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Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by Gunshot-6A, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. Dec 30, 2019 at 5:07 PM
    backcountryj

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    Looking to upgrade my fork. Which fork would you choose? Staying in the 130-140mm range.

    -Fox Factory 34
    -Rockshox Pike Ultimate
    -Cane Creek Helm (dark option I don’t know much about [air/coil ??] but like that they’re local-ish to me)


    The next dilemma. Keep running my ‘18 Fuel EX 9.9, or swap up to a ‘20 Santa Cruz Tallboy, Norco Optic, or Transition Smuggler....


    Or keep the EX and add a cheap-ish hardtail :annoyed:
     
  2. Dec 30, 2019 at 5:22 PM
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    Couldn't ride the bike today, so I guess some pow will do...

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  3. Dec 30, 2019 at 5:25 PM
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    killer pic!!
     
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  4. Dec 30, 2019 at 5:35 PM
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    Sounds like we may have the start of a plan.... Headed to Bend this summer, hoping to go further north. Let's get this going!

    Easy stuff here... CK Helm, no doubt. Have one, love it. Way better than either of the other two.

    '20 Tallboy or Optic. Always upgrade if you can and want to. Both of those are amazing bikes, and will make you a better rider and person, plus everyone will like you more. Do it!
     
  5. Dec 30, 2019 at 5:51 PM
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    I almost tagged you as I thought you ran Helms. I was kinda leaning that way as they can be had the 20% off right now. On that note. What would you suggest; air vs coil, the works model?

    Gonna think on the bike upgrade a little longer. I still have no complaints about my fuel, but the redesigns on both the Tallboy and the Optic looks intriguing. Will be a tough choice on which one to go with.
     
  6. Dec 30, 2019 at 5:57 PM
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    Seeing how long I can keep stock(ish) OVTuned
    @backcountryj
    If your current fox34 is 130mm, and you do a fork upgrade, might be interested in your take-off... especially as I think I am ready to upgrade/service my 32x120mm...
     
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  7. Dec 30, 2019 at 6:09 PM
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    The canopy is the best part.
    Hope the Bronson is still treating you well. I had a 2014 Bronson aluminum build and it was an awesome bike to ride. Ended up buying selling the Bronson and buying a similar year Devinci Spartan but I'm not sure I've got the right riding style for it. I'd like to go back to something with less travel again, probably 130mm.
     
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  8. Dec 30, 2019 at 6:34 PM
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    OHLINS — RXF 36

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  9. Dec 30, 2019 at 6:35 PM
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    Gunshot-6A [OP] Not a Fed

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    And add a hardtail. I honestly have ridden my bronson ONCE since I bought my stache. Hardtails make your home trails so much more lively and fun
     
  10. Dec 30, 2019 at 6:53 PM
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    Neither of those were on my list, but I’ll bite. Why the Ohlins or MRP?
     
  11. Dec 30, 2019 at 7:27 PM
    Gunshot-6A

    Gunshot-6A [OP] Not a Fed

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    The MRP seemed to have a certain something that fox and rockshox didnt. Plus its based in GJ,CO so i just swing in to get it serviced when I go ride lunch loops

    And it won the pinkbike product of the year last year
     
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  12. Dec 30, 2019 at 10:30 PM
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    I’m thinking of building a hard tail in the future. I have a very light set of 27.5x 3.0’s for it. Any suggestions on frames?
    I need something fairly slack, 66deg or less, and room for the 3.0 tire.
    Phil, let me know when your over here. I’m always down to ride.
     
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  13. Dec 30, 2019 at 11:47 PM
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    No first hand experience in the dirt with them, but I've heard some good things about them. Only experience with Ohlin's is street bikes and they make a bike night and day. Plus I want to put their street gear on my Ducati, as Ducati's shocks are shit and beat the hell out of you.
     
  14. Dec 31, 2019 at 4:16 AM
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    Stay local. Fox and Rockshox need more competition. Keep your current rig and get a hardtail - especially if you don't have a need for a new bike in the first place lol
     
  15. Dec 31, 2019 at 5:03 AM
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    I’m leaning toward CC. What’s the pros/cons to air vs coil?

    The fuel is based on a 51mm offset fork. Would putting a 44mm offset fork drastically change the geo and ride characteristics; good/bad?

    I ask because while no I don’t ‘need’ a new bike right now. I know how I am and very likely I’ll end up with a Tallboy or optic in the next 6months or so. And both of those are designed around a shorter offset fork.
     
  16. Dec 31, 2019 at 5:09 AM
    honda50r

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    Air/Coil depends on your riding style ; generally air won't handle bigger/repeated hits or track as well as coil in rough terrain. Alternatively it's lighter and more adjustable.
    Fork offset is too deep in the weeds for my knowledge but I bet @abacall could speak to it.
     
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  17. Dec 31, 2019 at 5:35 AM
    scaramouche

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    A very happy New Year to you all, may much happiness and good fortune find you.

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  18. Dec 31, 2019 at 5:35 AM
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    That was kinda what I thought. Sounds like I’m an air guy :thumbsup:

    I know the offset question is a stretch. Just trying to have my cake and eat it too.
     
  19. Dec 31, 2019 at 5:51 AM
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    Congratulations on the new bike! That Fuse looks like a ton of fun.
     
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  20. Dec 31, 2019 at 6:04 AM
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    Mostly Stock for now, 265 75 16 Falken AT3W, Tinted fronts...
    I’d match the offset on your current fork...I think gmbn tech just posted a video the other day but I’m still confused haha
     
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