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Scott Golsan

Scott Golsan

Gearhead

Salt Lake City, UT

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Scott Golsan

Scott Golsanwrote a review of on August 13, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Picked these up a few weeks ago and I couldn't be happier with them! The I9 hubs are among the industry leaders and paired with the Reynolds Assault rim and using their SLG technology these wheels are super stable at speed coming down the canyon roads. These wheels handle crosswinds with the best of them and I never experienced any issues.
If you have any questions about these wheels or others, please feel free to reach out.

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Scott Golsanwrote a review of on August 8, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Size Purchased: S/M

I've been wearing Capo socks for a while and have never been disappointed. These socks do a good job of keeping my feet dry on the hot summer days, and the asymmetric cut on the socks makes them even more comfortable on the mid/long rides. Grab a pair and your feet with thank you and you can thank me.
Cycling shoe size is a 43.5 for reference

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Scott Golsanwrote a review of on July 31, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've used Cinelli cork tape for years, and recently bought this to replace a family members worn out tape. It's very easy to install and doesn't require much stretch at all, other than to help prevent slippage or unwrapping. I was reminded of just how comfortable the bars feel with this tape after having finished the job, and the red looks good and adds some "pop" to the bike.

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Scott Golsanwrote a review of on July 27, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 185 lbs
Size Purchased: 33

This is the second pair of Vuori shorts I have owned, and they are by far and away the most comfortable pair of shorts I've owned. The fabric is smooth and multi-directional stretch for added comfort while moving. I've used them from working, yard work, hiking, gym and jogging in, and they never let me down.
If you're looking for a great pair of shorts to do it all in, grab these and go.

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Scott Golsanwrote a review of on July 27, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I thought it was time that I should jump in and see what the hype is all about with Yeti products and after using this for the past week, I see why everyone swears by their products to keep things cold or hot.
I like how wide the mouth is and it makes it easy to add ice from a machine. The ice that I add will easily stay in the bottle for two days when using cold water. Other ones I've used would be lucky to keep it cold for 12-18 hours before the ice melted away.
Don't question the purchase, buy it and thank me later.

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Scott Golsanwrote a review of on July 5, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have been using Conti tubes for many years, and these 29er tubes are great to pack around and keep as spares in my gear bag. While they have a removable core, I have never had to use them, but they always do their job and get me out when I have flatted.

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Scott Golsanwrote a review of on July 5, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

I got this Thule rack as a gift for my father. He and I have sold many Thule racks over the years, and this has worked out well, even with one small issue with the initial install. It seems the inner bolt that tightens down and takes out the play in the receiver hitch had some flashing on it from the weld, causing the bolt to not easily thread. It did require some work to clean things up, but it now works well. He recently used it on a trip to Colorado from Utah and had no issues what so ever. It's nice that the rack will also pivot away from the trunk area with bikes on, so you can get things out without removing the bikes. He's been quite please with it!

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Scott Golsanwrote a review of on July 5, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

These shims are great if you have a carbon sole that the cleat is going to interface with, as it helps prevent the actual cleat from digging in to the carbon and ruining/damaging the sole of the shoe.
I picked up a new pair of Sidi Drako shoes, and they have a rubber area where the cleat attaches that doesn't require this shim, but now I have an extra set just in case.

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Scott Golsanwrote a review of on July 5, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Been using Crank Brothers pedals for many years, and isn't my first set I have had to replace. These cleats are like all the others and offer a great amount of float (I like), and still remain really durable. What is always nice is how new cleats really engage the pedal and offer better feedback when compared to "older" more worn out cleats. If in doubt, replace them.

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Scott Golsanwrote a review of on July 4, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs small
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 130 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

I got this for my son, and he really likes the jersey. I've worn Giordana clothing for many years, and this jersey offers the same level of quality found throughout the Giordana line. I really like the colors and lines on this jersey and the overall look while being worn.
My son is around 5'8"+ and 130lbs. I got him the small and I'm hoping he will get at least a full year of wear from it or maybe two. It does run small as others have stated.
If you have any questions about this item or other Giordana gear, please reach out to me- sgolsan@backcountry.com

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Scott Golsanwrote a review of on June 23, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I had been having issues with some factory tape job on my wheels and just could not get the wheels to seal.
I finally gave up and decided to give the Easton kit a go, and it worked the first time around. The tape is as bit tricky to get it to adhere to the carbon wheels, and I simply went around the wheel twice. I used the Stan's No Tube TR valves with this tape, and I now have a set of wheels that I can trust.
If you have any questions, please contact me below.
sgolsan@backcountry.com
801.254.0654

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Scott Golsanwrote a review of on June 23, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I have to think this is the best hitch rack out today. I was really surprised and how well Thule thought out this rack. I can easily say that my favorite thing on this rack is how you can lower the rack or raise it with the pull lever at the end of the rack. No more having to fumble down near the hinge area of this rack!
It also has a reverse pivot that allows the rack to hinge down out of the way while bikes are loaded, allowing access to the trunk.
I'd be happy to answer any questions you may have. Please contact me below.
sgolsan@backcountry.com
801.204.4674

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Scott Golsanwrote a review of on June 23, 2017

Smooth rider
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I picked up this bike a few weeks ago and was finally able to hit the trails yesterday, and all I can say is wow! The Fox Float fork, Niner carbon wheels and Sram X01 Eagle performed flaslessly.
I have not ridden a hardtail in years, and this bike blew me away at how well it handled rough terrain. The bike was stable on the steepest of descents and climbed like a goat.
I'd be happy to assist you with your custom build or answer any questions you may have.
sgolsan@backcountry.com
801.254.6504

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Scott Golsanwrote a review of on June 20, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 130 lbs
Size Purchased: 30

Got two pairs of these board shorts for my two teenage boys for our trip to Cali and they loved the overall fit, colors and "how cool they look."
The fabric offers some stretch and the colors are sharp and vibrant. Prana always delivers on quality!

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