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Member Reviews: Weekly highlights

The member reviews system is a wonderful resource. It’s packed to the seams with 1,000s of product reviews written by the good readers of bikemagic.

But we’re never satisfied here at BM Towers. We want to see your product reviews. We’re after reviews as helpful as the four below, we’re not interested in one-line reviews, but carefully-crafted, well thought-out and objective reviews. They don’t just have to be bikes either, as in the examples below, but any part of the bicycle that you’ve recently upgraded. Whatever it may be, share it with the BM community.

Scott Genius MC-20 by Simon Morrell

The fox forks are fantastic, and mean you can lock down the whole bike for a very convincing road bike – really. This bike is not suited to really steep technical desending in my opinion but for anything else it performed faultlessly. Due to the angle of the seat tube the higher the seat is the further you move backwards, which can make the front wheel skittish.

With a new seat this bike has been comfortable enough for hours upon end of riding, road and on road, when the suspension is set up right it floats over most anything.

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Specialized Avatar Gel Saddles by Robert Henson 2

I use this saddle on both road and mountain bikes, and so far so good. No problems with numbness on either bike even after some very long rides. There are a few bits of suede on the top which can get grubby, but otherwise can’t be beaten at this price.

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RockShox Dart 3 Turnkey by Simon Unsted

These are a really good set of forks for the money (I paid £80). I only really use it for XC and they haven’t disappointed. Their simplicity should make them a reliable proposition. They do flex a little and my disc rotor does catch on the lower stanchions as a result. All in all a great fork considering the money.

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RockShox Pike Race U-Turn by Philip Slinger

Bit of a Ronseal fork, does exactly what it says on the tin, they’re as plush as my Z150’s but a lot cheaper, build quality is far better than pre-SRAM days as well. extremely good tracking forks and very adjustable, the Maxle is so much better than anything else out there for a 20mm axle quick release.

For the price they’re a great fork and are extremely supple, they make Psylo tulios feel as wobbly as a pair of Sids in comparison.

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