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mattywrote a review of on July 1, 2015

Solid
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Very pleased with this rack. It is pretty heavy, but doesn't sway or bounce as I roll down the highway. It helps that I could use the included strap to secure the rack to my spare tire.

I've got a size Medium frame Santa Cruz 5010 hanging on there, and I'm not sure I am hanging it in the best way. Between the suspension and all the hydraulic lines, this is the best mounting method I've come up with.

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mattywrote a review of on September 29, 2014

3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I purchased a Santa Cruz 5010 a couple months ago which came with the Reverb Stealth, and like everyone told me it has completely changed my riding. That really frustrates me, because this seat post has become a pain. The seat has locked out in the up position multiple times, requiring bleeding the system. At first I thought I was just doing it wrong, but I took it to a great bike shop and they fixed it, only to see the problem a couple weeks later.

Great piece of kit, if you can keep it working.

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mattywrote a review of on September 16, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I'm really excited about picking up this helmet. Yeah its big, but I'm more concerned about surviving. The interior is plenty plush, and having options for the cheek guards ensured a proper fit.

Only recommendation is that you look at what color you're buying. Ordered Bohrium Red and in the picture it looks like a matte finish, but it is not. My fault, I could have just looked at the video and seen the reflection.

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mattywrote a review of on August 13, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

You can read below all the reasons this is a great shoe. I've enjoyed riding it and they are the best I've worn when you need to jump off the bike. Here are the two reasons they aren't 5 star worthy for me.

#1: Toe box fit. The toe box is narrow and puts a good bit of pressure on my outside toes. Over time it got a bit better, but especially so after I forded a river in them.

#2: Don't get them wet. It will help stretch the material and help form to your foot, but it took two days in the sun to get them dry after stepping in a river. Even sweat takes a long drying period.

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mattywrote a review of on August 11, 2014

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I purchased this bag in the last 3 weeks and packed it with my medium Santa Cruz 5010 (27.5) for a trip to Spain. Everything fit in fine, with plenty of extra space for anything else I didn't feel like carrying on the plane. For its size it rolls well, and never felt like too much of a burden.

The only reason I am not giving it 5 stars, is that when the bag arrived back in Germany after my first trip, the exterior fabric in a few places was significantly worn and you could see the padding behind it. I can blame that on the airline, but not a good start to what I am hoping will be a long life.

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