- Bike Checks
The Frame and Suspension kinematics
The components, namely the SRAM components.Overall Review: The frame is great. The feel of the bike on the trail is confidence inspiring. It manages to feel both aggressive and relaxed at the same time. The rear suspension is really progressive which means that it starts out supple, but gets stiffer as it moves through the travel, which helps prevent bottoming. There are lots of reviews out there about how great the YT Tues CF feels, so I wont go into more detail there. The bottom line is that I love the bike, but here's what I didn't like: Day one on the bike, and i started feeling a "clunk" in the rear suspension. I was able to quickly isolate it as a lower rear suspension pivot bolt Read More »
Incredibly light while offering excellent strength, High quality materials and craftsmanship, Easy to install and adjust, Great looking saddle.
Stiffness could lead to discomfort for some ridersOverall Review: When selecting components to build up my Gambler together I set three standards: #1 Light weight, #2 Strong and durable, and #3 Has to look good. For the majority of riders out there they don’t necessarily give two shits about what saddle they place their butts on (especially for DH riders) but building my dream bike, I was on the hunt for a top-of-the-line saddle. After a massive comparison, I landed on the Race Face Atlas I-Beam saddle. With a half season on it, here’s what I liked, not liked, and overall impressions of the Atlas I-Beam saddle. Out of The Box: Pulling the Atlas I-Beam saddle out of the packaging I was blown Read More »
Looks to kill, Great attention to detail, Super light weight, Multiple color options, Overall great bar.
Wish multiple color options were included in all rise sizes (10mm and 35mm)Overall Review: When I was building my dream Gambler, I was only looking for the best components to put on it. From suspension to seatpost, everything was hand-picked. This being the case, when I started looking at handlebars, I knew I wanted to go with a 35mm diameter bar so I would be getting the greatest amount of stiffness and support. I also didn’t want anything less than 800mm width. Lastly, I wanted the bar to look good on the bike. With all these things tying in together, I set my mind on the Raceface SixC carbon handlebar. After months of riding on this bar, here are my impressions: Out of the Box: The first Read More »