I have been reading reviews on www.mtbr.com concerning rims and mostly cranksets. My question is :
How can a product be an engineering masterpiece to some people and a total crap to some others? One example is Raceface prodigy xc cranks and DeoreXT cranks....some say they are the ultimate for the money and others acuse them badly...the same goes for Mavic 219, 317, rims..... I really cant get any real help on these reviews (on the contrary i get loads of help from my friends here...YOU guys). Today i bought the latest WhatMountainBike magazine...it has a crankset group test and it praises XT,XTR cranks as the best around for stiffness lightness and durability...however in also praises RF turbines and NextLP. Personally i have a great experience from XT discs and drivetrain... but also a great experience from the RF Deus stem....i was wondering if Deus is so good because its a high end RF component ...and if Prodigy cranks are up to the Deus quality that RF offered me so far. Most of the bike shops in the UK tell me to get XT cranks because if i go with raceface i should pick a higher end model such as Turbines and that Prodigy doesnt justify the money tag. Well whatever.....i still rely on you folks....for good quality advice....and i hope that i can usually return this advice.
Should you come to Greece lets taste some Acropolis Rally style downhills...