Adam D

Adam D

Wasatch Mts, UT

adam's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Biking
Running
Paddling

adam's Bio

Backcountry.com’s Gearheads are your instant connection to gear knowledge. They’re passionate outdoor experts hell-bent on helping you find the right ski, saddle, or pro. Follow their adventures and exploits.


Here is some information about me. I love bikes! And running, kayaking, backpacking, skiing, climbing, boarding, exploring and a little sleeping.


I’d love to answer your gear related questions. Here is how you can contact me adewitt@backcountry.com or 801-736-6396 ext 5630

Adam D

Adam D wrote an answer about on October 20, 2014

There are 2 types of X0 cranks, GXP and BB30. It should say on the arm what it is. If its GXP AND the frame is designed for bb92 pressfit bottom brackets it will work. Give us a call and we can help you make sure you pick out the correct option.

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Adam D

Adam D wrote an answer about on October 17, 2014

The wheels, frame will all take 25mm tires. The crank included is indeed the Rotor. We might have just used early model pictures for the page but sometimes they will change the parts based on availability. The bottle cage is also included.

If I can help with an order or answer more questions you can find me here:
801-736-6396 x 5630 or email adewitt@competitivecyclist.com

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Adam D

Adam D wrote an answer about on October 17, 2014

Ive had our demo here for 2 weeks with rides in rain, mud and snow and not a noise. We'll, the disc brake rubs from rear-ending a moose but I don't think that counts.

Always let the demo guy know, and usually it just needs a little service. Demos get hammered and the drivers rarely ever get time to test them all every day.

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Adam D

Adam D wrote a review of on October 17, 2014

Pivot for the Win
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The Pivot 429c is absolutely my favorite bike I've ever thrown a leg over. It's not for everyone as this bike likes to be ridden fast, but if you want a bike that happy anywhere on the mountain, this is it. I've owned everything from the Jet 9, Tallboy, Tallboy LT, and Superfly 100 and nothing descents like a 429 while still climbing like a goat. It's a smidge heavier than the Jet 9 or the tallboy, but stiffness and geometry make up for its slightly heavier build.

I raced BC Bike Race this summer had good results in XC and great results in the Enduro. After 7 days of the hardest trails on the planet, we couldnt help but head up the lifts for 2 days of park runs. Okay, maybe it wasnt made for park, but it still kept up with the big kids.

Bottom line: This bike like to ride hard and fast. If youre a casual rider with averages less than 10mph, the Tallboy might be your bike. If you want a rigid, lightweight racer, check out the Jet 9. If you want the most fun you can possibly throw a leg over, this is your bike.

***Setup Note: Pivot recommends 30% sag. This gives you a very playful ride but a bit sluggish in quick accelerations and steep climbs. I prefer to run mine between 20-25% and still use all 100mm of travel. It rides like a whole new bike.

Ive put together many custom builds on this bike and Id love to help you out as well. Please reach out to me if I can provide our best pricing quote, help with an order, or answer any other questions. My number here is 801-736-6396 x 5630 or email adewitt@competitivecyclist.com

Cheers, Adam D.

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Adam D

Adam D wrote a review of on October 17, 2014

5 5

As we all know, the carbon 29er hardtail is the fastest race machine you can buy for most types of offroad racing. Niner has taken their famous Air 9 Carbon a step further and created the ?Race Day Optimized? model for those of us that want the fastest of the fast.

Of the 3 carbon 29? hardtails( Trek Superfly, Santa Cruz Highball, and this bike) I?ve owned lately, I?d have to describe the Niner Air 9 RDO as the quickest handling and most nimble-perfectly suited for the east coast and those tight twisty trails everywhere. It doesn?t have that sluggish 29er feels plaguing most 29ers and quickly responds to any input from the pilot. I also have to say the green is one of the best colors I?ve ever seen on a bike.

The XT build is a solid package for exceptional price. The other parts are a custom configuration added here and we can make changes/substitutions to make this a custom build just for you.

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Adam D wrote a review of on October 16, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is one of the best all day/ everyday wheelsets we sell and a fantastic deal on a wheelset weighing close to 1500 grams. Its not a top end race wheel, but I highly recommend these for anyone looking for a performance wheel at a great price.

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Adam D wrote an answer about on October 14, 2014

These are neoprene so hands may get wet from sweat. They'll work great if you're in a rainy area like seattle, but for most you'll be better off with a insulated glove similar to a ski glove. I'm a big fan of the Gore Windstoppers.

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