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ThomDawson COMMENCALbicycles's article
Jul 25, 2017 at 11:59
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Yoann Barelli on the New Commencal Supreme SX - Video
I want to ride this bike pls Commencal
ThomDawson paulaston's article
Jul 21, 2017 at 23:05
Jul 21, 2017
Fox Introduces New Factory Tuning Program
@IronBender: it kind of is a factor when that was exactly my point - that I can't tear the thing apart and rebuild it at home without considerable expense in the tools to do so... I don't think the Monarch is sub par at all, it's a very good, mass market shock which is super easy to service (not just talking about slapping some grease inside the air can here) and the parts can be found at many 3rd party outlets often for less than retail. It's just not fantastic, in general Rockshox' build and material quality doesn't have the same high end feel as Fox but then there is quite a difference in price between the two and obviously you get what you pay for. But on the bike the two are exactly the same, the only way to effect change and make either one better than the other is through tender loving care and tuning - something which is a lot easier (for the home mechanic) with Rockshox than Fox as much as I wish it weren't.
ThomDawson paulaston's article
Jul 21, 2017 at 12:50
Jul 21, 2017
Fox Introduces New Factory Tuning Program
@getsomesy: it's not so much the nitrogen that I care about. Once I've gone to the trouble of sourcing the fill needle and fittings etc finding a bottle of nitrogen and regulator is probably the easy bit. I couldn't care less whether they want me to fill it with jizz or unicorn tears it's the process that annoys me.
ThomDawson paulaston's article
Jul 21, 2017 at 12:00
Jul 21, 2017
Fox Introduces New Factory Tuning Program
@IronBender: PS you got a nitro setup for Fox rear shocks? My shock pump cost me £20 and it's all I need to pressurise the ifp on a Monarch. I've always found the Monarch to be mediocre but the fact that I can tear it apart and rebuild it in 20 mins with no proprietary tools wins it for me. I am in the process of putting together a setup to charge Fox ifp's but I really wish I didn't need to. Fox only started doing service videos recently compared to Rockshox. Just to reiterate I don't like Rockshox, I like that they allow and promote service by competent home mechanics. Fox restricts this whether you chose to believe it or not and this new bollox whatever they're calling it is just another way to further restriction and force people to use their own 'service' centres - under the guise of giving something they are taking it away.
ThomDawson paulaston's article
Jul 21, 2017 at 11:50
Jul 21, 2017
Fox Introduces New Factory Tuning Program
@IronBender: just not the case for me over here mate. If it was it'd be a no brainer.
ThomDawson paulaston's article
Jul 21, 2017 at 10:58
Jul 21, 2017
Fox Introduces New Factory Tuning Program
@Ron-C: there's only one way to ensure high quality and proper workmanship and that is to do it yourself. Every single 'service' centre I've used has fucked shit up. And it's the sole reason I've been using Rockshox for the last..forever. Because Rockshox parts are so easy to come by and so cheap. This initiative from Fox sounds to me like it'll push more people like me to Rockshox. I'd happily pay the premium for premium suspension if I could service and tune Fox stuff at home but without a chain of supply on their parts it's near impossible to do so when compared to Rockshox.
ThomDawson COMMENCALbicycles's article
Jul 20, 2017 at 23:33
Jul 20, 2017
Commencal Supreme SX - 180mm All-Mountain Bike With HPP Suspension System
@AgrAde: exactly the info I was after. Many thanks :-)
ThomDawson COMMENCALbicycles's article
Jul 19, 2017 at 14:19
Jul 19, 2017
Commencal Supreme SX - 180mm All-Mountain Bike With HPP Suspension System
@MmmBones: you maybe already know this but I don't take much notice of DH bike geometry...the v4.2 DH has a growth of 25mm at sag (a lot more than I thought, and hoped for..) On the V4.2 DH the chainstays are the same 425mm static and 450mm at 30% sag. My guess is the chainstays grow a little lower than that on the SX so you're probably right. But I hope it's less than 20mm! And if anyone knows pls tell me so I can stop guessing.
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