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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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Park Tool Chain Wear Indicator - "The Park Tool CC-3.2 is not only easy and simple to use, it is the most accurate and reliable chain checker in my opinion. Less moving parts = less room for error. It’s a tool that not only mechanics should own but everyone who owns a bike. They aren’t crazy expensive so if you don’t currently have one, make sure it’s on your to-do list." - Read more»

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Race Face Atlas 35 Stem - "First thing I noticed on the trail was how stiff this stem is. It has a HUGE clamping width which enhances the already burly 35mm bar. The four bolt clamping pattern holds the bar snug without slippage, yet is delicate enough for any carbon bar. I’ve owned stems where I’ve had to over tighten bolts to eliminate them from sliding on the steer tube of a fork. As for the Atlas 35, I have been very impressed. Tightening right to spec, it hasn’t slipped on me at all. If you’re looking for an oversized bar/stem combo and don’t want to sacrifice on stiffness and durability, look no further than the Race Face Atlas 35mm stem. It packs a powerful punch, especially for the weight. I would recommend this stem to anyone. 5 stars." - Read more»

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Park Tool Shop Hammer - "If you are looking for a solid hammer that is comfy, the HMR-2 is an excellent option. As for the rubber mallet send, it definitely was the weakest aspect of it and is almost impossible to find a replacement for. The HMR-2 has been updated to the HMR-4 which offers a replacement for the mallet side but I feel the mallet on the latest version isn’t as good as the rubber one found on the HMR-2. If only designed as a hammer, I would give it 5 stars. Because it’s meant to be a mallet as well, I have to lower it down to 3.5 stars cus the mallet side is completely useless now." - Read more»

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Crank Brothers Acid 1 Clipless Pedal - "These pedals are quite good looking. Having the egg beater spin on you can cause a bit of jumbling before finally getting clipped in, the platform is lacking in grip, and there is no adjustable tension are some cons these pedals have. They are made by a good company with an excellent warranty and good customer service so if you ever have an issue with them, you should be taken care of well. If you find them on a killer good deal, they are worth looking at. " - 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 January.

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