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Brock Price

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Brock Pricewrote a review of on May 18, 2018

5 5

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

The Silverine bib shorts have been around a while, and for a good reason. They are awesome! The Cirro chamois pad is a dense material that works great on longer rides. My favorite part of these bibs are the straps. The straps have a lot of stretch to them. They hold everything in place well but they do not tug on my shoulders like other bibs with firmer straps. The straps are also wide and soft, really comfortable bibs overall.

I am 5'11 185 lbs with 44in chest and size XL fits me well. Giordana clothing runs a bit small.

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Brock Pricewrote a review of on May 17, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I highly recommend these shorts. They are super comfortable. It comes down to the 4-way stretch material. The 4-way stretch allows the best freedom of movement of any shorts I've tried to date. Overall quality of the materials and the stitching is good too.

Well-thought-out features include:

deep zippered pockets
right pocket has a padded cell phone sleeve
sturdy hook and loop velcro waist adjustments
ventilation holes to keep you cool

The inseam on these shorts is a bit longer. It comes down just past my knees, which works great for knee pads. These shorts work really well with liner shorts/bibs as well. For a similar short with shorter inseam check out the Ion Traze AMP.

I am 5'11, 185 lbs with 34" waist and the Large fit me perfectly.

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Brock Pricewrote a review of on May 17, 2018

5 5

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

I highly recommend these shorts. They are super comfortable. It comes down to the 4-way stretch material. The 4-way stretch allows the best freedom of movement of any shorts I've tried to date. Overall quality of the materials and the stitching is good too.

Well-thought-out features include:

deep zippered pockets
right pocket has a padded cell phone sleeve
sturdy hook and loop velcro waist adjustments
ventilation holes to keep you cool

The inseam on these shorts is a good length too. It comes down right to my knee, perfect for most types of riding. These shorts work well with lower profile knee pads. For a similar short with longer inseam check out the Ion Scrub AMP.

I am 5'11, 185 lbs with 34" waist and the Large fit me perfectly.

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Brock Pricewrote a review of on April 23, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Review is on behalf of my wife who has been riding these tires. She is 150 lbs and a pretty aggressive rider.

The Wild AM has been an excellent tire so far. The tread pattern kind of resembles a motocross front tire . The tread pattern and sticky rubber compound work together to offer superior grip in all conditions. Everything from hard pack to greasy mud I've been impressed by the grip. Most of my time was spent on dry and loose conditions where the tire excelled. Durability and puncture resistance were a concern since this tire is relatively light for an aggressive tire at 800 grams. After 4 months of abuse and countless jagged rocks scraping the sidewall this thing is still holding air.

My favorite thing about this tire is how smoothly it transitions to the cornering knobs. Mounted on a 29mm internal width rim this tire has a pretty round shape which helps the transition to the side knobs feel seamless when you're leaning into corners.

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Brock Pricewrote a review of on April 9, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

The ELMNT Mini is a great cycling computer if you are just looking for basic functions like speed and distance, as well as a quick means to upload ride data to Strava or other apps. I use it for mountain biking and it works great because all I really need is speed and distance. It's great because the computer itself is very small/unobtrusive yet still has a large enough display to easily read the screen with a quick glance.

The device connects to your phone via Bluetooth. After your ride the Mini will automatically upload ride data to Strava, Training Peaks, or any other compatible apps that you have linked to your Wahoo account. I found this feature useful because I often forget to pull out my phone and end my ride on Strava.

If you want the computer to display speed and distance in real time you must use the included speed sensor. It can't pull this info from your phone. It will still track your speed and distance for post-ride analysis but won't display it in real time without the sensor paired. If you are using the speed sensor you don't necessarily have to carry your phone. That being said, this computer does work best if you carry your phone on your ride with you. Most people seem to do this these days anyway.

I would have given it a 5 star review but the computer came with a dead battery in the speed sensor right out of the package. I tried several times to pair the sensor and computer and finally decided to replace the battery, which solved the issue. At that point the sensor paired right away.

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Brock Pricewrote a review of on February 24, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

My quiver of different shoes consistently shrinks over the years as I find myself reaching for the Moccs more and more for basically any type of climbing. They're the standard for crack, comfy for long trad days, easy to take on and off at the gym, and sensitive and grippy for precise slabbing and sport climbing.

Like any shoe, they'll feel clunky and stiff out of the box, but once they break in and you'll be in love. I find they stretch at least a full size (maybe more). Even with fairly crammed toes while new, they eventually stretch into a nearly flat toe. They'll also conform to the shape of your foot pretty well too.

Unless you know yourself to prefer stiff sole shoes, just get a pair and see what you've been missing.

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Brock Pricewrote a review of on January 3, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The Cane Creek 40 headset is my go-to for most bike builds. It costs half as much as other headsets and works really well. If you ride in wet, sloppy conditions then you may consider the double-sealed 110 series headset but otherwise this should do the trick!

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Brock Pricewrote a review of on January 3, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

At first I was unsure about these grips as they turned out to be quite a bit more squishy than I expected. After a few rides I got used to them and they turned out to be pretty comfortable. If you prefer a thinner, low profile grip these are probably not the best choice. But if you want a grip with some cushion that comes in multiple awesome colors these would be a good choice. They are a bit larger than average circumference which is good for medium to large hands.

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Brock Pricewrote a review of on January 3, 2018

Looks great and feels solid
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This stem looks really good on the bike if you're looking to do some color accenting. It feels stiffer and way more solid that my last stem which was narrow and had a narrow faceplate width. I was surprised how much the Cavity stem improved the feel of my cockpit. This stem is burly and confidence-inspiring but the weight is still reasonable.

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Brock Pricewrote a review of on January 3, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The Team GXP bottom bracket with steel bearings is a good value. Installation is a cinch and so far the BB has held up well. I had it on my last bike for well over a year and the bearings were still spinning freely when I sold the bike. This is for 68 or 73mm BSA shells and SRAM GXP cranksets.

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Brock Pricewrote a review of on December 22, 2017

5 5

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

These are exactly what I was looking for in a touring pant. So many awesome features at a great price. Good pockets are surprisingly hard to come across, but OR nails it with the Skyward. Beacon, phone, everything has its place. I also really like the leg vents and the removable suspenders. The fit is slim, but not tight or constricting. These are an easy decision.

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Brock Pricewrote a review of on December 22, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The Vapor is so light and fits really well, even with a beanie on. You truly don't even notice it's there, which means there's no reason to not always be wearing it around the crag or in the alpine. Minor dents and scratches will happen fairly easily if it gets tossed around, but it's not too much of a problem.

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