Pretty sharp!Jerome said:Forgot to say : there's also a BETD linkage that gives either 90 (actual position), 110 or 130 mm travel.
Hi,CTRider said:Pretty sharp!
What travel setting do you primarily ride it in? That BETD linkage must match up well with the adjustability of the Psylo.
Just curious but are you in the UK Jerome?
Strange, because, by steepening the seat and head angle (when going from 90 to 110 mm), the bike should become more twitchy (which it has a tendency to be anyway). I know about the bearing kit, but since I plan on getting the 04 Stumpy, I'm not sure I'll invest any more money in this bike. As for pressure, I know the shock should hold air better and I've already been through a complete rebuild at a Fox center, but the problem remains. Maybe it's because the bike was originally a low-end model (although I put so much money in it that it turned out to be a high-end bike) equiped with a low-end shock...S-Works said:I got the BETD too, and have always run it at 110mm. Makes a world of difference over the 90mm setting. At 90mm you are at 3.6 inches of travel. I think the bike handles much better at 110mm, not as twitchy in tight singletrack. I also put Mountainspeed's dropout bearing kit in, also made a huge difference in rear travel smoothness.
I have a 99 Fox Float RC and I weigh 175lbs. My pressure is 155lbs. I've never had a single problem with the shock holding air. I have friend's who run close to 200lbs in the same shock. Maybe yours needs new seals if it won't hold air. DIY job, $10 in parts from Fox.
I'm running a TALAS upfront, usually at 90 -100 mm for climbing and closer to 110 for descending. Love the performance of the fork, it is truly as smooth as my Vanilla Forx before it. Also been running X-9 shifters and X-0 r. Der. They have performed flawlessly for the four months I've had them, very positive feel for shifing, and I've not had to adjust them once. With my XTR setup it seemed like I was adjusting the cable tension at every ride.
Good idea. I'll give it a try. At this time, we're under snow and it's freezing (Welcome to Canada ;-), so I'll see this springs how it works out. Thanks anyway for the advice. Nice bike, BTW. How much does it weight ?S-Works said:Jerome, One more thing. If you like your current head angle, but liked the 110mm travel better. You can have both, you simply flip you BETD link around, that will raise the BB a bit and steepen the head angle.
You do make the angles steeper if you raise the rear travel, since you " push " the bike forward. It's true that you can go further in the travel, but, since (except if you allow more sag) you're gonna use the same travel in a given position, whichever the shock travel , the relative angles when the shock compresses are gonna be more agressive (steeper)if you raise the rear shock travel. On the opposite, if you raise the length of the fork, you're gonna slacken the angles.S-Works said:Jerome,
you are not making it steeper by changing the rear travel, if anything you make it slacker because the suspension in back can compress more, making the head angle slacker.