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Will Trangwrote a review of on June 28, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Just bought a small speedsleev in black and have used it on a few rides. I didn't want another saddle bag as I've been scarring my seat posts from the saddle bag moving around. The speedsleev attaches directly to the seat rails, so that addresses the problem I wanted to fix. No issues with the speedsleev wobbling around like traditional saddle bags and just enough space to pack a spare tube, tire lever, and two co2 cartridges. Only thing I wish the pack had was a little more room for a multi-tool.

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Will Trangwrote a review of on February 28, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

They don't call this a cheater bike for no reason. I bought this frame and built it up with SRAM X1, Loaded cockpit, and Magura Brake/Fork. The SB5C ended up weighing only 23 lbs., far less then I was expecting for being an all mountain frame. This bike simply does everything well. Technical climbs and drops are a thing of the past on this bike. I can effortlessly ride up technical steep climbs that my friends struggle on. I would easily recommend this bike to anyone.

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Will Trangwrote a review of on December 17, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I got the chance to ride this bike at a recent demo day in Austin. I was skeptical of the big suspension all mountain bikes and their place on the Texas trails. The SB5C pedals and feels a lot lighter then it actually is. The infinity switch link system is likely the reason for this. The bike doesn't squat under pedaling whatsoever. Over rock gardens this bike just glides over the rocks without much effort. I found myself freely riding up and down obstacles I normally struggle with on my Ellsworth Evolve. This bike rides fasts and clears everything!

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Will Trangwrote a review of on October 5, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've been using eggbeaters for the past couple of seasons and recently replaced them with Shimano XT pedals. I love the difference. The eggbeaters had too much float in the pedal and required frequent cleat replacement. This Shimano pedals just work, clip in and ride. Plus I don't accidentally slip out of the XT pedals all the time, like when I'm using the eggbeaters. I love the tension system on these pedals and the refined adjustability. The only downside of these pedals compared to the eggbeaters is the weight difference and mud build up. The egg beaters are better at handling mud and allow you to clip in even when there is excess mud build up on the cleats. If I had to choose all over again I'd stick with shimano pedals. The trade offs aren't worth it for trail riding.

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Will Trangwrote a review of on October 5, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've tried several electrolytes mixes in the past and they are too sweet and sugary. The matcha and lemons is the perfect balance for me and I love the caffeine boost. I wouldn't recommend using this for night rides though I usually have a hard time sleeping with all the caffeine in my system.

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Will Trangwrote a review of on October 5, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The biggest factors for me when helmet shopping is comfort. I find myself riding very regularly throughout the week, so I want my gear to just work. The POC helmet is just that. The straps are thin and comfortable and the pads offer just enough comfort. Best of all is my temples don't get pinched causing headaches. Which usually happens to me on most of the other helmets I try on. Note: This helmet tends to attract attention. I've worn this around Austin and have been stopped a few times with people commenting and asking where I got it.

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