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Maxxis Holy Roller Tire

“PNW Winter tire”

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The Good: Rolls fast
Good grip

The Bad: I don't have anything bad to say

Overall Review: This is my rear tire on my Santacruz nomad. I ride in the Pacific North West and ride all year. I used to have a high roller as my rear tire but I felt it rolled to slowly. This tire is faster and I have not had problems with traction. Even in mud or on wet roots.

Spank Spike 35AL EVO Rim

“Excellent Rims”

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The Good: width, strength, weight, price, looks

The Bad: nothing...............

Overall Review: i've been using spank spike evo 35al rims for over 6 months now. had them built with hope pro2 hubs and dtswiss competition spokes. love the width. i think it adds to tire performance as i use these rims. i've used these on dh tracks, pump tracks, dj tracks, urban riding, and general trail riding. i weigh about 185 lbs and so far, these rims have held up fine. wheels are still true to this day. i have nothing to complain about in terms of performance. these rims are also beautiful - spankin beautiful! i have the blue ones.

Maxxis Holy Roller Tire

“Maxxis did a amazing job.”

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The Good: Everything is good about these.... Dirt Jumps, Skate Park, Street, and Slope. Amazing tires.

The Bad: Nothing bad at all.

Overall Review: These tires are so good.

Kenda Small Block 8 Tire

Featured Review

“Perfect Racing Tire”

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The Good: The SB8 has 8 very small knobs running laterally through the tire. These tires are very fast and still quite grippy on hard pack trails and dirt jumps. Low rolling mass and resistance means you can accelerate significantly faster and it can shave a good half pound of your bike. It is also tubeless compatible! The middle knobs are made of a hard rubber compound which enables them to roll fast and wear well. The side knobs are made from a softer compound for better grip.

The Bad: These tires are only ideal for XC use on hard pack to medium trails. For a trail bike its good to have it as a rear tire, but its too slick for use as a front tire. A good combo for good grip and fast acceleration would be a SM8 on the back and a Nevegal on the front.

Overall Review: Overall, these are the ultimate tires for hot summer days riding fast, flowy hardpack trails. Fast acceleration, low weight combined with controlled grip on smooth trails will convert your bike into a singletrack screamer. They are also good value and wear slowly so its a worthwhile investment. Definitely a tire to recommend for those seeking some fast tires to race on or just mess around on the local trails.

Maxxis Minion DHF Tire

“Best front tire out there”

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The Good: The tire is amazing at cornering. The side nobs dig in and stick. It is fast rolling and they last quite a long time. It performs great in almost all conditions and it inspires confidence.

The Bad: My 2.5 with 3c is pretty heavy. I have also they corner great as a back tire but are a bit sketchy when it comes to braking.

Overall Review: The minion dhf is probably the best front tire out there. nuff said.

Maxxis High Roller Tire

“Good all round dh/am tire”

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The Good: I have the 2.5 version in the 3c compound and I run it as a back tire. It is a great all round tire that can handle almost anything you throw at it. The tire is very predictable and performs well in almost all conditions. It is pretty fast rolling and it leaves me not worrying about my back tire because it does its job.

The Bad: Like I said I have the 2.5 with the 3c compound. This version is very heavy and leaves me wanting some lighter tires. If you are using it for DH I would go with the 2.35 for the rear end. The 3c compound was supposed to offer the best grip while still having it last a long time. I have run through these tires extremely fast and since they are pretty expensive I might start to consider moving to another rear tire.

Overall Review: They perform as an all round all mountain/ dh tire and they inspire confidence. However the version I have is extremely heavy and they wear out very fast plus they are pretty expensive.

Kali Protectives Avatar Full Face Helmet

“This helmet is amazing!”

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The Good: Super light. Extra pads come with it. It doesn't look enormous on your head like some of the other helmets out there.

The Bad: Protects my head too well, now I don't have an excuse to get out of work...

Overall Review: I have had 2 pretty bad crashes with this helmet now, and it has protected my melon perfectly both times. Also, usually with really bad crashes the helmet will crack and you have to replace it, but this one is showing no signs of that. I love how light it is, it doesn't feel like you have a 15 pound lead weight wrapped around your head. It also doesn't make your head look like it's 2X bigger than your body, which really bothered me about other helmets. This helmet will not let you down!

Maxxis Ikon Tire

“Crosscountry at its finest!”

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The Good: Great long lasting tread, 2.2 width is great for handling the trail, High-volume, lightweight, a true racing tire.

The Bad: I cant say there is a bad for the tire

Overall Review: Its a little pricey for these bad boys but so worth it in the end. i have a lot of fun with these tires and will buy them again and again.

WTB Mutano 2.4 Tire

“nice all around tire”

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The Good: Due to the tight center knobs, it rolls incredibly fast. Corners amazingly. love the 2.4

The Bad: a tad unpredictable.

Overall Review: If the dirt is a little wet to dry, then this tire is perfect and will definitely put a huge smile on your face. Not the best in sloppy or powdery conditions however.

Schwalbe Albert Tire

“Schwalbe fat albert 2.40”

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The Good: Lot of grip on soft terrains like wet soil, mud or grass. Easy to turn into the corners. Good durability.

The Bad: Too much resistance to roll. Specially tiring in long enduro trails.

Overall Review: Lot of grip on soft terrains like wet soil, mud or grass. Easy to turn into the corners. Good durability. Too much resistance to roll. Specially tiring in long enduro trails.