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Anyone here have an opinion on the equipment manufactured and sold by "Gear4Rocks" in the Ukraine?

 

Their prices are about 1/2 of the well-known brands, but that difference is nothing when compared to a broken foot/leg/neck if they are not as well built.

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I've seen multiple threads reviewing their products over on mountainproject.com. While i have no personal experience with their gear, the general conciseness over there is that the price difference isn't worth it. I generally abide by the old adage buy nice or buy twice.

 

http://www.mountainproject.com/v/gear4rocks-1axle-cam-set-of-six-review/107427860#a_107429830

 

http://www.mountainproject.com/v/gear4rocks-plastic-nuts-review/107026062#a_107026219

 

http://www.mountainproject.com/v/gear4rocks-metal-nut-set-review/107173089#a_107174841

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They're perfectly safe, just heavier and not as nicely finished. I don't worry too much about the cost of cams though, as if you divide the price by the hours of use they get infinitesimally inexpensive. I figure you might as well by the nicest gear available.

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I saw a review on their plastic nuts. They actually sound pretty good. Cheap and light would make great pieces if you had to bail since they are quite cheap

 

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Regarding the gear4rocks single axle cams: Wild Country abandoned axle nuts early on with Friends as they can loosen or unscrew completely. Gear4rocks touts this as a design decision to increase strength whereas many would see it as history not learned.

 

 

Chad

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