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Perry Hall

Perry Hall

The Wasatch

Perry Hall's Passions

Snow Skiing
Road Biking
Mountain Biking

Perry Hall's Bio

I come from a long line of non-cyclists, and found peace in getting out of the house on two wheels as early as I can remember. I didn't begin to really ride mountain bikes until high school and from there, it was a downhill(ha!) spiral. Racing in college for the UVM mountain team, living with all mountain bikers, and riding all around New England got me fully hooked. I moved to Utah in 2009 to work at Alta and ski, then made the permanent move back specifically for the snow. Needless to say, I was beyond overwhelmed by the amount of amazing riding the Wasatch and Utah have, and absolutely love having such stellar trails a short drive away.


My Top 5 trails I have ridden:
1. Whole Enchilada, Moab, UT
2. Horsetheif Bench/Marys, Fruita, CO
3. Perry Hill, Waterbury, VT (RASTA MAN)
4. Mobb Hill/Saxon Hill, Jericho/Essex, VT (Tie)
5. Sugarbush/Highland MT, Warren, VT/Tilton, NH (Tie)

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Perry Hall

Perry Hallwrote a review of on October 24, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

After being a bit of a bike flipper the last few years, I decided the 5.5 would be my go-to as of August. Having never ridden one, I was slightly apprehensive as to what would await me as I threw a leg over it, and man was I surprised.

I've never been a huge fan of plus tires, as I feel the sidewalls are a bit squirmy and soft. I was worried the 2.6 tires would feel similar, but I was dead wrong. 2.6 tires are the truth. Wide enough to have tons of grip, but also have a proper sidewall and construction allowing for proper tire pressure while maintaining grip.

The DW link allows this bike to climb like an aggressive XC bike, but get it pointed down hill and the stability and planted feel of a solid, fully active platform shines.

If you don't know what mountain bike to buy, but want one that is fun for all types of riding, this is your jam. Feel free to ask for me any time with any questions!

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Perry Hall

Perry Hallwrote a review of on October 24, 2017

4 5

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

I currently run the Slayer, which is the slip-on version of this pad. I am very excited to see how these perform, especially with the slightly upgraded lateral protection!

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Perry Hall

Perry Hallwrote a review of on October 24, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've been fairly opposed to Fox front forks for a few years now. The 2016 34 I own is ok, but still has a bit of a divey feel in corners and a somewhat dead feel, so I was excited when my Pivot Mach 5.5 shipped with this fork.
Rockshox has been on point the last few years with the Pike, and this fork gives it a run for its money. It may not be quite as supple off the top as the Charger Damper, but holy crap its a fantastic fork. I am interested to add a few air tokens to make the fork slightly more progressive so I can run a slightly lower air pressure, but so far it has been great!

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Perry Hall

Perry Hallwrote a review of on October 24, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Holds the chain on tight, i will echo the wear comment below and that after one season I find I want to replace the ring. This is why a light and small chainguide like the one from MRP is an awesome accessory to prevent headache, especially if you are racing.

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Perry Hall

Perry Hallwrote a review of on September 17, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Huge, great profile (both width and thickness) and TONS of grip. Pins are solid and these with some five ten shoes provide immense grip! Awesome pin tech for replacement, a really solid option for someone who wants the biggest, or someone with huge feet!

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Perry Hall

Perry Hallwrote a review of on September 17, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've been toying with different flat pedals and these are defintiely high up on the list of the best we offer. Great pin removal/replacement, good axles and bearings, low profile and wide. These provide great traction and have been taking up a regular spot on my bike.

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Perry Hall

Perry Hallwrote a review of on May 8, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

If anyone is questioning whether or not to run disc brakes on the road bike, the answer should most clearly be duh, and or hello!
Massive stopping power increase, less hand fatigue on long descents, better heat management, and great lever feel. Shifting performance is great, and the system is easy to bleed.

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