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2014 Kona Process 153 Bike

“where have you been all my life!”


The Good: Geometry, Handling, Nice wide bars, Pikes, dropper post as standard,

The Bad: Bit wide at the rear, Cranks could be stiffer, monarch RT sealing not as good as fox, KS seatpost not great in mud

Overall Review: Had the bike for 3 months now and every time I ride it just seems to get better! My medium was...

Race Face Ambush Knee Pad

“Great knee pads”


The Good: removable without taking shoes off, flexible d30 material makes pedaling better

The Bad: none found so far

Overall Review: So this is more of a comparison review from the knee pads I've been running for 3 years now (661...

Troy Lee Designs Ruckus Riding Short

“Lightweight mtb shorts”


The Good: Fits great and looks good

The Bad: zipper pocket is pretty small and hard to get your hand in

Overall Review: These shorts look good, fit nicely, and have adjustable features like waist Velcro straps and a...

Shimano Deore M590 Crankset With BB

Featured Review

“Long-term Deore crankset review”


The Good: great value! Cranks are light and durable for the price.

The Bad: The BB will only last a month or 2 if you ride in wet conditions. The crank graphics wear off quickly

Overall Review: 'Brilliant Cranks for an incredible price! but let down by flimsy BB' This crankset proves that,...

Troy Lee Designs XC Gloves

“Good Gloves, Famous Brand, Reasonable Price...”


The Good: Cool designs, fit in my hands, reasonable price..

The Bad: I feel something 'disturbing' on the part between thumbs and index fingers. Needs more little time to make it really installed properly in my hands.

Overall Review: Like anything, the gloves attracts me with the designs and finally I chose the white one. I use this gloves for XC mountain biking, and for motorcycle, and this gloves is done well. The only problem is like I said above: I need more little time to make sure that this gloves is installed properly in my hands, because I feel something disturbing.But overall, I like this gloves. I feel my hands cool and this is good point. My friend asks me where to buy this gloves. I said JensonUSA, hahaha.. Thanks..this is good gloves, famous brand, with reasonable price..

Royal 2014 Stage Jacket

Vital Review

“Tested: Royal Racing Stage Jacket”

Review by A.J. Barlas // Photography Jon Anthony & A.J. Barlas A riding jacket that works...

2014 Kona Operator Bike

“A solid sled”


The Good: Great frame and suspension, bike soaks up the terrain with ease.

The Bad: No direct mount stem, would prefer Minion DHF tires and Zee brakes, USD shock annoying to adjust, wheels are super heavy.

Overall Review: I demoed this bike, I was pretty impressed with the frame, great geometry and graphics, Kona...