The Good: feel great
The Bad: won't last longOverall Review: I picked up a pair of these gloves for about $8 recently. Somewhere in the first few minutes of riding with them they became my favorites as they felt like I was wearing nothing on my hands, yet provided a barrier from sweat making the grips or brakes slippery. After that first trail ride, these quickly took their place in the middle of the pack since they looked like I had been through a war. The palms were pretty chewed up and I wondered how long they would hold up to my abuse. I have probably had a dozen rides with them and feel like they are getting close to glove heaven but will continue to rock them as long as I can. Read More »
The Good: venting, comfortable
The Bad: more colors pleaseOverall Review: If you are in the market for a new set of goggles and don't want to spend a chunk, check out the Targa goggles from SPY. Breathability is good and the strap stays put on the helmet. While fit and looks may be subjective, I think they score highly in those categories. Once I strapped these on I didn't even think about them on the trail and that is a good thing. My only wish is that there were more color choices. I got the blue and the blue is bit darker than I was expecting. Mine came with clear lenses (which is what I prefer) but you can swap the lenses out for varying light conditions if you desire.
The Good: Fast, gobs of traction, good value
The Bad: nothing major at this pointOverall Review: At a demo day last fall, I took an Enduro 29 (s-works model)on the familiar trails of western CO Iwas amazed at how well it handled the chunky desert terrain.The Enduro 29gets touted for being abike that shines once the trail points downhill. Itnot only did that, but I noticed a greater improvement in the way it climbed technical terrain over my previousaggressive all mountainbikes.I'm not really interested in timing my runs but therewas no denying the fun whenI was flying up, down and over the same terrain at a noticeably faster speed. Idecidedto sell mydo-it-alltrusty steed and get anew Enduro 29 and my budget lined Read More »
The Good: Tons of stopping power, durable, great modulation, easy to bleed
The Bad: Not as light as some of the new DH specific offering from SRAMOverall Review: Right out of the box the M820 has a solid look and feel to it, the brake looks very tough and durable and doesn’t have any plastic feeling parts. Both front and rear pre bled hoses come in at very long length, allowing the brakes to fit any bike, I assume even extra-large frames should have no issues with the default hose. Compared to the M810 brakes, these new Saints have definitely shed some of their bulk, both caliper and level are a lot smaller and sleeker, thus helping to reduce some of the weight seen with the old M810s. Installation is a breeze and both removal and installation of the pads is also very Read More »