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Peter N

Peter N

Employee

Salt Lake City

Peter N's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Biking
Running

Peter N's Bio

Spent most of my life on the east coast, came out here to work for Competitive Cyclist and ride some of the best climbs and trails in the world.

Peter N

Peter Nwrote a review of on May 2, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

These are great flats for those who are looking to try something different from your regular clip in pedals or want to step up from your basic pedals that came with the bike. The removable pins also thread in from the opposite side, so that its far less likely that they'll get clogged with mud and be almost impossible to remove. The nylon body seems pretty durable but obviously won't hold up as well on rock strikes as other alloy pedals. That being said, for 1/2 to 1/3 the price of some other flat pedals on the market, you'll get plenty of use out of these with some money left over.

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Peter Nwrote a review of on April 25, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

There may be slightly lighter brakes on the market, but none work as well or as reliably XTR Race do. While Shimano calls these their race brakes as opposed to their trail brakes because they lack Shimano's Servo Wave technology, you could arguably say that these give you better modulation instead of ramping up quickly, producing that "on-off" feeling that other shimano brakes (XTR Trail, XT, SLX) are known for. Plus, the few less grams than XTR trail never hurt either.

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Peter Nwrote a review of on April 25, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I'm currently running these tires in 2.25 in front and rear on a hardtail. The tires are relatively light and have been performing well so far, but likely as we get more into the season and the trails become more washed out (in Utah) I'll switch to a front tire with a little bit more bite. That being said, I'm really liking the tire as a rear and would recommend it for any sort of XC/Trail application. I'd probably save the front for only XC, unless you live somewhere with nice grippy conditions year on the regular.

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Peter Nwrote a review of on April 25, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

HED has brought its legendary Ardennes lineup down range slightly to make it more affordable. You still get the 21mm wide internal rim that would work perfectly with newer gen wider tires, and tubeless ready if you're so inclined. Centerlock hubs means that you can run Shimano's best rotor, the RT-99, or Centerline X if you're running SRAM. While a little bit heavier than the far more expensive FR, SL, or LT wheels, I didn't notice any difference in stiffness or ride quality of these wheels when riding them. Definitely would recommend over any other road disc wheelset in this price range

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Peter Nwrote a review of on April 25, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

I've been pretty pleased by what I've seen so far from these gloves. I'm a medium in almost all gloves (such as a Fox Ranger) and these fit me perfectly. The white palms on the Wolfpack gloves that i got will inevitably get dirty, but so far it hasnt been that bad. The palms are decently thick, so if you're looking for a pair of minimalist gloves, these probably arent for you. Seems like the palm will last a while, though. Graphics are definitely different from your usual run of the mill black or neon accent gloves, which i really like a lot.

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Peter Nwrote a review of on April 25, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

HT makes some really high quality pedals and the AE02s are no different. I've been running them for several months now with heavy use and have seen no issues. Really like how low profile these pedals are compared to some other ones in its price range. Also comes in lots of great colors to match your bike

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Peter Nwrote a review of on April 25, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

36c makes this tire a pretty ideal width for tackling gravel and light off road while still fitting in most if not all cross/gravel bike frames. The treads are just there enough to give you decent grip while ripping up some gravel, but won't slow you down too much when riding on pavement. Tubeless ready, so pair these with a nice tubeless ready wheelset like Stan's Grail and lower that air pressure all the way down to keep you comfortable while riding all day.

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Peter Nwrote a review of on April 25, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

As is with the rest of the GX groupset, this cassette makes a great affordable alternative to the sky high costs of XX1 and X01. It's definitely quite a bit heavier than the higher end cassettes, but at less than half of its price I can't complain too much. I can't perceive the difference in shifting between this and X01 and XX1. Would make a great training cassette to take the wear and tear while only leaving the XX1 cassette for race day.

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Peter Nwrote a review of on April 25, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These wheels are some of the absolute best XC/Trail options on the market. Definitely a light weight, stiff, race wheel that you can ride every day on. Would also make an excellent gravel/CX wheel with the addition of a road 11 speed freehub body. If you have the means to spring for these wheels, I'd definitely recommend it.

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Peter Nwrote a review of on April 25, 2016

4 5

Fit: Runs large
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 155 lbs
Size Purchased: 31

A decent pair of shorts for a good price. Lacks all the bells and whistles of the more expensive ones, but hey. I'm really just looking for a decently durable short that is comfortable to wear and so far it has held up. I havent used the chamois as I usually wear road bibs underneath the shell so I don't have any feedback to give there. I wish there was an additional zipper pocket to store keys or phone securely, but again, pricepoint short. Definitely runs big as I'm closer to a size 31 waist and fit in the size 30 no problem

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Peter Nwrote a review of on April 25, 2016

3 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

I bought this for my 5 year old niece, the helmet in S/M fit her pretty well. As mentioned in the other review, the goggle strap bracket wasnt particularly well made plus the shape of the helmet in the front made it pretty difficult to rest her goggles on the helmet. She did really like the pink color, though

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Peter Nwrote a review of on April 25, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Keeps air as a tube should. Havent had any defective valves that I've seen happen with some other brands. With the 80mm valve stem option, you can run them with deep dish wheels like Zipp 404s and not have to run annoying valve extenders.

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