User Review: Mountainsmith Rhyolite 6061
Price Paid: $39.99
Good, run-of-the-mill poles... These are almost identical to the $8 SwissGear poles from Walmart. The carbide tips on the Rhyolite 6061's last a little longer than the SwissGear, though. I got about 150 miles out of the Rhyolites and only 70 miles on the SwissGears. The springs are good and the sections hold in place, fine. For the money though, they are a bit of a stretch. You are probably better off to spring an extra $20-$40 a pair and buy Lekis. There is a huge quality difference.