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Added a comment about photo FOX 34 Float 831 Fork 9/8/2013 10:26 AM

Tapered only dirt jump fork, just genius. I will never understand why Fox refuses to slap 831 stickers on the 36 Float. It's the Fox fork everyone in this game prefers, it's insanely strong and stiff, and it's not tapered.

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Added a product review for Deity Streetsweeper Frame 5/7/2013 11:00 AM

Solid ass frame.


The Good: Strong, stiff, nice neutral geometry, head treated and ED coated, lifetime warranty

The Bad: Heavier than some NS frames


I've had frames from Specialized, Snafu, Black Market, and NS, and my friends have owned most every other brand. This one is far and away the strongest and stiffest I've ever had - only frame to last over a year. The lifetime warranty inspires a ton of confidence. It's a huge bargain considering the features it has, with post-weld heat treating and ED coating, the directly comparable frame is the NS Majesty (which I cracked in 9 months), which retails for over $100 more and has a much shorter (one year vs. lifetime) warranty.

The geometry is fairly neutral, with shortish stays, a roomy TT, and no BB rise. It's still incredibly easy to move around and if you're tall like me, the front end is the perfect length. If your ideal street ride is all about flickability and twitchiness, you'd certainly be better served with an NS Capital, however if you go fast or big, the stability the Streetsweeper brings to the table is essential.

Since I've owned mine several of my friends have since switched over as well.

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Added bike check Deity Streetsweeper prototype 4/26/2013 8:47 AM
Added a comment about photo Jamie Goldman's Corsair 4/23/2013 10:22 AM

Seems as though the Trailking has outlasted Atomlab.

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Added a comment about photo Sensus Grips - Sea Otter Classic 4/20/2013 3:33 PM

I swear I picked the worst time to buy my Sensus grips. Came with stock ODI bar ends, and no sticker.

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Added bike check Banshee Spitfire 1/22/2013 9:44 AM
Liked a comment on the item Tech Tip: A Simple Cassette Modification That Could Save Your Rear Wheel 11/25/2012 11:00 AM

Or, because it's a downhill bike, you can ditch all the unnecessary gears, and pull off the last 3 gears on an 9sp 11-32 SLX cassette. This gives you an 11-21 6sd cassette. All the gears you'd ever need, without having to double shift because all your transitions...more

Added a comment to SomeGuy's bike check 11/10/2012 9:36 AM

Looks like the WOOdman IT Zero Series.

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Liked a comment on the item Removing the Unnecessary 5/27/2012 9:41 PM


Added a comment about photo Aaron Chase in a River 5/27/2012 9:24 PM

Sad that Cannondale has dropped his signature frame and left him with a frame he has to chop up. Just not right. He's a LEGEND.

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Added reply in a thread Your Favorite Bike Video Section? 1/11/2012 9:23 AM

Darren Berrecloth in NWD5, Vishneviy in Everywhere.

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Added a product review for Snafu Towatay Stem 4/30/2011 10:38 PM

Best stem out.


The Good: Rounded back for knee pleasure, deep sensibly sized hardware. Drop/rise. Low stack height. Looks fantastic. Very good weight (188g). DOES NOT SLIP.

The Bad: Faceplate looks a little goofy. Two tiny cracks have formed in the faceplate after a year of pro-level abuse and hucking to flat.

Overall: Fantastic stem. It is an injustice that people recommend Straitline stems and not this overlooked beauty. Honestly the best stem out, as far as I'm concerned. My Straitline SSC just sits in my basement now.

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Added a comment about feature Crank Brothers 2012 4/27/2011 10:04 AM

Brave move to switch to joining plastic and metal, considering what great luck they had making metal and metal work...

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Added a comment about feature New Snafu MTB Products Are Now Available in the USA 1/27/2011 4:34 PM

If there's any justice in the world, that stem will be a best-seller.

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Added a product review for Crank Brothers 5050 XX Flat Pedal 1/19/2011 4:03 PM

Flashy enough.


The Good: Unique look, easy to switch up traction. Great customer service from Crank Brothers.

The Bad: Heavy, thick, plates come loose far too often. Bearings wore at an extremely uneven rate which mystifies the hell out of me.

Overall: I tried really hard to like this pedal, Crank Brothers certainly stands behind it, but ultimately it's really let down by the gimmicky plates - they add a lot of weight, hassle, and detract from durability.

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Added a product review for Black Market Bikes Underboss Stem 1/19/2011 3:59 PM

So-so stem


The Good: Looks pretty amazing in polished colour, kind of light.

The Bad: Tiny hardware, slips like crazy, bolts strip instantly, friend of mine had the threads just rip out of the stem body.

Overall: I'd be hard pressed to recommend this stem by any metric, there are lighter, cheaper, better-looking, better-performing stems out there.

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