Added reply in a thread Coil Shock + Trail Bike 10/17/2017 1:58 PM

It absolutely would work fine. The biggest problem with coil is getting your spring rate right. When the leverage rate is high, it can be extra hard to find the right spring rate IMO and no calculator is all that awesome in my experience. Thus it can ... more »

Added reply in a thread Coil Shock + Trail Bike 10/17/2017 1:36 PM

That's a tough one in some ways, only because the leverage ratio is very high, especially off the top. Personally, I think you'd be most well suited to a Float X2 with no tokens as its highly adjustable (no spring weight monkeying around), will be very ... more »

Added reply in a thread Quarq Shockwiz... 10/17/2017 8:05 AM

Having used it myself I can say they are good, but not great. A good shop should be able to get your suspension setup nearly as well as the Quarq, with the big advantage to the Quarq being it'll get you to a baseline that is close to "right" without ... more »

Liked a comment on the item TECH TALK: Air Shocks Versus Coil Shocks, What's Better? 10/16/2017 7:38 AM

We're not talking about damping circuits and oil here, we're talking about the relative reactive-ness of the different spring materials. What Mandell said was that steel reacts equally at all shaft speeds, air does not.

Added a comment about feature TECH TALK: Air Shocks Versus Coil Shocks, What's Better? 10/13/2017 10:51 AM
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What LLLLL and Roots said.

Its extremely hard for most companies to do a demo day for a rear shock specifically. Way too many eye-to-eyes and baseline tunes to make it a reasonable thing. I do think companies like Push could do a "30 back money guarantee" or something.

LLLLL nailed it with how to make your air shock feel like a coil. Lol. And for a lot of riders, they'd be smart to give this a try, especially before springing (get it?) for a coil.

As far as figuring out how progressive your bike is, linkagedesign is great. That said, there are bikes that are progressive but don't work well with a coil. So YMMV.

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Added reply in a thread Coil Shock + Trail Bike 10/13/2017 7:28 AM

Awesome. Taylor made interview!

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I learned something. Never knew about the adiabatic process. Makes sense. EDIT: @David Camp call out!!! Yes! (though they missed talking about how leverages ratios could impact damping quality as well) EDITX2: I agree the coil is better for blind riding.

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SO rad. Great piece.

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Added reply in a thread Coil Shock + Trail Bike 10/12/2017 7:48 AM

As some have touched on, an air shock allows the damping of the shock to run cooler as yes, the air acts as a heat sink. However, the air will heat up (obviously) which has its own negative effects. Pick your poison, I suppose. Point is, the idea that ... more »

Added reply in a thread Coil Shock + Trail Bike 10/11/2017 2:13 PM

Just wanted to point out two things. First, what you say isn't universally true. As we've pointed out, coils do not work on all frames across the board. Second, a certain engineer has told me air actually can run cooler over long runs, this is especially ... more »

Added reply in a thread Coil Shock + Trail Bike 10/11/2017 7:45 AM

I bet RCS would make you a spring. Or if you google around, there are plenty of options abroad. Business opportunity anyone?

Added reply in a thread Coil Shock + Trail Bike 10/11/2017 7:30 AM

All good points. FWIW, I don't suggest anyone ditch their modern air shock for a DHX. It was good for its time, but that time is behind us. Air really is going to be the ticket for most riders. Most riders ditch their air shock for a coil before they ... more »

Added reply in a thread Coil Shock + Trail Bike 10/10/2017 1:52 PM

LOL It'd probably feel a bit more sporty but a hair more harsh, though I am really generalizing. You see a lot of pros going back and forth these days depending on if they want max progressiveness or a bit more linear-ness. Both have their place. Good ... more »

Added reply in a thread Coil Shock + Trail Bike 10/10/2017 1:34 PM

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-txTqTOrUQzM/U-QW3pXk6gI/AAAAAAAAUF8/x6MTEK-wnfY/s1600/Giant+Reign+27.5''+2015_LevRatio.gif Maestro, VPP, 4 Bar, Single pivot, FSR, DW Link, Split Pivot, Trek's Split Pivot Knock-Off - They can all be tuned to work with coil ... more »

Added reply in a thread Coil Shock + Trail Bike 10/10/2017 10:18 AM

Yeah, you most likely need to go up in spring weight. Mojo's calc suggests you need to be on a 450 pound spring! LOL. Maybe give Yeti a buzz, but I'd guess a 400 would help! http://www.mojo-store.co.uk/PBCPPlayer.asp?ID=1737817

Added reply in a thread Coil Shock + Trail Bike 10/10/2017 9:51 AM

There are a number of spring calcs out there - weird part is Fox has the best one but its only for internal use (EG, its not out there - and no, its not the one on their website though that one is okay http://www.ridefox.com/fox_tech_center/owners_manuals/08/WCeng/Content/mtbspringratecalculator.html ... more »

Added reply in a thread Coil Shock + Trail Bike 10/10/2017 8:15 AM

If you are smiling and having fun, screw the haters! Run what ya brung!!

Added reply in a thread Coil Shock + Trail Bike 10/10/2017 8:14 AM

Woo answered most everything. Couple things... Fill that DPX2 with spacers, just to see if you like it. Its as un-coil as you can get, but give it a go as a bigger guy. I think you may like it. Second, yeah, woo nailed it - coil on the scout = fine Finally, ... more »

Added reply in a thread Coil Shock + Trail Bike 10/9/2017 3:51 PM

Yo man! 1) Don't listen to me *too* much. I'm a nerd. Lol. The cool part about bike setup is it really is personal. What works for me may not work for you, and vice versa. My job is to articulate why something should work, and why something in theory ... more »

Added reply in a thread Coil Shock + Trail Bike 10/9/2017 1:37 PM

FWIW - this would be an application that I'd say isn't ideal. http://linkagedesign.blogspot.com/2015/09/santa-cruz-bronson-2016.html Leverage ratio curve is pretty flat overall (regressive/progressive). Obviously, to each their own (not saying you are ... more »