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Evan Grott

Evan Grott

Gearhead

Wasatch Mountains, Moab

Evan Grott's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Biking
Running
Skiing

Evan Grott's Bio

I'm orginally from a small town in upstate New York. I moved out to Utah in September of 10' and am loving every second of it. I had the best ski season of my life this past year and am looking forward to many more.

Evan Grott

Evan Grottwrote a review of on April 9, 2018

Doctor; Doctor
4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

long story short id just like to leave a pros and cons to this rack.
Pros:
-easy install to vehicle
-adjustable so bikes will never touch (front back and side to side) also if you own a truck (when tail gate is lowered you can adjust so the tailgate wont hit the rack.
-additional bike (option to buy an add on)
-comes with locks
-bottle opener on rack (key for after the ride)
-holds almost all bikes, minus 20in bikes
-bash guard for underneath the nob that tightens into the hitch. (drainage's and other off road obstacles have been known to really take a beating on hitch racks yakima put a steel fin below the nob that tightens the rack to the hitch to insure that you dont just blast off the nob)

Cons:
-locks stowaway system is left to be desired.
-when bikes are on rack it has a little bit of play
-long enduro style bikes sometimes dont fit the greatest becasue the tray itself isnt terribly long so the front tire doesnt always sit in there with great confidence. longer trips i will Voille strap the front wheel into the tray as well just in case.

All in all i would suggest it to other people, there is still some small improvements to be done but Yakima thought this one out for sure

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Evan Grottwrote a review of on April 9, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

it is typically bone dry out here in Utah, but once in a blue moon i leave this state and ride other places where it likes to rain, and when it does it never fails that i end up with mud in my eye. this little guy at least knocks down some of that product that likes to fly when the trails are a little moist.

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Evan Grottwrote a review of on April 9, 2018

3 5

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

ive had side pull cages before, but this one just doesnt seem to hold my camelbak podium bottle like other cages ive had in the past. there is a noticeable gap when the bottle is "in the cage" wondering how many bottles ill lose this season...

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Evan Grottwrote a review of on April 9, 2018

Retro
4 5

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

skinwalls are the bike version of a 1957 Bel air with white walls. If you dont know what im talking about then these tires just might not be for you.
These tires are classy and retro yet still rip. similar foot print to a Maxxis Highroller, they roll quick and have substantial grip. waiting to see how the actual sidewall holds up compared to a classic black wall

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Evan Grottwrote a review of on April 9, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

pros:
-massive footprint so your able to have some wiggle room
-huge spikes, so that when you slip a pedal it drives deep into the shin
-medals (flat pedals win medals) duh.

Cons:
-large footprint likes to tag rocks as you a riding pedal placement is key
-they dont come with extra pins when one or two will enviably end up in your shin.

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Evan Grottwrote a review of on March 7, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

i buy a few of these a summer, they either bounce out of my water bottle cage on a ride or i leave them at a resting spot on the trail. perfect amount of water for a short ride and i like the jet valve, the bottle can always be left open but will avoid spills, perfect for high endurance activities.

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Evan Grottwrote a review of on March 7, 2018

5 5

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

size is spot on, the blue/white color is perfect. I like to think the color is more of an old man blue, typical to what you would expect with new balance which is what I wanted. no complaints as of yet, seem to be holding up just fine. the blue suede doesnt do as bad as a job as i had though with scuffs and things of that nature.

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Evan Grottwrote a review of on January 2, 2018

4 5

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

I use these while i need to stand in the cold for long periods of time without moving much. they are a saver when it is freezing cold. Wool is obviously great and fends off smells pretty well which is nice. fit is on point.

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Evan Grottwrote a review of on January 2, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Keeps drinks hot or keeps them cold. Insulated mug with a lid to keep contents from spilling. just as good as competitors, if anything id be stoked if it didnt do an amazing job! i prefer to be able to drink my coffee when i actually make it. not an hour and a half after because its too hot to drink.

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Evan Grottwrote a review of on December 15, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The Cleaver has taken Powder Magazines skiers choice this season as well as Freeskier Magazines Editors pick! If you are looking for a ski that seems to be closing in on a "one ski quiver" for this less then spectacular season start than this is the ski!
- handmade in the tetons this ski is reinforced with a titanal strip running the length of the core, this helps make the ski a little more damp so you charge through that variable terrain they like to call crud. The Cleaver likes to make pretty large turns, and finds it home at chasing your local resorts best fall line skiing, The cleaver loves speed, making smooth turns and allowing you to find your own inner speed limit.

please feel free to reach out directly if you have any questions with the Cleaver. its easily one of my favorite directional skis out there and have had a helping hand in design of this ski!

egrott@backcountry.com

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Evan Grottwrote a review of on December 12, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

The Bighorn 96 is an all mountain twin tip that rips anywhere from the bumps to groomers and even a few laps through the park will have you cheesin from ear to ear. I typically ski on the big brother to this ski (bighorn106) on a trip back east this fall i had the chance to take out the 96s and was completely floored. playful yet stable at all speeds. easily able to do butters if thats your cup of tea. stiff enough underfoot to go big and fast. Check out some of the full reviews of this ski with an award from Freeskier (editors pick) and a solid review from newschoolers! also please feel free to reach out to me directly if you have any other questions.

egrott@backcountry.com

https://freeskier.com/gear/sego-big-horn-96-skis-2017-2018
https://www.newschoolers.com/news/read/The-Roofbox-Reviews-2018-Sego-Big-Horn-96

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Evan Grottwrote a review of on October 18, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The Big Horn 106s have been my go to ski for the past season. It is a ski that can handle high speeds, big airs, and rip groomers. You will find yourself having a blast on this ski whether it be a day your local hill didn't receive any snow last night too oh my god its waist deep. The Big Horn does a surprisingly good job floating in the deep stuff and is playful all around the hill.
Please feel free to reach out to me direct if there are any detailed questions on any of the Sego line. I have had a helping hand in building and shaping a lot of these skis that are all handmade in Victor, ID.
you can email me direct at egrott@backcountry.com

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