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Added a product review for Race Face Atlas FR Handlebar 5/9/2013 7:08 PM
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Go to DH bar

Rating:

The Good: Width, geometry, colors, strength

The Bad: weight, but not by much

Overall: The atlas are an excellent bar. They come in at the perfect width and they feel great. The low rise is perfect for riders who like a low setup, and it gives that aggressive, racy feel. It comes in a bunch of great colors so you can match it to pretty much any build and they seem to hold up well in crashes. They are definitely heavier than some competition but they look better than most of them.

This product has 8 reviews.

Added a product review for Schwalbe Big Betty DH Tire 5/9/2013 7:04 PM
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Amazing grip, disappointing durability

Rating:

The Good: Super grip for cornering and braking tubeless set up appearance light weight

The Bad: wears down way too fast-triple compound? expensive

Overall:

I was super excited to try these out, and after a couple of local rides I was loving them, but after two days in the bike park they look like they are several months old. The shoulder knobs are tearing off and the center knobs are already wearing. I don't skid or brake excessively, but these tires are way to soft. Perhaps a single compound version would be better in the rear.

This softness equates to great grip. It would definitely make a great race day tire save for the fact that it can become caked with mud quickly. In corners and off camber situations it has excellent grip, better than minions in some places.

They also look sick and are slightly lighter than minions

This product has 2 reviews.

Added a product review for Maxxis Minion DHF Tire 5/9/2013 6:58 PM
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The gold standard of DH tires.

Rating:

The Good: Braking, acceleration, cornering, price.

The Bad: cornering knobs always fall off weight

Overall:

The DHF are definitely a go to tire. They are widely available and frequently on sale. Cornering is top notch and they definitely have that playful drift zone a lot of people talk about. What they lack in grip on the muddiest days, they make up for pretty much everywhere else. They definitely excel as a bike park tire or versatile race tire.

One problem I always have is cornering knobs falling off. On several of my tires after a month or two, a large amount of the knobs are ripped off or close to it, even when most of the braking knobs are almost entirely intact. Still they are longer lasting than alot of the super soft competition. The weight is also slightly heavier than some of the competition, but it makes up for it with compound durability.

This product has 12 reviews.

Added a product review for Kenda Nevegal Tire 5/9/2013 6:51 PM
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Poor tire, but inexpensive

Rating:

The Good: cheap frequently on sale durable

The Bad: grip, cornering, weight, tubeless

Overall:

Most people who highly rate this tire just haven't tried many others, simply because it's a popular oem or cheap quick replacement.

They are also relatively long lasting and the knobs don't fall off.

I know I had them on my first few mountain bikes years ago, and I hope I never see them again.

Realistically, its overly heavy for its size no matter how big you get it, and has poor traction in corners and braking.

There is a night and day difference if you ride it side by side with a maxxis DHF in performance.

This product has 10 reviews.