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Dustin J

Dustin J

Dustin Jwrote a review of on April 6, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Size Purchased: Medium/Large

Very solid looking helmet. Less chunky than the Trabec. Lightweight yet has that "durable" feel in-hand. Feels secure on and the dial in the back makes adjustments easy. Up and down visor adjustment is a cinch as well. Vents as well. I have a few climbing rides in with it and never over-heated or broke a head sweat.

All-in-all a very well made product with the major exception that is the finish. I purchased this in the Uranium Black colorway and after literally two rides I have significantly marred areas where the helmet has been lightly abraded (tree limbs, etc) and the finish is worn down to the white plastic beneath. With about 5 total hours in this helmet, it looks nearly as bad as the 3 year old 661 it replaces.

Great piece of equipment though. Definitely a step up from the Trabec.

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Dustin Jwrote a review of on December 11, 2015

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs small
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 170 lbs
Size Purchased: 30waist x 32inseam

I left three stars, but my true impression is more like 3 1/2. I bought these in the camo color way (which is awesome) and tried them right on. Whoever says these are a relaxed, straight leg fit must have pencils instead of legs. If you're a cyclist, you likely have some muscle on your legs. These fit like 'skater' jeans.

I'm 5'9", 170, 30 waist, and nearly sent these back. The fabric contains a stretch element, which is the saving grace. They would otherwise be unbearable.

I ultimately didn't end up sending them back, because the horrid fit aside, they do "fit" (as in, if I embrace this skinny jean style and just roll with it, they do fit), the unique camo color way, tons of well constructed pockets, and overall style are honestly cool.

Everything about these is a 5/5 except for the fit.

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Dustin Jwrote a review of on July 14, 2012

4 5

Great, light, fitted jersey. Wore it in 98 degree weather and felt cooler than usual. Only complaint (and this applies to all the Alpinestar jerseys I own) is the microscopic rear zipper. With gloves on and (god forbid) while moving, it's a nightmare to fumble with. Something with more substance would be greatly appreciated.

Otherwise, great jersey so far- would buy another. I like the trimmer fit over the similarly priced Alpinestar Drop jersey.

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Dustin Jwrote a review of on May 3, 2012

5 5

This came equipped on my Yeti and I was initially wary of using a carbon bar as I tend to ride pretty rough: hitting kickers, drops and hopping over things unnecessarily. While I can't recommend it for freeride or extreme all-mountain (for lack of experience with it there) I can say it has held up extremely well under my own personal abuse.

Days ago I cut them narrower, which proved to be a mistake (took a little too much off) and found myself looking for a new bar. After deliberating between this and the Crank Bro's Cobalt 11's, I've decided to order a second set - if that says anything about these bars.

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Dustin Jwrote a review of on April 29, 2012

5 5

I own the Sidi Genius 5's for road riding, so when I was looking for a quality mountain shoe I knew where to turn. Durable ratchet system allows you to dial in the comfort and the velcro straps stay put. Sole is super stiff (almost too much so for my taste) and really allows you to stomp power through the cranks.
I was worried about the glossy finish turning to crap after a few rides or spills, but that hasn't been the case. They've already been put through hell in the few weeks I've owned and still look great. They could probably benefit from a more comfortable set of insoles though - but are otherwise great right out of the box.
I use them with Crankbrothers Candy 3's with no issues.

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Dustin Jwrote a review of on March 1, 2012

Clean
5 5

One of the cleanest clamps I've run across. Long lever gives you enough leverage to open and close the piece with ease, big logo and assortment of colors lets you get all frilly with your bikes color scheme - or not!

Works like a charm on my 2011 Yeti ASR5C.

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Dustin Jwrote a review of on February 19, 2012

4 5

These sunglasses are great for almost every active endeavor. I really enjoy essentially having half a dozen pairs of sunglasses in my arsenal.

My only gripe is how easily the frame seems to unlock from the lens after a few weeks of use. At first you had to put a little effort into snapping them into place, now they slide in - and out - effortlessly, a fact that has seen me fumbling to catch the pieces as it fell apart on me mid-stride after moving them from the top of my head back down to my face.

Otherwise great glasses, though.

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