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the Salty CIty or Crested Butte, Co

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Pip wrote a review of on October 27, 2014

5 5

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

This is my second pair of Frye's and I'm just excited about the Paige Tall riding boots and I was about the Campus. These boots are incredibly comfortable and can be dressed with up or down. They are incredibly well made and despite being a little pricey, I look at them as more of an investment. I know I'll be wearing them for years and my local cobbler will get some work whenever I need them resoled.

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Pip wrote a review of on June 29, 2011

5 5

These are hands down my favorite shorts. From the inseam, to the waistband, to the chamois, the Shorty Shorts keep me happy whether I'm commuting or mountain biking. They are comfy even after a 3 hour ride After touring with just two pairs of shorts for 5 weeks in Europe last year, the Sugoi Chamois was still going strong, while my Pearl Izumi Chamois had disintegrated into two layers of lycra with no padding. The Short Shorts are the winner!

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Pip wrote a review of on July 12, 2010

4 5

I've had these tires for a week, in that week, we've ridden slippy roots in Crested Butte, loose sand and dirt two days later, slick rock, and the hard pack single track of Salt Lake City. These tires held up against it all. I would definitely recommend them!
However, I also agree with Dave Beyers comment, they were really tight on my rims, and took a serious battle for me to get them on. Let's just hope I don't end up on a ride with multiple flats, that could get a little frustrating!

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Pip wrote a review of on July 12, 2010

5 5

I may be a little behind the times, and by I little, I may mean a lot. I've been riding with v - brakes, 4, maybe five times a week? I just switched and o baby, is it a whole new world. The terror I felt in technical sections where it was either balls out or walk is now gone, as I can gently pump my Avid brakes and ease my way through the rocks in complete control. They work when I need them, the way I need them (unless my panic stricken fingers squeeze a little bit too hard). I have had some difficulty setting them up so they don't rub on my tire, but nothing that a little bit of negotiating can't fix!

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Pip wrote a review of on July 12, 2010

5 5

I've been riding the Juliana frame for a little while now. Five years to be exact. I've tried to move on, I've tried to find other frames I love as much, but I just can't. Every time I try I feel like I'm cheating. Will my Juliana mind that I'm trying to ride a Blur today? I probably just shouldn't bring it up....
I'm 5'2", 127 lbs, and love climbing, almost as much as I love descending. The compact fit of the S. frame is perfect for me to power up hills and stretch out on the descents. Maybe one day I'll move on, but for now, there just isn't anything else out there that makes me quite as happy as the Juliana does.

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Pip wrote a review of on July 12, 2010

5 5

The PIVLock V90 not only make changing lenses even easier than it was with the Smith Slider series, they make visibility even better too. I've always been plagued with glasses fog at some point on a long climb. However, the PIVLock V90s are the first sunglasses I've ever worn to remain fog free throughout the entire ride. Plus, they stuck to my face like glue. In fact, the glue was so efficient it even kept the sweat from dripping down my lenses. Now, these glasses are an absolute necessity for every ride I go on!

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Pip wrote a review of on July 12, 2010

3 5

I was pumped to ride this lime green, merino jersey for the extra long rides in Crested Butte. Not only is the lime green simply awesome, but the merino wool would hold the BO at bay during the long, hard climbs at 9,000+ feet. Sadly, this top runs a little small. I am a 36 around the chest and ordered the medium. While it fit well around the chest area, it was a little short in length. I had no room to put my arms above my head and keep my belly button hidden. I'm returning it and trying a large.

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Pip wrote a review of on July 12, 2010

3 5

I love the shorter inseam on the Sugar Shorts. The shorter the legs the shorter the shorts, right? However, the chamois doesn't hold up on longer rides, and I found that the elasticity started to fade quickly in the back of the shorts. Plus, no one wants their chamois to get hung up on the saddle after getting out of the saddle to make it up the hill.

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Pip wrote a review of on July 12, 2010

5 5

The Sugoi RSE shorts are the most comfortable shorts I've ever worn. While they are a tad bit longer than what I normally wear (I'm 5'2" and usually go for the "shorty" shorts) the chamois is the best I've ever come across. After 5 hours in the saddle, my butt isn't begging me for a break, and the next day, I'm ready to hit the trail again. Plus, the chamois doesn't get caught on the saddle when trying to reposition myself back on the saddle after a quick climb standing up, which is always nice!

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Pip wrote a review of on July 12, 2010

5 5

It was love at first ride! The breathable mesh covering my toes kept my feet cool, yet the carbon fiber soles maintain the stiffness a bike shoe demand to perform well. The combination of velcro and ratchet closures keep my feet securely in the shoes, even when I'm pulling hard on a climb. While these shoes aren't the best for hiking, that shouldn't be too big of a deal. After all, riding the bike is far more fun than hiking with it.

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