Since we actually got some rain here in Norcal, I got the Mudhugger front and rear. I've only used the rear once, and it was great. The front is pretty much permanently on my bike these days; even more than keeping mud and dirt off of me, it really helps to keep my stanchions much cleaner (which I think must be a plus).MamTor
The Mudhugger is the best thing ever. My buddies all have em here on Vancouver Island and a dry bum is a happy bum.
I am on my third season on the Burner. Was kinda getting bored with how the Burner was riding. I was in the same boat and was going to change my Pike from 150mm to 160mm. Then I decided to mess around more with my Pike and added two tokens to the fork and dropped the PSI down a lot and made the rebound several clicks faster. It made a big difference....it was more supple for the small bumps, but got rid of any bottom out on bigger hits. Feels planted but poppy when you want it to. Seemed to make the Burner more lively overall as well. I also dropped the PSI on the rear shock slightly and the bike went from being good to holy sh#t this thing rips! Not sure what took me so long to sort out the suspension on this thing, but its like a whole different bike now. Seems like small PSI changes make a huge difference on how this thing behaves. Once you sort your numbers you will know what I am talking about.I have a question. I have been riding my 2014 burner, with the fox kashima shock, standard pike 150 rtc3, Hope Enduro wheelset, and Thomson 50mm stem /730 carbon handlebar cockpit for 2 years now. Last few weeks I have done a lot of downhill riding in the Alps. Both in France (near Puy st Vincent) and Austria (Saalbach). I experienced several bottom outs on the front, running the recommended pressure. I am 40 years old, not much of a jumper, but I like to ride fast through rock gardens and over brake bumps.
Even though I love the Burner I am looking for further improvements.
What improvements can I expect with adding tokens to the Pike? Especially regarding smoothness and small bumb performance?
Would an angle set help?
How much slacker would the head angle be if I change the Pike 150 for a 160 Lyrik?
Would I benefit from another rearshock? If so, what would you suggest.
I would love to get a RFX, but funds are limited.
Havent run the DBcoil so could not comment. Did run the RS Debonair for a little while with a M/M tune. It was a great shock but the Burner really needs a lighter compression tune to free up the suspension on small bumps and low speed roots. I switched back to the lighter tuned stock Fox CTD and played around a lot with the PSI to get it to do what I wanted in Trail and Descend mode. If you check around earlier posts on this thread I believe several guys have run the DB coil with good results.Any thoughts on the DBcoil [IL] shock? Would this suit the Burner well?