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Omar Muhyar

Omar Muhyar

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Cottonwood Heights, Utah

Omar Muhyar's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Biking

Omar Muhyar's Bio

As a lover of all four seasons, you'll find me enjoying smooth and twisty singletrack when the sun is shining. During the winter, my time is spent spinning countless laps at Brighton, hopefully pillaging pow stashes in the trees.


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Omar Muhyarwrote a review of on September 11, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is one of the best droppers on the market if you're seeking a smooth, simple option that's free of the gimmicky BS and reliable as hell. Installed this past June and haven't had a single problem after 40 rides or so. The lever is simple to actuate, resulting in smooth drops and quick returns back to its upright saddle position. I'm running it with an archaic 2x drivetrain (still like my granny gear!), and the lever doesn't crowd the bars too badly.

You can't adjust its return speed, but it's a perfect return that's neither too fast, nor overly slow and sluggish. I find it doesn't punch my undercarriage like some others with faster returns (cough, cough Reverb). Also, I haven't experienced any side-to-side play, which is a nice departure from some of the other big names in the field.

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Omar Muhyarwrote a review of on February 8, 2017

2 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

From the uncompromising field of view to the speedy lens change, the NFX2 is an amazing goggle. They look incredible, kind of like an old-school cylindrical goggle, but upgraded with a futuristic frameless aesthetic. They're a bit smaller than the original NFX, which is good if you don't prefer the Daft Punk-esque look on the mountain.

However, these fail miserably on deep powder days. This season has been absurdly deep in Utah, with many days seeing fresh powder with overhead face shots. The Swift Lock system is susceptible to incoming snow, should you get barreled with a hefty spray of powder. Some of the days I've had absolutely no problem with powder coming through, others I've had to remove the lens after every lap to wipe away the inside lens. Probably has to do with the snow's moisture content and the small space tolerance along the lens attachment/bottom seal.

If Dragon is listening, I'd recommend revising the bottom seal, so you don't have to worry about powder flying through. It's hard enough to see on those deep powder days, let alone with powder coating the inside lens of your goggles. Also, adding back the lens ventilation holes of the original NFX would help with condensation build-up on those soaking-wet days.

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Omar Muhyarwrote a review of on January 4, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 140 lbs
Size Purchased: 30/30

Just picked up a pair of these jeans, so take this review as my initial impressions. So far, I'm digging the antique stone wash, which is stylish without being obnoxiously faded. The fit is pretty much spot-on for straight leg pants, with plenty of room to move without being baggy. They're stretchy enough for climbing at the gym and light-duty hikes. Another cool feature are the enormous pockets. Seriously, I don't think I've encountered jeans with larger pockets. Should be great for carrying a bunch of stuff around town.

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Omar Muhyarwrote a review of on December 28, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Love my new Union Forces for their responsive highbacks, customizable fit, and plush straps. They really hit a sweet spot for most riders, excelling everywhere on the mountain without being too aggressive, yet still offering ample support for charging hard.

The super-flexible toe strap is one of my favorite features, wrapping the tip of my boots without slipping off or requiring re-adjustments throughout the day. Plush, boot-wrapping ankle straps keep me locked in without nasty pressure points- even when I crank 'em down super tight.

Mounted them on a Salomon Super 8, which is my pow/freeride/cruiser board and I couldn't be more happy (ok, maybe if I mounted up a pair of Atlas bindings!). The only thing I'd love to see on future Forces is a canted footbed from the STs and Atlas Bindings, as this would heighten the overall control and comfort levels.

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Omar Muhyarwrote a review of on December 13, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 140 lbs
Size Purchased: small

Finally got the chance to test this jacket out in a heavy snowstorm this past weekend with uncharacteristically wet snow, at least for Utah standards. It performed beautifully, keeping me bone-dry while everyone else was soaking wet! Another bonus was its impressive breathability- I never had to open the pit zips for extra ventilation.

Please note, the face fabric eventually wetted out, meaning the DWR finish stopped working. However, that was after 5+ hours of riding in super wet, heavy snow. Any waterproof jacket's face will eventually succumb to soaking moisture. What truly matters is the jacket's membrane, which proved an impenetrable barrier to moisture.

I'm rocking the size small, at 5'8" and roughly 145-pounds. It fits just right, being a touch longer than normal for full coverage when you're riding. I normally wear a size medium jacket with it cinched tightly, but this fits much better without the excess bagginess. If you're any larger than me, I'd recommend sizing up to the medium for layering purposes.

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Omar Muhyarwrote a review of on September 27, 2016

5 5

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

First day wearing these, so take this review with a grain of salt. These are some of the most comfortable kicks I've ever worn. You'll immediately notice how light they feel underfoot, then the responsive cushioning and support- almost like walking on a springy cloud. Unreal.

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Omar Muhyarwrote a review of on September 14, 2016

4 5

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

Picked these up for my sister, who came out to visit me in the Wasatch for some hiking adventures. These shoes help up admirably, and she loved the grip and overall flexibility provided. The lugged sole seemed to power up steep trails a lot better than the trail shoes I was wearing at the time.

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Omar Muhyarwrote a review of on September 14, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

Quintessential shades for daily activities and laid-back use. I've worn them everywhere from casual boat outings on mild summer days to the summit of a 13,000ft peak with crazy winds. They're super lightweight and solid enough for hiking and light activity. I picked up the matte black + red iridium, which works well for blocking harsh light in the mountains and desert on sunny days.

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Omar Muhyarwrote a review of on July 3, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 140 lbs
Size Purchased: Large (I have size 11 feet)

Like another review stated, I pretty much wear these socks on every ride. They sit mid-calf for plenty of coverage while I'm trail riding past abrasive brush, yet they're not overly long on hot summer days. Stretchy, thin-wearing fabric dries quickly and wicks moisture off my feet as I sweat. Plus, the contrasting red trim and classic CC logo adds a subtle, yet uniquely stylish aesthetic on the road or trail.

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Omar Muhyarwrote a review of on July 3, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 140 lbs
Size Purchased: small

It's relatively low-key, yet still stylish on the trail. It keeps you cool on hot days and fits great. Note, it's a bit slimmer in cut than Dakine's other offerings, such as the Rail Jersey. Still wouldn't consider it on par with cycling jerseys worn by XC riders, just a bit more tailored than your usual all-mountain apparel.

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Omar Muhyarwrote a review of on July 3, 2016

5 5

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

Bought this tent as a graduation present for my nephew who's quite a bit taller than me at 6'5" . He loves the roomy interior, which is the main reason I bought him this model. Plenty of space for two to three adults, depending on your preferences for sleeping layout and stretching out. The MtnGlo lights are a nice touch, but only come with one strand, so lighting is more for ambiance than playing card games and other activities. You can always add another strand for extra lighting. Oh, and he tells me it's quite sturdy in breezy weather, which means it'll withstand most weather scenarios and conditions.

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Omar Muhyarwrote a review of on June 22, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 140 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

This an exceptional example of less being more, in terms of comfort and overall functionality. Its simple polyester fabric dries quickly and features an anti-stink treatment that's kept me from offending my riding buddies thus far (regular poly layers usually get really funky, especially in summer). Plus, its relaxed fit feels great without being overly baggy like freeride clothes or skin-tight like XC cycling jerseys.

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Omar Muhyarwrote a review of on June 22, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 140 lbs

I didn't realize how bad my old, scratched-up sunglasses were- until I donned a pair of these sweet shades. I primarily use the Stunt Sunglasses for mountain biking, due to their grippy temples that fit great with a helmet. And although not polarized (at least this particular version), the Spectron 3+ lens delivers crystal clarity in super-bright conditions, with plenty of contrast and accurate color rendition. Best of all, they're relatively affordable, especially compared to well-known competitors.

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Omar Muhyarwrote a review of on June 22, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 140 lbs
Size Purchased: 11

These are my go-to sandals after riding my bike all day or coming home from work. The eggshell-inspired footbed is like walking on cloud-nine, cushioning your tired feet with padded relief. They fit great for walking around, and the sole is plenty grippy for around-town activities and casual outdoor pursuits like car camping. Definitely a great addition to your summer footwear collection.

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Omar Muhyarwrote a review of on June 22, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 140 lbs

What makes these gloves special is their almost non-existent feeling when you're wearing them. Lightweight mesh keeps your hands from becoming a sweaty mess while allowing full dexterity for gripping your bars. I'd recommend these gloves for any rider looking for something unpadded, with unencumbered movement desired for braking and navigating through trail obstacles.

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Omar Muhyarwrote a review of on June 21, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 140 lbs
Size Purchased: 30

These are my go-to trail riding shorts, due to their super-comfy feel and subtle style that doesn't scream with bold colors and flashy logos. The fit is pretty much spot on, sitting just at the knee with plenty of room for riding technical terrain.

Slide them over your favorite padded liner shorts and you're good to go! Oh, and there's two drop-in hand pockets, alongside a hook-and-loop rear for securing a wallet or keys when you're finished riding.

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Omar Muhyarwrote a review of on June 21, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Coming from an ill-fitting helmet a size too big, the Trabec was a near godsend by fitting perfectly around my mid-sized noggin (I ordered the medium/large). Its sleek and stylish demeanor is a bit flashy, but not overboard like others on the market. Plenty of ventilation keeps my head relatively cool on sweaty climbs and rides through exposed stretches. Lastly, the rear retention system allows for a secure fit, with one-handed adjustments while you're riding.

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Omar Muhyarwrote a review of on June 21, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 140 lbs
Size Purchased: Size 45 - (normally size 11)

These are undoubtedly the best cycling shoes I've owned for trail riding, thanks to their super comfortable fit, solid retention system, and extremely grippy sole. Giro redesigned their trail shoes with a stickier rubber compound that delivers great traction on the trail, especially if you're walking your bike over techy sections or dismounting for a bathroom break.

The sole is superbly stiff for nylon, obviously not like a full carbon version. For enthusiast-level trail riding it's pretty much perfect, unless you're seeking to maximize every watt of available power.

One thing I do need to note, the first pair I bought became stuck around my ankle, with the buckled strap jamming up. I'm not sure if it was my fault (seemed like a design fault from Giro), but I almost had to cut the shoe off to remove it. Luckily, I was able to slip the jammed shoe off (it was stuck in the tightest possible position) and order a new pair. My second pair is free of any buckle problems, so I wouldn't worry about the aforementioned issue. Just wanted to give my honest impressions and experience with the shoes. Otherwise, I'll probably ride 'em until they're completely shredded from abuse.

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Omar Muhyarwrote a review of on June 21, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 140 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

What's not to love about a cleanly styled oxford shirt? I grabbed the Olympian Blue, and it's a great choice for wearing with khaki shorts, jeans, and just about everything else in my summer wardrobe. The fabric is smooth and lightweight, keeping me from overheating during the baking summer temps of SLC.

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Omar Muhyarwrote a review of on June 21, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 140 lbs
Size Purchased: Small (normally size 30 waist- they're perfect)

Love these padded shorts! Slip 'em on, toss over a pair of baggies, and rip up your local trails without the usual irritation or uncomfortable bunching of cheaper alternatives. The chamois is pretty nice, keeping me comfortable in the saddle during longer rides and intense climbing efforts.

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