Garret Tanner

Garret Tanner

Northern California. Annadel, Marin Headlands

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Garret Tanner wrote a review of on September 30, 2010

5 5

This helmet is legit. The graphics look nice online, but I had eyegasms when I pulled it out of the box - they're that good. Fit and finish is great. The only downside I see is that the vents are so big that tufts of hair stick out and make me look like a burn victim. The upside is that my noggin' stays nice and cool. +1 for Fox including spare pads in the box. I really like how far down the helmet extend in back, without being in the way, and without being any hotter than my old Trek XC lid.

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Garret Tanner wrote a review of on January 2, 2010

Good general tire, horrible extreme tire.
3 5

I've done a few hundred miles on this tire so far and am generally pretty happy. The tire can be rotated one way for 'speed' and one way for 'traction'. I hardly ride anything super hard to climb (traction wise) so I put the rear on speed and the front on traction for bombing down single track. I've gotten some good rain rides and the tires worked pretty well until things got really slushy. The rear locks up on descents like mad but I'm a front brake guy so I don't really mind. I have lost both tires going through a muddy transition but once they hooked up I was on the correct trajectory and didn't feel like I was going to crash at any point. The rear was having a lot of trouble in some really thick mud and I simply was not able to make the climb. It took a 45 mph downhill on the road to get the tires really clean again. They're also pretty slick on wet pavement so be careful if you have to road-ride to the mountain.

Overall? I really can't complain for the price. If you're into really nasty mud climbs I'd steer clear, but I've been happy more than not.

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Garret Tanner wrote a question about on December 19, 2009

Alrighty, I'm ready to throw these bad boys on my bike and I pull out the user manual to check the PSI and I see a big ol 'UST' printed on the front. I ordered the Fold version since I don't have UST rims - is there any way I can tell on the tire itself if I have the UST or the Fold version? If I've got the UST I'll try a tubless kit just for shits and giggles.

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