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Added a comment about feature Win a BoXXer World Cup - Vital OTB World Champs, Hafjell 9/4/2014 1:14 AM
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Added a comment about photo Carbocage Chainguides 8/31/2013 2:39 AM
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actually not...csixx has been doing carbon guides and bash guards for ages now...

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Added a product review for WTB Silverado Team Saddle 7/9/2013 11:59 PM
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A Saddle that suites all Riding Styles

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The Good: Light, great shape, comfortable, simple design and color scheme, wide rear platform, rounded shape does not snag shorts

The Bad: Weak rails

Overall:

I really liked this saddle, until a single fall ended its career by bending it WAY out of shape. I now have a Fizik Tundra and its taken the same sort of spill with no damage. It has a nice shape and design to work with any build. really comfortable when you need it, thanks to the wide rear and flat front. Does not snag shorts. Really nice saddle, apart from the weak rails. If you do anything other than Dh and Extreme Trail, this is the saddle to buy.

This product has 1 review

Added a product review for SixSixOne Rage Knee Guard 7/9/2013 12:46 AM
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Good Knee Protection from 661

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The Good: Light weight, breathable and well ventilated, simple looks and design

The Bad: Bulky, they slide down when you need them most, awkward shape-they seem to bunch up behind the knee and on the sides when you move

Overall:

Good protection from 661, but they dont seem to do their job. My first proper fall resulted in a big roastie on my knee and the pad around my ankle. Dont know if its just me but they dont really work when they need to most. My friends with the same pad, say that the bunching around the sides and behind the knee also happens to them-it gets pretty annoying and results in you needing to adjust them pretty often. Having said this, the side protection really helps a lot if your knees hit the frame. and they do work for light uses like trail riding not sure if they quiet up to handling Dh spills.

This product has 3 reviews

Added a product review for Vans Warner SPD Clipless Shoe 7/7/2013 2:11 AM
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Vans has done it Again

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The Good: Extremely good looking compared to the other clipless shoes on the market, the strap is great and gives it a sturdy feel, reliable waffle sole, strong and stiff sole.

The Bad: No lace protection, although i havent had a problem, some what awkward cleat position although you do get used to it, strange having to cut the sole when you first get them, had a problem with the sole breaking, but glued it back and no problems, quite heavy, no ankle protection, expensive

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A great shoe from Vans, as usual. Good looking, strong and bomb proof. I have a preferance for good looking shoes, and these fit the bill. They do take some getting used to and positioning the cleat takes some time, there are some build quality issues, but overall a good shoe.

This product has 2 reviews

Added a product review for Fox Racing Rampage Full Face Helmet 7/7/2013 2:01 AM
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Affordable protection from Fox

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The Good: A good looking helmet for the price, light, fairly comfortable, easy to use thanks to a clip instead of buckle, easy to wash

The Bad: Does not work very well with a Leatt, liner above forehead slides down, cheapish interior, the plastic peak nob is not strong enough, rubber trim peels off

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A sturdy, affordable beginner helmet. It saved my head from a substantial rock hit. It did what it was supposed to. Unfortunetly the price reflects some build quality issues-it is not that comfortable and things start to break after a couple months. Its a helmet, it does what its needs to do, but nothing more.

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Added a product review for Truvativ Descendant DH Crankset 7/7/2013 1:51 AM
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Worthy Cranks

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The Good: Simple, relatively light weight compared to other non-carbon downhill cranks, stiff, tough

The Bad: The paint wears off after while

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Really great crank from Truvativ. If their World Cup Team riders ride these, they must be good. I ride them on my Morewood Makulu and they really make the bike. You barely notice them - they just do their job. Dont know if it was just me, but I had to take the BB apart and clean in the first two weeks to stop an annoying creek, but once put back together I have had absolutely no trouble. Another thing I noticed is that because they have a flat outside surface with no ribs, your ankles rarely get hit or hurt. Overall, a reliable, strong, lightweight crank worthy of any build.

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Added a product review for SRAM X.0 Rear Derailleur 7/7/2013 1:43 AM
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Great shifting from Sram

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The Good: Light, extremely crisp shifting, strong spring keeps the chain from slapping around, good looking

The Bad: Price, but it's definitely worth it. The logo/decal rubs off after a couple of washes, unfortunately.

Overall:

Really crisp shifting, there is no lag at all. So precise. Work in all conditions, easy to service, very simple. Spares are readily available, but I have not had to order one. Great for any use. I use it on my 1X9 DH rig and it works perfectly. Very fast shifting.

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Added a product review for e*thirteen Guidering Chainring 7/7/2013 1:37 AM
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A Chainring fit for any Rig

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The Good: Lightweight, good looking, long teeth to really hold onto the chain, comes in many sizes and colors

The Bad: Nothing, possibly quite expensive

Overall:

Have not had any issues with it, great ring, looks good, has not dropped a chain.

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Added a product review for FOX DHX RC4 Rear Shock 7/7/2013 1:32 AM
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A Shock that will change your bike-for the Better!

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The Good: Smooth and plush, progressive, extremely responsive throughout the stroke, easy to tune, so many settings, easy to buy springs

The Bad: Nothing. Absolutely nothing.

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This is how you want a shock to feel, it will completely change your bike. Very responsive over the rough, easy to get diald in, progressive bottom out, hard when you need it to be. A great benchmark. Best shock Ive ridden, by far! The only reason I give it 4.5 stars, is because I hear the Cane Creek is great...but costly. This is the shock you need.

This product has 5 reviews

Added a product review for Shimano PD-M647 Pedals 7/7/2013 1:08 AM
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Shimano DX

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The Good: Large platform provides plenty support, chunky and strong enough to survive big hits and a lot of abuse, easy-to-use tensioning system, simple

The Bad: HEAVY, so heavy, Im considering changing.

Overall:

A great pedal for Downhill, but too heavy for trail. Really tough and simple to use. They take some abuse!

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Added a product review for Deity Enoki Grip 7/7/2013 1:02 AM
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Deity Enoki for the Win!

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The Good: Really, really comfortable, great shape, the fins are quite big so they provide a lot of cushioning as well as an ergonomic grip, flange is the perfect size to work together with brakes/shifters

The Bad: Nothing at all.

Overall:

Having always ridden ODI, specifically the flanged ruffian, I thought i would never change, these grips changed that. These grips are definitely the best on the market. So comfortable, and best grip pattern for sure. I really love flanged grips, so if you do too, these are the grips to buy.

This product has 4 reviews

Added a product review for Renthal FatBar Riser Bar 7/6/2013 2:51 AM
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Best Bar I've Ridden

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The Good: Lightweight, rigid yet forgiving for optimum control, great shape and no taper allows for custom positioning of brakes for anybody, great look and color, perfect width for downhill

The Bad: Nothing. If given the choice however i would swop for a 30mm rise

Overall:

Really great bar, no negatives. You are buying a bar that has heritage so it wont disappoint. I would definitely go for a bigger rise though, getting your head up and allowing you to really look forward. I have the 10mm rise and its a little too low. The only reason i gave it 4.5 stars is because theres possibly something better...

This product has 6 reviews

Added bike check Morewood Makulu 6/3/2013 3:19 AM
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