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Thomson Elite Seatpost

“perfection”

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The Good: solid durable strong two bolt clamp. machined one piece design. smooth micro adjustability

The Bad: price. but you get what you pay for

Overall Review: this seat post is the standard by which all other seat posts are measured. the machining and tolerances are amazing. there is no creaking or slipping or loosening of the bolts. the adjustment feature is the best I best I've ever used. Treat yourself and get this seat post!

MRP Mini G2 SL Chainguide

“best taco guide on the market”

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The Good: easy to set up. quiet. fits many frame designs. durable

The Bad: pricey. not very stylish

Overall Review: this chain guide sets up easy, rolls smoothly and fits many frames. It doesn't get better than the mini g sl

Santa Cruz Jackal Frame

“Seriously, who designed/built this bike?”

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The Good: I guess the name on the down tube is meant to be good...

The rear dropouts were clever, till I saw the dropouts on Needle's frame!

The Bad: Where to start:

Head Angle - The head angle is super slack, which, for all mountain is great, but on a frame designed for dirst jumping and street, where agile handling has always been a good thing... CRAP! I'm going to have to have my fork reduced to 80mm and have at least 5mm shaved off on the bottom of the head tube and likely 10mm on the top just to get the bike somewhat lower. If the warranty will still be granted, then I guess props to SCB for allowing "tunability".

The bike feels and is SUPER tall IMO.

The seat stays are WIDE, so much so that I catch a heel and even a calve on them every so often.

Overall Review: The construction is rock solid, I doubt I'll ever break one, but heck, I guess its a personal thing, but the geometry is all over the show!!!

Loaded Precision X-lite Titanium Stem

“Great XC Stem”

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The Good: Value Priced
Lightweight

The Bad: Nothing yet.

Overall Review: I've XC raced on this stem all of the 2011 racing season. I have had no issues whatsoever. It is lightweight, strong, and comes in multiple colour options so your bike can look super pro. The price is remarkable competitive as well. Paired with the ligthweight Loaded carbon bar, this is a great lightweight cockpit combo at an extremely reasonable price. I give it a two big thumbs up!

Deity Decoy LT Flat Pedal

“preform as good as they look”

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The Good: large platform, they look great and they are tough. They survived repeated bashes on rocks while being ridden by my friends who borrow my back up dh bike. Comfortable on the feet. Doesnt suffer from the raised spindle problem that seems to be plaguing the new thin pedal trend. n

The Bad: nothing ive noticed so far.

Overall Review: sick sick sick, wish they had the pins in colors other than red for my supreme dhv3

Intense SS2 Frame

“wow lots of fun, spendy though”

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The Good: amazing fun. never thought id find a 6inch bike that id like was much as a full 8inch downhill bike. But this is one. I bought the frame used and put a vivid air on it, and it is ridiculously smooth and probably more fun to ride on anything thats not supper fast over big rocks and drops than a dh bike.

The Bad: costs pretty much as much as dh frame.

Overall Review: super responsive. super fast, super flow. looks sick. but still wouldnt pay full retail for a new one.

Deity Dirty30 2010 Handlebar

“own two pairs”

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The Good: They have an awesome feel, width and are strong. The anodized red is amazing and doesnt scratch up, still looks brand new after a summer of being on my 951

The Bad: The white is still powder coated and with scratch off really easily.

Overall Review: 5 out of 5 for the anodized ones, 4 out 5 for the powder coated white ones. Rounded up and gave them 5 stars.

Loaded Precision AmXC Threadless Headset Headset

“sick headsets!”

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The Good: LIGHT, STRENGTH, AND LOOKS! It is damn light and has held up to the test of time thus far.

The Bad: I was skeptical of the hexagon shape, but once installed, it looked awesome!

Overall Review: Been smashing this headset on my 4x bike for almost a year. No ovalized cups, no play in the bearings, pretty stoked!

Loaded Precision AmX Handlebar

“AMX Handle Bar”

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The Good: Comfortable bar, tough, light weight and looks trick!

The Bad: Looks unreal with all the other bits Loaded offers...

Overall Review: Light, wide, trick, and tough enough to be called a race ready bar. Abused them all season, and they have held up!

Loaded Precision AmX Handlebar

“AMX Handlebars”

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The Good: Really comfortable bar, the amount of rise and sweep give it a really good feel. Really durable to, can definatly take a beating and hold up to it

The Bad: Honestly cant think of anything bad about them

Overall Review: Feel great, awesome colour selection, tough and durable, overall very worthwhile purchase!