Latest Product Reviews


Five Ten Freerider Flat Pedal Shoe

“Meh, prefer Impacts”


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?”


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.

Shimano AM41 MTB Shoe

“1 season review”


The Good:

Grip compared to usual shoe, holds warm, thanks to no-mesh upper your socks will stay bit cleaner, good looking, high inside, so you will not rub your ankle against cranks.

The Bad:

Degrading, lot of fake leather has come off from the shoe, the sole is starting coming off from the shoe.

Overall Review: Used only for riding, and pushing the bike up the hill. My tip would be, to spend bit more, and go for 5-10s.

Renthal FatBar Riser Bar

“Best bar for DH”


The Good:

very lightweight, and great looking on dual crown. the color of bar is almost the same as legs on forks. And its RENTHAL!!! They know what they do

The Bad:

i cant say anything bad bout this bar.

Overall Review: best buy! i use this bar and i'm pretty happy! really looks great.

Shimano M520 Clipless Pedals

Featured Review

“Good for beginners, but heavy and bearings aren't the best.”


The Good:

The adjustable tension is great for beginning riders. The pedals perform well in all conditions, only clogging in the worst peanut-buttery mud. They've survived rock strikes and dropped bikes and still engage and release reliably every time.

The Bad:

After three seasons, the bearings have worn enough that there's significant play between the pedal body and the axle. The bearings can't be accessed without a proprietary tool. They're also on the heavy side.

Overall Review: Solid, reliable pedals for beginners. They're somewhat heavy and the bearings won't last as long as more expensive models, but they should serve well for riders looking for a first pair of pedals.

Vans Gravel shoes (sticky rubber)

“Vans Gravel five ten replacement....”


The Good:

They grip the pedals very well out of the box because of the rubber and barbecue of the waffle pattern. They also don't look retarded in public and is something you could ware to work/school and not get asked if you are wearing clown shoes. They are very flexy so hiking in them isnt that bad.

The Bad:

The Vans gravel is a great shoe while it lasts. My pair wore out in less then a month of trail riding and i mean like full on holes in the bottom worn out. Also for whatever reaason i would get really bad blisters on my feet from them which was due to the lack of a padded insole. i was super disappointed by this because they were good shoes and i had high hopes for them.

Overall Review: In summary i would say that they were a major disappointment that functioned well and looked great but didn't last. If you are a sponsored rider and get them for free they would be great, but if you buy all your stuff stick with five ten.

Five Ten Line King Shoes

“great shoes, basically a high top Freerider”


The Good:

grippy, durable, comfy, look good, more support than the freeriders

The Bad:

nothing I can say, I'd recommend getting Dr. Scholls insoles to replace the soles that come with them cause they are uncomfortable, in my opinion

Overall Review: great shoes, get them.

Xpedo FACEOFF 17 (XMX17AC)

“Love this pedal!”


The Good:

It's light, it's durable, the color options are HUGE, and it's great for DH, trail bikes, dirt jumpers, etc. It also has a very low profile fo aggressive turns. The bearings are amazingly smooth in there, too.

The Bad:

I have yet to encounter a fault with these platforms. I weigh 220lbs and love them. I have a pro DH racer friend who ONLY uses these on his DH and Super-D bikes, and never warranteed anything.

Overall Review: Great performance, low weight, vast color options, low profile, killer price, smooth bearings and amazing durability all balled up into one stellar pedal. The Face Off's from XPEDO are my choice for the hard-hitting stuff!

Crank Brothers Candy 2 Pedals

“Sweet pedals. Had them on my Trail bike. Worked awesome!”


The Good:

Look good, The new design has seemed to stand up to rocks and other hard stuff a lot better then the previous version. Thy also look cool.

The Bad:

Had a bearing failure, but sent them back to Crankbros and they fixed if for free.

Overall Review: Awesome all round pedal. Works for anything,XC, Trail, All mountain, etc. It will do it all. Highly recommended.

Avid Elixir CR Hydraulic Disc Brake Set

“Good brakes. Nice and light. Really strong”


The Good:

Look awesome, Lots of stopping power, Levers are comfortable.

The Bad:

They seem to squeak and squeal when they get wet.

Overall Review: Awesome brakes. Highly recommended. Very light, durable, and good looking.