Nick Simcik

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Nick Simcik wrote a review of on June 14, 2010

5 5

After years of traveling to events, races, and Whistler with my bike in a cardboard box, I finally bucked up and got one of these. It cannot be beat! It is super easy to pack, has wheels, a ton of handles and easily fits any of my bikes. On my slopestyle bike I just let the air out of the fork and I dont have to remove it which is nice since I run the front brake through the steerer. The bag comes with a center divider to separate the wheels and frame, tool and parts compartments.

This thing is durable during travel, protects well and gives you plenty of room to pack your pads, clothes, and camera tripod for trips. I am just kicking myself that I waited so long to get it.

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Nick Simcik wrote a review of on December 9, 2009

5 5

When I first opened this jersey, I was a bit nervous that each of the stripes was a separate piece of fabric. I thought that movement would cause those areas of stitching to be uncomfortable, but once on, I didnt even notice them. This jersey looks great in photos and is nice and light. It wicks sweat away and the 3/4 sleeves fit well with or without pads on. Highly recommended

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Nick Simcik wrote a review of on December 9, 2009

5 5

Gone out on a few fall weather rides and this jersey is great. It is light and comfy. Its not overly baggy like some jerseys, but still fits over pads. I have not yet worn it on a warm day, but is seems to wick away unwanted moisture. At half price, this jersey is a no brainer, definitely looking into a second one

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Nick Simcik wrote a review of on November 17, 2009

4 5

I got the chocolate color. These are not quite as soft as the Wildcards which are my favorite shorts, but the fit on these is similar. The over the knee is nice for DH days which fits easily over knee pads like my 661 Kyle Straits and are fine if you have a bit of pedalling. These are soft yet really tough. The shorts are super light as well. Keep in mind there is no chamois, so if you need one, just throw on a pair of cycling shorts under these. The fit is pretty good.

At 50% off, these are nearly impossible to beat, a great pair of shorts for the bold as the colors are exactly that, BOLD! I cant wait to get these out for some more abuse and "testing" :)

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Nick Simcik wrote a review of on November 3, 2009

5 5

I absolutely love these shorts! They are soft and comfortable, but durable! These look great when out on the trail, but do not look out of place at the bar after the ride. These are a freeriders dream. They are a bit long but I like that as it covers most of your knee pads. The front zips help keep things cool when you are actually out pedaling in these. The soft fabric allows you to comfortably pedal all day in them. Make sure to have a pair of chamois shorts if you do as with all Sombrio shorts, these is no liner to these.

My only complaint about these shorts is that they are only available in one color as I would have a few more pairs if other colors were offered, but looking at the 2010 version on Sombrio's site, it looks like a new color for next year. These shorts are super comfy, light weight, durable, pretty inexpensive, and cool looking on or off the trail. I bought these at full retail and I was stoked, I will be ordering another pair soon now that they are on sale.

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Nick Simcik wrote a review of on October 28, 2009

5 5

Clipless were freaking her out but didnt like the skate shoes she had. 5.10 finally made a shoe in her size and she has been loving these. She rides XC on them and rallies DH with me in them. The soles are sticky enough to hike in and stiff enough to not make your foot hurt after a long day. She likes the stiff soles and the ability to drop a foot in a tech section, but they are really sticky. She really likes the fit and color. The ankle protector on the inside part of the shoe has been really well received as she tends to rub her ankle bone on her crank arm. Now, just the shoe does, so its an improvement for her and hurts her less. A full season and another one at least will be going on these shoes. I am on my 3rd pair of 5.10 and love all of mine.

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Nick Simcik wrote a review of on October 28, 2009

5 5

Scored a pair off of chainlove and have been loving them since! They are super comfy. Slip on gloves are where its at. The soft thumb is great for wiping away sweat from your brow. These are durable and light weight. My new favorite glove!

I wear a large in all gloves and these were no exception. The color ways are awesome, they arent the standard black, white, red, blue, and I really like that! I love my charcoal ones, I may have to stock up while they are on sale

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Nick Simcik wrote a review of on October 22, 2009

4 5

Sombrio puts together a great jacket. They pay close attention to the details, the cuffs are nice, the feel of the jacket is nice, the weight is quality. The removable hood is a nice touch and the hood is big enough to go over a helmet. I am not sure if its a misprint on here or incorrect info from Sombrio, but the jacket does NOT have underarm zips. I am looking for a fall riding jacket that is waterproof but vents well and needed underarm zips, which this does not have. I received one, was told it was defective, another was sent and no zips under it either. These guys took great care of me, but still the time and inconvenience of having to run it back to UPS twice was a bummer.Keep in mind that these fit a size smaller, I wear a large in Sombrio jerseys and in almost everyone elses jackets, I wear a medium in sombrio jackets

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Nick Simcik wrote a review of on October 21, 2009

2 5

This pump feels pretty cheap and durability isnt great. The stock pump that comes with all Fox air forks runs MUCH better, lasts longer, and is more accurate. I havent had great luck with mine. The bleeder valve on mine gets stuck frequently and feels cheap. The pump as a whole leaves a lot to be desired for $35 plus shipping

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Nick Simcik wrote a review of on October 21, 2009

4 5

This jersey is a loose fitting jersey. The cut is generous and the look isnt over the top like some jerseys seem to be these days. I wear a large in it, just like all jerseys I wear. It fits well with pads, is constructed of a nice material, is soft, and extremely durable. It is a bit on the warm side, but not overly hot thanks to the 3/4 sleeve. I wear this on cool morning rides, fall rides, and for long trail rides when layers are nice. No pockets, so bring your camelback. I definitely recommend this for trail riders and DHers alike.

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Nick Simcik wrote a review of on October 16, 2009

5 5

I ran this fork on my 4x bike for a while, but found it a little on the flexy side (lateral stiffness). But in its proper application (xc riding) the fork is great. It is extremely light weight and highly tunable. The Fit cartridge has not had any problems. I cant really feel a difference in this versus an open bath as far as plushness or feel, but the fork feels great. Fox has put this cartridge into all of its forks and has been extremely reliable for my 36s. Fox has one of the best suspension feels on the market and this F100 is no different. Great feel, highly adjustable and tunable. This fork is great!

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Nick Simcik wrote a review of on October 10, 2009

5 5

"Shimano has wised up and now offers a single rear Saint SL-M810 Shift Lever for gravity riders who don’t run a front derailleur. " This hits the nail on the head. Most of us who run Saint, do not run a front derailleur. it was nice buying a shifter for once and not having a front shifter that I could never sell. The feel of the shifter is much stiffer and more mechanical than the XTR. The XTR feels great, but is too easy to over shift on the DH bike. This shifter has a solid feel to it and matches up well to the stiff sprung rear derailleur. Its also very nice that you can run it inboard of the brake lever and is adjustable for the mount of the clamp to the bar and clamp to the shifter. It is an extremely nice feeling shifter and matches the rest of the Saint kit very nicely. The dual direction shifter is nice as you can shift both ways with just your thumb so you can shift while braking

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Nick Simcik wrote a review of on October 9, 2009

2 5

This chain is a cheap basic singlespeed chain. It has worked for me in the past as an emergency chain (brand new bike and the chain I want is on back order or in transit), but not a daily chain. I use a half-link as my daily chain. I broke quite a few links on this chain and as a previous reviewer mentioned, it stretches quite a bit too.

It works, but not the best singlespeed chain out there

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