BJ and Martina Platte

BJ and Martina Platte

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Salt Lake City

BJ and Martina Platte's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Biking
Skiing

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BJ and Martina Plattewrote a review of on August 25, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

I love Ibex to begin with, amazing merino wool products. The Woolies 1 tank is an awesome addition to the wardrobe. You can wear it on its own on warmer days or layer it for skiing, hiking, or mountain biking. It's breathable and wicks moisture.

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BJ and Martina Plattewrote a review of on August 17, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I have been a fan of Ergons for quite a while. I got these as a cheaper alternative as the profile and shape is very similar. The materials are not as high quality as the Ergons, however, they provide a very comfortable hand position that can help relieve some fatigue. Not to mention you certainly can't beat the price.

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BJ and Martina Plattewrote a review of on August 17, 2016

3 5

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

I got these tires in a 2.4 for my hardtail. I am not quite ready to make the jump to a true plus tire yet so I figured a high volume 29er tire would fit the bill for now. The tire certainly gives a lot more flotation and cushion, however, the protection sidewalls make it a bit difficult to gauge appropriate tire pressures. 30psi is a bit too firm while 25 feels a bit squirmy. I think finding the correct pressure is key in getting the most out of these tires.

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BJ and Martina Plattewrote a review of on August 17, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I always use Avid pads for any Avid/Sram brakes. There are several aftermarket brands available, however, the stock pads seem to always work the best.

As a heavier rider I generally prefer the Metallic pads as they seem to have less initial bite but have more power once you really start riding.

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BJ and Martina Plattewrote a review of on August 12, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Size Purchased: 32

I bought these for myself, however my wife has more or less stolen them because she digs black/grey leopard print.
They fit true to size and are over all pretty comfortable. My only gripe is the lack of zip pockets. There are only two front pockets, and nothing else. Velcro "zipper" which is pretty popular for Troy Lee, and adjustable hip straps for a better waist fit.

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BJ and Martina Plattewrote a review of on August 9, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 200 lbs
Size Purchased: Extra Large

This jersey makes for a nice alternative to the super baggy more downhill oriented style that Troy Lee tends to be known for. While I generally prefer a baggy jersey it is nice to be able to have something a little more fitted and with pockets when you are going to be spending a long day in the saddle. The jersey overall was very comfortable, the pockets work well, and having a half zip up front was a nice way to cool off on some of the longer rides.

As far as fit goes, it runs true to size as far as a slightly slimmer fitting jersey is concerned, however, I had to size up from what I normally wear in Troy Lee to get the length I am more comfortable with.

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BJ and Martina Plattewrote a review of on August 8, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 155 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

I bought this jersey for me wife and she really likes it. She digs the bright ceramic color, and the back and sides have some cool design details that you don't see in the photos online.
The fit is pretty normal for Dakine, a bit relaxed and comfortable. The fabric seems durable and breathable so far.

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BJ and Martina Plattewrote a review of on August 8, 2016

5 5

Fit: True to size

I bought my wife the Jive shoulder bag in Hula, she loves it. She normally avoids carrying a purse because she doesn't like how much space they take up, but she uses this bag regularly. It's big enough to fit the essentials, wallet, phone, lipstuff, and a small notepad, but not so big that it gets in the way.

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BJ and Martina Plattewrote a review of on July 15, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is in my opinion some of the simplest and best bar tape out there. You get a soft texture with ample stretch and length to easily wrap any set of bars. Having a ton of colors is always a nice plus as well.

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BJ and Martina Plattewrote a review of on July 15, 2014

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

The texture and feel of this tape is super durable, looks good, and offers great grip even with sweaty palms. Having a variety of colors is also a nice perk. So from that perspective it works wonderfully. I will say that the microtex does not have a lot of stretch to it so I would advise against using it on dirt drops or very wide bars.

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BJ and Martina Plattewrote a review of on July 15, 2014

4 5

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

Like the other reviews mentioned the blue and grey is actually a black and darker blue. Not a complaint, just a warning. The jersey itself works very well. It has a nice long and loose fit which I am a fan of and is actually nice and light weight despite being from a more gravity oriented company.

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BJ and Martina Plattewrote a review of on July 15, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This liner does it's job wonderfully. The fit is great, have a good length, do not ride up, and the minimal liner is perfect for all but the longest of rides. The only complaint I have is the seam in the very back. When paired with certain overshorts I own, the seam can chaff in out of the saddle efforts. I have only noticed this with certain short combinations but it is still something worth noting.

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BJ and Martina Plattewrote a review of on July 15, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The first thing you will notice about these shorts is that they are incredibly thin and light weight. A very nice plus if you do a lot of hot weather riding. Having had a week of 100 plus degree days I have been using these shorts almost exclusively. The shorts have a board short style with many pockets and a drawstring so you do not have to use a belt or worry about velcro straps wearing out over time. The light weight quick dry material is also nice if you decide to hop in some water to cool off quickly.

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BJ and Martina Plattewrote a review of on July 15, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I think these handlebars are the perfect addition to any XC set up. I think the 710mm width fits the bill nicely and the sweep seems to be just perfect. These bars are great for any situation where you want to get the front end low and keep your center of gravity balanced. One thing I will say is that for more aggressive bikes or riding styles I would definitely steer towards something a bit wider.

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BJ and Martina Plattewrote a review of on May 19, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs small

I have always been a fan of the fit and function of Tevas. These shoes are no exception and I really dig them. They are a great light hiking shoe that I would not hesitate to tackle almost any trail with. The Vibram soles offer excellent grip and soak up a lot of impact. The only drawback I have found is that they do not allow nearly as much airflow as other shoes I have used with a mesh construction. So on hotter days your feet can really feel the heat.

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BJ and Martina Plattewrote a review of on May 19, 2014

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: Runs small

The construction and materials of this pant seem great, however, upon trying them on I could not get over the fit. The pants seemed to want to sit at your true waist, which was fine until I wanted to actually start moving. Then the pants tending to want to keep riding up.

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