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Anonymouswrote a review of on February 28, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 180 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

This high quality cycling jersey is perfect for those cooler temp rides; the best time to spin, IMO. The jersey's classic, understated, design is refreshing... you can confidently walk into a coffee shop not feeling like Captain Spandex. Pedal Ed's sizing is pretty lax so don't expect an XL to fit like a race fit youth XS. I made the mistake of sizing up when I didn't need to. Oh, and it's Merino Wool -- the best kind of wool... both soft and durable.

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Anonymouswrote a question about on February 8, 2017

Believe or not, it's hard to find a cycling jacket that fits this niche. This Espresso jacket looks great but, the Castelli items I've owned in the past are poor quality -- the decals are cheap and rub off, zippers break easily, and seams tear easily. Has Castelli improved their quality or is this jacket just another expensive item that looks great on the mannequin but ends up in the back of the closet?

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Anonymouswrote a review of on December 5, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I used to be a devout Look Keo rider until the springs went out on my second set. I'm not a huge Shimano fan but thought I'd give these pedals a try based on rave reviews and the sleek design. These pedals are great -- engineered perfectly to keep your feet clipped in when you want them to be and clipped out when that red light outlasts your track stand.

I haven't had to fuss with the tension as they come out of the box ready to ride. The cleats that come with these pedals still look new, despite plenty of walking. A great quality product.

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Anonymouswrote a review of on November 26, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

For the last ten years I've been riding integrated Deda Elementi Alanera bars; I loved them but didn't like that I couldn't change the reach without buying a whole new set... in addition, the Dedas were fairly heavy (in today's standards) and looked outdated. The 3Ts had everything I was looking for in an upgraded bar -- great looking, modern, and very light. The 3t Aeronova Team handlebars bars exceeded my expectations in two main areas: a) extremely aero (it is hard to articulate but, you can actually feel them slicing through the passing air), and, b) these bars offer numerous grip positions.

In my opinion, the Aeronova's are well worth the price; considering handlebars are a critical contact point with your bike. I advise only wrapping these bars up to the point where the internal cable routing is exposed -- personally, I love the smooth feeling of carbon.

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Anonymouswrote a review of on November 26, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Overstated elegance, style, comfort, sportiness and performance with a long and glorious heritage. Yes, the Grand Turismo looks like a rolling billboard but, what is lacks in subtlety, it makes up for in comfort and performance -- think of an exotic sports sedan. There seems to be a trend toward frames that inspire riders to pedal long distances; for this you'll want a supple stead (it can take up to a 28mm tyre to absorb any road cabbage) that is fun to ride. The Wilier GTR SL does this exceptionally well. The bike's handling and acceleration is superb (granted, not on par with a full-on race machine); truly a pleasure to ride. While I'm not a huge fan of the frame's graphics, it does have a very sporty look and feel; unlike some "grandpa bikes" that compete in this category.

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Anonymouswrote a review of on November 26, 2016

Holy Trinity
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This wheelset checked all the boxes for me -- aero, wide, and tubeless ready. Sure they're not as light or sexy as your boutique full carbon wheels -- your DB cycling friends aren't likely to covet them -- but they are relatively inexpensive and well designed. Hed has been selling quality wheels for over 20 years and anyone who has owned a set will attest to the quality that goes into them. The Jet Black's bearings roll smooth and they sound great (don't expect to be overwhelmed by the sound of your freehub).

According to Hed, the Jet Blacks have "sealed cartridge bearings front and rear, 2 front, 2 in the hub shell rear and two in the cassette body. There are 45 ratchet teeth (up from 24 on older model hubs) and five pawls (three on older hubs). More pawls spread the driven load to a larger area in the cassette body and more ratchet teeth make quicker engagement from coasting to driving the wheel.
Black wheels use a straight pull spoke system on the rear wheel. Compared to the hooked spoke configuration on the lower end wheels in our line it makes a stiffer wheel (less windup under load) and is handsome to boot."

Buy these wheels if you're looking to invest in a great wheelset for yourself and aren't worried about impressing other riders on your group spin. It's not difficult to find someone trying to unload high-end all carbon tubular hoops... riders lured by marketing rather than qualities inherent in a quality set of wheels designed for everyday use.

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Anonymouswrote a review of on November 24, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Great straps... very easy to use. In Boyscouts they wouldn't let us eat until we successfully proved we could tie certain knots. Well guess what B*t(hes... I purged all my knot tying knowledge after my schooner sank and I learned I could use straps, not ropes and knots, to dangle my levitating sleeping pod. After a hard day's hike, it's nice knowing your sleeping arrangements are as simple as finding two sturdy trees and pushing a strap through a loop. Whomever invented these straps should wear a medal; ceremoniously awarded to them by none other than Prez Elec Orange Hitler.

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Anonymouswrote a review of on November 21, 2016

5 5

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

The Kask's subtle matte black finish doesn't try to compete with my Attaquer 'Bird Watching' kit... good thing cause the Attaquer wins every time. You simply won't find a better fitting helmet -- the rare bump that does sneak past my IsoSpeed decoupler is no match for the pre-dialed placement of my sexy Protone brain bucket. My only complaint, which is a small one, relates to the helmet's inability to house my Oakley Blade Trinity sunglasses when I'm rocking it sans shades.

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Anonymouswrote a review of on October 28, 2016

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

For me, it's never a hard decision: I always outfit my bikes with quality "Made in Germany" Conti rubber. You can tell it's good quality rubber by the way it smells when you pull it from the box. MMMMMM. These tires were a rare disappointment and hopefully not a trend for Continental... I was concerned with the "made in Taiwan" label paired with a rubber/plastic mixture feeling of the tire. The tires simply don't grip the trail like a quality rubber tire should. Instead of absorbing and gripping the trail, the tires seem to ride on top of the track; bouncing and sliding off the roughage. Oh, and the Trail Kings don't have the great scent of fine black chili induced rubber. MMMMMM

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Anonymouswrote a review of on July 6, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 180 lbs
Size Purchased: Adjustable

This helmet saved my life when I misjudged a turn and fell from a 5ft high bridge at 17mph; the back of my head hitting full force against a boulder. What more can you ask from a helmet? Now it's time for a new bucket and I don't even need to shop around.

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Anonymouswrote a review of on December 9, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

An ultra-light weight ski that bubbles with personality… given its weight class, anyway.

Hannibal’s minimalist wood core, laced with carbon stringers, stores and releases enough energy to make a day on the groomer enjoyable; although, I wouldn’t recommend them as resort-only planks. These skis really impress when you throw on a pair of seal skins in quest of untracked realty. If paired with technical bindings and TLT boots, your split-boarding friends (why do you continue to hang out with these guys?) will be in awe of your ability to mountain goat up the 15% slopes with your Hannibals underfoot.

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Anonymouswrote a question about on September 15, 2015

Does the K2 and/or the La Sportiva climbing skin hardware fit the Fischer Hannibal ski's attachment points? I've read lackluster reviews about Fischer's $250 skins which are made specifically for the ski. Of course, the skins made by K2 and La Sportiva didn't rate any better. I'm also wondering if a solution would be the La Sportiva skin hardware attached to a pair of BD mohairs?

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Anonymouswrote a review of on February 25, 2008

5 5

Pair these bad boys with a set of Marker Duke bindings and Garmont Axon boots and you've got the ultimate, shred-anything, setup. Yep, spend Saturday in the terrain park brushing up on the tricks and Sunday testing them out in the deep POW of the backcountry. The noses of these skis taper up gradually over several cms; lifting you straight to the surface of the snow. The tails turn more dramatically. A well-designed sidecut ensures a fun ride on the groomers without taking away from the ski's float; 98cm underfoot suddenly feels easy to maneuver on the hard pack. Nordica offers you a choice of mounting "air" or "ride." I went for more of a center (air) mount and I'm glad I did. Oh, the Enforcer's attention-grabbing graphics are an added bonus.

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Anonymouswrote a review of on February 25, 2008

5 5

I fully expect to still be wearing these gloves in 30 + years -- making the cost, on an annualized basis, just $1.67/year. Much less than a pack of Lucky Strikes. With a stylish two-tone leather construction, I also expect them to take on a nice patina over time; a functional reminder of all the chutes, hucks, and travels I've experienced over time. Seriously, these gloves rock! They breath well and retain natural body heat. What more can you ask from a glove? The Fall Line's short under-the-sleeve elastic cuff and minimalist design will sell you on the idea that good handwear doesn't need to be bulky and should never involve battery packs. I'm convinced that Hestra has fully mastered the art of glove making during the company's 70 year history. In my granddaddy's words, those are some "handsome" work gloves. WTF?

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Anonymouswrote a review of on January 9, 2008

5 5

The length of these skis are enough to intimidate anyone. But I suggest you show these girls who's in charge if you do make the commitment to click them on to your feet -- if you don't take them for a ride, they'll certainly take you for one. The Pimp is designed for a classic mount but, at 193, the ski's long tail takes some getting used to.

Atomic's kinetic core -- I'm assuming "kinetic" is a fancy word for foam -- makes for a light ski that rocks in the fresh stuff and glides through chop. However, the Pimps lack personality on the groomers; where the ability to store and release energy is everything.

A great novelty ski for those of us lucky enough to have a nearly full quiver.

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Anonymouswrote a review of on January 2, 2008

5 5

These skis are like a good woman -- no matter how tempted you are to ride something else, something just keeps you coming back. I find every excuse I can to slide these sleek boys out of my quiver.

With almost a 30m turn radius, the Gotamas aren't meant for tight spaces; they are in their element in wide open terrain, preferably floating several feet atop the untracked white stuff.

But don't think these skis are afraid of the groomers. Sure, they aren't lighting fast; but they're a blast arcing powerful GS turns on the cords. It is amazing how much power can be stored and then released in Volkl's solid wood core. And with so much meat underneath, you feel confident in all your landings.

My only complaint with the Gotama is that, similar to a boy on bris, this ski doesn't like to hold a skin.

Don't bother looking any further; these are the ultimate boards for surfing the white horse!

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Anonymouswrote a review of on December 28, 2007

5 5

Nobody does down fill like MontBell! The materials used in this jack stretch to fit one's shape exactly. When you first put it on you feel all puffy like that little fat kid from South Park, CO but, within minutes, you are truly one with your winter layer.

As others have stated, at first I thought this jacket was short in the back. But this no longer bothers me; I actually like the shorter fit. I'm assuming MontBell made the shorter back so the jacket could be used under a weatherproof shell (no need to have your insulating layer hang out).

I checked out this lesser-known brand after owning a MontBell hugger sleeping bag. This jacket contains the same quality and warmth as MontBell's bags. The only downside is I never want to take it off; even indoors. Nothing quite compares to the natural warmth captured by real goose feathers! And it is nice not wearing the same brand name (Arc'teryx, Marmot, Patagonia, Mountain Hardware, The North Face) garment as everyone else at the cafe and lift line.

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