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 Deore FC-M510 Hollowtech 2001 Deore FC-M510 Hollowtech

Brand:  Shimano

Category: Cranksets

" It serves me well "


Overall Rating
Reviewed on: 29th Jan 2005 from Singapore

The Review
don't have much money, then buy this one loh. deore BB is crap. should get a XT BB for e crank.

Strengths
doesnt look stylish enuf

Weaknesses
doesnt look stylish enuf

Duration of product used
2 years

Bike Setup
two bikes

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 Duke XC U-Turn 2004 Duke XC U-Turn

Brand:  RockShox

Category: Front Suspension Forks

" Strong and Reliable!!! "


Overall Rating
Reviewed on: 29th Jan 2005 from Singapore

The Review
Pay an affordable price to get a high performance fork which can serve you for a long long time.

Strengths
travel is a bit soft. Without adjusting to shorter travel, e fork absorbs too much momentum while riding on road.

Weaknesses
travel is a bit soft. Without adjusting to shorter travel, e fork absorbs too much momentum while riding on road.

Duration of product used
6 months

Bike Setup
two bikes

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 Pro JX-Expert 2004 Pro JX-Expert

Brand:  JBC

Category: MTB Frames: Hard-Tails

" a value-for-money frame for heavy n aggressive riders "


Overall Rating
Reviewed on: 25th Feb 2005 from Singapore

The Review
I got this frame under my fren's recommendation after he managed to persuade me to banish e idea of buying Xtc team.
well, e brand is not very well-known here, but e frame is built by e oem factory of scott. No fanciful design or special geometry or high-tech alloy on this frame. However it has decent welding, precise alignment n very robust tubing which make it a pretty beefy frame suitable for heavy riders.

Strengths
well, for a double-butted frame, 1.7kg is a bit heavy. this is e trade-off for strength.

Weaknesses
well, for a double-butted frame, 1.7kg is a bit heavy. this is e trade-off for strength.

Duration of product used
3 months

Bike Setup
two bikes

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 0 Degree XC 2000 0 Degree XC

Brand:  Sun Ringle

Category: Rims

" thrash hard "


Overall Rating
Reviewed on: 26th Mar 2006 from Singapore Singapore

The Review
rims are made for us to thrash. i dun see e point of buying suoer ex rims which will enantually fatigue n collapse in e end. o deg XC is an excellent combination of light weight, high strength n reasonable price. I have been using o deg xc for 1 year plus and e performance has made me v satisfied so far.

Strengths
well, a 85kg rider who ride offroad regularly can inflict enuf torture on any rims below 500g. Occasional truing is still required. my advise is tt if e rider is >85kg, juz use o deg xc as a front n pick an all-mountain rim for e rear.

Weaknesses
well, a 85kg rider who ride offroad regularly can inflict enuf torture on any rims below 500g. Occasional truing is still required. my advise is tt if e rider is >85kg, juz use o deg xc as a front n pick an all-mountain rim for e rear.

Duration of product used
Not Sure

Bike Setup
two bikes

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 Racing Ralph 2.1 2005 Racing Ralph 2.1

Brand:  Schwalbe

Category: Tyres

" fast tyre for racing "


Overall Rating
Reviewed on: 29th Apr 2006 from Singapore Singapore

The Review
a great tyre for dry season. a skillful rider shld be able to achieve very high speed on this tyre on dry offroad trails. My suggestion is tt use Racing Ralph as rear and Schwalbe BlackJack as front for enhanced steering n cornering performance at very little loss of speed.

Strengths
wears out a bit fast, shallow knobs compromises grip n cornering stability at high speed, it requires certain level of skills to tame this tyre on wet trails as it often skid on wet upslope and tends to slide during sharp cornering.

Weaknesses
wears out a bit fast, shallow knobs compromises grip n cornering stability at high speed, it requires certain level of skills to tame this tyre on wet trails as it often skid on wet upslope and tends to slide during sharp cornering.

Duration of product used
3 months

Bike Setup
two bikes

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 R7 Super Lockout 2006 R7 Super Lockout

Brand:  Manitou

Category: Front Suspension Forks

" a great fork tt empowers e rider to ride faster "


Overall Rating
Reviewed on: 17th Aug 2006 from Singapore Singapore

The Review
a very impressive XC fork. Now i ride a lot faster on R7 than my previous Duke XC.

during initial travel, e fork isnt sensitive to small obstacles at all which helps retains more momentum at a little price of comfort. Ppl might say: ou, it is not as plush as Fox n Reba. However in my opinion, this is juz a different design concept. Midrange travel is very plush and soak up any big bumps on its way. Rebound feedback is very gentle, my hands no longer feel numb aft rapid descending.

Steering is much more precise than my previous fork as well.R7 makes e front wheel faithfully follow e course u plan out for it.

In short, a very competitive fork for XC riding. if u wanna get a fork for serious xc riding n racing in e flood of FOX, try R7.

Strengths
looks a bit long

Weaknesses
looks a bit long

Duration of product used
Not Sure

Bike Setup
two bikes

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 Racing Ralph 2.1 2005 Racing Ralph 2.1

Brand:  Schwalbe

Category: Tyres

" great n versatile tyre "


Overall Rating
Reviewed on: 16th Jul 2007 from Singapore Singapore

The Review
i used racing ralph as front tyre during my 1600km trip from Lijiang -> Lhasa. the tyre went thru hundreds km of rough rocky road n performed wonderfully. e sidewall was cut by sharp rock when i traversing thru piles of loose rocks on a steep descend at 40+km/hr. e tyre crown is surprisingly tough n endure e rest of e journey after stitching up e cut.

highly versatile n affordable. I strongly recommend this tyre to any XC riders for dry terrain n touring riders as front tyre.

Strengths
side wall tends to get cut on rocky trails. tyre becomes deformed aft certain milage.

Weaknesses
side wall tends to get cut on rocky trails. tyre becomes deformed aft certain milage.

Duration of product used
Not Sure

Bike Setup
Giant XTC3, Rocky Mountain Blizzard

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