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Clay Walker

Clay Walker

Clay Walker

Clay Walkerwrote a review of on August 14, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I just installed this dropper on my XC/trail/endurance race bike, which previously had a 125mm Fox Transfer, because at the time, it's the only one that would fit. This has the least overall insertion depth of any dropper on the market, and I also saved some weight by switching.

I oped to get the 150mm Oneup (thinking about getting a Revekate seat pack and need 6" of tire clearance), but could have probably gone with the 180mm and put in a shim or two, which would have allowed me to slam my seat post to the frame. That's the great thing about this dropper - for riders who are shorter, or who are in an awkward size/frame range, this allows them to get the most possible drop and avoid weird situations. I've met short people who actually have to lower their dropper ever so slightly when they raise their seat to climb. This would fix that.

This thing has been reliable, was super easy to install, and will be very easy to self-service (replace cartridge, lube, replace actuator cable,etc). Well done oneup! Only thing left is to design one for 34.9 seatpost diameter.

I've ridden the reverb (hated it), Fox Transfer (liked it), and Bikeyoke (loved it). This is just as good as the Bikeyoke so far, and much less $$.

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Clay Walker

Clay Walkerwrote a review of on December 12, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This thing should be simple, and it is. For those of us with frames that don't have cage mounts ('17 Insurgent for example!), this will do the trick.

I put some frame protector on first, then strapped this on the down tube and it works great. Cage is secure and no bottle rattle. We'll see how it goes long term, but after 6-7 ride, it's working great.

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Clay Walker

Clay Walkerwrote a review of on October 1, 2018

4 5

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

I only rode this a few times before center punching on a sharp rock and ruining the front. It was surprising, but if you want to do stuff like that, then get the double down casing I guess?

Also, the description is wrong... the Maxx Grip is the softer, more DH version... and it’s heavier. For all around trail, I like the Maxx terra.

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Clay Walkerwrote a review of on September 12, 2018

3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These tires roll fast, and as long as you're aware of their limitations, will be great for XC racing. I've used them to train, and race, Park City Point to Point... and went through *several* rear tires, but luckily not during the race.

I'm rolling the Enve M50 wheel, which is 21mm internal width. This is possibly the cause of the pinch flats I've been getting with this tire (also destroyed an Ardent race 2.2), but I've also ruined two ikons in the *center* of the tread, on some not-so-aggressive rocks that I would have not even considered on my more brappy trail bike.

Also worth noting that the ikon 2.2 is very different from the 2.3 in my experience, almost a different tire.

Pros:

Rolls fast!

Cons:

The tread is minimal, and doesn't bite on loose dirt at all, but that's expected from a fast rolling XC tire.

Easily destroyed - know its limitations before racing on it. You will likely have to roll more air pressure than you're used to, in order to avoid pinch flats.

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Clay Walkerwrote a review of on May 9, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These shorts are simply amazing... Are they worth the price though? Hard to say, I received them as a gift and probably would have never sprung for them.

They have a great fit, with a perfect leg taper that's tight enough for the ride (feel efficient), but look normal when you're grabbing a bite and beer after.

The fabric is stretchy, yet very durable, and the adjustable waist is great if you layer up underneath, or if you just happen to drink a few too many beers during the winter season.

I've had these since late 2014 and probably have a couple thousand miles in them... zero complaints, other than of course the price! Having said that, Kitsbow offers a lifetime warranty, so I'm happy.

I have size medium, but would have preferred small... but like I said, adjustable waist.

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