Sam Train

Sam Train

Sam Train's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Biking

Sam Train's Bio

HUGE mountain biker...I'll ride my Cannondale Jekyll anywhere I can.

Sam Train

Sam Train wrote a review of on June 21, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Bought this tire as a replacement for my Nobby Nic in the rear. I was looking for a tire I could use in the spring mush until the trails dry out and I can put a better rolling, lighter tire on. So far I've been impressed...the only time it's lost traction is in the deep muck. Other than that, it climbs like a champ in the loose, muddy stuff and grips well in the tight, fast turns. Always seemed that the Nobby Nic would come loose going around corners too fast. Not with the HD. Thus far, I've only lost traction once, over a rock hump that has only 1 good line over it. I think this is a great AM tire, that can be used for XC and even XC races in the muddy stuff. I put about 25 psi tube on it. It's on my 2013 Cannondale Jekyll, riding a Big Betty up front. Once the BB is finally shredded, I fully intend to buy another HD trailstar for the front. Once things dry out, I'll runn a Kenda Slant Six in the rear, and will be putting HD up front. I'll add more to this review for front performance.

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Sam Train

Sam Train wrote a review of on January 26, 2013

Great all around boots!
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I bought these boots with the intention of using the, for backpacking, day hikes with my kids, and winter hiking. So far, they've been great! I've used them for day hikes and winter hikes in the Catskills, NY. I've found the stiff sole perfect for wearing crampons. The day hikes I've worn them on have gone well. I wouldn't recommend these for flat land hiking or rolling hills. I believe these boots are most at home in the mountains (including the foothills we call mountains in NY). I recently wore them hiking on a bitter cold day - the temp was -5 deg F and windy in the top of the mountain. My feet were a little chilly at first, but as the day wore on (6 hour hike), my feet stayed warm. And this comes from someone who had mild frostbite on both feet a number of years ago (feet are ALWAYS cold)! I haven't worn them yet for summer backpacking, but they have great ankle support! The picture shown is wearing OR gaiters and BD Serac crampons on approach to Thomas Cole Mtn in the Catskills, NY.

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