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Baja Arizona

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I work in a padded box.

I live in the desert.

I drink beer at the trailhead, unless I'm on my way to work.*

*I'm reconsidering this now. Right now. With a beer in my hand.

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bridgemtnwrote a review of on August 14, 2017

2 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I had HIIIiiiGH hopes for this lever. It was the first of a few mods I made to my new (to me) 2016 Trek Remedy (the conversion to 1x being the first mod, of course). After riding bikes of all sorts with the Reverb and that lame-o plunger mounted on the top of the bar, sometimes a yard away from my plunger pusher finger, I was super eager to try out something resembling the industry standard- a below the bar thumb-shifter style paddle.

What a bummer, Joe Smith.

I tried to separate times to get the lever set up on my own. I followed the pretty decent youtoobs video that Rockshox put together for the install, and no dice! Even after the shop assisted install, the performance leaves me missing my older KS Lev post and paddle style lever.

To top it off, the Rockshox got another $95 outta my pocket? No bueno, Rockshox. No bueno.

Skip it hermanos y hermanas.

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bridgemtnwrote a review of on August 14, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

You know shimano makes quality stuff, don't you?

This slapped right on to my Shimano crankset that had been serving as a 2x system. Install is a breeze, and it's performed perfectly.

On the few times when I've completely spaced turning my rear mech clutch to the "on" position, this ring has held the chain tightly, even through gnarly chunder, on a fairly long 29er chainstay.

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bridgemtnwrote a review of on December 16, 2009

5 5

That's right: if you buy this shirt, you'll have a big problem on your hands. After only one or two days in this shirt, you'll realize all of your synthetic tops are lame and stinky. You'll have to find some poor "friend" to give you quiver of tops that can be replaced by this one shirt.

Case in point: I did a ~2 week roadtrip last winter, throughout SW MT, we skied, lots, even played a few games of pond hockey in Paradise Valley. I wore this shirt EVERY SINGLE day, and only at the end of the trip did it start to hold the smallest of odor. After 14 days straight. The shirt is very warm, the wicking action is as legendary as other Smartwool products.

I LOVE this shirt. If there is a single downside, it's that it's a bit warm for really aerobic days. That brings up another problem: you'll end up using all thoose lame mid-weight layers and vest and such even less as well.

I'm 5'9", 175, athletic, and the LARGE is perfect for me. A bit long in the back, but that's great when you bend over- it stays tucked in.

Bottom Line: BUY IT, but be aware of the "problems" you'll inherit.

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bridgemtnwrote a review of on January 11, 2005

5 5

If you’ve ever dreamed of finding freedom skiing in the backcountry hills, but you don’t have tons of cash ready to burn, the Alpine Trekker may be your ticket to freedom. At ~$180, these things are a ton cheaper than any of the AT bindings on the market. Plus you get to keep your current pair of alpine skis, boots and bindings, and in the backcountry, these are invaluable contributions in your quest for freedom

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