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Josh Spongberg

Josh Spongberg

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The Beehive State

Josh Spongberg's Passions

Biking
Hiking & Camping

Josh Spongberg's Bio

It is my ontological vocation to become more fully human and Utah is a great place to do so. Best seen from the saddle of a bike, the geological diversity of The Beehive State forever beckons wild man to shed his domesticity and come home to nature.

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Josh Spongberg

Josh Spongbergwrote a review of on April 2, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Selle SMP makes the best saddles that I have used. The curvature provides comfort, both in the upright and racing positions. This particular saddle (Nymber) has minimal padding. This can be compensated for with a high-quality chamois in your shorts. I have a waist of 36 inches and a saddle of 138-139mm works great for me.

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Josh Spongbergwrote a review of on March 7, 2019

5 5

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

These are the bibs that I instinctively grab when I'm going out on a 100-mile Saturday ride. I love the lightweight, forgiving material in the shoulder straps. The shorts have compression, but are not a race-compression. The chamois is substantial, without being too bulky. The top layer material on the chamois is such that creme is not needed. I machine-wash mine with sport wash in a lingerie bag, or by hand in the sink, and air dry. Take care of them, and they will last you many seasons.

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Josh Spongbergwrote a review of on March 6, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

I love this harness. I have a very skinny build, so its been hard to find a harness that fits really well. It does not have much padding, but it is still pretty comfortable for most belaying and climbing. If I was sitting in it all day I might get one that is more comfortable, but if you want one harness that does everything, this is it.

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Josh Spongbergwrote a review of on January 29, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

No pinching, no binding, no bunching. This is the closest I've come to the proverbial second skin. It uses a mesh material where you want to breathe and an aero material elsewhere. This gives a great balance of comfort and speed. The leg is a bit longer than normal, which reduces drag on the lower leg. The gripper is minimal and the laser cut opening is almost unnoticeable. I have skinny legs for my height, they may be more snug if your thighs are larger. I like the feeling of compression, but it takes some getting used to if you are new to cycling. The chamois is second to none, both in terms of comfort and durability. The floating top layer of the chamois means it can move across the rest of the chamois instead of dragging across your underside. You can ride all day long in these! You're going to feel like a pro in these bibs.

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Josh Spongberg

Josh Spongbergwrote a review of on January 29, 2019

5 5

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

No pinching, no binding, no bunching. This is the closest I've come to the proverbial second skin. It uses a mesh material where you want to breathe and an aero material elsewhere. This gives a great balance of comfort and speed. The sleeve is a bit longer than normal, which reduces drag on the upper arm. You're going to feel like a pro in this jersey.

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Josh Spongbergwrote a review of on January 29, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs small

Best shoe covers I have used. They do run small. I wear 46 and the XXL is perfect. Shoe covers that are too tight will wear out more quickly. Avoid this issue by getting a pair that stay put, but don't compress the shoe. I've ridden in these covers down to 30 degrees with a wool sock and they kept my feet off my mind.

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Josh Spongbergwrote a review of on January 4, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 220 lbs

There's a reason the Three Stripes have been around so long-- classic styling and timeless design. I bought these as casual shoes so I can't speak to their skateability, but they show no signs of coming apart.

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Josh Spongbergwrote a review of on January 4, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 220 lbs

Got these for my 5-yr-old. They are tough boots. Built to last. He'll outgrow them long before they wear out. Warm enough for all the Utah winters and waterproof for all the slush puddles. Easy to put on and take off.

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