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Peter N

Peter N

Employee

Salt Lake City

Peter N's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Biking
Running

Peter N's Bio

Spent most of my life on the east coast, came out here to work for Competitive Cyclist and ride some of the best climbs and trails in the world.

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Peter Nwrote a review of on June 16, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These are a fantastic set of all around wheels. They are essentially a carbon fairing over an alloy wheel which means that they are durable enough to ride every single day. HED's aero expertise is well known (first to market with the semi-torroidal shape that you see on almost all modern aero wheels), so you can get speed benefits while training and on race day. The 46mm depth is similar to something like a Zipp 303, and you can ride it in almost all wind conditions. At 1700g, pretty much the only thing that these wheels are not are ultra-lightweight climbing wheels. But with all the other benefits and at this price, its something that I'm willing to deal with.

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Peter Nwrote a review of on June 14, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Few things i like a lot about this pedal: The 8 pins lets you really dial in the interface between the pedal body and the bottom of your shoe for a secure fit when you're clipped in. The wider than normal Q-Factor puts you in a more confident and comfortable position when you're shreddin downhill and gettin sendy for da boyz. Solid pedal.

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Peter Nwrote a review of on June 1, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: Runs small

This vest will keep you warm on those cool spring and fall days, when you just need a little extra for the big rippin' descent. Plus, just think of all the attention you'll get when you wear this vest out to the club and the lights reflect onto the dance floor.

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Peter Nwrote a review of on June 1, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

For those who are looking to go a little wider up front than their existing 2.3-2.4 set ups but dont love that bouncy feeling of a full on 3.0 or 2.8 plus tire, the 2.6 nicely splits there difference by giving you plenty of traction while staying more firmly planted. I've also noticed as a side result that these tires float through muddier conditions great, and due to the huge knobs, shed mud exceptionally well. This tire is available in both dual and triple compound, but this version above would be dual to last a little bit longer than the 3C versions do.

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Peter Nwrote a review of on June 1, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These wheels make an awesome upgrade to pretty much any plus bike on the market. If you're looking at these wheels, you might be also looking at Enves. The reason I went with these over something like the Enve M60 Plus wheels is that these come with Industry Nine Torch hubs, which in my opinion are hands down better than the standard DT Swiss 240 affair. The 3 degree engagement is really noticeable especially coming out of corners where you need that near-instantaneous hook up. For the soon to be loose conditions in Utah, I'm running these wheels with a Maxxis Minion DHF 2.8 front and Maxxis Rekon 2.8 rear that really create a nice profile on that generous interior width. Also, with Reynold's new lifetime warranty policy and exceptional customer service, I'm hooked on these wheels.

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Peter Nwrote a review of on June 1, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I know, I know. You probably think Kronolog when you think "Crank Brothers Dropper". I'll admit that was hands down the worst dropper post i've ever personally ridden. I can say for a fact that the Highline is nothing like the Kronolog. I've been flogging it for the last 6 months now, and can only say great things about it. The best compliment that i can provide is that it still works. The actuation is really smooth, and the remote that comes with it has a unique adjustable ball joint that can give you multiple mounting positions. I got used to the action of a Wolftooth REMote that i was using with my previous post, so I stuck with that since it is also compatible. One pretty neat feature that i also like is that the stack height of the Highline is a lot lower than most other posts. For a shorter rider like me (5 foot 8) who due to seat tube clearance issues and had to run a Fox 100mm post, this post allows me to run a 125mm instead. No complaints at all about this post, highly recommend.

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Peter Nwrote a review of on May 11, 2017

5 5

The Monte is an underrated saddle in Fizik's family... its weight and purpose means its less appealing some of their more traditional XC oriented saddles like the Tundra or Gobi. That being said, the Monte with its additional padding, more rugged construction, and lower price point makes it ideal for trail and all-mountain types of riding. It's shape is pretty similar to a WTB Silverado but a bit wider at 142mm vs. 133mm

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Peter Nwrote a review of on May 1, 2017

5 5

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

I've always liked the fit of Giro shoes, and these take it to a new level with the lacing. It takes a little getting used to vs. Boa or straps since you can't adjust the laces while riding on the bike. They definitely look great and stand out, and as an added big bonus the matte gray material turns into an incredibly bright reflective material for when you have to race the sunset home.

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Peter Nwrote a review of on May 1, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The Rekon is a super versatile plus tire that can handle a wide variety of conditions. A standard setup often is Rekon front and rear, but if you were looking for something a little bit lighter and faster you could go Ikon Plus rear and Rekon front. On the flip side, I am running a Minion DHF Plus front and a Rekon rear to give me a ton of bite up front while still having the ligher weight Rekon spin my rear wheel up faster.

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Peter Nwrote a review of on May 1, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've had great luck so far with these pedals... they offer plenty of grip, interface with my shoes well, and have held up against a lot of rock strikes that i've had. Usually in this price range it gets closer to composite (plastic) bodies, so it was nice to get a set of these in a color that also matches my bike.

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Peter Nwrote a review of on May 1, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The WTB volt shape has always worked well for me so I decide to upgrade to the carbon railed version. I was a little leery at first since I've never ridden a carbon rail on a MTB, but after a full year of riding (and quite a few crashes...) the saddle still seems good as new. Price is definitely high, but you can reasonably expect this saddle to last you for quite a while.

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Peter Nwrote a review of on May 1, 2017

5 5

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

I've gone through pretty much every helmet brand (Bell, Giro, POC, Lazer, Uvex, Specialized) and found that while some fit well, there were always compromises to be had. The Rex is the first helmet that just felt perfect as soon as i put it on my head. The retention system is in my opinion the best on the market, and it comes with a nice leather chin strap as well. I can't comment too much on ventilation besides that it seems at least in line with the other top ventilating helmets on the market. At 200, it definitely isnt cheap for a mountain helmet, but considering how much i ride its definitely worth it for the comfort.

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Peter Nwrote a review of on April 30, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These glasses are for anyone who is looking for a really bold look, both on and off the bike. Mainly an Oakley wearer on the bike, the optics on these have impressed me as well. I've put aside my Oakley Radars and Jawbones as these are now my favorite riding glasses.

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Peter Nwrote a review of on April 30, 2017

5 5

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

For anyone who's looking for a little bit of extra flair when riding, Capo has you covered with their awesome and bright designs. Most importantly, I've had great experience with the quality and durability of Capo socks, which is honestly something i can't say for a lot of sock brands out there.

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Peter Nwrote a review of on April 30, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Just bought a Yeti which doesnt have an inside the triangle bottle cage, so... I picked up one of these packs for those shorter rides when i dont feel like carrying a whole hydration pack. The loop fits a regular sized bike bottle, and the pack is just big enough for my flat kit, multitool, spare tube, and a few snacks.

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