Added a comment about product review Get Better Performance from Your Air Fork: Vorsprung Suspension Luftkappe 7/19/2019 10:57 AM

Quick note on the pricing - those figures should actually be in CAD not USD. So for under $105USD ($133CAD) you actually do get the roll pin tool included

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Added a comment about press release Vorsprung Launch Smashpot Coil Conversion System 1/31/2019 11:00 AM

Push ACS3 MSRP is $389USD including spring - Jenson sell it for $309 WITHOUT spring. Our MSRP is ~$315USD including spring. We use hydraulic anti-bottoming so that you don't have a spring plunger physically impacting an air spring plunger mid travel. There are no moving seals to worry about wearing out, no air seals to leak, and it dissipates kinetic energy instead of storing it and then releasing it again - there's a reason it's easier to tune rebound damping with linear springs than progressive ones. It can provide equivalent bottoming resistance with lower peak forces too, because peak hydraulic forces occur earlier in the travel (where velocities are higher) than peak spring forces with the Smashpot, whereas with the ACS3 the peak force of both the air and the coil springs occur simultaneously at max travel.

Should you ever wish to move it to another fork, everything except the top cap (and possibly foot stud) will transfer over. It's internally guided to reduce spring buckling and noise as well, which the ACS3 is not. Replacement springs are cheaper too ($60USD vs $80USD).

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They did mention why their bottom out system offers advantages and you mentioned it in your comment. They dont have air seals that need more maintenance than the system they offer and you can adjust it without a shock pump on the fly. What else do you want them to say? MSRP on...more

Added a comment about press release Vorsprung Launch Smashpot Coil Conversion System 1/31/2019 10:49 AM

Yes it will. Obviously the travel won't be adjustable on the fly anymore though.

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Liked a comment on the item Vorsprung Launch Smashpot Coil Conversion System 1/30/2019 6:54 PM

Thanks for the reply! It's definitely a product I'll look I to for other builds as the Asc3 is very expensive but for my main build to match the 11.6 it seemed like it was the only way forward.

The luftkappe is a quality product, I had on my pikes! Keep up the work man! Cheers

Added a comment about press release Vorsprung Launch Smashpot Coil Conversion System 1/30/2019 6:53 PM

The Rhythm/Smashpot will feel very similar to the standard 36 yes. The Rhythms still run the Grip damper (rather than the Grip2) which is not quite as adjustable but fundamentally a pretty decent damper. Fox do some weird stuff with their forks though - if raising the travel beyond 160mm ALWAYS call Fox USA first with your serial number to check what the maximum travel is. You may need a new damper tube or you may not - no way to tell other than calling Fox.

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Liked a comment on the item Vorsprung Launch Smashpot Coil Conversion System 1/30/2019 4:12 PM

Love Steve and the guys, they always have time to answer stupid questions. I have the luftkappe and corset fitted and they make a genuine difference (even from the evol aircan). Now please god they'll make this for my 34 and I won't have to buy a 36 hint, hint guys (push don't...more

Added a comment about press release Vorsprung Launch Smashpot Coil Conversion System 1/30/2019 10:49 AM

As posted elsewhere: the Push kit is a really good concept - coil performance for the first 2/3 of the travel with an adjustable anti-bottoming system. Fundamentally both the ACS and Smashpot are pretty similar there, and with any given spring rate you'll notice absolutely zero difference in performance during the first 2/3rds of so of the travel since a coil spring is a coil spring. Both have anti-bottoming systems which as a whole achieve a pretty similar thing.

However, the Smashpot is cheaper, has internally adjustable travel, goes to both longer AND shorter travel settings, has a wider range of spring rates available, is transferable between forks at a minimum of cost, has no components impacting one another mid travel, has no air seals to worry about, doesn't need a shock pump to adjust and is guaranteed* to get you laid.

*eventually, probably.

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Added a comment about press release Vorsprung Launch Smashpot Coil Conversion System 1/30/2019 10:45 AM

Yes and yes. What country are you in?

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Liked a comment on the item Vorsprung Launch Smashpot Coil Conversion System 1/30/2019 10:43 AM

You know, I was skeptical of Vorsprung's business model when they first came out with the Corset and then RS and Fox came out with their own versions of large negative air chambers literally a season later, but they consistently slot themselves ahead of the OEM improvement (almost...more

Added a comment about press release Vorsprung Launch Smashpot Coil Conversion System 1/30/2019 10:43 AM

I guess now's not a good time to mention that a DVO kit may or may not be under development...

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Added a new video The Tuesday Tune Ep 21 - High and Low Speed Rebound Adjustments 11/21/2017 9:04 AM

This week in the Vorsprung workshop, we take a look at how HSR and LSR adjustments work, how they interact and suggest some tuning methods to help you get the best out of your damper. Quite notable with these adjusters is the huge overlap between the effects of the two as well as the interference they each have with one another. When tuning these, simplification is important, and we show you why that is and how to make setting up your rebound damping as simple as possible. There are, as always, a few notes: 1. Simplification to remove variables can be beneficial because it allows you to get to 95% of the potential performance ceiling very easily, as opposed to a theoretical 100% of the performance ceiling that is very difficult to find. 2. Advanced tuning of these two adjusters can go beyond what we suggest in this video - the difficulty though is understanding exactly what interference effects you're causing.

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Added a new video The Tuesday Tune Ep 20 - Preload Adjustment 11/14/2017 9:33 AM

Coil springs require a certain amount of preload to hold them securely in place, but how much should you run? This week on the Tuesday Tune, we go right back to the basics to take a look at the function of a preload adjuster and its purpose, as well as the carryover mentality of preload adjustment from the motorsport world to mountain bikes.

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Added a new video The Tuesday Tune Ep 19 - What Your Rebound Damping Does 11/7/2017 8:55 AM

Welcome back to another season of The Tuesday Tune! This week in the Vorsprung workshop, we delve into the basic ways in which rebound damping affects the behaviour of your suspension, and some of the fundamentals regarding grip, stability and the considerations involved in optimising the two. Questions, comments and feedback always welcome in the comments.

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