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Shawn Craig

Shawn Craig

Alta,Snowbird,BCC,LCC, Southern UT, Any Mt Bike Trail

Shawn Craig's Bio

Love skiing, mountain biking, hiking, backpacking and pretty much any outdoor activity. Recently I have really gotten into running rivers and have also just started to get back into running following some knee surgeries.

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Shawn Craig

Shawn Craigwrote a review of on August 1, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I recently decided to try this product. Among other Vega products. I really like this. It's easy on the stomach, tastes good and reduces recovery time.
Previously, I've tried products with whey protein and they just don't agree with my stomach. The pea protein in Vega gives me no issues.
Further, I've tried other Vega products and have been impressed. Their gels taste great and again are much easier on the digestive system than other products I've used.

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Shawn Craigwrote a review of on May 5, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Rock N Roll lubes are my go to. I used the gold for my road bikes and for early season mountain biking when trails are tacky. Living in UT things get dusty quickly and I switch to the Rock N Roll Extreme. Both work great!

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Shawn Craig

Shawn Craigwrote a review of on April 27, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

A good set of tire levers is hard to come by and underrated. These are sturdy and well made. I picked up 3 sets for 2 different bikes and garage use. I chose red as they're easier for the eye to pick up and remember if you get a flat on the trail

Must have.

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Shawn Craig

Shawn Craigwrote a review of on April 4, 2017

3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Positives are that it packs down and is easy to carry. I generally hook this on the outside of a touring pack with a carabiner.

Negatives are that is becomes more awkward to handle as it has less fluid in it.

All in all it's ok. Probably would not buy another one.

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Shawn Craigwrote a review of on March 24, 2017

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

The jersey itself is well made and has great features like the two zippered rear pockets. My issue was with fit. The body of the jersey was very tight while the arms were borderline loose. I definitely have found that I have broad shoulders and sometimes have issues with cycling jerseys. I don't think sizing up would do much here given the sleeves being borderline loose on me.

If it fits and you have a slim body, I'd recommend it.

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Shawn Craig

Shawn Craigwrote a review of on December 7, 2016

4 5

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

The current sale price on this can't be beat for the jacket/jersey your getting. If you're familiar it fit's tight like most Castelli items, but I found the size chart to be true to size for me. I just received it and did one ride with a long sleeve base layer and this jacket at 36 degrees. I was comfortable. If it were to dip below freezing, I would add another layer.

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Shawn Craigwrote a review of on November 1, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've had this bike for about a month and a half now. I traded up from a Pivot Mach 429 and have been very pleased. It rides a bit different and took some getting used to but I've been very pleased.

I would generally consider myself a trail rider who dabbles in some XC endurance racing. This bike is relatively light and it's easy to put in the miles. It excelles riding both downhill and uphill. Santa Cruz knocked it out of the park with this bike.

I'm 6'0" and fall right on the border of the L and XL (just a heads up the sizing chart listed on this page is not correct and the correct chart can be found on Santa Cruz's site). Based off the measurements for current bikes I own, I opted to go with the L. This has proven to be the correct choice.

I'll likely upgrade to Industry 9 wheels but have been relatively pleased with the DT340/Easton Rim combo. I initially identified this as weak point that has actually turned out to be a serviceable wheel set.

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Shawn Craig

Shawn Craigwrote a review of on November 1, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I recently broke my original Forefront helmet in a crash and replaced it with the MIPS version. It has all the great features of the forefront like sunglasses retaining system and excellent ventilation. But includes an internal MIPS chassis.

Highly recommend

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Shawn Craig

Shawn Craigwrote a review of on November 1, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I just replaced my lower bearing and race on a 3 year old mountain bike. This slid right in and works flawlessly. Immediately removed the creak that I had diagnosed. Cane Creek is currently making some of the best headset components out there.

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