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Blder Sevenwrote a review of on August 23, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

After my wife broke my 15 year old stand by using it all summer as an accessory to her sprinkler system for the garden, I opted for the pro-elite bike stand. I was initially leaning towards the Park Tool stand at a similar price point, but found the Park Tool Stands are too heavy to carry around and move. I have a bad back (herniated disc) and the 25 lb Park Tool stand was too heavy for me to be lugging around.

I am very pleased with the weight/lightness of the pro-elite stand as well as how easily it folds up and opens up. I'm 6'4" and this stand really allows me to set my bike up in the clamp quite high to work on! I also find the stand is very stable with by assortment of mtn/road/commuter bikes on it. I did not get the stand to tip over even though I was applying a lot of torque and pressure to the bikes.

The clamp has a lot of adjustability and I don't see any risk of damaging my carbon seat posts. This stand really makes my bikes a pleasure to work on and I highly recommend it. The minimal weight makes it effortless for me to carry the stand out of my garage into the driveway and not worry about hurting my back. Great product!

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Blder Sevenwrote a review of on August 23, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Picked up this helmet in pink for my wife due to the added safety provided by the coverage and visibility from the bright color. She is amazed how well it fits and how light it is. She says it feels like the helmet is not even there and she appreciates how cool the vents keep her head on hot summer rides. While this helmet is more expensive than most other options out there, she feels it is a worthy investment.

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Blder Sevenwrote a review of on August 23, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

After doing much research, I decided on this helmet in the orange for the following reasons:
- Fit: This helmet fits my head very well, is very, very lightweight and I hardly know I'm wearing a helmet
- Vents: The ventilation of this helmet definitely makes a difference and keeps my head cool on hot days. This is a huge benefit! I also wear a cap to protect my head from the sun through the vents, to shade my face, and to keep the sweat out of my eyes from my forehead.
- Safety: The protection this helmet offers as well as the visibility the orange provides is a huge bonus and the biggest factor in my purchase. Being visible on the road is a huge concern of my due to the large amount of distracted drivers on the road these days texting and driving.

Sure, the white helmet may match my kits better, but the orange seems to match well, while providing a huge safety benefit due to visibility. Some people find this helmet ugly, but I don't find that to be the case.

Also, POC uses higher quality materials that are better for the environment. For example they state in the packaging that they could have used harmful chemicals to keep the helmet color from fading, but opted to use more environmentally friendly chemicals at the cost of having the helmet not be as fade resistant.

Bottom line is this helmet is very comfortable and provides added safety due to it's fit/coverage and visibility. The price is well worth it!

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Blder Sevenwrote a review of on July 26, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Straight to the point: This stuff rocks! I love the consistency, the smell is awesome, and it does the trick of keeping my taint free from chaffing. The smell is what I love about it, as it has a very strong and pleasant minty scent that cleans up my nostrils and gets me ready to ride. It's not strong as say "Ben Gay" but I do enjoy the smell as well as the feeling when I put it on. Seems like this company makes everything by hand with real ingredients and my seat area thanks it for me after very long rides in the summer heat. I mix it up between the Euro Pro and Pro models as they both are fabulous products.

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Blder Sevenwrote a review of on July 11, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Wanted to branch out and try something other than Assos due to my inability to even pronounce several of the ingredients of the Assos chamois creme. As soon as I opened the container of the Mad Alchemy product, I could tell this was high quality stuff. The creme smells of citrus and pretty much did what it was supposed to during my 60 mile ride. I've been using this product on my taint after showering after my ride and it provides a nice cooling and healing sensation that allows me to ride comfortably all summer long. I highly recommend this stuff and it seems like a great company as well.

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Blder Sevenwrote a review of on June 6, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I concur with the other positive reviews on this site regarding this base layer. The fit is just as described - I went with a large and I have a 40 inch chest - and it fits close to my body, but not like a sausage casing. For the price, this base layer performs quite well. I would not wear it on a day over 70 degrees, but anything at or below that temp and this is perfect. Yes, you have to treat it with care, but no different than your cycling jerseys. The item holds up well in the wash and I expect to use this for years to come.

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Blder Sevenwrote a review of on May 28, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I usually don't stray from anything other than Honey Stinger, Bonk Breaker, or Skratch products due to the quality ingredients they use and of course the appealing taste. These fruit drops by Skratch Labs are off the hook! I find them easy to chew, swallow, and digest. The flavor and texture is spot on also. In actuality, I have to force myself to wait an eat them when I put them in my jersey pocket during a ride. Nothing like another product to make you want to go out and exercise just so you can eat it!

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Blder Sevenwrote a review of on May 28, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

Got these for cycling on cool days and they meet my needs. I love the taller height and they have solid construction. Should get many seasons out of these. My shoe size is 12 and I went with XXL. Perfect fit!

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Blder Sevenwrote a review of on April 30, 2015

5 5

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

I'm normally committed to Asics Nimbus running shoes, but the price has gotten out of control. So I strayed and went with these PI running shoes. My podiatrist also recommended them for me. I'm normally a 12.5 and these fit just like other 12.5 shoes I wear (Asics, Nike, etc). Out of the box, these felt very light and as if I was walking on air! The fit is similar to wearing a sock, and they are very well made and constructed. Time will tell how durable they are and how long they last, but I would recommend these to anyone who wants a cool looking shoe with great support and comfort.

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Blder Sevenwrote a review of on April 30, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

Purchased these socks to add some flair to my work wardrobe. Icebreaker is a company I'm loyal to and find they always make a high quality product. I went with the orange and red, which looks really cool and easy on the eyes. These socks are thin, but I find they have been durable and their wool fabric makes them comfortable and odor free on long days.

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Blder Sevenwrote a review of on April 30, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Tried on many a pair of goggles and only found on pair that fit with my helmet and face, which was the POC Lobes. I opted for the orange since I find the color enhances to variability of the terrain in all conditions. Sure, it may be a bit bright on blue bird conditions, but it does not bother me. I'm not a big fan of having to spend extra money on replacement goggles.

The Lobes are well made and well designed. I like the big, spherical lenses that almost make me look like a fighter pilot. The strap has a rubbery/sticky material on the inside the prevent slippage on your helmet. The orange color of the strap does not match the image on the website. In person the strap is more orange flouro in color, which was fine by me. I find having this piece of equipment improves and enhances my performance on the slopes due to comfort, fit, and by providing clear vision.

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Blder Sevenwrote a review of on April 23, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love the espresso chip bars and buy them by the box. I find them to be a treat on long days on the slopes or long road rides in the mountains. These bars work miracles and give me a surge of energy to keep pushing myself hard. Non-GMO ingredients and seems like a great company I don't mind supporting and giving my hard earned money to.

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Blder Sevenwrote a question about on March 6, 2015

Would this be a good all-mountain ski (90-100 mm waist) for an intermediate skier looking for a ski that's easy to turn and good for groomers as well as some fun during a powder day out west?

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Blder Sevenwrote a review of on January 24, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Passing on a 2nd hand review from my wife, but she absolutely loves the Black Pearls. She has been skiing for over 20 years and these skis immediately improved her confidence and control on the mountain. Ice? Powder? Groomers? This ski will go through anything with finesse. They are stable through turns and hold an edge at speed very, very well. She pushed these skis hard and feels that she's only unlocked 20% of their potential. Many more fun days on the slopes to come! These skis live up to their reputation, just like many of the other Blizzard skis.

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Blder Sevenwrote a question about on January 24, 2015

Is there any reason why one would not purchase this ski? The reviews are awesome and I'm looking for an all mountain ski that functions anywhere on the mountain (other than moguls). I'm also looking for a stable ski that won't chatter when I'm carving at speed. Thanks

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