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Peter N

Peter N

Employee

Salt Lake City

Peter N's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Biking
Running

Peter N's Bio

Spent most of my life on the east coast, came out here to work for Competitive Cyclist and ride some of the best climbs and trails in the world.

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Peter N

Peter Nwrote a review of on February 1, 2016

The venerable Open Corsa just got better
4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've been riding these tires for the last 4 months after spending most of my time the last 2 years on Open Corsas and can say that they took everything that was great about that tire (supple road feel, excellent cornering grip) and upped it big time in the durability department (perpetually the biggest complaint about previous gen Open Corsas). I won't claim to fully understand Graphene but it seems to have really worked in making the tire a lot more tough and wear resistant without taking any qualities away. Based on wear pattern so far i don't think i'll get as much mileage as GP4000 SII but am far happier with its performance and would gladly trade some of the durability any day.

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Peter Nwrote a review of on December 2, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The Comp Race is essentially a rebadge of the venerable Vredestein Fortezza Tricomp, but available at a substantially lower price. Durable and puncture resistant enough to ride on every day, but light, supple, and grips well enough to race on. A great all around tire at a fantastic price

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Peter Nwrote a review of on October 29, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

This design certainly isnt new, but it shows how great it was when the original Atmos came out quite some time ago. Great ventilation, solid retention system, a fit that works well for me, and all at a lower price as this helmet has succeeded by others with snazzier options. I also own the Synthe and love it, but if you want the best helmet for your money this is it.

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Peter Nwrote a review of on October 29, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

There are regular bike socks, and then there are Swiftwick socks. Their very dense construction makes a very supportive fit that will also stay up on your calves over longer rides. A little bit pricier than most other socks but i can say definitively that they are completely worth it.

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Peter Nwrote a review of on October 29, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 150 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

These run just past my knees to give me a little extra cover on days when its not cold enough to run full tights. Its a solid, no-frills Giordana fit with Nimbo Omniform chamois which i consider one of the better ones out there. Its supportive while being relatively low profile at the same time.

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Peter Nwrote a review of on October 29, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The right bottom bracket for you if you have a Pressfit 92 bike (like a modern Giant, Trek, or Pivot) and want to run a Race Face Cinch Crankset (like Next SL, SIXC, Turbine, Atlas, or Aeffect). Presses into the shell easily and after a full season of riding has not had any creaks. Not compatible with any other crankset besides RF Cinch.

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Peter Nwrote a review of on October 29, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

For 2015 Shimano combined both XT and Ultegra level chains into one, making it a little bit easier to find the right chain. I run this chain on both my road and mountain bike and have a spare that will nicely work for either one when i break one or it wears out. There are lighter chains out there but I find that Shimanos generally last the longest.

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Peter N

Peter Nwrote a review of on October 29, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 150 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

This is a great mountain jersey that has 3 rear pockets and is a lot more subtle in terms of styling than some other brands. A little on the thicker side and could get hot on a sweltering day but I've ever had it that hot while riding in the trees.

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Peter Nwrote a review of on October 28, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I switched to a Hans Dampf front tire in the summer when our trails started to wash out for additional grip. Its soft compound and big burly knobs combined with a nice 2.35 volume gives it plenty of predictable grip. At 830 grams its not a light tire by any means, but significantly lighter than other 29er trail tires in its class. One downside of the softer compound means that like most Schwalbes these wear down faster than a lot of other tires, but personally I consider it a fair tradeoff for the excellent performance i get out of them.

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Peter Nwrote a review of on October 28, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The 3t Aeronovas have a great short and shallow drop with a slight flare, a very comfortable top section to rest your hands on when climbing, and come prerouted with cable guides to make installation relatively easy for a road aero bar. The stealth matte/gloss finish works with almost any bike's paint scheme and looks great.

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Peter Nwrote a review of on October 28, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've gotten ridiculous amounts of mileage on Vittoria's Rubino Pros, but wanted something a little more puncture resistant. I've ridden the Specialized Armadillo and the Conti Gatorskin in the past but gave those up as they rode very harsh and stiff. These ended up really surprising me in their ride quality for a puncture resistant tire. Vittoria's suppleness, combined with Rubino longevity and the additional puncture resistance really make this a great training tire.

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Peter Nwrote a review of on October 27, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

Complete package. Reasonably light weight, very comfortable fit, easy to use retention system, well ventilated. And if you believe Giro, its aero as well. Having tried most other high end helmets, i went with the Synthe as it does everything well and looks great to boot.

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Peter Nwrote a review of on October 10, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've been riding these wheels for the last year and they've been great. The GS hubs actually feature DT Swiss' legendary Star Ratchet internals combined with Powertap's tried and true strain gauges to give you reliable power readings in any condition. This would also be a great wheelset for anyone who's looking for a single wheelset to train and race on with power as they feature a wide, blunt aero profile (not unlike Firecrest), decent weight for an aero wheelset with power meter hub, and a price tag far below what anything else you'll find on the market with similar features. The 35mm deep front paired with the 50mm deep rear means that you'll be able to tackle nearly any kind of wind conditions while still maintaining control of the bike and benefiting from free aero speed.

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