bstens's Product Reviews

Added a product review for Renthal FatBar Riser Bar 10/17/2013 1:54 PM

Bring back the Biff(BRAAAAAP)


The Good: Competitive weight in Aluminum DH/Trail Bars Bar width between the two offerings (Fatbar and Lite) Several offering in heights (30 & 38 being the obvious choice) Clean asthetics Sweep / Rise allows for major earth raping

The Bad: Only one colorway, would prefer a black option Bar Graphics (alignment)


I've had the opportunity to ride for a wonderful competitor of Renthal for two years prior to 2013 but didn't continue the relationship this year, because of that, I wanted to try a different offering and I decided I'd Renthalize.

In my time riding for the previous sponsor, I began to develop hand cramps between my thumb and forefinger and could never figure out what the problem was. I tried several different offerings of the company but always developed this pain. Speaking with colleagues, we hypothesized that it was the handlebar's sweep / rise causing the pain due to my hands' contact point in this area.

I wanted to try Renthal because of the flatter sweep, in hopes that it would spread out the weight distribution across my palm.

I've been running the Fatbars for a couple months now and can definitively say my hand pain has greatly diminished to a point of zero. I develop no hand pain or no arm pump which has increased the amount of my time on the bike during each run (be it trail or DH) as well as letting me maintain my aggressiveness throughout the ride.

I'd recommend Renthalization to anyone that asked me.

This product has 6 reviews.

Added a product review for Deity Vendetta 3.0 Crankarms 11/28/2011 2:58 PM

stiff & easy


The Good: easy set up, stiff as an old man on Viagra.

The Bad: lil heavy, get the ti-spindle and you're dialed.

Overall: Do you like your bike to look like it'll eat rocks? Do you like your cranks to survive the crushing pedal strokes that only YOU can provide? Do you like the fact that while other d-bags are worried about pedal strikes, you're worried about how much beer is gonna be at the bottom of the race course? If that's the case then you should get the Vendetta 3.0 Cranks. Coupled with Deity's external BB, your dick will be dialed always. Just make sure you get the ti-spindle. ;)

This product has 3 reviews.

Added a product review for Deity Topsoil Handlebar 11/28/2011 2:55 PM

Best bars.


The Good: BIG, WIDE, SICK.

The Bad: TOO SICK. I wish they came stock at 750mm though.

Overall: I threw these on my dirt jumper at the beginning of the season after running Sunline 745 bars for the last couple years. I was instantly stoked. For dirt jumping or XC, these are the perfect width. 29" is awesome for those disciplines. My only real complaint is that they should come stock at 750mm. This is more a personal preference as I'd rather ride my bikes all at the same width, 743mm. Other than that, these are THE best bar on the market.

This product has 3 reviews.

Added a product review for Deity Fantom DM Stem 11/28/2011 2:51 PM

stiff, adjustable, dialed


The Good: This thing is stiff, easy to set up, and adjustable. One might say "dialed"

The Bad: pppsssshhhttt.

Overall: Deity knows what they're doing. Period.

This product has 4 reviews.

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