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2012 Transition TR250 2 Bike

“Superb DH/Bike Park/Freeride/Shuttle Bike!”

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The Good: Responsiveness, Stability, Acceleration, Supple suspension

The Bad: Hard to adjust rebound, bit of pedal feedback

Overall Review: The stability, stiffness and plushness of the TR250 really stands out. Take the geometry of a...

Teva Links Mid Shoes

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“Tested: Teva Links Mid Shoes, A Worthy Flat Pedal Prospect”

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by Brandon Turman Just a few years ago the options for a good flat pedal shoe were very limited....

Banshee Bikes Wildcard Frame

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“I am in love with this bike.”

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The Good: Extremely versatile, relatively light, suspension is well-tuned, very stiff, did I mention versatile?

The Bad: In the short travel mode, the suspension isn't as lively as it could be. Also in the 5'' travel mode, the frame feels more slack, (harder to manual and bunnyhop,) which is kind of backwards.

Overall Review: Where do I start? First of all, the Wildcard has two travel modes. (127 and 165mm)This feature...

Kenda Blue Groove Tire

“Good All Around Tire”

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The Good: Grips well on the descents and the ascents. (Though it's better on the descents.) Excellent transitional grip with no lapses in traction. Directional ramped pattern rolls reasonably fast for a bulky tire. Adequate on many types of terrain.

The Bad: Not an excellent mud shedder, Not a very fast roller.

Overall Review: The blue groove is a unsung hero in Kenda's lineup. I haven't seen it on many bikes, which is...

RockShox Totem RC2 DH Coil Fork

“This is My Second Season on a DH Totem.”

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The Good: Bottomless Travel, Super Stiff, Trust This thing 100%

The Bad: Not quite as plush as Fox, some stiction.

Overall Review: I've used this fork at Highland MTB Park, East Burke, Local Freeride trails. Point and shoot, stiffest single I've ever ridden. Gets a little stiction, but with a little Silicone spray on the stantions she gets smooth and Buttery. High and Low speed compression knobs are easy to turn even while riding and between the two adujustments you can make this fork super stiff or plush. I don't use the lock-out, even when riding uphill. Great Fork!

Panaracer Fire Pro Tire

Featured Review

“Surprisingly useful for the price”

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The Good: Usable traction combined with good rolling speed and durability, and less than half the cost of most other tires

The Bad: Doesn't have the cornering ability to be used as a dependable front tire

Overall Review: If you're on a budget and you need to keep your bike rolling, the Panaracer Fire tire is a...

2012 Kona Entourage Deluxe Bike

Featured Review

“Shred-sled”

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The Good: Solid and versatile with a good overall component spec. Easy to maintain. Predictable and flick-able.

The Bad: One of my best friends wants to beat me up and take mine from me. Otherwise, just little nit-picky things that are just my biased opinion.

Overall Review: I purchased mine a little over a couple of months ago, although I was originally planning on...

ODI Troy Lee Designs Lock On Grip

“look great but too thick for my liking.”

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The Good: they look great

The Bad: too thick made my hands feel numb

Overall Review: I bought these grips for my new bike so everything would be shiny and new but I have quickly swapped back to my old ruffians. The grips look great and provide great grip but they just felt too thick in my hands.  IF you like thick grips then they might be great for you but for those who prefer thinner grips and love ruffians then stay away.