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Big Bike Thread

Discussion in 'SA Archive' started by Breamy, Feb 11, 2006.

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  1. Supercow

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 30, 2003

    Posts: 13,697

    Location: Straya

    That Tues... So much want
     
  2. Clum

    Mobster

    Joined: Dec 7, 2008

    Posts: 2,772

    Location: Auckland/Edinburgh

    Is anyone clued up on rear shocks?

    I have a Specialized Status 1 from last year, but to be blunt about it, Im too bloody fat for the spring! It has a X-Fusion Vector with 450lb spring on it just now - sized 8.75x2.75".

    Can you just slap on any old spring that will fit? Cant find any X-Fusion springs. Failing that (and I'm secretly hoping this will happen) if I replace the entire shock with a Fox of some incarnation, would it need to be exactly the same size, or would similar size shocks still fit?
     
  3. Supercow

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 30, 2003

    Posts: 13,697

    Location: Straya

    A spring is a spring. As long as you buy the correct length (2.75") and inside diameter (yours is around 36.5mm)
    Basically any fox / bos / cane creek / nukeproof etc will fit (the only spring that has a larger ID is the ones for the Vivid / Avalanche )

    OR

    Go on, treat yourself ;)

    http://stendecworks.com/news/stendec-extreme-springs/
     
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  4. MrKnifey

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 3, 2008

    Posts: 3,014

    Location: Nelson, South Wales

    Im considering going from an air rear shock to a coil spring on the Remedy.. anyone else done a similar conversion and was it for the best?
     
  5. Juggy1985

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 5, 2010

    Posts: 1,194

    A coils gonna suck on the climbs but better on descents i suppose.

    Whats the reason for change?

    Edit: if i had the moola i'd have a coil for uplift days fo shizzle. But for trail riding hell naw
     
  6. Supercow

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 30, 2003

    Posts: 13,697

    Location: Straya

    I have a coil shock and an air shock for my Reign - not tried the coil yet mind you.

    Side note - man I'm loving the Reign. Just far too much fun trying to get squirly on it in the crappy weather
    https://instagram.com/p/zX6Z0QBTqH/?modal=true

    Put my order in today for these bauties - been delayed a month though :(

    [​IMG]
     
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  7. booyaka

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jan 19, 2006

    Posts: 12,980

    Given you a follow on instragram^^^
     
  8. weescott

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Feb 25, 2004

    Posts: 9,394

    Location: Heckling for change

    WTF are you talking about? Coil can be better on climbs depending on what you are riding and where you are riding
     
  9. nemtizz

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 16, 2006

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    Best flat pedals for around £50?
     
  10. Juggy1985

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 5, 2010

    Posts: 1,194

    How can a coil be better for climbing? Its heavier, if setup for its intended use of downhill will be bobbin like a rabbit and have no lockout/pro pedal
     
  11. Supercow

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 30, 2003

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    Location: Straya

    Westcott only has terrible air shock / only had terrible air shocks.

    He has a ccdb on his Tracer 2, which has better traction than the vile RP23 that came with it
     
  12. Juggy1985

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 5, 2010

    Posts: 1,194

    Plus scottish, shouldnt of replyed
     
  13. MrKnifey

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 3, 2008

    Posts: 3,014

    Location: Nelson, South Wales

    My current shock doesn't have lock out any-ways so climbing is always compromised. I don't know really, only asking if anyone else has done it.
     
  14. petriodet

    Wise Guy

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    Posts: 1,103

  15. neil_g

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Dec 9, 2007

    Posts: 9,957

    Location: South Hampshire

    im loving the saints now ive removed the pin spacers and added in all of the extras. before that they were a bit slippy on the five tens.
     
  16. Supercow

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 30, 2003

    Posts: 13,697

    Location: Straya

    Haha, all my mates who had / have them said they don't know why on earth it took them that long to take it off.
     
  17. nick5466

    Gangster

    Joined: Sep 3, 2010

    Posts: 396

    Bike Park Wales

    So I'm going down on Wednesday and staying over with 2 tickets booked for Thursday 26th - with uplift.

    My mate has just bailed on me so I have a spare ticket for anyone that's interested in going?
     
  18. Begbie

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 20, 2004

    Posts: 23,609

    Location: .....

    If my car hadn't broke, and totally undrivable until Thursday I would've came :(
     
  19. rhysduck

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 25, 2009

    Posts: 6,292

    Location: Nelson, South Wales

    Nick, drop MrKnifey a trust message. He may be interested... Id come as I'm only 10mins away but can't get the time off work :(
     
  20. nick5466

    Gangster

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    Posts: 396

    Sent them a message to reply to this post.
     
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