The Good: Good fitting bike. Responsive rear shifting. Fast rolling.
The Bad: Breaks both front and rear have good grab but started squealing after the first few rides. Change front pads and still screamed with each grab. Front shocks don't ride smooth after only a few good trail rides. My model is only a few months old and the shocks aren't absorbing any trail vibration anymore. So it's basically riding like a solid fork.Overall Review: An ok beginner bike for the price but after a few months, I already have to upgrade parts. Might as well have invested in a tougher bike from the beginning.
The Good: Light'ish (i have the alloy version, also comes in carbon). Quiet Super easy install
protects your chain ring
added peace of mind
The Bad: Not cheap but relative to other bike parts its a bargainOverall Review: I have used an XX1 setup since it came out. Originally with a 32t ring up front and no guide. The narrow-wide ring + the clutch does wonders for keeping your chain on however its by far not guaranteed to stay on. In the past 3'ish years I've dropped my chain probably 5 times and I noticed it had become much more frequent as the chain aged. After a chain swap i found it was tight as can be yet I was still clocking my ring on rocks and such. Something like this guide is the perfect solution. It fits rings down to 26 in size (now I'm using a 28), the install took literally 5 min without evening having to remove my cranks, it's Read More »
The Good: Super lightweight, over 50% lighter than my stock QR clamp. Advertised weight was spot on (24g) via my digital postage scale. Beautiful machining, no razor sharp edges. Smooth radius cuts and curvy contours. Titanium bolt doesn't corrode and knurled thumb nut offers easy adjustment even with sweaty gloves or greasy fingers. Smooth and precise pivot is wiggle free. Lever has a nice shape that is easy on the hand when clamping tightly.
The Bad: A bit pricey, but inline with other QR clamps made from the same materials and comparable weight. The lever looks fragile and kinda feels that way when clamping down. Although, I havent noticed any flexing or been fearful of breaking it, even when clamping down tighter than i probably should.Overall Review: First I must admit to being a bit of a bling whore. I typically choose to keep it somewhat less flashy though, so I chose to order the clear anodized (silver) clamp. I ordered directly from the manufacturer and despite being on the opposite coast of the country, I received the clamp in 3 business days. Packaging was small and simple, requiring only a pair of scissors to cut a single cable tie to free the clamp from its retail card. Holding the clamp in hand was a pleasure. It is unbelievably lightweight and has a feel comparable to a fine wristwatch. After removing the factory QR clamp and Read More »
The Good: Fast, easy to maneuver, confidence inspiring, excellent climber
The Bad: Can make for a nerve wracking experience on only treacherous descends.Overall Review: So easy to blaze through the trails with the Anthem. Only a few times going down steep descend that I felt overwhelmed. Had to really position myself over the rear tire, but other than that. Great bike.
The Good: Flashy looks and not too bulky
The Bad: Seams dig under fingernails and ripped after one ride.Overall Review: I bought these last week, and I was assured the shop has never had a pair returned; now I have to be that guy. The fingertip seams were painful from the beginning, but they eased up after a short while and quit digging under my nails. After my trail ride, I realized the webbing seam between my index finger and thumb had blown out. My hands were in better shape than with my TLD ACE gloves, but those lasted for a couple months before blowing out. Hey, Novik, there are already plenty of gloves on the market that last a single ride; we didn't need more competition.
The Good: Perfect fit, super stylish yet sporty. I lost these and have yet to find a good replacement. They don't make this style anymore.
The Bad: No longer available. One of the arms broke, and I had to super glue them a few times because I wasn't ready to give them up!Overall Review: I wish I could still buy these! Greatest sunglasses!
The Good: Soft, comfy, easy install
The Bad: A little priceyOverall Review: Great grips. Very easy and quick to install. My grip felt solid when chattering through a washboard-like rock garden at high speed. They feel good and look even better!
The Good: Climbs much better than 160mm 30+ lb bike should. Bullet proof construction. Makes technical trails seem easy. Thinks it's a downhill bike on the decants. Adjustable BB and head angle. Eats SC Nomads for lunch.
The Bad: There is not too much bad to say about this bike. I only have a few complaints. The frame is a little on the heavy side. The internal dropper post routing on a small frame is too high on the seat post. This causes the hose to kink as it has to make a slight S bend inside the seat tube. Finish quality should be a little better considering the cost of a frame.Overall Review: The Banshee Rune really is a good as everyone states. It turns any trail into a fun trail. My Rune is a small 2014 27.5 version. I built it up with a 160 Pike RCT fork, DBAIR shock, and a 10 speed XT 1X component group. The Rune really is a great do it all bike. I ride mine on long flatter XC rides, technical enduro rides, downhill, and in the bike park. I highly recommend the Rune for anyone looking for a more-aggresive all mountain ride.
The Good: Light weight and usable with Leatt and Atlas braces. Cooler than wearing an armor shirt
The Bad: Needs to offer a little more shoulder protection.Overall Review: Overall a much better armor choice compared with the SS Base Suit. The Control Suit is lighter, breaths better, and feels more comfortable. Plus, the sizing is more accurate.