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theMJFwrote a review of on September 3, 2016

Sees glass, cuts itself.
1 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Spectacularly bad tire. The worst I've ever tried. In 900 miles I've had ten punctures on the pair. The last straw was a catastrophic multiple blowout on the rear. Look at the picture. It's shredded like that in multiple places. It's terrifying. This is on the very same roads I've put tens of thousands of miles on with zero flats on other tires.

I've been running these tubeless and the Stan's managed to do the job at first, but these have so many cuts beyond salvaging, I've given up and am running tubes.

Stay away.

On the plus side, they would probably good if you ride in a hermetically sealed clean room though. Go for it.

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theMJFwrote a review of on August 6, 2016

2 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Give the Edge 25 a pass if you're interested in interval or heart rate training. The only way to get the Edge 25 to display heart rate is to turn on auto-cycle of the screens, which just sucks. You can't add HR to a custom screen. If you do HR based intervals, you only need two things: heart rate and lap time; maybe cadence. Good luck getting those displayed on the same screen. You can't. And the lap timer itself is totally non-intuitive. I still haven't figured out if I can even start/stop laps. Who designed this thing? Not an athlete. Other cons: proprietary charge/sync cable so you're SOL if you forget it on a trip, satellite acquisition is slow, and battery life is mediocre - it's running on fumes after a five hour ride.

Pros: no touch screen (This is a good thing. It has nice tactile buttons), small, easy to read.

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theMJFwrote a review of on September 25, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

These shoes are great. I find Scarpa hug my feet like no other brand can. Snug, consistent foot contact all around, but never painful (except the first two sessions - can't do much about that). They perform very well and look pretty good too, if that matters.

Sizing: I wear a 10.5 street shoe, size 44 Scarpa Vapor V, and 44.5 Scarpa Booster. All fit beautifully. No need to cram your feet into something so small, you can't feel the holds.

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theMJFwrote a review of on June 16, 2012

2 5

The screw locks open on their own!

I love the idea of using steel carabiners for a master point when top roping. They can put up with the abuse of being possibly the most-used hardware in my kit and I don't have to worry as much about them getting damaged if I less-than-carefully drop them over the edge when setting up, etc. And of course, they're stronger than any other item in my system. Total overkill. They should be the last master point carabiners I ever buy.

But here's the rub. I set up my master point with them opposite and opposed, screw the locks down tight, and get climbing. More than once, I've found the screw locks completely undone by the time I reach the top of my first ascent (I mark my biners with nail polish, so I can instantly see if they're unlocked). I assume it's caused by the movement as I climb. Really not cool. I don't trust these and returned them. The D-shape also often causes the two to not lie in the best orientation. Shame. I ordered some oval Petzl Oxans with Triact-lock gates elsewhere.

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