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Robert Steele

Robert Steele

Northern Virginia/DC

Robert Steele's Passions

Snow Skiing
Road Biking
Mountain Biking

Robert Steele's Bio

Rode big mountains in Germany and France before coming back to the States and taking up road racing.

Robert Steele

Robert Steelewrote a review of on March 26, 2015

4 5

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

The base of the stand is fairly heavy, I had no issues with tipping, and the shallow divot in the base is handy for holding spoke nipples while you work. The stand comes with adapters for 20mm and 15mm thru-axles, which is a nice bonus, and the truing fork can slide up and be used to true brake rotors. My only complaint is the single-sided nature of the stand means I have to flip the wheel over in the stand to ensure I have dished the wheel correctly. I ended up buying a dishing guage to double-check my work, as the first time I built a rear wheel with this stand, I didn't get the dish quite right and had some issues on the bike (totally my fault).

I bought this truing stand to build a set of wheels for my new road bike. I was initially drawn by the low price point and other good reviews. I also use the stand to true wheels that are already built.

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Robert Steele

Robert Steelewrote a review of on December 19, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought this bike to take to Megavalanche in 2013; perfect bike for enduro and light downhill action. The Mojo took everything I threw at it, and left me knowing the bike could handle far more terrain than I could. 2 meter drops are no problem for this bike, but the DW link rear suspension means you can still climb well. Take a look at the terrain you ride often, if you have big descents with drops and rock gardens, but have to climb up to get to them, this is a great choice. If everything around is rolling climbs and short descents, finder a more XC suitable bike.

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Robert Steele

Robert Steelewrote a review of on December 19, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I have NW road shoes as well, had to order one size larger in the MTB shoe, to accomodate thicker socks (I use these on my CX bike) and to allow a little movement for running and jumping barriers. Nonetheless, the shoes fits nicely narrow through the instep, with a wide toe box. Heel cup is the best of anything I've tried. Now I just need to get fast on the CX bike ...

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Robert Steele

Robert Steelewrote a review of on December 19, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This helmet has three excellent features that are pretty much exclusive to Lazer: First, there is a winter liner available for it that puts earflaps over the straps, and adds thicker padding inside the helmet. Second, there is a clear plastic overshell available that makes the helmet water and wind proof. Third, the Roll-Sys roller on the Genesis has a little button on it that accomodates a custom blinking red light, ensuring that you always have, at least, a rear light on those nights you end up out a little longer than planned. Aside from those special features, I love the Roll-Sys fitting system, which is easily the best fitting system of any helmet I have tried (this is my fourth Lazer, and I have worn Giro, Rudy Project, 661, and others). Finally, the helmet fits nicely close, leaving just enough room inside for the aforementioned winter liner.

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Robert Steele

Robert Steelewrote a review of on December 19, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

The BB pressed neatly into my '15 Scott Addict, and, unsurprisingly, meshed perfectly with the SRAM Red22 GXP crank. However, it is not readily apparent at first glance which piece of the BB goes on which side of the BB shell. Press it in backwards and the crank won't install. Removing a brand new pressfit BB isn't easy, so double-check your work before cranking down on your pressfit install tool!

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Robert Steele

Robert Steelewrote a review of on December 19, 2014

5 5

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

I bought this to change the cassette body on my Powertap Pro+. Easy way to check if it will fit on your Powertap: If you can pull off your cassette body by hand (no tools at all) then this will definitely fit. Installation is equally easy: just grease and slide it on. Done, and 11sp is at hand!

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