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Maxxis Ardent Tire

“Ultimate Tire for the Rockies”

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The Good: Could a tire corner better?

The Bad: Wish the tire was a bit lighter

Overall Review: I ride this tire nearly exclusively - except desert trips. For majority of the riding I do, it sticks in corners, has super durable side walls, and lasts. I ride a 2.4 both front and rear at around 30psi (by feel). You can run their standard tire tubeless to save a little weight. Do wish they made a 2.5 and a 2.35. Ride mostly trail and freeride, and want a tire with minimal rolling resistance but doesn't give up grip in corners, which this has.

2012 Yeti SB-66 Pro XTR Bike

“Solid Bike!”

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The Good: Incredibly climber and reliable descender

The Bad: Wish I waited for carbon

Overall Review: I upgraded from the 575, and the geometry is more slack. I use for freeride days, trail, and epic rides. Even crushed some dirt jumps with it. Built mine up with SRAM XO, and put a FOX 36 in front. Bike is a great climber, like all Yeti's, and is much more solid in descending. The switch technology feels superior and more plush to the pot hole feeling of their traditional suspension. Huge fan of this bike - just need someone to buy my aluminum frame so I can get the new carbon!

Manitou Circus Expert Fork

“Manitou Circus Expert Fork”

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The Good: Great fork!!!! works well, super light. i like the lock out on it, it's killer for riding skate park n street and just for getting places cause you don't lose any of your speed when pumping or pedaling. the suspension real good to

The Bad: None yet works great

Overall Review: Great buy and not too steep.

2011 Trek Remedy 7 Bike

“You got the poison?”

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The Good: Silly weight for a 6 inch full suspension bike

The Bad: My hardtail is getting abandonned!

Overall Review: Keeps getting me into trouble out on the trails as it`s speed is desceptive... Trees come up way faster than normal once you get used to that it is great fun!

Spank Tweet Frame

“do not buy”

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The Good: it dose ride very nice has very good geo

The Bad: i owned one of these frames for less than 3 months and baild on a flip the bike landed on its side, got up thaught nothing of it went to ride away and the crank hit the chain stay! the frame had bent badly. got in touch with spank and they said that they wouldnt warrenty it and said they would offer a crash replacment so i asked how much that would cost and they said £280 the frame is fucking 300 brand new!!!!!!

Overall Review: very nice frame to ride but very weak and very easy to dent

2013 Lapierre Rapt 2.1 Bike

“Why have gears on a DJ?”

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The Good: The color is a style thing, to each there own.....

The Bad: Bash guard, Gear cassette? Why? Its a DJ......

Overall Review: Make it a single speed and they might have something.....

2012 GT La Bomba Bike

“Sweet Jump 4X bike”

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The Good: Dialled geometry, great spec for the money and GT's breeding

The Bad: I would have liked a heavy spring.

Overall Review: This bike is sweet. It has great geometry and is pretty light for an off the peg bike. It feels solid under me (I'm 230 pound) and rails bmx and 4x tracks..

2011 Specialized Demo 8 2 Bike

“No A/C and trailerhitch at this pricepoint? Really Mr.Spec..”

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The Good: Colorscheme? Shorter than average wheelbase. Not as short and as low as a Voltage but close enough. Glad to see that more MiniDH formfactor is in the marketplace.

The Bad: 6 chainstays? 2 beeing pushrods and not adding strenght...Its like not really an unequal length parallelogram and you end up with an ellipsoid travel curve that does just something strange that the shock and the driver has to straighten out.
343 mm BB is not really low. 310 is low and practical with 180mm of simple and quality arc travel. So this bike is yesteryear and not really uptodate

Overall Review: Big Hit III was right on, Status II is nice. This one is a styling excercise and needlessly complicated to justify 100% pricejerk.