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Kyle Br

Kyle Br

Gearhead

Northern Utah

Kyle Br's Passions

Biking
Running

Kyle Br's Bio

I have been cycling for over 20 years, racing for most of that. Racing triathlons for 5 years. I love road riding, mountain biking, open water swimming, trail running, and being outside in general.

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Kyle Brwrote a review of on June 27, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I am not usually a long travel rider, I run more trail and XC routes. I got a chance to ride the HD3 on some proper terrain and it made me consider changing my riding. going uphill on a bike with this much plush can disappoint but not the case on the HD3. I am not fast going downhill but I picked up a whole new skill set just riding the Ibis. I rode the ibis 738's which are a pretty inexpensive wheel but not to bad. I had XT 1X which was great, but I think eagle X01 my be my preference. I am 5'7" and rode a S with a 50 stem.

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Kyle Brwrote a review of on June 27, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I was at first a little disappointed at the Mach 4 not really being an XC bike as thats what I like to ride. But after spending just a weekend on it in proper territory I became a fan again. at 5'7" I felt a lot of confidence pretty quickly on the 27.5 wheel setup. Some of this was from the stand over which was more than I've had on anything I've ridden, the KS lev dropper I'd added was really nice as well. It doesn't climb quit as well as the tallboy but really for overall "fun" factor I think I may be better. I guess it's a bike thats right on the line with trail and XC. I would lean a touch more trail.

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Kyle Brwrote a review of on June 27, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I gave this bike 4 starts but would likely rate it higher. The only down fall is it's stiff, which is good, but can be harsh. If you're older (me raising hand) after longer, maybe 100 mi.) rides it can be rough. If your a seasoned veteran it may not bother you and the benefits may outweigh that issue. It's stiff so therefore it's fast as well, it's aero and efficient, it's a real race bike. I have owned two Noah's, and actually owned every road frame I think Ridley has come out with in the past. If crits are your thing the Noah is ideal. Ridley builds awesome frames, quality has been great and performance right up with the best. lets make it a 4.8 rating. I ride an XS or XXS at 5'7" sizing on Ridley's is a little different since they run big. I'm happy to answer any questions on sizing or specifics on the Noah.

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Kyle Brwrote a review of on June 27, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The Fenix replaced one of my favorite bikes of all time, the Ridley Excaliber. I was a little worried it wouldn't live up to the predecessor but I was really pleased when I got my new Fenix. It's really a comfortable bike and probably ideal for 80% of road riders out there. I have it set up with ultegra and been very impressed with what a great bike it turned out to be especially considering the cost. It's a competitive bike but if you a really serious racer I think you'll find the bottom bracket a little soft/flexy when in a high speed sprint and that's really the only downfall in my opinion. Feel free to contact me with questions on builds or specifics on the frame. they run pretty big and at 5'7" I ride an XS and can actually ride an XXS if I want to get really aggressive

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Kyle Brwrote a review of on June 27, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The Fenix replaced one of my favorite bikes of all time, the Ridley Excaliber. I was a little worried it wouldn't live up to the predecessor but I was really pleased when I got my new Fenix. It's really a comfortable bike and probably ideal for 80% of road riders out there. I have it set up with ultegra and been very impressed with what a great bike it turned out to be especially considering the cost. It's a competitive bike but if you a really serious racer I think you'll find the bottom bracket a little soft/flexy when in a high speed sprint. Feel free to contact me with questions on builds or specifics on the frame. they run pretty big and at 5'7" I ride an XS and can actually ride an XXS if I want to get really aggressive.

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Kyle Brwrote a review of on June 14, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I wanted to put some real miles on the bike and get a few races under my belt before I put down my impressions of the F10. My initial impressions were 5 star, but then the new car smell can always cloud an opinion. I can honestly say after some solid hours at every angle and every power zone I still really really love it. In the last couple years here I have ridden about every top end bike I could get my hands on including brands CC doesn't carry. My main concern is a bike is performance followed by comfort, I'm not getting any younger and I don't want my shoulders to kill after a longer ride. It's just something that happens after 25 years of cycling when you're in your (later) 40's, your body cant take those rough roads like it used to. In the performance category it climbs with everything I wished for. To me it looks like a heavy bike but when you go up it feels incredibly efficient and light underneath. Standing up is tight and a very solid feel, nothing lost when you stand and crank hard. Coming back down the F10 handles flawlessly, I am running a 90mm stem which can start to get a little twitchy being short but I felt completely competent. I've put some hard miles in the drops and have not felt beat up which sometimes a really stiff fast frame can do to you. I'm more than happy to give comparisons to other bikes or answer any questions on the F10. kylebrown@competitivecyclist.com 801-204-4699

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Kyle Brwrote a review of on June 14, 2017

5 5

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

Buying our second Trabec in 6 weeks. helmet #1 saved my son in a hard hit on a rock. He wound up with good scrapes and a severely broken wrist along with a broken helmet. But when you can take a fall like that and your head comes out without a scratch you get that helmet again.

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Kyle Brwrote a review of on May 11, 2017

right at the top
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I wanted to put some real miles on the bike and get a few races under my belt before I put down my impressions of the F10. My initial impressions were 5 star, but then the new car smell can always cloud an opinion. I can honestly say after some solid hours at every angle and every power zone I still really really love it. In the last couple years here I have ridden about every top end bike I could get my hands on including brands CC doesn't carry. My main concern is a bike is performance followed by comfort, I'm not getting any younger and I don't want my shoulders to kill after a longer ride. It's just something that happens after 25 years of cycling when you're in your (later) 40's, your body cant take those rough roads like it used to. In the performance category it climbs with everything I wished for. To me it looks like a heavy bike but when you go up it feels incredibly efficient and light underneath. Standing up is tight and a very solid feel, nothing lost when you stand and crank hard. Coming back down the F10 handles flawlessly, I am running a 90mm stem which can start to get a little twitchy being short but I felt completely competent. I've put some hard miles in the drops and have not felt beat up which sometimes a really stiff fast frame can do to you. I ended up running Dura Ace with a pioneer power meter along with my Etap set up, just a personal thing and I'm really happy with it. I do think that I'm more than happy to give comparisons to other bikes or answer any questions on the F10. kylebrown@competitivecyclist.com 801-204-4699

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Kyle Brwrote a review of on May 11, 2017

top of the line
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I wanted to put some real miles on the bike and get a few races under my belt before I put down my impressions of the F10. My initial impressions were 5 star, but then the new car smell can always cloud an opinion. I can honestly say after some solid hours at every angle and every power zone I still really really love it. In the last couple years here I have ridden about every top end bike I could get my hands on including brands CC doesn't carry. My main concern is a bike is performance followed by comfort, I'm not getting any younger and I don't want my shoulders to kill after a longer ride. It's just something that happens after 25 years of cycling when you're in your (later) 40's, your body cant take those rough roads like it used to. In the performance category it climbs with everything I wished for. To me it looks like a heavy bike but when you go up it feels incredibly efficient and light underneath. Standing up is tight and a very solid feel, nothing lost when you stand and crank hard. Coming back down the F10 handles flawlessly, I am running a 90mm stem which can start to get a little twitchy being short but I felt completely competent. I've put some hard miles in the drops and have not felt beat up which sometimes a really stiff fast frame can do to you. I'm more than happy to give comparisons to other bikes or answer any questions on the F10. kylebrown@competitivecyclist.com 801-204-4699

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Kyle Brwrote a review of on May 1, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

After riding a DA Pioneer set up for the last 2 years I really wanted to take a look around before deciding which power system to put on my new bike. It didn't take long and I was back on the new 9100 DA pioneer crank. I even went with it although the rest of my system is Etap, which it works with just great btw. Accuracy is excellent, reliability has been great, and it's been easy to use. I run it with the Pioneer computer and have been plenty happy with that as well. The DA cranks are super stiff and still my favorite out there. I know there are a few cranks that will save you a couple grams at best but I take the Shimano performance over all. I've had a couple months now on the 9100 and have been super happy with it, no complaints at all. I've put the Pioneer system through rain and inclement weather and not run into any issues. If you have any questions on the Pioneer power meter feel free to get in touch with me directly.

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Kyle Brwrote a review of on May 1, 2017

would buy again
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have been using the Dura Ace Pioneer power system now for just over two years. It has worked great for me in all areas. Accuracy as far as I've been able to check has been excellent. Reliability has been great, the only think I run into is going through a few batteries in a year. They are easy to replace in both the crank and main unit. I have been running with the pioneer computer as well. The complete pedal metrics are really helpful although I only really reference that every few weeks now just to make sure I'm still dialed. I've ridden through rain more than once and not had issues. Feel free to contact me with any question on the Pioneer system.

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Kyle Brwrote a review of on April 15, 2017

5 5

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

I've owned a few of the poc helmets now for road and bought this for my son (his pick). He swears it's been his favorite helmet yet, yea he's only 15 but he's been through several. He says it's very comfortable on and of course loves the look. POC makes safe and quality stuff so I trust it completely.

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