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B-Man 518

B-Man 518

Pueblo, CO

B-Man 518's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Biking
Climbing

B-Man 518's Bio

I currently reside in Pueblo Colorado, just a few miles away from the Front Range Rocky Mountain Range. I live for bike riding and ride every chance I get.

B-Man 518

B-Man 518wrote a review of on December 22, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 205 lbs
Size Purchased: XL

I love Yeti's products and these "jerseys" don't disappoint, I bought 2 of them in different colors, one long sleeve and one short sleeve. I'll start out by saying I haven't actually worn these on a ride, but I have to dress business casual for work and these "jerseys" look great, feel great, breath very well, and let me show a little Yeti pride around the office. I'm 6'4" and the XL covers my torso well without being too long or too short, and the long sleeve version, the sleeves are perfect length for me. Besides being very comfortable to wear all day I really like the built in sun glasses wipe on the inside of the left front shirt tail, freaking brilliant design element! The discrete and hidden pockets are pretty awesome too for stashing your wallet or phone without it falling out while on the go. I'll probably wear one of them on a ride this spring just because, but for now they're one of my favorite shirts to wear to the office.

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B-Man 518wrote a review of on December 22, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 205 lbs
Size Purchased: XL

I love Yeti's products and these "jerseys" don't disappoint, I bought 2 of them in different colors, one long sleeve and one short sleeve. I'll start out by saying I haven't actually worn these on a ride, but I have to dress business casual for work and these "jerseys" look great, feel great, breath very well, and let me show a little Yeti pride around the office. I'm 6'4" and the XL covers my torso well without being too long or too short, and the long sleeve version, the sleeves are perfect length for me. Besides being very comfortable to wear all day I really like the built in sun glasses wipe on the inside of the left front shirt tail, freaking brilliant design element! The discrete and hidden pockets are pretty awesome too for stashing your wallet or phone without it falling out while on the go. I'll probably wear one of them on a ride this spring just because, but for now they're one of my favorite shirts to wear to the office.

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B-Man 518wrote a review of on November 1, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

The first sentence of the description is spot on! I rode for years without knee pads and as my riding got more progressive so did my wounds when it went wrong. I ride everywhere, on every kind of terrain, hot or cold. So when I finally decided to get some knee pads I didn't want anything bulky, interfered with my pedaling, had to breathe well in the hot weather, but provided me some protection. I've owned them for a little over a month now and I've used them on about 15 different rides ranging from XC, to good ole all mountain riding, to some gnarly downhill and they have done everything I was looking for a knee pad to do for me. They're light weight so they stay in place all day and do not to interfere with my pedaling, they breath well as not to be ridiculously hot, and best of all they protect you knee in the event of an unfortunate dismount. If you're looking for a good knee pad to wear wherever you ride, this is your pad!

For sizing reference since it wasn't an option in the pull-down menu of the review, I'm 6'4" 205lbs and I got the XL/XXL

I will state that I did not but these knee pads from backcountry as because of the aforementioned reasons I wanted to try on several different items and put them through the paces before deciding on a product. However, I purchase a ridiculous amount of product from backcountry and I value the reviews of those who use the gear when considering purchasing a product so here's my two cents on these knee pads.

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B-Man 518wrote a review of on October 21, 2016

Buttery smooth spinning!
5 5

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

Got this BB to replace my old, not quite worn out but definitely needing some help, BB. The old one was also a Shimano, came on the bike lasted about a year or so through some gnarly riding, and since Shimano has always done well for me I selected this one as the successor. I honestly didn't expect much above and beyond the old one, figured this one was just a new version of the one I had, but man this BB is nice and smooth! Installed with 0 problems and works great with my M8000 crank set. For the price, you can't beat it!

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B-Man 518wrote a review of on October 15, 2016

5 5

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

After much debate I finally decided to get away from clips after have been using them for the last 4 years. I really like the crank brothers brand, both sets of my clip in pedals were crank brother and they never let me down. So when I started looking for a platform pedal I knew I wanted something that was grippy and had replaceable pins, as I've done flats before in the past that don't have replaceable tread pins and after about a season 90% of them are broken off from rocks and tree roots. I finally decided on this pedal, and I couldn't be happier! I'm using them with the 5.10 Maltese Falcon shoe with the Stealth rubber, and with the pins adjusted out about 2 turns from where the come out of the box. My feet stay so planted on these pedals I didn't miss the clips for 1 second. If you're looking for a good set of platforms I highly recommend these !

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B-Man 518wrote a review of on August 27, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 5"
Weight: 210 lbs
Size Purchased: 34

When I was first looking at these shorts I was thinking they're really expensive they better be really nice. Turns out they're absolutely amazing riding shorts! As an added bonus the inner compression / padded shorts are removable so you can wear them with any other shorts or pants you like. The Altitude shorts themselves are a kind of stretchy fabric as so they're not restrictive in any way. I've used these shorts riding everything from downhill to XC trails and they work equally great for both, absolutely no restrictions when pedaling up the hills or ripping it down the hills. I don't recall if it's mentioned anywhere in the description, but they also have two Velcro adjustments for waist to make sure they fit just right. Probably my new favorite shorts in my closet, even over my Fox Demo shorts which I used to wear all the time, I'll probably pick up another pair when they go on sale again!

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B-Man 518wrote a review of on July 31, 2016

5 5

If you're looking at these CO2 canisters wondering if they'll work in your threaded CO2 tire inflator the answer is yes they do! Even though they're advertised for beverages, I've had zero issues using them on the trail to repair a flat tire, and best of all they're a little cheaper than the canisters marketed for trail use.

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B-Man 518wrote a review of on July 31, 2016

Great rotor!
5 5

I bought these to replace the worn out and bent factory Formula rotors my bike came with stock. I've got these rotors paired with EBC's green formula pads and I noticed a huge difference in stopping power over my old rotors the first lever pull! I assume they stay cool enough, I've never bothered to bail off the bike and touch the rotor or bad to see how warm they really are after a long descent, but I've never had brake fade issues with these rotors.

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B-Man 518wrote a review of on April 14, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 5"
Weight: 220 lbs
Size Purchased: XL

I love these jerseys, I have 2 of them, and since I've purchased them I'm wearing one when I go for a ride. They're lightweight and plenty breathable for my preferences, even on the warmer days. As with any clothing, the black does get warm in the direct sun so keep that in mind. I've seen a lot of reviews about the neck hole being too small to get over one's head, and I've experienced no such problems with either of my jerseys. I'm giving Fox 2 thumbs up on these!

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B-Man 518wrote a review of on November 5, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Make sure you pay attention to what the Yakima website recommends for your vehicle or you'll end up ordering the wrong thing like I did. I messed up and ordered the 1B, because it's 1/2 the price of the 2B, and shows 2 racks in the picture. I now know the 1B means there's only 1 bar in the box... So after ordering the 2nd bar, got it all hooked up and I couldn't be happier! Mounted right up to the preexisting roof mount holes in my Subaru Forester (with the footprint kit that's sold separately). It holds our two mountain bikes with no problems, and doesn't make any popping or clunking noises going around corners like I've experienced with other brand racks. The only wind noise I've noticed from the racks is when there is a nasty crosswind, but I honestly think the wind noise comes more from my Yakima Fork Lifts rather than the Whispbars. I'd highly recommend these to anyone who hauls anything on their roof!

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B-Man 518wrote a review of on October 2, 2012

5 5

I've been wearing DCs for the last 8 years, everything from phases to Serums. After my last pair of Serums wore out on me I decided to try out some Thirtytwos, and I'm glad I did! These boots feel like you've put on your favorite pair of house slippers to go shred in, but they connect you to the board like it was part of your body. I've never felt a boot that has the feel and board response of these boots. I ride everything from pipe and park to back country heli trips, and I can honestly say that after riding first chair to last call, my feet are glad I'm wearing these boots!

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B-Man 518wrote a review of on February 25, 2009

5 5

This is my 2nd pair of K2 bindings, I previously owned the Cinch CTS bindings which are totally awesome by the way! I was looking for a pair for a new board I got and wanted a traditional binding. I use these on my back country board and LOVE THEM! Super comfortable, the straps don't make your foot feel funny, or have any chance of breaking due to stupid screws that hold the straps together and break after 3 runs like others tend to do. Very solid construction, super lightweight and it DOES have the adjustable toe plate. I'll never buy another Burton product again, K2 all the way for me!

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