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Hoffman Bikes 25 yr anniversary edition 18" IMPRINT Bike

“Good starter bike, some pre-assembly issues”

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The Good:

Good value for the money, works well once dialed in, great fit for my 6yr old who isn't tall enough for a 20". Bike was partially assembled when delivered. Mat Hoffman hand-signed the card that came with the bike.

The Bad:

Plastic chain guard (which was installed from the factory) didn't fit or wasn't installed properly and rubbed the crank; I just removed it.
Headset and wheel bearings were extremely tight/rough; I had to adjust all. I could not adjust rear wheel bearings on one side because I didn't have a thin/special wrench to separate the inner cone from the nut.
No front brake; I ordered/installed separately.
The freewheel operation is rough/noisy; not what I'm used to from Shimano freewheels from bikes in the 1980s.

Overall Review:

Overall, a good investment for my son. This is his 2nd bike (1st bike was a smaller Trek with training wheels which we later removed). Due to items in "the bad" section, it took a long time to get the bike set up and dialed in.

Primo WLT Tire

“Ok I guess! ”

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The Good:

Grippy doesn’t fold to bad

The Bad:

Not fat enough to be called 2.30

Overall Review:

Wlt  W...with L...looks  T...terrible 

Primo Solid Guard Sprocket

“Best sprocket around!!!”

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The Good:

Doesn’t wear down quick and looks dope as hell gets you major puss man

The Bad:

Not enough rubbers for all the puss you will be getting rideing this

Overall Review:

Buy if you never wanna buy another sprocket again!

Stolen Revolver Wheels

“Not too bad”

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The Good:

They held up decently well after a few years, straight still, super sturdy, hubs are sealed, I'm 6'1" but don't weigh much, but I got my set off a friend and he has had no issues with it, I also have a 6'6" friend who's been riding his front for years and had no issues

The Bad:

Hub occasionally slips and rear axle bent

Overall Review:

Pretty good, idk what people did to theirs to cause all the issues they had with them

Mission Deploy Freecoaster Rear Wheels

“Mission Deploy”

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The Good:

A really good freecoaster, easy to adjust to when you first switch over from cassette to freecoaster

The Bad:

Makes a little bit of noise when no load is placed on it ( when spinning it when the bike is upside down) but this is probably normal

Overall Review:

overall, I totally recommend this hub to a beginner/amateur who wants a cheap alternative to a cassette hub

S&M Redneck XLT Stem

“Redneck xlt stem”

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The Good:

Everything! Been riding mine since feb 2008, I’ve had ZERO issues!

The Bad:

NOT HAVING ONE!

Overall Review:

this stem is a beast! It’ll prob still be holding up when my now 5yo is big enough to get my bike

Animal MTT Wire Bead Tire

“Best Animal Tires EVER”

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The Good:

Strong
Beefy
Withstand punishment
Full Street tire

The Bad:

Tire design is bulky.

Overall Review:

I have no complaints myself. Everybody says they hate the thread of the tire but its perfect to me. The GLh tire is great but god this tire does damage to the street. Never got a flat with these. Could break a bottle with them and my tube was fine.

Animal GLH Tire

“Legendary Tire”

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The Good:

Good thread
Good Look

The Bad:

Don't ride in dirty area's

Overall Review:

I rode this tire for YEARS. I loved it... until I moved to a place with dirty street. New Orleans streets are grimier than most. Glass everywhere. Unfortunately these tires can't handle that. Granted, most can't but these are perfect for cities with roads that people take care of.

Animal Akimbo Cranks

“Typical Animal Product”

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The Good:

Strong
Sleek
easy to put on

The Bad:

The Grease Pack was trash

Overall Review:

Animal is known for top notch products and the Akimbo cranks are on that list. I can't think of anything bad besides the grease pack. They hold up through the toughest of punishment. I put them through hell and they lasted 3 years before I sold them. It's been 4 years since I sold them and the guy is still using them. And putting them on was easy as hell. No tough splines.

Stolen Silencer Pegs

“Great Grinds Await You”

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The Good:

Smooth
Great Material
Variety of Colors
AFFORDABLE

The Bad:

Too Short for me

Overall Review:

I was in the market to try new plastic pegs after my previous ones keep wearing down easily. A friend, Frenchie, told me to get these. I wasn't disappointed. They are soooooo smooth. They don't wear down fast at all. The only gripe I have is that they're short. But if you are looking an affordable plastic that will last a long time, they're here.