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BSD Back Street Rear Hub

“Great Hub. Well worth it the money”

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The Good: Loud, durable and perfect for the money

The Bad: every once and a while it skips (Rarely). FA is hard to find a drive side hub guard for.

Overall Review: I've had the BSD Backstreet FA hub for 5 months now and love it. I have mine laced to an Odyssey Hazard Lite Rim and I absolutely love it. The only thing I dislike about this hub is the fact that I cant find a drive side hub guard to fit it.

Shadow Conspiracy VALOR Tire

“Good Tires”

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The Good: Thick, High PSI, don't slip and very wide (2.4, inflates to 2.44).

The Bad: Heavy and depending on forks and frame, your wheel must be true or you will get a rub.

Overall Review: These tires are excellent. The tire is thick so it wont be punctured easily, its wide, and I haven't slipped with them at all. I've had them for about a month and haven't seen any ware at all.The only downfalls are, you need wide frame (no problem for me) and forks and they are heavy. These tires do not squeak. I would recommend these tires to anyone who is easily able to fit 2.40 tires on their bike.

Standard STA 500 Frame

“MY STANDARD STA”

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The Good: Everything. Light, Strong and Looks Awesome. One of a kind frames. Custom specs, colors and decals if you want. MADE IN THE USA, DAVENPORT IOWA.

The Bad: Absolutely nothing. Most people would say "the price" but you get what you pay for. Standard Byke Co is the best in the buisness. You are paying for a HIGH QAULITY product that will last you a lifetime.

Overall Review: I have always wanted one since the first time I laid eyes on one in the 90's. There are just no other bikes out there that are built like Standard bikes. They are truly one of a kind. When I finally broke down and forked out the money, it was worth every penny. It is the most comfortable and stable bike I have ever ridden. I will never ride another bike ever again. Standard has got me hooked. I cant wait to order some more custom frames. Im sure someday my whole garage will be full of Custom rides from Standard Byke Co. Rick Moliterno is the MAN!

Odyssey Elementry Stem Stem

“A good stem.”

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The Good: Unique design, better functioning design upgrade from the first version.

The Bad: If you over-tighten it, you may crush your bars and ovalize your steerer tube. Under-tighten it maybe slightly and your bars may move slightly. Knurling on some bars may be slightly big making the bars hard to fit into the stem.

Overall Review: Out of paranoia and unique clamping technique, I tend to not run these types of stems and just stick to the tradition 4 bolt face plate and 2 bolt rear pinching.

Animal Jump-Off Stem Stem

“A pretty bombproof stem.”

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The Good: A bit heavy, but real bulky and sturdy, good clamping with big strong bolts.

The Bad: Sometimes if the rear cannot be tightened enough, it has to be over-tightened, causing pinching.

Overall Review: Somewhat almost comparable to other bombproof stems like the S&M Challenger.

Cult 410 Chain

“A good cheap chain.”

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The Good: Doesn't stretch easily.

The Bad: Nothing really.

Overall Review: Same thing as a regular KMC Z 410. If you do grind on the drive side, go for a KMC 410H or 510 HX Dropbuster, both of which will last for ages before something goes wrong.

Cult VANS Grips

“Pretty decent grips.”

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The Good: They grip well and don't wear out that quick.

The Bad: Some pairs can be quite sticky and too soft, causing more calluses than being soft on the hands. The bar ends are as crappy as the plastic ODI's, so be sure to grab something better bar ends.

Overall Review: A decent grip, but some pairs may not always come out exactly right.

Demolition Machete Tire

“Should stick to dirt only for this.”

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The Good: It's light and thin for those weight-weenies out there. Lasts good for the first 2 months or so.

The Bad: It's way too thin leading to countless punctures, wearing out too quickly, losing much grip, and possibly blowing out/exploding. Same problems with the Momentum except the Momentum isn't directional, which makes it even worse at slipping out.

Overall Review: This tire should strictly be ridden for dirt or park or something that requires light riding. Not riding like street where rough ledges and obstacles can tear right through the flimsy sidewalls. If you were to ever only have a choice between this and the Momentum, they're still both crappy, but it'd be smarter to take this one in that situation.

Fit F.A.F. Tire

“By far one of the best tires out in the BMX market.”

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The Good: The regular 2.25 version takes forever to wear out! It's also grippy as hell! Thick and everything for holding up to street, grinding, and everything else, except maybe dirt.

The Bad: All other sizes and versions suck apart from the regular version in the 2.25 size. They all wear down quicker but still grip okay. This tire is not meant for dirt riding, but it still does the job decently.

Overall Review: I'd say this and the Fly Ruben Rampara tires are the only tires I've ever liked in all my years of biking. They take forever to wear down and are super thick and stay grippy! Hope these stay if the Rampara's are to go, which would be quite sad! :(