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Dream rides ...
« Reply #15 on: September 03, 2012, 05:41:31 PM »
For Tristan and Brendan (colour tarts....  :D )



I think I can see some orangey/yellow ones around the corner?

Ooooo, me like, they've got pedals coming out soon as well 8)
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Re: Dream rides ...
« Reply #16 on: September 03, 2012, 05:55:21 PM »


I think I can see some orangey/yellow ones around the corner
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They look Gold to me ...... Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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« Reply #17 on: September 03, 2012, 06:04:55 PM »


I think I can see some orangey/yellow ones around the corner

They look Gold to me ...... Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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That's why I don't bother trying to colour co-ordinate my bikes.....
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« Reply #18 on: September 03, 2012, 08:44:39 PM »
Mmmmmm anodized gold.
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Re: Dream rides ...
« Reply #19 on: September 03, 2012, 09:41:08 PM »
For Tristan and Brendan (colour tarts....  :D )



I think I can see some orangey/yellow ones around the corner?

I'm in!!  8) Have you seen Hope's new flatties!!??? Mmmm mmm!!!!  :-*

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Re: Dream rides ...
« Reply #20 on: September 04, 2012, 02:43:04 PM »
Hey, dirt riders only - not for you namby roadies.....
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« Reply #21 on: September 05, 2012, 03:12:09 PM »
I like these. I haven't bothered looking at the price because I can't afford...

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Re: Dream rides ...
« Reply #22 on: September 05, 2012, 06:39:10 PM »
Nice 8) take it thats Ti?

Reminds me of a Cotic Soul with that back end....that chain looks a bit sloppy though!
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Re: Dream rides ...
« Reply #23 on: September 05, 2012, 08:40:29 PM »
Nice 8) take it thats Ti?

Reminds me of a Cotic Soul with that back end....that chain looks a bit sloppy though!

Sloppy 😳.... Looks as loose as a Wizards Sleeve 😃
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« Reply #24 on: September 07, 2012, 09:22:11 AM »
Not sure. I was talking (to Tristan et al, I think) about it the other week. Turners suffer from the same. When discussed on forums the threads tend to be ' yeah, fantastic bike. I had the RP23, didn't get on with it. PUSHed it. Didn't like. Swapped for RockShox XYZ. Too much mid range. Swapped for CCDB. Fantastic!'

They always make me think that any bike would be great if you swap shocks until you find the 'right' one, and why aren't they fantastic with the original shock anyway? I did ask that on one forum thread and everyone ignored me...

It's all to do with the bike specific leverage ratios, which change through the stroke on many mtbs, and having a shock that is properly set up to match. It seems that some companies put in the effort making sure that the stock shock is is tuned correctly for the bike whereas others just take an off the shelf model, bolt it on and hope for the best.

For example; The shock on my Pitch is just an RP2 but because has the appropriate compression & rebound tune to work with the leverage ratios of the FSR type suspension it will outperform the supposedly better RP23 found on many boutique brands as someone at specialised has worked out the ideal tune and then got Fox to make them to order.

Smaller brands don't have the same R&D resources as the big companies so   the shock tune can be a bit more hit or miss.
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Re: Dream rides ...
« Reply #25 on: September 07, 2012, 12:03:56 PM »
It's all to do with the bike specific leverage ratios, which change through the stroke on many mtbs, and having a shock that is properly set up to match. It seems that some companies put in the effort making sure that the stock shock is is tuned correctly for the bike whereas others just take an off the shelf model, bolt it on and hope for the best.

For example; The shock on my Pitch is just an RP2 but because has the appropriate compression & rebound tune to work with the leverage ratios of the FSR type suspension it will outperform the supposedly better RP23 found on many boutique brands as someone at specialised has worked out the ideal tune and then got Fox to make them to order.

Smaller brands don't have the same R&D resources as the big companies so   the shock tune can be a bit more hit or miss.

Same deal with my Meta, Commenšal worked with Fox to get the tune right for the bike.
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