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Every 30 days we award the Top User Reviewer with a little prize. This month Jenson USA pitched in a $100 gift card! Vital MTB member Hucktoflat wrote several reviews, earning the Top Reviewer spot. Here's a recap of some of his best:

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Five Ten Freerider Canvas Shoe - "This is my first pair of the Five Ten Freeriders and they are by far my most favorite shoe to go mountain biking in. I've tried going clipless for months and after a few falling-off-cliff situations, I realized that clipless just wasn't for me. I was super bummed because all my favorite DH racers ride clipped in and I realized I would never be anywhere close to them in talent, speed, and awesomeness unless I too clipped in. Right as I was listing my DH bike for sale and about to press the "complete order" button on a 700c town bike, I saw an ad for Five Ten shoes on the sidebar (is that even a thing?) of my computer. After doing some quick research myself, I placed an order for some, the Five Ten Freeriders. Once I got them, I went out riding and literally started freaking out with how much grip they offered me, like really freaked out. I was stoked! In the deepest and darkest time of my life, right before I was about to commit MTB suicide because I couldn't ride clipless, Five Ten came to my rescue. Thank you Five Ten for saving my life!" - Read more»

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2016 Santa Cruz Bronson C S - ""Oh boy this bike was fun! Stiffness, long geo, and a fork angle close to what my DH bike has, this bike is a perfectly bred DH's AM bike. There were a few drops and a few gnarly parts of my day where I probably shouldn't had "get r' done" but I did and I loved it. The stock rear shock really impressed me with being active even in the most intense braker-bumps and gravity bottom-outs. This is most likely improved thanks to the new EVOL air can. After a few adjustments, the Pike held up on the harder hits as well. I felt completely in control. My only complaint I have is that the 150mm Pike didn't feel as smooth and I wished on the smaller bumps but still did a good job. When I purchase this bike, I'll be throwing a 160mm RS Lyric or Fox 36 Float on it instead. - Read more»

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ODI Vans Lock-On Grip - "Purchased some of these after stock Kona grips gummed up. I got them because ODI has a reputation of using really high quality rubber and this is true for these grips as well. They are pretty much a typical ODI grip that people have learned and loved. Because of their thick lines, they are very durable and mine have shown very little signs of wear. On the flip side, because they are so durable, they don't offer the most comfort and damping when riding without gloves." - Read more»

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Race Face Atlas Saddle - "The thing I love most about this saddle is that it's solid. The I-Beam structure gives the saddle a super stiff platform and is always there there when you need it (like when a no-footer goes terribly wrong.) Throw in some sick designs and a soft, yet firm padding and it's pretty much the best saddle a DHer could think of.

Only downside is that you need to have a I-Beam seatpost (like the RaceFace Atlas I-Beam Post) in order for this saddle to work...which is a huge bummer for anyone with a dropper-post. I plan on getting an AM bike within the year and would love to use this saddle but won't be able to because I want a dropper." - Read more»


Big congrats to Hucktoflat! Thanks for helping out the riding scene with your thoughts on these products.

Want to be in the running for next month's award? Start reviewing the parts you use in the Vital MTB Product Guide and keep an eye on the Top Reviewer leaderboard. We'll announce the next winner in early March.

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