Perry Hall

Perry Hall

Gearhead

Wasatch Range, Green Mountains

Perry Hall's Passions

Fly Fishing
Hiking & Camping
Biking
Skiing
Snowboarding
Climbing

Perry Hall's Bio

Massachusetts by way of Vermont, spend most of the winter on skis, and most of the summer on two wheels, Enjoy trail running, climbing, hiking, road biking, skiing, etc. Fall is dedicated to hunts and fall bike rides.

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Perry Hall

Perry Hallwrote a review of on July 12, 2016

4 5

I've run the gamut of rack ownership over the last 10 years, I had a Thule T2, then upgraded (in my opinion) to a Yakima HoldUp. I moved the HoldUp over to my girlfriends car and have installed the SplitRail on my Tacoma about a month ago.

Like Sean's reviews below, all around an easy install, with them including all the necessary tools. Bikes are held securely, and you can offset the trays if you have clearance issues with bars/etc. I echo his sentiments on functionality of the rack, but will add my pro's and con's below.

Pro-
Ability to add on one or two additional single trays on the 2in model allows you to customize your hauling as needed.
The biggest pro over the Thule and Yakima I have owned and Kuat's I have used is the lever to lower the rack. Its conveniently placed, and one handed in use. By far the best out there, hands down.

Most stable and solid rack I've owned.

Cons-
One small, nitpicky con is the lack of ratchet on the rear wheel strap, but it's really not necessary, and functions very well without it

Lock system is a bit less streamlined like the thule/yakima post and hole lock setup, but the loop can be adjusted if needed.

I think the biggest downside, which a lot of folks will not need to worry about, is the trailer hitch install/fitment is more complicated. This results in a fantastic hold and is the most stable rack I've used (I'll say it as may times as needed!). However, if you need to move it between two vehicles, you will need to set up the hitch attachment again since some hitches have the pin hole in different locations.

In summary, this rack gets my vote and will stay on my truck, while my girlfriend will use the HoldUp. A great rack, I'm excited to see its long term durability.

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Perry Hall

Perry Hallwrote a review of on July 12, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6'
Weight: 200 lbs

I have ridden these on the mountain and road bike, and love them. The full coverage really blocks your eyes from the wind, which is huge for me in cooler weather as my eyes water quite a bit. The only reason for 4 stars is the frames hit my helmet, so I need to be precise in putting them on so the top doesn't hit my eyebrows.

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Perry Hall

Perry Hallwrote a review of on June 24, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have this tire as the rear on both of my bikes. I'm running it on a 26mm internal width rim on my trail bike, and you can see that review under the 27.5 version. On my 29er, I'm running a much narrower rim, and the tire profile is definitely different. Still great, but different. I find the side knobs are a bit more rounded over with the narrower rim, changing the cornering characteristics of this tire slightly. If you want a fast dry conditions tire that can really rail corners, this would be a great option.

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Perry Hall

Perry Hallwrote a review of on June 6, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6'
Weight: 200 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

I've been a pretty religious wearer of knee pads for a few seasons, and these are my new go-to pads.
I've been wearing G-Form on nearly every trail ride, in every condition for the past 2 seasons. Early this season I was given the opportunity to ride and test the Dakine Slayer pads, and have permanently made the switch. Besides lift serve days for which I have a specific hard shell pad, the Slayer bridges a gap that previously was left to sacrifice. You would either sacrifice pedaling performance and breatheablilty or protection. This pad prevents that decision from having to be made.

Offering much more protection than a G-Form pad, in an only slightly thicker sleeve , the Slayer makes me feel much more comfortable and confident while descending. I was able to test these in temps approaching 80 this weekend, and slid the pads down around my ankles for the long climb, then wore them for the remainder of the rolling ride. They disappeared once in place.

I would suggest this pad for anyone who likes to feel safe while riding, and wants a pad that can pedal and handle 20+ miles in comfort.

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Perry Hall

Perry Hallwrote a review of on June 6, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 200 lbs
Size Purchased: 34

I've been looking for new shorts after dropping a few pounds, and decided to go with the Skylines. The fit is spot on, I'm about 6', 200lbs, and historically a 36 waist, but went 34 and they are great. only 2 side pockets, but it fits a iPhone 6 comfortably, even on longer (24 mile) rides. Cool (temperature wise) and durable enough to be a lighter lift serve short.

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