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Jake M

Jake Mwrote a review of on December 28, 2014

4 5

I put ~1000 miles on this setup with a Force on the rear before swapping out for something wider. It help up very well on nice tarmac and broken asphalt. It rolls fast, brakes well and looks pro. I ended up swapping out for a 25mm tire to gain a little confidence descending - the 22mm on the front was just a little too twitchy for my taste

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Jake M

Jake Mwrote a review of on December 28, 2014

2 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

2 stars only because they are rubber and round. Otherwise they don't qualify as CX tires. I'm 130 lbs, race mountain bikes and am a pretty delicate rider. Still, I've managed to flat on these more than any other tire I've used, on any other bike in the last 4 years, combined. I've had at least 6 pinch flats running these tires on non-race situations. On gravel roads with the occasional root. Hardly epic riding conditions. Too narrow to be great offroad, too delicate a carcass to keep the air in. The side knobs shred pretty quickly. These tires are best used as presents for racers you don't like. I wouldn't even run them on my commuter.

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Jake M

Jake Mwrote a review of on December 28, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I bought my Thompson 125 dropper post to replace a KS LEV seatpost that was spending months away at KS for a standard rebuild. Sick of waiting and longing for the ability to lower my seat, I shelled out for the Thompson. In two months, it's been great. No discernible play up or down or side to side. The seat remains tight and I have not had to adjust anything since the initial install. My only qualms so far is that the last 1 cm of travel is sometimes sticky when the seat returns. It is usually the first 4-5 times I use the post in a ride, and I have to manually pull the seat back up to full extension. I've heard of this happening with other Thompsons. Right now it a 4 star post. The first rebuild will determine if the rating goes up or down.

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Jake Mwrote a review of on January 28, 2010

3 5

Off the bat: awesome bag but desperately needs load lifters. I packed this thing full with 50 lbs of gear (overstuffed for sure) and had a 3 hour approach through some gnarly off trail terrain. The bag resisted thorns and being thrown around like a suit of armor but my neck and shoulders were killing me, all that are missing are load lifters like its larger siblings.

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