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Rich F

Rich F

Salt Lake City/Park City

Rich F's Bio

My story is not uncommon for those living in Salt Lake City. I moved here in 2006 to ski/go to school. I finished up the school thing, so now I just ski, hike, bike (road and mountain and bar), fly fish, backpack, surf when I can get away, and enjoy the mountains.

When I'm not outside, you can find me working in the Competitive Cyclist Retail Store at 2607 S. 3200 W., in Salt Lake City. Come on in and check it out! We have a full-service shop, Santa Cruz demo fleet and the best assortment of bikes around!

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Rich Fwrote a review of on June 22, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Overall you can't go wrong with this helmet, especially for the value! I love that it's available in a number of subtle, monochromatic color options. I'm not into that fast looking, race-inspired color palette that you see on some helmets. That adjustability allows you to get a solid fit with little effort!

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Rich Fwrote a review of on May 23, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

This thing is awesome for a handful of different uses. For my intended use as an outdoor shower for my camper rig, it's much too small in terms of volume. I knew that before buying it, but the reality of seeing 2 gallons is different than reading it.
That being said, it still gets 5 stars if you know what you're getting into.

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Rich Fwrote a review of on April 27, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought these primarily based on the price to replace a worn out pair. The chamois is sufficient and the general fit is reasonable. I'm usually a medium or 32 in most items, and the 32 was baggier than expecting. That being said, all of my expectations have been met so far. When riding I usually put any small thing (phone, chapstick, key) in my backpack so the lack of a zippered pocket isn't an issue.

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Rich Fwrote a review of on April 27, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've used these for awhile now. I'm not super weight conscious, but for pedals I wanted a reasonably priced pedal that wasn't a brick and landed on these. After a couple years of use they're still working well. It's nice to have the option of taking them apart to add some life, but I don't suspect I'll have to do that anytime soon.

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Rich Fwrote a review of on April 27, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I got the smaller size for my 2007 Tacoma and it's been great. The blocks hold your frame so well that you don't even need to use the velcro in most instances. Even on bumpy Moab backroads we had 6 bikes all perfectly snug.

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Rich Fwrote a review of on March 12, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've been using the original Yalta as my daily computer bag for the last 5 years, and it's still in great shape! The space is perfect and it has everything you need, and nothing you don't. For the 2.0, they fixed my only bit of feed - the opening size. Other than that it's about the same and construction appears to be the same. overall, a great laptop back or weekend travel pack.

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Rich Fwrote a review of on May 11, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

For the price, you can't beat this bike. DB advertises it as a do anything, gravel, light trail, commuter, etc. bike While I wouldn't take it on anything much more than a gravel/fire road, I'll admit it feels plenty sturdy. My main use is commuting, and at $700 retail there's not reason to not add it to your quiver. I live in SLC where hills are plentiful, depending on where you live. Previously I was using a single speed which was usually fine, but there are times where I A) want a lower gear going up hill or B) want a higher gear for hauling ass when it's flat. The 1x9 configuration on this has the PERFECT range of gears for where I live. The more upright position is comfortable, the disc brakes are solid and so far all of my expectations have been met. The beefier wheels are way better than my traditional 25mm single speed wheels, making me a little more confident after a few drinks. Oh, I also love the option of being able to add panniers and fenders.

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Rich Fwrote a review of on May 10, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

So far so good! Maybe it's just because it's new, but opening the lock with the key is much easier than previous locks i've owned. With some, it's a struggle to get the key in and the flat part is a pain to get off the U. this one works flawlessly.

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Rich Fwrote a review of on April 14, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

By no means would I consider myself a good runner, nor would I list road running as one of my favorite things to do. That being said, I run a few times a week to stay in shape and keep my dog happy, usually no more than 4 or 5 miles at a time. Thus far, these shoes have met all of my requirements for a running shoe. Out of the box they were one of the best fitting running shoes I've worn in recent years. I have a medium width foot and they were great. If you have an especially wide foot they might be a tad narrow, but the mesh uppers aren't restrictive so i'm sure they'd break in and work just fine. I'm usually a size 8 in Vans, Nike, Clarks, but opted for a 9 in these. It's the perfect size for running (a little extra room in the toe area). If you're in between sizes at all, I would probably go up.

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Rich Fwrote a review of on November 3, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

As far as technical use goes, I probably could have gotten away with buying the Fitbit Charge HR. I like the HR function, but it's not crucial to me during exercise. This watch is replacing my current watch and I really like the size of the Surge, as well as the full touch screen, text message preview and music control functions.
So far I've used it for hiking, running, working out, and just daily use, and I couldn't be happier.
I'm not training for anything in particular so I don't use the data in ways that some people might. I mainly use this as a motivator and surprisingly find great value in the app - even the cheesy social/challenges part. Overall, I'm stoked on this product and will continue to recommend to friends.

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Rich Fwrote a review of on July 8, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is probably the most versatile and useful of any of the "selfie sticks" out. you can dial in your angle really well, regardless of the activity. It's great to use for skating to hold upside down and get a good upward facing angle. love it!

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Rich Fwrote a review of on July 8, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I use these for both hiking and trail running and absolutely love them. they are a little tight/narrow at first, but break in nicely. I love the lacing system.... most of the time I just keep them loose unless i'm on some especially tricky/loose terrain.
I usually wear and 8 in most shoes (Nike, Vans, etc.). Went with 8.5 in these and it was perfect. a little space is good to keep from smashing your toes, so I would say when in doubt, size up in Salomon trail runners.

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Rich Fwrote a review of on July 8, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

a little pricey, but delicious! It's surprisingly easy, and I truthfully didn't buy them for any nutritional value.... mainly because they looked good and I was hungry. I took them home, made them and was happy. simple.

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Rich Fwrote a review of on July 8, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I actually got this because I wanted a basic white T with a slim fit to wear under a dress shirt. I've worn it as an undershirt and normal shirt and it's great. As others have mentioned, slim fit, but to be expected from Castelli.

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