The Good: Quality build, strong, durable
The Bad: None that I can think ofOverall Review: There is something special about Thompson products and the Elite seat post is not exception, even though this is just a simple post, it simply oozes quality and craftsmanship. It has no frills or gimmicks; it’s just a simple post that is built tough and will last a long time without issues and do what it is meant to do. Thompson as a company and the Elite post remind me very much of a Chris King headset, yes perhaps it a bit more expensive than some of the other ones on the market, but it will take tons of abuse while not requiring any attention. I ran this post on my DH bike last season and put it through its paces with Read More »
The Good: fast rolling tire, light weight, works in various conditions, good value
The Bad: None so farOverall Review: I've had the opportunity to run these tires in a couple of various conditions and so far they have done great. These tires have a low rolling resistance and at the same time are fairly light weight making for a very fast rolling tire. I've used them a bit in the skatepark, and they have worked great but also tried in in several conditions on the dirt jumps and pump track. The tires grip really well on dry hard-pack tracks and also held up well when the pump trackwas a bit greasy after rain, I had no issues leaning the tires into corner and berms, they felt comfortable and kept theirline. In the dirt jumps they were Read More »
The Good: they are reasonable in price
The Bad: they can bendOverall Review: I have had these for 3 seasons now and they have held up from riding dh on my demo, multiple pedal strikes and multiple weather conditions from dry desert to winter storms. Once of the pedal strikes did bend the pedal a little bit but I really think i just hit it in the right place. Literally they have held up but if i were to change one thing on these it would be the pins. They are easy to remove and that was one problem i had was a few pins falling out but that was a quick fix with some locktite. I would like to see them reversed which would give more grip than they already have. The bearings and spindals have have been just fine in my experience. Seem the same as day one. I ride these with my basketball shoes and the combo is great ha.
The Good: quality, easy service, long lasting, xd compatible
The Bad: you have to skip an anniversary present to buy them (but its worth it)Overall Review: IMO hands down the best hub ever. There is a reason why king has been in business so long and that is the attention to quality along with detail. I have been able to ride multiple hubs over the yrs and these are what I have stuck with all along. The easy servicing of the hubs to the actual customer service so far has been great. I rebuild these on my own because my kids could figure it out. True they are never the fastest to jump on a trend but every king owner knows eventually it will come. Now that they have come out with the xd driver there is no better set up for me. I have hopes on my dh bike, ive rode dt swiss 240s, Read More »
The Good: freedom to customize, always plush feel,
The Bad: having to send it in to service, tool adjustOverall Review: To me this has been the best air shock i have ridden. I have been able to ride many fox shox that were low to high end and a few rockshox as well. I am in Utah and we get to ride all sorts of terrain here from rocks, roots, hard pack, mud, snow, you name it and this will hold up to anything imo. The support in turns and the adjustments we can make to the type of riding here is spot on once you find what you like. Set up with the enduro sworks this thing had literally no bob when pedaling, great support like i said in the mid travel where some others fail and the small bump was just fine. The tool adjustment is kind of Read More »
The Good: Dialed geometry, amazing suspension performance, efficient pedaling, wheel size choice, priced competitively and backed by an awesome company who hand makes them in the USA.
The Bad: On the heavier end of the spectrum when compared to some of the carbon bikes on the market.Overall Review: When I caught my first glimpse of Guerrilla Gravity's new Megatrail, its unique styling and the fact that it was hand built in the USA caught my attention. When all the details were released I knew that this bike would be right up my alley. By coincidence I happened to break my old frame days after the original glowing review from Vitalmtb was released and I knew I had to have it. I immediately put down a deposit on a frame and was contacted by Will, one of the co-owners thanking me for my purchase and offering any help along the way. The crew at Guerrilla Gravity went above and beyond to get me all the Read More »
The Good: its fast, ready to go out the door
The Bad: price, not all carbonOverall Review: What can I say this is an enduro machine! Just like all the forums out there and a reviews the 29er wheels roll fast and they are harder to turn so you really have to trust your bike which you can do with this thing. It eats up anything you can throw at it. You can jump, drop, crash, go fast and get ladies on this thing. If your a strava king then this is your bike since it can do it all. I thought the front end would try to move away from you but it doesnt. The engineers really put some thought into this one and the build specs are just fine to where you should not need to change anything from the stock build. Read More »