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Ryan Lee

Ryan Lee

Salt Lake City, Utah

Ryan Lee's Passions

Mountain Biking

Ryan Lee's Bio

Send it ferda boyz.

I'm a relatively new rider, I started pedaling seriously about 3 years ago but haven't looked back. Started out with riding dirt and have been in love ever since. Learning to ride around the Northern Utah single track spoiled me a bit.

I've also spent a fair amount of time riding 29 minus bikes including gravel grinding, long endurance road rides, and road climbs.

Ryan Lee

Ryan Leewrote a review of on March 4, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

What? is that the sound of a cash register signifying money or the clean, crisp, fast actuation of the OneUp dropper? Why not both?

That's right, this post is straight money. In fact, if you put water on top of it, and raise it, the action is fast enough that the water will spray all over the place in such a way that an unwise person might assume it is "makin' it rain".

I paired this with the Wolftooth dropper remote as a replacement for a RaceFace Turbine dropper (see my review on that post as well) which left me wanting for much more due to its slow speed, mushy feeling, and rotational play. Needless to say, the OneUp was exactly what I was looking for. OneUp hit another home-run as they always do. Installation was a breeze and the fit and finish is pristine.

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Ryan Leewrote a review of on March 4, 2019

Works better than a shoelace
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Have you ever tried shoving a shoelace through cable housing in a time if dire despair? Me neither. It probably wouldn't work, so just buy this instead and it is 100% guaranteed to work better than a shoelace.

UPDATE:

Myself being the curious, scientific type, had to conduct a short experiment to confirm my hypothesis. See the attached photos for the results. For the sake of the experiment, I should note that I used a shoelace from the Vans Chukka Low Skate Shoe, so I cannot verify that this result is consistent with all shoe laces, but only this specific shoe lace.

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Ryan Leewrote a review of on February 25, 2019

Flying (Microtonal) Banana.
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

What more fitting name for a yellow bicycle than the flying banana. Much like the hit King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard album released in 2017, these socks toe the edge of experimental and classic. The subtle differences in tones make it truly stand out for an experience which cannot be repeated.

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Ryan Leewrote a review of on February 25, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

With integrated carry tool options becoming increasing popular with the advent of Specialized's Swat Box, the OneUp EDC, and the Voile strap, there is no shortage of option out there.

If you are looking for a hassle free, no-nonsense option that won't break the bank for you trail bike, look no further. This carries everything you may need in fix-it scenario for a day excursion. It is easy to use and easy to install. My only gripe is that it is not the lightest of options, but this could possibly be remedied by filling your tires with helium.

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Ryan Leewrote a review of on February 25, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The first time I pulled this sweet honey out on a ride, I received no fewer than 7 or 8 accusations of being a nerd. Unbeknownst to my accusers was the sheer beauty of such a fine specimen of engineering and practicality.

Much like the popular episode of the popular children's cartoon, Dexter's Laboratory, where our protagonist, Dexter is accused of being a loser for only being to repeat one phrase, "Omelet Du Fromage", the plot further develops to the point where this leads to his strengths and the trait which once betrayed him as the loser, quickly allows him to rise and become the hero of our tale; remarkably similar to how the OneUp EDC allows us to rise up to be the hero of our lives.

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Ryan Leewrote a review of on February 25, 2019

3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Sure this may work. I mean it goes up and down, but so does the stock market, my office chair, and the belief in our reptilian overlords.

Regardless of your taste in lizard rulers or financial investments, this post does the job and that's about all. It wobbles like a drunk penguin on New Years Eve with notable amount or torsional play.

Additionally, the included remote is made of some soft substance that is clearly not suitable for such use. I would suggest that RaceFace replaces it with a harder substance, perhaps cheese or butter might do a better job.

Long story short, if you're on a really tight budget this will get the job done, but I would suggest replacing the remote with the WolfTooth ReMote.

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Ryan Leewrote a review of on December 27, 2018

A ring deserved of its own office!
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

There has been many a noteworthy ring throughout the course of history, royal engagement rings, the Spaceballs Schwartz Ring, the One Ring to rule them all. So when I heard about these fancy new oval rings, my first though was that they seemed gimmicky and overly hyped up. I was very reluctant to try one out.

Then one day, while I was out trimming my driveway hedge, I thought about the Hanna-Barbera cartoons in which many vehicle wheels are in oval shapes . This made me chuckle and then brought the idea of an oval chain ring into my head. I immediately dropped my hedge trimmer and ran inside to order this AbsoluteBlack ring for my GX Eagle Drivetrain.

The first thing I noticed was the beautiful tooling marks that were left to be admired. I threw it on at the 4 o'clock position relative to the drive-side crank and off I went. My initial impression came as a surprise to me. I immediately noticed how it smoothed climbs out and helped reduce the chronic pain in my knees that I experience on more punchy climbs.

Personally, I am not one for assigning inanimate objects offices, but I do believe this one is a home-run and is thus deserving of one. See my photo below for this proposed office.

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