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X-Fusion Vector HLR Rear Shock

“X-Fusion Vector HLR Rear Shock (Super Plush)”


The Good: This is an excellent example of how a proper coil shock should perform. With the high and low speed compression and rebound adjustments, coupled with the air bottom out, the ability to dial this shock in is practically limitless.

The Bad: None other than it is heavier than an air shock, but show me a good coil sprung shock that isn't. Not a breaking point for me at all.

Overall Review: I am beyond stoked with this shock! I was running a Fox RP23 w/ Pro Pedal on my XL ibis Mojo HD...

2014 Cannondale Trigger 29 Carbon 1

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“2014 Test Sessions: Cannondale Trigger 29 Carbon 1”

Reviewed by John Hauer and Jess Pedersen // Photos by Shawn Spomer and Lear Miller New for 2014,...

2014 Santa Cruz 5010 Carbon XX1 AM 27.5 with ENVE Wheels

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“2014 Test Sessions: Santa Cruz 5010 Carbon”

Reviewed by Brandon Turman and Steve Wentz // Photos by Shawn Spomer and Lear Miller The 125mm...

Loaded Precision X-Lite Stainless Spokes

“Colorful spokes”


The Good: these spokes add some bling to any wheelset. They're strong and the anodizing is thick so they have lasted me a while.

The Bad: Nothing. I really enjoy the color options.

Overall Review: I ordered these spokes in white, with gold nipples on blue rims. The wheelset looks sweet! They're inexpensive, color lasts a long time so far. I'm happy with them.

2014 Intense Tracer T275 Carbon Pro

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“Tested: All-New 2014 Intense Tracer T275 Carbon”

Review by Brandon Turman // Photos by Tim Bardsley-Smith and Intense Cycles On January 14,...

2014 Marin Mount Vision Carbon XM Pro

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“2014 Test Sessions: Marin Mount Vision Pro XM”

Reviewed by Steve Wentz, Evan Turpen and Brandon Turman // Photos by Shawn Spomer and Lear...

Race Face Atlas FR Cranks

“Race Face Atlas Cranks”


The Good: Great super stiff cranks. have been running a set for years that are 3x9 configuration. Have held up to a lot of riding from XC to freeride and lift accessed terrain. Solid feeling and you don't have to think about them at all. just ride.

The Bad: A bit expensive and a little heavy but maybe not a really a bad thing? Have never gotten a long life out of a Race Face bottom bracket.

Overall Review: Nice solid long lasting durable crank set.