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Posted: Apr 13, 2021 at 17:14 Quote
Jasonbourne wrote:
2021 Pike ultimate or 2021 Fox 36 Factory?

Debating with a friend.
140 - 150 travel I would go pike, 160 I would do a 36 PE. Factory sucks imo.

Posted: Apr 13, 2021 at 17:17 Quote
Kamiizoo wrote:
Jasonbourne wrote:
2021 Pike ultimate or 2021 Fox 36 Factory?

Debating with a friend.
140 - 150 travel I would go pike, 160 I would do a 36 PE. Factory sucks imo.

Why pe?

Posted: Apr 13, 2021 at 17:19 Quote
Kamiizoo wrote:
Jasonbourne wrote:
2021 Pike ultimate or 2021 Fox 36 Factory?

Debating with a friend.
140 - 150 travel I would go pike, 160 I would do a 36 PE. Factory sucks imo.

Both 160. Sorry

Posted: Apr 13, 2021 at 17:35 Quote
Set up the fox fork per Pivot's tuning guide and it works so dang good, much better than fox's recommendations.

Posted: Apr 13, 2021 at 17:45 Quote
gmoss wrote:
Set up the fox fork per Pivot's tuning guide and it works so dang good, much better than fox's recommendations.

I don’t get fox’s recommendations at all.

Posted: Apr 13, 2021 at 17:56 Quote
Jasonbourne wrote:
Kamiizoo wrote:
Jasonbourne wrote:
2021 Pike ultimate or 2021 Fox 36 Factory?

Debating with a friend.
140 - 150 travel I would go pike, 160 I would do a 36 PE. Factory sucks imo.

Why pe?
factory looks like shit on many builds imo. just like designer clothing to me. dont need it or really want it but it is to show off.

Posted: Apr 13, 2021 at 18:07 Quote
Kamiizoo wrote:
Jasonbourne wrote:
Kamiizoo wrote:
140 - 150 travel I would go pike, 160 I would do a 36 PE. Factory sucks imo.

Why pe?
factory looks like shit on many builds imo. just like designer clothing to me. dont need it or really want it but it is to show off.

Gonna have to disagree with ya on that one bud. LOL.

Posted: Apr 13, 2021 at 18:13 Quote
Some, many cannot tell the difference in the stiction between factory and Kashima, I can. I do like the looks too, and at a point in life where I can get it if I want it. If I was young, I would likely not, but would still want it. Haha

Posted: Apr 13, 2021 at 18:14 Quote
Jasonbourne wrote:
gmoss wrote:
Set up the fox fork per Pivot's tuning guide and it works so dang good, much better than fox's recommendations.

I don’t get fox’s recommendations at all.

They work, but night and day difference in the settings both in settings and performance.

Posted: Apr 13, 2021 at 18:18 Quote
gmoss wrote:
Jasonbourne wrote:
gmoss wrote:
Set up the fox fork per Pivot's tuning guide and it works so dang good, much better than fox's recommendations.

I don’t get fox’s recommendations at all.

They work, but night and day difference in the settings both in settings and performance.

Did you call pivot directly and ask?

Posted: Apr 13, 2021 at 18:28 Quote
Jasonbourne wrote:
2021 Pike ultimate or 2021 Fox 36 Factory?

Debating with a friend.

The 2021 36 has been the most impressive thing about my new bike coming from a 2018 36, and it’s the part I thought the least about having ridden all different Fox factory forks for the past 10+ years. I figured it would be a mild upgrade like all the other generations.

I honestly think the new floating axle has something to do with it. Zero stiction or binding at all anywhere in the travel; I’ve ridden forks that were close to that, but not like this.

Posted: Apr 13, 2021 at 18:38 Quote
ninjatarian wrote:
Jasonbourne wrote:
2021 Pike ultimate or 2021 Fox 36 Factory?

Debating with a friend.

The 2021 36 has been the most impressive thing about my new bike coming from a 2018 36, and it’s the part I thought the least about having ridden all different Fox factory forks for the past 10+ years. I figured it would be a mild upgrade like all the other generations.

I honestly think the new floating axle has something to do with it. Zero stiction or binding at all anywhere in the travel; I’ve ridden forks that were close to that, but not like this.

I have a 2021 Fox 36E (went with the E for slight increase in stiffness) with 160mm and my previous bike had a 2020 Fox 36...it defiantly feels smoother...but I haven’t really had the opportunity to “push” it.

The reason I asked is because my buddy is considering the fork I have, and a pike ultimate for his Bronson. I’ve never ridden the pike ultimate.

Posted: Apr 13, 2021 at 18:47 Quote
Jasonbourne wrote:

I have a 2021 Fox 36E (went with the E for slight increase in stiffness) with 160mm and my previous bike had a 2020 Fox 36...it defiantly feels smoother...but I haven’t really had the opportunity to “push” it.

The reason I asked is because my buddy is considering the fork I have, and a pike ultimate for his Bronson. I’ve never ridden the pike ultimate.
36 for sure. Pike could be too flexy if your buddy weighs a normal amount.

Posted: Apr 13, 2021 at 18:54 Quote
Kamiizoo wrote:
Jasonbourne wrote:

I have a 2021 Fox 36E (went with the E for slight increase in stiffness) with 160mm and my previous bike had a 2020 Fox 36...it defiantly feels smoother...but I haven’t really had the opportunity to “push” it.

The reason I asked is because my buddy is considering the fork I have, and a pike ultimate for his Bronson. I’ve never ridden the pike ultimate.
36 for sure. Pike could be too flexy if your buddy weighs a normal amount.

About 185lbs would be my take

Posted: Apr 14, 2021 at 0:46 Quote
Jasonbourne wrote:
Kamiizoo wrote:
Jasonbourne wrote:

I have a 2021 Fox 36E (went with the E for slight increase in stiffness) with 160mm and my previous bike had a 2020 Fox 36...it defiantly feels smoother...but I haven’t really had the opportunity to “push” it.

The reason I asked is because my buddy is considering the fork I have, and a pike ultimate for his Bronson. I’ve never ridden the pike ultimate.
36 for sure. Pike could be too flexy if your buddy weighs a normal amount.

About 185lbs would be my take

What sort of rider is he? If he is smooth and doesn't send large stuff much then go for the pike, if he is smashy and likes to send it then go for the 36. Both are great forks but with slightly different strengths.


 
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