Hayden Stone

Hayden Stone

Northern Colorado

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Hayden Stone

Hayden Stone wrote a review of on January 19, 2011

4 5

This tire works really well for my riding style and conditions. I'm a fairly aggressive rider that tends to carry to much speed into corners. I've ridden this tire in Northern Colorado and Souther Wyoming on all sorts of trail from loose shale to hard pack to gravel over hard pack and it has served me well. I run them tubeless with Stan's tire Sealant, which WTB doesn't recommend but I haven't had any issues and only one flat.

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Hayden Stone

Hayden Stone wrote a review of on January 19, 2011

2 5

There is no stretch to these pants at all. Sure the stickers and tags on them are pretty cool, but they fit tight and don't stretch, then shrink up pretty bad when you wash, though the tag says "don't wash they get more comfortable" but no one wants to smell your pants. They're cut like most slim fit jeans, which means they fit tight around my thighs and hips making it hard to get into the pockets, but I have been told I have child bearing hips.

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Hayden Stone wrote a review of on April 23, 2010

5 5

I love this jacket, it sheds water like a greased duck and it vents well. The stretch cuffs are a little weird, but easily removable. It fits amazing on the bike, the front is short enough to not bunch and the tail keeps my whole butt covered. The hoods fits around a helmet and is super adjustable. I'm 6ft and 200lbs and the large is big enough to wear a thin layer underneath. This jacket is possibly the best rain jacket I've ever worn.

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Hayden Stone wrote an answer about on April 11, 2010

As far as I know, nobody makes a 1" specific stem for oversize bars. But there are adapters that will work with a 1 1/8" stem and a 1" fork. If I remember right the last Ritchey stem I bought came with one.

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Hayden Stone wrote a review of on April 11, 2010

5 5

These have become my favorite brakes. They slow my 200 lbs down quick, they don't have heat issues, they're pretty light and stupid easy to work on. IMHO these are the easiest brakes to bleed. I can adjust these in a third the time it takes to get an avid elixer to stop rubbing.

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Hayden Stone wrote an answer about on April 11, 2010

I try not to ride on muddy trails, but that aside, I've rode the TNT version of these for a season and loved them, unless I was coming out of a creek crossing. Not much will hold well on wet roots or slick rock, but these really aren't good at it.

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Hayden Stone wrote a review of on March 24, 2010

5 5

The greatest pedal ever. Light, strong, serviceable and adjustable. I do not condone riding muddy trails, but if you're going to, these will clear mud like you wouldn't believe. Fantastic for cross, commuting or mountain biking. Time pedals have replaced all of my shimano spd and crank bros pedals. I have ATACs on my XC and FS trail bike, and the cheaper Alums on my commuter. I broke a Time Alum by smashing it really hard into a rock a couple of times over a couple of years, and Time sent me a brand new pedal. I love them.

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Hayden Stone wrote an answer about on March 23, 2010

the bottom bracket works for both 68 and 73mm shells, and comes with a 5mm spacer (the silver ring in the above pic) to adapt it back and forth. If the bottom bracket is looking longer on the drive side, then remove the spacer, but if it is looking longer on the non-drive side the spacer needs to be in-between the frame and bottom bracket. Hope that helps.

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Hayden Stone

Hayden Stone wrote a review of on March 3, 2010

4 5

Let me be clear in saying I don't wear these if I'm going to seriously hit the trails. They're perfect for the ride to work/school/bar, great for a quick trail hit afterwards, jim-dandy a for session at the jumps/pump track, and I love 'em for daily wearing. They fit me great, a little baggier than the humvee or singletrack. They're made of nylon but it's been brushed really heavy so it feels like light canvas. I don't carry a lot in my pockets, so the lack of belt loops doesn't bother me, and the adjustable tabs hold them up just fine.
I normally wear 35-36 inch pants and the large fits great.

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Hayden Stone wrote a review of on February 26, 2010

1 5

The replaceable plates sound like a good idea, until they decide to replace themselves in the middle of a trail. The bearings are horrible and horrible to try and overhaul if you don't strip the spindle in the first place. Over a decade in shops and these are in top of the worst pedals I've ever seen. Go buy some Atomlabs or DMRs instead.

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