Liked a comment on the item Tested: EXT's Rally-Inspired Arma HBC Shock 10/8/2018 4:44 PM

Brennan Auto Sport is the North American Distributor

Liked a comment on the item Tested: EXT's Rally-Inspired Arma HBC Shock 10/7/2018 9:37 PM

Zach had a different shock on the Zerode prior to this, so I am sure he is comparing how the pedal chatter felt before swapping over to the Arma. If he had pedal chatter with the previous shock but less pedal chatter with the Arma, then it would be due to the shock.

Liked a comment on the item Tested: EXT's Rally-Inspired Arma HBC Shock 10/6/2018 3:39 PM

Unfortunately many popular frame manufactures do not match the correct shock/tune with the specific frame correctly. They believe they do, but many stock tunes can not reach the appropriate rebound speeds. This issue should be fixed soon though with the help of affordable telemetry.

Added a comment about product review Tested: EXT's Rally-Inspired Arma HBC Shock 10/6/2018 3:39 PM
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Point ignored not missed. I said for comparison sake, because it is worth mentioning. No not head to head or apples to apples. Tires help yes and for the record that was supergravity casing vs wtb tough casing. But running back and forth between the ohlins to the ext, the ext handles small trail chatter better, no change to tires or pressure. The push handles small bump very well also, not like the ext can though, and that was riding the bikes back to back on numerous occasions. Both tuned to myself and the bike I was on. Again the ext performed better. If I had the chance to, I would ride the ext back to back with the push on the same bike. But, I wasn’t going to buy a push for my dh bike even if they made one, just because. I already had an ohlins and ext for it. And I wasn’t about to buy an ext for the trail bike that had a push when I was about to sell said bike.
I still have my push, it’s currently back in Colorado getting resized to my new patrol. If ext releases a trunnion, I plan on picking it up, then I’ll give you your head to head.

Until then, my point still stands. Every shock review you read is subjective. They’re from different riders on different bikes on different trails. I had a valid comparison of how well each shock handled the situation they were dealt, and both were designed to be in the situations where they were placed. The ext gets the edge, it handled its situation better.
The push is a fantastic shock. I’m comparing 3 of the highest end dampers available here. I’m far from displeased with any of them. The ext is also the most balanced I’ve had against my 40, which I’ve torn into and retuned to my liking.
And yes I’ve owned X2s float and coil, as well as many others.

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Liked a comment on the item Tested: EXT's Rally-Inspired Arma HBC Shock 10/6/2018 10:21 AM

True, only the clock could differentiate, but the whole point of a review is for an opinion. Take it or leave it are the options.

Liked a comment on the item Tested: EXT's Rally-Inspired Arma HBC Shock 10/6/2018 10:20 AM

I don't recall any other shock having a hydraulic bottom out control, so no you can't get any shock to behave the same way that this shock does. Can you improve an existing shock by getting it tuned properly for your bike? Yes (but also the vast majority of stock shocks are actually...more

Liked a comment on the item Tested: EXT's Rally-Inspired Arma HBC Shock 10/6/2018 10:20 AM

It's a little more complicated than that.

Avalanche has done my last 2 bikes (front and rear) and it's incredibly beneficial. However many of these mass produced components have severe limitations built in to their architecture that simply can not be overcome. Furthermore some of the...more

Added a comment about product review Tested: EXT's Rally-Inspired Arma HBC Shock 10/5/2018 10:52 PM
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160 with gear. 450lb spring for loose blown out conditions and steep/rough where I want a touch softer. 475 for general use, and 500 for jumping/freeride type stuff. All SAR (EXT) springs

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Added a comment about product review Tested: EXT's Rally-Inspired Arma HBC Shock 10/5/2018 2:59 PM
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Hands down best shock I’ve ever ridden. Been running one on my TR11 most the summer, floated between a 450 and 475 spring. The clicks are easily discernible and the HBC is a super nice feature when switching springs. The small bump sensitivity of this shock is second to none while still providing great support when you need it. The consistent feel and control this shock provides definitely influences you to ride faster and push harder. For comparison sake, I also have an ohlins for the same bike and a push for my trail bike. Both are fantastic shocks but the Arma some how finds another realm of small bump sensitivity while not losing the support needed to push hard.

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Liked a comment on the item Could Sam Hill Still Win at Downhill? 10/4/2018 6:02 PM

what's your answer?

Liked a comment on the item Could Sam Hill Still Win at Downhill? 10/4/2018 6:02 PM

Different disciplines for sure. However, Loris just won the Trans Cascadia in pro with Luca Shaw in third. They both beat last year's winner, Geoff Kabush who got 5th. He is no endurance slouch. DH isn't enduro, but the top level pros are in great condition.

Liked a comment on the item Could Sam Hill Still Win at Downhill? 10/4/2018 6:01 PM

In addition to saying he 'lost fitness' at the DH races and didn't like how little he got to ride, Martin also mentioned that he felt enduro racing made him a better bike rider. I can see how for some the semi-blind, fully-pinned nature of EWS racing might actually translate into a...more

Liked a comment on the item Devinci Launches the Spartan 29 9/30/2018 12:45 PM

The Ltd has the lower fork offset

Liked a comment on the item Evil Launches the Offering 9/29/2018 10:43 AM

Guess I’m a fool for hoping they’d bring back the Uprising and Undead at some point.. must be nice to be a 29’er fan these days

Added a comment about press release Devinci Launches the Spartan 29 9/28/2018 11:49 AM
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Same issue on my old Spartan. Resorted to loc tite 609. Be nice to see brands start using c clips to retain bearings

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Added a comment about press release Devinci Launches the Spartan 29 9/28/2018 9:57 AM
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Why 51mm offset?? Also, can we just call it boost 157 or something? I thought the industry wanted to get away from the tongue in cheek super boost name...

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Liked a comment on the item Declimb Megazine EXCLUSIVE - Transition's 2019 Carbon Patrol 9/27/2018 9:58 AM

7 up from the bottom right on the key features chart

Added reply in a thread 2019 Racing Rumors 9/11/2018 4:20 PM

Doubtful. He’s on his old rampage bike, probably more comfortable to hit big jumps on than the newer bike and suspension. Fully destickered lowers also

Added a comment about press release Red Bull Hardline Riders Announced 9/6/2018 2:09 PM
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Super risky race, guessing Gwin isn’t that interested honestly. I do miss his old segments absolutely sending it, 3 minute gaps...
Feel like this is a good fit for someone like Bingelli or Aiello though.

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