The Good: Light, Wide (2.3)
The Bad: Nothing!!!!Overall Review: I'musing this tire on the front of my DJ bike and it is awesome! It has just enough tread to Dirt Jump with and not too much to go hit up the skate park. I love it!
The Good: thick, soft and sticky
The Bad: None so farOverall Review: The ODI Oury grips are one of the thickest grips on the market, if you are looking for a very soft and sticky grip this is a great choice. I have used these in the past and have been very happy with them. I also find that switching from other thinner grips to seems to help reduce some arm pump simply due to how think and comfy these grips are. Even though they are very soft they hold up a long time and proved to be very durable. I have also used these in the wet and muddy conditions and even with wet hands/gloves the grips still stay grippy and my hands do not slide off. Another plus about these grips is that when Read More »
The Good: thin, durable, comfortable
The Bad: slippery when wetOverall Review: I've been running the Sunline logo lock on grips (thin version) for over a year and I've been very happy with them. Keep in mind these are very very thin grips but at the same are comfortable and durable. Iinitiallythought that since these were so thin that they would wear out faster than most thicker grips but that hasn't been the issue. The grips are comfy but you candefinitelyfeel the thinness of the grip and you can feel the handlebar through the grips. I do find that these grips may add to arm pump on long descent versus when you are riding with a thicker grip. I've used these in various conditions and even Read More »
The Good: durable, bombproof and stiff
The Bad: weight is a big issueOverall Review: I ran two sets of profile cranks on my downhill bikes and never had any issues with performance or durability. These were one of the first solid cranks that came out during a time when square tapered bottom brackets would round out and crank arms constantly snapped. These were so bombproof that even Bender used them for his hucking back in the day. The crank arms are super stiff and the bottom bracket bearings are very smooth and stay smooth after years of use. Installation is a breeze, removing the cranks is kind of funny as you have to use a special profile tool and then literally hammer on the crank arms but Read More »
The Good: solid, fun, great in the air
The Bad: pivots get loose after heavy ridingOverall Review: After a season of riding on the Nugget I can say that this is a very capable dirt jumper and overall a very fun bike. Dirt jumping/slopestyle is not my forte but as soon as I got on this bike I felt a lot more confident and comfortable on the jumps. My nugget was built up fairly heavy but even with the weight under me the bike felt snappy in the air and accelerated in the corners. I definitely feel this would be a good 4X bike, the 4 inches of travel feel consistent and help when the landings get sketchy or the trail gets rough. Although my Nugget was a size small I did take it on a couple of trail rides but I found that the Read More »
The Good: Good price with lots of performance
The Bad: Bearings can get a bit sticky sometimesOverall Review: I’ve used these pedals for a couple of seasons in all conditions (including snow) and they have worked great. They might not be as flashy as some of the higher end pedals but these work well and are very durable. I have smashed these pedals into rocks on several occasions and they still keep working without any issues. I have found that the spindles have seized up a couple of times in the past but they just need to be greased and then re-tightened, a very easy fix for a small issue. I found that the these pedals perform well in wet and muddy conditions. Even with caked on mud I have had no issues with my feet coming off the Read More »
The Good: Light, durable and quality product
The Bad: None as of yetOverall Review: The Race Face Diabolus stem brings both style and performance into one package. The first thing I noticed was the styling of the stem as it is machined from 6061-T6 aluminium and looks really smooth and tidy. The next thing i noticed related to performance was simply how stiff this stem was, there was a fairly drastic difference between this stem and some of the others I have used in the past. The edges are also rounded out nicely which I think has saved my knees in the past. Overall I am very happy with this stem, it looks amazing with loads of quality and performance. After years of use I have had no issues/problems.