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Deity Streetsweeper Frame

“StreetSweeper !”

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The Good: Light weight, that great steal feel, super short chainstays, amazing ride !

The Bad: Nothing bad so far.

Overall Review: I got this frame to replace a 2008 BlackMarket 357 for use at Rays MTB in MKE. I purchased the frame from Ray's because if anyone should make money from me its Rays who gives me a place to ride ! The streetsweeper is 2 pounds lighter than the 357, I went from a 28/13 gearing to a 30/14 and STILL had to remove two links from chain. The streetsweeper is far more nimble and just feels faster than other bikes. I'm not sure why but I let everyone ride my bike and everyone says it just goes fast so easy. No matter jumps, pump track or anywhere in the park it is just responsive, fast, nimble and boosts like crazy making everything Read More »

Crank Brothers Mallet 2 Clipless Pedal

“Quality pedal, flawed design.”

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The Good: Good quality, Solid platform, grip pins, reliable clip-in/out great mud-shedding

The Bad: Platform is fairly pointless unless you have shoes with a hole in the sole so you don't ride on the retainer springs.

Overall Review: I have been mountain biking for 6 years, riding mostly XC/Trail and had never second guessed my choice of platform pedals... until I took a vacation to Colorado, rented a Yeti 575, and got stuck on rental platforms for two days of epic Front Range, Rocky Mountain riding. First off, the low rating is not for quality but purely for design issues. I bought these pedals and a pair of 510 Maltese Falcons for two reasons: 1: I use my bike for many things and don't want to only be able to ride it with one pair of shoes. 2: When I use the clipless shoes I don't want to have difficulty walking when off the bike. Read More »

2012 Rocky Mountain Flatline Park Bike

“Great entry DH bike”

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The Good: I rented this bike for the summer to see how i liked DH and let me tell you, this bike was a dream to ride. The plush marx fork and the fox van in the bike made for a smooth ride all together.

The Bad: It is on the heavy side, but hey who cares when your ripping the DH up.

Overall Review: Great beginner and entry level DH bike. Highly recommened

2012 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp EVO Bike

“A Killer Trail Bike”

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The Good: Absolutely kills it on the uphill with its slack but uphill ready headtube angle. The command post adds a nice touch, being able to change your seat hight on the go.

The Bad: Wheel set dents easily after a few cases.

Overall Review: Overall a outstanding bike! Great for a first timer or a expert! Highly recommended

FUNN Fatboy Riser Bar

“Cheap, Light, Strong”

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The Good: Cheap, Light - 282g, Strong

The Bad: Nothing at all.

Overall Review: Cheap bars that look great. Same material as all the other companys so will be the same strength, Lighter than most. Been running them all season at Whistler and they are still perfect. No complaints.

2012 Santa Cruz Nomad Carbon XTR am 1x10 Bike

“Do it all!”

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The Good: I own this bike and I love it.... It climbs it Drops, DownHills, Jumps, Enduro. what ever you want this bike can fill the need with a 160 Front fork you have the perfect enduro bike! Slap a coil in the rear with a 180 fork up front and this thing makes the perfect Freeride or DownHill rig. and still will climb fairly well! I am amazed at how well it does every thing I ask of it.

The Bad: The first scratch was devastating, but I got over it : )

Overall Review: I Love this bike! I Highly recommend Buying this bike!

Manitou Minute Expert Fork

“Great affordable fork!”

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The Good: Lock-out, rebound, reliability, price

The Bad: None, that I can find

Overall Review: I've had this fork installed on my XC bike for over a year and I love it! The lockout dial is easy to turn on the fly. The rebound knob is on the lower of the right leg and is large enough to grip easily with gloves. The air pressure valve is well protected and they even have a suggested pressure sticker on the leg so you don't have to fumble around with the manual.

Race Face Turbine Handlebar

“Awesome, affordable XC bars.”

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The Good: Price, looks, width, weight, durability.

The Bad: None, unless weight is an issue at this price point.

Overall Review: These bars are a great option for someone who rides XC but can't afford to go carbon. They are wide and have a few different options for rise and sweep. When I installed these bars the wide stance gave a feeling of much greater control and responsiveness. These bars are very durable and have withstood a few crashes without any signs of wear or bending. I did eventually bend them, only slightly but I think my broken collar bone speaks to the fact that the bending was not unwarranted!

Troy Lee Designs GP Gloves

“Great, durable downhill glove!”

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The Good: Finger and Backhand protection, super grippy

The Bad: Minimal padding

Overall Review: If you are more worried about grip and protection than long term comfort on the bars,these are definitely for you!The rubberized molding on the fingers and backhand provides excellent protection from crashes or if you tag a sneaky branch or tree. The palms have little padding but instead they have a rubbery checkerboard pattern that provides amazing friction on an grips you choose to run.I've owned these for over two years and only recently the rubber-checkerboard-palm-coating has started to peel off in some places. They have held up to numerous crashes and tons of abuse and hardly show any other wear.DH/FR riders that want a durable glove that will keep your fingers and hands safe will feel at home with these.

Lizard Skins G-LOVE Long Gloves

Featured Review

“Great Summer Glove!”

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The Good: Thin, breathable, good fit.

The Bad: Durability of backhand, odd placement of palm padding.

Overall Review: Overall I really like these gloves! I bought them in April at Sea Otter for $10, and they have been very good to me. The back hand is very breathable and has suited well for the hot summer months and the terry cloth thumb is always a welcome feature. I own the white/green ones and they stay surprisingly clean with just a run through the wash, even after coating them in some real tacky red dirt. The grips on the finger tips have also stayed intact and don't seem to be wearing too quickly, in fact they grip so well they are rubbing the anodizing off of my Avid SD-7 brake levers! I only have two gripes: 1. The Read More »