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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 dirtworks911 wrote several great reviews, earning the Top Reviewer spot. Here's a recap of his best:

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FOX Float 36 FIT RC2 Fork - "Things That Could Be Improved: Although I have been very pleased with my 2016 Fox 36 Float FIT RC2, I feel the external high and low speed compression adjustments don’t offer as much adjustability as previous years have. Call me crazy but I feel Fox may have narrowed these adjustments because volume spacers are now included. The addition of volume spacers make the current year far more adjustable than ever before, but require tools and a lot more time to get the fork dialed.

This fork is by far the most adaptable fork in terms of axle types, but that being said, they haven’t included an adapter kit for the new 15 x 110 Boost axles. Looking at how the 15 x 100 and 20 x 110 kits are installed, I wouldn’t see a huge issue making a 15 x 110 kit that will work with their current kit lowers.

Last of all, although I know I probably don’t need this in the least, but having a high and low speed rebound would help the handling of this fork while in the most intense Enduro and minor DH situations.

Bottom Line: This is by far the best 36 Float Fox has ever made. Comparing it to the competition, it’s stiffer than a Pike, more adjustable than a lyric, and easier to set up than a diamond. That being said, it’s not the best fork in every category, but to me, it is the best fork for the categories I’m most interested in (Stiffness, Adjustability, and being user friendly). If weight is not EVERYTHING to you and if you like pushing the limits from time to time, look no further. The 2016 Fox 36 Float FIT RC2 is for you." - Read more»

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Park CT-3 Chain Tool - "One thing to keep an eye out is that the chain is sitting flush and centered while in use. Having the chain not centered can cause the pin to push unevenly which will cause the pin to either bend or break. Personally this has never happened to me but I have had a few friends who have broken these pins by being careless. If for some reason it happens, these pins can be replaced at a very reasonable price. (they are currently only $1.49 a piece online.)

Bottom Line: If you are a home mechanic or just can't reason spending $10 at your LBS to replace a worn out chain, I would strongly recommend getting the CT-3 chain breaker by Park Tool. It's high quality and is built to last forever. At less than $30, you'll be glad to have this tool." - Read more»

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Park BBT-22 Bottom Bracket Tool - "The BBT-22 works well with properly torques and properly maintained bottom brackets. Lets be real though, sometimes we have to remove a bottom bracket that is purely a hot mess. Multiple times I've had to use my BBT-22 on bottom brackets that haven't been "ideal." The most common thing that happens in these types of situations is the BBT-22 popping out of place before the tool can actually loosen the bottom bracket cups.

Having this happen over and over again can cause excessive wear and cause the teeth to not be as effective as they once were.

Pedros tools has made a BB Socket Holder to help out with this. It threads into the spindle of a standard square taper and ISIS bottom bracket, creating a snug fit that holds the BBT-22 in place even when removing the most seized and over torques bottom brackets.

Bottom Line: I have been pleased with my BBT-22 tool. It has shown wear from extreme situations. The Pedros BB Socket Holder has been it's saving grace. If you are in need of a bottom bracket tool, I would recommend both the BBT-22 and the Pedros BB Socket Holder." - Read more»


Big congrats to dirtworks911! 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 June.

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