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ODI Ruffian Lock-On Grips

“You know em. You Trust em.”

The Good:

Bad to the bone.
Knurling is tackee and creates an 'as one' feeling
Slightly smaller diameter than most.

The Bad:

...still can't think of anything.

Overall Review:

Well, if your on the fence about some grips, wrap your greasy hands around a pair of these at your local bike shop and you'll fall in love. Buy them and lock'um on, worth the loot. Its all about control in a relationship. Slightly smaller diameter than most, if you prefer a more absorbing, thicker grip then try the Rogue. If you get the white ones, keep'um clean with watered down simple green habitually. what ever you do. ride bikes.

SDG Ti-Fly Saddle

“Great Featherweight Saddle - Trail to Race - DH to XC”

The Good:

Featherweight construction with superior Durability
Built in Body Flex
Sleek Design with mininal padding
Stylee color options USA Designed.

The Bad:

..hmm.. Embroidery wears off

Overall Review:

Very comfortable for all day comfort when properly positioned and body is hardened . Equally, it can be uncomfortable if improperly placed or riding position is more slouched. This is definately a sit bones type of saddle, it a touchdown or fumble. Check and support your local bike shop for one and you'll know right away. Ride Bikes.

Avid BB7 Mechanical Disc Brake

“bang for your buck”

The Good:

the only mechanical disc setup i would run

The Bad:

avid levers slay my knuckles that stay on the bar when braking

Overall Review:

easy to install and adjust, no bleading, no shims, just a couple bolts, two knobs (pad adj), and cable adjustment. there fairly priced and dont weigh a ton. ive beaten mine up pretty badly but minus a few bent rotors and a few new pads (wich always had good longevity) it still works great. i feel better about this brake then i do most hydro disc sets.

DMR Trail Blade Rigid Fork

“forking awesome”

The Good:

strong, light, inexpensive. who knew you could have all 3 in a bike component

The Bad:

..........?

Overall Review:

these forks have been the best thing goin for my dj/street/park bike. cant say too much about the 20 or 14 mm versions but the 9mm is perfect for mtb q/r hubs or bmx bolt ons. the design is simple so it stays light but good material keeps it stong and the boys at DMR dont violate your wallet.

Pro-Tec Shovelhead 2 Full Face Helmet

“pretty solid”

The Good:

the weight is low, the vents are all there, it works well

The Bad:

wish there were more colors/designs.

Overall Review:

looking at some of the funky shapes and odd colors and designs of todays full face market, pro tec is keepin it real. this lid has suited my fancy from day one. i dig the mullet graphic because with some imagination and a few different colored sharpies yours can be as unique as you want it to be, while the black is pretty solid. the pads are easily removed for washing and easily installed to get you back on the bike, and there pretty comfortable a the same time. the shovelhead 2 is everything you need and nothing you dont. i dig

Superco Charger Hardtail Frame

“Put a bib on, you are going to drool.”

The Good:

I had a chance to take a spin on a Charger at the Whistler sandpiles last season. After cruising the big set with greater ease than ever before, I had no doubt it was time to retire my old frame. Soon after I had my very own XL Charger. Tight geo., slammed stays, low standover, clean and simple. I love my XL Charger, you will too.

The Bad:

The clearcoat is so pretty I'm scared to scratch it..? No seriously, I really don't know.

Overall Review:

If you test one, be prepared to buy one. Because it will happen. Dialed, pretty, makes you a better rider. Plain and simple.

Intense Tire Systems MK2 Microknobby Tire

“Micro knobbies”

The Good:

extremely fast, lightweight, good dry grip, not too expensive

The Bad:

bad wet grip

Overall Review:

This tire is great for dj/ street it rolls like theres grease on it, it grips great in the dry conditions dirt and cement, but not good at all in wet conditions and if you skid the tread wears down

Answer ProTaper 780 DH Handlebar

“780 hangers!”

The Good:

wide, clear measurement marks for cutting, nice bend, stiff enough for DH and hucking, but has slight give for vibration assist.

The Bad:

paint scratches a little too easily

Overall Review:

Very good handle bars that give you comfort and control in a sweet looking package! at 780mm these bars are some of the widest on the market, but that doesn't mean some of us shorter riders cant cut the down a bit with the easy to use cut markers.

Intense Tire Systems Invader Tire

“invade this!”

The Good:

excellent tire, good tread pattern, sticky rubber that doesnt wear out so fast, solid performance in most conditions.

The Bad:

haven't found any yet

Overall Review:

very good all around tire. it has a great tread pattern to begin with but it can easily be altered with the good old side-cutters to make it perform in varying conditions! the rubber compound might not be as soft as competing companies but it performs as well as or better than the others, plus they last longer!!! they rock in 90% of conditions riders and racer come across and with some creativity can be a mud tire too!

ODI Ruffian Lock-On Grips

“Ruffian report”

The Good:

Very nice grip compound that is sticky and soft so you dont slip at all and have small vibration absorption. solid proven design. small diameter fits smaller hands and reduces arm pump. can be customized to match you bike or patriotism!!!!

The Bad:

bummer when the white ones get dirty. scratching the personalized laser etching!

Overall Review:

Great grip that has been tested and used by pros for many years and for good reason. they are awesome!!! weather you are dong DH, dirt jumping, XC or even trials these grips will let you feel in control!!!