The Good: Spiffy looking
Easy spoke replacement
The Bad: Poor warranty claim process for defective productOverall Review: Didn't get to test these out on more than one ride because they were defective, so I can't say a lot about how the non-defective ones perform. For the pair I received, the rear hub made a loud popping sound any time a new set of pawls was engaged. The three pawls did not engage the hubs teeth at the same time as they were supposed to. This will happen occasionally for any good company. That's why they have warranty policies, to maintain their reputation and happy customers. Unfortunately, their warranty policy requires you to send the product back at your own cost (~$30 for a wheel). In my case, they Read More »
The Good: Local company, good people, great bicycles.
The Bad: A few minor SNAFUs in delivering my bike just so, but such is the nature of custom work. In the end, everything was made right.Overall Review: I've been riding, building, and racing mountain bikes most of my 33 years. Without reservation, this one is my favorite. I love the geometry: the longish TT (size medium) mates perfectly with a 35mm stem, 800mm bars,and my 5'10" frame. It does not climb like a bike of its heft or trail/gravity orientation, especially with Climb Switch engaged. Pointed down is whereshe really shines of course, and I'veyet to engage Beast Mode! I mean, Gravity Mode.The lower BB and slackish HTA make for a stable, confidence-inspiring, super playful ride. The Pike Solo and CCDBI outshine any FOX suspension product I've ridden. The Read More »
The Good: Versatile Rack (use on various cars and bikes easily). Can be mounted on roof, trunk, or hatchback without permanent attachment. Lightweight - Includes spare vacuum pad and pump and pump maintenance.
The Bad: $400 price tag. Does not include Cable Anchor.Overall Review: As with the other SeaSucker rack I own, I was initially very skeptical of securing my $5k+ bike to the car via vacuum cups. After some initial tugging and pulling HARD on a single cup that was attached to my roof, I instantly realized the power of the vacuum cups. Rated at 210 lbsof pull-strength per cup, the Mini Bomber has a total rating of 840 lb pull-strength which is mighty impressive in my mind. Initial setup is quite easy and just requires a quick spray of the roof top to clean it of dust/dirt, and a quick spray on the vacuum cups before installation. Each cup only takes about 10-15 pumps to reach full suction Read More »
The Good: - Easy to travel with - Front wheel stays on the bike
- Versatile (can be used on different bikes and different cars). - Included safety strap for added security
The Bad: - Works best on hatchback style cars
- Does not include Trunk Cable Anchor
- Does not include additional suction cup to secure saddle to trunk.
- Can only be used to transport one bike.
- Have to keep a spray bottle + rag handy.
The Good: Fantastic value for money. A brilliant ride.
The Bad: Long waiting times for delivery.Overall Review: I went for the Comp1 and not the Pro. One I don't like white bikes but two the Boss forks and shock are not easy to set up and also service centres are few in the UK. The Pike forks and Monarch shock work sweetly. Sizing is a problem buying online. As mentioned this bike is a game-changer.
The Good: This bike has a very stable geometry and feels in control when descending. The more affordable COMP version comes with a solid set of components, most notable the FOX suspension.
The Bad: HEAVY. Also, rear suspension geometry isn't the most sophisticated, so pedal bob is always a threatOverall Review: This is a very solid all mountain setup. It was my first 650b, as well as my first bike with over 120mm of travel. The COMP version comes with a reliable group of components. Shimano Deore all around gets the job done, and is not soul-crushing expensive should you knock off the derailleur in a rock garden. Pros: The bike feels at home on rough terrain. The 650b wheels fit really well with the geometry, Jamis has been doing the mid-size wheel for some time now. Though the head tube isn't as slack as other enduro or all mountain setups, this one finds a happy medium between the ups and descents, allowing you to climb some Read More »
The Good: Fit, weight, flex, price, grip, support
The Bad: Look, neoprene boot practically useless, pressure points up topOverall Review: So, I had been rocking XC shoes since back in the day where I was dragged kicking and screaming into the world of SPDs. Mashing the pedals on the slippers is great because they're stiff as a 4x8 but because of the top section of my foot they were constantly falling asleep. Why? Well...because they were essentially being smashed against a 4x8 super stiff carbon board. I wasn't quite ready to dive into the world of flat pedals as I've gotten nice and used to the laziness of floating my feet around. Besides, my aging knees creak and moan at the mention of flat pedals. Fair enough. What would be the compromise? I wanted a Read More »