Eric Porter

Eric Porter

Midway, UT

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Eric's Passions

Fly Fishing
Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Biking
Skiing

Eric's Bio

Pro mountain biker for Diamondback Bikes, Hayes, Manitou, SunRingle, Answer, Bolle, Kenda, Gravity, Kali, Camelbak, Clif Bar, Goal Zero, Coalatree, Teva, SDG, Shimano, Backcountry.com ---



Dad with 2 young boys and a great wife, I'm always on adventures whether at home with the crew or on the road. I like to mix up my sports to keep things interesting!

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Eric Porter

Eric Porter wrote a review of on May 2, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Diamondback really nailed it with this bike. At 30 lbs it climbs like a champ, especially in climb mode on the shock, but it really shines on the way down. This bike is very confidence inspiring, always begging you to take the more gnarly line down. It's also very playful, easy to pop up into a manual down the trail or over roots and rocks. Really fun to blast off of rocks and roots using them like a jump as well. The spec is hard to beat on this bike, so you won't have to swap anything. I absolutely love this bike, I'll be riding it all summer on everything from XC trails to full on bikeparks and DH trails. Also check out what Pinkbike had to say about the bike -
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/first-ride-diamondback-mission-275-2014.html

I really can't believe this bike comes spec'd as well as it does at this price, Fox suspension front and back, Race Face narrow wide chainring, Crank Brothers dropper post, and still the same frame as the Pro build!!!

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Eric Porter wrote a review of on May 2, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Diamondback really nailed it with this bike. At 30 lbs it climbs like a champ, especially in climb mode on the shock, but it really shines on the way down. This bike is very confidence inspiring, always begging you to take the more gnarly line down. It's also very playful, easy to pop up into a manual down the trail or over roots and rocks. Really fun to blast off of rocks and roots using them like a jump as well. The spec is hard to beat on this bike, so you won't have to swap anything. I absolutely love this bike, I'll be riding it all summer on everything from XC trails to full on bikeparks and DH trails. Also check out what Pinkbike had to say about the bike -
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/first-ride-diamondback-mission-275-2014.html

I really can't believe this bike comes spec'd as well as it does at this price, Fox suspension front and back, Race Face narrow wide chainring, and still the same frame as the Pro build.

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Eric Porter wrote a review of on May 2, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Diamondback really nailed it with this bike. At 30 lbs it climbs like a champ, especially in climb mode on the shock, but it really shines on the way down. This bike is very confidence inspiring, always begging you to take the more gnarly line down. It's also very playful, easy to pop up into a manual down the trail or over roots and rocks. Really fun to blast off of rocks and roots using them like a jump as well. The spec is hard to beat on this bike, so you won't have to swap anything. I absolutely love this bike, I'll be riding it all summer on everything from XC trails to full on bikeparks and DH trails. Also check out what Pinkbike had to say about the bike -
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/first-ride-diamondback-mission-275-2014.html

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Eric Porter wrote a review of on May 2, 2014

This bike rules
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Diamondback really nailed it with this bike. At 30 lbs it climbs like a champ, especially in climb mode on the shock, but it really shines on the way down. This bike is very confidence inspiring, always begging you to take the more gnarly line down. It's also very playful, easy to pop up into a manual down the trail or over roots and rocks. Really fun to blast off of rocks and roots using them like a jump as well. The spec is hard to beat on this bike, so you won't have to swap anything. I absolutely love this bike, I'll be riding it all summer on everything from XC trails to full on bikeparks and DH trails. Also check out what Pinkbike had to say about the bike -
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/first-ride-diamondback-mission-275-2014.html

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Eric Porter

Eric Porter wrote a review of on July 15, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

I really like these running shoes, there are a lot of cool features built in to make it better. My favorite one is the pods on either side of the arch; I have bad ankles and these help prevent me from rolling my ankles while running. I also like the round heel which gives a better angle when your heel hits the ground. Really good traction too for scrambling up rocks and stuff.

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Eric Porter wrote a review of on July 15, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

These sandals are super comfy, look great, and seem to last a long time. I've been running them for a year now with minimal signs of wear, and no problems! I wear size 11.5 shoes, and got size 12 since there are no half sizes. They fit perfect.

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Eric Porter wrote a review of on July 15, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

One of my favorite tires for the last few years. Very versatile, works great in a lot of situations, wears well, rolls pretty fast, and is all around pretty predictable. I recommend the 2.35 size with DTC for pretty much everyone, a wider tire will be more fun to ride, plus the DTC gives you much better cornering with the stick-e rubber on the side knobs and still rolling fast with the harder compound in the center.

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Eric Porter wrote an answer about on May 16, 2013

I wore these all winter and didn't have any issues with my feet getting wet! Really warm, especially for how light they are. Probably less than half the weight of my old Sorel's, with better traction.

Definitely go up a half size when ordering, they are tight fitting, which helps for athletic activities in the boots but could also restrict blood flow a bit. That being said, a half size up should be perfect!

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Eric Porter wrote a review of on May 12, 2011

Great helmet
5 5

I got this for my son, who was close to a year old at the time. He grew to love the helmet quickly, it seems to fit him comfortably and he doesn't try to take it off. He's 18 months old now and it still fits him, with room to grow, so it's nice that it will last a while even with how fast he's growing!

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