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Sam Morris

Sam Morris

Sam Morris

Sam Morriswrote a review of on November 3, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I was able to throw the XT 12 speed drive train on my MegaTower a couple weeks ago now and man does it know how to hold its own! What I noticed right off the bat is the set up was very simple! It only took about an hour to get it up and running. There are some amazing little details to the 12 speed components as well! My favorite being the rubber pad on the shifter for more traction (most companies leave it as polished alloy, which can be very slippery). After getting the first few miles under my belt I noticed how dead silent the shifting actually is! I would have to look down to make sure I did in fact shift, and it was always spot on. The other aspect that really has me excited about this stuff is that you can confidently shift under load. I have run Eagle drive trains on previous bikes since Shimano had not released a 12 speed group set yet, but I'm stoked they took their time, because they nailed it right off the bat!

Pros:
- Easy setup
- Dead silent shifting
- Ability to shift under load
-Attention to detail (the little things that just make it easy to use)

Cons:
- It isn't the lightest 12 speed setup out there
- Visual Design wasn't a big focus (is not a piece of art like xx1 Eagle)

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Sam Morris

Sam Morriswrote a review of on November 3, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I was able to throw the XT 12 speed drive train on my MegaTower a couple weeks ago now and man does it know how to hold its own! What I noticed right off the bat is the set up was very simple! It only took about an hour to get it up and running. There are some amazing little details to the 12 speed components as well! My favorite being the rubber pad on the shifter for more traction (most companies leave it as polished alloy, which can be very slippery). After getting the first few miles under my belt I noticed how dead silent the shifting actually is! I would have to look down to make sure I did in fact shift, and it was always spot on. The other aspect that really has me excited about this stuff is that you can confidently shift under load. I have run Eagle drive trains on previous bikes since Shimano had not released a 12 speed group set yet, but I'm stoked they took their time, because they nailed it right off the bat!

Pros:
- Easy setup
- Dead silent shifting
- Ability to shift under load
-Attention to detail (the little things that just make it easy to use)

Cons:
- It isn't the lightest 12 speed setup out there
- Visual Design wasn't a big focus (is not a piece of art like xx1 Eagle)

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Sam Morris

Sam Morriswrote a review of on November 3, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I was able to throw the XT 12 speed drive train on my MegaTower a couple weeks ago now and man does it know how to hold its own! What I noticed right off the bat is the set up was very simple! It only took about an hour to get it up and running. There are some amazing little details to the 12 speed components as well! My favorite being the rubber pad on the shifter for more traction (most companies leave it as polished alloy, which can be very slippery). After getting the first few miles under my belt I noticed how dead silent the shifting actually is! I would have to look down to make sure I did in fact shift, and it was always spot on. The other aspect that really has me excited about this stuff is that you can confidently shift under load. I have run Eagle drive trains on previous bikes since Shimano had not released a 12 speed group set yet, but I'm stoked they took their time, because they nailed it right off the bat!

Pros:
- Easy setup
- Dead silent shifting
- Ability to shift under load
-Attention to detail (the little things that just make it easy to use)

Cons:
- It isn't the lightest 12 speed setup out there
- Visual Design wasn't a big focus (is not a piece of art like xx1 Eagle)

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Sam Morris

Sam Morriswrote a review of on October 18, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The first thing I noticed about these shorts were how light they are! Instead of your typical Moto-style cargo short, they reflect much more of a durable pair of board shorts, which means comfort for days! I originally thought because they were so light weight that they wouldn't be nearly as durable as others, but after a couple days of muddy riding and some proper bush wacking I can say they hold up to any challenge. In addition to the light weight durable material, the shorts also have some sweet large zippered pockets which eliminates the worry of losing ones phone while slashing some corners or encountering the occasional tumble. 10/10 would recommend to anyone looking for a comfy pair of baggies to ride around the mountain in. The only draw back I had was on the Velcro closure at the waste, about half the time it would get caught on my jersey or bunch up on itself, which wasn't too big of a deal, but if definitely caught my attention.

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Sam Morris

Sam Morriswrote a review of on August 31, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I had the pleasure of taking the Rider 410 out with me on a heli-biking trip in northern Utah. I have always been skeptical of using a ride computer due to the already easy access to strava on ones phone. This guy definitely changed my mind though! The Bryton establishes a satellite connection within about 10 second from power up, which is much quicker than any other competitor on the market. In addition to the connectivity the customization watch face also makes this bad boy stand out. There are multiple options to choose from whether you want to track Watts, Speed, etc etc. You get all of these amazing features for an incredible price point. Definitely a strong contender in the computer market. Love it!

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Sam Morriswrote a review of on August 31, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Had the pleasure to spend a week on on of these bad boys. It was the first time I have ridden a gravel bike of that caliper, but man did it make a dirt path a ball! The rather aggressive geometry of the grevil keeps you in the perfect position to transfer power while still being able to nimbly avoid obstacles in the trail. Not only did it slay the dirt road, but it was also quick across the pavement getting to the dirt! Love this beauty.

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Sam Morriswrote a review of on August 1, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Coming from a Yeti SB5 I was skeptical of the Bronson being a better bike, but woah... First lap on the Bronson I immediately felt at home. The all mountain classified enduro killer seems to accelerate off of any compression it encounters rather than getting bogged down. When the speed picks up this bike instills a feeling of confidence by being very planted and stable due to the wheel base along with a semi slack head angle compared to other bike in its class. The VPP suspension platform is one that is plush when it needs to be, but when putting the power down on the pedals you seem to loose no power to suspension bob. After becoming very confident on the wide open trails I decided to see if the Bronson would be up to the task of more technical and rocky trails. Needless to say it wanted to go faster than I did! This bike becomes very nimble when the turns get tight and when line choice becomes very important. I felt the bike gliding over a majority of the rock gardens and only getting hung up on square edges due to user error. After spending time on this rig I definitely have a new appreciation for what an "All Mountain" bike can do. The Bronson will climb all day and when the trail turns back downhill you're in for a stellar time!

As far as sizing goes I'm 6 feet tall and was riding a large which felt perfect. The only thing I would change from the stock set up would be a shorter stem other than that this thing come ready to impress.

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