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hausej586412wrote a review of on July 20, 2015

Doesn't fit stated size
3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This product has a major flaw, doesn't fit the stated size out of the box. During installation I realized the struts are way to long for my 700c tires. Some online research revealed similar reviews. Apparently they can be made to fit by trimming down the struts but this seems like an unnecessary step. Wheels are a standard size so I don't know why the sizing would be so off. I can understand some micro adjusting but having to trim several inches off the strut? Backcountry was money on the return.

** update **

Instead of sending the fenders back I actually did mount the fenders and trim the struts to fit my bike. All in all the process wasn't that difficult as long as you have the proper tool to trim the struts. I really think this product would benefit from more detailed mounting instructions considering I'm pretty sure some sort of strut trimming will be necessary on 99% of installations. Now that they are mounted I haven't had any issues.

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hausej586412wrote a review of on October 5, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

stoked on this softshell. at 6'3" 180 lbs i went with the large and it may as well be custom. good length in the sleeves and torso. i've done some cold morning bike commutes (high teens, low 20's) and it provides plenty of warmth when combined with a descent midlayer. this will probably be my primary shell when backcountry touring in the tetons this winter. at $50ish on sale it's a no brainer.

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hausej586412wrote a review of on January 4, 2012

4 5

Really solid, responsive all mountain ski. The rocker adds a little float and doesn't effect hard pack performance at all that I notice. I actually prefer this ski in firmer conditions than soft. Got some fatter skis for the deep days. I'm 6'3" 180 lbs and the 191's seem like the right length. Great value too, hard to find skis that retail for $500 these days. Only reason why I dinged them a star is cause I'd like them to have a little more float, but then they would lose some all mountain versatility. Trade offs....

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hausej586412wrote a review of on September 13, 2011

5 5

I got this ski last winter and paired it with some dynafit speeds for a lightweight touring set-up and I was stoked. They performed well in all kinds of snow conditions but I mostly used them in firmer spring conditions where they excelled. The few times I got them into pow they floated fine. Great balance between weight/performance. This will be my spring/expedition ski for years to come. I do most of my skiing in the Tetons.

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