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Kevin K

Kevin K

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SLC, UT

Kevin K's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Biking
Snowshoeing

Kevin K

Kevin Kwrote a review of on March 4, 2019

4 5

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

My second set of rear-entry bindings after trying out a set of entry-level Flow bindings. These feel way more responsive than my first set and with a bit of forgiveness to boot. Took a few runs to get them set to the right adjustment for my boots so that I could get into them more easily and still have them lock down tight. I use these with the Flow Hylite boa boots. Nice combo.

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Kevin Kwrote a review of on March 4, 2019

5 5

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

Sweet little day pack when you don't need to carry tons of gear. Comfortable, quality workmanship and somewhat breathable on hot days. I've used mine for MTB, all seasons for day hiking as well as foreign travel. I typically carry an extra layer, tools, pump, snack, a small first aid kit along with the H2O bladder 50/50 ice/water (in summer). This is my Go-To pack on outings for the foreseeable future.

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Kevin Kwrote a review of on March 4, 2019

5 5

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

After weeks of researching dropper posts, reading about failed ks, riders rebuilding reverbs, etc., and maybe months of mulling over options I finally decided to bite the bullet. This is a very well-made piece of hardware which I've used for 3 years and couldn't be happier that I decided to spend more on quality. You can see that serious thought was put into designing it. I still have a smooth range of adjustment, no sagging, no wobble, and rebound is snappy. It is expensive, but you get what you pay for. If you have the funds, give it a go.

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Kevin Kwrote a review of on March 4, 2019

4 5

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

Fits the Camp Chef Everest perfectly with some room for the propane adapter hose. Quality of the bags seems decent, nothing to gawk at, but gets the job done. I just needed something to keep my stove from getting banged up in storage and in transport and this fits the bill.

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Kevin Kwrote a review of on March 4, 2019

5 5

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

Nice, well-made sock that I've used for skiing as well as snowboarding. The padding on the front of the shin is not very thick but just enough to mostly mitigate tenderness after a day of boarding/skiing. I have two pairs of these, I haven't used my other socks since getting these!

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Kevin Kwrote a review of on February 27, 2019

5 5

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

I use this lock exclusively to lock up bikes to my bike rack when stopping for a bite after rides. The length is great and the cloth enclosed chain protects your bikes finish and eliminates any snags. Locking mechanism for the most part is smooth as long as you are able to place the last link entirely into the locking mechanism.

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Kevin Kwrote a review of on February 26, 2019

3 5

Admittedly I haven't put these tires on dirt yet, but was a bit disappointed in the volume as I don't feel like they measure a true 2.4 width. I was hoping to use them for a bit more aggressive trail riding, however looking at the tread pattern in person and how tight the lugs are spaced, these look like they are more suited for down country or standard trail riding (<130mm travel) on mainly hardpack terrain. Maybe my opinion will change once riding them, but they just didn't measure the width or volume I was anticipating out of the box.

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Kevin Kwrote a review of on February 26, 2019

3 5

Admittedly I haven't put these tires on dirt yet, but was a bit disappointed in the volume as I don't feel like they measure a true 2.4 width. I was hoping to use them for a bit more aggressive trail riding, however looking at the tread pattern in person and how tight the lugs are spaced, these look like they are more suited for down country or standard trail riding (<130mm travel) on mainly hardpack terrain. Maybe my opinion will change once riding them, but they just didn't measure the width or volume I was anticipating out of the box.

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Kevin Kwrote a review of on February 26, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This cassette offers smooth shifting over a HUGE spread of gears. It's got a bit more weight to it than the 11spd XX1 cassette I used to run, but the additional range is more than welcomed for a bit more weight. The Black coating seems plenty durable, even when I hardly ever lube the chain.

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Kevin Kwrote a review of on February 26, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

As others have mentioned, this tire is fantastic and my go-to tire as well. Good grip without feeling overly sluggish, DD sidewall is supportive and offers way more puncture protection over a standard casing, additional weight is minimal for the abuse the tire can take, and lastly it's quite predictable. I prefer the 2.3 over the 2.5 since I think it rolls a bit better, the 2.5in is only 80g heavier than the 2.3 though.

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Kevin Kwrote a review of on February 26, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

As others have mentioned, this tire is fantastic and my go-to tire as well. Good grip without feeling overly sluggish, and is really predictable when cornering traction may be scarce. Personally I prefer to run the 2.3 over the 2.5 since I think it rolls a bit better, the 2.5in is only 80g heavier than the 2.3 though.

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Kevin Kwrote a review of on February 26, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

As others have mentioned, this tire is fantastic and my go-to tire as well. Good grip without feeling overly sluggish, and is really predictable when cornering traction may be scarce. Personally I prefer to run the 2.3 over the 2.5 since I think it rolls a bit better, the 2.5in is only 80g heavier than the 2.3 though.

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Kevin Kwrote a review of on February 12, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I didn't know what I was missing until I tried the Code brakes. While these are a decent bit heavier than Guides, they offer SO much stopping power, which is super helpful with today's long travel 29in bikes. The difference was immediately noticeable, and addicting. I swapped brakes on my other bike as I was able to unlock a whole new level of control, especially in steep terrain or when someone spokes you descending and you need to keep your composure as you slide to a halt.

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Kevin Kwrote a review of on February 12, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I didn't know what I was missing until I tried the Code brakes. While these are a decent bit heavier than Guides, they offer SO much stopping power, which is super helpful with today's long travel 29in bikes. The difference was immediately noticeable, and addicting. I swapped brakes on my other bike as I was able to unlock a whole new level of control, especially in steep terrain or when someone spokes you descending and you need to keep your composure as you slide to a halt.

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Kevin Kwrote a review of on February 12, 2019

5 5

If you're venturing out in the backcountry, this radio is a must! It's easy to use, has good range and battery life. The ability to reach others in your group, or others in the area is paramount, and this makes it super easy. I bought this over the original version due to the supposedly extended range, and updated mic connection, but the original is still a great option at a cheaper price.

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Kevin Kwrote a review of on February 12, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

After chewing on cold granola bars when all my friends had hot meals during a recent trip I decided it was time to invest in a food flask. This Hydro Flask easily holds a can of warmed up Chunky soup and seals it well since it usually shakes around in my backpack while snowmobiling. I've been really happy that it hasn't leaked on me, but I wish it would be a bit better insulated to keep my soup hot instead of luke warm. I've yet to try ice cream into a milkshake with this, but it sounds like a great idea.

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