Yes! RP and the hidden stuff in the area are the best trails in socal. How's it running now? Still crazy dry?
Anyone tried a 27.5 on the front of the status?
Thanks!! I built it with my fox 36 170mm, feels amazing just wondering about different stroke options. I will try the x2 with 62.5mm.I measured 14 mm extra rear wheel travel. The only difference is that. They didn't optimize that bit of extra travel, so it might be too linear or something, but I don't notice harsh bottoms or wonky shock stuff at or near bottom out. Still running the dpx2 with stock tune. I went 170mm on the fork, so I think it's nicely balanced. I like it.
I have plenty of uphills where I live, and I have not notice any problems with climbing (in the high position). Since it is so slack compared to my previous Jeffsy, it goes equally as great downhill as well. Absolutely amazing bike.Read through the entire thread, I’m looking to get this bike soon but I’m wondering how would lowering the rear end (raising the bb higher than the high setting) affect AS and AR? Not sure exactly how the rear shock mount point is put together but I have a feeling whatever adjustment comes stock I would be able to make a shock mount that would double the lift on high setting. Steepening the st and ht by about another .5 degree, and raising the bb making the geometry a little more suitable for trails with ups. Switching out the mount whenever I feel like having fun, trips or for park days. If I attempt this I’ll report back on the thread.
My understanding is that select Specialized dealers sell them (mainly on the West Coast). I can't speak to actual inventory at any of the approved dealers, though.I don't know if this was already asked, but is Specialized selling these in the U.S. yet? Just wondering how to get one. And is it sold as frame only?
Thanks for all of the information on this forum damisch! Any further thoughts on the coil setup? I received my S2 frame this week and am piecing together my custom build the next few weeks (photo of the Cast Blue frame [sorry for bad lighting] attached for those interested since I haven't seen many of them elsewhere). I was planning on swapping to a coil shock setup right away and noticed the leverage curve posted here is slightly different than the one posted in your YouTube video, but generates a similar progression rate (~20% on the low end). That should be plenty to run a coil shock in my previous experience but wanted to get your input after riding the setup for a few months.So far so good but I haven't been able to ride it much due to the weather.
It feels "dead" in a good way on the rear, very composed and it's still playful but maybe a little bit less than with the air shock. As for the bottoming out I can't say yet, I haven't had any issues but I also haven't ridden anything gnarly yet.
Yeah I’m already riding it pretty stiff for my weight, and it’s actually now to the point that it’s too stiff for my local trails. I ride really rocky high speed stuff and I need to officially lower the pressure. But I agree, it could use a lsc adjustment for sure, even bunny hopping this thing takes more effort than I would like. I hopped on a buddies new commencal clash and it’s super poppy and snappy, but very plush at speed at the same time. Guess I gotta get to tinkeringI think the shock tune needs more lsc or stiffer midvalve to help with the wallow (would love to play with the open circuit reed valve in the dpx2), but that won't make it more poppy. How much shock psi are you running? You should probably add more spring rate regardless of what shock you're using as that will make it more poppy for you. FSR in general is a low antisquat design that feels more plush than supportive. To some degree you have to ride faster and hit stuff harder for the same amount of pop. You can slightly over spring it get more support but you'll lose some plushness off the top. But if you're hitting features harder you'll make the ride feel plush naturally.