Cleavage Of The Tetons
Ok, got the bike built up, with all of the upgrades, it is just over 28 pounds. It was a hair over 32#’s stock. Not bad for a 160/170 rig. Still deciding between a Zeb and a 38...
Yeah I also heard the '21s are sold out, and my LBS is already having to reserve '22 models. I am lucky I at least got my name on an A70 I suppose.Well, I couldn’t get a frame only until next fall (seriously), so I went with a C70. But I am stripping it of everything but the X2. Then it gets a Fox 38, full XTR drivetrain and brakes, with dt240’s on carbon hoops. Also a 175 carbon dropper, carbon bars, dissector DD and the Assegai up front. Should be pretty badass.
On the side of the downtube where the rocky logo would normally be, is the entire purple/rocky mountain logo part just one big set of decals?Ohh my, this bike is sooo good!
You can't long shock this bike, Rocky mentions this in their Carbon Tech Manual on page 18 , highlighted in RED under "shock fitment" header.Greasy test run with the new ride.
Too icy/greasy to tell much, but you can feel the higher anti squat, pedals better than the previous instinct, was really good on rocky ups. It actually feels a little shorter even though the reach #’s are longer, probably due to the STA. Wheelies easier than the ’18 Altitude. Bummed the rear shock only has R and C, I will probably get a factory X2 to replace it In order to get HSC/LSC-HSR/LSR...
I really only got it dirty today, but so far I LOVE it. Felt right at ‘home’, if that makes sense.
So, nerds, any thoughts on running a 230x 65 shock on this thing?
What's different with his test is he says one chip changes the geometry, and on changes how progressive the spring rate is. I've never heard or seen anyone else describe it this way.
This is 100% a Fox problem. I don't consider fox forks rideable until they get a lowers service and a ton of slickoleum around the dust wipers. The issue is particularly bad in their larger forks and substantially less pronounced in the 32 and 34. It's something that I'll always do for myself before riding them the first time.- Fork felt super harsh and had a lot of stiction from day 1. After spending hours and hours bracketing my setup and trying basically every variation on every adjustment, I decided to give the lowers and air spring a service. The seals were bone dry and the air spring was caked with grease on the negative side. The fork feels much better now, although still a little harsh (tight seals maybe?)