The Good: Crazy amount of adjustment, smooth, many sizes, the best climb feature I've tried yet, stays cool
The Bad: Crazy amount of adjustment may scare some, very expensiveOverall Review: Purchased the Double Barrel Air CS to replace the 2014 Float Evolution that came stock on my Carbon Nomad. Currently unknown tuning as I set the DBA accordingly to the SC Nomad settings found on their site and made my own adjustments as I rode. With that said, it feels, dare I say it, perfect. No volume spacers, but has the XV air can installed. Tested on a '14 SC Carbon Nomad with both the '14 Float CTD FIT and '14 Pike. Right after mounting it on the Nomad, there was definitely some out-of-the-box stiction, but smoothed out after a few tunes+rides. The factory tune definitely felt weird on the VPP Nomad so there was Read More »
The Good: Buttery smooth, Bottomless Token tuning, lightweight, stiff, longer damper service interval than competition (recommended time), and looks good on any bike.
The Bad: Stanchion not as hard as the other vulgar looking gold ones, difficult to find parts and oil (0w-30) as this is a relatively new product.Overall Review: As a long-time Fox Racing Shox user, I never did like Rockshox forks as my Tora 302 died in a months time and the Fox Talas that replaced it made it clear that Fox makes stunning products, but today in 2014, it seems as if the roles changed. The 160mm 26" Pike is mounted on a 2014 Santa Cruz Carbon Nomad with a Cane Creek Double Barrel Air CS. Prior to the Pike, I had a 2014 Fox 34 Float CTD FIT, until the aluminum bolt holding it together on one side snapped. Compared to the Fox 34, I feel as if the Pike is in a different league. Not only is it stiffer and lighter, it also doesn't dive under braking (massive issue with the Read More »
The Good: Super stable, a smooth ride, good at climbing, sturdy yet still flickable, very maneuverable through tight corners, 2x10 drivetrain, shimano shadow plus derailleur
The Bad: wish it had more powerful brakes, front derailleur could be betterOverall Review: A very solid bike for the least expensive in its class. There is nothing that sticks out on the bike as something that needs to be improved, it seems ready to hit just about any trail right out of the box. It feels very nimble while going fast through sketchy rocky turns and feels yet super stable while bombing down descents. It is the do everything bike, it climbs well and keeps your power to the ground and can also get some air going over doubles and drops. The geometry feels like a happy medium for every style of riding.
The Good: Nice and sleek frame design with beautiful paint. Supple and predictive rear end. Eat ups big hits and float over small bumps. Stable at high speed and turns. Good head angle cheap...i guess?
The Bad: Paint chips off easily. Not the lightest but its still very light. Cable rubs terribly at the rocker arms. Not the best cable routing.