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Steel springs can loose their youthfulness over time, Would like to see a some innovation to keep their hubs at the top.Overall Review: Out of the box, you will quickly realize that Industry Nine makes one of the best looking hubs on the market. Their smooth lines, quality anodized finish, multiple colorways make them a real condenser for someone in the market for customization. In addition to this, the weight of their hubs makes them even more appealing. Throwing in a freehub that has 120 points of engagement makes the Classic Torch hubs one of the best all-round hubs on the market. Performance: Looking past the fancy outside, the heart of the Torch hub is it’s freehub. Just like many of the high point of engagement hubs out there (Profile Read More »
This is a rockin helmet. I was stoked with Smith came out with this helmet. You can say I am a little bias, but I have always been a fan of their product. Their R&D team goes above and beyond to make sure they provide quality products. From their sunglasses to their helmets, you cant go wrong with smith. First off, this helmet is incredibly comfortable.The forefront provides me with the coverage I need to ride confidently, especially in rougher terrain. I would highly reccomend this helmet to anyone who is going for comfort, looks and quality. This helmet has lasted me over 2 years now and I will continue to wear it as long as I can
Brethablity is the biggest issue for me. I sweat a lot. I mean a lot. and this helmet does not cater to that very well. I am willing to sacrifice that for coverage and safety. now, in the winter months, it is great and keeps my head nice and toasty. but the koyroyd is not suitable for good airflow.Overall Review: This is a great helmet with great value. I would highly recommend this helmet to anyone who is looking for something that truly wraps around your head rather than sit on top of it. The design of the forefront give me the coverage I need to confidently ride out on the trails.
These knee pads are great for the price. Dakine always seems to be a little behind the game with releasing of new gear, but you can tell because they are really thinking their products through. These kneed pads are great. They breathe well. Dont slip or slid at all and give me the protection i need on an all day epic. Now that being said, this review is for the slayer, not the hellion. The hellion is clearly more gravity focused with bulkier pads and more protection and strap security. But the Slayers are spot on. In comparing to POC VPD AIR, they do not have nearly the protection or thickness, but they are way more comfortable to pedal in during an all day adventure.
The upper and lower portions are lined internally with rubber grips to make sure they pads dont slid or shift during riding. The good, they dont move. the bad, it makes for a toiugh time getting them off and if you don't shave your legs, in which you do you probably dont wear knee pads, it can cause for a real battle with those leg hairs once your ride has ended.Overall Review: Overall, the Dakine Slayer's are a great pair of knee pads reasonably priced for $65. I was very pleased with these for my 3 day trip t0 Pisgah and Dupont and these will be me go to knee pads until something else shiny comes in front of my face.
Very small, light weight, and cost effective tool.
Made from plastic means it's not indestructibleOverall Review: When looking for a solid quality crankset at a reasonable price, Shimano's Hollow Tech II crank line-up is pretty hard to beat. When picking up your first Shimano Hollow Tech II crankset however, many people don't understand that the tensioning bolt has a very unique interface which requires a specific tool to properly install and remove the crank (the Shimano Hollow Tech II Crank Tool.) Quality: Made of a high quality plastic, the interface slides nicely into the tension bolt for quick and easy removal. However, since it is made from plastic, it doesn't take much for it to get marred up. The Read More »