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Ski Dudewrote a review of on September 27, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This tire seemed a bit bigger than other continental tires in the same width. The thread is great for mud, lots of space between them. Yet it still grips and climbs well in the dry conditions. I find with continental tires they are a bit more high maintenance to get set up for tubeless, as in they are leaky during set up, i have mounted it on a sun rim as well as a syncros one. Its got a real thread on it as well, most 650b tires have half the normal thickness of tread, so they seem to wear faster, this one is burly. Mounted on rear with proper rotational direction. Ran at high psi.

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Ski Dudewrote a review of on September 27, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

Thats all one needs to know, made in Italy. I have a foot for these shoes and have loved them ever since I could afford to buy a pair. The ratchet and velcro closures are nice and easy. I put toe spikes on as well as a toe cover that is not made anymore, which helps make them last twice as long. The sole is very hard and is hard to wear out, but is a good stiffness for climbing. So they are slippy on rocks and roots still. I have tried other more expensive shoes in the line and always come back to these.

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Ski Dudewrote a review of on September 27, 2015

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Haven't had the need for a bottle until I got back onto a few races. I found this one to be ok. I will agree w/ the guy below about the sticker, i tries to use a heat gun to get it off and still left lots of residue. The bottle leaked a small bit. The nipple is rubbery and has a good sized hole. The plastic is soft of course and the water bottle cage I got put a lot of wear on the plastic, small shavings off of bottle.

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Ski Dudewrote a review of on September 27, 2015

3 5

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

It has been years since I used a water bottle cage, let alone one fitting on the style of bikes I ride, trail bike. Competed in a few races were it was more practical to use a bottle, than backpack hydration. Its holds the bottle great, yet put a lot of wear on the bottle only after 2 days of use. I'll try a different bottle next.

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Ski Dudewrote a review of on September 7, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I like the pattern for a front tire. It has worn pretty quick, but it seems like most 27.5 tires have a thin thread as it is. For a 2.4 it has a narrower profile than most tires. Found with the syncros rims I use, seating for tubeless was leaky, had many leaks that took lots of time to work out. All in all I like how it handles on the trail.

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Ski Dudewrote a review of on June 17, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

Light weight breathable. Inner bike short has decent padding and also very breathable. Pockets are small at entry, only complaint. Some may feel there is a lack of pockets on this one. Length is just above the knee. Fit is nice, Lycra venting where you need it as well. A bit steeply priced, yet durable.

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Ski Dudewrote a review of on May 10, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

After a while your gore-tex gets dirty and you have to wash it. Really this is just like a DWR and maybe better than what came on your garment originally. So this is what you need after you wash it. I like to wash w/ soap then wash again with this stuff, starting the wash and then stoping to let it soak in the garment for at least a half and hour, continue the cycle and then hang dry. More or less care about the outside water resistance more than anything else. No material breaths the way they say it does, doing this or spraying something else on is clogging the materials breathability.

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Ski Dudewrote a review of on May 10, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have used the non flat style crank brothers in the past, only complaint is that you have limited tension ability. Still if you need to be in and out for the terrain your in and need to have the grip of a flat pedal at those times then this is a nice option. The spikes are nice, since most others with clipless don't offer that. Funny to read others reviews and complaints about pedals not lasting. If you're hard on gear, thats the way it goes, rocks aren't soft and nothing lasts forever on the trail.

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