Patrick Mulliganwrote a review of Pedro's Super Prestige Floor Pump on July 6, 2016
good price - what needs to be said.
27+ years experience with all my activities.
good price - what needs to be said.
This is a cool jersey (literally and figuratively). It is nice and form fitting but not so tight that it wears on you. It looks good, evaporates sweat well and is all anyone would want out of a jersey.
This is a great looking shirt and fits very well. However it's a better piece for a cool summer night, or for the fall or spring than a war rugged flannel. I love the shirt, but it's name and description are slightly misleading.
This is a very nice looking, warm flannel. It's comfy too. What more needs to be said.
In the Sierra and spring ranges I've not tested how weather proof it is, but I'm sure it will do just fine. It's light, but not the lightest, but it does seem far warmear than a friends OR. I normally downgrade warmth in my bag as a result. If I'm expecting nighttime temps in the 20s, I'll take my ultralight 36 degree bag and will be fine.
Over the last two seasons I've become a huge fan of oakleys prizm lens tech. That said, I've always carried two goggles, one set up for bright sun, one for storm due to the challenge of changing oakleys lenses. The prizm airbrake on sale remedied that for me. Having used Smith's goggles as well, I can say the airbrake system is more secure as well.
Glue had gone bad on my variant brim which has gone back to smith for warranty (great customer service). This replaced the helmet during the wait. It's light, fits right, and the ventilation system is the best I've used. It's great.
As a big Norring fan, this piece delivers. It's comfortable, not scratchy, and warm. True to norronas athletic fit, size could be a challenge for some, but large fits my 6"1', 170 lb frame perfectly. It looks great too but as a stand alone piece as well as a sweater.
I recently mounted these with STH16s. I've since skied nothing but soft snow, however, I've skied one day on chalk ad two big days (20"+) on the ski. They handled both very well. They're responsive, floaty in the deep, and as yesterday proved capable of pushing around powder bumps. They ski well back on the cat track also. In conditions I would normally have grabbed my rockers or atlas these did great. They're an excellent all around ski.
It is warm, like t-shirt under it in 10 degree temps warm. It is well built. It is very waterproof. Its amazing.
What more can I say
These have become my go to jean for work. What more needs to be said?
Take a rock, cut it in half at an offset Angle along with the weight and voila. They take a little getting used to, as they look a little less stable when place along the contoured sides but these are amazing. They've replaced stoppers and the dmm offsets on my rack perfectly.
It pack down small and is very light and compact. Perfect for summer pursuits.
I bought a set of 5 of the large 17cm draws and they have quickly become my go to draw for all types of climbing. I used to use the Metolious Helium draws, and I still like those alot for sport climbing but the larger 17cm draws are roughly the same weight and strength and are more versatile. I love 'em.
Here are the Anges in action - clipping the chains on the FA of a New Donner classic
Nothing more nothing less
Having replaced Avids with these, Shimano once again proves XT to be $ for $ the best value and performance one can buy. These things are the bomb. They have greater power, articulation, and tool free adjustability than any Avid, Magura, or Formula brake I have used.
These are what I would call a middleweight mountain bike short. They are heavier with a heavier fabric and longer than a more XC oriented short like the Specialized Atlas (best XC short I've come accross). They are not a heavy short like the Pearl Izumi Launch but have a similar just below knee length. The Launch is my go to DH oriented short (think Downieville / Whole Enchilada / etc.). These are in the middle and have a long but narrow pannel down the side and front of the short with venting fabric. They are a great short for those rides with a lot of climbing and descending. They have worn well so far, and I like the chamois (true for the Launch as well as I believe they are the same). They dry quckly if your rear gets sprayed riding through puddles and they breathe pretty well with the venting panels. They are a winner.
I've used this a handful of times as it was a replacement for an older Arc'teryx Miura 50 Pack with a blown out Zipper. I'll likely have the zipper repaired by Arcteryx and sell the pack. That said, this is very tough and well built. The fabric is very waterproof (rolled into a puddle last time out). The pack is very well thought out. The single full length zipper is a great compromise from the Miura pack. It allows full access, but unlike the Miura it stays standing straight up. I can fit all gear, water, food, a double + rack and a 70 meter rope in the main compartment. I can fit a windbreaker / storm shell, wallet, food, keys etc in the large outside pocket. and my helmet sits easily on top. I also very much like the hidden daisies on either side of the main pocket. It carries well, but is a little warm without a lot of ventilation. That said, all the packs I've had with more ventilation in the suspension wore prematurely in those areas.
Strangely enough this year, I started having issues with hand numbness this spring when on longer seated rides (long climbs). I switched from the Odi Ruffian lock ons to this grip and have not looked back. They're subtle in the ways they're different, but my hands are more comfortable, the numbness has gone away, and they're just as good when it comes to how well they grip. These things are the bomb.