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Point One Racing Podium Flat Pedal

“Godly Grip”

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The Good: Best-pedals-ever. 5.10s stick to them like glue, they're tough as nails and the bearings last.

The Bad: None whatsoever

Overall Review: If the bearing bulge is an issue for you than you simply have some whack-ass foot placement

Point One Racing Podium Flat Pedal

“Wanted to like them”

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The Good: Narrow profile, light, beautifully made.

The Bad: Could not stand the bearing bulge at the pedal/crank interface. I like my feet as close to the crank arm as possible. I could ride these without feeling the bulge through my shoe. It bothered me.

Very expensive

Overall Review: I give it a 3 because of the bulge and price.

Crank Brothers 5050 X Flat Pedal

“Heavy and Bulky but they do their job”

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The Good: They are flat pedals, and have good grip, they cant stand the hits (I do hit them a lot, perhaps I should shorten my crankarms). so far no mechanical problems with them.

The Bad: quite heavy and bulky , pricey for around 20 bucks more you can find slimmer flat pedals.

Overall Review: Nothing extraordinary but they do their job as they are supposed to.

Five Ten Freerider Flat Pedal Shoe

“Great confy shoe”

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The Good: Is light and the sole is very grippy at the beginning, it has protected me from direct hits at the toes, you can walk and push if needed and they look good.

The Bad: after a year of use, the outer sole hast start to come off and has become a bit stiff (they are confortable and you can still walk, but they dont grip as before)

Overall Review: All in all, I would buy them again, love the style (going for the white ones in my next pair)

2011 Kona Five - 0 Bike

“A welded together FS bike”

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The Good: Decent front end (travel, usable 68 degreeHT angle and 20mm axle).

The Bad: Heavy, so-so parts, ISIS BB, Better with Hussefelt Howitzer and X7 surely?

Overall Review: Have the 2009 bike, this bike to me doesn't seem much like a DJ/urban bike, but it does seem like a light free-ride bike. To me if you want a hard-tail why not a 4x bike or maybe a Giant STP or SC Chameleon?

Point One Racing Podium Flat Pedal

“sexy good performance”

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The Good: Very large platform, low profile for better clearance, durable pins that are easy to replace, light, durable body that takes hits well.

The Bad: Expensive-but worth it.

Overall Review: These pedals paired with FiveTen shoes perform amazing and just inspire confidence. You never give the pedals a second thought, they just work.

WTB Prowler MX Tire

“Keen tire, a bit thin...”

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The Good: I was rolling the widest version on some semi-rocky terrain in Durango. They grip nicely in actual dirt, or on slickrock. For me, they didn't so well on gravelly surfaces.

The Bad: Version I had was a bit thin in the skin. Suffered a couple flats from rock punctures and a catctus. To be fair, the cactus flat would have done any tire in.

Overall Review: For dirt = this tire is money. For mixed surfaces, not my favorite.

2011 Santa Cruz Blur LT Carbon All Mountain Bike

“Awesome. This is the one bike that you do need.”

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The Good: Stiff, responsive, durable. This bike is a machine and will do it all.

The Bad: None. I have not found any bad things with this bike in the year and a half that I have been riding it.

Overall Review: If you can only have or only want one bike, then this is it. This bike is so very stiff and responsive. It climbs great and also does the same on the downhill. It is very durable and Santa Cruz has done an excellent job with this bike. You will not find a stiffer 6" travel bike on the market. I also like that Santa Cruz makes this and their other bikes very user serviceable. I love this bike and will stick with it for a very long time.

Five Ten Freerider Flat Pedal Shoe

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“Durable, light, not stiff enough”

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The Good: These shoes have been a great substitution for nike skate shoes as my every day shoe. Stylish, long lasting sole, and as always the stealth rubber is a huge win. They were also used for the odd dirt jump session.

The Bad: Tendency to heat up quickly in the sun. Bit to flexible for my liking (I'm used to riding in Carvers)

Overall Review: Very good shoe, perfect for someone who likes a shoe with a bit more flex, or for anyone looking for a casual shoe.

Specialized Pitch Pro Bike

“Awesome (2011 version)”

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The Good: Climbs extremely well, Propedal works very efficiently with the FSR suspension, Decends incredibly, ISCG tabs, the fork can be internally lowered to 140 or 130. Has cable guides for a dropper post. The XL weighs in at 31.25lbs. Despite what I expected with white grips, they clean very well.

The Bad: Not really much, comes with X5 shifters which I promptly replaced with some X7's, but only because I had some extras. I'm sure the X.5s would've handled fine

Overall Review: Climbs well. This is the most underrated bike out there. I'd put this up against any 3-4 grand bike any day. Since my riding style caters more to the downhills, The 90mm stem was a bit awkward when I wanted to manual or jump so I put a 40mm on it and now it's perfect. Upgrades so far: X7 shifters 40mm Hussefelt Stem Funn Fatboy Bar (same dimensions as the Specialized one, but it's stronger and lighter despite it being a freeride bar)