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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 June 14, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Says on the tire, "won't stay inflated without a tube or sealant". I don't use tubes so I need this sealant.
Easy to use. Nice to the environment. Seals punctures.

Get a valve remover and injector and you can add 1oz or 2oz throughout the season so you're always good to go.

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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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