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    Spot Brand Components?? any good, review, feedback

    Hi all-
    I see that Spot Brand makes a bunch of SS specific components- is their stuff any good? I have not seen any reviews or threads (if there are, please point me in the correct direction). I ask because my latest SS purchase has Spot cranks and hubs and want to know about'em (i haven't received the bike yet.... it is still with FedEx).
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    The Spot cranks that came on my longboard are private-branded FSAs that don't have the granny gear bolt holes drilled or tapped. The bottom bracket lasted through exactly one muddy ride. The Spot bashguard bent one day. I went to move the chainring on to another crank, and the thing has a non-standard spider and won't fit.

    The Spot stem that came on it uses a funky shim on the steerer tube so you can move the stem up and down without loosening the pre-load on the headset. Kind of neat, but a solution in search of a problem IMO.

    No experience with the hubs.
    I may or may not be laughing at you.

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    The hubs on my Spot mtb work just as they should.

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    Spot Brand components are JUNK! Ugh.

    Quote Originally Posted by drMP View Post
    Hi all-
    I see that Spot Brand makes a bunch of SS specific components- is their stuff any good? I have not seen any reviews or threads (if there are, please point me in the correct direction). I ask because my latest SS purchase has Spot cranks and hubs and want to know about'em (i haven't received the bike yet.... it is still with FedEx).
    Thanks
    drMP
    I'm replying to my own post. After several months of hard riding, I've had the Spot Brand hub seize and the crank arm come lose on the spindle! BUT i was able to ride home :-) I'm not that big (160lbs, 6'1") either. Before i got the bike, the previous owner replace the front wheel so it makes me wonder if that one seized too... Long time ago i replaced the bottom bracket since that seized too.

    Conclusion: Spot Brand components are junk! Avoid.
    -drMP

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    I have a Spot chainring. It rotates when I pedal the cranks and engages the chain to move the rear wheel. Thank God there are no bearings in it.

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    I have a Spot chainring on my Karate Monkey. It's okay, not great, and seems to be a bit out of round, though I haven't had any major problems with it. I wouldn't buy another one when there are so many better options.

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    i need 5 posts to ask a damn quesiton. i hope noone reads this

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    Quote Originally Posted by themagichat View Post
    i need 5 posts to ask a damn quesiton. i hope noone reads this
    Dude, just PM me the question and I'll start a thread for you so we don't have to look at three other zombie threads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by themagichat View Post
    i need 5 posts to ask a damn quesiton. i hope noone reads this
    There's a test forum at the bottom of the list of forums, post in 5 threads there
    I may or may not be laughing at you.

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