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Rocky Thompson

Rocky Thompson wrote a review of on August 27, 2013

4 5

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

This belt works very well in that it holds up my pants. I bought it in 'forge grey' and I should warn you that it's more silver than grey. A bit shiny for my taste. But it's burly. If you need a belt that would hold together your suit of armor, this is it. And it would still match your armor shoes if you bought it in grey.

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Rocky Thompson wrote a review of on February 15, 2013

1 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This bell looks cool. Or, as cool as a bike bell can possibly look. It's rather small and unobtrusive. The design is clean and simple. But it doesn't work all that well. Sure, if I want to ride home at night, dinging a bell over and over just to hear it, it's fine. But if you live in a city where cars like to use bike lanes for auxiliary parking, and they often begin merging into you without looking, this bell will not get their attention. It dings once each time you ping it, and it's not that loud. Also, the simple nature of its design doesn't leave much clearance for the piece that strikes the bell, so it doesn't work very well if you have brakes or grips on your handlebars.

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Rocky Thompson wrote a review of on August 7, 2012

5 5

I picked up this bike in springtime to return to a sport I've neglected for about 10 years. I always rode hardtails and started out looking for something in a 26in. I'm glad I made the move to 29er. I prefer technical trails, but I'm tall and the 29er fits much better than any of my old rides. This thing handles techy trails with ease that makes me feel like I never left the sport.

As far as componentry everything works like a charm. My only complaint is that the brakes are a bit loud sometimes, and the shock shipped without any air in it so I had to buy a shock pump. I put it together myself without any issues (the wheels are trued before the bike leaves Salsa) and it went together very easily.

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Rocky Thompson wrote a review of on May 21, 2012

5 5

The bigger platform makes them a bit easier to engage when you're in the rough stuff. I never ride them with normal shoes; the clipless part of the pedal is raised up a bit, so I don't think they'll work too well if you like riding in flat shoes sometimes, but overall, I like them well for easy cruising on the local trails.

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Rocky Thompson wrote a review of on May 21, 2012

5 5

I've ridden these guys a few times now and really like them. They're a bit more flexible than super highend stuff, so they're great if you're just out to have fun. I have a mid-fit foot, and these fit well. I usually wear a 45, but those were too small (and I like them tight). I had to send back for the 45.5.

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Rocky Thompson wrote a review of on May 21, 2012

4 5

This thing gets the job done. It's compact and very lightweight. The downsides, for me, is that it doesn't have a bleed valve so it's easy to put air into the shock but it take a bit longer if you have to take some out and add air again. Also, it goes to a very high PSI, but if you're using it on a front fork that operates around 100-120, the gradient isn't fine enough to see exactly how much air you're putting in. For the price, and with a bit of patience, it works just fine.

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Rocky Thompson wrote a review of on December 19, 2006

2 5

I tried some of these out and they were a huge disappointment. I'm not saying I expected to feel like I was walking on water, but they really didn't help with my footing at all. I was on snow a couple feet deep and they would punch through the top crust and then sit in the snow awkwardly. These things just kind of twist around in the snow. My parents' have a set of Atlas snowshoes with metal frames. They offer better footing than the MSR ones.

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Rocky Thompson wrote a review of on June 30, 2006

5 5

I bought these a few months ago, and they work really well. They darken the moment you head outside, you just squint for a moment before you recover. They fit me well and I have a really big head (7 5/8 hat size). They sit close to your eye. The only thing I don't like about them is that they never get dark enough to hide my eyes. The first day I wore them, I got really dirty looks from a few girls. I'm used to being able to stare when I'm wearing sunglasses. At least if one of their boyfriends punches me in the face, the impact-resistant lenses and lightweight grilamid frame won't break.

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