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For a given pressure that is roughly correct, but the primary benefit of an air shock is spring rate tuneability via pressure changes. That is why I mentioned adding a few psi to my shocks when I remove volume spacers. I'm shifting the force curve upward along the force axis. These graphs...more

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I hope he burped the air from the lowers as well. I live at altitude, like the reviewer, and I always find that 36's have excess air in the lowers from being assembled at a much lower elevation. Also, I find the larger volume spacer in the rear shock a bit strange for a large rider....more

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The FOX 36 is a popular fork and one this reviewer has ridden plenty of. It was set up with 90psi, 16 clicks out on high-speed compression damping, 3 clicks out on low-speed compression damping, 5 clicks out on high-speed rebound, and 10 clicks out on low-speed rebound.

Liked a comment on the item The XCer's Trail Bike? Orbea Occam Review 5/13/2020 8:35 AM

Ouch, pretty savage to rag on the front end that hard without addressing fork tune or cockpit setup in any detail. I mean maybe 66 degrees and 44mm offset is some magically awful combo, but I kinda doubt it. With the note about head tube length, seems like adjusting bar height or fork sag...more

Liked a comment on the item The XCer's Trail Bike? Orbea Occam Review 5/13/2020 8:35 AM

From your initial ride review when Orbea released this bike, to this long term review, a lot has changed in your scoring/rating, I must say. Not sure, but the overall rating puts this bike to the pile of worst bikes ever tested on Vital. Climbing and value for money scores are like, way...more

Liked a comment on the item The XCer's Trail Bike? Orbea Occam Review 5/13/2020 8:35 AM

Weird test. Why should there be a dedicated size specific shock tune?

Liked a comment on the item The XCer's Trail Bike? Orbea Occam Review 5/13/2020 8:35 AM

Pretty surprised with this review, I have one and ride it hard, it's a little shredder, climb like crazy and pretty fast on the technical trails (I live in Austria, no easy trails made for bike, mostly rough natural hicking trails).
Coming from a Bronson 2, I found it better climber and...more

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Orbea Occam

Yeow!

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Added a comment about press release Magura Concept Bike Build - The Cleanest Handlebar Ever 4/24/2020 6:26 AM
JMHV

Since Internal routing isn't as much about function as it is about looking cool... mission accomplished, this looks really cool! Pity about the front hose having nowhere to go, I guess I don't see a stem exit being any cleaner than just coming straight from the lever. If it were a rigid carbon fork and the hose could go through the leg though.........

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Added a comment to JMHV's bike check 4/20/2020 6:20 AM
Orbea Occam - Goldy McGoldface

Thanks man! The gold seems so over the top in pics but in person it just looks quite normal and awesome. Lots of comments!

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Updated bike check Orbea Occam - Goldy McGoldface 4/18/2020 8:29 AM
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