absolute Black offers it in some awesome colors so you can bling out your bike!

If you have any questions, shoot me an email at Pquigley@backcountry.com

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Paul Quigleywrote a review of on June 18, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

My stock saddle on my mountain bike was causing me to go numb in the legs pretty quickly into my ride. The discomfort was bad enough to cause me to cut my rides short. I replaced it with the Blaster and I haven't felt any numbness even deep into a long day in the bike. Very happy with it and would reccomend it to anybody expierencing discomfort while on the bike.

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Paul Quigleywrote a review of on April 6, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've been super impressed with these shoes so far. I have been using the Freerider Canvas shoes by Five Ten for the past few years and while they were good, I was looking for something a bit more performance-based rather than a glorified skate shoe. The Freerider Pros are a slimmed down, stiffer version which is great for someone looking to pedals uphill as much as descend without clipless pedals. The soles have that grip that I've come to love with passed FIve Ten shoes as well.

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Paul Quigleywrote a review of on March 25, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Super stoked on these glasses. I thought my Smith ski goggles made it easy to swap lenses but these are even easier. Essentially the arms clip on and off of the lens so you can swap them in seconds. No more struggling with glasses lenses and smudging them right before a ride. Great fit and mesh great with my POC helmet.

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