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matt

matt

Wasatch, Moab, Zion, Uintas

matt's Bio

Snowboarding. Mtn Biking. Backpacking. Hiking. intro to fishing.

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mattwrote a review of on April 25, 2017

4 5

I'll agree that sometimes the patch doesn't hold, and that is frustrating. Often there will be a wrinkle in the patch. But, 90% of the time though these patches have held and worked for me. I've had a couple of tubes that had a couple of these patches and they lasted a whole season. Small and easy to carry.

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mattwrote a review of on April 12, 2017

4 5

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

Doesn't quite fit in my seat bag for a local short single track. If I break it down then I can put it in my seat bag with a patch kit, but no tube. It's a nice upgrade from my last CO2 pump. Good concept though. I have the Innovations Secondwind Road Aluminum Mini CO2 Inflator that I've used for years and is great to have the option to inflate manually if needed. I wanted something smaller and easier to carry on a trail with no pack.

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mattwrote a review of on April 6, 2017

4 5

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

Zippered front pocket isn't huge, it can hold my phone which is about all I want to carry. The material of these shorts is awesome for warm weather riding. Super light and stretchy. I bought a 34 for biking but may buy a 36 for more casual wear. I could use these shorts for just about anything. The zippered back pocket is a plus. The two front pockets are OK but not deep by any means.
I don't use the drawstring on the size 34 they are a perfect fit.

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mattwrote a review of on April 6, 2017

3 5

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

Using this on a 2015 Santa Cruz Nomad. This works well for the most part, the design of the bike is the problem. Once I got the cage assembled the next problem was finding a decent size water bottle. Camelbak 21 oz podium barely fits, the lid rubs the shock just barely.. a 12oz may fit better. I don't usually get the water unless I'm turning around from an out and back ride or pulled off the trail for a breather. The 21oz takes some extra unf to get back in the cage.

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mattwrote a review of on April 6, 2017

4 5

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

I've been using Pedro's but thought I would try this for the spring. It does attract a lot of dust, so if it isn't packed or somewhat wet then I'd go with a dry lube.
Con - the nozzle allows too much to come out without even squeezing. I feel like it's a lot of lube lost because I try to get each pin with a small amount of lube.

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mattwrote a review of on April 6, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

For those quick single track rides where I don't need a pack but the "just in case" necessities .. fits a tube, levers, multi-tool and CO2 cartridge and nozzle. Prob could cram some more if I needed. Fits on a SC Nomad with seat dropper just fine.

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mattwrote a review of on April 6, 2017

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

6' 200lbs and got an L. It's just a little too tight for my liking. I need more room. I wear the Fox Racing Sergeant Shorts mostly.. or a style similar to that and this jersey needed a small frame to look/fit right. I think if I could get this in an XL I would be stoked. The material, the 1/4 zip, and pocket were all on point.

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mattwrote a review of on March 22, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I wear an 11 and the size 11 fit.
I'm new to trail running. I'm trying it as continuing rehab for a broken foot. Doc says I need to run and I'm not too stoked to run on a road or treadmill. So I tried a few times in regular hiking shoes and I could tell that they were not meant for that purpose. I bought these and I've only been a handful of times (3 miles max each time). They fit true to size . They are light and have great grip/traction.
The sockliner feels good on my foot where I need great support. I haven't had any variable terrain or weather, dry conditions on packed and loose rock foothill trails. But so far so good.

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mattwrote a review of on January 4, 2017

5 5

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

I wanted a night riding light for some basic trail riding. This light seems very sufficient for an easy to moderate trail and lights up the whole area around me so I can cruise at a very good pace. I have not gone longer than 1 hour so I don't know if the battery cuts out at 1.5hrs on high. I recharge after every use.

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mattwrote a review of on January 4, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I have roof racks for almost every activity. I needed a cargo box since the family is growing and it's nice to have extra space in the car instead of packing everything to the brim. Stores a lot of gear and can handle some board's/ski's depending on their length. I have this on an '04 Cherokee with yakima round bars and the Timberline tower on the factory runners. The set up is pretty easy to install and switch out to bike and my old board rack. I like that I can get into this on either side. I do notice that it is noisier with this on and probably lose some gas mileage, but it's worth having more space. Don't forget the locks!

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mattwrote a review of on August 9, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

We switched from a Mazda3 to Jeep Grand Cherokee. I wanted to easily bring over all my roof top carriers. Since I couldn't use the same towers that the Mazda used I needed to buy these. I didn't want to buy factory cross bars from Jeep because I have longer cross bars to fit multiple carriers at once. These were super easy to install and I've adjusted them once already. Easy to do in about 30minutes or less. They look good and are very durable.

If you are using round bars, be sure to buy the adapters. http://www.backcountry.com/yakima-roundbar-sl-adapter#wall-solicitations

I took my locks out of my old towers and put them in these, that way I didn't need to buy new locks.

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mattwrote a review of on August 9, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

My wife bought this and loves it. She's bought others as gifts. It's easier for her than using the standard mouth to drink from. It does leak and I've accidentally tipped it over and learned the hard way. If you leave it sideways in a bag, on the bed, couch, or anywhere you will get a nice puddle. So I give it 4 stars. Also, curious if it effects the length of time that it keeps liquid cool/hot? My wife says her water doesn't stay cool as long and thinks it's a defective bottle, but I think it's the leaky lid since it's not sealed?? Maybe we need to do some science.

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