The Good: The only good I see in these shoes is their water resistance.
The Bad: everything else.Overall Review: I bought these shoes last summer before I went to whistler because my old impacts where done. I rode them once at north star, a few times in mt hood on the way to whistler and then in whistler for a week or so. I was initially impressed by their grip and feel. They worked as well as any other 510 I have ever used and where noticeably lighter. While riding in the northwest, I got the opportunity to test the weather proofing on them which was actually pretty good. Riding in the mud and rain my feet never really got wet, which was really nice. I really hate riding with wet feet/socks. This was something that the Read More »
The Good: good geo for aggressive riding, wide rims, good value
The Bad: no XL size, no dropper postOverall Review: Afterridingthe enduro 29er for about a year, I decided to swap it out for the newer, slightly smaller wheel-sized iteration of the bike in the middle of summer last year. Although I was content with my current rig,I saw that the numbers on the bike were a little bit closer to what I was looking for so I took the plunge.I opted for the lowest level model and have found it to be a great all around ripper. Simply put, this bike is a lot of fun to ride. Compared to the 29er, the650b version doesn't quite have that monster-truck-over-the-rough feel to it, yet for me it surpasses the29er on the techy maneuvers and on Read More »
The Good: no bulky padding or seams in the wrong place, has the motto "pop wheelies" on it
The Bad: tight wrist enclosure, grippers came off too soonOverall Review: I've been through a bunch of gloves over the years and so far theserise to the top as my favorites. I am now on my secondset ofthese gloves,after recentlypicking up anewpair when looking to bump upmy onlineshopping cart to free shipping status. Many gloves have rubber grippers on the fingers but the TLD air gloves have expanded that concept and have added some tothe palm area as well. This makes your hands feel like they are glued to the bar, especially if you have a fresh set of grips. A downside is thatthe rubber grippers on fingers started to come off sooner than I had hoped (after about6 ridesthey began peeling Read More »
The Good: The Head Set angle is really slack, makes you more confident to step down stiff terrain. The Center on Rider (COR) simply put you in the centre of the bike, eventhough you forgot to get your upper body to back when you hit drops or jumps (as long as you dont sit on the saddle). The suspension kits may not be as light as Sram components, but they give you the more balance on the track. With the correct size choising, you will get the more space om cabin area, gives you clearer views.
The Bad: The all Shimano Saint group sets are slighly heavier than other brands (sram etc). And also the wheel sets. You may need to focus your modification on those 2 sectors, and you may not want to use shimano Saint pedals in order to reduce weights. Deity pedals work jus fine.Overall Review: The best world cup downhill bike in reasonable price.