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Just curious. I saw the Sultan set-up thread and noticed a few DUCs but no SCs. Just curious as to why not. In Michigan I feel the DUC would just be overkill, but would the SC mess up the geometry or something?
 

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Barny and I have run SC32's on our Turner snowbikes, and the SC32 is basically the only fork I have run on my Pugsley (which now has at least a 1,000 miles on it). In general I agree with Mike C's feelings on the fork, though mounted on our snowbikes, we don't push the fork quite as hard as he was. Since we have two of them laying around, it is quite possible that one will find its way onto my Sultan at some point. I have trepidation over the results though. It is a SUPER snowbike fork, but the twist under braking is something to behold. :)
 

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Why don't I ever see Leftys on the 29er setups? I have seen so many 'rave' reviews vs any negatives, I would think that the limited choices would force the single legger on to someone's ride.
 

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I run a Lefty on my El Rey and its great. Yes, there a bit of brake dive because I went with TPC over SPV, other than that its awesome. I also have a Reba and it has nothing on the lefty.

mtn hack said:
Why don't I ever see Leftys on the 29er setups? I have seen so many 'rave' reviews vs any negatives, I would think that the limited choices would force the single legger on to someone's ride.
 

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It's cool though if you get the Maverick SC32, because like all maverick owners you can help them do the R&D on the product as you own it.
 

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The Squeaky Wheel said:
Y'all are spinning yer wheels.

WB F135 is where it's at for the Sultan (after the addition of 30cc of Torco 7)
I would like to confirm your recommendation, but.................:cryin: :incazzato:

If UT beer and booze laws weren't so piss poor maybe I could send a bribe to get ahead in the MHC cue. :confused:

Back to waiting patiently, guess I'll have to be happy riding my other clapped out bike :p


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The Squeaky Wheel said:
Y'all are spinning yer wheels.

WB F135 is where it's at for the Sultan (after the addition of 30cc of Torco 7)
I forgot that whatever the Squeak is on is the $hit! :thumbsup:

Tomorrow (wed) at 6:30 a.m., south lot. Be there so I can hear how great the newest setup is.
 

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tscheezy said:
I call BS. WB said they needed to add exactly 1cc of oil to dial the fork in perfectly. :rolleyes:
First time I called to speak with their tech they said 1 cc.

That made no sense.

Second time I called I spoke with a different tech who said 1 oz (roughly 30 cc). That's made a tremendous difference and I'm pleased with the results.

So either tech #1 misspoke or I was hungover. Either way, final results are positive.

Sandbagging Hack said:
I forgot that whatever the Squeak is on is the $hit!
Now you're catching on

Sandbagging Hack said:
Tomorrow (wed) at 6:30 a.m., south lot. Be there so I can hear how great the newest setup is.
Already at work
 

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Ok, so now that this thread is getting a little off topic, we are in agreement that the Maverick fork sucks? I have to be honest, I mostly like the looks of it. Maybe I'll just get the DUC32. Or a Reba. Or that WB fork you all rave about. Maybe I'll keep waiting to be the first on my block to get a Fox F29. . .or a Manitou Minute.

I am definetly not going for the SC32 after reading more about it though.

-Daniel
 

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Random Drivel said:
So is this your follow up ride report, then? :D
OK....I don't know what WB was thinking with the "stock" configuration. With minimal effort I could easily bottom the arch against a 2.35 Rampage unless I set the air-assist comp damping to a point that the fork overall felt like poo. I reckon I could also have bottomed it against a smaller 2.1 Ignitor as well.

Adding 1 oz of Torco 7 made a tremendous difference. I'm probably not getting full 135mm of travel but I'm not bottoming and the stroke is smooth & controlled. For this bike it certainly feels like enough travel and the bike overall feels very balanced.

I don't know how I'd feel about this fork in 26" configuration - there's a good chance I wouldn't like it. But a 29" is not a 26." The big wheels inherently feel gushier so imperfections in suspension performance don't seem to make that big of a difference.

If you'd have told me two months ago that I'd be digging a WB fork I would have told you to put down the pipe. But I'm really quite happy with this fork on the Sultan. :thumbsup:

There's some good info on the Ventana forum from a Clyde on an El Rey who was having problems dialing this fork in. WB now has a kit that adds spring weight. He's happy with the final result.

For those of you between Sultan sizes thinking of running this fork, my advice is to think hard about the smaller frame. I'm between a M & L on paper at 5'10". With the taller WB fork I have less than 1.5" of standover and run a 90mm stem with an inch of headset spacing. The L likely would not have worked for me.
 

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The Squeaky Wheel said:
OK....I don't know what WB was thinking with the "stock" configuration. With minimal effort I could easily bottom the arch against a 2.35 Rampage unless I set the air-assist comp damping to a point that the fork overall felt like poo. I reckon I could also have bottomed it against a smaller 2.1 Ignitor as well.

Adding 1 oz of Torco 7 made a tremendous difference. I'm probably not getting full 135mm of travel but I'm not bottoming and the stroke is smooth & controlled. For this bike it certainly feels like enough travel and the bike overall feels very balanced.

There's some good info on the Ventana forum from a Clyde on an El Rey who was having problems dialing this fork in. WB now has a kit that adds spring weight. He's happy with the final result.
That's more like it . . .:thumbsup:

I have been e-mailing Darek @ WB back and forth over the past few days, discussing setup options and the like. I'm going to be ordering mine with the additional preload assist springs as well as a heavy duty bumper. I asked him about adding extra oil to the fork, and he felt that with the HD bumper it would not be necessary--though I will obviously do it if I have bottoming out issues.

Overall, the fork sounds lilke a winner. :thumbsup:
 

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The Squeaky Wheel said:
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Originally Posted by Sandbagging Hack
I forgot that whatever the Squeak is on is the $hit!

Now you're catching on

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Originally Posted by Sandbagging Hack
Tomorrow (wed) at 6:30 a.m., south lot. Be there so I can hear how great the newest setup is.

Already at work
Ouch! That would imply I actually have some skill or fitness.

PS: Good excuse.:rolleyes: We all know you barely work! And you didn't miss much anyway.
 
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