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keyul mattwragg's article
Feb 28, 2014 at 1:26
Feb 28, 2014
Pinkbike Poll: Should Mountain Bike Companies Consider Ditching Model Years?
I got pretty fixated on the price thing, I understand more now of what you are getting at! My bike is 7 years old, I wore through every component on it, had a choice of upgrading all the components on it or buying a new bike outright the other year. It was cheaper for me to upgrade all my components than to get a new bike, and the bike frame & bearings were still perfect after thousands of miles on it so I feel like it had proven it's longevity, and still would in the future, especially since the new enduros still employed the FSR suspension type. But that was my specific situation. Do you also think that a bikes warranty shows confidence in their longevity? I like the fact that my frame is lifetime, I know some companies offer limited time periods, and for a lot of folks it is a factor in buying from the start.
keyul B4sunris3's video
Feb 28, 2014 at 1:04
Feb 28, 2014
keyul mattwragg's article
Feb 28, 2014 at 0:58
Feb 28, 2014
Pinkbike Poll: Should Mountain Bike Companies Consider Ditching Model Years?
I don't see getting rid of model years as a way to bring prices down. There's to much change across the board, weather that comes from component changes, tweaks in the geometry, perhaps the shock or fork got upgraded internals, or the bike manufacturer got a better deal to buy from another component manufacturer, maybe the manufacturing process for the bikes frame changed itself. As for the auto industry reference, an auto may be current for 6 or 7 years, but it is a lot bigger piece of machinery and engineering that takes a lot more time to test properly, and an auto has a ton more standards it has to conform to before it can be released so it will be current for longer. Version #'s, model years, nearly the same thing, you can only hope that manufacturers can find ways to bring their cost down, which would lead to lower cost for the consumer. Sometimes it happens, but more often than not, even if the manufacturer finds cheaper ways, they'll pocket that savings, not pass it on to us!
keyul silentjdeadly's photo
Feb 17, 2014 at 1:18
Feb 17, 2014

keyul mikelevy's article
Feb 16, 2014 at 11:32
Feb 16, 2014
First Look: Trek's Prototype 650B Session DH Bike - NZ Nationals
ebehn, that made me lol so hard I woke up my girlfriend!
keyul silentjdeadly's photo
Feb 15, 2014 at 21:19
Feb 15, 2014
Thought this was tims yard for a min!

keyul keyul's photo
Jan 31, 2014 at 14:25
Jan 31, 2014
Definitely bigger fork, coil shock and wider bars, shorter stem are my favorites.

keyul keyul's photo
Jan 27, 2014 at 23:45
Jan 27, 2014
Mines an 07 elite as well. I blew the original 4.0 air three times, and that was before i even started riding at the bike parks! If you have any questions, feel free to hit me up, my enduro is not stock at all!

keyul keyul's photo
Jan 16, 2014 at 2:02
Jan 16, 2014
Had my mechanic at my local bike shop do it about two years ago. Upgraded from the fox DHX 4.0 air to a Fox van RC coil. Old shock length was 8.5 x 2.25, however since they do not have a coil shock available in the 8.5 x 2.25, my mechanic measured it out and checked and we were able to make the 8.5 x 2.5 shock fit in the movement of the rear suspension safely. I wanted a DXH RC4 coil but the shock reservoir was right up against the seat tube and you wouldn't be able to use one of the adjustments so I had to go with the Van RC. What year/model is your enduro and what shock were you looking at getting? You may be limited like I was with choice due to bigger reservoirs on the more advanced shocks. I must say though, it's a world of difference putting the coil onto this bike, soaks up more bumps, bigger drops much easier and the suspension feels lot more progressive. I wouldn't go back! Only thing I've noticed is that once the nitrogen charge wears low and needs refilling, you will definitely feel the lack of a full charge in there, service it and it feels amazing again!

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