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Sean Zimmerman-Wall

Sean Zimmerman-Wall

SLC, UT

Sean Zimmerman-Wall's Passions

Snow Skiing
Mountain Biking

Sean Zimmerman-Wall's Bio

Avid outdoorsman who looks for adventure in any endeavor.

Sean Zimmerman-Wall

Sean Zimmerman-Wallwrote a review of on November 3, 2016

4 5

These are the tried and true design that mount up to virtually any tubeless rim. They are a bit long for most alloy mountain wheels, but it you have a set of Enve's or Reynolds, the length is appreciated. Removable valve core is key for quick inflation with an air compressor. Brass seems to hold up well to multiple tire tire changes. Lock ring is adequate, but an extra o-ring would be nice to ensure a tight seal. That being said, I have never had problems if the wheel is taped properly.

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Sean Zimmerman-Wallwrote a review of on November 3, 2016

4 5

Purportedly more resilient then its predecessor, the Race status given to this sealant means it seals better. The improved formula is designed to seal larger wholes and stay viscous for longer periods of time. Add a little glitter if you really want extra security, or to add a little flare to your Stan-imals collection.

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Sean Zimmerman-Wallwrote a review of on November 3, 2016

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

The Syncros brand is relatively new to CC and these were a free gift with purchase. They nest together for easy storage and seem up to the task, even on thicker beaded tires. I would consider these for an on the trail set due to their size. It never hurts to have a back up pair around the shop either.

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Sean Zimmerman-Wallwrote a review of on November 3, 2016

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

The Kali brand is known for their innovation and their unique designs. This helmet represents the entry-level tier of helmets and does a fantastic job and keeping you safer on the bike. It has relatively clean lines and the fit is good for more oval shaped heads. It is a solid choice for an intermediate rider looking to upgrade their shell from their 1990s bell/skate helmet. Ventilation is adequate and the fit system is functional.

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Sean Zimmerman-Wallwrote a review of on October 19, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

The stock stems on many of today's on-trend geometry bikes are a bit short for my liking. Therefore I swapped out my 50mm for a 70mm and feel right at home on my SC 5010. The 35mm clamp size is here to stay and the bars are stiffer because of it. This is an economic option for a stem and stays true to RF quality.

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Sean Zimmerman-Wallwrote a review of on October 19, 2016

Just Do It Already
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Forego one trip to the bar and pick up this tray if you own a Feedback Stand. This is great for home use and has tons of room for tools, cleaners, and small parts. Stop losing your shit and searching for gear. I would highly recommend this to any home mechanic and it is quite easy to remove when it is time pack up your stand. The mount for the tray can stay attached to the top portion of the stand and it comes with spacers if you choose to pursue that option. Otherwise just use the mount sans spacers on the lower portion of the stand. I like it up top because it is easy to access and out of the way of the cranks.

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Sean Zimmerman-Wallwrote a review of on October 19, 2016

The Days of Leaning are Over
4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Working in the industry for the last 5 years, I have been a holdout when it comes to purchasing a stand. "Why do I need to spend >$100 on something when I can just lean the tire against a semi-solid object to lube my chain?" Well, after repeated falls, drops, and scratches to my frame, I finally said fuck it and bought a stand. Value is a priority and I was recommend to give this baby a shot by a trusted local mechanic. After several weeks of use, including taking it on a bike trip, I am pleased with my purchase. While I haven't used it to do hardcore jobs like BB replacement or suspension overhauls, it works very well for cleaning, lubricating, and removing pedals. The clamp and closure systems are definitely budget conscious, but so am I.
Looking forward to using this stand for a while and I know Feedback will support me in the event of a warranty issue. Overall impression: wallet friendly, packable, durable stand that works as it's advertised. If you want to really ball out, buy the Pro Elite and forego a couple of twelve packs of premium beer.

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Sean Zimmerman-Wallwrote a review of on October 12, 2016

Well Rounded Trail Tackler
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Today's riders demand more from one bike than ever before. Climb 3,000 feet with minimal effort and descend with DH-like prowess. All while keeping the price tag below that of a new motorcycle. Look no further than the Yeti Sb5c. Solid contender for one of my top 3 trail bikes of the current era.
The patented switch infinity suspension platform offers a unique design that stands up well to pedaling and feels bottomless in the rough stuff. Coupled with the Goldilocks geometry of long and slack(er), this ride feels stable at any speed. BB clearance is actually quite good and I felt confident I wouldn't pedal strike on every obstacle in the middle of the trail.
Cornering feels great and I never felt that the front wheel tried to stray from my intended path, even when I was a little more back seat than I should have been.
Yeti sizing is pretty spot on and my 5'5" stature felt at home on the small. If you have additional sizing questions or want to set up your dream build, contact me directly.
My Schedule is as follows:
Mon-Thurs: 7am-530pm MST
I can be reached at swall@backcountry.com, on Chat as Sean Z, or by phone at 801-736-6396 x 4739

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Sean Zimmerman-Wallwrote a review of on September 21, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is the business for most conditions. I believe it to work best when applied the night before a ride, as it has time to tack up and stay on the chain and not attract too much dirt. A bit more viscous than some other brands, but it applies well. The package includes an extra applicator bottle and multiple nozzles. Shake well before use, open up and enjoy. It also gets a B+ on the Robert Smallman taste test.

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Sean Zimmerman-Wallwrote a review of on September 21, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Looking around for a medium-travel cross country bike, riders are greeted with many options. The 5010 (also known as the SOLO) has been a perennial contender from Santa Cruz, and its latest iteration is top tier. If it's good enough for Danny Macaskill, you know it's the real deal

Starting from the chainstays and working towards the front of the bike, riders will notice the 2.0 fits better. The shorter stays and longer top tube make the bike feel more stable at speed and it easily bounds uphill.

Not a pedal stroke is wasted on the ascent thanks to the VPP3 suspension design and you'll feel fresh when you reach the top of that monster climb. The bike really comes alive on the descent and I had great fun pouncing of little trail nuggets and whipping around berms. The slacker top tube angle is noticeable when it comes to rallying rock gardens or delivering a trundling to a rooted section.

The component spec on this build is well thought out and all I would change would be to add a carbon bar to lighten the bike. Right off the shelf this bike is ready to rip and is the perfect machine for riders who love the climb and appreciate the exhilaration of quick descents.

For questions on sizing, suspension tuning, or custom builds, hit me up and let's talk shop-
My Schedule is as follows:
Mon-Thurs: 7 am-530 pm
I can be reached at swall@backcountry.com, on Chat as Sean Z, or by phone at 801-736-6396 x 4739

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Sean Zimmerman-Wallwrote a review of on July 23, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

The Ardent makes for a good rear tire for the hard over loose conditions found in Utah. It also hooks up nice on slickrock. The L.U.S.T tubeless design makes set up a snap provided your wheel and tape are in good working order. Don't overlook a good tubless valve either. Otherwise, these tires are a solid choice for mountain riders in similar conditions.

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