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Ethan Smalley wrote a review of on August 27, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This tool is great, the wide strike plate on the back if forgiving on your palm and easy to hit with a spare biner, my favorite feature is by far the cord that comes with, in my experience string gets in the way (ie always finds itself wrapped up in one of my cams) and no leash means its going to slip out of my bumbling butter finger hands. this tool is awesome

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Ethan Smalley wrote an answer about on January 2, 2013

Large most likely, due to your chest and waist. I wear a mediaum (6' 145lb 39 chest and 30 waist) with a midlayer underneath the jacket fits perfectly, and on its own it is very comfortable withought being bulky or boxy looking.

There shouldnt be much of a size difference between the hoody and non hooded version.

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Ethan Smalley wrote a review of on September 2, 2012

5 5

These are perfect for XC, not as light as some silicone/foam style grips but exponentially more comfortable. The one down side is I can only wrap my thumb and pointer finger all the way around the grip (the wing blocks my other fingers) so for that reason i wouldnt put these on a bike designed to tackle nasty downhillish stuff. But for the xc rides nothing beats it.

i have the large grips as i like the thicker grip. (note the size isnt width or how big the wing is, its the diameter of the grip)

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Ethan Smalley wrote an answer about on April 11, 2012

from what i have heard a smaller person can ride a bigger bike, but not the other way around. Also i have a friend who is an inch taller than you (same inseam) and rides a 21" 29 hardtail. I would go for the 21" if after a while you think its a bit too long you can always get a shorter stem.

happy riding

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Ethan Smalley wrote a review of on November 24, 2011

4 5

this is a sweet addition to my bike upgraded to a new flat bar and needed a stem to match the 31.8. love it so far (its a stem what is there to hate?) weight is great, definitely better than what i was riding with - new bar and stem dropped about .5lb of my bike. $30 is a pretty good price for the improvement i got

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Ethan Smalley wrote a review of on October 22, 2011

5 5

Snag it of ChainLove for even more savings. Mine hold fine i ride a hardtail, primarily XC with the occasional AM ride thrown into the mix. A friend popped a tube, gave her one of mine holding strong to date i believe... Im a bit of a lightweight so that probably helps, bottom line: if you ride clean XC lines and are on a budget get them, other wise look elsewhere

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Ethan Smalley wrote a review of on October 19, 2011

4 5

i got this recently and was startled, im almost always a small in every baselayer, ever... but this is rather tight (mainly in the chest-pit-lat area) although it has stretched out (barely but still slightly more comfortable). Im 6' tall 135-140 lb, i also wish the arms were just a tad longer (i have loooooong arms +5 ape index). over all though its amazingly warm and the material feels great, gotta love the zip neck

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Ethan Smalley wrote a review of on October 19, 2011

5 5

i have the non zip version of this shirt. i have used it climbing, biking, kayaking, backpacking. Its my favorite baselayer by far. Im 6' tall 135-140lb and the small fits perfectly, very snug but not overly, and amazingly warm for how light/thin it is. ***side note the colors are a bit more vibrant than this picture shows***

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Ethan Smalley wrote a review of on October 19, 2011

5 5

This shirt is great, i use it mostly for mtn biking and it performs great. Went for a ride yesterday and when biking back along a road had a couple cars pass me and the shirt practically lit up, awesome. Im 6' tall 135-140lb and the small fits great, not skin tight, but not baggy at all.

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Ethan Smalley wrote a review of on May 20, 2011

3 5

Got these on SAC for half off the timing was right and so was the price. This is a good shoe, the downturn is great for toeing in on overhangs and the rubber on the toe is nice for hooking. The heel fits well enough, i have a narrower foot and heel (sportiva fits me better). The break in period was terrible not painful but long (climbing 3 times a week for 3 months!) it wasnt until a friend with bigger feet tried them on a couple times that they actually fit well.

a note on sizing i wear a 9 (or 42) street shoe these are 9's as well sized aggressively for bouldering, however most people i know went a half size down from there street shoe. I also have the Miura sized 38.5 also aggressive but much more comfortable than the predators.

***update: the shoe has become increasing sloppy, its almost impossible to heel hook on a small hold, even on bigger holds my foot shifts inside the shoe. They have also acquired the traditional evolv smell.
I dont regret getting them, they were cheap, i needed a new pair of shoes, and now i know that evolv really isnt for me.

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Ethan Smalley wrote a review of on May 20, 2011

4 5

Got these on SAC for half off the timing was right and so was the price. This is a good shoe, the downturn is great for toeing in on overhangs and the rubber on the toe is nice for hooking. The heel fits well enough, i have a narrower foot and heel (sportiva fits me better). The break in period was terrible not painful but long (climbing 3 times a week for 3 months!) it wasnt until a friend with bigger feet tried them on a couple times that they actually fit well.

a note on sizing i wear a 9 (or 41) street shoe these are 9's as well sized aggressively for bouldering, however most people i know went a half size down from there street shoe. I also have the Miura sized 38.5 also aggressive but much more comfortable than the predators.

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