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Commencal Supreme 6 Frame

“A sweet ride”

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The Good: It is a great handling 6" travel DH bike. The travel seems much more than 6 and it easily out-performs my Fox 36 rc2 vans. I've swapped up to some 66rlc's to see if they can do the frame justice.

The Bad: It's a bit heavy (heavier than 8lb I'm sure) depending on tires and shock it can run at about 39lb, but I got it down to 37 with an air shock and LUST tyres for the megavalanche.

Overall Review: I love it. I like to look around for bikes, but everything I see, when you compare the geometry etc. isn't a mini DH bike, it's a burly trail bike. Commencal committed to making play DH bike and they did it. If you go to the Alps once a year and are not a racer, this is a great, versatile bike to own.

Five Ten Karver Flat Pedal Shoe

“My new shoes are HOT!”

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The Good: Love the new Karver.. narrower heel cup than the men's shoe hugs my feet, cute but not too girly, plus fresh-sticky rubber always make a girl happy.

The Bad: The bad is that I don't own more pairs.

Overall Review: The best fr/dh shoes ever made.

Specialized Enduro Expert Bike

“DH Balls...XC Legs”

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The Good: Strong, Stiff, Light (Relativley), Perfect Geometry, ISCG Tabs, Pedals Extremely well for a bike with such DH capability.

Have yet to find anything it can't handle. Blindfolded, you will think you are on your DH bike.

The Bad: The Fox RP23 Shock leaves something to be desired when pushed. QR & 135mm rear axle spacing.

Overall Review: If you can only afford, or only want, one bike...make it an Enduro. The Enduro is the definition of the "Do It All" bike. I am currently riding a 2010 Enduro which I built from the frame up. It is my 3rd Enduro after riding a 2007 Enduro SL and a 2008 Enduro SL Pro Carbon, I decided to go back to the aluminum version as I continue to ride progressivley more difficult (ie. Rocky) trails in the north east. If I had to do it again, I might go with the carbon frame though.I currently have my bike set up with a Fox 36 Talas fork and it is the perfect fork for this bike. Dropping the travel for long extended climbs really makes Read More »

Shimano DX SH-MP66W Clipless Shoe

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“Great AM Shoe”

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The Good: Comfortable, Stiff, Waterproof, Great for Trail Riding.

The Bad: You will look like a lost storm trooper wearing them.

Overall Review: I have for years run clipless pedals on my AM/Trail bikes and flats on m DH bike. I have always worn Sidi "road" type shoes as I liked the stiffness of the soles. On long, epic rides I more often than not find myself riding DH trails on my Specialized Enduro however and definitley don't shy away from the rough stuff. This made any hike-a-bike or foot down moments a bear and often led to some comical situations with plastic soled clipless shoes. These make climibing/hiking a breeze and are great for the Agressive Trail/Enduro style of riding. I have been using them with my all-time favorite Time pedals and couldn't be happier. They are comfortable, durable, dry, and shed mud like a greased pig.

WTB Wolverine Tire

“this is my one and only tire”

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The Good: this tire is my favert tire ever. This tire excels in every condition wet to dry, grecy to concret this tire kills. i run it on my DJ bike my trail bike and even one the back of my DH bike. The tire is vary fast rooling and hooks up like a champ. but you can still let it slide around corners. I love this tire i run it one 5 out of my 6 wheels and on the front of the DH bike its all about the bronson 2.3 AM TCS.

The Bad: you can set them up tubeless with a hand pump, o whate my bad thats grate.

Overall Review: if you want to go fast get on some WTB wolverine 2.3 AM TCS tires

WTB Wolverine Tire

“this isnt a wet tire....”

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The Good: idk, i have only been able to ride the wet this winter... Cali has been raining exceptionally alot in the past couple months and the dirt hasnt been dry enough to see any good things.

The Bad: NOT for rainy riding...fact. even 2 days after. i use it as a back tire, maybe that might be it, but it is way too low of profile to ride in wet dirt/mud.

Overall Review: Only for dry hardpack. not for rocks, mud, or slippery conditions.

Truvativ Holzfeller OCT 1.1 DH Crank

“Great Part”

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The Good: Lightweight, Inexpensive(compared to other hollow cranks), looks good

The Bad: Not a very good finish, machine work isn't flawless. Then again neither am I. However I am not selling myself.

Overall Review: Definitely worth the investment.

Transition Bottlerocket Frame

“Awesome Frame”

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The Good: Simple design, very strong, can be used for anything from DJ to slopestyle to trail riding to light DH, very flickable, awesome value for the money, great company to back it up.

The Bad: It's just the frame.

Overall Review: Definitely worth the money