el scotto

el scotto

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Scott's Passions

Camping
Snowboarding
Trail Running
Hiking
Mountain Biking
Paddling

Scott's Bio

When I'm not on the grind, it's all about trails, lakes, & mountains!

Instagram @ TrailYeah

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el scotto wrote a review of on August 31, 2014

5 5

If you're having probs trying to get the pin you just took out of your chain back into the chain, stop right there! Instead, use these break-away pins for eeeease of installation! The push through bit holds your chain together for you... a few turns with the chain tool, a snap with a pair of pliers, you're good to go!

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el scotto wrote a review of on August 31, 2014

Lake Time!
4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I received this as a b-day gift and it could not have been better timing! We've drifted into total lake bum mode this summer, so this thing has been seeing a ton of usage from both lake side loungin' and boating.

Stealthy built in bottle opener?! Yeah, it's pretty sweet, shoot, even the strap is cool too. The strap is where it's at when you're hauling a ton of other stuff, as it's one less thing to hold on to and lug.

Cooler benchmarking, drinks have remained cold with ice for around 5 hours or so, and I am sure they woulda stayed cold for even longer, but we were done for the day.

I've got a few other Dakine duffs that I use for snowboarding and biking excursions, and they've all been pretty solid. Here's to hoping this one will be no different!

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el scotto wrote a review of on August 30, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I wish these came in the old 3 or even 5 piece packs. Ahh well, 2 is fine I suppose. These work great, until you've got that one pin that doesn't want to move. Bend and snap, it's time to replace. If you use your Shimano/Sram "connector" pin when putting a chain back together, you'll cut down on your CT pin snappage.

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el scotto wrote a review of on August 30, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've got a couple of these with me in my pack at all times when I am out mountain biking. I've got a 9spd and a 10spd just in case we've got a chain casualty. Nothing beats fixin' a chain on the fly. Now that those 1x11 setups are becoming all the rage, I might as well grab one of those too.

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el scotto wrote a review of on August 27, 2014

3 5

I was in the market for some new grips for my daily commuter and these looked to be a viable option. I generally commute glove-less for the most part, so I needed something that would be easy on the hands. I must say, the dual compounds feel so niiiiiiiice!

Now since they aren't lock-on's, installation can sometimes be tricky. Well, actually, they installed rather easily with just a couple drops of water in each. After a good twenty minutes, they were dry and ready to ride.

I've enjoyed them for the most part (about 60 miles on them) thus far, but I've noticed a few things. They've started to twist and turn a bit. Not too bad, but it does seem to happen every few rides or so (mainly rainy rides). Also, the soft/tacky compound is starting to wear much quicker than I anticipated.

For their price point, I can't say I am surprised, I am just hoping they last through the Fall. When I do replace them, it'll be back to lock-on's fo sho!

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