Sexiest Slopestyle Bikes and Slopestyle Discussion

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Sexiest Slopestyle Bikes and Slopestyle Discussion
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Posted: Mar 20, 2017 at 15:50 Quote
Niko182 wrote:
Thepureface wrote:
Droptix wrote:
it is somewhat a question of compatibility lol. Budget too. Yeah i would have traded my shock for à rt3 the moment I would have traded frames but my current soda slope's shock size is 190x51mm and the p.slope is 200x57mm. Was pretty bummed. I have encountered though an XFusion O2 RLX in my size that seems promising. Anyone have experience with those?

Oh okay didn't realize these slope bikes used different size shocks. Bummer.

Personally I would just get the shock you know you like, or what tune is on your current shock? You could always have the current monarch re shimmed of however they tune them

Fox sells a float in that size. And you can find them pretty cheap. They work brilliant too on slope bikes.

https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/2127510/
https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/2088962/
https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/2123639/
https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/2147197/
https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/2095361/

(These are the best IMO)
https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/2111955/
https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/2134947/
https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/2146592/
https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/2098796/

and ebay

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fox-Float-RP23-Boost-valve-7-5-x2-0-Kashima-/112333443180?hash=item1a2798506c:g:c34AAOSwxEpYxjyX

http://www.ebay.com/itm/FOX-FLOAT-CTD-REAR-MTB-SHOCKS-/182470607480?var=&hash=item2a7c188278:m:mEIx3YdmofAmYW7m0Ewq3fQ
Only 40 bucks. lol

Here are a couple options to consider.

Posted: Mar 20, 2017 at 16:05 Quote
Disregard P-Slope. Acquire LePink.

Posted: Mar 20, 2017 at 16:15 Quote
gabodude wrote:
Disregard P-Slope. Acquire LePink.

@recklessness

Was gonna hang his on the wall... Something about it being a super cool, rare and too good to ride lol

Edit: when was the last le pink made? Have you made any since dob disappeared?

There's one for sale new at a bike shop in Guelph Ontario. Bits n bikes if anyone's interested in it

Posted: Mar 20, 2017 at 17:07 Quote
Thepureface wrote:
gabodude wrote:
Disregard P-Slope. Acquire LePink.

@recklessness

Was gonna hang his on the wall... Something about it being a super cool, rare and too good to ride lol

Edit: when was the last le pink made? Have you made any since dob disappeared?

There's one for sale new at a bike shop in Guelph Ontario. Bits n bikes if anyone's interested in it

I think Fred built a few into 2012/13. I think we built a few hundred, and not one ever came back. People who have them love them, and not a lot ended up on the used market, but if you do find one jump on it. You won't be disappointed.

I have the jigs and the material to build a bunch, but I'm concentrating on the Altruiste slope frame right now.

Posted: Mar 20, 2017 at 17:59 Quote
I had one and had the same issues as the Pslope, play in the bottom bracket bearings that ended up ruining my shock. Other than that it was a great bike.

Posted: Mar 20, 2017 at 18:34 Quote
There's a brand new Le pink frame for sale on the buysell right now in Poland.

I don't ride big enough to warrant it and I definitely can't afford it but I feel I need to raise funds to get it just because of what it is.

Also need a DBMN Stella in my life too....

Posted: Mar 21, 2017 at 5:25 Quote
gabodude wrote:
Thepureface wrote:
gabodude wrote:
Disregard P-Slope. Acquire LePink.

@recklessness

Was gonna hang his on the wall... Something about it being a super cool, rare and too good to ride lol

Edit: when was the last le pink made? Have you made any since dob disappeared?

There's one for sale new at a bike shop in Guelph Ontario. Bits n bikes if anyone's interested in it

I think Fred built a few into 2012/13. I think we built a few hundred, and not one ever came back. People who have them love them, and not a lot ended up on the used market, but if you do find one jump on it. You won't be disappointed.

I have the jigs and the material to build a bunch, but I'm concentrating on the Altruiste slope frame right now.

Ahh I see, I did get the chance to ride one , I wasn't disappointed.

I have never rode an altruiste slope bike but may I ask why you didn't just build a le pink?

Posted: Mar 21, 2017 at 10:39 Quote
rAtty-c wrote:
There's a brand new Le pink frame for sale on the buysell right now in Poland.

I don't ride big enough to warrant it and I definitely can't afford it but I feel I need to raise funds to get it just because of what it is.

Also need a DBMN Stella in my life too....

also a complete le pink for sale in victoria bc canada

Posted: Mar 21, 2017 at 12:52 Quote
Thepureface wrote:


I have never rode an altruiste slope bike but may I ask why you didn't just build a le pink?

The slope frame I'm working on now was kinda the original LePink idea, but it was too wild for the time. We ended up with the LePink because it fit in the middle of everything we wanted it to be, and Specialized somewhat validated how good the design was.
Now I really want to see how far I can push that pivot system, and build something truly dirt-jump/slope specific. I guess you can say it's my quest to build the perfect dirt-jumper. So far the feedback has been phenomenal.

Posted: Mar 21, 2017 at 14:54 Quote
Is this the wild looking frame with the shock - top tube looking setup?

Definitely an interesting one. I'm just curious on how far you can actually develop and push a single pivot design?

I'm assuming the concept being the further the shock from the pivot point means it's possible to get a more progressive curve rate due to lever length? (That's probably not how to say it but the theory makes sense in my head.)

Posted: Mar 21, 2017 at 14:56 Quote
rAtty-c wrote:
Is this the wild looking frame with the shock - top tube looking setup?

Definitely an interesting one. I'm just curious on how far you can actually develop and push a single pivot design?

I'm assuming the concept being the further the shock from the pivot point means it's possible to get a more progressive curve rate due to lever length? (That's probably not how to say it but the theory makes sense in my head.)

You're watching it happen. Regardless of how well it works (though based on Gabo's explanations, seems to be a great idea) this is single concentric pivot innovation.

Posted: Mar 21, 2017 at 17:59 Quote
Thanks for explaining, I'm interested really interested to try one. It seems weird how the top tube length would change ( wouldn't it?). As the suspension compresses.

I don't know if I'd even notice that
I'm just glad you are on a quest to make the perfect dirt jumper... I love dirt jumps

Posted: Mar 22, 2017 at 13:30 Quote
yes, but surely it wouldn't be that bad as minimal travel. Also you have to bear in mind on most fs bikes the bb moves closer to the bars and therefore all bikes get shorter as compressed

Posted: Mar 22, 2017 at 13:48 Quote
Scotj009 wrote:
yes, but surely it wouldn't be that bad as minimal travel. Also you have to bear in mind on most fs bikes the bb moves closer to the bars and therefore all bikes get shorter as compressed

That doesn't happen, the BB shell is connected to the headtube via the downtube, they can't move inderpentedly from each other. Unless it's an I-drive or Lapeirre's (something)box thingy.

Your wont notice the top tube growing shorter on the Altrusite slope bike unless your sitting on the saddle for the above reason.


 
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