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Added a comment about video Is Your Suspension Dialed? FOX Teaches You How to Get It Done 6/5/2020 11:46 AM

If I had to guess, I'd say he's reinstalling the damper cartridge and filling the leg oil from the top rather than the bottoms so he doesn't have to take the bike out of the stand and flip it over.

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Liked a comment on the item Media Squid Sending - Vital RAW with Lee Trumpore 5/21/2020 1:10 AM

Don't you people have homes?

Liked a comment on the item Media Squid Sending - Vital RAW with Lee Trumpore 5/20/2020 10:40 AM

Queue the Caddyshack scene - Well.....we're waiting....

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Added a comment about video Dialed: Setting Up Kaos Seagrave's Suspension 4/3/2020 5:35 AM

Sound like the new X2 has a tighter range of adjustment or slightly bigger steps between them. 8H/16L on rebound and 10H/18L compression give or take a click or two. The current X2 is 23 or 24 for everything. Neat.

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Added a comment about video Two-Minute MTB Fork Service with Lee Trumpore 3/13/2020 11:40 AM

Now that the usual pearl-clutchers have weighed in about crush washers and the dangers of lubricating with lubricants how about give it a go and report back how it went (crazy idea, I know). Let Spomer and I know if we get to stay off the kill list for another year.

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Added reply in a thread 2020 MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 3/13/2020 8:57 AM

Quick show of hands, who wants to go for a ride with the guys who has to turn his bike upside down on every climb? 80% of a full service in terms of what? Time, no. Materials, no. Set up/clean up, no. But like I said, you've clearly missed the point. ... more »

Added reply in a thread All Things Suspension Tech 3/13/2020 7:38 AM

Every higher end Rockshox rear shock for the past 5 or 6 years, both air and coil. They call it 'countermeasure.'

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Some paint stripper gel from the hardware store and some scraping to get most of the original finish off, a rotary sander to remove the rest and give it a bit of a rough shine, but not so far as to polish it. The back side of the arch is actually painted silver to match rather than trying to get all the red paint out of the honeycomb sections. Finished off with a few layers of urethane clear coat.

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Liked a comment on the item Two-Minute MTB Fork Service with Lee Trumpore 3/13/2020 1:52 AM

I just once want someone to show how to change out fork oil in the dark on a cold winter evening on the front porch(that the missus is still pissed about all the chain lube drips being on) with the wrong tools and stuff falling between the slats into the leaves underneath and...more

Added a comment about video Two-Minute MTB Fork Service with Lee Trumpore 3/13/2020 1:42 AM

Bingo. Turning a bike upside down is good idea too, but can take a while or not really flow too well past the bushings especially if its cold. Notice in the video no oil comes out when I purposely lifted the seal past the stanchion? That's not because there isn't any in there, this fork is maybe 5 rides in to a rebuild, it just hasn't made in that far even after being upside down for about 10 minutes while shooting.

Don't care for it, have your own routine, prefer to leave service to your shop, don't regularly clean/lube the lowers already, then feel free to disregard this. But, I should add I learned it from a suspension tech who will remain nameless back in the early years of the EWS when sites were remote and race support, service, and supplies were far more limited than they are now. When you have to work several weeks out of a suitcase in tiny european hotel rooms or the back of a rental car in field somewhere, you have to get creative sometimes.

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Added a comment about video Two-Minute MTB Fork Service with Lee Trumpore 3/13/2020 1:27 AM

And then for an encore I touched the brake rotor with my bare hand and laid the bike down on the drive side. The horror!

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Added reply in a thread 2020 MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 3/12/2020 2:30 PM

Not all of us can store our bike upside down (right side up has other benefits particularly for the brakes, but that's another story), and how much oil flows past the bushing to the top of the fork, and how long it takes, depends from fork to fork and ... more »

Added a comment about video Two-Minute MTB Fork Service with Lee Trumpore 3/12/2020 1:07 PM

Same, but I don't usually travel with fork oil and some people still find that part daunting, messy, and/or time consuming. Also, that might not qualify as being lazy enough. The point is not to replace or avoid service, but to keeping them feeling as fresh as possible in between. I've found it works a bit better and lasts a bit longer than simply holding the bike upside down for 30 seconds.

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Added a comment about video Two-Minute MTB Fork Service with Lee Trumpore 3/12/2020 1:03 PM

You don't need to if you are just removing the lower legs. But you would definitely need to release the air if you were going to unthread the top of the airspring.

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