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Nathan McIntosh

Nathan McIntosh

Boulder,Colorado

Nathan McIntosh's Passions

Biking
Climbing

Nathan McIntosh's Bio

I have been fascinated with the outdoors ever since I was younger when I was first introduced to camping. I am currently 22 and have lived in central Illinois the vast majority of my life.
My heart lies in the alpine world and I find myself feeling most alive when I'm moving fast and light on a big backcountry mission!

Nathan McIntosh

Nathan McIntoshwrote a review of on October 22, 2009

5 5

I absolutely love these shoes. They breathe well, waterproofing is bomber, and they super comfortable however the sizing chart was a little off. I wear a US men's size 11 so (according to the chart) I ordered a euro 44.5. After wearing them around for a bit I quickly realized they fit much more like US size 10.5. Be careful when you are ordering!

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Nathan McIntoshwrote a review of on June 22, 2009

5 5

These handlebars are awesome! K-Force is the name applied to all of FSA's top-end carbon components, and with the K-Force Riser weighing just 188g, it is certainly light. It's made from a mixture of carbon and Kevlar to cope with the demands a handlebar gets put through. The area where the stem clamps in place is reinforced, with a textured finish at the stem and lever clamping areas, to prevent everything rotating when you're dropping into that steep bombhole. Install was easy as pie just check your current stem diameter and don't forget to pick up some FSA installation compound to prevent wear and protect your bars.

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Nathan McIntoshwrote a review of on June 22, 2009

4 5

This tool is really nice and great for the price. I was looking for something light I could throw in my camelbak and use when issues come along on the trail and this fits the bill. It is only 39g (1.4oz) heavier than the Lezyne CF multi 5 tool and costs $67 less... My only complaint is that the smallest hex did not fit the bolts in my hand grips by a hair but I suppose I could be the one to blame for not buying a tool with more sizes. Good buy!

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Nathan McIntoshwrote a review of on June 22, 2009

5 5

I ordered the FSA K-force XC handle bars and didn't want the clamp force to be any greater than necessary and this stuff fits the bill. As stated on the packaging, it reduces torque up to 30%, protects from corrosion, and eliminates creaking noises. The compound itself is a red color and looks like strawberry jelly (don't eat it). I had enough to coat all the way around the stem with about 1/4th of a package remaining.

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Nathan McIntoshwrote a review of on June 22, 2009

5 5

I took a hard spill and broke my last helmet which gave me a great excuse to shell out for this bad boy. I looked at a few Giros but none of them seemed to be reviewed as highly as the Fox Flux so I went ahead and ordered one. After a few days of riding, I can safely say it is a GREAT helmet. The fit, ventilation, head cover, weight, and style are all bomber. My only concern is that while the adjustment in the back looks great, it feels a little sketchy. I'll post a picture of it as you can't see it in any of the product pix. Only time will tell how the helmet holds up but knowing fox's reputation, I'm sure it will be fine. $100 for a great helmet you hardly notice beats the heck out of a few thousand dollars spent on a hospital bill!

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Nathan McIntoshwrote a review of on June 22, 2009

5 5

These work awesome as a front or rear tire. The other great thing is that not only do they have different widths, but different rubber densities for tweakability. I'm running a 2.35 up front and a 2.1 in the rear with a slightly harder compound. 2.1 sheds mud really well but mind you it is a SMALL 2.1 if not a 1.9-2.0. Still if you're riding a soft-tail, just run a high pressure and the pinching won't be an issue. I haven't yet found a condition that doesn't suit these. I can climb out of saddle on slick hardpack and she still hooks up. A heavier tire that's worth every penny!

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Nathan McIntoshwrote a review of on May 21, 2009

5 5

These flip flops are super comfortable and stylish to boot. I'm a big sanuk fan and own 2 pairs of side walk surfers and I love these just as much. I cut off the big green tag on my pair because it was a little too bright and I felt like a walking bilboard for Sanuk. Other than the tag, the sandals are perfect. I haven't been too abusive on them but I'm not expecting much from a $30 pair of leather sandals...if you want durability buy some chacos!

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Nathan McIntoshwrote a review of on May 21, 2009

4 5

This shirt is pretty cool for what it is. You gotta realize when you're buying these types of hybrid shirts (cotton/poly), it is a happy medium. It's not going to excel in wicking but it is going to be a little more comfortable than say a capelene shirt. I like the design and fit of the shirt. Sizing guide is true to fit.

I read Jud's review below and was intially concerned with the potential wet spot that might form in the center of my chest but I've taken this shirt backpacking and climbing and haven't had any issue of the sort with the graphic. It's a good buy if you're looking for a hybrid but you might want to catch it on sale, $30 is a bit much for this one.

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Nathan McIntoshwrote a review of on November 28, 2008

5 5

I'm a big fan of this shirt. It was my first Mountain Hardware shirt so I was a little skeptical about getting it but I'm very glad I did. It is pretty expensive for a normal long sleeve t-shirt but I was able to get it on mega-sale. I ordered the Lava color and it looks great with just about anything. The fit is nice and slim and the design is very subtle and cool. It runs a little tight in the sleeves but I usually wear them pushed up anyhow!

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Nathan McIntoshwrote a review of on November 28, 2008

5 5

I'm a big fan of this chalk. I've been using it so long I can't imagine using anything else now. It makes my hands more dry than anything I've used previously (bison balls, white gold, etc) and I like the combination of chalk chunks along with the loose chalk. 5/5!

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Nathan McIntoshwrote a review of on September 18, 2008

4 5

I decided I'd go out on a limb and try something different than my normal shorts and I wasn't a big fan of these. They were well made but just too long for my taste. They come down to about half way between your knee cap and ankle and flare at the end. Other "long" shorts I've expeirienced fall just below the knee. If a capri cut is your style, you will probably love these!

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Nathan McIntoshwrote a review of on September 18, 2008

5 5

The shorts just plain rock. They feel awesome and length is just right. The pockets are deep so when you have a harness on or whatever your belongings dont fall out of your pockets and the back pocket has velcro to secure your wallet. I actually just bought another pair I liked these so much...I have a size 30-31 waist and medium fits well, no folding waist band like others reported.

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