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Liked a comment on the item Vital Test Sessions - Transition Spire 10/4/2021 8:50 AM

Are you me? I've also had my Spire with an X2 for about two weeks and it feels amazing. I just raced it over the weekend at Ashland and moved up 6 places in my category compared to the early season on my old Patrol. I set the rear end up with reccommended settings based on the...more

Added a comment about product review Vital Test Sessions - Transition Spire 10/2/2021 4:07 PM
Beestrangler

I've had my Spire for around two weeks now and have been very impressed with it. It's interesting that you & other sites have said the rear suspension is harsh - that's just about the last word I would use to describe it. That super deluxe shock must be doing the bike dirty, I got the build with an X2 shock.

I'll offer a counter argument for the 30 tooth chainring - I think it's a perfect spec choice for the sort of riding a lot of people will be doing on this bike, at least in the PNW where the bike was designed. I'm very happy that the bike came with a 30T when it comes time to grind up a steep fire road for an hour or more before I point the bike downhill. The 165 cranks the bike comes with also lend towards the 30T chainring being more necessary, having lost a bit of leverage over the system as a whole.

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