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scott voltage fr/shock lengths on first page.
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Posted: Dec 23, 2017 at 8:35 Quote
BeaverCreaker wrote:
I had a 2012 FR20 size long. That was my first mini-dh bike. I’m 6’2”, so my knees hit the bars quite often, but I loved how maneuverable it was and how it felt in the air. Got rid of it a few years ago.

I just got a used 2015 FR20 Large frame, with a custom build. Set up 27.5, 170mm front and rear. I haven’t ridden it properly yet, but initially it feels like a much longer bike than the old one, which I like.
the original voltage wouldn't be able to cope with a 650b wheel at the rear unless you added the long dropouts which is probably the reason why the bike feels longer, I have had 4 old voltages and a good few of my mates had voltages, got to admit going back to it now feels like a bmx and I am 6'2" as well, coped much better with offset bushes and adjustable headset! But great bike to start off the downhill career

Posted: Dec 23, 2017 at 9:00 Quote
I am wondering how playful the new ones are, especially set up 170mm and single crown fork. Is it still a”fun” bike, or getting more serious?

Posted: Dec 23, 2017 at 9:27 Quote
BeaverCreaker wrote:
I am wondering how playful the new ones are, especially set up 170mm and single crown fork. Is it still a”fun” bike, or getting more serious?
i ran mines with 170mm up front and 180mm rear and thought it was more playful than dual crown

Posted: Dec 23, 2017 at 10:13 Quote
weedane97 wrote:
BeaverCreaker wrote:
I am wondering how playful the new ones are, especially set up 170mm and single crown fork. Is it still a”fun” bike, or getting more serious?
i ran mines with 170mm up front and 180mm rear and thought it was more playful than dual crown

Are you talking about the old version or the new version?? I thought the new version (2015-201Cool was only 170mm or 190mm in the rear.

Posted: Dec 23, 2017 at 10:19 Quote
BeaverCreaker wrote:
weedane97 wrote:
BeaverCreaker wrote:
I am wondering how playful the new ones are, especially set up 170mm and single crown fork. Is it still a”fun” bike, or getting more serious?
i ran mines with 170mm up front and 180mm rear and thought it was more playful than dual crown

Are you talking about the old version or the new version?? I thought the new version (2015-201Cool was only 170mm or 190mm in the rear.
old version had a max of 180mm rear and 200mm front though I ran is 170mm up front

Posted: Dec 23, 2017 at 13:40 Quote
weedane97 wrote:
BeaverCreaker wrote:
weedane97 wrote:
i ran mines with 170mm up front and 180mm rear and thought it was more playful than dual crown

Are you talking about the old version or the new version?? I thought the new version (2015-201Cool was only 170mm or 190mm in the rear.
old version had a max of 180mm rear and 200mm front though I ran is 170mm up front

I had a 2015 fr710 and for the most part kept it in 190mm travel option, it was plush with a DH rig feel and is poppy in 190mm, flicks up on the back wheel with ease.... coming from a 2011 V10 the fr710 was more versatile in hitting up some of the local DH/enduro built trails.... I sold it due to other commitments for now, however a mate l sold it to uses it for DH and enduro, the bloke is fit and committed, has the ability to peddle the voltage anywhere, it is in 190mm out back and easily pushes past some sub 13kg 160mm super bikes, giving them a run for their money.
The newer voltages are rated, just not marketed!

Posted: Dec 23, 2017 at 13:43 Quote
Whoops. I misread and got confused.

How playful is the newer version? It’s so long up front, but still seems to have that good ol’ voltage DNA and playful feel in the rear end.

Posted: Dec 23, 2017 at 17:15 Quote
BeaverCreaker wrote:
Whoops. I misread and got confused.

How playful is the newer version? It’s so long up front, but still seems to have that good ol’ voltage DNA and playful feel in the rear end.

Yeah, l think may have been my mistake l mixed up my attached quote.... what l found was when to flip the travel mode from 190 travel down to 170 l was required to change 350 spring rate to a lighter 300 spring rate in 170mm... l am only 67kgs and was on a medium frame... the chain stays are super short this really gives to the playful nature, it tracks really well when things get chunky and takes every drop offs smooth...

l got mine to weighed in just under 16kg, l replaced the stock coil for ti coil this really took off some pounds and with adding on a 32 chainring on the front for peddling..... It shares the voltage DNA of old loosing some of the adjustability, it was refined of the flex issues of the older models, obviously it was pushed to the limit, the newer models more burlier with a playful nature designed for fun riding and DH.

Posted: Dec 24, 2017 at 9:58 Quote
Nice. I have a Float X2 out back and a 170mm 36 Float up front. Feels good

JensonUSA has the float x2 in this size for $329 right now.

Posted: Dec 25, 2017 at 20:09 Quote
Why aren’t voltage fr’s available in USA this year?

Posted: Dec 26, 2017 at 7:16 Quote
Maybe next year the new model will come... The old one was the same situation in 2014, and they introduce the Fr710 in 2015... Smile

Posted: Dec 26, 2017 at 10:14 Quote
That would be nice.

Anyone know of any good videos showing the newer Voltages (2015-201Cool in action?

Posted: Jan 2, 2018 at 8:03 Quote
Just in case anyone is interested or knows of anyone in UK that might be interested - breaks my heart but has to be done... https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/2306294/

Posted: Mar 30, 2018 at 4:06 Quote
This is my Voltage 710, with as many black parts as I could. 26 inch wheels, full air suspension. Enduro/Slopestyle/Freeride/Downhill bike, in other words a mountain bike

Posted: Apr 11, 2018 at 2:31 Quote
hey wanted a new shock for my old voltage and found a 2016 monarch RCT3 for a good price, anyone else ever used this shock on the old voltage? how did it feel? Ideally I would get a vivid air but the monarch is way less expensive and actually in my price range. thanks in advanced


 
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