8 reviews found

Paceman's Product Reviews



 Duke Race 2002 Duke Race

Brand:  RockShox

Category: Front Suspension Forks

" Decent Fork, decent price good performer "


Overall Rating
Reviewed on: 30th May 2002 from Singapore

The Review
I had my fair share of play with this fork and must say that its a great fork both on the road and off road. The weight although 3.35 pounds seems to have some advantages on trails especially during climbs, you wont feel that your bike is going to lift off. stays on well, however on street rides, it can be a drag. After all it is an XC fork. All in all, very happy with it. Upgraded to SID Ti recently, but contend to keep the fork in the store room for 'rainy weathers' Need to learn how to change fork on my own. heh heh

Strengths
A little heavy in weight, only 4 inches of travel (but i guess its good enough)

Weaknesses
A little heavy in weight, only 4 inches of travel (but i guess its good enough)

Duration of product used
3 months

Bike Setup
Santa Cruz Superlite, The rest all crap... Pretty sure its lao ah pek bike. Or at least I think so. Heh heh. *<evil grin>*

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SID Ti, Bomber
Performance
Reliability
Value

 XTC AC 1 2001 XTC AC 1

Brand:  Giant

Category: MTB - Full Suspensions

" An all rounded performer with excellent value "


Overall Rating
Reviewed on: 19th Nov 2002 from Singapore

The Review
It is an excellent all-condition bike be it freeride or a lil of XC. Original spec comes with Rock Shox Pro Delux rear shock is a lil bit of a loser. But once changed to Fox Vanilla RC Coil. Its a Rocker!! Price is also good, a good bike to go for if u want to do both free-riding and drops.

Strengths
Weakness...???

Weaknesses
Weakness...???

Duration of product used
Less than 1 month

Bike Setup
Santa Cruz Superlite, Giant AC1, Intense USSI SLX

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Intense USSI SLX
Performance
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 Superlight 2001 Superlight

Brand:  Santa Cruz

Category: MTB - Full Suspensions

" I call it the Ultimate Bike Experience "


Overall Rating
Reviewed on: 10th Jan 2003 from Singapore

The Review
For riders who know what bikes feel like... this is a bike like none other i have ridden. Had the bike carefully spec up and took it out on its virgin trail ride and all i can say was I fell in love with it from that very moment. Its a bike that submits to your every move, pedal, turn, climb and decent... Control at the most precise whenever you tell it.

Strengths
None...

Weaknesses
None...

Duration of product used
1 year

Bike Setup
Santa Cruz Superlite, Giant AC1, Intense USSI SLX

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Giant AC 1
Intense Uzzi SLX
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 Hussefelt Chainguide 2001-2002 Hussefelt Chainguide

Brand:  Truvativ

Category: Chain Guides

" Yikes!!! "


Overall Rating
Reviewed on: 10th Jan 2003 from Singapore

The Review
Used it for less than a month.... chain suck 4 times, chain derailed 2 times, chain came outof crank 1 time caused me to crash and fall... after that, took it out and trash it goes

Strengths
Bigtime!!!!

Weaknesses
Bigtime!!!!

Duration of product used
Less than 1 month

Bike Setup
Santa Cruz Superlite, Giant AC1, Intense USSI SLX

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 Super T Pro 2003 Super T Pro

Brand:  Marzocchi

Category: Front Suspension Forks

" Great Performance, Plush and yet stiff "


Overall Rating
Reviewed on: 10th Jan 2003 from Singapore

The Review
The 2003 Super T Pro is a great fork to use, not only is it stiff but also active. Good control and feel, just that it somehow seems a little difficult to lift up.

Strengths
Very small clearence on the arch so bigger tyres can be an issue.

Weaknesses
Very small clearence on the arch so bigger tyres can be an issue.

Duration of product used
3 months

Bike Setup
Santa Cruz Superlite, Giant AC1, Intense USSI SLX

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Jr. T 2002
Shiver DC 2003
Performance
Reliability
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 Shiver DC 2003 Shiver DC

Brand:  Marzocchi

Category: Front Suspension Forks

" Best fork I ever put on my bike "


Overall Rating
Reviewed on: 9th Jan 2003 from Singapore

The Review
Expensive... but worth saving up for... went from Jr T to Super T Pro and now to shiver...didnt regret it at all... Smooth and plush..... Like in the words of my friend... "Smooth as butter"

Strengths
It can flex... so far havent felt it. Weight? what are we talking about.... Price...pretty expensive.

Weaknesses
It can flex... so far havent felt it. Weight? what are we talking about.... Price...pretty expensive.

Duration of product used
3 months

Bike Setup
Santa Cruz Superlite, Giant AC1, Intense USSI SLX

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Jr T 2002
Super T Pro 2003
Performance
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 Forx Float 100 RLC 2002 Forx Float 100 RLC

Brand:  Fox Racing Shox

Category: Front Suspension Forks

" Some kind of wonderful "


Overall Rating
Reviewed on: 21st Sep 2003 from Singapore

The Review
What can i say..... I love it!! This fork rocks big time. Too much to rave about it... Try it out for yourself, If you are considering it, why are u even reading this... GO OUT AND GET IT!!!

Strengths
erm..... a little pricy for some, but I must say its well worth it

Weaknesses
erm..... a little pricy for some, but I must say its well worth it

Duration of product used
6 months

Bike Setup
Santa Cruz Superlite, Intense USSI SLX, Conalgo C40

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 HFX - 9HD 2003 HFX - 9HD

Brand:  Hayes

Category: Disc Brakes

" Reasonable brakes but time will tell "


Overall Rating
Reviewed on: 21st Sep 2003 from Singapore

The Review
When the product first came out, It was a delight to own, slaped it on my rig and it looked fantastic, good reviews and good modulation and thot finally Hayes has done something right. But I beg to deffer after having used it for 8 to 9 months now, while the former points still stands, unexpected problems occured. I began to notice the pistons are not retracting as it should when u release the levers, the lever chambers starts to corrode obviously from the dot 4 oil and finally my horror... It siezed up on me one fine day, I thot i might have warped the rotors but further check revels that the pistons have failed to retract and thus seized my wheels. One final thing, dont leave it in the sun for more than 15 mins, unless u wanna have a permenent parking brakes on.

Strengths
Leaking problem, Lever chamber starts to corrode, Seisure!!! Pistons!!!

Weaknesses
Leaking problem, Lever chamber starts to corrode, Seisure!!! Pistons!!!

Duration of product used
6 months

Bike Setup
Santa Cruz Superlite, Intense USSI SLX, Conalgo C40

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