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D-rock

D-rock's Passions

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Biking
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Climbing
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D-rock's Bio

ski, ride, surf, slay, hot rod and hope my daughter grows up to like it all too!

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D-rockwrote a review of on August 8, 2017

4 5

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

Let me start off by saying I really like Giro helmets. For skiing and cycling there fit and quality have been great and withstood the tests of time. The Switchblade is a bit of an odd ball for me, I like the concept but part of me thinks if you can just wear a regular fullface or an open face trail helmet. Getting the helmet over your ears is a very tight fit, unless you spread out the shell by pulling on the chin straps. In my opinion the chinbar is angled too far down exposing a large portion of my face. If I were to take a bad digger I fell like the chin bar would not protect my face and simply deflect out of the way. Adjustment on the back of the helmet works pretty well to tighten/loosen the padding. I think for some select riders this helmet is a great option especially if you want to have just one helmet in the quiver to go along with your one AM bike. If you are a rider who has a quiver of trail bikes, AM, DH and DJ i'd say just get a dedicated trail helmet and a dedicated fullface.

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D-rockwrote a review of on March 20, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 200 lbs
Size Purchased: 11.5

Out of the box, these shoes fit nice and snug, giving me the good impression that they will conform with my foot while still giving me enough room in toe box. With shoes you will actually be running in I always recommend going up a half to full size bigger than what you'd wear in street shoes. The cleats on these things are serious. If you plan on hiking or running in muddy or soft conditions I'd give these a serious look.

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D-rockwrote a review of on March 1, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 200 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

The silver color makes me feel like a cross between an astronaut and the great Michael Jackson himself. They do run a bit on the short side if you are 6ft + . These joggers are more at home in the gym then wearing casually.

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D-rockwrote a review of on December 17, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size
Size Purchased: Medium

The word with my co-workers is that they all love smart wool socks. These seem to blend a traditional wool sock with an athletic compression sock. Much thinner than you'd expect but with the great reviews I'm optimistic they will keep you warm.

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D-rockwrote a review of on December 17, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 130 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

If you don't own long underwear for lounging, skiing, camping or wearing to the liquor store you should get some. These are soft, the print is nice and I'm pretty sure the wife will like them on Xmas Eve.

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D-rockwrote a review of on December 17, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 130 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

Gave to wife as Xmas gift. It's a nice jacket, runs true to size. Perfect if you want lightweight shell to repel water. Everyone knows north face is great but price difference is huge, this jacket seems to be the perfect balance and the color looks great.

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D-rockwrote a review of on December 17, 2016

4 5

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

Used once so far to tune the cx bike. Least expensive on the site. You will need an Allen to break it down all the way but if you have a bike chances you have Allen wrenches. Stable enough for me. If you plan on wrenching professionally I can see how the spring loaded pin at base might give out

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D-rockwrote a review of on October 5, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: Runs small
Height: 6'
Weight: 194 lbs
Size Purchased: XL

Whether its running or cycling I'm a fan of Pearl Izumi products. Not always the least expensive, quality and fit are usually among the best. They nailed the colors, just the right amount of flair and safety without going over the top. I would agree that fitment is off. 6' 190ish lbs wearing the XL, the torso length is too short and the sleeves are too long. As someone who has long arms it doesn't make much sense to me, quite a bit of fabric bunched up.

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