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Odyssey Broc Raiford Grips

“Great feel to them, not so durable”

Odyssey Broc Raiford Grips

The Good:

Super soft and comfy, doesn't get that slippery when sweating, comes with Par Ends

The Bad:

Not very long-lasting

Overall Review: In terms of feel and comfort, these are definitely some of the nicest. It only took a day to break them in and they were great, but they only lasted me about two months. As someone who's used to riding ODI Longnecks about 7-8 months at a time before needing new ones, I was a bit disappointed. Either way, there's no doubt they feel good, and IMO that's what makes a good grip. You do also get Odyssey's Par End bar ends included, though, and they will outlast any grip, guaranteed. They're also like $3-$5 alone, so to get them with a $10 grip is quite nice.

Alienation Black Sheep Rim

“You know, it's actually pretty good!”

Alienation Black Sheep Rim

The Good:

Very affordable, moderately lightweight, good variety of color options

The Bad:

Nothing from me.

Overall Review: I've owned a total of 3 of these rims. My first pair came on my complete bike years ago. They're now my backup wheels with different hubs, still holding up well. I'm currently running another one I got for my front wheel setup, and it's just as good. If you're on a budget, I give these a solid recommendation!

Shadow Conspiracy Killer Cranks

“Burly cranks, very sturdy!”

Shadow Conspiracy Killer Cranks

The Good:

Durable, mostly flat profile, chrome & black options

The Bad:

Tough to remove from spindle, if necessary

Overall Review: As someone who catches cranks a ton, I love the flat surface they have. I’m running them secondhand, and the previous owner would do crankarm grinds. Still going strong a year later! Would definitely recommend!

Odyssey Evo 2 Brakes

“Great brakes, worth every penny”

Odyssey Evo 2 Brakes

The Good:

Easy to install & work on, great stopping power, nice color options

The Bad:

Nothing for me

Overall Review: I’ve run the EVO II’s for years now. When paired with the right brake pads and rims, these work wonders. Highly, highly recommend!

Odyssey Monolever Small Brake Lever

“Best lever I’ve ever run”

Odyssey Monolever Small Brake Lever

The Good:

Able to open up and clamp onto bars without removing grips, easy to work on, perfect size for 1-finger pulling

The Bad:

The lever itself tends to wobble if brakes not tensioned right

Overall Review: After using the medium lever, I stepped down to this small one, and it’s fantastic. As long as your brakes are nice and tight, the wobble is gone and the lever works perfectly. Would highly recommend!

Odyssey R-32 Fork

“Fantastic forks”

Odyssey R-32 Fork

The Good:

Very lightweight, nice aesthetic construction, feels very sturdy

The Bad:

Stock top cap can be easily stripped.

Overall Review: These are amazing forks, nothing more, nothing less. They’ve been with me from when I first got a bike. I learned to do everything on a bike with these forks, and they’ve held up to abuse like a champ. After replacing the stock 5mm compression bolt with an aftermarket 8mm Odyssey one, it’s been smooth sailing when I need to take the bike apart. Would absolutely recommend to all riders.

Stolen Revolver Rims Rim

“Not bad, not great”

Stolen Revolver Rims Rim

The Good:

Cheap, nice color selection

The Bad:

Slightly heavier than most I’ve ridden, needs to be trued often

Overall Review: Rode one for about a year before I was fed up with truing it after every session. I guess you get what you pay for. If you’re just learning tricks and aren’t landing smoothly, or are hard on your parts, skip these rims.

BSD Donnasqueak Tire

“One of the best tires”

BSD Donnasqueak Tire

The Good:

Super grippy, durable, love the colors, the thread is good for park/street, rolling pretty fast, they are also a lil bit bigger than the nominal measure (2.45 for the 2.4 and no, i don't have some kind of XL rims). also good amortization. Easy to put on.

The Bad:

im running both 2.4s, so it has a lil bit of dragging during grinds due to its size but nothing crazy, they are heavy and i dont like the way they perform on low pressure.

Overall Review: one of the best tyre still valid today (2020) also its price drop lil bit. 

Tree Bicycle Co. Ergo Slim Seat Seat

“Great seat for old guys”

Tree Bicycle Co. Ergo Slim Seat Seat

The Good:

Everything. Its light weight, the way it looks on your bike is second to none. Also the shape keeps you from slipping off the seat.

The Bad:

Absorbs a shit load of water if you get caught in the rain and takes a bit to dry. But that's with any seat with suede covering.

Overall Review: If you actually use your seat this is the best option for you. Its easy to pinch yet stays outta the way when you want it to. Holds strong and tight as well. I've tried multiple seats over my 15+ years of riding bmx and this by a landslide is the most comfortable one I've ever had.  Great work Tree keep it up. 

Fly Bikes Manual Brake Lever

“This is for the 2020 version - not worth it”

Fly Bikes Manual Brake Lever

The Good:

doesn't wobble as much as others

The Bad:

it still wobbles
sharp edges
not worth the price

Overall Review: I bought it following the hype that they eliminated the wobble using IGUS POLYMER  BUSHINGS That's a lie. I cannot recommend paying the price of a full brake on a lever...