chetatkinsdietGnarly

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Dallas // Texas


 

About Me

Been riding since 1986. Probably like a lot of us, I have gone through periods where life gets in the way and I don't ride as much. I'm really trying to keep that from happening and get out as much as possible.

My Bikes

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chetatkinsdiet   on Feb 1, 2015
added a review of WTB Rocket V Race
 

Brand Quality Price ($26 @ REI on sale)
chetatkinsdiet   on Dec 23, 2014
added a review of * Dirt Rag
 

Nice pics Decent reviews
+ 15 others
chetatkinsdiet   on Dec 23, 2014
added a review of Bell Faction
 

Protection. Bell quality. Cheap.

Lightweight Protection. Price. Seems like decent quality
chetatkinsdiet   on Dec 23, 2014
added a review of Easton EA30
 

For the price, it can't be beat. Looks nice. Easton quality

Endless mounting options on bike. GoPro quality.
chetatkinsdiet   on Dec 23, 2014
added a review of RAM iPhone Mount
 

RAM quality. Great mount.

Easy to use. Setup is quick. Holds camera secure. Best view IMO.
 

Great quality Great fit Last forever
 

Nice basic jersey Price Comfort
chetatkinsdiet   on Dec 23, 2014
added a review of Fox Head Baseline
 

Great fit. Cool in Summer. Fox quality.
chetatkinsdiet   on Dec 23, 2014
added a review of Park Bottle Opener
 

It's a Park bottle opener.
chetatkinsdiet   on Dec 23, 2014
added a review of Wd-40 WD-40
 

Lots of pros, just not bike related

Rust removal Helps with Stuck bolts/nuts Cheap
chetatkinsdiet   on Dec 23, 2014
added a review of Simple Green
 

Works on a number of things. Really cleans/cuts grease well Cheap
chetatkinsdiet   on Dec 23, 2014
added a review of Yakima Steelhead
 

Very well built Yakima quality
 

Thule quality Secure Lots of accessories Versatile rack
chetatkinsdiet   on Dec 22, 2014
added a review of Orbea Oiz M20
 

Podium winning race geometry Lightweight frame Great warranty Super looks
+ 4 others
chetatkinsdiet   on Dec 22, 2014
added a review of Strava
 

Great for tracking roadie progress and/or courses.
chetatkinsdiet   on Dec 22, 2014
added a review of Garmin Base Camp
 

Free Easy to use Allows custom maps A must with Garmin GPS
chetatkinsdiet   on Dec 22, 2014
added a review of GoPro GoPro App
 

Pretty easy to use. Keeps features off gopro keeping price down.
chetatkinsdiet   on Dec 22, 2014
added a review of Shimano Deore XT
 

Durable Lightweight Race ready Great looks
chetatkinsdiet   on Dec 22, 2014
added a review of Kenda Blue Groove
 

Grip Durable
+ 9 others

Nutrition Price
chetatkinsdiet   on Dec 22, 2014
added a review of Red Bull
 

You get a boost alright.
 

Good ingredients. Shelf life Availability Price

Love Clif bars. Great ingredients.

None
chetatkinsdiet   on Dec 22, 2014
added a review of Niner Air 9 RDO
 

Weight Build quality Paint Warranty

Good basic info. Pictures. Pretty current.

Good basic info. Written with a sense of humor. Pics help with descriptions.
chetatkinsdiet   on Dec 22, 2014
added a review of Kenda Nevegal
 

Grip Durability
chetatkinsdiet   on Dec 22, 2014
added FSA SLK
 
I think I bought this one in about 2009 and really liked it. Pretty stiff saddle with crmo rails. Synthetic...
+ 3 others
chetatkinsdiet   on Dec 22, 2014
added Park FR-# Freewheel Spanner
 
I'm not going to be specific on the # in the model number as there are 2-3 of these and...
The time-tested Pro Wheel Truing Stand from Park has been updated and improved. It's perfect for daily shop use, and...
chetatkinsdiet   on Dec 22, 2014
added Park Handlebar Holder
 
The Handlebar Holder is designed to prevent the handlebars and front wheel from rotating when a bike is mounted in...
chetatkinsdiet   on Dec 22, 2014
added a review of Cannondale M400
 

Cannondale frameset Cannondale quality Great geometry
+ 7 others

Does anyone else even make these?

Precision. Quality. Very well built. Industry standard.
chetatkinsdiet   on Dec 22, 2014
added a review of Park Handlebar Holder
 

Holds front end stable while in repair stand. Cheap.
 

Ads Reviews New products
chetatkinsdiet   on Dec 22, 2014
added a review of * Bike
 

Great photography Articles Locations
chetatkinsdiet   on Dec 22, 2014
added a review of * Bicycling
 

Great overall bicycling mag Road focus Training articles Nutrition articles Industry news
chetatkinsdiet   on Dec 22, 2014
added a review of Maxxis Crossmark
 

Fast Lightweight Durable Corners well

Nice shop that's pretty close to home for me. It's proximity to White Rock Lake make this one a favorite...
+ 2 others
chetatkinsdiet   on Dec 22, 2014
added a review of Sun & Ski Sports
 

I'm really starting to like this shop more and more. They're not just a bike shop and typically, I'm put...
chetatkinsdiet   on Dec 22, 2014
added a review of Bicycle Exchange
 

These guys are out of business. They shut down their shop in the Old Downtown Carrollton a few years back....

Hard to find anything wrong with this shop at all. It's the size of a grocery store and has tons...
Neoprene wrap with velcro to protect your chain stay.
+ 1 other
chetatkinsdiet   on Dec 22, 2014
added Phil Wood Waterproof Grease
 
Waterproof grease for packing bearings
chetatkinsdiet   on Dec 22, 2014
added a review of ODI O Grip
 

Super Light Weight Price Durability No chance of over-tightening on expensive carbon bars
+ 11 others

Great staff Been there forever Selection Shop

Funky shop Lots of old parts & bikes Honest guys A real hangout place

Works well Price Durable
chetatkinsdiet   on Dec 22, 2014
added a review of Park Gear Clean Brush
 

Cheap Park quality Nice bristles

Park quality Price Warranty

The best out there. Works great. Makes your toolkit look more impressive by just being there in that light blue tube.

Stable Very well made Not too expensive

They are big sponsors of action sports events.
chetatkinsdiet   on Dec 22, 2014
added a review of Osprey Raptor 6
 

Osprey Quality Features Durability Great looks Well thought out design

Cheap Great protection Removable for cleaning

Light weight Holds water bottles
 

This is one of my home trails as it's about 20 minutes from my garage to the trail head. Lots...
+ 2 others

This trail system in the Southern part of Dallas is getting into the best terrain we have to offer. From...
chetatkinsdiet   on Dec 22, 2014
added a review of Harry Moss Park
 

Only about 10 minutes from my house, so it's my most ridden trail. I can easily swing by for a...
This is the best all-round action sports lens you can get for most applications. If you want to get into...
chetatkinsdiet   on Dec 21, 2014
added a review of Flip UltraHD
 

Lightweight Easy to use Simple controls Decent quality Cheap
+ 3 others

Great pics. Great writing.
chetatkinsdiet   on Dec 21, 2014
added a review of Garmin GPSMAP 62
 

Garmin quality Great reception Feature rich Color maps are very nice Software Durable

Image quality Durability Features
 
Padded liners to wear under your baggie shorts.
+ 2 others
chetatkinsdiet   on Dec 21, 2014
added Canon S110
 
The best Canon point and shoot you can buy. There is at least one newer version and the same review...
chetatkinsdiet   on Dec 21, 2014
added Nikon D5100 DSLR
 
DSLR (Digital SLR) camera from Nikon.

Works great Pretty simple to use Price
+ 9 others
chetatkinsdiet   on Dec 21, 2014
added a review of Cree XM-L T6 LED 1600
 

Price Price Price Nice light pattern Very bright
chetatkinsdiet   on Dec 21, 2014
added a review of Topeak JoeBlow Sprint
 

Durable Decent price Works on Schrader and Presta
chetatkinsdiet   on Dec 21, 2014
added a review of Mavic 321
 

Great price. Weight to $$ ratio. Durable
chetatkinsdiet   on Dec 21, 2014
added a review of Stan's Sealant
 

Available everywhere. Works as advertised for 3-4 months.

Picture quality Features Durability Available accessories
chetatkinsdiet   on Dec 21, 2014
added a review of Canon S110
 

Photo quality Size Functionality
chetatkinsdiet   on Dec 21, 2014
added a review of Nikon D5100 DSLR
 

Picture quality Available accessories Nikon community Available lenses

Price

Colorful graphics Price Great fit Seem to wear well
chetatkinsdiet   on Dec 21, 2014
added Clif Gingerbread
 
I believe this one is a seasonal bar.
+ 4 others
chetatkinsdiet   on Dec 21, 2014
added Park Cone Wrench (various)
 
I don't see any reason to break out a separate review for every single cone wrench. Let's just put them...
chetatkinsdiet   on Dec 21, 2014
added Park IB-3 Multi-Tool
 
Park multi-tool.
chetatkinsdiet   on Dec 21, 2014
added Park PW-3 Pedal Wrench
 
Tool to install and remove pedals. Works with 15mm or 9/16" so most are covered.
chetatkinsdiet   on Dec 21, 2014
added Park DC-1 Digital Caliper
 
Digital caliper. Very much overlooked tool if you deal with used bikes.
 

Readily available Price Great quality ingredients Blueberries
+ 11 others

Park quality Park warranty Two in one tool

The standard cone wrench Quality Ease of Use Warranty
chetatkinsdiet   on Dec 21, 2014
added a review of Park IB-3 Multi-Tool
 

Great trail-side tool Park quality Ease of use Well though out
chetatkinsdiet   on Dec 21, 2014
added a review of Park SW-2
 

Park quality Ease of use
chetatkinsdiet   on Dec 21, 2014
added a review of Park SW-1
 

Park quality Warranty Easy to use Feels great
 

Park quality Ease of use Price
chetatkinsdiet   on Dec 21, 2014
added a review of Park 3 Way Hex Wrench
 

Park quality Most used sizes on one easy tool
 

Very well made Park quality Park customer service
 

Park quality Price Nice case
 

Best chain tool I've found Price Park brand Park warranty/customer service
chetatkinsdiet   on Dec 21, 2014
added a review of Clif Gingerbread
 

Something other than chocolate Price Taste

Reliable Durable Great price
+ 1 other
chetatkinsdiet   on Dec 20, 2014
added a review of DT Swiss 350
 

Price to performance ratio quiet easy to service
chetatkinsdiet   on Dec 20, 2014
added Thule 990XT Double Track
 
Platform bike carrier for receivers...works with 2" and 1 1/4". Carries 2 bikes.
chetatkinsdiet   on Dec 20, 2014
added a review of Giant Yukon
 

Inexpensive nice geometry weight to price ratio not bad
+ 4 others
 

Thule quality Works with 2" or 1 1/4" receiver Easy to use Very quick to load/unload bikes Folds when not in use
 

Availability Taste Quality

Lightweight Aluminum Strong Great price Nice graphics...flashy, but not gaudy.
chetatkinsdiet   on Dec 20, 2014
added a review of Easton EA70
 

Light Strong Price Looks
chetatkinsdiet   on Dec 19, 2014
added Ergon ES1
 
Locking grips with an added surface area where your palms rest.
+ 1 other
chetatkinsdiet   on Dec 19, 2014
added Ritchey Superlogic Riser
 
Carbon riser handlebars
chetatkinsdiet   on Dec 19, 2014
added a review of Oakley SI M
 

Coverage Protection Safety Lens choices Price
+ 7 others
chetatkinsdiet   on Dec 19, 2014
added a review of Panaracer Fire FR
 

Traction Durability Tread life Price

Weight Seems very durable
 

Weight Durability Dependability Looks
 

The best you can buy. Lubricates Protects Keeps things clean/dry Doesn't attract dirt
 

Nice price Weight to price ratio Performance Durability
 

Lightweight Great feel Very stylish Great company
chetatkinsdiet   on Dec 19, 2014
added a review of Ergon ES1
 

Very well made Great feel
 

Carbon Frame Great geometry Climbs very well Fast
+ 9 others
chetatkinsdiet   on Dec 19, 2014
added a review of Shimano SLX M675
 

great feel nice stopping power weight isn't too bad either

price tread design durability looks

Small Easy to Use Carrying Case Included
 

Strength to weight ratio price functionality
chetatkinsdiet   on Dec 19, 2014
added a review of Shimano M780 XT Race
 

light function flawlessly strong

Lightweight Strong Stable ride Feels great on bike Looks great
chetatkinsdiet   on Dec 19, 2014
added a review of Garmin Edge 500
 

Ease of Use Software (connect)
chetatkinsdiet   on Dec 19, 2014
added a review of Camelbak M.U.L.E. NV
 

Very well thought out pack. Storage Size
chetatkinsdiet   on Dec 19, 2014
added a review of Troy Lee Designs A1
 

Great protection Nice venting Looks great
chetatkinsdiet   on Dec 19, 2014
added Orbea Orbea Alma 29 S10
 
2013 version. Hardtail XC race bike with carbon frame.
+ 3 others
chetatkinsdiet   on Dec 19, 2014
added Shimano SLX M675
 
The brakes right under XT. They do the job very well at a very nice price with just slightly more...
Very nice tire at the $25 price point. It might even be one of the best, inexpensive XC tires you...
chetatkinsdiet   on Dec 19, 2014
added Pedro's Demi Torque Wrench
 
Very nice tool for the items that don't need very much force. This happens to be the items that you're...
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