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tbh, there's a few companies that can do it. Most notably MX companies that already specialize in customizing stanchions. Although most of them focus on doing different types of coatings which are compatible with alloy, some of them can do the stanchion standard Hard Ano III + PTFE and color. I believe this place is based in UK or around there atleast.
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May 17, 2013 at 13:01May 17, 2013
Yeah they have some history, which I like. And the Fit damper isn't too special or anything I've ridden a few with FIT, and I know Kashima is pretty much worthless except for allowing more oil to soak in the pores and a harder surface against abrasion, none of that applies to me. PTFE is the 3rd most slipperiest material out there...with Kashima, there's no difference in actual feel or plushiness. All marketing. And I need a less stiffer setup/less weight. The front end with 40's (with longer stanchions), Crown placement (wider = more stiff), Hope Crown, make for a really really stiff setup. But it's way to rigid and doesn't feel comfortable a lot of times. I brought that up a while ago and no one believed me then the new 40 came out saying "riders wanted more compliance/comfortable ride so we increased the flex/compliance of the stanchions, lowers, crowns, etc." lol. Idk, we'll see what happens, but would definitely like a lighter weight setup. Would take off almost 2 lbs. I'm pretty sure HLR has bottom out in it. Float-X is very simple which I hate, but depending on how it is/reviews, I may use it just as a very light platform. I know it'll be able to handle DH as it's been used before. But only time will tell what happens!
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May 16, 2013 at 21:21May 16, 2013
Nope. They're really nice though. Got to try out the coil CCDB. I would like to change out front fork and rear to X-fusion's new DH fork and their Vector HLR Air shock! Or take off some weight on the 40 with new stuff then add a Float-X IF it's good...which I'm doubting. Offset bushings effectively shorten your i2i length of the shock by replace the bushings in the shock mount by different ones that are offsetted or bolt hole is close to one side. Same thing as short shocking but using bolt hardware. Cheaper and easier to take off/customize. But the VP-Free's top linkage moves a lot and it may not be entirely the best for the shock mount as some offset bushings use harder material than the actual shock mount hole (alu. alloy) causing wear, etc as some ppl say..but I would say try the stationary shock mount holes as there is little movement there. I may add like a small -1mm offset to just get a bit more BB drop heh. Google it and type in Offset Bushings mtb and you should see what they look like or what ppl say about them.
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