Latest Product Reviews


Loaded Precision AMX Signature Titanium Flat Pedal

“Incredibly thin and light”


The Good:

light, strong, color options, thin, grips well

The Bad:

price but you get what you pay for...incredible quality

Overall Review: Probably the lightest pedals I've ever ran. I threw these on my dh bike since I've been trying to lighten it up for racing. I absolutely love the. Super thin, lightweight, but still just as sturdy as any other pedal. Used to run deity and vp but I preferred the design of the ti loaded ones. Haven't slipped. Beyond grippy with 5tens. I also put the anodized colored red pins to match my frame and they look legit

Loaded Precision AMX Signature Wheelset

“Amazing wheelset”


The Good:

Strong, hold up for DH riding, niples and spoke color choice, excellent make, light weight

The Bad:

no 36 hole available

Overall Review: This rim has been incredibly strong! I use it on my intense 951 and also on my am bike. It has a few nicks in it, but with all the stress and riding, I am surprised of how the color anodizing has held up great! I'm not disappointed. Definitely worth the investment. It's light weight without the expense of strength. My only wish is that they made a carbon 26" rim for my dh bike. I'd for sure run that. Loaded has never let me down!

Loaded Precision X-Lite Seatpost

“Amazing post”


The Good:

strong, sturdy, colorful selection, price

The Bad:

needs to add orange into their color selection

Overall Review: I've been running this seat post for over a year. It's held up strong for me. Easy installation for my SDG saddle. No complaints! Loaded does a fantastic job in it's designs

2011 Black Market Contraband

“Blk Market”


The Good:

Serious geometry, strong build, beautiful

The Bad:

not sure yet. Has held up great for me and I put my bike through hell

Overall Review: I swear by Black market! I've been on these bikes for about 6 years now. Love them. The geometry is incredible. Has held up strong. I've beaten mine up pretty good and it's still in great condition. Wish I could afford to get new ones as he produces and updates his frames, but budget hold me back. Excited for the latest edit. Hoping to build one up soon!

Loaded Precision AmXc Pistol Grip

“Pistol grips”


The Good:

thick, grippy, end cap color matches perfectly, cool design

The Bad:

love them so nothing

Overall Review: I got some for my xc/am bike and really like them. Ordered some for my dh bike as well. They are thicker than most but that I find really helps with gripping

Loaded Precision AMX Signature CroMo Flat Pedal

“loaded cromo pedals”


The Good:

color, price, strong, thin, super grippy

The Bad:

no complaints

Overall Review: When I first got these pedals, I noticed they were super grippy. With 5Tens, my feet felt glued! Absolutely love them. They are light weight and super thin. No complaints so far. The color has lasted as well. I put my pedals and bike through a lot! I used to run deity, but slipped off them a few times, so I'm sticking with loaded.  I'm getting some cromo pedals for my enduro bike as well.

Loaded Precision AmX Handlebar

“AmX Loaded Bar”


The Good:

colorful, strong, long, perfect for dh, reasonable price for amazing quality

The Bad:

nothing bad

Overall Review: Got these bars about 4 months ago. Love them so far. The red matches my Amx rims perfectly, so they are legit. They are longer than my old bars so they are perfect for dh. I tried the flat bars and like those as well. But nothing beats loaded! They are also super light weight. Was scared of stem and bars being heavy but loaded makes them lightweight and strong, so they have held up for me

2014 Nukeproof Mega AM 275 Pro

Vital Review

“2014 Test Sessions: Nukeproof Mega AM 275 Pro”

Reviewed by Evan Turpen and Jess Pedersen // Photos by Shawn Spomer and Lear Miller Following a major overhaul to the tubeset, linkage, and shock tune in 2013, the 160mm travel Nukeproof Mega AM once again sees updates for 2014. When the company sat down to redesign the bike, they made it a goal to maintain the same stable, do anything feel from 2013, but with the added benefit of 27.5-inch wheels. Curious to see just how wild we could get on the revised ride, we did our best to put it through the paces in Sedona, Arizona during the 2014 Vital MTB Test Sessions. After all, any bike named after the famous mass-start Read More »
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