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Added a comment to hugosxm's bike check 10/17/2019 2:05 AM
Devinci Spartan 2018 carbon, bos coil and fork, hope, sram eagle

I can compare deville fcv and deville 35 because if you look at my older spartan i had this one before...

The 35mm frame and the new design make it really stiffer. I found too much flex in the 34mm deville fcv, even with my 20mm axle... Now i have the 35 in 15mm boost and it is way stiffer, like a fox 36 for me, or really close... I just bought the 20mmx110mm axle for my 35, i will see but i think i won't be noticeable... But it is good to know that they provide both options at BOS.

Now i found way more support too on the 35, the older version with fcv give good support and the new 35 is even better. I found a bit less friction and high speed feels more composed.

I was just waiting for more stiffness when switching... But i found a better dampening too

Sorry guys my english is messed up ^^

To be clear : i don't work at bos and i pay full price for their products... But i ride with bos since some years now and really love it !

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Added a comment to hugosxm's bike check 10/17/2019 1:57 AM
Devinci Spartan 2018 carbon, bos coil and fork, hope, sram eagle

The climb switch on mine does not seems to do something... On my kirk2 it was really noticeable, not on this one... Honnestly climb switches are not important on a good shock with a good bike...

I live in france, to be honnest BOS had a time when it was a nighmare.... I have to admit... but to be honnest since like 2 years they are really back in business. They reply fast, i orderer a 20mm axle for the deville, it was shipped 24h after, service of both fork and shock took 48h... They do a good job now ...

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Added a comment to hugosxm's bike check 10/15/2019 2:12 AM
Devinci Spartan 2018 carbon, bos coil and fork, hope, sram eagle

Hi @bansaiman,

the problem is that i switched back to a coil from an air shock so my feeling may be a little false... and my english too XD but this is what i can say :

I rode a fox DHX5.0 coil, yes it is an old one, then i switched to a bos stoy, yes old too ^^ and the difference was obvious ! The stoy was more plush, needed a bigger SAG and gave much more support on both low speed and hi speed compression. The grip was isane. Then i switched bike for the 2017 spartan with a bos kirk 2. The kirk gave me the same grip, more support ( i think because it is air so more progressive ), and less plushness... Then i switched to the syors on the 2018 spartan... And the feeling is unreal ^^. It gives me the best of both world, plenty of support with plushness and insane grip. And everybig hit like going flatout to a rock garden or landing next to a drop is really smoothed out by the syors. It is incredible. I would like to try a fox dhx to compare... But it is by far the best shock i ever had !

Sorry for my english...

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Added a comment to hugosxm's bike check 1/18/2017 1:51 PM
Devinci spartan 2017 custom made with love :) bos, hope, sram eagle

thanks man !

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