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Frame: Other Marino Custom Reynolds 520 FS. Misc.: 165mm Mullet - Essential Wraps Frame Protection
Rear Shock: Cane Creek DB Coil IL Black Edition 200x57. Misc.: VALT Progressive Spring + Huber Buchsen 3-part 12.7mm 38mm Rear 22mm Front M8 Red
Fork: Marzocchi Bomber Z1 170mm 29" Red. Misc.: DSD Runt Cartridge + Burgtec Fox Boost Axle Silver
Headset: Hope Technology ZS44 - EC44 Silver
Handlebar: USE Nail Aluminium 20mm Rise, 780mm Width ⌀ 31.8mm
Stem: Hope Technology AM-FR ⌀ 31.8 mm, 35mm Reach Silver. Misc.: USE Safe-T Top Cap Black
Grips: Hope Technology SL Black. Misc.: Superstar Elite Silver Bar Ends
Brakes: Formula Cura 4 Silver. Misc.: Trickstuff 640 Power Pads + 203mm Formula Lightweight 2 Piece Black Rotors Front & Rear
Brake Levers: Other Romphaia Custom Silver
Shifters: Shimano XT M8100 I-Spec EV
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore M6100 12 spd. Misc.: Superstar 13T Jockey Wheels Red
Chainguide: Other Unite Components Compact V2 Red. Misc.: Compact V2 Bash Guard Silver
Cranks: Shimano SLX M7100 12 spd 165mm. Misc.: Burgtec Crank Bolt Red
Chainrings / Sprocket: Other Burgtec Shimano DM Thick Thin 30t Silver
Bottom Bracket: Other Nukeproof Horizon ⌀ 24mm, 73mm Red
Chain: Shimano SLX M7100 12 spd QuickLink
Cassette / Rear Cog: Shimano Deore M6100 12 spd 10-51t
Pedals: Other Unite Instinct Silver
Front Rim: Other Hunt Enduro Wide 29". Misc.: Rimpact Origional Insert
Rear Rim: Other Hunt Enduro Wide 27.5". Misc.: Rimpact Pro Insert
Hubs: Other Hunt Large NDRO Rapid Engage, 110/148mm, 32/36 Spoke
Spokes: Other Triple Butted (2.2-1.6-2.0) PSR Reinforced Pillar Spokes
Front Tire: Michelin Wild Enduro Gum-X TS 29" x 2.4" Front
Rear Tire: Michelin Wild Enduro Gum-X TS 27.5" x 2.4" Rear
Saddle: Fabric Scoop Race Shallow. Misc.: Welsh Flag Limited Edition
Seatpost: USE Helix 2.0 165mm Drop ⌀ 31.6mm
Seatpost Clamp: Other Superstar Elite ⌀ 34.9 mm Red
General Info
Model Year: 0
Riding Type: Freeride
Weight: 37 lb 0 oz (16783 g)
Additional Info: Reach - 465mm Chainstay - 435mm BB Drop - 30mm HA - 64 SA - 76

Vital MTB member james-skipper james-skipper 12/28/2020 7:52 AM

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Have you had a chance to ride it yet? I'd love a review as I'm thinking of the exact same build

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I've only had it out on XC rides so far thanks to lockdown so not given it the beans yet. Quality wise I really can't knock it considering the price, welds all look good and the alignment / fitment of components is all good. It feels like the money saved comes from the massive wait time (9 months despite being originally quoted 4) and the lack of attention to detail (He didnt leave clearance for a water bottle despite my attempts to make it clear that I needed one so he just didnt put mounts on without letting me know before delivery). All in all though if you're on a budget / want to prioritise spending on other areas I'd still definitely recommend one! If you've got any specific questions let me know

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How does the coil perform with the rising leverage ratio of the rear swingarm?

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Not had a chance to get out on it yet thanks to a mixture of work and the ol' rona. I'm hoping that between the progressive coil and the wide adjustment range the CC shock provides I can largely get it to feel how I'd like

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I have a similar setup- a frame with a nearly identical rear suspension layout, and I've tried both the coil and air DBinline on it. My coil is also a progressive coil, but I couldn't get it to feel right. It wasn't bottoming out, but it felt like the rear would get hung up on larger square edged hits, or rather like halfway into its travel there was a compression "wall" I had to push through to feel plush. Like you, the snow mixed with the rona has kept me from putting very many rides on it. I would like to try a firmer spring with less preload, but the air inline with max spacers felt great right out of the box, so I haven't tried to tune the coil further.

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I'm guilty of being a serial tinkerer so I'm willing to put in more time than would probably be considered sensible in order to get it feeling 'right'. We'll have to see how it goes once I've got some miles on it - out of interest how many turns of preload and what % sag were you running yours with?

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Its harder to measure sag with a coil, but it was roughly 35%. I don't remember the number of turns, but it was probably "too many".

This is why I want to try a firmer coil.

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