The YT Tues has plenty of travel (208mm in the rear and 200mm up front) at the ready to absorb whatever comes its way, but it takes more than just spinning a few dials to get a bike's suspension completely set up for Red Bull Rampage. After all, plummeting to earth after launching off a 40+ foot cliff places unique demands on a bike's suspension, demands which require diving into the fork and shock's internals to alter the rebound tune and increase the end stroke ramp up.
To go along with the custom tuning from RockShox, Zink is running more air pressure in his RockShox Boxxer World Cup and a 350 in/lb spring on the Vivid R2C, settings which are slightly stiffer than what he would typically run for his 170 pound weight.
But you guys do realize that a 2.7 Kenda 26" tire is damn near identical in overall diameter as a 2.5 Maxxis 27.5" tire, right?
Greed. The masses are dumb enough to believe that new is better, and will now have to buy everything all over again as a result.
You can stop letting them kill 26". It's not too late.
just kidding. people laugh at me. I fall a lot. nobody talks to me anymore. I should've listened to those dads i ran into at redbull hillclimb
It came with 27.5" wheels, but they get taco'd I can use the spare 26" wheels that I already have, and get shorter chainstays to boot.
It's not 10mm of rim that makes them insanely fast.
But hey if people wanna slap lead tires on and wreck the handling just to be in the 26 for life club carry on.
personally I'd just stick my old 26 stuff on a 27.5 frame till it wore out then replace as normal. Nothing is lost or wasted. 27.5 costs the same as 26 stuff did.
Using a 26 x 2.7 at rampage makes sense due to the massive impacts and terrain ect but would be pointless on more normal terrain /situations IMHO
PS my 2016 fleet consists of 3 26" bikes, all new. If I add a dh to the stsble, it will be a 26" Transition TR500.
and yet then you say,
"PS my 2016 fleet consists of 3 26" bikes, all new"
CLEARLY.... 26 AINT DEAD
Never personally had them but they seem solid. Or nah?
Nevegals are pretty good in dryer/rocky conditions. I have a 26x2.7" and 2.5". Perfect for monster trucking thru gnarly rock gardens. But yeah, rolling resistance is quite bad compared to my 2.7" dhf and 2.4" dhr2 combo. (2.5 dhf is smaller than the newer 2.4" stuff by the way maxxis) I'm looking to retire them for some Magic Mary's.
Certain hubs fail more than others, and Novatec is on that list. You don't see plenty of reports of DT, Chris King, or Hadley failing.
Guide's "modulate" too much.
Just put some Hope on your bikes..... seriously.....
That said, though the levers were the real problem with codes, the seals on the caliper pistons acted up on mine too. I've seen Hopes over a decade old on the same seals, lever & caliper. still working flawlessly.
26" 2.7 race folding
Bring it back WTB. On my last one!
also thinking about pairing my 650B DH with 29 up front but dont have dorados.....
Enter yt fan boys.......
Seriously though. I'm gonna have to send off an email. I need some pedals. Not blue though. I need red.