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Patrick Law

Patrick Law

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Patrick Law's Passions

Fly Fishing
Hiking & Camping
Skiing
Climbing
Surfing
Biking

Patrick Law's Bio

Hey all my name is Patrick Law, I was born and raised in Salt Lake City. My life has been centered around skiing, and any outdoor activity. Since I was a young pup I have had boards attached to my feet. Whether its skiing in the winter time, or surfing and skateboarding in the summer! I also am an avid traveler. I enjoy exploring new places, meeting new people and trying new food.

Patrick Law

Patrick Lawwrote a review of on May 24, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Niner has updated the JET 9 once again, going longer and slacker to make this trail bike even more capable. I was able to demo both the Jet and Rip 9 down in Moab. I was absolutely blown away on how fun the Jet 9 was. We rode mag 7 and this bike ate the entire trail up. The plus tires allowed for tons of grip on the loose desert sand. The bike was super punchy on those short slick rock ascents. I was riding a medium and was really happy with how agile it was. The geometry and travel made for a more than capable descender. The CVA suspension gives the feel of a longer travel bike and is super stable at speed. The bottom line is Niner has created a bike that balances descending performance with climbing efficiency.

Feel free to hit me up with any questions regarding bikes:



Size Frame: What size frame should you go with?



Travel: Finding the right amount of travel that fits your riding style.



Full Package: Can provide a quote for both a custom or complete box build that fits your budget.


Comparison: How does this bike ride compared to others in the same class? What are the pros and cons of going with another option?


Patrick Law
plaw@backcountry.com
801-204-4661

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Patrick Law

Patrick Lawwrote a review of on May 24, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Niner has updated the JET 9 once again, going longer and slacker to make this trail bike even more capable. I was able to demo both the Jet and Rip 9 down in Moab. I was absolutely blown away on how fun the Jet 9 was. We rode mag 7 and this bike ate the entire trail up. The plus tires allowed for tons of grip on the loose desert sand. The bike was super punchy on those short slick rock ascents. I was riding a medium and was really happy with how agile it was. The geometry and travel made for a more than capable descender. The CVA suspension gives the feel of a longer travel bike and is super stable at speed. The bottom line is Niner has created a bike that balances descending performance with climbing efficiency.

Feel free to hit me up with any questions regarding bikes:



Size Frame: What size frame should you go with?



Travel: Finding the right amount of travel that fits your riding style.



Full Package: Can provide a quote for both a custom or complete box build that fits your budget.


Comparison: How does this bike ride compared to others in the same class? What are the pros and cons of going with another option?


Patrick Law
plaw@backcountry.com
801-204-4661

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Patrick Law

Patrick Lawwrote a review of on May 24, 2017

5 5

Niner has updated the JET 9 once again, going longer and slacker to make this trail bike even more capable. I was able to demo both the Jet and Rip 9 down in Moab. I was absolutely blown away on how fun the Jet 9 was. We rode mag 7 and this bike ate the entire trail up. The plus tires allowed for tons of grip on the loose desert sand. The bike was super punchy on those short slick rock ascents. I was riding a medium and was really happy with how agile it was. The geometry and travel made for a more than capable descender. The CVA suspension gives the feel of a longer travel bike and is super stable at speed. The bottom line is Niner has created a bike that balances descending performance with climbing efficiency.

Feel free to hit me up with any questions regarding bikes:



Size Frame: What size frame should you go with?



Travel: Finding the right amount of travel that fits your riding style.



Full Package: Can provide a quote for both a custom or complete box build that fits your budget.


Comparison: How does this bike ride compared to others in the same class? What are the pros and cons of going with another option?


Patrick Law
plaw@backcountry.com
801-204-4661

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Patrick Law

Patrick Lawwrote a review of on May 24, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Niner has updated the JET 9 once again, going longer and slacker to make this trail bike even more capable. I was able to demo both the Jet and Rip 9 down in Moab. I was absolutely blown away on how fun the Jet 9 was. We rode mag 7 and this bike ate the entire trail up. The plus tires allowed for tons of grip on the loose desert sand. The bike was super punchy on those short slick rock ascents. I was riding a medium and was really happy with how agile it was. The geometry and travel made for a more than capable descender. The CVA suspension gives the feel of a longer travel bike and is super stable at speed. The bottom line is Niner has created a bike that balances descending performance with climbing efficiency.

Feel free to hit me up with any questions regarding bikes:



Size Frame: What size frame should you go with?



Travel: Finding the right amount of travel that fits your riding style.



Full Package: Can provide a quote for both a custom or complete box build that fits your budget.


Comparison: How does this bike ride compared to others in the same class? What are the pros and cons of going with another option?


Patrick Law
plaw@backcountry.com
801-204-4661

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Patrick Law

Patrick Lawwrote a review of on May 1, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 165 lbs

These are by far the best bike socks I have ever owned. Ligthweight and breathable you can't go wrong with these bad boys. The orange accent is sleek.

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Patrick Law

Patrick Lawwrote a review of on May 1, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I tired all three truck pads we offer and found the RaceFace to be the best. It fits my 2017 tacoma perfectly. Super easy to install. Love that it has the dividers for the bikes. By far the best and most durable truck pad on the market.

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Patrick Law

Patrick Lawwrote a review of on April 27, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have been loving the new SRAM X01 Eagle drivetrain. It has performed with minimal maintenance—not recommended—and helped pursue my passion to ride diverse terrain with one bike. With any new technology in the bike world, there is a cost to getting on the newest and greatest advancements—the Eagle is fresh to the market and currently the only 1x12 drivetrain available—and the price tag reflects the exclusivity. Per usual, prices do tend to drop after time (although there is no concrete evidence of that happening anytime soon). However, even as is, I think the price tag associated with the new 1x12 systems is well worth the money and will only increase any on-trail experience and offer a whole new range to you daily ride.

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Patrick Law

Patrick Lawwrote a review of on April 27, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have been loving the new SRAM X01 Eagle drivetrain. It has performed with minimal maintenance—not recommended—and helped pursue my passion to ride diverse terrain with one bike. With any new technology in the bike world, there is a cost to getting on the newest and greatest advancements—the Eagle is fresh to the market and currently the only 1x12 drivetrain available—and the price tag reflects the exclusivity. Per usual, prices do tend to drop after time (although there is no concrete evidence of that happening anytime soon). However, even as is, I think the price tag associated with the new 1x12 systems is well worth the money and will only increase any on-trail experience and offer a whole new range to you daily ride.

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Patrick Law

Patrick Lawwrote a review of on April 27, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have been loving the new SRAM X01 Eagle drivetrain. It has performed with minimal maintenance—not recommended—and helped pursue my passion to ride diverse terrain with one bike. With any new technology in the bike world, there is a cost to getting on the newest and greatest advancements—the Eagle is fresh to the market and currently the only 1x12 drivetrain available—and the price tag reflects the exclusivity. Per usual, prices do tend to drop after time (although there is no concrete evidence of that happening anytime soon). However, even as is, I think the price tag associated with the new 1x12 systems is well worth the money and will only increase any on-trail experience and offer a whole new range to you daily ride.

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Patrick Law

Patrick Lawwrote a review of on April 27, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have been loving the new SRAM X01 Eagle drivetrain. It has performed with minimal maintenance—not recommended—and helped pursue my passion to ride diverse terrain with one bike. With any new technology in the bike world, there is a cost to getting on the newest and greatest advancements—the Eagle is fresh to the market and currently the only 1x12 drivetrain available—and the price tag reflects the exclusivity. Per usual, prices do tend to drop after time (although there is no concrete evidence of that happening anytime soon). However, even as is, I think the price tag associated with the new 1x12 systems is well worth the money and will only increase any on-trail experience and offer a whole new range to you daily ride.

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Patrick Law

Patrick Lawwrote a review of on April 27, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have been loving the new SRAM X01 Eagle drivetrain. It has performed with minimal maintenance—not recommended—and helped pursue my passion to ride diverse terrain with one bike. With any new technology in the bike world, there is a cost to getting on the newest and greatest advancements—the Eagle is fresh to the market and currently the only 1x12 drivetrain available—and the price tag reflects the exclusivity. Per usual, prices do tend to drop after time (although there is no concrete evidence of that happening anytime soon). However, even as is, I think the price tag associated with the new 1x12 systems is well worth the money and will only increase any on-trail experience and offer a whole new range to you daily ride.

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Patrick Law

Patrick Lawwrote a review of on April 27, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have been loving the new SRAM X01 Eagle drivetrain. It has performed with minimal maintenance—not recommended—and helped pursue my passion to ride diverse terrain with one bike. With any new technology in the bike world, there is a cost to getting on the newest and greatest advancements—the Eagle is fresh to the market and currently the only 1x12 drivetrain available—and the price tag reflects the exclusivity. Per usual, prices do tend to drop after time (although there is no concrete evidence of that happening anytime soon). However, even as is, I think the price tag associated with the new 1x12 systems is well worth the money and will only increase any on-trail experience and offer a whole new range to you daily ride.. While the whole group sees engineering taken to new levels of ingenuity, the shining star of Eagle is undoubtedly the SRAM XG-1299 XX1 Eagle 12-Speed Cassette. Resplendent in its gold-plated allure and boasting a massive inner cog that mirrors the size of a compact road crankset's big chainring, this cassette boasts 12 cogs and a 500% usable gear range. This eclipses the popular 10-42t, 420% one-by 11-speed range and rivals the average of 515% found in most doubles. The Eagle 12-Speed Cassette encompasses that 10-42t cassette so commonly employed with 11-speed one-by drivetrains and adds a 50t bailout cog for those lung-crushing climbs that leave you breathlessly pleading for the cycling deities to fly out of the sky with an extra climbing gear. In short, Eagle gives you a one-by system with all the gear range you need to conquer leg-searing ascents and heart-dropping descents alike, without the finicky weight of a front derailleur or extra chainring. That glittering gold bling isn't there solely for looks, although we'll readily admit that it'd be worth the investment just to have that golden flash rolling with us off the line. The glitzy aesthetics come courtesy of a Ti Nitride finish that increases durability and reduces friction compared to non-coated cassettes. Ti Nitride does for cassettes what anti-friction coatings have done for suspension forks--makes everything run smoother, quieter, and more reliably over time, so you can focus on the ride without worrying about your drivetrain. SRAM incorporates its X-Dome architecture, which it perfected with its one-by 11-speed cassettes and yields an open design with an incredibly high strength-to-weight ratio that shoos away mud for confident, consistent shifts in variable conditions.

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Patrick Law

Patrick Lawwrote a review of on April 24, 2017

5 5

Santa Cruz has a reputation for making some incredible mountain bikes, and they once again designed a dime.The Hightower is a beast of a rig, and can conquer any trail you put in front of it. With shorter chainstays and a slack headtube angle relative to its predecessor, what you get is a more nimble, yet more capable and predictably handling bike. The new Boost standard has allowed a lot of this to happen, which has made for a frame that is laterally stiffer, with tighter geometry; ultimately creating the best big-wheeled trail/enduro bike that we have seen from any manufacturer to date.
If you are looking for a bike to serve you anywhere from light-trail/XC riding to Enduro, this is one bike that cover a lot of bases, and make sure that you have a smile on your face the whole time!

Feel free to hit me up with any questions regarding bikes:



Size Frame: What size frame should you go with?



Travel: Finding the right amount of travel that fits your riding style.



Full Package: Can provide a quote for both a custom or complete box build that fits your budget.


Comparison: How does this bike ride compared to others in the same class? What are the pros and cons of going with another option?


Patrick Law
plaw@backcountry.com
801-204-4661

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Patrick Law

Patrick Lawwrote a review of on April 24, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Santa Cruz has a reputation for making some incredible mountain bikes, and they once again designed a dime.The Hightower is a beast of a rig, and can conquer any trail you put in front of it. With shorter chainstays and a slack headtube angle relative to its predecessor, what you get is a more nimble, yet more capable and predictably handling bike. The new Boost standard has allowed a lot of this to happen, which has made for a frame that is laterally stiffer, with tighter geometry; ultimately creating the best big-wheeled trail/enduro bike that we have seen from any manufacturer to date.
If you are looking for a bike to serve you anywhere from light-trail/XC riding to Enduro, this is one bike that cover a lot of bases, and make sure that you have a smile on your face the whole time!

Feel free to hit me up with any questions regarding bikes:



Size Frame: What size frame should you go with?



Travel: Finding the right amount of travel that fits your riding style.



Full Package: Can provide a quote for both a custom or complete box build that fits your budget.


Comparison: How does this bike ride compared to others in the same class? What are the pros and cons of going with another option?


Patrick Law
plaw@backcountry.com
801-204-4661

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Patrick Law

Patrick Lawwrote a review of on April 24, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Santa Cruz has a reputation for making some incredible mountain bikes, and they once again designed a dime.The Hightower is a beast of a rig, and can conquer any trail you put in front of it. With shorter chainstays and a slack headtube angle relative to its predecessor, what you get is a more nimble, yet more capable and predictably handling bike. The new Boost standard has allowed a lot of this to happen, which has made for a frame that is laterally stiffer, with tighter geometry; ultimately creating the best big-wheeled trail/enduro bike that we have seen from any manufacturer to date.
If you are looking for a bike to serve you anywhere from light-trail/XC riding to Enduro, this is one bike that cover a lot of bases, and make sure that you have a smile on your face the whole time!

Feel free to hit me up with any questions regarding bikes:



Size Frame: What size frame should you go with?



Travel: Finding the right amount of travel that fits your riding style.



Full Package: Can provide a quote for both a custom or complete box build that fits your budget.


Comparison: How does this bike ride compared to others in the same class? What are the pros and cons of going with another option?


Patrick Law
plaw@backcountry.com
801-204-4661

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Patrick Law

Patrick Lawwrote a review of on April 21, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Santa Cruz has a reputation for making some incredible mountain bikes, and they once again designed a dime.The Hightower is a beast of a rig, and can conquer any trail you put in front of it. With shorter chainstays and a slack headtube angle relative to its predecessor, what you get is a more nimble, yet more capable and predictably handling bike. The new Boost standard has allowed a lot of this to happen, which has made for a frame that is laterally stiffer, with tighter geometry; ultimately creating the best big-wheeled trail/enduro bike that we have seen from any manufacturer to date.
If you are looking for a bike to serve you anywhere from light-trail/XC riding to Enduro, this is one bike that cover a lot of bases, and make sure that you have a smile on your face the whole time!

Feel free to hit me up with any questions regarding bikes:



Size Frame: What size frame should you go with?



Travel: Finding the right amount of travel that fits your riding style.



Full Package: Can provide a quote for both a custom or complete box build that fits your budget.


Comparison: How does this bike ride compared to others in the same class? What are the pros and cons of going with another option?


Patrick Law
plaw@backcountry.com
801-204-4661

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Patrick Lawwrote a review of on April 20, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Yeti introduced there first plus bike, SB5+, last fall. Unlike some of its competitors, Yeti designed the SB 5+ around plus tires. Other manufactures designed there plus bikes to run 29ers as well as 27.5+. Yeti does not recommend running a 29er but I found that you can through on a 29 2.2. My first impression of the bikes design was it seemed a bit goofy with the elevated pivot point. Yeti’s Switch Infinity suspension platform and smart frame design will bring ease to a variety of trail conditions. The bike felt comfortable cornering, climbed remarkably well for a plus bike. Were it really excelled was on the descents. It was nible yet had amazing grip on those tight turns. Once the trail opened up I could just point the thing a fly downhill. I found that the Yeti felt lighter than most of its competitors. If you are looking for a plus size bike then look no further. Yeti has once again come out with a masterpiece in the plus class.

Feel free to hit me up with any questions regarding bikes:



Size Frame: What size frame should you go with?



Travel: Finding the right amount of travel that fits your riding style.



Full Package: Can provide a quote for both a custom or complete box build that fits your budget.


Comparison: How does this bike ride compared to others in the same class? What are the pros and cons of going with another option?


Patrick Law
plaw@backcountry.com
801-204-4661

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