Added a comment about product review The Affordable, Downhiller's Trail Bike 5/15/2014 2:46 PM
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I can't comment on the CCDB Air CS, but my friends that have run the standard DB Air weren't able to fix the lack of midstrock/ending stoke issue with a volume adjust spacer. Both of these guys are between 200-220lbs fyi. I am 185lbs for reference. I'd personally get the Manitou or the Fox shock on this bike. The Spitfire's U-shaped leverage curve is very difficult to tune a shock for (according to suspension industry folks I have spoken to).

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Added a comment about product review The Affordable, Downhiller's Trail Bike 5/14/2014 11:21 AM
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My friends (that are engineering tech nerds) have tried the DB Air on the Rune and have told me that it also plows through the travel on hard hits- so I wasn't planning on trying that. They have said that the Swinger Air works well, however. I am going to eventually get that or a Float X when budget allows.

Considering that most people will ride the Spitfire with the stock Float CTD shock, I thought it was fair to point out its flaws.

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Added a product review for Banshee Spitfire V2 Frame 5/13/2014 11:15 PM
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Updated bike check 2013 Banshee Spitfire V2 5/13/2014 8:51 PM
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Added a comment about photo Troy Brosnan's 650b Specialized Demo 8 at Fort William 5/9/2014 7:51 PM
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Wow, and I thought they would change the suspension design. Hope they have a patent on the proprietary shock crushing technology...

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Added a comment about video Just One More Run Before Winter Please 11/14/2013 8:12 PM
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Well that just solidified my desire to move to Jackson. Thanks for the stoke Andrew

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Added a comment about product review The Alternative Crank 11/12/2013 8:35 PM
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That looks like the right BB to me. Keep in mind you will need E13 cranks to go along with the new BB as the E13 cranks use a larger spindle than Shimano's.

I'm all out of date on the BB "standards" these days, so you could always call E13 and ask just to be sure. They actually answer their phone.

Hope that helps.

-Ryan

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Updated bike check 2013 Banshee Spitfire V2 11/10/2013 3:27 PM
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Liked a comment on the item ONE LAP: Evan Turpen, Pro GRT Fontana, 2013 4/3/2013 5:41 PM

And people are wondering why a lot of US riders don't bother racing DH anymore? I understand why a lot of Pro's go there for training but why would anyone spend their own money going to this craphole?

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Seems like a good marketing tactic to me. It's basic human nature to want what you can't have. I have no interest in buying a Rock Shox fork or shock, but now suddenly I have the urge to want to at least try their new shock. I'm sure they'll eventually sell the shock to everyone, and when they do, they will sell.

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Added a comment to NAYR's bike check 2/13/2013 1:30 PM
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In my opinion it is the best 150mm travel fork you can get atm. It's a bit heavier than its counterparts, but the added stiffness due to the extra weight and overall feel provided by the open bath RC3 damper is worth it. The fork feels great. It is very plush in the initial stroke and feels great on rougher trails. It could use a bit more mid-stroke support however. That, aside from weight, is really the only downfall of the fork.

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Added a comment about video Downhill From Above - Helicam Fun 1/22/2013 11:26 PM
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If only it was longer! Looks like a rad trail.

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