Dan Be

Dan Be

Alta, Moab, Utah

Dan Be's Bio

Spend most my time skiing, hiking, climbing, biking or just about anything outside. Feel free to contact me when I am in if you have any questions, I work Thursday-Saturday 7:00am-3:30pm MST and Sunday from 1:30pm-10:00pm MST and Monday 6:00am-2:30pm MST

Dan Be

Dan Be wrote an answer about on October 19, 2014

Hey Cassandra,
The 100mm brake will fit with very little tweaking. It would fit better than the 115mm brake. I prefer to have the brakes tweaked slightly so they stay tucked up nicely when you are clicked in compared to a brake that is too wide and hangs over the sidewall.
The small binding will fit your boot sole length best. The large would be too large and would not fit a 24,24.5 boot.

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Dan Be wrote an answer about on October 19, 2014

This boot is quite stiff for someone your weight and height. However the flex rating you need will be determined on your ability and how aggressive a skier you are. A very aggressive skier at your weight and height could control this boot just fine.

Knowing how stiff a boot you are coming from and what kind of ski and binding set up you are currently on would help us to determine if this boot would be too aggressive or not. Give us a call or chat online with one of our gearheads so they can find out a little more about your current set up and how you like to ski. We could then make a more accurate recommendation as to what boot would be best for you.

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Dan Be wrote an answer about on October 17, 2014

Both the Gamma MX and SK models would work well for touring. Both will breath well even without vents. Personally I think the method of layering you have been using is the ideal way to layer for a ski tour here in the Wasatch. I like having a fully waterproof pant in case the weather turns nasty while you are out. Having vents is also ideal when you are really working up a sweat on a steep skin track.

If you are willing to spend a few bucks more than what the MX pants cost I would recommend the Arc'Teryx Lithic Comp Pants. Those pants would offer the softshell fabric in areas where you need superior venting while still having goretex on the seat, cuffs, and front of the legs. They also have vents so you can ditch heat rapidly when things start to warm up. You can check those out on our site by entering the item #ARC004K into our search key.

If you will be using the pants for mountaineering or ski mountaineering then I would recommend the MX since they have the perfect amount of stretch to the material and they will be warm while still being breathable.

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Dan Be wrote an answer about on October 2, 2014

Hey Larry,
This fork does not come with the headset. You will need a tapered 1.125 - 1.5 tapered headset. Just make sure you select the headset that fits the frame you have. Feel free to contact our experts by calling 888-276-7130 or by chatting with them using our live chat feature. They can check into what headset your frame requires and help you find one that works.

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Dan Be wrote an answer about on October 2, 2014

Hey Filippo,
Thanks for pointing out this content mistake. This is a synthetic saddle and does not use any leather. We have filed to correct the tech specs so hopefully that will be updated to reflect the correct material soon. Let us know if you need help finding a saddle that fits your needs.

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Dan Be wrote an answer about on October 2, 2014

Hey Mishkin,
A lot of what tire will work best for you will be based on what kind of riding you will be doing. However you could pair this wheel with the Hutchinson Fusion 3 Road Tire. To check those out you can type the item #HUT0077 into the search key. Feel free to contact our gearheads using our live chat feature or by calling 800-409-4502.

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Dan Be wrote an answer about on October 2, 2014

Hey Ali,
The cleats you will want to use with these shoes is determined by the pedals you will be using. If you are using an SPD style then you will want to stick to a 2 hole SPD cleat. If the pedals you are using are a traditional road style cleat then you will want to stick to a 3 hole cleat. These shoes will accommodate both styles.
I would recommend you check the pedals you are using to find out what style pedal you currently are using. A lot of spin classes will use a 2 hole SPD style pedal.

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Dan Be wrote an answer about on September 27, 2014

Hey Dana b,
The Mondo size for a Women's 5.5 in these boots is a 22.5. For some reason the sizing chart offered on Tecnica's site does not show the correct BSL. Feel free to contact us via chat or by calling 800-409-4502 during the week when we have people in the warehouse. We could then have them measure the BSL of the 22.5.

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Dan Be wrote a review of on September 26, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift, but have feedback to share

I recently gave this as a gift. My brother has been in the market for a good bag to carry his work supplies. I decided this bag would do the job.
He loves it! The small is large enough for a smaller laptop as well as a tablet and will also hold tons of other office supplies. The bag is made with a super durable material which is water resistant and is almost impossible to rip to tear. He was super impressed by the interior layout which accommodates everything he needs for work. He was also impressed by the quality of the bag and materials used.
If you are in the market for a good work or school bag to hold your days work this is a great option. The small is great at holding a days supplies for work but if you plan to carry books and other things the larger would work better.
I own the duffel version of this bag and I use it all the time when traveling or camping. It has not let me down and I have to say it was worth every penny.

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Dan Be wrote an answer about on September 1, 2014

Hey Kim,
We do not offer in house financing. However we do accept bill me later as a method of payment.

The delivery window will depend on the shipping method selected. Our economy service could take between 3-7 business days to arrive, UPS ground arrives within 3-5, business days, and two day delivery will arrive within 2 business days. Feel free to contact us if you would like help placing an order.

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Dan Be wrote an answer about on September 1, 2014

The medium in this bike will fit you best. I have a 31.5 inseam and am 5'10", I ride the large. At 5'8" with a 30 inseam the medium will be just right. Feel free to contact us by calling 1-800-409-4502 or by chatting with a Gearhead. Also if you have any more questions regarding this bike feel free to shoot me an email at dbennett@backcountry.com.

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