The Good: Buttery smooth, stiff, convenient maxle lite, good looking, configurable characteristic (bottomless tokens), lightweight
The Bad: Air spring not so durable.Overall Review: I'm using Pike about half a year. I do rather downhill than uphill. The fork is very good, really smooth. But lastly the negative air spring begin to suck upper legs in. For about 50 psi the sag chart on upper legs wasn't visible at all. For greater pressures was better, but even with 120 psi I could bottomed it out with my hands. I gave it for warranty service yesterday, should be fine but it isn't so hard fork. This light weight have influence on its durability.
The Good: Great rear suspension; versatile and tunable geometry; simple and clean aesthetics
The Bad: Not the lightest of 160mm frames.Overall Review: The 2014 Rune V2 came to replace a 2010 Specialized Enduro Comp, already a great 160mm bike. The Rune is far more efficient, resisting pedal bob without being as intrusive as other linkage designs. The suspension is also very sensitive to small bumps, ensuring great traction in technical climbs. It is very linear for the most of the travel, but ramps up nicely towards the end of the travel to resist bottom out. With 30% of sag it is rare to bottom out the rear shock. I really like the simple and clean look, very industrial, with no visible gussets or overly hydroformed tubes, but still remaining very rigid. Also, the stealth "black on black" color scheme is very cool...
The Good: Trail riding in general. Great freeride to light enduro rig.
The Bad: Tight switchbacks. Low end on some build spec.Overall Review: I have had this ride for a year now. The wedding rush is gone but my bride still rocks. Out of the box the bike was great but as I got to know it and pushed more I found some faults. >The tires just sucked. Unpredictable and the rough, rocky, rooted texas rides destroyed them in no time. Slipped on some Cross-max and it was sorted. >Then the chain guide broke. Went with a RF Narrow wide and have no issues at all. Why did they not spec it like this? >The fork took some time to "break in" but once it did and I got the tuning wired...nice. The rest of the bike, though low end (SLX, Deore) works great still. It climbs, Read More »
The Good: Rails the corners, super stable&predictable, easy to ride, smooth landings, easy to do doubles triples bunny hops whips and so on
all round bike very good for high speeds, accelerates quickly, the paint is scratch resistant. No break jack ! The shock unit comes custom tuned for the frame, very quiet bike no bad noise from the chain or so... Geometry is adjustable as well the chainstay lenght.
The Bad: When new frame makes funny noises from the rear axle, frame with the shock are just a bit heavy but lighter than TR450 about 330gr.
Cable routing for the rare brake is a but idiotic goes under the chainstay instead over it and this make it vulnerable, have to make a bigger holes to install the brake hose inside the frame. Frame bearings need to be re-greased as they come super dry.
The Good: Simple..Grips well...
The Bad: Eermm....the bad is I'm too late to buy this grips...Overall Review: Just installed the grips few days ago and have tried it in local trail with various path; uphill, descent, and also the combination of rock and roots. I don't know about other, but I think the Combat is the couple of every gloves out there. It's like the gecko in the wall. The design is simple while other seems too busy to make attractive design on appearance. Funn Combat is good product with good price, I mean this product performs well just like the expensive products out there.
The Good: Fit, feel, value, bar feel, protection
The Bad: Trying to think of something....nope.Overall Review: I previously had some super light Dakine gloves that detonated within a month. I will say I expect all Dakine products to detonate immediately after purchase. Sometimes you're in a bind and need something on the spot. I had tried these gloves on at the bike shop a couple times. We courted each other for a while. I was a little hesitant due to the cost but then I started comparing against others such as TLD. Once the Dakine's shat the bed after stitching them back together I decided to ask the Fox out on a date. She graciously accepted and a cheap $25 date later we had consummated something special. No frat pick up Read More »