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federico M.wrote a review of on February 18, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I have about 10-15 days on this board, i am about 5 10" 190 pounds gear up and the 157 hit the spot. This board is on the stiff side to be very responsive but with enough flex to make it comfy. It is super stable at high speeds, and on drops and jumps is money. Where it absolutely shines is in powder/glades this thing is a Katana, it just glides effortlessly. It still playful to do tricks , great edge control, good in groomers, and i have found it good for the park as well (boxes, rails nothing crazy). My only concern with this board went i got it was riding switch, it turn out to be actually good and not difficult at all. Thank you to sales rep. Karissa for helping me get this board on time for a trip.

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federico M.wrote a review of on December 1, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 185 lbs
Size Purchased: medium

Great quality and so light. I have been using this and i wont go back to pants, they are super comfortable providing the right amount of room to layer under. You will never again have snow in you back again, you will also retain better heat. The front pockets are roomy, my only minor complain is that it should have belt loops, the inside adjuster is not of my liking. Over all this is typical AK stuff

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federico M.wrote a review of on December 1, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is a stunning looking stem and is super light. Yes it is very expensive however the quality feels remarkable. This was more of an impulse buy, but i do not regret it at all. I have this pair up with an Enve M7 bar and the combo as been a killer.

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federico M.wrote a review of on December 1, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This carbon bar is beautiful, the quality is obvious from the moment you opened the box; i got this pair with a 35 mm Enve stem set up on my Nomad V4. i was concern about the rigidity of the bar, nevertheless i decided to give it a go. i got this to replace a Santa Cruz carbon bar and i could tell immediately that this bar is more rigid but in a good way. i feel turning is a little more precise, even though the bar is more rigid than my previous one my hands feel less fatigue and the sweep on this bar also feels more comfortable. What made my purchasing decision a go was that i found out that Enve has a crash replacement that i feel is more than fair; over all super happy with my new bar stem combo.

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federico M.wrote a review of on November 21, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

My reverb starting acting up a little bit and i decided to do the 200 hrs maintenance. After it came back the lever activation was never the same, got bleed it and the problem persisted. It would go down and it would not return up, it would get stuck in the middle or simply refuse to dropped! I almost pull the trigger on a fox transfer but i got the remote sustain lever thinking if the dropper still doesnt work i could still use it with the fox transfer. Well well it sure works!!!! the lever is machine beautifully, the texture on the lever feels great and the activation feels immediate. The dropper drops and pops in an instant, i feel like i have a new dropper, you do lose the speed control but i dont care i rather have reliability. I have been using it it in temps from 29 F to 40F and it simply works. Should had done this from the very beginning when i got my bike!!

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federico M.wrote a review of on October 8, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This shorts are light and well vented, they remain in place thanks to the Silicone grip in the adjustable waist. They are a bit more fitted and run a little higher up the knee than the 29 flex short that i bought last year. They still remind comfortable and the short still coverts most of the knee pad. I managed to test their durability when i landed on my butt and hip; the fabric still intact.

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federico M.wrote a review of on October 8, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 190 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

I decided to take a gamble on this wool t-shirt and i am happy that i did. It is super comfortable and love the way it feels, i bought it originally for the gym and to wear around town and love the way it feels. Them i was like what the hell let me try it to mountain bike and i was stunt how comfortable it still was, it does not feel clammy and remains cool. I actually crashed and landed on my shoulder and thought the t-shirt is done, big hole. Nada, nothing still like new. The only thing that i noticed is that you may need to be aware is that the size when it arrived was a little on the large size but after washing it a few time it shrunk a bit, now fit more like a true large. Over all great quality and high performnace.

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federico M.wrote a review of on September 5, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is actually my second pair of aggressor 2.3. I bought it to replaces a DHR II that I thought roll to slow. I have it in the rear pair to a DHF 2.5 on my Nomad V and I have been extremely happy. It only gives some in cornering grip which you will notice if push it to the edge; is really good on climbs. For me the trade is fair and I am more than happy with it .

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federico M.wrote a review of on April 5, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Original review 4/2018, i gave it 4 stars:
I had great experience with Dainese products and I bought these to replace my Six Six One Rage Hard Knee Guard. They were good but had to adjust a couple of times during 2 hour rides and were hot in the summer; however protection wise they were solid. I have used the trail skins twice on two 10 miles rides. the first one had some substantial climbing and the second one was mostly flat with a few punchy climbs. Total number of adjustments = ZERO! So comfortable you forget you have them on. The only thing i notice on the first ride was that of the labels flapping around inside, i cutted them and the second ride was absolutely perfect. i have soccer quads and was at the max sizing of the mediums. I took a chance on the size and it was worth it. At first i thought they are to small but once you stretch them the Velcro and silicon keeps them in place. Make sure the strap is properly place other wise it will be itchy. The only reason i took off a star is because after the second ride a couple of the stitches on one of the straps came loose. I have not taken a spill on them, but i did slam hard my knee on concrete to see how they did, and you feel the contact but there is no pain transferring from the knee. Great comfort and so breathable, may be not the best for temps bellow 40 F or so. Will update on durability.

UPDATE 10/8/2018

I fixed the stitches that came off and have not have a problem since with them. I have managed to tested them a few times and they offer great protection even on enduro types trails, the side protection on this helps a lot. They still stay in place and are so breathable, they have stretched a little bit which made glad i went with the medium size. Only on heavy duty bike park days i dont wear them, besides that they are money! up dated too 5 stars.

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federico M.wrote a review of on February 18, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 195 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

I bought this to replaced a pair of AK cyclic pants that i have over 7 years. Those pants where able to zip up with my cyclic Jacket, however Burton does not longer have this feature on their pants and jackets. I love the quality of the AK clothes, and decided to go with the bibs bc of the extra protection.

I have used them on temperatures from -20 to mid 40's and i have been comfortable in all. I just have to layer up according to the temp. I believe bc the bib coverts your torso you retain more body heat and no snow will sneak up your pants. The only negative is the price (i paid full price) , but if it is as durable as other AK stuff i have own I think is worth it. Superb piece of gore-tex, with a really good fit, it is feather light, and the vents on the legs offer great ventilation.

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federico M.wrote a review of on January 16, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I wanted a low profile helmet with MIPS( It works, tested MIPS on a DH helmet) technology. I finally settle for this after owning giro and ride helmets previously. Both of those helmets were size large and i just felt they were a little to big, and the Med was to small. My circumference head is just under 23 Inches, i gamble and order the Medium orange. It is a precise fit which i did not mind and very low profile, with the BOA like mechanism it only take a small turn to have the helmet securely around my head.

Performance wise this thing is light, looks great, and is super comfortable. I was a little concern with the vents not closing, but that was put to rest after using this helmet in Vermont for 3 days in temps btw -14 and 12. I used it with a Dakine balaclava and Oakley crowbar goggles, excellent fit (no gap btw helmet and goggles). Great job Pret, and Kyle Livingston on backcountry sales for his incredible service!

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federico M.wrote a review of on July 31, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: Runs small
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 195 lbs
Size Purchased: large

I just tried them in my local DH park and they performed admirably. Very comfortable and once you adjust them they stay put. They have enough room for hard shell knee pads, and are very well made. I do have soccer quads and the extra room is appreciated. They survive a massive crashed, Not even one hole in them. Be aware that they do run small, I am around 195lbs 33 waist and the large are perfect for me. Worth every penny, even more on sale :)

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federico M.wrote a review of on December 7, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs small
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 185 lbs
Size Purchased: med

I have use it a few times plus a few times in the gym. I breaths great, very well built. I have the black one with a green logo and it looks awesome. I runs a little on the small size, so add a size if you little this on the baggy size. If it was not so expensive it will stock up on this jersey, great colors.

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federico M.wrote a review of on October 27, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Chain,Shimano XT CS-M8000 Cassette, Shimano XT RD-M8000 Rear Derailleurr) to convert my baby (2016 Santa Cruz Heckler) to a 1 x 11. After a 100 miles the shifter still working great. I could not be happier; all done at a very reasonable price. My only regret is that i did not changed sooner to a 1 x11

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federico M.wrote a review of on October 27, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought this after Shae( She is great) from the bike dept at backcountry recommend it as part of the parts ( Race Face Narrow Wide Chainring, Shimano CN-HG600 11-Speed Chain,Shimano XT CS-M8000 Cassette, Shimano XT SL-M8000 RapidFire Trigger) to convert my baby (2016 Santa Cruz Heckler) to a 1 x 11. After a 100 miles the the derailleur is still smooth and is tougher that it looks. I had a couple of bad crashes that had me fearing the worst, however it is still going. I could not be happier; all done at a very reasonable price. My only regret is that i did not changed sooner to a 1 x11

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federico M.wrote a review of on October 27, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought this after Shae( She is great) from the bike dept at backcountry recommend it as part of the parts ( Race Face Narrow Wide Chainring, Shimano CN-HG600 11-Speed Chain,Shimano XT RD-M8000 Rear Derailleur, Shimano XT SL-M8000 RapidFire Trigger) to convert my baby (2016 Santa Cruz Heckler) to a 1 x 11. After a 100 miles the cassette is doing great. I got the 11-42 with a 32T chain ring and so far i can climb anything here in Jersey. The cassette is on the heavy but that was not a concern for me. I could not be happier; all done at a very reasonable price. My only regret is that i did not changed sooner to a 1 x11


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federico M.wrote a review of on October 27, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought this after Shae( She is great) from the bike dept at backcountry recommend it as part of the parts ( Race Face Narrow Wide Chainring, Shimano XT CS-M8000 Cassette,Shimano XT RD-M8000 Rear Derailleur, Shimano XT SL-M8000 RapidFire Trigger) to convert my baby (2016 Santa Cruz Heckler) to a 1 x 11. After a 100 miles the chain is doing great. The chain is a little heavy but that was not a concern for me. I could not be happier; all done at a very reasonable price. My only regret is that i did not changed sooner to a 1 x11

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federico M.wrote a review of on October 27, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought this after Shae( She is great) from the bike dept at backcountry recommend it as part of the parts ( Shimano CN-HG600 11-Speed Chain,Shimano XT CS-M8000 Cassette,Shimano XT RD-M8000 Rear Derailleur, Shimano XT SL-M8000 RapidFire Trigger) to convert my baby (2016 Santa Cruz Heckler) to a 1 x 11. After a 100 miles I have not dropped my chain, some of those mile have been at bike park (mountain Creek NJ) which as some very rocky terrain. It looks good and performs like a champ, could not be happier; all done at a very reasonable price. My only regret is that i did not changed sooner to a 1 x11

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