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2012 Transition Trail or Park Bike

“Great Geometry”

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The Good: Like I said above, great geometry. It's a fun bike to ride and exceeds my expectations.

The Bad: The Spanish BB is not ideal but if it fits in the BMX world, why not bring it over to MTB?

Overall Review: I look forward to riding this frame for years to come.

2012 Transition Double Bike

“Transition Double”

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The Good: good"do it all bike" even though no bike can...
handles great,
jumps great
kills it at bike parks.. super smooth even though its just a 4" bike cycles through travel good

The Bad: a little on the heavy side
compresses on steep lips some..

Overall Review: if you want a bike that you can shred trails,jumps, slope style and freeride on, then defiantly look at the double.. very comfortable everywhere..

Five Ten Impact Low 2 Flat Pedal Shoe

“Gotta love the grip”

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The Good: Stiff sole, great traction, and they last. The stiff sole is so nice behind a shovel too.

The Bad: run a bit big in the width, but thats a personal fit issue. New model is "action leather" you mean pleather? Ya, they run a bit hotter than the OG model.

Overall Review: I have had the original Inpacts since 07 and they are in great shape. I put down 2K plus XC,DH, DJ, Digging and trials miles a year for the last 4 years and they are still looking good. I got a new pair from Santa and was disappointed to find out they are all Pleather now ( original were a swede leather) I just hope they last like my last pair( that I still rock on the days I do more digging than riding. I would love to see a velcro top like the Minars to help keep the laces and shoe tight but not like the moon boot Karver. Great shoe!

Specialized Enduro Expert Bike

“Ridiculous”

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The Good: Climbing, descending, jumping, everything

The Bad: None. This is a rad bike

Overall Review: Rode this in Moab, UT. It is super confidence inspiring. I felt like I could do anything on this bike. Climbs amazingly well and is a blast coming down in any type of terrain. 5' drop to flat and lots of rocks with absolutely no complaints. This is an awesome bike. It is a little slower than my stumpy EVO on flats and long climbs, but one of the funnest bikes I have ever ridden

Crank Brothers Candy 3 Pedals

“Great pedal for your knees”

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The Good: Great amount of float. Easy to get in and out.

The Bad: Durability

Overall Review: These pedals have been great for the last year. I had a bad knee and this has helped a lot. They have a lot of float, but they only lasted me a year. CB will warranty it, but I have to send them in for them to fix the problem. That means weeks without a pedal... Four stars for performance. 2 stars for durability

Giro Phase Helmet

“Comfortable”

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The Good: FIts well and it is comfortable

The Bad: Styling is fine, but nothing special

Overall Review: Never crashed in it yet, but it is lightweigt, comfortable, good ventilation. Styling isn't anything special, but good for trail riding.

Five Ten Impact High Flat Pedal Shoe

Featured Review

“Seriously?”

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The Good: What are you even doing looking at other brand name shoes to ride in? Five Ten owns the flat pedal shoe market, period. I've had the older model of this shoe and this revised version and they both rock. Sticky rubber that glues your feet to whichever flat pedal you run even in wet and muddy conditions. The hightop has great ankle protection and support which is great for people with weak ankles or protection from the rabid rock that comes up and tries to bite you. It is easy to clean the rubber soles and maintain the tops after a weekend of DH runs in any riding condition. The extra shoelaces that they come with is a great addition to a great product.

The Bad: They leave black marks on some surfaces, like my kitchen floor.

Overall Review: I use these shoes for riding and trail work only which is a key factor in getting the most life out of them. These shoes should be at the top of your list when looking for a pair of shoes to ride in or even do trail work in. I still have my older model (4yrs old) shoes with lots of life left on them and had to get this newer version to hang with the Jones'. I've run 6 different pedal sets and these shoes show no sign of slippage on any of them regardless of trail conditions, sometimes I want my feet to come off the pedals to bail and the shoes say "no way, I'm doing my job". None the less, an investment well worth it if you are looking for a high quality flat pedal shoe.

Five Ten Baron Shoes

“Baron - Bike Shoes”

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The Good: The sole is grippy & comfortable to wear riding.
Look good in red & black.

The Bad: Nothing at all...

Overall Review: I bought these a few weeks ago & rode 1 or 2 times but they are awesome ! It like your with clips on your pedals but not @ the same time! 5.10 All the way !!

Five Ten Freerider Flat Pedal Shoe

“Meh, prefer Impacts”

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The Good: Lightweight, great styling, 510 rubber is great as always

The Bad: Lightweight, too flexy for my taste, not as much protection in the toe box as the Impacts, feel thin through the pedals compared to Impacts

Overall Review: I bought these after running a couple pairs of Impacts over 5 years or so. I couldn't get into the thin feeling of these shoes and have relegated them to around town kicks and the odd urban ride. Can't recommend for DH or even trail riding due to the flex. Your mileage may vary.

Five Ten Impact Sam Hill 2 Flat Pedal Shoe

“Best Impact yet?”

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The Good: Same great sticky rubber and solid toe box as the "regular" Impacts, much better lacing system

The Bad: White gets dirty? Oh, I liked the tongue of the Impacts better, this one is more traditional.

Overall Review: I was an early adopter of the original Impacts way back when. The second generation looked great, but didn't live up to the original, particularly because I continually snapped the cheesy lacing tabs and had to cut my own holes in the upper in order to properly tie my shoes. This pair has nice, solid lacing tabs that won't rip when I snug them up, good stuff.