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Hope Technology M4 Evo Disc Brake

“Hope tech M4 brakes”

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The Good: Ample stopping power. Great modulation. Solid feel. Looks awesome. Easy to bleed. Extremely consistant

The Bad: When the seals start to go, things turn bad, but just keep on the maintenance

Overall Review: Had mine for a year and a half, they've been on 2 bikes and I absolutely love them. I haven't run that many brakes myself but they have felt a lot better than anything I've felt on other bikes, including formula, avid and hayes. Stopping power is just what you need, lacks a bit when things start to get heated and steep and fast, the goodridge braided hoses did help with this. I also reccomend using Ice Tec rotors :) The feel is solid, and the modulation is brilliant, and the asjustments actually make a lot of difference. Bleeding is very simple but can be hard to get spot on. Also they're very easy to take apart and replace parts :)

Spank Spike Pedal

“Spank spike pedals”

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The Good: Large platform, good for my size 12 feet. Strong as hell. Grip is spot on. Looks absolutely wicked

The Bad: Hard to take them apart.

Overall Review: I found these pedals to be absolutely brilliant, more than worth the money I paid. I bought them to well try them out really after reading some positive reviews. The amount of grip is perfect, not so much that it's too hard to move your foot when you get your footing wrong, but more than enough to keep your foot in place if you get me. Sooo good when matched up with 5.10's Not only do they look amazing, but they're also bombproof. I've smashed mine into a fair amount of rocks and just the ground in general and only lost 2 pins. The body has a couple of scratches on but that's it. The only possible niggle with them is that they Read More »

Spank Spoon One2One Frame

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“Tested: Spank Spoon One2One - Downright Fun”

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Editor's Note: About a week ago we launched a contest to win this pimped-out Spank Spoon One2One complete. Truth be told, we were a little bit jealous that we don't get to keep it, so we had our resident dirt jump aficionado give it a good testing. You know, just to make sure you're in the running to win something awesome. If you haven't entered the contest yet, you'll want to do just that after reading this review… Words and schralping by Andy Holloway // Photos by Seth Beckton This bike is one heck of a creation. Forget the toxic green color, I'm talking geometry. I've always been one of those people who can't ride other Read More »

WTB Wolverine Tire

“Outstanding Tire in the Dry”

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The Good: Fast. Grippy. Pretty durable. Easy tubeless.

The Bad: Not great on wet rocks & roots

Overall Review: REAR review: In the dry they are very fast & grippy, and one of the few tires I've tried that is very fast, but still does not give up on steep & techy climbs. Breaking is good as well. I use them on my single speed (standard 60tpi 630g) & AM bike (special 33 tpi 775g) Does great on both valley hardpack trails and high elevation soft & loose trails - a rarity. Outstanding rear tire! FRONT review: I use them on my single speed (standard 60tpi 630g) as front. The front has released suddenly on me multiple times in high summer loose over hard terrain. Not a hit-the-ground slip. Just a kick out. I tried dropping Read More »

Kenda Small Block 8 Tire

“Kenda Small Black 8 vary versatile”

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The Good: versatile Fast Rolling

The Bad: None so far.
Maybe a tad Thin for some of the aggressive ( Sharp Rocky) all mountain riding i do

Overall Review: Great tire For Anything from your Dirt Jump/Street/Park bike to your Cross Country/Trail/All Mountain bike id recommend it on any hard or hard pack surfaces.

SRAM PC-951 9SP Chain

“Great Chain Great Price!”

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The Good: Good Price, Good quality, maintains a good feel for quite a while if you treat it good

The Bad: Whats not to like?

Overall Review: i replace them 1-3 times a year depending on use and they never let me down. i think i currently have 3 new one on my work bench at home. with the price you can keep replacements on hand. Not the Best Chain in the world but its not too far off. it has Chrome hardened rivet pins for extra durability, Power Link makes it super easy to take off to clean or replace. Some people have issues with this chain yet i don't and i about 180LB and ride alot of DH/FR prettyaggressively. My Bottom line: Great shifting, Great wear resistance,Great durability,Great price. I highly Recommend this Chain it just needs replacing now and again

Niterider Pro 3000 Bike Light

“The Hummer of Lights”

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The Good: 1. Battery life - Well over 3 hours on 1500/3000 lumens settings.
2. Design is well thought of and the handle bar mount is adjustable to any position one may need.
3. The charger is solid and well designed.
4. Batter case and battery are also rugged and durable.
5. Velcro straps for the battery and cables is also reliable.

The Bad: 1. Battery and battery case could shave some weight. This is the only downside i can think of!

Overall Review: This is a product that is definitely worth buying if you are looking for a high end lighting system and performance to boot! Most users will find that the 1500 lumens setting is more than enough but when you need it, the 3000 Lumens will blow you away and light up the trails! Usually my buddies save on their batteries because I'm lighting the trail for them when I'm riding behind the pack. Would not buy any other lighting system as I wont be able to accept anything less than Nite Rider quality and performance!

Thomson Elite Seatpost

“the standard by which all other seatposts are judged.”

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The Good: Everything!

The Bad: Its 40% stronger than the strongest production seatposts on the market, so the bad part about that is they almost never break.

Overall Review: Over all pretty much one of the best bikeparts you could put on almost any bike Period. One Piece Extruded Aluminum makes forOne of the Strongest if not the vary strongest seatpost out there. approximately 188 grams (250 length) and 228 grams (330 length),41 mm seat rail grip lengthMost other seatposts have grip lengths of .500 inch or more shorter. I cant Recommend this post more!