The Good: Impressive stopping power. Modulation is simply the best available. Easily adjustable.
The Bad: The finned heat-sink pads are expensive.Overall Review: I ran these brakes on a cross-country race bike for five months this year and came away thoroughly impressed. I had been using previous-generation Shimano SLX brakes, but these brakes blew those older models out of the water. The reach adjust is simple and doesn't migrate or wiggle. The increase in stopping power was immediately evident. After a few rides I also noticed that the modulation was superb. I never locked up a wheel unless I was trying to. I wouldn't hesitate to run these brakes on a trail bike, or even on a gravity bike with some larger rotors installed. They're the best brakes I've ridden. Read More »
The Good: Ultimate power, good modulation
The Bad: They are expensive, you have to adjust the lever pull quite a bit as the pads wearOverall Review: This is by far the best brake that I've ridden. Everything from Whistler bike park to my home trails in the Pacific NW March mud. I like the original pads it came with - tried the "quieter" version and they weren't as powerful and my bike doesn't make any noise anyway. The toughest part is probably getting the calipers lined up perfectly as one side or the other seems to like to extend a little further when you are setting them up. It's easy to just use a piece of thin cardboard or a (clean) feeler gage to help the other side extend a little more. Also, much easier to bleed with a syringe and push the fluid up and Read More »
The Good: Great stopping power. No noise or squeal. They just work, and really well at that.
The Bad: None so far.Overall Review: I originally bought them for my XC/AM bike, but moved them to my FR bike when I found out the XC/AM frame was cracked. They were more than enough to stop the big bike (at least 40 lbs) on steeps and only 1 finger braking is needed. They also came on my new 29er and I couldn't be happier with them. No fuss and they work great. My FR bike originally had Avid Codes on it, which gave me non-stop problems. It's nice to finally do lap after lap with no complaints about my brakes.
The Good: very strong, good price easy to install
The Bad: there is no badOverall Review: best brake i ever bought , like to use them on my DH and my dirt jump bikes.
The Good: Stylish Looks
The Bad: Expensive
Buttons snaps are weak
Fabric prone to abrasion damage
The Good: 1)Extremely reliable
3)It says Shimano on it. It must be good.
The Bad: 1)Could be lighter(lol)
2)Graphics will wear off eventually(also lol)
The Good: Climbs well, Descends even better. Slack geometry. durable. Looks great.
The Bad: The stock shock isnt my favorite but it is decent.Overall Review: I was looking for a bike that could both descend and climb. Little did I know that I was getting a bike that could both handle all the downhill I was capable of dishing out and more but I would also be able to give my XC friends a run for the money when out on XC rides. This bike really is the best of both worlds. Im not looking to replace this anytime in the near future.
The Good: Cool, Fit, Comfortable, Non-Slip, Killer looks.
The Bad: Have to take off shoe to put them on/off.Overall Review: What a solid knee pad! They're so good I bought the knee/shin 180 combo for riding DH as well. I've taken some falls without the the pad budging and protection has been spot. Not to mention the pad looks good too, nothing crazy mind you.. just black and grey w/ a simple kali logo. I've had both the knee and knee/shin combo on in hot weather and my legs have always stayed relatively cool. They won't stay sweat free but what can you expect by strapping neoprene and plastic to your legs. In the past I've used the 661 knee/shin race pads and the TLD knee/shin. The Kali pads are WAY more comfortable. Its like they Read More »