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

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Dan Be

Dan Be wrote a review of on October 31, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Through the years I have used many different water bottles. I always come back to Nalgene as I can't find a better bottle on the market. I also like that they are manufactured in the USA.

These bottles are durable and will not break when dropped. The opening is large enough for you to put ice cubes in. If you are in the market for a great water bottle without any frills then look no further.

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Dan Be wrote a review of on October 31, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Thorns? Glass? Nails? No problem. This patch kit provides quality patches that will get you back on your bike in no time. Unlike some more affordable patch kits I have used in the past, the patches in this kit are top notch quality. They are easy to apply and in just a few minutes you are back up and running. Plus who doesn't love saving money. Patching your tubes works, and saves you from purchasing a new tube every time you get a flat.

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Dan Be wrote a review of on October 31, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have been skiing this binding and the Rossignol FKS model for the last 8 years. From my experience this binding will always release when you need it to, and will never release when you don't want it to. No one likes pre-releasing when charging through variable conditions at high speeds. This binding will ensure you stay connected to your boards unless you absolutely need to come out. When it does release it releases instantly and never hesitates.

What drew me to this binding was how solid the construction was. After skiing several other bindings on the market, and destroying all of them within a season or two of riding, I decided to give these a go. With the full metal construction these bindings are bomber. That's right, huck all you want, gaps, large drops, park jumps, and anything else you fancy and this binding will take the abuse and ask for more. I have one pair that is well past the normal life span of a binding and it still works exceptionally well.

The main drawback to this binding in the 18 din is the weight. However compared to other all metal bindings on the market this is as light or lighter weight than the comparable competition.

Keep in mind that the 18 din toe is all metal and only releases on each side. The 14 and new 12 din bindings have a plastic toe making them lighter and allowing for a vertical release option as well.

Another thing I love about these bindings is how low to the ski they allow your boot to sit. I find this helps with balance and makes the skis feel as though they are connected directly to the soles of your boots.

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Dan Be wrote a review of on October 27, 2014

4 5

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

I pulled the trigger on this jacket after checking out some of the reviews from our awesome customers. I have to say the rave they gave this jacket is well deserved.
Looking for a stylish jacket for your winter pub crawls? Look no further. This jacket is very warm, looks awesome, and provides plenty of tech for an around town jacket. The jacket seems to break in after you wear it a few times and only gets more comfortable over time.
The seams are sewn well and the materials seem to be be top notch. I got this in the large and am 5' 10

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Dan Be wrote a review of on October 27, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift
Fit: True to size

I recently gave these as a gift to my brother. He has used them quite a few times since he received them and he has nothing but positive things to say about them.
The shoes provide adequate arch support so your feet don't tire on those long treks. The Vibram sole offers tons of grip on almost any surface. The Gore-Tex lining helps to keep your feet dry when walking through shallow puddles or while hoping from rock to rock across streams. The shoes will also keep your feet dry when walking to your favorite watering hole through the newly formed slush on the ground just after a snowstorm.
The quality seems to be there and the shoes show no signs of cutting corners in the manufacturing process. If you are in the market for a fairly light weight, waterproof hiking shoe I would recommend you check these out.

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Dan Be wrote a review of on September 26, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift

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 a review of on August 31, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Picked up a pair of these as my mountain biking glasses after my dog chewed up the pair I was using. These have held up well and I have even taken a hard spill while wearing them. Found them laying in the trail about 30 feet from where I stopped and they were fine.

The brown lens works well for most light conditions other than real low light or super bright conditions. I have used these a few times on the river and they also work well. I still prefer a higher end polarized lens on the river but honestly I cannot knock these.

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Dan Be wrote a review of on August 31, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have been using this when I transport my mountain bike on top of my Subi. It is easy to install and works very well. Sure it is not quite as easy to use as a rack that does not require you to remove your wheel, however this works better than any of the other axle mount adapters I have seen or used. Simply flip it open, remove your wheel, install your axle, and slap your ride on the rack and lock it down. Once this is tensioned properly it holds your bike in place very well.

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Dan Be wrote a review of on August 14, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have been using these cartridges all summer and they work very well. Considering how affordable they are I would have to say they are the best value cartridge on the market.

Compared to the innovations cartridges I have used these 16 gram cartridges seem to hold more CO2. This is nice when you are using them to inflate a tire larger than a 26 inch tire. These will completely fill my 650b tires and in some cases I still have a little left in the cartridge for a top off. Some of this will be determined by how high you run your pressure and what tires you are riding. Must say I am very happy with these cartridges and I will continue to purchase them.

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Dan Be wrote a review of on August 14, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This inflator is is lightweight and compact. It works very well and for the money I don't think you can find anything better. When pulling a trail fix the last thing you want is complications. You won't find anything on this inflator that is complicated. Simply twist it on to the cartridge, attach it to the valve stem, and release the CO2. If the cartridge you are using holds more CO2 than is needed for your tire just throw it back in your pack and save it until you need to top off. Basically buy it and forget it is there until you need it.

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Dan Be wrote a review of on August 14, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These tubes are what I have been running in my all mountain bike. So far I don't have one complaint. The rubber seems comparable if not possibly a little nicer than the rubber used in the Q-Tubes. After hundreds of trail miles I have only pinch flatted once with these tubes. If you are looking for a new tube and want something that holds up check these out.

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Dan Be wrote a review of on August 3, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I recently purchased this helmet and have been using it for the last few weeks. The helmet is very comfortable and is quite light considering it is a hard shell helmet. The hard shell makes the helmet more resistant to damage from light crashes compared to a helmet with out a hard shell. This is ideal for someone who might use the helmet not only for trail riding but also for hitting dirt jumps. I use this helmet for both jumping and trail riding.
I occasionally wish there was just slightly more vents on the helmet, however I have only wished for these when pedaling uphill on extremely hot days. If you are looking for a cross country helmet you might want to look elsewhere.
My head measures right at 58cm and the large fits well with the thicker pads added. I tried the medium and though it fit it was quite snug. I figured I would rather add padding than wish I had ordered a larger size. Plus the larger helmet size will now allow me to wear a thin beanie on cool weather descents.
Overall I think this helmet has to be one of the best bargains available. The colors are also killer and look even better in person.

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Dan Be wrote a review of on July 19, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have now owned this tire in a few different variations. Currently I have this Dual Compound in a 27.5 as my front and rear tire. Though I would prefer the full Stick E compound for the front tire this Dual Compound works very well. The side lugs are extremely sticky and inspire confidence while laying into a turn. The Dual Compound is the preferred compound for a rear tire as it has a more durable compound in the center which decreases roll resistance and improves longevity. Looking for a killer tire to do it all with, look no futher!

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