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Apr 22, 2018 at 15:50
Apr 22, 2018
Mikeqlaw mikekazimer's article
Apr 20, 2018 at 14:59
Apr 20, 2018
Where's the Shock? Bold Cycles' Unplugged Prototype - Sea Otter 2018
Measure from rear axle to a fixed point (like the seat) while fully extended. Then measure from seat to axle while on-board and subtract the difference. Like a dirt bike, it means you need a 2nd person to measure while you sit.
Mikeqlaw rickschubert's article
Apr 16, 2018 at 18:17
Apr 16, 2018
Bike Check: Laurie Greenland's Mondraker Summum at the iXS European DH Cup
All else left alone, lengthening the chainstay will increase wheelbase and stability. It will also increase leverage on shoc,, making it feel softer. 5mm can make a noticeable difference.
Mikeqlaw lunatyk's article
Apr 12, 2018 at 20:07
Apr 12, 2018
Photo Epic: Masters Of Dirt - MTB vs FMX
@blakemoss: Ha! Only people that can't ride a dirt bike well would say they handle like shit.
Mikeqlaw mikekazimer's article
Apr 4, 2018 at 8:15
Apr 4, 2018
Push ACS3 Coil Conversion Kit - Review
@Lagr1980: Swapping to an entirely different fork is a waste of time and money when it's the internals that need attention. If I was building a bike up from a frame, then it'd be different.
Mikeqlaw mikekazimer's article
Apr 3, 2018 at 10:09
Apr 3, 2018
Push ACS3 Coil Conversion Kit - Review
Been riding coil sprung forks on dirt and street bikes for 30 years and just got back into mountain biking after many years away. It was easy setting up the fork and shock with the proper sag on my 2016 stumpjumper with the Revelation/Fox CTD combo. It took longer to then differentiate between the effect of the air ramp up and the damping and tune it better. While the air fork isn't bad, it definitely follows the ground differently than a coil fork, especially on rebound at the top of the stroke. I also notice that the damping on fork and shock is way soft and not adjustable much. You can have fancy high dollar suspension with great tolerances, but having crappy valving is critical. In the dirt bike world, very few riders spend money on Ohlins or other suspension when revalving and re-springing the OEM stuff is a much better use of money. Instead of buying a Pike/Fox, etc with valving that would still not be great, I had Avalanche install their SSS shock setup (and soon I'll install their SSS open bath fork setup). My shock is amazing now. Wish I could convert my Revelation to a coil spring with the SSS damping. I still prefer the fork/shock spring to set the ride height and the damping and internals control the compression and rebound, rather than having the progressiveness of an air spring confuse the situation. There's basically only one air fork in the motorcycle world that has staying power (KTM's AER setup) because it is simple to set up and still performs very close to a coil fork. However, many people are still converting it back to coil because it works a little better overall. In a few years it will likely gain more acceptance as they iron out the differences.
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