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High quality materials, Excellent Craftsmanship and attention to detail, Options for noise levels and p.o.e., An insanely high point of engagement, Light weight, Excellent customer service, 3 year warranty.
Nothing too much (See Possible Concerns)Overall Review: In the world of mountain bike components, there are some heavy hitters pumping out some high quality components. Specific towards hubs, some companies you may have heard from are Chris King, Industry Nine, Onyx, Hope, and Profile Racing. One company that you may not have heard from, yet has recently been turning quite a few heads, is Project 321. After that quick “Project 321” google search you’ll find their website which seems to be some sort of a hotchpotch of products ranging from car parts to keychains. But don’t let this diverse range of products fool you, they make a mean hubset that has recently had a performance Read More »
Working crisp so far
Waiting on the short cage version for the DH bike application - the wait, if that's bad.Overall Review: Just want to comment on the Box's rear der integration with the e13 TRS 9t cog's. I too had an initial issue with tuning the Box shifting with my TRS cassette in the 9t cog. Otherwise, on a standard cassette with either a 10 or 11t cog, it's great. The trick for me was a combo of getting just the right chain tension derived from cutting the chain length just to the absolute minimum length and fiddling with the B tension adjustment. It's been running smooth and good on my Intense Spider275c with e13 TRSr 9-46 cassette. I'm building up the new Tracer so I'm hoping for the same success I had with the Spider.
Simple one piece design with a protective sleeve and padded bar end combo that feels just right. If a shop tried to tell you to swap to another brand/style bar/grip combo, they'd not have a benefit to point out. Bare handed riders will love them.
Anyone afraid of cutting their expensive bars to mate them has no way to demo them to feel the benefits. That is a hard sell, but I argue...worth it. Only four grip pattern choices, along with SRAM's Blackbox & Boobar pre-cut bars, today Pivot introduced their own grip pattern Padloc bar & grip combo plus more are on the way.Overall Review: Let me preface this review by saying I was open to this concept before it ever hit the shelf and was on a waiting list to get them. I was hoping they would prevent the numbness in my hands from decades of palm parking myself in the dirt. I couldn't get them fast enough. I come from the old days of motocross, where spraying alchohol on your grips, painting them with hair spray and waiting patiently to make sure they seated, then aggressively strapping them down to the bar with grip wire pliers in hopes of the grip somehow staying planted in the rain on a 40 foot cased landing. It was a big, BIG deal! When dual lock ring Read More »
Single clamp design with solid end cap. Comfortable shape.
A little small toward the interior and a bit too firm for my liking.Overall Review: I have had several friend rave about these grips, so I figured it was time to give them a shot. My go to grip is the ODI Rogue, so that might tell you that I am a fan of larger, softer grips. The Ergons were bit firmer than I like, but I decided to give them a shot anyway. The shape is comfortable, but I wish the diameter of the grip was flipped. I would prefer the bulkier part of the grip to be on the inside and then tapering down toward the outside. I have about 15 hours on these grips thus far and they have not shown any wear. This may be the grip for many others, but I think I will be switching to a softer grip. I may give their DH model a try once I can find a pair.
A lightweight trail bike made from proper materials that has resulted in a reliable daily driver. Forward geometry pushes you to go faster and the progressive horst link suspension provides a lively feel on trail.
I'm still waiting for a bike that performs as well as a proper DH bike when it comes to repetitive square edge hits, but the rearward axle path of a DH bike is hard to achieve with a bike that is this light and pedals this well. I feel like this is a global problem with current trail bikes, but shock technology is helping.Overall Review: Guerrilla Gravity wasn't conservative with this bikes geometry. They jumped right in and gave it some proper dimensions on the first go. I think many are starting to realize that a longer reach, steep seat tube angle, and "slack" head angle bundled in one package can result in a bike that is DH worthy and can still climb with the best of them. The head angle makes plowing over rocks easier whether it is on steep or flat terrain. Front wheel traction is increased by the steep seat tube and extended reach, forcing you to ride in a more forward position. The horst link design has good mid stroke support and a Read More »