Ben_JonesGramcounter

56 points (view top contributors)
Portland // Oregon


 

Light, stiff, strong, climbs great, descends well. There's little to complain about on this bike. The E150 fork works great......
 

It's cheap(ish), easy to throw on (thanks to the full-length zipper) and wicks sweat pretty darn well. It also retains...
Ben_Jones   on Dec 10, 2010
added a review of SRAM X0 Trigger Shifter
 

Shifters seem like dumb things to worry about but whenever I ride bikes without XO shifters... I miss them. They...
Ben_Jones   on Dec 10, 2010
added a review of Formula RX
 

Just replaced a set of old saint brakes with these. They're light, modulate better than my Saints every did and...
Ben_Jones   on Dec 10, 2010
added a review of DT Swiss 240s Hub
 

Internals are great, it's not very loud, it makes for great wheel builds. Really built to last.

It keeps the chain attached to the drive train.
Ben_Jones   on Dec 10, 2010
added a review of Shimano Deore XT M770
 

Light, shifts great, makes every stock bike feel better (unless they have an XTR stock). If you run a 9...
Ben_Jones   on Dec 10, 2010
added a review of Avid Juicy 5
 

They're better than v-brakes... kinda.
Ben_Jones   on Dec 10, 2010
added a review of Shimano SLX Hollowtech II
 

Relatively cheap, light (for the money), strong, easy to install. It performs like the old Saint cranks without the weight...
Ben_Jones   on Dec 10, 2010
added a review of Fox Racing Shox 36 Talas
 

Linear, travel adjustable, stiff as you could ever want a fork to be. It's the fork that I hold all...
Ben_Jones   on Dec 10, 2010
added a review of Fox Racing Shox 36 Float
 

This fork has saved me from my own incompetence more times than I'm comfortable admiting. Stiff, light, plush (without wallowing)....
Ben_Jones   on Dec 9, 2010
added a review of Shimano M647
 

These are my go-to pedals. Consistent, easy entry-exit, durable as all get out. I like that they don't get all...
Ben_Jones   on Dec 10, 2010
added a review of Chris King NOThreadSet
 

It's a headset that you can literally drop into a bike and not think about (except occasionally when you think......
Ben_Jones   on Dec 9, 2010
added a review of Kenda Nevegal
 

Not bad for winter riding.
Ben_Jones   on Dec 10, 2010
added a review of Fox Racing Shox Float RP23
 

Light, easy to set up, idiot proof controls. I've ridden them on everything from 100-160mm travel bikes and it's felt...
Ben_Jones   on Dec 10, 2010
added a review of ODI Yeti
 

On long, rocky descents these grips really take the edge off the buzz. They look pretty cool too.
Ben_Jones   on Dec 10, 2010
added a review of ODI Extreme Lock On
 

I used to think these grips were unecessary... then I moved to the NW. They are idiot proof when your...
Ben_Jones   on Dec 10, 2010
added a review of ODI Ruffian Lock-On Grips
 

They are tacky, light and easy to install and move between rides.
 

Light, low rotational weight, easy to convert to tubeless. My favorite part of these wheels though are the DT Swiss...

These came stock on my S-Works enduro... then i proceeded to buy two more sets... they are honestly that good....
Ben_Jones   on Dec 10, 2010
added a review of Truvativ HammerSchmidt
 

This crankset has changed how I ride. Shifting takes a while to get used to but once you do... you'll...
Ben_Jones   on Dec 10, 2010
added a review of Specialized Phenom SL
 

I own three of these saddles and they make everything from my hardtail to my AM/FR bikes feel awesome. Every...
Ben_Jones   on Dec 10, 2010
added a review of Thomson Elite X4
 

The 70mm
Ben_Jones   on Dec 10, 2010
added a review of Mavic Crossmax ST
 

Strong, light, tubeless ready. They're even attractive wheels.
Ben_Jones   on Dec 9, 2010
added a review of Shimano XT M775
 

Awesome modulation really help carry speed down the trail. The ergonomics are great, even for people with smaller hands. Setting...
Ben_Jones   on Dec 9, 2010
added a review of Diamondback Scapegoat
 

I love the low center of gravity on this bike, it really helps this bike carve corners. The build kit...
 

The bend, sweep and rise of these bars make for easy ups and ultra sick downhills. They are wide enough...
Ben_Jones   on Dec 9, 2010
added a review of ITS System 4
 

Awesome traction, nice low rolling resistance. The rubber has a nice medium rebound to them which makes these tires really...
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