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Adrian Montgomery

Adrian Montgomery

Sun Valley, Idaho

Adrian Montgomery's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Biking
Running
Yoga
Snowshoeing
Skiing

Adrian Montgomery's Bio

I've been riding bikes for over twenty years, been in R&D for bike products for half of that time. I enjoy several Winter sports and have a fascination with Splitboarding. I run occasionally, and ride enduro/motocross.

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Adrian Montgomerywrote a review of on April 27, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs small

These socks worked perfectly for my three year old, on and off the slopes. He wore these inside of his ski boots and was happy with their cushion, but no bulk in the boot. Also a great sock for romping around in snow boots. Stay dry and didn't shrink when placed in the dryer on high heat. Will be buying more!

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Adrian Montgomerywrote a review of on December 30, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 3' 2"
Weight: 35 lbs
Size Purchased: 4T

We're extremely satisfied with this product. We bought for our 3 YO as a base layer for skiing, he's super warm in it. The material is very soft even after many washes, and it doesn't shrink!! All the best qualities of wool for a kid. Highly recommended.

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Adrian Montgomerywrote a review of on December 30, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 3' 2"
Weight: 35 lbs
Size Purchased: 3T

I couldn't be happier with this purchase, we bought this as a base layer for our 3 YO to ski in. It fits really well, is soft to the touch and is bomber in the wash. This top has also been highly stain resistant (hot chocolate fails)and the material has never piled no matter how many times it rubs the velcro on the jacket cuffs. This product is very high quality and a must for young outdoor kids.

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Adrian Montgomerywrote a review of on December 30, 2015

2 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs small
Height: 3' 2"
Weight: 35 lbs
Size Purchased: 3T

We bought these in 3T and they were a little tight for our 3 YO, figured they'd be OK because we needed JR to be warm. Luckily we have a <1 YO to pass these down to because the 3T became 12 MO in a single wash. I'd suggest buying WAY bigger than you need. Also, they don't stay up that well. I'm a SmartWool fan but it appears there is room for improvement on this product.

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Adrian Montgomerywrote a review of on December 31, 2013

5 5

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

This is a quality garment, bottom line. The material is soft against the child's skin, the fit is accurate and it's keeping our kid warm under the outer layers. Love that it's all natural Merino Wool and especially love the tapered hood, so cute. This was a pretty expensive purchase but we felt it was well worth it, I mean mom and dad are wearing Merino why shouldn't child? The buttons seem cumbersome at first but it's nice there are no xippers to catch delicate skin in or cold metal next to baby's skin.

If you're serious about getting outside with your child, it's time to get serious about their layering. Step one is this romper.

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Adrian Montgomerywrote a review of on December 31, 2013

2 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: True to size

I returned this item before using it because we could not get them on our kid's feet. I said the product was true to size because the last was the right fit, but getting the foot past the upper into the last proved challenging. We ended up removing the liners and putting those on first, then sliding on the shell to even get them on our little one. This was too much for us, considering preparing to go outside means a whole lot of other equipment we opted not to wrestle these on our child's feet. Not sure if this is a problem for all small boots or just this brand but we're going to keep shopping.

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Adrian Montgomerywrote a review of on December 17, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The PF BB92 bottom bracket is intended for mountain bikes (compared to the PF BB86 made for road bikes). It's super easy to install since it's a press fit. The bearings quality is good, longevity dependent on riding conditions. Wet or sandy conditions will result in shorter bearing life.

Some things to consider: If you're installing in a carbon frame you might want to use carbon specific grease. It will reduce noise found later on down the trail.

Be particularly careful with the inner races during the install, they crack easily if misaligned in your press or if you decide to take action with a hammer.

Pay attention to the instructions regarding how to orient any spacers, your bike design and front derailleur type impact the BB spacing.

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Adrian Montgomerywrote a review of on December 16, 2013

Massive Clamping Force
4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

There is no better way to connect your splitty than with the K-Clips. If your board lacks rigidity this will improve it. It's re-assuring to feel the connection these clips offer.

That said there are some drawbacks. 1) The hardware may need to be modified. I ended up shortening some of the bolts to keep from having exposed threads above the nut. 2) These are SCREAMING for a glove-friendly pull tab. I'm really surprised at how hard it is to unlatch with a glove on.

Adjustable tension helps fine-tune the clamping force on your "skillfully" cut DIY or a variety of factory splits.

My entire quiver is upgraded to these, no exceptions for me.

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Adrian Montgomerywrote a review of on December 16, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have carried this tool in my pocket or in my pack for 5+ years now. I've used it to install new bindings in a pinch, tighten my setup on the hill, make changes to touring partners kit in the backcountry, you name it. I love how compact it is while remaining effective. Flip out the lever and you get enough torque to secure your bindings to the board. The ratchet ensures you always have the right leverage. There's two Phillips screwdriver bits for all the binding fastners, and a 10mm wrench to secure the other end of the screw. Secure lock means the bits won't go flying on the piste.

A staple in my kit, year after year.

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Adrian Montgomerywrote a review of on December 16, 2013

Ditch the Tubes, Flat Less
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is one hell of a deal for a set of "tubeless ready" lightweight and durable wheels. I tried several tires on this rim without issues mounting tubeless. I opted to use the Schwalbe Rocket Ron because without tubes it was very light. I found I can run lower pressure without pinch flatting. Rotational weight is quite low, I can only imagine what the higher end Stan's rims feel like. Bead holds really good, no burping. Pretty bomber.

This is my race set up since I have no tubulars, and truthfully I don't miss the glue when it's this easy. I'd say this wheelset could be your daily driver or race hoops and you wouldn't be disappointed in either case.

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Adrian Montgomerywrote a review of on December 16, 2013

3 5

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

When I first tried this on, I thought it was a much more expensive garment. The fit and the feel are pretty high end. It took several days of using it to realized it had elastic cuffs, the only feature that is low end. The jacket adequately repels water, fits great and looks much more expensive than it is. I'd say that's a win. For the price, it's hard to find a better value.

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Adrian Montgomerywrote a review of on December 16, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

If you're serious about ski tuning at home, this is the best way to bang out multiple tunes in a snap. I don't just have to look after my ski's, if mine need new wax then my wife's do too. I can line up 4 skis and hold them firmly while I clean the base, wax and scrape. There are no obstructions for your iron or tools, you get seamless pulls from tip-to-tail. A must have for the person who enjoys maintaining your own ski's. This will pay itself off in just a few tunes and you'll be amazed at how fast you can work with Pro tools. For sure beats dropping at a shop and waiting overnight. Crack open an adult beverage, get the iron hot and get involved with your equipment.

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Adrian Montgomerywrote a review of on December 16, 2013

You Need This Bike
4 5

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

You may not know it yet, but his is your next bike. Whether you have a Fatbike or considering your first, this is the penultimate Fatbike experience. The carbon frame is a magnificent form that is lightweight and functional. If you already have a Fatbike, then you crave a Borealis because it's lighter than whatever you're riding. If your the uninitiated then you can head straight to first class.

I rode this bike on singletrack that was packed down from other Fatbikes and hikers. Super fun, you're basically always in a drift. With <7 psi in the tires it was pretty good traction over bumps and could hold a line through a corner well. Not gonna lie, I laid it down a few times. I actually think this would be a great bike for flat pedals since you're pretty much always in a drift and then it's easy to plant a foot. I also pulled a trailer on a packed/plowed road. It felt under control on even the most slippery sections of road and even in 4" of fresh stuff.

Hits: Great looks, lightweight, geometry is spot on, excellent build for this price, great finish.

Misses: Handlebar is narrow. A bike of this prowess deserves a wider stance. Tires had some runout, I know it doesn't affect the ride really but it makes the product feel cheap. I'd have liked slightly lower gearing for deeper snow/slower speeds. Cable actuated brakes, while reasonably priced, had very little modulation and were noisy in the cold.

Don't pass GO, don't collect $200, go directly to the checkout and cash in on the Fat fun.

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Adrian Montgomerywrote a review of on December 9, 2013

Furiously Fast
3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is a race tire, pure and simple. If you're not running a number plate there is little need for this tire. It rolls extremely fast, is incredibly light and accelerates quickly. This comes at the expense of braking traction and flat prevention. If you are a "late braker" you'll find this tire cannot adequately bite under braking loads and may require longer distances to slow down. But, if you manage your speed and avoid hitting the binders full noise it carries speed very well. Because the rotational weight is very low it spins up quickly, a couple of pedal strokes and this thing is whizzing. This tire has surprising cornering traction, the side lugs hold pretty well if you set up for the corner well.

If you're riding in sharp rocks or anywhere that can compromise your sidewall this may not be a training tire or daily driver. the sidewalls are very thin. But if you need an advantage for a race, this may be the tire for you.

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Adrian Montgomerywrote a review of on December 5, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This could power your house in emergency. Goal Zero is so On It with respect to clean, quiet energy to keep your adventure going off the grid. I was so impressed with this system when combined with the Boulder solar panels you literally charge all day from the sun and party all night. Because of the weight, a more permanent install on the tent trailer or in your rig is advised.

Stop being the annoying and noisy generator person, get Goal Zero

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Adrian Montgomerywrote a review of on November 28, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

We ordered one of these for our 15 month old. He wears it when we take him outside in the cold. Whether in the baby jogger, the chariot or just playing in the snow our boy stays toasty warm. The sleeves are longer but the baffles allow them to shorten, I think is keeps the coat from riding up the sleeve and exposing skin.. We'll though out cut, nice zipper cover to keep the chin from feeling the zipper pull. Very nice garment. Highly recommended for outdoor family's. A cheaper coat might compromise their warmth and coverage. Though not waterproof it still remains warm when wet from falling snow or rolling in snow, all activities I'd recommend.

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