This is where I will give you my experience of how the equipment I have performs. I look after my gear, but use it hard if that makes any sense. For example, my old bikes wheels were hand build from the very best spokes, strong rims and good hubs. I had an excellent front suspension fork but you would never see me bouncing up a kerb.
You can however see me cycling fully laden with front and rear panniers down tracks that would give a sheep pause, Baaa.