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Noah Singer

Noah Singer

Park City, UT

Noah Singer's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Skiing
Climbing
Biking

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Noah Singerposted an image about on March 11, 2015

Also consider the Roamer Leash

This is a great idea and I can appreciate it being the owner of two super-human labs. However, for over a year I've accomplished the same thing with the Ruffwear Roamer leash. I like it because I've used a retired carabiner to walk both my dogs at once on this single leash. It has a handle loop at the bottom which I hook to and, boom, both are at the end and there is only one leash. See it here-- http://www.backcountry.com/ruffwear-roamer-leash

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Noah Singerwrote a review of on March 11, 2015

More PRO than CON
4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Here's the thing, I love this leash for a few reasons, my wife thinks less of it for another. Here's the full picture, you can make your decision. 1) I like it because the elastic keeps the leash from tangling around Lola's feet as she walks slowly (which rarely happens). 2) I like it because I've used a retired carabiner to walk both my dogs at once on this single leash. It has a handle loop at the bottom which I hook to and, boom, both are at the end and there is only one leash. 3) The clip on my human side of the leash is great for hooking them to a light pole when I run inside the store to grab basil, pinenuts and a six-pack for tonights pasta dinner. 4) Now, my wife likes all those things too, but she takes points away because the elastic actually does make it hard to hold the dogs back from jumping on somebody in tight places. They basically have extra room to pull if they want it. Oh, 5), it's super rugged. Damn Lola ran off for three hours in the woods once and came home with a muddy leash but the buckle is fine and abrasion is minimal.

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Noah Singerwrote a review of on March 11, 2015

Arc'teryx and Assos just made a baby...
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

...that's how it was phrased on Bicycling Magazine. They were right. I'm lucky enough to the owner of several Assos items, and I ski (resort and backcountry) in Arc'teryx. It's the nicest money can buy. Bring together the minds, designers, marketing and sales folks from each company and you get 7Mesh.

Fit - It's made to be ridden in. I'm 6'0" 156lbs. I have long arms. I wear a small because I like form-fitting pieces. It is slightly tight on my chest when I stand up-right but in the saddle it is perfect. There is not too much bunch in the chest and the arms are long enough.

Features that matter - Why has it taken so long to include pass-through zippers on the rear rather than more pockets? I wear a jersey under my jacket, I don’t need a total of 6 pockets. This solves that with two horizontal zippers that also act has vents which is very handy.

Thin drawstrings keep things tight around the waste just the way I like it. Two front pockets are there and handy when commuting with a phone but I wouldn’t use them for long rides. However, when spending this much on a riding jacket that makes it more versitle off the bike, which helps justify the cost. It’s Gore-Tex Pro after all and is meant to summit peaks above 25,000 feet. I’ll use this for ski touring too, to that point.

Hood - A snapoff hood is awesome when you need it. Its like 4x4 on a truck. Most of the time you don’t need it, but when you do it’s a lifesaver. This fits snug under your helmet and doesn’t bunch at all. And those snaps…can a snap be called sexy? Yes.

Fit - It's made to be ridden in. I'm 6'0" 156lbs. I have long arms. I wear a small because I like form-fitting pieces.

I wouldn't call this a Road or MTB jacket in particular. It's just a riding jacket meant for the people that expect the most. It's subtle design will look good for at least a decade. I LOVE the Goldstone. It's not "Tour de France" yellow, but more like earth tone yellow, more gold as the name implies.

Bottom line - If you want to own a single jacket for all riding types, and other adventures too this is it. There is not elastic to wear out and the material is durable yet breathable enough for snagging up a few KOM's when nobody else is out riding in that shit weather.

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Noah Singerwrote a question about on January 22, 2015

Although I am typically not a fan of Schwalbe because of the horrific luck I've had with cuts, the tread pattern of this tire looks ideal for long gravel grinder races like the Leadville Trail 100. That race I have done, and if there tire were around in 2011 I would have considered it. The other part is that it's a 29er, which is the only wheel that should be ridden at those types of races. Does anyone have first hand experience?

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Noah Singerwrote a review of on December 4, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I previously used a Salsa QR clamp but switched on my new SCZ 5010 Carbon for these reasons:

1) The Salsa has a really long QR arm. It helps with leverage but might actually allow too much, cracking your post.

2) The long, pointy QR arm is literally a pain in your ass while sitting on your top tune, hanging out at the top of the climb waiting for ride buddies.

3) It's Santa Cruz and will match your bike.

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Noah Singerposted an image about on December 4, 2014

A sleeper glove that is among the best

I have awful circulation and I live at 7,000 feet. I need the best globe I can get and I hate bulk. All of that is a tough combination to assemble. This does it though. I only have about five rides in them so far but was anxious to post this soon for everyone to know. The gloves are tough. They are extremely warm without bulk. The black/black is slick and will double as my Nordic ski glove without being too loud.


They are Euro too. What else need be said?

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Noah Singerwrote a review of on December 4, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

The warts are the best part and the pups love it. I get great momentum as I toss it far into the lake. It floats a bit low though. No biggy. It doesn't hold a stink and I expect to bring it on our travels from this day forward.

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Noah Singerposted an image about on September 3, 2014

You need only one bike. Period.

You need only one mountain bike. You need this bike. I've raced competitively for 12 years. I've ridden for sponsors and have been unsponsored. XC, Short Track, Enduro and Marathon. These days, I own a single bike, and this is it. A recent weekend looked like this:
Friday - Race the Pro fat tire crit, all on city streets, at the Grand Junction Off-Road in Colorado.
Sunday - Race Pro 40 mile XC, on arguably the most technical XC in America at that same race.
Monday - Do lift-access runs for hours at Deer Valley, UT on "Expert only, downhill bike required" trails.

During those three days, I never changed a single thing on the bike aside from dropping the seatpost four inches on Sunday. I ride Enve M60 wheels, Continental X-King 2.4 tires, and XT brakes. The bike weighs in at 24 pounds.

I work at Competitive Cyclist, I race the fast races and I do the fun rides. I could have several bikes and I could have any bike, but this is the one and only.

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Noah Singerwrote a review of on August 15, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've had several Rapha bibs in the past. I heard that in the early days (still?) DeMarchi and Rapha were produced in the same factory by the same people. I'd believe it, these are great bibs. Clean, crisp design, quality ditching and materials and the price is amazing. Stock up and go tick off some KOMs.

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Noah Singerwrote a review of on August 15, 2014

5 5

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

The Bronson pant is at home on the rock, around the camp fire or in the office...any office you'd want to work in at least. Fit is true and construction is great. You see the details inside the pant seams, closures and pockets.

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Noah Singerwrote a review of on June 18, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs small

These will get you from plane/train/automobile to the crag, then to the bar without looking out of plus or letting you down. Think of them as Toms that took a lot of creatine. They are sturdy but not bulky or heavy. They look great with paints and shorts. And yes, they are grippy as hell.

They do run small, I typically wear a 9 or 9.5 and in these I kept the 10.0.

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