Chris Sanger

Chris Sanger

The Wasatch, Moab, the rest of the world.

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Chris's Passions

Camping
Snowboarding
Mountain Biking
Hiking
Trail Running
Road Cycling
Sport Climbing
Bouldering

Chris's Bio


I moved to SLC this fall after trying to purposefully miss my flight home last winter Fall 2010. Leaving the bird was torture. Especially to go back to Minnesota.
I'm from Milwaukee, I love cycling, beer, paragliding, mountain biking and snowboarding. Hit me up for questions re any of that. What I really love is travel. I don't backpack, instead I scheme to earn airline miles and fly first class around the world, usually the long way. I'm the smelly guy in the first class terminal at Frankfurt.

Chris Sanger

Chris Sanger wrote a review of on March 31, 2014

Rocketship
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This bike is a rocket. So fast, but still comfortable for the distance. I was hesitant due to the ISP but I accredit it for some of the long distance comfort. The BB shell on this thing is massive and along with the asymmetric chain stays you end up with crazy power transfer. I think the Ferrari comparison is rather apt, especially if you're a fan of top gear- This bike demands to be ridden and is extremely responsive- it's not twitchy but you'll definitely want to pay attention when you're at speed. Plus when you pull up at a stop light everyone in the group ride gets a little jealous. I also love that you don't see this bike very often. Definitely some pride in ownership

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Chris Sanger wrote a review of on March 31, 2014

5 5

I haven't had the same problems as the other reviewers. I ordered a large due to being 6'3" and the straps are perfect. I also have fairly big legs and I really appreciate the way the leg bands fit. Very comfortable.

That being said, they put the tag on these in the worst place imaginable, right in the ol' coin slot. Just move it up an inch, or put it pretty much anywhere else. I loved the bibs but hated the way they rubbed so I removed the tag. Should you go to the same effort please don't be like me, use a scissors. Don't rip it out. I now have extra ventilation where the tag used to be and I've had to avoid wearing these in public to keep my modesty.

That being said, they are always under my mtb baggies because they are so, so comfortable. The chamois in these is brilliant. The've also made some appearances in basement trainer sessions where the extra ventilation can be kind of nice.

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Chris Sanger wrote a review of on March 31, 2014

5 5

I tend to be a skeptic of anything that's 'water resistant.' I've never been pleased with DWR treatments and the like but nanoflex actually does a pretty dang good job of keeping you dry. I wouldn't want to test their limits too far from home, but these have seen some cold and some showers and have kept me comfortable. I have another pair of arm warmers that's articulated and I can't tell a difference in fit or comfort between the two, but the fabric on these beats out the others every time.

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Chris Sanger wrote a review of on March 31, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Great baselayer. Definitely cut with cycling in mind. I have plenty of polypro ski gear that stinks after as many wears as this piece has gone through, but somehow this one doesn't?

Stretch and face keep the fabric with the skin, I've never had any discomfort caused by the baselayer. Bonus: a good baselayer can make a cheap jersey wearable.

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Chris Sanger wrote a review of on March 31, 2014

4 5

The vest itself is pretty good, fits well. I wish there was a little less material on the shoulders to prevent flapping and I wish the zipper didn't catch quite so much- but I've run into the same problem on the other vests I've owned. Maybe when it's time to replace this one I'll try sizing down (and ordering american size).

It definitely excels in being light and packable. Would buy again.

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Chris Sanger wrote a review of on March 31, 2014

Keeps me off my trainer
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Be seen with the fluo. Stay regulated with the brilliantly placed pit zips. Really, they are fantastic. Easy to open or close at any time, it's the details.

I've worn this in temps from 15 to 60 and was comfortable at all points between. Smart layering and this jacket are about all you need for fall and spring riding. I can't find much info on how windtex is made (is it ePTFE?) but this thing has kept me dry when everything else has soaked through. Not sure if it's actually "waterproof" but it's more water resistant than a DWR coating. I've yet to have it soak through. I'm impressed.

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Chris Sanger wrote an answer about on August 9, 2012

The stamp for AU/NZ safety standards is applied at customs. They cut two of every 1000 helmets (or a number similar to that) in half and test them. Because of this only helmets ordered from the manufacturer in bulk will have the required stamp.

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