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Added a product review for Azonic Double Wall Riser Bar 6/21/2013 2:49 AM
C138_hb288a02blk1

Solid bars in some rad colors

Rating:

The Good: durable, comfortable, bright green color looks rad and attracts hummingbirds

The Bad: paint gets scratched pretty easily

Overall:

I got these bars at Crankworx Colorado for around 40 bucks. They have more rise than the ones shown, and they're bright green, which is sick.  After using them for dirt jumping, XC, and a little DH, I can say that these are great all-around bars, and although I've put a few scratches in them, they're still holding up fine.  I recently did a ~70 mile race with them, so no problems with comfort.  Check out my Santa Cruz Chameleon bike check for shots of them on my whip.

This product has 1 review.

Added a product review for FSA Step-Up Crank With Bottom Bracket Oe 11/12/2012 8:14 PM
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Heavy, but at least it works

Rating:

The Good: cheap, transfers energy from legs to drivetrain, hasn't broken, the bolts are pretty swanky

The Bad: heavy, not too pretty

Overall:

I've had these for several months, and they've served their purpose without issue. However, their weight is almost unbelievable, and the overall look is fairly unimpressive.  Buy these if you must, but I would advise you to save your cash for better parts.

This product has 3 reviews.

Added a product review for Black Market Bikes Tech 9 Rigid Fork 11/12/2012 8:03 PM
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Cheap, lightweight alternative to suspension forks

Rating:

The Good: very light, has proven quite strong, looks great, a fraction the cost of suspension, doesn't need to be rebuilt

The Bad: definitely not as plush as your average suspension fork

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I got this fork to replace a Marzocchi DJ3 (which was essentially rigid once it got cold enough), and I love it. At only 150 USD and no service costs, it's high quality for a very reasonable price.  The difference between rigid and suspension on pump tracks and dirt jumps is amazing.  Not only can I now pump harder, but I feel a much greater incentive to not case or overshoot jumps.  Some things to take into account upon purchasing one of these beauties: your wrists will hate you if you case jumps, and you might want to get some higher bars, as the transition from suspension to rigid will drop your front end significantly.

This product has 1 review.

Added a product review for Five Ten Hellcat SPD MTB Shoes 11/12/2012 7:51 PM
C138_58910

Great all-around shoe with style to boot

Rating:

The Good: recessed cleat, velcro, looks, stealth rubber, comfort, walkability

The Bad: flexible, hot on long rides, a little on the heavy side

Overall:

Recessed cleat stays out of the way when walking, however this can prove troublesome when clipping in. They look rad.  The velcro strap is a nice detail and functions quite well.  These shoes are great for freeride, downhill, and even cross country.  Or just standing around and looking good.  I would recommend them most for freeride applications, as they are not as stiff as most XC riders want, and can be pretty hot on longer rides.

This product has 2 reviews.