Tim Az

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Tim Az wrote a review of on November 20, 2013

5 5

I commute to work alot in all sorts of weather and just wanted a headset that could handle the abuse of rain and snow. Got tired of re-packing my loose ball bearings with new grease every now and then. I wanted a headset that will outlast me and the steel frame it's mounted on. Chris Kings name sells itself and with such good looking and quality parts it's no wonder why.

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Tim Az wrote a review of on November 20, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These are the best CX mud tubulars I have ever used. Not that I have used a ton of mud tires, but I have used the Clement PDX tubulars in the mud. Comparing these two against each other. I would say that the overall feel and control in sloppy conditions goes to the Limus. Although, the Clement tires are lighter, and I would say a better all arounder. I would pick the heavier better gripping Challenge tire as my mud/ snow tires anyday. If you have do choose one for everything, and want something that will also handle well in the mud I would pick the Clements. Oh the joys of having a few sets of tubular wheels.

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Tim Az wrote a review of on October 20, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

When you want your brakes to work in any condition or weather then go with the XT, or XTR by Shimano. I have used Avid, Hayes, Formula non of which have held a candle to these XTR brakes. Sure you can dial in the other brands, but sooner than later you will have them fade on long descents and and then comes the screaming. My XTR's are quiet and powerful. Just how they should be. After a entire summer of mtn biking I have no need to bleed anything, or any other type of repairs. I have been thrilled with these brakes. Never again will I run another brand of brakes. Coming from a guy on a SRAM drive train.

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Tim Az wrote a review of on October 20, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

You all know the quality of Chris King products, so do yourselfs a favor and drop in on this BB before you waste money on other BB's that you will replace in 4 months. I'm sure this BB will outlast me and my bike. Super bomber and no un-goldly noise. While your at it you might as well drop in on the Chris King bottom bracket grease injector to keep your new BB running smooth forever.

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Tim Az wrote a review of on October 20, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I have enjoyed this rack now for about a month of traveling to and from cyclocross races. Very well thought out rack. The room between each bike is great. Unlike a Thule rack where you will have parts rubbing on other parts. Not the case with the KUAT. The built in repair stand is an amazing idea and super easy to use. Now if they could just dream up a have of securing the repair stand while away from the rack. I have been removing it and putting it in my car. The quick release function of dropping the rack down is super easy to access the hatch back. Don't even need to remove the bikes. It took me about 25 minutes to put this rack together out of the box. Simple to read and understand directions. I do wish the cable lock was a bit longer to work in and out of bike wheels rather than just the bike frame. Made in the USA, and bomb proff. I would recommend this item to any of my friends.

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Tim Az wrote a review of on December 20, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I have had my new Jones Solution split board out now on a few tours. I really like the weight of this board. Seems to be lighter than a 162cm board I own by a different brand. I know only 2cm difference, but any weight savings in the backcountry is good savings. I really like the fact that Jones went with Karakorum clips this go around. They make the board much more stiff, so much so it feels like a regualr snowboard on groomers. The slight rocker keeps the board on a nice plane when the snow is deep and with camber underfoot for powerful turns. Coming from someone who still only rides cambered regular snowboards. Pick one of these up you won't be bummed.

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Tim Az wrote a review of on April 26, 2012

5 5

An absolute must have for any splitboarder out there. I picked these up after I got an BCA float 36 airbag. I didn't want any sharps objects facing up that could possibly pucture the bag, if I had to deploy it. But now that I own them I would be bummed, if I didn't. They fit so well inside your pack, and your not worried about catching one in the head if you fall.

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Tim Az wrote a review of on February 16, 2012

5 5

These poles are awesome for the splitboarder out there who wants good gear. These fold up so small that they will fit inside your pack rather than strapping them to the outside. They are super easy to use and really fast. Make sure you dry them well, so they don't freeze up on you during your next tour. I like them so much I am going to buy another pair for a touring buddy's b-day.

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