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Dirt 100 2011: ODI Troy Lee Designs Signature Grips

You probably think that grips are a pretty simple item, and so did we, but when we first got to try these Troy Lee Lock–On...

Dirt 100 2011: ODI Troy Lee Designs Signature Grips
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Dirt 100 2011: Renthal Grips

It might surprise some of you to see a pair of standard rather than Lock–On grips in this list, but these ones are so special...

Dirt 100 2011: Renthal Grips
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Dirt 100 2011: Formula R1 Brakes

You could easily run Formula’s The One brakes on a trail bike because they’re still lighter than most brakes, but for more sensible levels of...

Dirt 100 2011: Formula R1 Brakes
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Dirt 100 2011: Formula The One Brakes

These brakes might well have a hefty price tag, but we feel that the quality of engineering and performance easily justifies it. They are without...

Dirt 100 2011: Formula The One Brakes
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Dirt 100 2011: Shimano XTR Trail Brakes

The new XTR groupset is impressive as a whole, but it’s undoubtedly these brakes that stand out as the highlight. The power that they produce...

Dirt 100 2011: Shimano XTR Trail Brakes
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Dirt 100 2011: Shimano Deore Brakes

Shimano are almost doing themselves a disservice with these Deore brakes because performance wise they’re not a million miles off their top offerings, but price...

Dirt 100 2011: Shimano Deore Brakes
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Dirt 100 2011: Fizik Gobi XM Seat

It might be down to the ‘Wingflex’ sides that seem to mould to any shaped arse, but whatever the case the Gobi is the only...

Dirt 100 2011: Fizik Gobi XM Seat
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Dirt 100 2011: Chromag Seat QR

It may seem a bit odd to have something quite so simple as a seat quick release seat clamp in the Dirt 100, but for...

Dirt 100 2011: Chromag Seat QR
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Dirt 100 2011: Thomson Elite Seat Post

It must be hard if you’re a company making conventional seatposts and your name isn’t Thomson because we just don’t see how you can better...

Dirt 100 2011: Thomson Elite Seat Post
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Dirt 100 2011: Charge Spoon Seat

Charge’s Spoon is a serious contender for the title of ‘bargain product’ on this list. It’s clearly been modelled on some of the most popular...

Dirt 100 2011: Charge Spoon Seat
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Dirt 100 2011: Rockshox Reverb Steatpost

We were surprised that it took so long for a big name to get involved in the adjustable seatpost game, but it was worth the...

Dirt 100 2011: Rockshox Reverb Steatpost
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Dirt 100 2011: Hope Direct Mount Stem

In a world where there now seems to be more direct mount stems than there are crowns to fit them to, we have to admit...

Dirt 100 2011: Hope Direct Mount Stem
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Dirt 100 2011: Renthal Fatbars

If ever there was any doubting that Renthal couldn’t take their legendary skills of making MX bars and put it to good use in a...

Dirt 100 2011: Renthal Fatbars
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Dirt 100 2011:Easton Havoc Carbon Bars

When carbon bars first came out it’s fair to say that there were more than a few doubters, just like frames I suppose, but if...

Dirt 100 2011:Easton Havoc Carbon Bars
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Dirt 100 2011: Chris King Headsets

In terms of quality Chris King might now be facing some competition from the equally impressive Cane Creek 110, but there’s still something special about...

Dirt 100 2011: Chris King Headsets
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Dirt 100 2011: Cane Creek Angleset

It’s not often these days that a product comes along that is a genuine game changer, but that’s exactly what this Angleset is. Yes we’ve...

Dirt 100 2011: Cane Creek Angleset
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Dirt 100 2011: Intense MK2

With its thousands of micro knobs this tyre is oh so simple, and like so many other simple ideas it’s also proven to be the...

Dirt 100 2011: Intense MK2
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Dirt 100 2011: Michelin Wilddig'r Descent

Sadly our DH mud tyre of choice from last year, the Hutchinson Rhino, is no longer being brought into the country, but the good news...

Dirt 100 2011: Michelin Wilddig'r Descent
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Dirt 100 2011: Schwalbe Muddy Mary

Schwalbe have really impressed us this last year or so with their new DH tyres, but out of all of them it’s the Muddy Mary...

Dirt 100 2011: Schwalbe Muddy Mary
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Dirt 100 2011: Maxxis High Roller

If ever proof was needed that technology doesn’t move on quite as fast as some marketeers would like us to believe, then Super Tacky High...

Dirt 100 2011: Maxxis High Roller
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Dirt 100 2011: Maxxis Minion F

The Maxxpro Minion isn’t so much a great all–round trail tyre, it’s a great all–rounder full stop. If you’re the kind of rider who might...

Dirt 100 2011: Maxxis Minion F
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Dirt 100 2011: Bontrager XR4

With their large volume and low weight these XR4’s are perfect for rocky trails. They make you feel like you’re riding a bike with a...

Dirt 100 2011: Bontrager XR4
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Dirt 100 2011: Hutchinson Toro

If the conditions aren’t so bad that you need to be getting out the Trailrakers then the next stop is these Toro’s. If you’re faced...

Dirt 100 2011: Hutchinson Toro
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Dirt 100 2011: Hope Pro II Hubs

If you’re going to go down the custom built wheel route then it’s hard to beat a set of Hope hubs as the starting point,...

Dirt 100 2011: Hope Pro II Hubs
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