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100% Status Full Face Helmet

“Comfortable high end budget helmet”

The Good:

Looks great
Comfortable
D-ring strap closure
Light weight

The Bad:

Visor is narrow
Chin bar is close to my face
Liner needs frequent washing

Overall Review:

It's a nice helmet, but not without some small flaws.  Relatively light weight, fit is normal (I'm usually a medium and I am with this one too), doesn't whistle or vibrate at higher speeds, venting is ok, has moto style d-ring strap closure and the paint quality is pretty nice (no scratches from being thrown in duffel bag or hitting branches).  The visor isn't as wide as I'd like and it doesn't tilt up enough for my goggles to fit without turning them around backwards, the chin bar is close to my face making the venting feel less than adequate on those really hot days and the liner smells bad faster than my old Fox helmet did. I'm not sure if I'd buy it again, but I won't replace it until it's needed to.  

Cane Creek DBair IL (Inline) Rear Shock

Featured Member Review

“All the adjustments”

The Good:

+ 4 independent circuits to adjust
+ climb switch keeps suspension active going up
+ large(r) volume air spring provides small bump compliance

The Bad:

- pricey rebuilds
- tuning app hard to use and sees little support

Overall Review:

I like to tinker. I'm running a Cannondale Bad Habit that's over-shocked and over-forked with eccentric bushings, custom angleset and sometimes even on the currently-very-trendy 29/27.5 combo. The more you mess with the way engineers intended something, the more important it is to get it right. A Cane Creek DB shock was a perfect fit to make sure I could dial in a unique build. This bike started off with the first generation DB Inline, which I loved...until it stopped working. I had to choose between starting over with a new shock or rebuilding my Inline and Cane Creek made that choice easy by converting my Inline Read More »

Fox Racing Proframe Full Face Helmet

“The Enduro Standard For Good Reason”

The Good:

-Excellent Ventilation for Full Face
-Chin guard does not restrict airflow
-Lighter than comparable helmets with detachable chin guards
-multiple cheekpads and helmet liner pads included for a dialed fit
-fixed visor (I like it) -price is high but standard for this kind of helmet

The Bad:

-fixed visor (if you don't like that)
-price is high but standard for this kind of helmet
-helmet liner will start to separate from foam over time
-mips is starting to be replaced by more advanced motion-control systems

Overall Review:

Fox did it all right when this helmet came out. Leatt, TLD and 100% have made their own versions at this point, but they seemingly aren't any better (or better looking), especially when it comes to feel and ventilation. However, MIPS is getting a little out-of-date, and FOX has been making this version of this helmet for years now. IF they don't lower the price, I would definitely entertain going to another brand with a newer concussion-prevention tech as they all weigh nearly the same amount, and they are all essentially the same price. I would certainly recommend this design over something with a detachable Read More »

Leatt DBX 5.0 Full Face Helmet

“Leatt dbx 5.0”

The Good:

Comfortable padding, good ventilation, easy to lock and unlock the strap.

The Bad:

Shell size looks big for M size like a mushroom

Overall Review:

I love this helmet pretty much feels comfortable and large ventilations cool head  

Specialized Dissident Full Face Helmet

“Specialized dissidents review”

The Good:

Light weight, comfort, good design, good ventilation and safety features

The Bad:

Rubber seals and chin pads easy to loose

Overall Review:

light weight, looking good helmet and the size just nicely fit, but have some durability issue the chin pads and rubber seal are easy to loose. 

100% Aircraft Full Face Helmet

“100% Aircraft Helmet”

The Good:

Light weight, shape shell, looking fast

The Bad:

Paint quality very bad few peeled paint on the visor, for long riding become u comfortable something pinch your top and the back of your head

Overall Review:

Light weight, well ventilated looks fast and modern design, but when long riding feels uncomfortable and the paint quality is pretty bad mine has been peeled off especially on the visor

RockShox Totem RC2 DH Coil Fork

“RS Totem is burly AF”

The Good:

Stable, nicely working in all freeride and downhill rides, taking that hits and feels like it can't be bottomed out which is great, also have screws on bottom of lowers so you can easily change your oil every time you feel a need for it.

The Bad:

Nothing so far.

Overall Review:

I'm completely satisfied with this forks, was riding on boxxer team but my mechanic talked me into geting a totems as they are burliest single crown fork which can be used for really spinechilling gravity zones and can take big gaps and drops like they are a joke. Can't be happier that i replaced boxxer with my totems. ✌

Magura MT7 HC Disc Brakes

“How to stop a train? Ask magura!”

The Good:

Saved me from lots of crashes and simply is stoping like.a damn train stopper, kinda confused about levers, seems like plastic but says carbotecture, also like that flip flop thing :D

The Bad:

Was kinda stressful to set them up properly, to bed in the pads was abit pain in the azz but can't complain because they are savers. People talk bad about spongy feeling in levers but i'm really fine with that, got used to dosing the brake pressure just as i need it.

Overall Review:

Lifesaver in lots of near crash situations, some was near death so ye, i fell i love with them.

2011 Commencal Supreme DH Atherton Bike

“Playful frame”

The Good:

I like how agile and playful frame is, it might be 2011 but i fell in love with it about 8 months ago and can't regret that, simple linkage, strong constructiom, and awesome geo.

The Bad:

None so far.

Overall Review:

Might be an old rig, but it is badass for sure if you ask me.

Thule GateMate Pro Tailgate Pad

Vital Review

“Tested: Thule GateMate Pro”

Ever since making their first ski rack in 1962, Thule has been committed to creating solutions for hauling recreational gear around on your car. Bikes, boards, skis, camping gear - if you want to take it with you there’s a good chance that Thule makes what you need to carry it. For 2018, the company launched a new and improved tailgate pad for hanging bikes off the back of your truck, and since the company is well-known for the quality of its gear, we thought we should check out what they had come up with. After a few months on the road, here is our report. Strengths Weaknesses Flexible design able to accommodate Read More »