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Added a comment to shimstack's bike check 9/9/2013 8:42 AM
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My Monarch RT3 tune is Low Compression, Mid Rebound.

The Low Compression tune is awesome- this bike pedals really well without any platform/pro pedal, and the shock feels closer to a coil with minimal compression damping. I never touch the blue lever, even on fire road climbs. It just doesn't bob.

I weigh 180ish with gear, and I run the shock at 195PSI. The rebound has to be set within a few clicks of full slow due to the high leverage ratio. I've also filled up the outer "volume spacer" sleeve on the shock with plastic shims to make it more progressive.

This bike is awesome overall. I have a couple thousand miles on it so far, and I'd change two things about the frame:

1. Make some room for a coil shock like CCDB. The pedaling performance would make this a great option for big rides.
2. Do a carbon version and drop a couple pounds- but really that's only in my head. It never feels heavy while riding.

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Added a comment about photo Adaptrac Tire Pressure Control System - Sea Otter Classic 4/28/2013 6:56 PM
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That's a Maverick fork. Most of one anyway.

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Added a comment to shimstack's bike check 4/22/2013 10:26 AM
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Yeah it's an XL, the reach on the L wasn't long enough with a short stem. The 150mm reverb stealth just barely worked!

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Added a comment to shimstack's bike check 4/22/2013 10:07 AM
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Woohoo! It's not nearly that clean now...

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Added bike check shimstack's Commencal 4/21/2013 11:27 AM
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