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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

Morewood Bicycles Makulu Frame

“Morewood Makulu”


The Good: The bike tracks the ground better than anything else out there. It is great through berms, jumps, rock gardens, and corners. It absorbs small bumps and big drops with ease.

The Bad: Finding the proper spring can be a bit tough for lighter riders.

Overall Review: Before picking up the 2011 Morewood Makulu, I was previously riding a 2008 Morewood Izimu. Even though the Makulu is considered a single-pivot, it is quite a different beast than the Izimu. Out of the box, the frame looks amazing. The sleek decals are perfect for this downhill race steed. The BB and head tube come faced, something that has come to be expected with a frame of this caliber, but it's still nice to see.Setting the bike up is a breeze. It uses a 150mm rear axle and a 83mm bb which is standard for this type of frame. It also uses a tapered head tube. One issue I came across was the spring rate. On this frame, Read More »

Morewood Bicycles Zula Frame

“The XC bike that likes to DH!!”


The Good: It descends incredibly well! I have it set up with a single ring in the front and it is fast! I race XC and this is my race bike! It pedals well but really likes to go DH! great handling.

The Bad: The only bad thing I can think of is the weight. Its not the lightest bike.

Overall Review: This bike is a very good trail bike! you can race XC with it and even shred the downhills with a little fiddling with the rear shock. I race XC and Super-D/All Mountain. I like this bike because I can still pedal it really well and then I change the rebound nob like 2or 3 clicks and it has a squishy rear end that's really fun for the more DH courses. Its a great all around XC/ Trail Bike. It is a very well handling bike too. you can point it where you want to go and it will go right there!!

Point One Racing Podium Flat Pedal

Featured Review

“Platform pedals by Point1”


The Good: These are a wide, super light, super thin pedal which last a long time and can take a beating. The ease of chaning out pedal pins is a big plus and a real time saver. They have a super slim design which means they also give more ground clearence which is definitely a good thing in Downhill.

The Bad: I prefer longer pins around 10mm (available at any hardware store), so the stock ones just don't seem grippy enough straight away for me.

Overall Review: Overall, a lightweight, functional pedal which have good, solid bearings which don't allow the pedal to spin like crazy and throw your foot off. They have lasted through several muddy riding days. Also, the ease of changing pins is great and super easy even for a beginner.

Sun Ringle A.D.D. Wheelset

“ADD wheelset”


The Good: They are very strong especially for their light weight which is rolling weight and what every rider wants to reduce. I definitely put these wheels through their pace in Angel fire and actually cracked through one rim yet it didnt pinch my tube nor did it explode

The Bad: Spokes need to be kept taught at all times especially for bigger riders otherwise the wheels will lose true easily but ths is the case with most wheels.

Overall Review: overall I think sun has done a great job on these wheels in having a good balance between strength and weight and offering something so good at an affordable price

Point One Racing Split-Second DM Stem

“Direct mount Stem”


The Good: These are a cool looking stem which bolt on directly to the for crown which means they are super rigid and perform thei job well. They are unbelievably light and yet super strong and because of their low profile it means that the front end will be as low as possible which is great for cornering.

The Bad: Only thing is they can be a little tricky when putting new bars on them and sometimes adjusting the roll is annoying bacuse there are four bolts but on two seperate clamps. This just means a little more care is needed when setting up ones handlebars

Overall Review: Looks really cool, very simple design which works well and is is super light

MRP G2 SL Chainguide

“G2 Guide and Bottom Bracket”


The Good: Easy to install, functional, light weight and have never lost a chain or totalled my chainring

The Bad: really have nothing bad to say about these guides

Overall Review: The bashplate has kept my chainring intact on a number of big hits and the chain has never come off... what more can you say? these guides look great, are easy to install and get the job done

Manitou Dorado Pro Downhill Fork

“Dorado Forks”


The Good: These forks are unreal right out of the box, I was really impressed at how well they work straight away and it seemed the more I rode them the better they got. Super plush and love the rough stuff. It also seems Manitou have eliminated a lot if the flex associated with their old Dorados which is not an easy task with an inverted fork.

The Bad: The only issue I have is with the cable routing, it just tends to bow out to much when the forks compress and I ran a cable tie on the fork leg to stop this but it caused the line to kink. The cable also rubs along the leg and scratches it which does not look the best.
I understand that no one wants their front wheel to come loose but the method of undoing 4bolts then screwing in one can be quite tedious when undoing or tightening the axle on the forks. However this system does work very well and the front axle has little or no chance of ever coming out which is very important!

Overall Review: Overall a great fork which has been developed over the years to work well in all conditions. The longevity is great unlike other forks these do not need servicing every week and the seals last a life time even when riding a lot of mud. A super plush fork which looks great and for such a big fork is very light.