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Lucas's Passions

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the outdoors are fun and stuff wrote a review of on December 27, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Twist forward 4-5 times to transition from a steep uphill to a steep downhill and vice-versa. With the 1x11 it makes everything faster/more intuitive: Twist forward for harder gears, backward for easier gears. That's it - one handle with one easy motion for all your gears. So far loving this thing.

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the outdoors are fun and stuff wrote a review of on December 27, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Put this on a carbon rear wheel from light-bicycle (Hope evo hubs) on a 2014 StumpJumper Evo 29". So far this upgrade is well worth the $ spent, X01 + grip shift makes shifting super fast and intuitive - I know XX1/X01 is "super high-end" now, but it actually makes shifting so straightforward it's something a beginner would better understand. I ride xc mainly and it's so much easier to change gears on the variety of short/long hills of varying steepness.
Stock x7-9 setup sucked by comparison IMO. Shifting on this is super fast/smooth which changes ride quality for me completely.

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the outdoors are fun and stuff wrote a review of on November 9, 2013

3 5

But the stupid patterns make it look like a lacy bra is on underneath. The designer must have a sense of humor with the "compression" part of this. I have the black because it's harder to see, but you can still see it. So stupid for an otherwise awesome sleeveless. Note: Super tight, must be in great shape to wear.
Can't find anything like this fit/comfort-wise so I settle.

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the outdoors are fun and stuff wrote a question about on November 4, 2013

How can I tell if my bike has a "Centerlock" disc rotor? If it doesn't does the "Centerlock adapter" make this wheel work with my current rotor?
My bike for reference: http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bikes/mountain/stumpjumper-fsr/stumpjumper-fsr-comp-evo-29#specs

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the outdoors are fun and stuff wrote a review of on October 15, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs large

As Tony the Tiger would say, if he wore merino wool boxers. I like these a lot - fit, style. Yep they're shorter like the pic shows. 33-34 waist, medium fits nicely.

I wouldn't wear these on longer hiking trips as I like longer, tighter boxer briefs to prevent inner thigh chafe, but for everyday use these are comfy. These do fit snug enough, I hate baggy boxer briefs.

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the outdoors are fun and stuff wrote a review of on August 5, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Just barely lighter than the super minimalist BD couloir, but IMO more comfortable as the waist band is wider and less abrasive. You do have to put your legs through the loops, but I've done this with crampons on and it's not that bad. It's comfortable IMO, if you're hanging it's better to push the leg loops down a bit toward the knee.

I'm 6'4", 220 pounds, athletic build, got a large. Waist and leg loops seem to be just the right size.

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the outdoors are fun and stuff wrote a review of on July 17, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size

Got the XL on sale and it fits nicely, sleeves and body are plenty long. I'm 6'4, 220lbs. It's got a little extra room, but it still feels athletic fitting. Not like the ridiculously baggy Arc'teryx jacket I tried on before this. Like the other reviewer, this also replaces a EB BC-200 Large Tall jacket whose zipper breaks every year, but is otherwise a good coat. XL weighs 9.1oz by my scale.

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the outdoors are fun and stuff wrote a review of on July 5, 2013

5 5

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

6'4", 220 pounds. XL fits perfectly, mostly because the sleeves are longer to accommodate the thumb holes. Perfect light precip shedding piece for when it's a bit too cold for a t-shirt in the mtns. Wore it after it got dark this weekend the descent from Mt. Buckner in the North Cascades, WA.

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the outdoors are fun and stuff wrote a review of on June 20, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Used them on maybe 40-50 resort runs and on Rainier/Baker a handful of times with the GT skis. So far no issues. I wish the heel could be adjusted without bending down and cranking it, so minus 1 star. Otherwise no issues yet.

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the outdoors are fun and stuff wrote a review of on June 11, 2013

5 5

Big front points, handled many types of snow and ice w/o any issues. I read another review that said they feel like roller skates in certain conditions (French technique on somewhat steeper ice if I remember correctly) due to the missing points in the back of the front piece, I didn't notice this or feel insecure in this or any other condition personally. I climbed on blue ice, neve, heavy powder, and corn in varying degrees of steepness, up to vertical.

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