Updated REVIEW: Rapid Racer Products Enduro Guard 200mm/large

It protects you and the fork from the most of the mud and dirt and stones, but if its very muddy and its splashing mud from every direction or other riders it does not help much with seal guard.32732697525_afef6fc554_o

but the seal guard I have used it almost 7 months, and its still going strong, evo but the guy in the store tried to mount one white guard on one of my other bikes and it snapped(according to him).

enduro guard large green mounted on a FOX Evo29” no matter the size of  of the travel i think you should get size large, more protection the better, unless its a small kids bike.

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As you can see the seal guard don’t help much, the featured picture shows it even better, as the seal is covered with snow.

After long ride, I discovered that it failed. I heard a lot of banging noises, when jumping or riding off a drop or hitting a root and now I know why.

 

Official site: http://www.rapidracerproducts.com/EnduroGuard.htm

Verdict:

Not Recommended, It failed after being used ca 1 year on my main bike,1 winter in 2016/2017, and few weeks on my spare bike, it’s not durable enough.

Give light protection against mud or gravel in your face, but does not catch everything in bad weather, my goggles will still get wet, muddy

You will definitely need a bigger & longer fender/mudguard if you plan do a mud bath.

Short term review: Park Tool OM-1 Bench top Overhaul Mat

Pros:

  • The knobs in the mat will keep small parts from rolling off.
  • It sticks to my painted kitchen table/dinner table well.

Cons:

  • Reacts to direct sunlight, it bends upwards

Keep it away from sunlight!!!, the mat bent upwards, and made it almost useless, to fix this you have to put your heaviest tools on it and let it lay in the sunlight for a long time.
For some reason, there was red discolouration in the white park tool logo.

I noticed something similar on my 100% Race Craft goggles,the same red color on my on the top on the 100% logo, as I have a the helmet is white there and has no red in it there should not be any color transfer, I don’t know why this happen.

Verdict:

I have not tried other mats, but So far I like this one, But keep it away from the direct sunlight.

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Review; Bleed kit for Shimano: PREMIUM edition SET

As the writing on the syringes states it’s one use only, so they will wear out after few uses.

Which I think is a shame, because I hate to buy an endless supply of things that could be made stronger so I can use it for a long time.

I read a lot of people use medical syringes for bleeding their brakes.

Every thing that is in the box

Pros

  • robust tube
  • Smart reusable easy to unhook big ziptie

cons:

  • price
  • very fragile, wears out fast.
  • the tip will get loose and leak fluidBilderesultat for Bleedkit.com shimano
  • the seal can stick,I think it might be due to the flimsy syringe, the whole thing flex.
  • easy to damage the syringes if you drop them,which happen to the blue syringe.

    I did not need it anyway, to complete a full bleed,but it it was already bent out of the box, I dropped it from about a half meter and the tip snapped,I did not even got to use it before it broke off, I just used the other syringe instead, and threaded the on the tube.
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    if you got this, don’t drop it, carefully use it.

 

http://www.bleedkit.com/Bleed_kit_for_Shimano_PREMIUM_SET_with_RED_Mineral_fluid

few rides review: Rockshox OneLoc

So this remote is actually not something I would use.

but here is what I have to say about it:

So far I have only ridden 2 trips with this remote.

if the suspension is set up correctly, and the geometry on the bike is decent, I don’t need a lockout, with my back issues I ride with as soft suspension as possible without bottoming out.

The new design definitely is a lot better in terms of ergonomics, it’s much easier to sue, similar to a shifter, the levers pop back in place fast, påressing the levers are very easy.

Make sure the screw/bolt is torqued properly, use thread locker. if it’s not all the way in, the remote will lock the suspension on bumps.

As long as you keep the bolt tight there should not be any issues, I tried to jump, ride over rock gardens, it looks like it’s only a loose bolt that can cause problems.

The screw came with red thread locker, but it did not make it was just a tiny bit, Always apply thread locker, and let it cure overnight, to avoid issues like this.

It also came with little a bit of red grease might be Weldtite, I don’t know, but it had the same color.

As have many plastic parts, ITs not as durable as metal of course, but it’s unlikely that you hit the remote in a crash.

Pros:

  • Hinged clamp, which I think is a must on any cockpit device.
  • easy ergonomic lever design almost like a shifter, very easy & comfortable to use.

Cons:

  • you have to remove the Cover to change the wires, for me it’s not a problem, buts it’s not as user-friendly as it could be, but it works.
  • The Remote keeps the wire under tension for unlocked suspension, So if you damage the remote you got stiff / locked out suspension.
  • The small lever, is very easy to actuate, so accidental knee hits will lock the fork.
  • The plastic cover is flimsy and not durable, and it moves when the big lever comes back fast.
  • The cover failed after few rides, it might be caused by the big lever returning so fast, I had the bike leaning against a wall, the cover was not leaning against anything, I picked it up to ride, and I the cover fell off, I ma sure this was not caused by over-torquing  the screw, or a crash,because I haven’t done neither.
  • the lock gets actuated by vibration
  • the is no barrel adjusters.

Verdict:

Too flawed design with plastic cover, I can’t recommend this remote.