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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 over a dozen great reviews, narrowly edging out lagocza at the buzzer and earning the Top Reviewer spot. Here's a recap of his best:

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Park Tool Rotor Dial Truing Gauge - "We all have owned that one set of disc brakes where the rotors constantly rubbed from side to side, pistons wouldn’t retract all the way, adaptors weren’t machined right. Although the Park Tool Dial kit won’t completely fix all of it, it’s a really great tool at minimizing these issues. The Dial costs $40 and you need to purchase the Rotor Truing Gauge (another $40) in order to attach it. Most people don’t want to spend that sort of money on something so simple which is its major pull back from people actually owning one. BUT, if you’re a fanatic and can justify the price, it is worth every single penny. It tells you so much more than what the naked eye can. 5 stars for function. 4 stars for quality. 2 stars for price. Average rating: 4 stars." - Read more»

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KMC Missing Link Chain Pliers - "There isn’t much difference between all the masterlink chain pliers out there. The things I looked for were good materials, comfy handles that stay in place, solid spring, and that it doesn’t hold the chain tight when in use. The KMC missing link chain pliers have all of these and is still one of the cheapest options out there. I would recommend them to anybody. 5 Stars." - Read more»

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Park Tool Socket & Bit Set - "Park Tool has a history of making some of the best cycling tools on the planet. The SBS-1 is no exception. It has a very high quality finish and amazing durability. After a year and a half of regular use, the bits have shown little to no wear. Priced at around $35, it isn’t the cheapest option but you’ll be happy you went with them in the long run. 5 stars for performance, 5 stars for design. Average rating: 5 Stars." - Read more»

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Buzzy's Slick Honey All Purpose Grease - "If you are a do-it-at-home bike service kind of guy and love working on suspension products, Buzzy’s Slick Honey bike grease is an absolute must. It creates a frictionless surface that is ideal for seals. Prices kinda awkwardly (1 oz = $12, 2 oz = $18, and 16 oz = $37) it is totally worth getting the largest size. It will last you a lifetime. Buy this product now!" - Read more»

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Park Tool Spoke Tension Meter - "If you lace up your own wheelsets or are a fanatical about making sure everything is in tip-top shape, this is definitely a tool to have on your work bench. It’s super high quality and very well designed. All of which would expect me to believe it would be priced at some ridiculous price like some of Park Tools are. But, currently as low as $65 online, it’s totally worth every penny. I would recommend this tool to anyone. 5 stars!" - Read more»

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Pedro's Multi Spoke Wrench - "The Pedro’s Multi Spoke wrench is a good thing to have if you find yourself in the middle of a 30+ mile trail with a bent rim. As for use from a home mechanic’s perspective, it’s one of the worst spoke wrenches around. Good if it comes in a kit just to have around in emergencies but horrible to seek out and buy by itself. It’s lack of surface area makes it a real molester of spoke nipples. Treat your spoke nipples right and buy something better. 4 stars for simplicity. 0 stars for design and function. Average rating: 2 stars." - 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 November.

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