Nick Barile

Nick Barile

Pacific Northwest

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Nick's Passions

Backpacking
Snowboarding
Mountain Biking
Hiking
Trail Running
Road Cycling
Alpine Skiing

Nick's Bio

I am driven by harmony in life. An acute balance between business and pleasure. Anytime I can combine the two I will definitely take advantage. My friends and family are all on the same page. I thrive on being creative and well reviewed, when at the same time I need to be distracted. Above all, I just want the most out of life!

Nick Barile

Nick Barile wrote a review of on April 14, 2013

4 5

This company is so rad...look at all their stuff, it is all designed beautifully. This is my favorite helmet I own for all MTN. It fits great but most importantly it leaves room for a great field of vision. Bottom line is if you are wearing a POC lid it makes your riding legit...kidding, but it certainly helps.

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Nick Barile wrote a review of on April 12, 2013

4 5

I bought the Purple With Teeth 2.5L jacket for the soggy Northwest snow and I was happy to find that this jacket is not only very breathable but VERY waterproof. I love the hood and face mask features for cold chairlift rides. The "With Teeth" is pleasantly soft for a shell, and so far has proven to be very durable. Only complaint is that the zippers are stiff, but they break in. Size down. I'm a solid medium and I went with a small here. BC processed my size exchange seamlessly. Pro.

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Nick Barile wrote a review of on April 12, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

14 years of snowboarding and this is the best binding I have owned hands down! Here is why...
-Smooth buckle action
-Light and cushy straps
-Stiff Highbacks...but not too stiff
-Toe strap is King...fits any boot perfectly
-Canted footbed makes for a comfortable and natural stance
-Aluminum chassis is stiff and light
I reccomend this binding to any intermediate to advanced rider who wants something that works well every time. Pro.

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Nick Barile wrote a review of on August 22, 2011

4 5

I really think this is a good product. I have had lots of experience with the T2 from Thule but I came across a good deal, (like the one here on this site!!!), on the HoldUp, so I went for it. Im running the 1 1/4" hitch option and it is sturdy with 2 bikes at around 30lbs. each. I think its a bit lighter than the T2 as well. It folds up all nicely but the only complaint I have is that is seems to wiggle a bit on the main pivot point when the rack is in the upright and unused position. I put a thick piece of rubber with adhesive back on a strategic spot to tighten up the wiggle, but I am pretty anal about that stuff. You might not care. All in all a great rack. Get one for you and all your friends if you got the dollars!

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Nick Barile wrote a review of on August 9, 2011

5 5

I have 3 Euro PitchForks (Green I might add), and the are solid. the locking QR is stellar as long as you LUBE it every few months so it don't stick! Other than that, its the best product in its class on the market. Fits all disc suspension forks and will take 15 and 20mm through axels with adaptor from RM. Slim design is great and the construction is not cheap like some others I won't name, that rhymes with spooley. Try the Tie-Rod if you have factory bars. The design of that thing is GENIUS!

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Nick Barile wrote a review of on August 9, 2011

5 5

Hands down the best bibs I have owned, and WAY better than the price tag. The chamois in this think is like a Cadillac! Plush, smooth, and stylish. Hincapie has the best fabric in the biz! Excellent hand and feel on the skinz! I wear mine under my pants to work every day. Check out the G'Sig SS Jersey too...a must to accompany this bib...Better than Assos, Castelli, etc...and cheaper!

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Nick Barile wrote a review of on August 9, 2011

4 5

I have had trouble fitting in a lot of SB boots. Im always either swimming in them or cutting off circulation. My last pair of Vans nearly caused me to download on the best day of the year at Alpental because my feet were useless. Too tight in all the wrong places. The Encore BOA boot was the answer for me when others fell short. Too bad I wasted time and money on boots that didn't do the trick. Like the all black design too. Minimalist and sleek. Not for you if you like a really stiff boot though.

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Nick Barile wrote a review of on August 9, 2011

5 5

The Raptor 6 is the cat's meow...the bee's knees...well, you get the point. I love this pack. The Nalgene reservoir is awesome. I love the backbone handle on it that allows it to be easily stuffed into the bladder pouch. Just enough gear/food room for about a 6 hour MTB Ride or hike. Plus I can fit a packable rain/wind shell on the outer pouch and the helmet carrier is genius...get two!

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