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Liked a comment on the item Unlike Anything Else - Trust Shout Linkage Fork Reviewed 1/31/2020 6:23 PM

I'd like to chime in with my experience. I got one on loan to demo on my own bike since I'm local to them in Utah. No doubt it takes a few rides to get used to the fork! I had to adjust to riding more forward on the bike which is a part of what makes the fork work well. It wasn't until a...more

Liked a comment on the item Unlike Anything Else - Trust Shout Linkage Fork Reviewed 1/31/2020 6:22 PM

Inverted and right side up forks will have the same behavior as they move through their stroke regarding the offset.

Added a comment about product review Unlike Anything Else - Trust Shout Linkage Fork Reviewed 1/31/2020 6:19 PM
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I basically paid retail for a standard fork. You have to realize the number of these made vs Fox or RS as well as the complication of manufacturing it. It cost what it cost, worth it, you’d have to ride one. This is the least “parking lot” test fork going!

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Added a comment about product review Unlike Anything Else - Trust Shout Linkage Fork Reviewed 1/31/2020 6:13 PM
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Hey Krispy! I’m on the Shout, didn’t mention that!

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Added a comment about product review Unlike Anything Else - Trust Shout Linkage Fork Reviewed 1/31/2020 1:30 PM
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I just got a shout a week ago and have been able to get only one ride in so far. I am a small suspension service shop in Denver, but we have to pay for these! That said, they are kind enough to offer a nice price, but still a lot of dough But I feel I can be honest. It was ridden on our hardest and most technical trail on the Denver front range, Dakota ridge.

My impression was, it was as claimed, in many regards to performance. Very precise steering, accurate and stable. The variable offset was noticeable and increased turning traction. At 135lb I do feel the compression damping needs to be backed off (was fully off for my ride) The Rebound was all the way off for most of the ride and at some point I set it to the recommended clicks and felt that was better for the chunky, albeit not super fast terrain. Climbing was, as Zach mentioned, better over some standard forks with its very lite damping in the 1st 20% of its travel. It had the stock 3 tokens per leg and the next test will be 1 token per leg.

While both air & damper chambers we're out, it has a little more stiction in the air chambers while cycling without air vs Fox/RS/Ohlins. Both chambers had decent lubrication. Trust uses Teflon glide rings on the air piston which IMO are not necessary, but they are using alloy piston so it needs to isolate them from hitting the inner air chamber wall. I think a Delrin piston would be better and more slippery, small detail though. The damper, however, was quite stiff, meaning well damped. Do remember this is a linkage driven system and needs more damped than a traditional system as it's not one-to-one stroke to travel, like rear suspension. But, at least at my puny 135lb, I think it could be a much lighter tune and gain back any support lost by adding a bit more psi. I think it needs less high speed rebound as Zach was experiencing and that'll enable the low speed to set to normal recommendations.

I'm pretty stoked on it! I've needed to "tune" any fork I've owned, no matter how aggressive I may ride, mass demands how damping is set up. I think once that is set it'll be worth its price over a traditional fork. I have never been able to make a fork turn with the traction this allowed, and that's one ride!

I'll my last bit of .02 on this... Fork and frame mfg's work so hard to make their structures stiffer and more precise yet NO mfg and frame maker get together and say "Hmmm, all that work is lost in the same 1.5" lower steerer tube / headtube junction".
It seems so obvious to go the next step with all this carbon swoopyness, make the junction 2", 3" whatever it takes to make the fork do the travel not the elongation of materials!! Making a 5.5+lb Fox 38 makes no sense to me when it'll still bend at the head tube/steerer tube. Where's my Maverick DUC36........

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Liked a comment on the item What Do Riders Think? Seven Dropper Posts Reviewed by Vital MTB Members 1/16/2019 12:50 PM

Revive wins!

Added a comment about feature A Better XTR? Vital Rides the New Shimano M9100 Group in Crested Butte 7/26/2018 11:08 AM
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Its not a nite-mare for us as a shop, but when the customers do not bring them in on a regular basis for maintenance it becomes a nite-mare! The King hub, as great a company as they are, need 2-4x the love versus most others.

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Added a comment about feature A Better XTR? Vital Rides the New Shimano M9100 Group in Crested Butte 7/26/2018 10:51 AM
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Hard to accept the price tag of the Enduro brakeset vs some others on the block. The new Hayes, Hope, Magura etc. And the weight is marginally lighter when compared 4 piston to 4 piston. I'll leave out Guides as they are terrible! And it sure seems the actual piston/lever design is the same, just a band clamp redesign. We consistently have to warranty the levers from leaking plungers, no other brake fails in this manner.
And the King stolen ring drive...hopefully that won't be a maintenance nite-mare like the Kings!
It all looks cool thou!

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Added a comment about feature First Look: Q36R Quick Release System for FOX 36 Forks 12/21/2016 8:24 AM
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Thanks Team J! We have had great success with this product for all those reasons. We are now in our third production run and still selling very well, due in part that Fox is smart enough to have a true 20mm bolt style axle still available.

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Added a comment about feature How in the Hell Does Kirt Voreis Not Have a Bike Sponsor? 11/14/2016 1:41 PM
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And I'd like to add that his wife Lindsey makes Kurt an even more desirable person to have on their squad. I had the good fortune to meet and ride with her for a bit as my wife took one of her clinics a few years back in Moab. Just the nicest person you could meet and a fantastic mtb teacher. Good luck~

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Added bike check 2016 Spot Rollik 557 7/27/2016 1:00 PM
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Added a comment about product review Tested: e*thirteen TRS+ 10 & 11-Speed Cassettes 3/19/2016 1:37 PM
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Just mounted one of these for a customer, Followed directions. There is a green highlight on instruction sheet to grease the inner part that contacts the XD body but its rather vague.
I removed it (still new) and applied a few (or more) wraps of Teflon tape as well as grease. Had to give it a few taps to seat the cassette, then lock it. I do think that is going to keep any noise at bay. Good idea and tip.

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Added a comment about video When Moab Had a Chairlift and DH Racing 1/29/2016 12:11 PM

Holy moly that brings up some fun memory's! I remember doing all the MSC races and this one in particular because the chair lift was scarier than the race course! Man what a find Sean, put up more if you have it! I feel like we can ride better now on our 150mm trail bike then those old clunkers from 2001! Bernie is such blast to watch, i learned so much from seeing him race! Oh and look at MT bars, they look like 25" wide!

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Added a comment about product review Tested: 2016 FOX Float 36 RC2 Fork 1/29/2016 11:20 AM
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Ha! Standards, that's a funny word in the bike industry!
You can kinda see the far leading edge in the photo at top, showing highlighted wear placement, fits perfect of the Shimano!

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Added a comment about product review Tested: 2016 FOX Float 36 RC2 Fork 1/29/2016 10:59 AM
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You are right, I gave the incorrect adapter part.
But the H works perfectly...

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Updated photo album 203 1/29/2016 10:58 AM
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Added a comment about product review Tested: 2016 FOX Float 36 RC2 Fork 1/29/2016 10:18 AM
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No worries! We should have the Shimano ones in stock. You can contact us through the Q36R.com web site. (shameless plug!)

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Added a comment about product review Tested: 2016 FOX Float 36 RC2 Fork 1/29/2016 9:54 AM
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Yes and no! You'll have to add a couple washers to that model to clear the 203mm., works but kinda janky!
Shimano makes the right one, but hard to find, this is Shimano's part # ASMMAF203PPM
Also, Hope makes a +23mm adapter to go direct from 180 to 203mm, more expensive but pretty! Part # HBMBN

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Added a comment about product review Tested: 2016 FOX Float 36 RC2 Fork 1/29/2016 8:49 AM
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Great review and right on target. We have been using this fork since the day it came out and continues to perform flawlessly, blows the
Pike away is many aspects.

As for the ability to remove the wheel quickly, please visit Q36R.com and this solve that issues in a pinch! Simple solution, uses the Fox factory axles either 15 or 20mm. Some guys/gals will install this for races only or just leave it on for simple car rack mounting/flat fix. But this give you the same strenght of the bolt on system in a QR.

As Jeff commented about the need for more lower refreshes... What we have found is Fox sends out all the forks withOUT lubricant. While this eliminates the dreaded lube ring, it makes the fork stickier than it needs to be. Once you lube the seals with Slick Honey or similar, you may end up closer the the recommended Fox settings. A simple way to do this with out fork disassembly is to use a small tube of Slick Honey mounted to an injector, like from Finish-Line. Gently pry the seal from the stanchion and push injector tip in seal pocket and lube seal all the way around. We've been doing this for years on Kashima coated forks, no issues and the injector tips are typically plastic.

We have also experimented with using lighter oil for bushing lube (lowers) over the Gold 20wt. The 20wt has a high shear rate and sticks well, maybe to well. A lighter oil such as Mobil One oil greatly increases small bump sensitivity and helps in cooler weather. Why not do this? Warranty of course, try at owners risk! We have yet to have an issue.

Great fork, we're big fans.

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Added bike check Santa Cruz Bronson 2 12/10/2015 12:43 PM
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