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Posted: Aug 25, 2020 at 15:03 Quote
gbcarmona wrote:
whiteranger3 wrote:
duffman1976 wrote:


Exactly. First thing I changed was putting a DD maxxgrip assegai up front. Contemplating a DD dissector out back. Just haven’t decided so still running the OEM Exo+. Just not a fan of Exo+. My last set that came OEM lasted about 3 rides.

Yep, all depends on your riding. I went to EXO dhf/aggressor combo after riding around on the OEM exo+, it’s definitely faster rolling. But I think I’m going to go back to the EXO+ on the rear because I keep dinging the rear rim even at 30psi.

Only issue with the EXO+ is they don’t come in a dual compound for the rear, the 3C is getting torn up pretty fast

Get some Rimpact inserts...very good, not stupid expensive and much lighter than others.

Do you think the rimpact+EXO combo would be better than EXO+ and no inserts?

Posted: Aug 25, 2020 at 16:27 Quote
Here is my setup. GX build. Fork 63psi LSC closed HSC 2 from open. Rebound 6 out from closed. 2 tokens. Swapped out to the older version of the debonair spring 170mm. Shock 136psi, LSC 6 from open, Rebound 3 click from open and 2 tokens. Im 160 lbs geared up.

Posted: Aug 25, 2020 at 16:53 Quote
Looks like Transition just updated the builds/spec lists on their website. Now there's a XT build option with Fox performance.

Posted: Aug 26, 2020 at 0:42 Quote
whiteranger3 wrote:
gbcarmona wrote:
whiteranger3 wrote:


Yep, all depends on your riding. I went to EXO dhf/aggressor combo after riding around on the OEM exo+, it’s definitely faster rolling. But I think I’m going to go back to the EXO+ on the rear because I keep dinging the rear rim even at 30psi.

Only issue with the EXO+ is they don’t come in a dual compound for the rear, the 3C is getting torn up pretty fast

Get some Rimpact inserts...very good, not stupid expensive and much lighter than others.

Do you think the rimpact+EXO combo would be better than EXO+ and no inserts?

I run carbon rims and found after running the Rimpacts that they allowed me to run between 3-5 psi less which gave me much more traction and comfort...more than the protection to the rims, they create a dampening over the chatter...I only run Maxxis EXO tyres or Schwalbe Gravity

Posted: Aug 29, 2020 at 5:01 Quote
I can get a 2020 Specialised Comp or a 2019 Transition Sentinel GX Carbon for very similar money. Both have compromised but the Sentinel appears to have better components in the drivetrain and tyre department. However its now and out of production model and I have heard mixed things about the shock set up. Lots of people want to change the shock which i really dont want to do as its enough money to spend on day 1. The Lyric and Deluxe Select Shock combo seems to be a good one on the Spesh.

On the Spesh you get a great frame, good fork and shock and the same Code brakes as on the Sentinel but everything else is a bit low end.
On the Tranny I would get better drivetrain (GX vs NX), better tyres and a better seatpost (Bikeyoke Revive vs Brand X

I feel like the Spesh has better fundamental parts and the other stuff can all be changed out relatively inexpensively (i already have X01 and XX1 parts I can swap on to it). However I cant decide which to go for. The geometry figures are quite similar on both with the Spesh looking a little more balanced. I know 170mm is on the very big side for a trail/enduro bike and while most of my riding is done on enduro trails there will still be plenty of flow trail centre trails. Anyone ridden both? Are both equally fun on more mellow trails?

Posted: Aug 30, 2020 at 6:32 Quote
If I wanted to make my V1 sentinel more plush in the back, what could I do? New link? Coil? I climb a lot and am looking for a bit more softness at the top of the stroke. Currently running the stock air shock.

Posted: Aug 30, 2020 at 8:19 Quote
New link, a coil, a different shock maybe? The DPX2 is fairly stiff initial stroke from what I remember.

Posted: Aug 30, 2020 at 8:22 Quote
Cascade link is a no brainer to me.

Posted: Aug 30, 2020 at 8:23 Quote
conv3rt wrote:
If I wanted to make my V1 sentinel more plush in the back, what could I do? New link? Coil? I climb a lot and am looking for a bit more softness at the top of the stroke. Currently running the stock air shock.

Get the link, worth every penny IMO. Bike no longer bottoms out hard. I was running 10mm sag but with the link I am running 17mm sag with no hard bottoming out.

Posted: Aug 30, 2020 at 9:44 Quote
conv3rt wrote:
If I wanted to make my V1 sentinel more plush in the back, what could I do? New link? Coil? I climb a lot and am looking for a bit more softness at the top of the stroke. Currently running the stock air shock.

I’m running RS Deluxe Ultimate coil, absolutely love it. I’m still thinking about whether to get the cascade link but I’m not finding I’m having a huge issue with bottoming out, even at 30% sag with a 400lb spring (I’m 78kgs)

Posted: Aug 30, 2020 at 10:03 Quote
I have CC link and love it. I removed a travel spacer and now I’m getting 152mm of travel. Super plush off the top. Hugs the ground a lot better with the new link. I am running the stock shock and went from a .86 token to a .6. It’s a little expensive, but now I am going to keep riding this bike for a couple more years.

Posted: Aug 31, 2020 at 6:56 Quote
Awesome. Thanks y’all!

Posted: Sep 1, 2020 at 13:49 Quote
Transition Sentinel V2 guess which rig cost more ... Sigh....

New Transition Sentinel V2: Fox Float X2, Fox Factory Grip 2 36, We Are One Wheels w/ Hope Hubs, Oneup Bar/Stem/Tool and Dropper, Shimano Saint Brakes, Sram Frankenstein Drivetrain, Old ass Transition Saddle I've had since 2005.

Posted: Sep 1, 2020 at 14:00 Quote
scothal wrote:
Transition Sentinel V2 guess which rig cost more ... Sigh....

New Transition Sentinel V2: Fox Float X2, Fox Factory Grip 2 36, We Are One Wheels w/ Hope Hubs, Oneup Bar/Stem/Tool and Dropper, Shimano Saint Brakes, Sram Frankenstein Drivetrain, Old ass Transition Saddle I've had since 2005.

Nice 60!

Posted: Sep 1, 2020 at 15:52 Quote
The bike, the truck... amazing!


 
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