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ktimmmtb's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
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ktimmmtbwrote a review of on January 29, 2019

unisex wallet
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Not sure why this is listed as a woman's wallet here. On the Filson site, it's under both and roughly 80% of the reviewers are men. Anyway, I've always prefered minimalist wallets and this one is just a better way to secure cash than a folding card case. Let see, I fit a license, insurance card, two credit cards, a couple of business cards, and 3 to 4 bills (when I have cash), and could fit another slim card or two. My puppy got a hold of it just a couple days after getting it and decided to 'weather' it. It's a tight fit at first, but does loosen. Slides easily in/out of front pant or jacket pocket.

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ktimmmtbwrote a review of on January 5, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Sure, Yeti is nice, and I do have a couple of their products. But...sometimes you just need a beer mug and no cover. These work great (snd stack) and I've gotten at close out as low as $2.75. If you need to keep your beer or drink cold for days, go elsewhere. If you drink your beer before it would reasonably go warm, you've found what you need. Great for back yard get together or just around the house.

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ktimmmtbwrote a review of on January 29, 2018

Many years of service
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is a great little light from Exposure. Unfortunately, after many years of use, and some over-tightening, mine broke. I'm a little hesitant to buy another because of the twist on/off, but it's proving difficult to find something of similar micro size that incorporates a CR123 (rechargeable) with a strobe function at around the 100lm level so that the battery last many hours. Just enough light to get you through the first twenty minutes of a predawn mtb race, or convince check point officials to let you pass after the no-lights time cutoff of an ultraendurance because you haven't trained when you have a new kid. ("They didn't say what kind of light. Go!"€)

Slight increase in lumens since I bought mine. There are a lot of other offerings out there with multiple times the lumens, but this one is really great for its balanced size, output, and life. Also, since the Flash sits flush with the handle bars, there is no knee bumping when out of the saddle.
The Flare is also a really nice taillight, but expect the same issue with the plastic twist head after years. Also, if you have an aero seat post, you may want to wrap a small piece of bike tube to keep it steady.
(both Flare and Flash pictured)

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ktimmmtbwrote a question about on October 24, 2017

First off, it's interesting that this GPS enabled bike computer isn't included in the 'GPS cycling computers' section. Instead it's listed under Men's Sport Watches.
Now...is it compatible with Wahoo Fitness cadence sensors?
Doesn't appear to have auto sync to Strava, but any users have feedback on compatibility?

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ktimmmtbwrote a question about on October 24, 2017

Given the frustrations with the live segments, I have to believe that you can have that turned off and it will still record Strava segments once uploaded, correct?
Any s/w updates from Garmin that have alleviated the Live Segments issue? Or with having to clear out messages (having to manually do that actually makes things unnecessarily dangerous)
Thanks

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ktimmmtbwrote a review of on October 2, 2017

Don't pass because of lower price
4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought this to replace a Scott Vanish Evo which saved my head in a severe impact with the road. For $130 (less on sale), this is a pretty nice helmet. It's got MIPS, is pretty lightweight, and nice looking. Breathes as well as any other more expensive helmet I've had.
Couple of strikes. It doesn't work so well with sliding your glasses into the vents. Also, for cold weather riders the strap is not long enough so that when you have on skull cap and have to adjust the buckle, it's right near the edge, and it's come off a few times. That's bad planning. I don't have a huge head.

(picture is of Scott Vanish EVO, not ARX)

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ktimmmtbwrote a review of on October 31, 2016

Excellent multi adventure sneaker
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs large

Ok, probably not so much for keeping your feet from getting wet in bad conditions, but perform decently on wet surfaces (rocks). Have used them on a couple of hikes that involved a lot of rock scrambling, and they've performed extremely well. Good grip and comfortable for all day hikes. So far the wear on the soles has been pretty low for the amount of usage they've got. Pretty surprised given the compound and good grip.
As for size, I actually went a half size smaller (running half size large). Using with a medium weight wool sock, they were still very comfortable.
Don't know if the Boost works or not, but I never really felt any fatigue after those hikes.
Would buy these or similar Adidas shoe again.

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ktimmmtbwrote a review of on March 11, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Size Purchased: Medium (for sz 42.5 shoe)

Kept me toes warm for rides starting at 30 degrees (despite what the Garmin said), without any real added bulk. Can get about two hours in cold weather before toes get nippy. Read the complaints here about the zippers failing/breaking. I think some care in putting these on will help them last, like pinching the zipper together as you pull up. I put a couple dozen+/- rides on them over the past two NY winters without trouble. I like the sole design. Covers the whole sole underneath except for the cleat and heal pad. One thing I didn’t like about the Gore Thermo (which I returned) is that it’s only an elastic strap so if it isn’t tight around the sole, there’s a lot of space for cold air to come through. If you’re on the higher side of Gores sizing and get cold feet, then I would expect the fit to be better and would gladly pay the extra $40-$50 for what I think would be a warmer cover (but can’t confirm). But for the $30 sale price I paid for these, I am very happy with the purchase.

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ktimmmtbwrote a review of on March 11, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

Kept me toes warm for rides starting at 30 degrees (despite what the Garmin said), without any real added bulk. Can get about two hours in cold weather before toes get nippy. Read the complaints here about the zippers failing/breaking. I think some care in putting these on will help them last, like pinching the zipper together as you pull up. I put a couple dozen+/- rides on them over the past two NY winters without trouble. I like the sole design. Covers the whole sole underneath except for the cleat and heal pad. One thing I didn’t like about the Gore Thermo (which I returned) is that it’s only an elastic strap so if it isn’t tight around the sole, there’s a lot of space for cold air to come through. If you’re on the higher side of Gores sizing and get cold feet, then I would expect the fit to be better and would gladly pay the extra $40-$50 for what I think would be a warmer cover (but can’t confirm). But for the $30 sale price I paid for these, I am very happy with the purchase.

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ktimmmtbwrote a review of on March 27, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

Bought as a replacement for a lost Ibex skullcap that was near and dear. But didn't want to spend $40 at the time when this one was $22 or something. I expected it wouldn't fully cover the lower ears, but hoped it would. It doesn't, but just almost. So on rides, my lower lobes start a little cold and then soon warm up. It's comfortable (not too tight) and warm. I also really like the reversible sides (which I do use because one side is Real Tree)

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ktimmmtbwrote a review of on November 21, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Before buying the Voyager, I had bought the Titan. To be honest, I wasn't that thrilled given the size and reported output. I decided I would return it. I saw this new model listed and given the flashlight mode that eliminates the dark spot, I'd give this one a try (at a lower cost). I tested it vs. the Orbit and Titan, and I can tell this will be my favorite. Even without the lower light on, the under dark spot is rather minimal.

If there is one tiny flaw, it's the tolerance on the sliding plastic (and this is being really nitpicky). The globe isn't as tight around the body as the Orbit and Titan.

When you take it out of the box you'll play with it (of course w/o reading the instructions) and think the button patterns don't make sense. Then you get used to it and then it becomes clear.

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ktimmmtbwrote a review of on December 2, 2013

Disappointed
2 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs small

Expected so much more from these, especially considering the pinky/ring finger combo. Gives the impression that they are for cold weather. I wouldn't use these on the road below 42(F). The back of the glove has Windstopper, but if you blow between the fingers you'll see that the sides of the fingers let's the cold breeze right through. I still like the feel and construction though, and make a good cool weather mountain bike glove. Generous terry cloth area for whiping the snot away.
As much as I like Gore apparel (love my Gore Fusion gloves for extreme temps) there are just too many better winter road glove offerings for the price.
Like most, I had to one size up

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