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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 brimmergj earned the Top Reviewer spot with a few solid reviews. Here's a snapshot of his best:


Schwalbe Hans Dampf Tire - "The Hans Dampf is a great tire. I ran the 26x2.35 SnakeSkin TrailStar compound on the front of my bike and was rewarded with great traction and low weight. Tubeless setup was simple, with no problems. The HD was a giant step up from my stock tire; insane amounts of grip and confidence. The only issues I found with the HD was on flatter hard packed turns, the side knobs would give a bit earlier than anticipated which was usually not pretty. The general consensus on the HD is the wear rate on the knobs, which I would agree with. They wear quickly, but as long as you go into the game knowing that, its not really a big deal. I'm curious to see the difference between the Super Gravity casing and the HD I used. I've been on a Super Gravity Magic Mary for most of this season and I really like the strength of the casing over the non SG casings. I'll have to give a Super Gravity HD a whirl next season and see how it goes."


OneUp Components Chainguide - "Long story short, when racing I have (had) a tendency to drop the chain; like a lot, even with a narrow-wide. A worn chain and sprockets more than likely didn't help my cause, but I bought one of these puppies and have been handsomely rewarded for my efforts. Through two normal riding days (which I rarely ever dropped chains anyway), a race practice day and the actual race; I can report no dropped chains. The guide came with everything needed to get up and running. Set up was super easy; I didn't need any of the spacer for the chain line. My only problem was that my bike only came with two ISCG tabs, so I ran the guide with only the lower mounting bolt. Magically, the one bolt has done a great job of not allowing the guide to move at all. In all honesty, along with new grips and a tubeless conversion, this is one the best under $50 purchases you could make."

Big congrats to brimmergj! 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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