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kfarm mikekazimer's article
Jun 16, 2015 at 13:59
Jun 16, 2015
Turn Up the Volume: RockShox Suspension Tuning Clinic
perfectly said, @dingus. @wicol, you are correct. It changes the consistency of the fluid when it is overheated. Just like hydraulic brakes, when the fluid reaches its boiling point, the tiny air bubbles expand into large air bubbles. Also, when a fluid reaches its boiling point and cools back down, it now has broken down some of the fluid, and will reach its boiling point even easier the next time... and the cycle continues.
kfarm mikekazimer's article
Jun 16, 2015 at 11:42
Jun 16, 2015
Turn Up the Volume: RockShox Suspension Tuning Clinic
Interesting @bishopsmike. Something definitely sounds off. I can take a much larger drop, land improperly, and not have anywhere near the same experience. It's hard to diagnose the issue without seeing and feeling for myself. However, one place I would start is by letting the air out of the shock, unthreading the air can, and cycling the suspension by pushing down on the seat with your hands. There should be a smooth, consistent pressure. It shouldn't go through the travel on its own, you should have to push down pretty firmly in order to cycle the suspension. Also, the rebound should feel the same, consistent throughout the stroke. As for the tire, at 40psi your shouldn't be hitting rim in a G-out. And if you are, how are you not constantly rolling the tire off the rim in a turn? I will say, I'm not a fan of the control casing tires (especially as a rear). I run a butcher grid up front and slaughter (sometimes butcher) grid rear. The grid casing makes a HUGE difference in both longevity and sidewall strength. Would you say your rider weight (gear, pack, everything) is less than 220lb? I hope I don't sound condescending at all, just want to try and help you have fun on his bike enjoy it!
kfarm mikekazimer's article
Jun 16, 2015 at 11:19
Jun 16, 2015
Turn Up the Volume: RockShox Suspension Tuning Clinic
I don't think it's the greatest idea to put this out there without explaining the its relationship with low speed compression damping. Not explaining the balance of the two is just setting riders up for failure. With this info, most riders would think that when they're blowing through their travel in a rock garden, through turns, or down a steep decent, that they need more volume spacers. However, the issue and proper solution often (but not in all cases) lies in the low speed compression damping, either increasing LCD (when using too much of the travel) or decreasing LCD (when not using enough of the travel, and having little small bump sensitivity).
kfarm pinkbikeaudience's article
Jun 4, 2015 at 21:28
Jun 4, 2015
RockShox - UCI WC DH - Fort William Fantasy Contest
Male 1. Aaron Gwin 2. Josh Bryceland 3. Loic Bruni Female 1. Rachel Atherton 2. Manon Carpenter 3. Tracey Hannah
Added 4 photos to Cane-Creek-Double-Barrel-Coil
May 6, 2015 at 17:32
May 6, 2015
Added 3 photos to Cane-Creek-Double-Barrel-Coil
May 6, 2015 at 17:05
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May 6, 2015 at 17:03
May 6, 2015

Cane Creek Double Barrel Coil for Specialized Demo

$275 USD
2014 Cane Creek Double Barrel - came off 2014 Specialized Demo 8. Shock is barely ridden. I never rode the shock, I replaced it with an Ohlins (which I ended up not caring for - wish I had a lighter spring) as soon as I built the bike, and only let a friend use it for a month. Unfortunately, my friend wasn't smart and didn't use the CC tool to adjust damper settings, so he marred up the heads. However, they still work perfectly with the tool, the marks are purely cosmetic. Other than that, the shock is in like-new condition. It is buttery smooth, wish I would have ridden this shock when I had my DH bike instead of the Ohlins. Selling because I do not have a DH bike. $275 obo, no trades please. Please let me know if you have any questions or want pics.

kfarm RichardCunningham's article
Mar 22, 2015 at 6:38
Mar 22, 2015
Pinkbike Poll: How Much Are Name-Brand Components and Interchangeability Worth?
These results baffle me. This article is skewed to make riders want to answer "yes." However, in reality, I think very few riders actually want that. People hate that Specialized bikes have proprietary shocks! How do you think people would react if the MTB industry actually went the way of the moto industry? Do you realize how much change would be required in the industry? People would be pissed. Bike shops we be required to keep even more inventory (overhead) in order to remain competitive. Distributors such as QBP would have to THOUSANDS more small part skews, and redesign their website quite a bit. Many riders already hate the small bit of proprietary components in the cycling industry, why would we want to add more? Also, do you really think this would reduce the cost of a bike? How many bicycle companies are there, and how many moto companies are there? In some ways, the industries are similar; however, in regards to this article, you're comparing apples to oranges. This article also skips a lot of points. Yes, and S-Works Enduro or top-of-the-line **insert bicycle company here** with carbon everything is ridiculously expensive, but you're getting the exact same that the greatest riders in the world ride and race on, as mentioned above. Just in moto, a top-level MX riders race bike costs tens of thousands of dollars more than their practice bike. What's missed, is that you can get a VERY similar carbon Enduro Expert for $3,400 LESS! And you can get the aluminum Enduro Elite for HALF THE PRICE of the S-Works. And this trend continues on to just about every other company in the industry.
kfarm kfarm's photo
Jan 22, 2015 at 16:23
Jan 22, 2015
Yes it is!

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