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Banshee Bikes Wildcard Frame

“do it all bike”


The Good: frame is very ajustable, has two travel options: 5" and 6.5". with fox talas 36 this bike can do whatever you want, you can hit dirt jumps, downhill courses, all mountain trails, flowy or gnarly freeride trails. frame is super stiff, rides berms and jumps really good.

The Bad: frame is kinda heavy, and it is too big to be superb dirt jump or slopestyle bike, but it will do the thing.

Overall Review: it is perfect frame for guys who want to shred everything. but if you going to ride only dirt jumps and slopestyle tracks, dont get it, rather choose banshee rampant.

Chromag Fubar OSX Handlebar

“most awesome bar”


The Good: looks really good in ocean blue anodised version, 760 width is probably best for slopestyle riding if you need wide bar. bar is very stiff even it is kinda wide.

The Bad: none, except the price, one of the priciest bar i have seen, but still worth every penny.

Overall Review: if someone is looking for a wide, good looking bar get it, you wont regret it.

Deity Dirty30 2010 Handlebar

“Great bar from and Idaho Based Company”


The Good: Great feel, nice and wide, appealing graphics, great company to work with.

The Bad: Notta, Zilch, Zip...

Overall Review: First I gotta give props to Deity for making fantastic components at great prices. They're doing a great job. The Dirty30 is exception. It looks great, has modest price, and the angles are spot on. I'm currently using this bar on my Santa Cruz Nomad Carbon, which I feel must be a winning combo because I feel the bike can be ridden anywhere. Sure it can't be all the bars doing - but, it is where my hands go, and they like it. Otherwise, the bar looks great and attracts a lot of attention. Which is good or bad depending if you need attention I guess. Definitely adds value to any bike. Five Stars.

Banshee Bikes Rampant Frame

“Potentially The Best DJ/Urban/4Cross Frame Available”


The Good: Incredible stability even at high speeds, awesome steering control, fun inspiring ride quality, stiff and durable frame, comes with a seatpost, spare bushings and extra derailleur hanger.

The Bad: Slightly longish chainstays, no option to run Maxle or thru-axle. Minor bitches really...

Overall Review: I've spent the entire summer riding this bike just about everywhere. In fact it's the bike I choose to ride to work on every day because it's just fun to ride anywhere. I'm not much of dirt jumper but if you read other reviews you'll know this bike is more than capable in that arena. What I can tell you is that this frame shines in just about every other scenario from slalom racing, to mini-DH, to Super D racing, and even XC riding. All of which I've done on the Rampant. I really didn't intend to use this bike for XC because I have other bikes that would work better; But I was pumped to ride it once I got it built and it was Read More »

GT Force Carbon Pro Frame

“Excellent Agressive Trail Or Light All Mountain Bike”


The Good: Stiff frame, fun nimble handling, great climber, decent weight.

The Bad: Better suited for heavy trail use. Could use a slightly slacker head angle.

Overall Review: To be honest, I've only had a handful of rides on my GT, but I can say the bike has longish feeling top tube and climbs exceptionally well. Despite the longer than normal feeling reach, steering is on the quick side, and it may be because of the 69 degree head angle. The quick steering make the bike feel nimble and fun, but a bit of a hand full when the trail starts to get steep. I wouldn't consider it a ride killer by any means, just be prepared. The I-Drive suspension provides a nice, quiet ride lacking much chain slap, and the high-forward pivot does a great job of sucking up square edged hits. Chain growth is kept in check Read More »

Specialized Chunder DH Tire

“Great in the back”


The Good: Fast rolling, strong, soft, grips nice.

The Bad: A bit heavy
Very tight spacing but with some cutting they can be made to penetrate better.

Overall Review: Very good tire but even better used in the rear.

Spank Tweet Frame

“awesome frame!”


The Good: this frame is awesome! it comes in a bunch of rad colors, its super light, really strong, real comfortable feeling right when you get on it, and its made by SPANK!

The Bad: none that i can think of.

Overall Review: i havent rode this frame alot but from what i have it's a really great bike to ride and really easy to get used too. the colors are rad and last long. the 2011 version also has a longer top tube and for someone a little taller like me that is great. overall it is a great frame and i think any type of rider would love it.

Spank Tweet Frame

“My first impression of the Tweet”


The Good: First off it looks great of course! Really high quality finish on the frame that will keep it looking that way for a long time. It's very light as well, especially considering the amount of abuse it can take. Very easy bike to get used and really is confidence inspiring, I have no doubt that any rider would feel right at home on a tweet

The Bad: I rode a 2010 version and there was some fork clearance (with a forx 36 anyway) issues which have been reworked and fixed in the latest model. Other than that there isnt a bad thing I could say about it, very solid bike

Overall Review: I only had a very short amount of time on this bike, my first ride on it was mid comp at At's Showdown in san francisco. I had broken my other frame when I cased one of the jumps, luckily a tweet was available to me so all hope was not lost. All in all the bike performed for me in a scenario where I didnt have anytime to get a feel for it. I had to just jump on it and trust that everything would work the way I wanted to. Luckily for me Spank builds a top quality frame just like the rest of their component line and I was thoroughly impressed and more than satisfied. A testiment to this is the fact that I will be riding a Spank hardtail frame in 2011. I would recommend this frame to anyone without hesitation. -Garrett