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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 April 10, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

After running 35 clamp bars for 2 years, I needed a change. My hands were getting abused and going numb, and after one ride on these, the issue is resolved. Not enough flex to notice when things get hairy, but enough to keep your hands gripping the bars without fatigue.

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Perry Hallwrote a review of on April 10, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I needed to change my position up on the new rig, and this thing is what the doctor ordered. Going back to 31.8 bars to save the hands after 35's beat me up all the time. This is the workhorse stem, and people will definitely nod in acknowledgement that you are running the best. This is probably my 7th or 8th Thomson stem in the last 7 years.

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Perry Hallwrote a review of on February 10, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Everyone knows that your traction comes from your suspension as much as it comes from your tires. Keep it that way by running the best fork on the market, the Pike. Ample adjustments, and the ability to add air volume reducers easily really make this fork the best.

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Perry Hallwrote a review of on September 10, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

I bought this for my father for his bike path riding. He was using a helmet that was over 10 years old, so he needed an upgrade. He's been happy with the weight, ventilation, and style of this inexpensive yet awesome option!

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Perry Hallwrote a review of on August 16, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The Pearl Izumi X-Project is a killer shoe for your trail oriented rider. I got these to be predominantly a cross shoe, but have found myself riding them more and more on my mountain bikes. I've done short shuttles and long, 25 mile, 4k climbing rides. These shoes provide great ventilation, an awesome boa closure eliminating all potential hot spots, and a pretty stiff sole. I will be going back to my FiveTen Kestrles for longer mtb rides to alleviate foot numbness due to the stiff sole, but the X-Project will get the nod for Road/Cross/XC Racing.

All in all a terrific shoe that I am happy to wear!

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Perry Hallwrote a review of on July 12, 2016

4 5

I've run the gamut of rack ownership over the last 10 years, I had a Thule T2, then upgraded (in my opinion) to a Yakima HoldUp. I moved the HoldUp over to my girlfriends car and have installed the SplitRail on my Tacoma about a month ago.

Like Sean's reviews below, all around an easy install, with them including all the necessary tools. Bikes are held securely, and you can offset the trays if you have clearance issues with bars/etc. I echo his sentiments on functionality of the rack, but will add my pro's and con's below.

Pro-
Ability to add on one or two additional single trays on the 2in model allows you to customize your hauling as needed.
The biggest pro over the Thule and Yakima I have owned and Kuat's I have used is the lever to lower the rack. Its conveniently placed, and one handed in use. By far the best out there, hands down.

Most stable and solid rack I've owned.

Cons-
One small, nitpicky con is the lack of ratchet on the rear wheel strap, but it's really not necessary, and functions very well without it

Lock system is a bit less streamlined like the thule/yakima post and hole lock setup, but the loop can be adjusted if needed.

I think the biggest downside, which a lot of folks will not need to worry about, is the trailer hitch install/fitment is more complicated. This results in a fantastic hold and is the most stable rack I've used (I'll say it as may times as needed!). However, if you need to move it between two vehicles, you will need to set up the hitch attachment again since some hitches have the pin hole in different locations.

In summary, this rack gets my vote and will stay on my truck, while my girlfriend will use the HoldUp. A great rack, I'm excited to see its long term durability.

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Perry Hallwrote a review of on July 12, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I have ridden these on the mountain and road bike, and love them. The full coverage really blocks your eyes from the wind, which is huge for me in cooler weather as my eyes water quite a bit. The only reason for 4 stars is the frames hit my helmet, so I need to be precise in putting them on so the top doesn't hit my eyebrows.

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Perry Hallwrote a review of on June 24, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have this tire as the rear on both of my bikes. I'm running it on a 26mm internal width rim on my trail bike, and you can see that review under the 27.5 version. On my 29er, I'm running a much narrower rim, and the tire profile is definitely different. Still great, but different. I find the side knobs are a bit more rounded over with the narrower rim, changing the cornering characteristics of this tire slightly. If you want a fast dry conditions tire that can really rail corners, this would be a great option.

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