very nice stem :) looks and feels nicely finished. face plate colour (red) is a good colour, not pinky looking! The grippy stuff on the back of the plate rubbed my centre markings almost off my raceface bars though so dont do adjusting too much with the plate 'nipping' the bars. oh, and great quick delivery time :)
Was a good tool until it broke.. was using it to get my raceface cranks off and suddenly the little black o-ring type thing (dont know what its called) pops off, tried so many times to get the oring thing back on but did not happen. should be welded together like parktools..
I didnt expect to be quite so chuffed with these. They are really well made, a great length (perfect for single speed bars with less clutter) and look really neat. A bargain compared to similar versions by other brands, I will be using them on all my bikes from now on.
I have tried the following Superstar brake pads (Avid Code 5) in the Alps:
Sintered: did not fit, had to buy new ones.
Kevlar: lasted half a day
Organic: lasted one day.
Sorry guys, but I am going to stick with the originals. They lasted for over a week.
Probably good for short downhill runs in the UK or Germany though.
I stuck a review up on here sometime back when I bought them. These have saved me a fortune as they last forever. I'm running a pair on my full sus and hardtail. They take a time to bed in and I have had a bit of brake noise and squealing during this process but the only noise I get now is in the summer after a good downhill when the pads are hot. I'm running them on Avid 5's with a 185mm rotor on
Odered a Switch Evo Rear hub on a Dt Swiss 500 build. Looks very good quality arrived within a few days. I went for a red hub, black rims. Not sure about the longevity of these hubs so I will up date my review after the winter. Nice sounding hub too not as loud as a Hope. Aslo got the 10mm bolt thro option with a 10mm QR. All in all looks the 'dogs'.