Free 2-Day Shipping on Orders Over $50
shaun Moyes

shaun Moyes

Heaven on Earth - LCC

shaun Moyes's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Biking
Skiing
Climbing

shaun Moyes's Bio

Live for the Pow pow. Shred the dirt and climb the rock until the white falls again.

shaun Moyes

shaun Moyeswrote a review of on September 18, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Five Ten has been the MTB shoe benchmark for quite some time. Simply put, they make great shoes. That being said, I have never felt like Five Ten shoes have fit me as well as others.

My last pair of Shoes endured a decade of abuse but, the soles had given me all they could. I tried on a few options and read many reviews landing on the Giro Jackets. The Jackets fit me better than others I had tried including Five Ten. The grip is great and stick well to my pedals (Diety Compound). I often have to lift to reset a foot. The sole is supportive and actually fairly stiff which offers a great platform for standing on the down and mashing on the up. The shoe itself is supportive when laced and keeps my foot comfy and in place. The laces are super solid and stay laced always. The lace keeper on the tongue keeps the loose ends put.

The style is cool but my wife hates the color... I like it (Turquoise). All in all a pretty solid product from Giro that I love.

I only have one complaint and it has to do with Giro, not the shoe. These laces are really good and stay knotted. I want another pair in black and Giro cannot get another pair. They don't sell this lace as a replacement on their site and could not direct me where to get another set. ...really? They're your laces. They rock. How can you not get a set other than on the shoe new? ...great laces in case you didn't catch that.

Me: Size 9.5 U.S. ; but, I often size down. Size 43 was perfect for me. Not tight so I believe this shoe runs about true to size or possibly a tiny bit large (less than 1/2 size).

(0)

 

0 Comments

shaun Moyes

shaun Moyeswrote a review of on September 18, 2018

MIPS with good coverage, price and fit
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Whether you believe it works or not, I have decided that I will only buy helmets with MIPS for now.

This helmet is very comfortable. The adjustments and fitting system are great. I can set this so it feels comfy, doesn't squeeze and completely stays put.

It has great coverage deep on the neck and around the ears.

Great style... unless you don't like the look of a cool Enduro modern lid.

Vents are all well placed. The top vents are perfect for attaching my light centered side to side and front to back. The visor lifts up out of the way for increased field of vision and for Go-Pro mounting.

MIPS...

Fair price. The Montaro is very similar; but, it has a higher price tag for insignificant features in my opinion.

The Chronicle covers all the basics of style, comfort, safety and features at a reasonable price tag.

(2)

 

0 Comments

0 Comments

shaun Moyes

shaun Moyeswrote a review of on September 18, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Me: 5'11"
Bike: Size M

I had been riding an older squishy bike for quite a while and was still having a great time. I finally conceded that there have been so many advances in bike technology over the past few years in tire sizing, shocks, geometry, seat droppers and so forth that I wanted something new. The Nomad is better at DH and Freeride than my DH/Freeride bike. It also weighs much less and can pedal.

THIS BIKE IS FUN!!!

I originally had my heart set on a Pivot Firebird. Coming off a plush Freeride bike with "PUSH" tuned coil suspension etc, I wanted a slack bike that would still feel at home riding aggressive on the down and Freeride trails while also being able to pedal which is something my old bike could not do. Then I found that Santa Cruz had created a bike (Gen 4 Nomad) with almost identical geometry, a crazy good suspension with a linear stroke all in an ALUMINUM frame. Aluminum still has some advantages for some of us... or perhaps, some of us don't need the advantages of Carbon... or however you want to look at it. Either way, that was one factor that helped steer me.

One review from a trustworthy source compared the Firebird and Nomad and claimed that the Firebird felt a little more forgiving on the small stuff; but, the Nomad seemed to bottom out less and handle bigger features differently. As a fatty at 5'11" and "cough" 190ish + "cough" ehhh... I liked the sound of the Nomad's handling.

I have always wanted a Santa Cruz due to being a fan of Rob Roskopp back in my skate days - (Roskopp 1 was the best deck design ever). Finally a Santa Cruz bike made for me.

Current bike advancements have given us rigs that can both pedal and descend (give us our cake and allow us to eat it too). The Nomad can pedal. The 50 tooth GX Eagle rear cassette helps ensure that along with a great shock. However, climbing isn't where the bike shines, it's everything after the climb... and the Nomad shines like the sun mowing, floating, jumping, cornering and kicking ass over, around, through and on every bit of terrain along the way.

For many, a slightly smaller travel bike might serve them better and balance the climbing and descending more towards their needs. For those that want to eat cake and rock on, this is the bike!

I'm 5'11" and pedaled both the Large and Medium frames. SC says Large will fit 5'9" and up; but, I simply felt the M was more playful and a better fit for me and my style.

(0)

 

0 Comments

shaun Moyes

shaun Moyeswrote a review of on September 18, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This bottle is a "Purist" bottle by Specialized. If you want to learn more, research Purist bottles. Quality, no plastic taste and no leaks.

I wanted a simple black bottle. Ta dah... BC.com Purist bottle. 22oz is perfect as I carry this in my Dakine Hot Laps 2L waist pack (it's a fanny pack). Not much more to say. If you like the simple design on a Purist bottle... get one.

(0)

 

0 Comments

shaun Moyes

shaun Moyeswrote a review of on February 18, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 180 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

This is THE sock. I've used many wool and synthetic including other Smartwool brand socks. The PHD Medium Crew is my favorite by far to date.

Recently used them on a 10 day trip to Peru hiking in the mountains every day and finishing with a 4 day backpacking trek. No smell and feet stayed dry. I wore the same pair most days and every day of the trek with a second pair for sleeping and emergency.

The PHD do not bunch and stay in place where they should. The padding in the heel and toes are perfect for my taste. Wore them with Gore-Tex Vasque Sundowner boots.

This is my new favorite sock by far. 5 stars. The only question I can't comment on is durability as I have not owned them long term.

9.5 foot. Size large purchased. Great fit.

(0)

 

0 Comments

shaun Moyes

shaun Moyeswrote a review of on November 4, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 180 lbs

I have two of these beanies. The first one (purple/blue/orange) I have had for quite some time and has been put through the wringer for sure. I love it so much, I purchased another in Primary colors.

The beanie is really comfy and slouches nicely. feels light. wear it and wash it over and over . . . it just gets softer.

I have what I think would be a normal average sized head -
M/L. I have washed my first beanie close to a dozen times and worn it enough to necessitate that amount of washing. I have not seen the stretching mentioned from the other reviewer. Not that theirs did not stretch; but, mine have not. I have two Trio beanies and several other Neff beanies. I have noticed stretching on another style of Neff beanie I own that is made from other materials.

Great hat. I love the bolder color versions of this. My wife hates the colors I choose.

(0)

 

0 Comments

0 Comments

0 Comments

0 Comments

shaun Moyes

shaun Moyeswrote a review of on October 5, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is a really great pack. I like this more than all my previous packs to date in this size. The main features that I really like are:

1- Comfortable to wear. Straps and support are well placed and padded
2- Great suspension. The ErgoActive suspension really works and allows movement and swiveling without feeling rigid. I had my doubts about the sliding connected straps; however, I was happily proven wrong on my first outing.
3- Thin width. I like that the pack is thin enough to allow for full arm swing and fits through tight spaces when canyoneering.
4- Durable 420d nylon. I often use this pack for canyoneering which beats every piece of gear you use. 420 is very tuff.

From here the list goes on with lash points, pockets, straps and so on. I primarily use this pack for climbing and canyoneering. You can use it for so much more. This really is a feature packed bag for all your outdoor activities.

Note: For canyoneering, I added grommets to the bottom of the pack so it can drain. Works like a charm and I much prefer this pack to the few actual canyoneering packs made by Canyoneering brands.

(0)

 

0 Comments

0 Comments

0 Comments

shaun Moyes

shaun Moyeswrote a review of on October 4, 2015

4 5

Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 180 lbs

First off, I am fully devoted to the Smith brand. I have no endorsement or sponsorship; but, after using many brands, I have stuck exclusively with Smith of over a decade. The company is solid. The quality, features and technology are solid. Smith's warranty is second to none.

I own more than a small amount of goggles, glasses etc. Between Motocross, biking, skiing, casual and so forth, I have at least a dozen Smith products for my face at any time. This does not include the many Smith products for my wife and kids.

Applying this to the Overdrive:
I have had many Smith interchangeable glasses over the years . . . my favorite being the Prophets. The Overdrive is awesome in many ways; but, has one major flaw. In most cases the design and function are better than past interchangeable models; however, the Overdrive either fits your face or it doesn't.

While Smith has several current interchangeable models, they only have one pair that isn't a blade or similar. The overdrive is the only current pair that has a full wrapped frame around the lens. For people who like a traditional style frame with interchangeable features, we're left with one option. If this option doesn't work for you, you're out of luck.

Why they either fit or don't:
Read other reviews and you will find this. These glasses sit high on the face. While Smith added a new way to adjust the nose bridge to fit a wider array of nose widths, it isn't actually functional in the way the glasses fit on your face. If you have a thin nose, squeeze the nose bridge pieces close together. This allows the hydrophilic megol nose pads to stick to your nose and hold them in place when wet. The problem is with the pads together, the glasses are pushed farther away from the face and higher up creating a larger gap between your cheeks and the glasses. This allows air and dust and even dirt/sand from your MTB tire to come up into your eyes. If you spread the nose bridge out, the glasses sit closer to the face cutting the gap and shielding the eyes better; however, you lose contact with the hydrophilic nose pads allowing the glasses to slip when you sweat. Thus, if the glasses fit your face just right, you may get the advantage of the non slip pads and protection of a small gap between cheeks and glasses. Sadly, many people I have talked to have had the same experience as me. And I assume that some people who love the glasses just don't realize the potential problem.

I hope Smith will build another option in the full frame category (with interchangeable lenses) or work out a better way to adjust the nose bridge without pushing the glasses away from the face . . . ie: sliding nose pads instead of pivoting.

That being said, the quality is good. I am going to keep them and deal with them as if I don't need the nose pads sticking to my nose. Keeping the bridge spread and glasses close to my face for protection is better than away from the face and higher up.

I know the product is quality and backed by a strong warranty. struggling between 3 and 4 stars based on the nose bridge. A long love of the company's products gets these a 4 star.

TRY THEM ON BEFORE YOU PURCHASE.

(0)

 

0 Comments

0 Comments

0 Comments