Kona Coilair Supreme Review

Article Originally Found On Mountain Biking by 198 Review by Robb Sutton Original Article: Kona Coilair Supreme Mountain Bike Review The Kona Coilair Supreme is a controversial mountain bike. With the Magic Link “6 +1″ suspension that automatically changes from 6″ of rear travel to 7.4″ of DH glory, the Kona Coilair is marketed as

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Jet Lites Blast 1000 – HID Review

Review by: Robb Sutton (198) Originally found on Mountain Biking by 198 Jet Lite Blast 1000 HID Bike Light Review Light Price Claimed Lumens Runtime Battery Type Light head weight Battery Weight Installed Weight Lumens per gram Lumens per dollar Jet Blast 1000 $550.00 1000 3hrs 6w 14.8v 3200mah Lithium Polymer 160g 590g n/a 1.60

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RockShox Reba Team Review – Video Content

Review by Robb Sutton Mountain Biking by 198 Original Article: 2009 RockShox Reba Team Review For 2009, RockShox completely revamped the Reba lineup. As a previous owner of several RockShox Reba’s, I was excited to see the changes and get this new fork out on the trail for some real testing. What’s new for the

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Avid Elixir CR Disc Brake Review

Article Originally Found On Mountain Biking by 198 Review by Robb Sutton Original Article: Avid Elixir CR Hydraulic Disc Brake Review In product year 2009, SRAM has been making a lot of changes and introductions throughout its brands. Truvativ released the Hammerschmidt…the Rock Shox suspension fork line was almost completely updated…and the Avid brake lineup saw the

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Mountain Cycle Fury Frame Review

Review by: Robb Sutton (198) Still Shots by rsutton198 | Action Shots by regularjoe Original Article found here: Mountain Cycle Fury Review | Mountain Biking by 198 WIN A MOUNTAIN CYCLE FURY ON MTB BY 198! Mountain Cycle Fury Frame Review Mountain Cycle is not new to the bike industry. For newer riders, this may be the first you have

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Hope Pro II Hub Set Review

Review by: Robb Sutton (198) Original Article found here: Hope Pro II Hub Set Review | Mountain Biking by 198 Hope Pro II Hubs Wheels are one of the most important components on a mountain bike. When deciding on which wheelset to purchase for your mountain bike, you need to choose your hub set very

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Ellsworth – AM Wheelset Review

Post by Robb Sutton (198) Mountain Biking by 198 http://www.mtbtrailreview.com/ Wheels are a very special part of the bike. They single handedly control how your bike feels on the trail and how your power is transferred to the ground. After my review of the Ellsworth Evolve and my recorded interview with Tony Ellsworth, Ellsworth sent

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Fox Talas 140 RLC 15mm QR TA Review

2009 Fox Talas 140 RLC 15mm QR TA Review Post by Robb Sutton (198) Mountain Biking by 198 http://www.mtbtrailreview.com/ Earlier this year, Fox and Shimano shocked the industry with the introduction of the 15mm QR TA on the Fox Talas 140 RLC. Much of the debate and most of the articles have been written about

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Ellsworth Evolve Review

Post by Robb Sutton (198) Mountain Biking by 198 http://www.mtbtrailreview.com/ 2008 Ellsworth Evolve Review Over the past 6 weeks I have been putting a serious amount of ride time on the 4 inch travel 29er bike from Ellsworth Bikes called the Evolve. The bike sent for review was part of the Project Pink program that

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Avid Juicy 5 Hydraulic Brake Review

Post by Robb Sutton (198) Mountain Biking by 198 http://www.mtbtrailreview.com/ Avid Juicy 5 Hydraulic Disc Brake Review Are you looking to make the switch to disc brakes without breaking the bank? Are you tired of the poor lever feel and performance out of those other “budget” disc brakes? Look no further than the Juicy Fives

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Fox Flux Helmet Pro Review

Post by Robb Sutton Mountain Biking by 198 http://www.mtbtrailreview.com/ Fox Flux Helmet Finding the right helmet that fits your needs and your head can be a difficult task with all of the different versions and brands on the market today. Fox jumped into the mountain biking helmet scene in 2007 with the Flux. After looking

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CLIX Wheel Release System

Photo by Joe Cattoni (aka. epoJoe) Post by Robb Sutton Mountain Biking by 198 http://www.mtbtrailreview.com/ CLIX WHEEL RELEASE SYSTEMS Shortly after my article on the Clix QR system, Devin Riley at Clix sent me in one of their QR’s to play with. He shipped me one attached to a Shimano front hub with an RST

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Fox Talas RLC 140 – 15mm QR TA – Preview

Post by Robb Sutton Mountain Biking by 198 http://www.mtbtrailreview.com/ I received the new Fox Talas 140 RLC in for review on Friday. This new fork from Fox has the controversial 15mm QR thru axle developed by Fox and Shimano. First the stats: New Features for 2009 Redesigned 32mm crown that is now lighter and stronger

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Ellsworth Evolve – Project Pink

Post by Robb Sutton Mountain Biking by 198 http://www.mtbtrailreview.com/ Ellsworth Evolve – In for Review – Project Pink On Friday, I received my package from out west. The content of this large box contained everything needed to build the Ellsworth Evolve (Ellsworth’s 4″ full suspension 29er frame) for a long term review. To my surprise,

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Ergon GP1 Grip Review

ERGON GP1 GRIPS by Robb Sutton from Mountain Biking by 198 http://www.mtbtrailreview.com From Ergon-bike.com The GP1 series of grips offer maximum comfort and the best possible pressure distribution. They are specially cut for a small to middle sized hand (Size S: 6.5 / 8.5 – particularly good for female hands), as well as for middle

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Maxxis Ardent 29er Tire Pro Review

by Rob Sutton from Mountain Biking by 198 http://www.mtbtrailreview.com The second ride on the Ardents changed my opinion on their performance due to a critical change in air pressure. I lowered the front another couple psi to the 26 lbs. range and the tire performed so well that I had to re-write this review. I

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