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Mountain Mike

Mountain Mike

Salt Lake City, UT - Santa Cruz, CA

Mountain Mike's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Running
Paddling
Yoga
Snowshoeing
Climbing
Surfing
Biking

Mountain Mike's Bio

From the Wasatch Mountains of Utah to the Pacific Ocean of Santa Cruz. I eat, breath, sleep the outdoors. One of my many hobbies is collecting hobbies and there is no shortage of adventure in my life.

Mountain Mike

Mountain Mikewrote a review of on February 20, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Unless you like walking your bike back on your shoulders or dealing with that uncomfortable seat position...or those crooked handlebars from that gnarly gap you just came short on, then you need this!

It has everything you need including chain tool.

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Mountain Mikewrote a review of on February 20, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

...so they must work!

I bought these to up the size on my Yeti sb95c. When those wheels get moving on the down my lever pressure was a little higher than I wanted.

I went to a 180 in the rear and 203 in the front with the metallic pads...wow! What a treat!

Breaking control is amazingly controllable and I haven't gotten ANY fading even on very long descents.

They came true out of the box and were simple to install!

Do it!

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Mountain Mikewrote a review of on February 20, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I bought this to replace my 2011 Camelbak Lobo for MTB. I definitely should have picked one of these up sooner! The low profile and extremely comfortable straps are a must! It's a lot roomier than some of the reviews would have you think. I can fit 3 liters of water, spare tube/tools, phone, keys and plenty of room for snacks. I could probably fit two sandwiches in the back if I wanted to take myself on a romantic picnic.

It's amazing, get it. Perfect size for day trips. I've been on 40+ mile rides with this without a problem.

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Mountain Mikewrote a review of on February 20, 2015

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

I've been wearing the Pear Izumi liners but BC was out of stock so I decided to give these a go. First all, they are rather short which isn't a huge issue but I feel like I'm wearing booty shorts. Also, the chamois isn't as conformed as the one in my PI liners and definitely feel a lot more like a diaper. Maybe they just need to break in as I've only worn them a few times.

Overall, they do protect and do the job, but make sure to check out the Pearl Izumi liners as I HIGHLY prefer them over there.

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Mountain Mikewrote a review of on February 11, 2015

1 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Well, they aren't all THAT bad. I mean, they will eventually stop you. For an in depth review look at the metallic version of these same brakes.

Pros:
They are quiet.

Cons:
Mushy when hot
Require a larger amount of lever pressure to get full braking
Are either OFF, or MUSHY ON
Are no quieter than the metallic pads.

I'll stick with the metallic pads. I understand each pad has it's advantages but for all mountain, enduro riding, or where you might be on the brakes for any number of time, go with the metallic pads.

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Mountain Mikewrote a review of on February 11, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I recently tried the resin pads on my SB95c w/XT trail brakes. Many online reviews had the resin pads above the metallic pads. Take it from a professional rider, they are not! Once I broke in my resin pads I let loose on them descending 1,200 feet at a time over rocky/loose terrain. I've also used them on cross country rides, moderate short downhill and long smooth downhills that require almost constant breaking. Safe to say they have been through it all?

Critics out there? I have sanded the Resin pads and my rotors twice. So they are properly broken in. I'm also using Ice Tech rotors 203 front, 180 rear.

The resin pads don't handle high heat and fade VERY quickly. They also don't supply a range of brake pressure. They are either off, or mushy on, with much more lever pressure to get the stopping power I needed on some of these descents.

Granted the metallic pads do work better when warm, however it doesn't take long to get heat going on your brakes and notice no issues getting full breaking power from a cold stop.

Metallic pads last longer, provide better braking control, and as I've noticed no difference between the two as far as sound goes...I'll stick with the Metalic Pads. You should too.

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Mountain Mikewrote a review of on February 11, 2015

5 5

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

Purchased these to replace my current cleats with over 2,500 miles on them. The left side had a little bit more play in it than I liked and with a deal like this on backcountry there is really no excuse not to just replace them.

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Mountain Mikewrote a review of on February 11, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've tried other composite/aluminum levers and come back to these every time...mainly because they have outlasted the test of time. I've been on my original set for nearly 4 years! I recently bought another pair as my girlfriend stole mine for her pack. They are lightweight and if used properly (make sure to separate the bead seal all around the tire before using so the tire can stretch off) they will perform time after time.

I'm tubeless now but will hand the patches over to the GF as well. I've used these patches in the past and work very well for thorns or other small punctures. I have used them on small pinch flats but as always, make sure to bring an extra tube!

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Mountain Mikewrote a review of on February 11, 2015

5 5

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

As with another review, there is nothing "special" about this sock. However, they are super comfortable and stay put. I wear them on slightly colder days (45-65 degree range) and they do their part just fine. Plus, if you're buying these, chances are you're not just rocking Yeti socks...now imagine how good these look while on your Yeti bike!

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Mountain Mikewrote a review of on February 11, 2015

5 5

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

I got this shirt in the hopes of wearing it to the fanciest of parties. The material is incredibly soft and breathable. Many people would consider this the "heather" material that has found itself popular with other brands.

I decided to ride with this shirt and LOVE IT! It's way more breathable than my jerseys , provides a soft material to wipe sunglasses on and the slim fit doesn't get in the way. I ordered a few more just to make sure I always have a clean one ready to ride!

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Mountain Mikewrote a review of on February 11, 2015

5 5

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

Amazingly comfortable. They don't bunch or ride up. They stay put and do exactly what they are suppose to. The padding is what's to be expected out of a liner but it's definitely enough for long rides.

I wear these while racing enduro and haven't found anything that's as comfortable. Others I have tried feel like a diaper, they ride up or fall down, or the padding isn't what/where it should be.

Look no further, these are exactly what you need if you've found yourself on this page.

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Mountain Mikewrote a review of on February 11, 2015

5 5

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

I'm no rocket science to understand how these work, but they are truly amazing! They seem to draw the moisture up to the ankle, where there is a different material as if I just wear these around the house my feet get incredibly cold. By drawing the moisture up and evaporating it they stay incredibly cool. Need a sock that will stand up to those long hot rides? You found it!

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Mountain Mikewrote a review of on February 11, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

First thing I replaced when I got my new Yeti SB5C. Almost all other grips seem too small for me to get a comfortable grip. These fit the bill perfectly as they aren't too big or too small. The grip is phenomenal and I've never felt like grip has at all been an issue. Over time, perhaps from them breaking in, they have gotten incredibly sticky. Racing Enduro this hasn't been a bad thing as I almost feel like I'm glued to these things. Have gone through several pairs through the years and keep coming back to them.

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Mountain Mikewrote a review of on February 6, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs large

Do you feel like you wear your shorts out too quickly? Do your current shorts not lay right when you're peddling? Are you current shorts too hot and muggy? Then these shorts are for you!

They lay perfectly while peddling and don't bunch up like other pairs I've owned. They are incredibly light but tough! I've taken some spills on them, and shockingly my skin underneath has torn before the shorts.

I started with one pair...now own 4...

I'm a solid 32 waste and the 34 fit perfectly

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Mountain Mikewrote a review of on February 5, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs large

By far, hands down, the best gloves I have owned...and I own a lot! I feel like other gloves wear out way too fast, are too warm, too cold, not enough protection for a fall, don't provide adequate grip or comfort. This achieves everything in one glove! Super comfortable and the gel is in the right places to where it's not awkward. Breathability and durability are fantastic. I put over 2,000 miles on my last pair before a fall on rocks finally finished it off. I was more than happy to buy another pair and it's the same story on the newer models.

I feel they run a tad big. I ordered a large and they flooded my man hands. The mediums are perfect so if you feel you're on the cusp, go small, they seem to stretch and break in over time.

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