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zhendo mikekazimer's article
Sep 18, 2015 at 14:35
Sep 18, 2015
X-Fusion Revel X Inverted Fork - Interbike 2015
I had the 350 CR. Compression damping was good, rebound was not. The fork had to go back to Marz as soon as I got it due to excessive stiction in the travel, and it came back feeling good but went south again before long. Damping was better than the XFusion, but I was really not very impressed with the service intervals on the 350 - seemed like seals dried out quickly and it would get sticky after sitting for even just a few days. Combined with lack of serviceability, I was not impressed frankly. But the chassis was stiff, and they were cheap - winners over the XFusion. The 36 is completely next level. I'm still getting settings dialed in because the RC2 has so much range of adjustment, but the chassis is as stiff or stiffer than the 350, there was virtually no stiction right out of the box, and the damping control is out of this world when you're riding at your limit. The amount of additional traction that the fork gives is pretty remarkable. My only concerns are that it was expensive, Fox crowns have a reputation for developing nasty creaks, and I hate dealing with Fox's in-house service.
zhendo mikekazimer's article
Sep 18, 2015 at 8:01
Sep 18, 2015
X-Fusion Revel X Inverted Fork - Interbike 2015
I had 2 XFusion Sweeps at one point because I was tight on money, and both were a great price. The one on my Chromag hardtail felt pretty good at first, but the one on my Banshee Spitfire was perpetually bad. XFusion's customer service was ok, not great, and I felt the same way about the products. Not the lightest, certainly not the best damping, and not the stiffest. A great value, yes, but I think that quite a few people are recommending XFusion based on the price first, performance coming second. My Marzocchi 350 was cheaper, stiffer, and better damped than my XFusion Sweep by a significant margin. I recently bit the bullet and bought a 2016 Fox 36 Float RC2. It's unbelievably good - like, how-do-we-improve-from-here good. I'm sure at some point I will have to deal with Fox's service BS and be cursing them same as I used to on my old set of 36s, but for now I could not be more impressed. With all the seal head nonesense that people on Pikes have had to deal with, I'm hoping someone can come in and challenge Fox for the top spot, but given my experience with XFusion I'm not totally sold. Bring on the reviews!
zhendo mikekazimer's article
Sep 4, 2015 at 13:56
Sep 4, 2015
First Look: Banshee's 2016 Lineup
OHHHHH such want. I have a 2014 Spitfire that has been my favorite trail bike I've ever owned by a longshot. Not the fastest climber, but rips downhill like a good bike should. I was on a 2011 Nomad Carbon and do not miss it one bit. Steeper seat tube is awesome to see, and a roomier cockpit is about the only other thing I could have wished for on my current Large bike. Looks like I know what my next bike is - another Spitfire
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Aug 23, 2015
zhendo pinkbikeaudience's article
Aug 21, 2015 at 10:26
Aug 21, 2015
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Aug 19, 2015 at 20:07
Aug 19, 2015
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Aug 11, 2015 at 8:25
Aug 11, 2015

Shimano SLX Dynasis 10spd rear shifter, like new

$25 USD
Like new Shimano SLX 10 speed shifter. Replaced it with an iSpec XT shifter, so no need for this one anymore. If shipped, buyer pays $5 shipping.

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zhendo pinkbikeaudience's article
Aug 3, 2015 at 12:37
Aug 3, 2015
GT Bicycles - UCI World Cup DH - Windham Fantasy Contest
Men: 1. Gwin, 2. Minaar, 3: Bruni Women: 1. Atherton, 2. Carpenter, 3. Seagrave
zhendo pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 2, 2015 at 9:34
Jul 2, 2015
Lenzerheide DH WC Fantasy Contest - Win a Scott Voltage FR Frame
Men: 1. Gwin 2. Thirion 3. Smith Women: 1. Atherton 2. Ragot 3. Seagrave
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