Mike Nelson

Mike Nelson

The Wasatch Mountains and Environs

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Michael's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Biking
Snowshoeing
Skiing

Michael's Bio

I’ve been riding mountain bikes for 15 years, Road bikes for 7. I started out on steel, but things have gotten more elaborate since then. I’ll race when I have to, but for me bikes are for getting outside with friends, being healthy, and seeing new places.
Current rides – Ibis Ripley, Bianchi Infinito, Niner Ros 9 Plus.
Brands I’m passionate about – Niner, Ibis, Orbea, Storck, Wilier, Castelli, Giordana, DeMarchi, Assos, Sidi, Catlike, Fizik, Selle Italia, HED, Vittoria.
I’d love to answer your Mountain and Road bike gear related questions. My email address is mnelson@backcountry.com. and my phone extension is 4076.
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Mike Nelson

Mike Nelson wrote an answer about on September 15, 2014

Hi Buffalobillyj,

Thanks for bringing the error to our attention. Hed does recommend this wheelset for riders up to 225 pounds. We will correct our description.

I have lots of experience with the Ardennes wheels, both the original and plus versions. If you have questions, or would like to order a pair, cal me at 801-736-6369 x 4076 or email me at mnelson@backcountry.com.

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Mike Nelson

Mike Nelson wrote an answer about on August 11, 2014

Hold the tape measure with the same tightness you want out of your helmet. Most people get the best fit from a helmet 1-2 cm bigger than their head size. If your head is 23 inches/58.5 cm, the M/L should be a great fit.

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Mike Nelson wrote an answer about on July 31, 2014


Sorry about that Darren, the listing of the RDO seatpost is an error on our site. Niner ships this bike with the non-RDO Carbon seatpost. We can get the build upgraded to the more compliant RDO post for a minimal upcharge. Give me3 a cal directly at 801-736-6396 or email me at mnelson@backcountry.com for details or if you have any other questions.!

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Mike Nelson wrote an answer about on July 18, 2014

I recommend you measure your head's circumference in centimeters, and buy the appropriate size. My head is 57 cm, so I would wear a medium Giro (55-59 cm) but would need to wear a large Lazer (57-60 cm)

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Mike Nelson wrote an answer about on July 18, 2014

HI Diego,

The Iodine 3s are compatible with virtually any axle system, from a standard quick-release to thru-axles with endcaps that are included with each pair. If you purchased your Superlight recently, you will want to use the 15mm front end caps an the 10x135 quick-release endcaps.

Give us a call or chat in if you have questions or if you would like to place an order.

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Mike Nelson

Mike Nelson wrote an answer about on July 3, 2014

Hi,

These brakes are designed to work with Shimano Servo-Wave levers (see paragraphs 2 and 3 of the description above) Your Sora levers do not have the Servo-wave braking. You will likely be able to get them running with your levers, but you will not have as the same power and modulation that you would get with the compatible levers.

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Mike Nelson wrote an answer about on July 3, 2014

Hi,

A lot of clothing companies use "vanity sizing" where the number on the tag is smaller then the measured circumference of the waist band. I have not found this to be the case with Sugoi. Take a measurement of your waist and order the appropriate size. You'll get a good fit!

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Mike Nelson wrote an answer about on July 2, 2014

Hi Mark,

Mavic honors their 2-year manufacturer's warranty on all their wheels with no rider weight limit. I'm not sure how big you are but since you typed BIG, I'm guessing well over the 200 pound mark. You are right that the deep rims will be plus for a rider your size, but you might encounter the occasional broken spoke (Mavic does not usually consider broken spokes a warranty issue)

If you would like to talk about wheel options for Clydesdales, you can give me a call at 801-736-6396 ext 4076 or email me at mnelson@backcountry.com

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