whats sort of riding do you do most and what sort of suspension feel are you after? sounds like a candidate for a larger volume spacer to me. My suggestion would be go up a volume spacer size, and unless you're mainly descending, try 27% sag.No pumping. It uses about 60% of travel when I casually, slow roll over a speed bump (not a thin abrupt one either). 240psi for my 180lbs with 5 clicks of LSC from closed. Sag is right about 16mm for the 210x55mm shock...so about 30%. I guess I could keep just jacking more air into it...maybe yank the spacers entirely too.
I have the 140mm version with DPX2. I reached out to Avalanch to see what their perspective was. They said that the BC edition (and mine to an extent) has a really high leverage curve in the beginning and is super progressive in the end (based on their charts). He said that the bike was fairly ideal for a coil shock, but not necessarily an air shock and that they had some options that would work well.Question to all Instinct BC owners - do you get full travel out of the rear?
I can literally huck to flat from a drop (1,7m) and I won‘t use more that 58mm of the 63mm stroke of the DPX2 shock.
Sag is set 35% as recommended by Rocky for the BC Edition.
Rear suspension feels great though I don‘t mind not using full travel. But I really wonder if anyone does use it?
My local shop told me the same but to be more specific...2020 frames will be replaced with carbon everyone else is getting the aluminum frameSo I just got back from LBS, owner tells me when they built the bike the welds weren't hot enough and "could" get stress fractures and fail. I have a 2018 Instinct A50 and they told me I drop bike off they take pictures of serial # then I wait 4-8 weeks for a replacement front triangle. I have the O.D. green frame and what he told me is they won't color match the new frame, going to do a neutral color. WHAT? This way LBS's will know the color of replaced frames. I am waiting this one our until Nov-Dec. As I was pulling out of the parking lot a dude was wheeling his 2020 Instinct in and I was talking to him, he told me they were replacing his frame right then and upgrading to Carbon, thats alot different from what the owner just told me. So I am waiting this one out to see the facts.
I know I can get it to the bumpstop but I'm not sure how much further it gets. I've never felt any sort of bottom out. The travel just feels endless. I would say I could go with a lighter spring but wouldn't know without trying one.Thank you for reply.
How hard it is for you to bottom out?
How does the bike pedal with the Coil vs an air shock? Is the bike insanely better with the coil vs air? Avalanche basically told me the bike was designed to work best with a coil based on the suspension curve etc. I've never ridden a coil tho.I know I can get it to the bumpstop but I'm not sure how much further it gets. I've never felt any sort of bottom out. The travel just feels endless. I would say I could go with a lighter spring but wouldn't know without trying one.