Well Scarface I guess you need a lesson in english, I looked up the definition on the internet but if as you mentioned you don't trust what you read on the internet you probably have a dictionary, If not check your junior high library. So when you are ready go grab it, sharpen your pencil and maybe go wewee just so we don't have any interruptions. A valve is a device for controlling the passage of fluid through a pipe or duct. In todays front suspension most forks are a combination of air on one side and oil on the other, thus necessitating (which means needing) valves to control the flow of both air and oil to dampen (absorb- sorry still too big a word.. slow down) the movement of the fork due to changes in terrain (sorry i know its tough for you but hang in there...the bumps in the trail). As I was saying and prestigemtb followed up with many serious professional (really good) riders prefer (in your world are "fanboys) of the pike but not without modification (there I go again with the big words..changing) the valves (if you need to review the above definition) inside the fork so that it has the feel they are looking for, most looking to have a curve progression that resembles the progressive action of the Deville. That being said I have to give credit where it is due Dirtbiker100 is correct that sourcing parts and labor on an exotic fork can be difficult. I have the advantage of knowing an importer of the BOS product so none of that is an issue. Not totally sure of the service interval on the pike but I know that not having to think about the BOS for a year or more without performance loss is plenty of time for me. If I didn't have that outlet I would probably do the pike with a "valving" now that we know what that is like what prestige mtb was talking about. I hope this helps you because I wouldn't want you to be misinformed and thanks for the congrats its a really great ride. I can't recommend it more: Mojo HD 650B Deville up front/ CC DBair CS in the rear. P.S. no thanks needed for the lesson, I just don't want you to be a troll-boy for any longer than you have to be.
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By fanboy you actually mean fan and by ignorance you mean intelligence because I actually own a BOS Deville which I bought over top of the pike when I ditched my Fox Talas. Pike can match the Deville if you do enough valving to it, but straight out of the box... no competition BOS is the winner.
Sorry Pike, the BOS Deville still has you beat