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Five Ten Impact Sam Hill 2 Flat Pedal Shoe

“Run a little big”

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The Good: Super sticky, stiff, good looking

The Bad: Run a little big

Overall Review: I have a set of the five-ten impacts, the same design this is based off of, and they are size 13 and my toes are to the end. I am a size 14 most of the time. I bought the size 13 for the impacts b/c I wanted a tighter shoe to ride in and two that was the biggest size they had. So I bought the Sam Hill version in a size 13 and they are a size larger than the impacts. This is perfect for walking around in but give a little more room for my foot to move around in while riding. I guess the importance of this info is if you are ordering online and cant try the shoes on.

Superco Charger Hardtail Frame

“AMAZING!!!”

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The Good: This is my fifth DJ frame, and as Von said, it will probably be my last. Hands down, if you match the Match this frame with a light and lowered fork, it is the best handling Dirt Jumper ever! If you need to know anything about building the bike, Doc has all the answers. It was a pleasure dealing Doc and the Go-Ride Crew.

The Bad: The worst thing about this bike is not being able to ride it every day.

Overall Review: I purchased this frame without ever riding it, I based my decision based on reviews like this, the personal attention I received from Doc, the perfect geometry, and the sexy look of the bike. It was the best bike purchase I have ever made.

Morewood Bicycles Makulu Frame

“Morewood Makulu”

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The Good: This bike is incredible. fast, stable, reactive, smooth, pedals well.

The Bad: sticker decals are sorta weak on a $3k frame

Overall Review: I have ridden a lot of downhill bikes as a manager of a high end mountain bike shop, from all the big players (trek, specialized, commencal, yeti etc). the makulu is legitimately the cream of the crop. It corners perfectly, pedals like a 6" trail bike, is totally smooth in the heavy chop yet super reactive when you need it. truly an incredible bike. it does everything as well as you could ever guess. so so much fun. folks always want the "latest and greatest" suspension designs, headtube angles, etc, and while the makulu does not re-invent the wheel with ultra progressive designs, its perforamance and all around high ride Read More »

FOX DHX RC4 Rear Shock

“One of the best I've used”

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The Good: Provides the classic Fox feel that most have come to know and love. It eats up the big hits and minimizes the small ones. My DH bike tracks very nicely thanks to this shock.

The Bad: Difficult to adjust bottom out without a tool.

Overall Review: Can't go wrong with anything made by Fox.

MRP G2 SL Chainguide

“I approve.”

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The Good: I've never dropped a chain and the bash guard has held up to several big hits.

The Bad: Small bolt heads can be easily stripped if you're not careful.

Overall Review: Love this guide, and it's little brother the Mini-G. Highly recommended by me.

Marzocchi 888 RC3 EVO Titantium Fork

“Plushly Perfect”

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The Good: They "break-in" super quick and are great to ride. The plushness these forks have off the top is amazing and they ramp so well. I have had difficulty bottoming them out, but not to difficult. They are super reliable.

The Bad: The direct mount stem options are limited, but that didn't limit me from running these super forks.

Overall Review: I have ZERO complaints. The fork tracks so well, and gobbles up big hits. They are have a perfect balance of stiffness and flex. The tuning is striaght forward and you can feel changes when you make them. I love this fork!

Simple Pleasures Gnar Bar Handlebar

“Gettin gnarly”

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The Good: Awesome control, improved comfort for longer rides, effortless steering, finally something new

The Bad: A bit heavier than my stock bars; only a couple of lock on grip choices, but the WTB's work great for me

Overall Review: Stoked on em' so far, and would like to see them in a low-rise version. Carbon-ized would be interesting too...

Marzocchi 888 RC3 EVO Titantium Fork

“Simply Amazing”

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The Good: Incredibly reactive and controlled over everything, not too heavy, simple to setup.

The Bad: Dives quite a bit under breaking, dont really like the idea of a 1 size fits all spring, the direct mount options are limited.

Overall Review: I think i need to put the stiffer spring in it, but all in all its the best fork on the market, get it you will not be disappointed.