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Posted: Mar 27, 2012 at 4:36 Quote
nwmlarge wrote:
i'd probably go for a higher poundage spring as it doesn't sound like you are too fussed about a plush ride

i had a 450 in my van r and now i have a 500 and i can still pedal as fast over bridle path stuff as i could before but i bottom out the shock a lot less.

i would like to try a 550 as i weigh about 85kg but i am loathed to drop £50 on trying something.

i used 550 spring on my Elka Stage 5, i weigh 94kg.
Have you try spring calculator ?
Check this out
http://www.tftunedshox.com/info/spring_calculator.aspx

Posted: Mar 27, 2012 at 5:38 Quote
comes back with 524lbs

which i have yet to see so its a 550 lb wound off a bit i think for me.

Posted: Mar 28, 2012 at 1:27 Quote
Here's my AM Pitch. Nothing stock except the cranks and BB.
It s my 2008 Pitch with nothing stock AM Freeride Bike Northstar proven setup

2008 Pitch Comp Frame
X-Fusion Vengeance HLR fork w/FSA Pig Pro DH headset
Sunline 745 w/Sunline half waffles
Truvativ Husslefelt stem
SRAM X.9 Shifters 2X9
Hayes Prime Pro w/203mm F&R
Crank Brothers Joplin 4R w/SDG Bel Air SL Ti Rails
X-Fusion Vector HLR Shock
SRAM X.0 Deraileur
Atomlab Pimplite front wheel w/20mm Atomlab Aircorp Hub
Atomlab Pimp rear wheel w/10mm bolt on Atomlab Pimp hub
Maxxis Minion DHf F&R tires
Specialized Lo Pro Mags on stock Shimano Octalink Cranks

The wheelset is a little too much for AM riding, might switch to Easton Havoc DH to save a little weight. Need a Ti spring also to save some fuel on the uphills. This was the 3rd time I build up this Pitch and I'm pretty happy with it. She climbs well and bombs down with stability and control. She's my 1st full suspension bike and after owning 4 bikes she's still my favorite for riding up and down. I got most of the parts from Pinkbike members too, so thank you for helping with my build!

Posted: Mar 28, 2012 at 2:48 Quote
looks like an excellent build!
i am looking to add a dropper seat post to my rig too

Posted: Mar 28, 2012 at 9:30 Quote
I got a crazy deal on mine here in the buy/sell for $120 with a SDG Bel Air SL (not the same as picture). Hopefully someone hooks you up, it's pretty cool being able to adjust for the terrain without dismounting.

Posted: Mar 28, 2012 at 13:56 Quote
late afternoon/evening short ride and camera testing Smile




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Posted: Mar 31, 2012 at 18:33 Quote
changed up the build for 2012
easton carbon bars
race face stem
slx cranks
easton havoc wheels
dangler style chain device
joplin 4 post
x7 short cage rear mech and shifters
pitch build for summer 2012
Pitch build for 2012
chain device on the pitch. so simple to set up

Posted: Apr 3, 2012 at 3:47 Quote
another vid, brown pitch, white pitch + older style enduro Smile


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Posted: Apr 17, 2012 at 22:08 Quote
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Riding with a buddy on my Pitch

Posted: Apr 18, 2012 at 1:52 Quote
Looks like a wicked hardly ridden trail you have there

Posted: Apr 18, 2012 at 4:57 Quote
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Posted: Apr 18, 2012 at 10:54 Quote
mtbman1980 wrote:
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Riding with a buddy on my Pitch

This looks like a brilliant trail!! Big Grin

Posted: Apr 18, 2012 at 11:02 Quote
that trail really looks great mtbman Smile

Posted: Apr 19, 2012 at 18:48 Quote
nwmlarge wrote:
Looks like a wicked hardly ridden trail you have there

Brand new section on the Top through the clear cut so the lower section hasn't been ridden much and it just became ridable after the snow melted away.

Posted: Apr 19, 2012 at 18:54 Quote
im working on hitting this on my pitch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEjlckfCqEI


 
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