The Good: stiffness, 20mm axle, smoothness
The Bad: weight and color optionsOverall Review: This has all the benefits of the fox 36 but has the hold up from the dive. Stiffness is there, the 20mm axle everyone seems love but i did find the fork was a little porky. Personally I dont mind that i had to use an allen wrench to loosen the fork when needed but I only had to take it off a couple of times in one whole season (early April - later October) being that I ran a tubless set up with no hiccups. I did rebuild the fork once to and that was a breeze. This fork could use some more color choices but they are on the right track. I rode this in Utah where we have terrain from rock like Moab to smooth hard pack dirt up north. It holds up well and felt great in the rooty and loose stuff to.
The Good: weight, color, abilities, damper, stiffness
The Bad: could offer a 20mm version or conversion with future modelsOverall Review: I have read and read and read about this fork and finally got a chance to test all the greatness, praise or whatever kudos someone gives it on my own. First thing i noticed is how this thing does what is supposed to and that was eat up the real world terrain. I rode this from smooth to loose trials here in Utah. I then took it for a spin in some chunder woods again it ate it up. This was the solo I was riding with and the stiffness was fine imo. Yeah a 20mm can be that much more of a benefit to some at a small weight loss so why not offer it to the crow that wants it. As the review states it holds through turns, burms and Read More »
The Good: if its the only thing you know they are good
The Bad: once you try others you will want to switchOverall Review: When owning these they seemed like they work just fine, the longer levers were cool and the match making system was simple. Well that was all fine and dandy but once you start a new relationship you look back and say ehh. These brakes did the job with the common braking and modulation you hear about. In my experience they seemed to fade, not all to easy to maintenance and they were temperamental. They were light enough and the 4 piston is a positive as to where people rock these on their trail bikes but imo there are far better brakes out there. I personally prefer shimano and now have 4 other friends that jumped Read More »
The Good: light, stiff, ok price
The Bad: wish there were more width optionsOverall Review: I tried these and the 750 sounds wide but I have long goofy arms so I felt they could offer more lengths since my preferred is 780 min. However; these are some great bars at a decent price for carbon. They are stiff, wide for most people, easton quality = durability. They grip well to the stem with no turning and the lock on grips did not slide or turn. I would suggest giving these a try if you want more turning stability if you have anything narrower or looking to shed a few grams from aluminum. I have now gone to answer pro taper carbons for the width but these are great bars still.
The Good: light enough, good looking, quality
The Bad: more color options neededOverall Review: I bought this at the end of last season in the all black 55mm and it is a perfect size. This thing is stiff, hasnt moved yet, holds my carbon bars with carbon past crap with no movement and light weight enough. It comes in multiple sizes so you should be able to find the length you like. Easy to install as well.
The Good: rockshox quality, easy maintenance, adjust-ability
The Bad: can chunder a little bitOverall Review: This fork has been smooth from day 1. I got this used off of ebay and the lowers came bent (how the hell he bent those I dont know) so aside from putting new lowers on ...this thing has been awesome. After using some of rockshox starting points from their manual and adjusting a few clicks here and there this fork has been buttery smooth with minimal maintenance. It has the small bump sensitivity w/o the dive on the mid stroke. The way I have it set up currently with my demo it just eats up the terrain which includes some loose to hard pack dirt with some rock gardens. I like all the adjustments I can do to Read More »
The Good: price, durability, bb height, chainstay, geo
The Bad: so many working partsOverall Review: Being this is my first and only dh bike im not going to try and compare it to others. I have had this frame for 2 seasons now and it is has held up to all the hype IMO. I do not have the carbon version for a good reason because I knew I would take a few spills and plus I knew i was going to ride it until the wheels fell off. I have ridden this bike through rain, chunder and sunshine and it has been flawless. The suspension set up makes it easy to pedal for a dh rig on some of the flat spots if your trying to crank and get that KOM. The rear end and geo of the bike make it easy to jump and keep speed. I did notice the Read More »
The Good: power, 1 finger ease, lever feel, weight, look
The Bad: absolutely nothingOverall Review: IMO the best brakes money can buy for your mountain/trail riding rig. Some people dont like how they feel on/off when you pull the lever but they are just used to not stopping. I have rode various types of brakes from X0's, Hopes, V-brakes (haha), X9's, etc and these are simply they most reliable, easy to service, and not to harsh on the wallet. I will be willing to try different brakes on other peoples bikes but on mine you will only find shimano. These are consistent through desert high heat, mtn snow low heat, rainy day mud rides you name it. Once you learn how to use these brakes with the Read More »