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Zachary M.

Zachary M.wrote a review of on September 18, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

So I picked these up for a full suspension 27.5 build I'm doing for my wife ((Morewood Zula, 100 rear travel 120 front, got a great deal on a NIB a few years old) and trying to keep the costs down. Overall these are very nice wheels which needed a bit of effort to set up. As DM said below, these are labeled as Easton rims, not Race Face...same company, different stickers. No big deal for me. They came taped for tubeless, which was a nice surprise, but the tape was not stuck down well. I put tubes in them at 40 psi for 24 hours and the tape went down perfectly. Got some Maxxis TRL tires to seat without sealant using just a floor pump and they held pretty well overnight, rear got a bit soft. Topped them up with Stans and they are holding air perfectly.

There have been some so-so reviews for some very similarly built wheels (Easton ARC laced to DT Swiss 350) that were spec'ed on Santa Cruz bikes last year (maybe two years ago), several went out of true very quickly. For that reason, I threw these on my stand, and with an inflated tire the tension was pretty low (drive side 900 N when the rim maxes out at 1200 N) so I brought them up tension. I ride the 29 inch version of these rims (ARC 27) that I built to DT Swiss 240 hubs, and I've had no trouble with them staying true. I weight 220 without gear and I live in a rocky area, so I run them on my Ibis Ripley a bit firmer than some (28ish rear, 25 front) and I've had no issues with dents. My wife is well under 130, and I figure these should last very nicely for her use.

The stickers are not very durable on these rims, but for ridable wheels on sale for $280, These seem great, I'll update if anything changes.

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Zachary M.wrote a review of on September 6, 2016

3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 215 lbs
Size Purchased: 47

I liked the fit of these a lot, and will continue to use them for commuting, but they are not holding up very well to trail rides. I've been using them in the foothills in Albuquerque and now in the trails around State College in PA. Both rocky places, but I ride XC, not downhill. I don't drag my soles in turns, but the soles are starting to crumble and fall apart just as Giro's 1 year warrantee expired (bought them last summer). I've strayed a bit in recent years (Shimano and Giro) but I have to admit that Sidis are the most durable shoes on the market. I just ordered some Sidi SRS Spiders, and these will be relegated to commuting. Sidi, sorry I strayed.

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Zachary M.wrote a question about on January 11, 2016

Can you wear the face protector with glasses. I have Rx lenses in Oakley Fast Jackets XL so I don't use goggles. I need my glasses to see. Bell says it works with glasses or goggles, but does anyone have any specific experience.

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Zachary M.

Zachary M.wrote a review of on January 6, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I already had a Rocky Mount BrassKnuckles rack, and liked being able to throw my bike on the roof securely with both wheels attached and no contact from the rack to the bike frame. I liked it so much, I was in the process of buying a second one, along with the FatBike adapter (around another $20) when I saw that RockyMount had released the Tomahawk. They are functionally the same, though the BrassKnuckle seems finished a bit more nicely, and the Tomahawk comes ready to carry large tire fatbikes. So, the same functionality of the rack I really like without the need to buy an additional adapter to carry my Moonlander. RockyMount saved me $70.

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Zachary M.wrote a review of on August 19, 2011

3 5

These gloves are OK, they are well made and the fit is fine (a bit snug at first, but stretch with use), they should be ideal. I agree that there is a bit of dye leeching, but hey, they also come in white, and even the black stop seeping after some use. My problem is that they have a stitched seam between the thumb and forefinger, and after an hour or so it digs in and hurts. They are fine for commuting, but for long rides, I grab a different glove.

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