JMH

JMH

Wasatch, Swell, Grafton, Moab

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JMH wrote a review of on October 30, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

After the dark years of elixir, it looked like Shimano was the only game in town. The XO Trail brakes made huge improvements and IMO were competitive with XT and XTR, but the Guide brake solves the final few annoyances with the Trail and is undoubtedly my new favorite brake. If you are familiar with the Trail, just imagine the best they ever felt after a perfect bleed and fresh pads, and that's how these have felt from day one. No more inconsistent rear lever feel once the pads wear in a bit. Remains to be seen if the pads need to be replaced after 50% use like XTR or XO Trail, but I feel it's a small price to pay to keep your brakes feeling flawless.

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JMH wrote a review of on August 6, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I have always loved the polarizing golf-ball looks of Catlike's helmets but the tiny sizing of older models put me off. Finally got a chance to try this new Mixino and my big ol' head is in heaven. Straps were adjusted out of the box (crazy talk!) and the thing fits perfectly. Sits high off my scalp and vents like a Win Tunnel. Straps fit flat against the face instead of twisting out and the nylon material is thinner and lighter than usual. I got the faux-carbon and red, looks great with big glasses like the Smith Pivlock V2.

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JMH wrote a review of on January 30, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

A simple, light shell that I will keep in my Camelbak for summer mountain rides when the weather might take a turn.

I second comments about the wrist closures, they are worthless. I removed them and glued the seam shut to be rid of them. Fit is boxier than other Stoic gear.

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JMH wrote a review of on January 25, 2010

2 5

I accidentally ordered this version instead of the head-mounted battery pack version. I returned it when I realized that the cord to the battery pack is HUGE... think power cord, not tiny wire. Sweet light, and I love the regular version, but I can't imagine having that cord running down inside my jacket.

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JMH wrote a review of on January 25, 2010

5 5

Tailbone and butt cheek protection are where it's at. These are lower profile than my last shorts but protect better by moving the padding where you need it instead of where you don't. Minimal padding on thighs and hips mean great mobility.

The tailbone wrap is really nice. You still feel it at the end of the day, but these shorts prevent the dreaded "day-ender" tailbone masher.

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JMH wrote a review of on January 7, 2010

Rider's Choice is a nice ride
5 5

Two nights at Brighton riding the RC and I am stoked. The board is a bit softer than I expected, the flex seems to come mostly in the middle of the board between your feet so the tail and nose still provide good pop. The Banana (as always) keeps the edges from catching even while the board is getting loose underneath you or while screwing up a landing. Magnetraction makes up for the soft-ish ride when it gets steep and the board is still predictable when pinning through the bumps on the fast sintered base.

The RC is a great compromise between a mach-10 groomer-ripper and a loosey-goosey jib board. I learned two or three new tricks already, so how can I be anything but stoked?

I am 6' tall, 170lbs and I bought the 157.5mm.

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