Alex

Alex

Live in FL, Ride in UT

Alex's Bio

Started mountain biking 4 seasons ago, first experience was a lesson at Deer Valley where I was taken down a downhill trail as an "introduction" to the sport. Do some XC and All-Mountain, with some Downhill in between, mostly in the Park City area.
Haven't done much mountain biking back home in Florida, but I recently got into BMX down there instead, which has helped me progress with my biking skills.

Alex

Alex wrote a review of on July 2, 2012

5 5

This is my first season using clipless pedals and I ride these with a pair of Shimano 545's. Compared to the skateboard shoes I started off riding with these are worlds better and much stiffer. Before skateboard shoes I rode with regular tennis shoes and slammed my foot into a tree stump, which hurt really bad. The overall protection this shoe offers for unfortunate tree stump encounters is invaluable. As a newcomer to clipless I'm frequently riding sketchy terrain unclipped with these shoes, and find the grip amazingly good even though they are not specifically designed for it. I ride these with flat pedals as well and find them to be a great all-rounder bike shoe. I considered the AM41 but decided that the clipless feature may come in handy for less sketchy terrain and I can work my way up with them, and were a necessity for BMX racing.

My only gripe is from what others claim, that these are slightly more difficult to clip in/out of than regular bike cleats, but that is understandable given their more recessed clip location.

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Alex wrote a review of on April 9, 2012

5 5

Just got this today, but my initial review is that the jersey is comfortable, breathable, and good quality overall. The colors (I ordered a red one) are even more vibrant in person. The fit of the jersey is loose, even in a size small, especially around the arms to accommodate arm protective equipment. The cuffs at the wrist do a good job at keeping the jersey's sleeves from hanging down and getting in the way. Great product and great design.

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Alex wrote a review of on March 21, 2012

Great Buy
5 5

I bought this helmet last year because I am getting more active in the downhill mountain biking scene and didn't want to spend a fortune on a full face helmet. I didn't see a big difference between this helmet and SixSixOne's higher-end model so I went with this one. All I can say is it is a great buy, and doesn't get too hot. The ventilation isn't as good as a well vented bike helmet, of course, but since I came from a skateboarding helmet I didn't see a big difference. The visor is adjustable, but not that much. I wear these with sunglasses and the padding doesn't push them too much on my face.

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