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Tim J

Tim J

Tim J

Tim Jposted an image about on July 26, 2019

203mm brakes on RM Instinct

I loved my X2's with 180mm rotors, but I wanted more braking power without spending $500+ dollars for 4-piston brakes. So I did what a lot of people do in my situation and bought big ol' rotors and some adapters. For $100, I picked up rotors and adapters and I now have a noticeable increase in power while keeping the brake set I love.
As others have said, the part numbers are very confusing, so hopefully these photos will clarify what's needed for 160mm and 180mm post mount applications.
Sidenote: I was advised to avoid the Hope 203mm two-piece rotors on the Fox 34 due to clearance issues. I'm glad I chose the one-piece. It's a very tight fit but they clear, and they're about $15 less. Stoked!

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Tim J

Tim Jwrote a review of on May 18, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

The fit on this and all Fox jerseys has been greatly improved for 2019. I’m 6’ tall and 160 lbs, the medium fits perfectly and is plenty long. In past seasons, I was in between a medium and large which was super frustrating. Medium choked me, and large was too baggy. Now, fits like it should. Stoked.
The material is extremely light weight (nearly sheer) and stretchy. Nice for summer. The outer arm is heavier weight material for abrasion resistance. It’s got speed holes down the sides so everyone knows how fast you are, and i like that Fox has toned down the logos this year. All black everything.
I’m happy with the fit, material and design improvements Fox made for this season’s jersey offering. Nice work.

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Tim J

Tim Jwrote a review of on October 6, 2017

5 5

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

I have not put these glove through the ringer. Just bought them and have initial impressions. I'll be using them for regular winter wear, so no snowboarding in these.
They appear warm and fit comfortably. I like the elastic cuff. However, the size chart is very inaccurate. The circumference of my hand is 8.5", which size chart says would be Medium. That sounded suspect (I have big hands) so I ordered Larges. Those were also too small, to the point that I couldn't open my hand all the way. Ended up getting XL, which fit. I think a more critical measurement is tip of middle finger to bottom of palm, which measures 8" on me. So, if you're an 8" guy, go with the XLs.

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Tim Jwrote a review of on December 28, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs large
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 160 lbs
Size Purchased: medium

I'm a slim guy, 6'0"/160 lbs. I bought a medium, which is sized correctly through the shoulders, but quite generous in the torso. Definitely not a slim fit.
I tend to run cold. Not the ideal body type for Wisconsin's eternal bitter cold, dark, windy winters. Last year I froze my butt trying to wear a down insulator with vest over it. This set up was not windproof or waterproof, and it leaked feathers everywhere. This year I decided to invest in a quality jacket that is functional, waterproof, durable, and (super hard to find) STYLISH.
The Fjallraven Polar Guide ticks all of these boxes. I've only had it a few weeks and already it has proven its worth.
Pluses
-So warm! Tons of synthetic insulation, and no annoying feathers blowing sticking to my car, house, office, wife. Drop tail insulates my butt from my freezing car seat.
-Completely waterproof. Wore it for two days hiking in sleet.
-Looks great. Goes beyond the basic black puffer look which is so played out. I got the Olive color which is more brown than green A huge plus IMO.
-Durable. The G-1000 fabric feels like it will live as long as I do.
Minuses
-Bulky and heavy. Built oversized, and all that insulation's gotta go somewhere!
-The hood is too big. Very snorkely and gives tunnel vision.
-Removable faux fur looks great, until the hood goes up. Then you can't see a thing. The fur also makes it difficult to zip all the way up and makes you feel claustrophobic.
Conclusion. You get what you pay for, and this is a piece that will last a lifetime. I wish I could say it's perfect, it's not. However it looks awesome and performs just as well. Bring it on, Wisconsin.

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