Latest Product Reviews


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!!!

FOX 36 Talas 160 RC2 Fit Fork

“Downhill is pushing it...”

The Good:

Great weight, great adjustibility, super stiff, Low speed damping great

The Bad:

High speed damping can get overwhelmed(DH) when pushed...but it is an air spring. The FIT system should improve that

Overall Review: This fork has worked great for me, I've had it on a Wildcard which I used for trail, DJ and DH. I've carried it over to my Santa Cruz Blur LTCarbon. The 3 settings (100,130,160mm) make it a great investment for a carry over to your next bike. The travel setting tended to wander during the heat of battle at Blue Mountain in Ontario...not a gnarly hill.

2011 Santa Cruz Nomad Freeride Bike

“2010 Nomad”

The Good:

Proven design - really does pedal well without giving up too much small bump sensitivity.
Weight (7.5 lb frame w/Fox DHX Air, Size L). Great looking frame and easy access to the shock.

The Bad:

Flex - why no 12mm rear option? Also would like a steeper seat tube. -1 star

Overall Review: Build is 32lbs with still capable parts. Fox 36 Float and DHX air rear well balanced. I can see myself riding this frame for years as a fun, capable trail bike. Build recommendations: I put a zero stack headset, a short stem, and a flat bar to bring the front end down and really like the cockpit feel. For sizing, I usually choose a meduim frame for DH steeds, but the Large Nomad fits short so was spot on for me (6' tall).

Race Face Ride 4-bolt Crankset

“Race Face Ride DH Crank”

The Good:

Very strong, Cheap, can take SO! much abuse

The Bad:

not the lightest, not the heaviest, but still heavy.

Overall Review: Best crank I've ever had. Lasted two seasons, riding around and 2 weeks in Morzine. looked no older then a few weeks when I sold them, and bought a new pair after. 5stars

FOX 40 FIT RC2 Fork

“Fox Racing Shox 40's RC2”

The Good:

the plush, light, strong and very adjustable.

The Bad:

there expensive to buy and cost alot to service (which is twice a year)

Overall Review: ill give it 5/5 because the feeling of racing and riding them is worth the costs to even have a pair.