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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 SaddleRags wrote a handful of great reviews that we'd like to highlight. It helped earned him the Top Reviewer spot.


Troy Lee Designs SE Jersey - "The Good: Great styling, breathable back and arm panels

The Bad: Nothing so far

I've had this jersey for one season's use  and recently decided to get another one since I liked it so much.First of all the fit is nice, it is not overly baggy or too tight.  Size medium fits me well. (I'm 5'10" and 170 pounds). The collar and cuffs are not too tight or loose, both of which are deal-breakers for me in a jersey. The quality of the fabric is excellent - lightweight yet tough like a jersey should be, not prone to snags like some fabrics out there. Maybe the best thing about this jersey is the mesh fabric on the back and under half of the sleeves. The extra breathability comes in handy on hot days."


2015 Specialized Enduro 650b Comp - "The Good: Good geo for aggressive riding, wide rims, good value

The Bad: No XL size, no dropper post

Overall, the enduro 650b is a great do-it-all bike with an emphasis on descending and being able to tackle the technical and bigger hits out there. Attention to detail on the small things has led to improvements over the previous years specifications and result in a bike with few flaws. Though the comp model may not be blingy enough for many riders out there, I think the components are solid enough. I've come to terms with my few complaints and have found a happy medium for the shock performance. A couple of tweaks including the mandatory dropper post and a better shock would take this bike to the next level. All summed up, and rating it on the stock set up, I'll give the enduro 650b 4 stars."


Troy Lee Designs Air Gloves - "The Good: No bulky padding or seams in the wrong place, has the motto "pop wheelies" on it

The Bad: Tight wrist enclosure, grippers came off too soon

I have found the minimalist style of glove fits my preference and the shape of these gloves fits my hands.  The fabric itself is thin, yet the weave on it make it tough enough to handle the occasional dab with the earth.  There is one thing about the fit that I'd prefer to be changed and that is the velcro wrist enclosure which is tight in my opinion.  A longer strap would be better as currently only a small section of the end of the strap is able to "catch" and keep it together, but I haven't had it come apart when riding so no major issue here. Despite a couple of minor complaints, these remain my go-to gloves.

Big congrats to SaddleRags! 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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