Awesome! Yeah...the code is good until next month. I just think it's a one time use per account. I burned mine already. But since my bike was defective...I'm hoping they will let me use it again on a new bike that I order from DB since they are the ones that screwed up sending out a defective bike.Take10 works, in fact I just called and had it added to my order retroactively. Thanks Nubster!
Call them, they're honor it yet.I jsut purchased my 3 yesterday. I may have to buy another one now as I didnt see the Take10 coupon code. That wouldve saved me another $250 over my corp discount as well. I wonder how that will work. DB has good customer service so far from when I had to reach out to them.
I don't think that has anything to do with the stays but rather a fit issue or possibly just the geometry of the bike. It's not that I don't want weight over the rear wheel...it's that when I am in the attack position I am WAY back...like just way too far. When I do a step decent it just puts me so far back that I actually have trouble getting back up and over the saddle into a proper position. It's just really strange. I've never had such an issue with any other bike. In fact other bikes I've actually struggled to get far enough back. This bike I'm struggling to not get too far back. When I order the new bike I think I'm going to go with an XL and see if the longer reach is what I need. The sizing is confusing. The chart on the site says one thing. The sticker on the bike says another. According to the sticker...the bike is too small. I know those are general guidlelines...but from the second I pulled the bike out of the box and got it together it felt small. I just figured I'd get used to it and for the most part it is ok. It's just the problem with getting too far back. And who knows...might be just me doing something wrong. I figure if I get the XL I can play with it a little in the yard and keep it in like new condition. If the larger size doesn't fix my perceived issue...I can send the bike back and re-order a Catch and give that a try to see if there is something to the longer stays and my problem.I have no skin in the game here so this isn't a suggestion or criticism, but are you sure you like the idea of shorter stays? You mention twice in this thread about not being immediately receptive to having your weight further back over the rear tire. That's why I mentioned you might actually prefer the longer chainstays.
Just something to consider since if you're not going with the higher end part spec of the Release 3, the only major differences between the Release 2/Catch 2 come down to tire size and geometry. I know longer, lower and slacker is one of the latest trends in an industry that desperately seeks out new trends, but maybe for some riding styles it has already gone too far? Of course the same can be said about 27.5+ tires, lol. Something to chew on.
That is the difference on the Pike, and the Monarch is just a plus can with a slightly firmer feel as reported by others.New email from DB. They are now willing to ship me a new bike while the busted one is
en-route to them. As long as they have confirmation that I shipped my bike back, they will send me a new one. I just have to make sure they will send me the XL instead of the L. So that's a big plus. Otherwise I was looking at several days for the bike to arrive, 2-3 weeks for refund. Order new bike and several more days to receive...I would be out the bike for up to a month getting this situated. So kudos to DB for this. I'm still kinda on the fence between just getting the 3 and dropping down to a 2. I know the shock and brakes are nicer. But I'll end up replacing the brakes anyways I think. Fork...is it actually better on the 3? Are the internal different or is it just the addition of the 3 position compression damping and how useful is that anyways? I honestly don't know. This is my first fork in a while and what I had prior didn't have anything like that. Shock...another part that might get replaced anyways. Seems like the Monarch is hit or miss for us heavier riders. So far, at 300 psi I still seem to have sag issues. Didn't bottom out on my last ride but I also rode it the whole time in the locked position and I was still getting a lot of activity from the shock. I'm only 265 (275-ish geared). So I'm looking at the Manitou McLeod option as suggested to me in another thread in the clyde section...unless someone else here has some other input on the shock situation.