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Chase Skidmore

Chase Skidmore

Wild Places of Utah

Chase Skidmore's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Running
Biking
Paddling
Climbing
Fly Fishing

Chase Skidmore's Bio

I'm a Utah native. Mountain biking, climbing, and traveling are three of my passions that consume most of my time. Split boarding is becoming my winter obsession.

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Chase Skidmorewrote a review of on April 28, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This harness was extremely well thought out. I love the tie in points that are off the belay loop. Things can get pretty crowded on that belay loop and it's nice to tie aiders or runners on the secondary attachment points. The harness is well padded and comfortable but doesn't feel too bulky. I was right in between a S/M. I went S, I'm a 33" waist. The waist fits me well, the leg loops may get a little snug as I ramp up my bike riding for the summer season. Love all the gear loops, great harness!

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Chase Skidmorewrote a review of on April 22, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

These goggles are great. I'd say they fit a little bit more on the medium side, but would be fine for small faces. No problems with these and my Smith helmet. Love the lenses too, no fog issues, and great colors.

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Chase Skidmorewrote a review of on April 22, 2015

Hardtail or Rocketship In Disguise?
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This bike rips! I currently have it setup 1x10 with a 32t ring up front for the early season but will convert this to SS soon. The EBB works great and fits the 32t with plenty of adjustment room for bigger rings. The only speed this bike seems to know is MASH. Power transfer is amazing. The bike is snappy and fast, handles well, and is absurdly light. Love the 142 rear spacing. Medium size is exactly what I expected. I'm running a 100mm Fox and geometry is perfect. Equipped with an RDO seatpost and bar and the bike is plenty comfortable for long days in the saddle. Get this and prepare to crush PR's and set new landspeed records on the climb up on your favorite trails.

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Chase Skidmorewrote a review of on April 22, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These goggles are great. Changing lenses is extremely easy and quick. I use them with a smith variant helmet and the fit is nice. I agree that medium/large is accurate on the face size fit. The only issue I've ever had was popping the lens off accidentally when pulling the goggles off over my helmet. The issue was user error because of the frameless design. Awesome goggles.

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Chase Skidmorewrote a review of on April 22, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This pack is the perfect size for me. Great construction and zippers to keep the water out. Pockets are well thought out and there are attachment points on the outside for anything you could imagine. The pack is comfortable and cinches done well. Fits everything you need for a day on the river

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Chase Skidmorewrote a review of on February 13, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I'm not the most experienced fly fisher, and this is my first tenkara rod, but I've got to say the craftsmanship of this rod is outstanding. The rod has good feel, a nice grip, and if I can catch something with it, then this is a great setup for beginners and advanced users. Comes with a solid rod case and all you need to get on the water. This will definitely come with me on my next trip out to the streams and lakes of the Uintas.

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Chase Skidmorewrote a review of on August 20, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I jumped on the 27.5 train before Santa Cruz had to change the name to 5010. I've never looked back. I LOVE this bike, it rips uphill and down and just feels right. My first ride on it felt like I was on one of those old school remote control car racetracks where the cars have the pins on the bottom that fit into a groove on the track, ie I was glued to the trail and could rip as fast as I dared.
I originally bought a complete build but have since swapped out about every piece of it. I just keep upgrading from the lower end build I bought. Partly so I can differentiate my 5010 from the hoard of others in the office. I now have mine setup with a full carbon cockpit, X01 drivetrain, XT brakes, and Industry Nine wheels. Next upgrade is swapping out the 32 fork as Garson mentions is a little flexy for this beast of a frame.
It is a great all-arounder bike and definitely rides harder and faster than you'd expect a 5inch travel bike could handle. The 27.5 is a perfect medium between the climbing, obstacles, and maneuverability.

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Chase Skidmorewrote a review of on August 20, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I got really sick of messing with tire beads and sloppy sealant spilling all over the place. This makes topping off your sealant supply a breeze. Slip out the core, screw this on and dump in the desired amount of sealant. Just wish they'd package it differently. As you can see in the pick, they package these with a big nasty fold in the tube that never comes out. Just make sure to screw the lid back on your bottle of Stan's before you accidentally kick it and spill it all over the floor and you'll never have a mess again.

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Chase Skidmorewrote a review of on August 20, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This stuff works great. Buy the big bottle and add sealant as needed. I find I usually need to add about 2 ounces to my MTB 2 times every riding season. Varies by how hot and dry the Utah summers get and how much time I spend on the bike. As long as you seal the bottle up tight, the sealant will be good for whenever you need it.

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Chase Skidmorewrote a review of on August 20, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

If you are going tubeless you'll want to pick up the full assortment of Stan's pieces and then log onto their site and follow the easy instructions. These work great on any rim I've ever tried and if you have an injector, the removable cores make adding more sealant a breeze.

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