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Nope, highdelll missed out

Dictatorsaurus said:


I bet Highdelll will post the first reply :)
When you get a chance, what's the bb hieght with the fork thats on it? And is it adjustible travel?

Thanks in advance-JMac

Nope, highdelll missed out! **Edit-Looks like I did too......
 

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How is it possible to push the air valve back into the closed position?
It hits the swingarm when you try to push it back?

If I wanted to mount the shock upside down, how is possible to mount it since both ends have different widths?
 

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So here it goes.

I got the bike early afternoon today and proceeded to put it together.

Had to assemble the following:

- Front wheel
- Reverse the stem
- Handlebar
- Seat and seat post

This bike is heavy and proud. Everything about this bike is burly and aggressive!

There was no way to push the air valve on the rear shock to the "closed" position since it hit the swingarm. So I removed the shock and assembled it upside down. The valve can be pushed to the closed position now without issues. I also replaced the stock grip with locked Sette Type S grips.

I'm 6' tall and I'm glad I went with the 19" Large frame. The medium frame wouldn't have felt too small since the large fits me good and I prefer the long roadbike-like stance. I will need to experiment with saddle height/angle and decide if the stem is the right length.

The front brake hose was routed through the shock so I removed the brake lever and routed the cable from outside. I've seen some leave it like that but I prefer to move it away from the wheel spokes and tire.

The bike came with a Sette Amp seat which I really like. It's a little narrow but was comfortable during the short ride around the block going over curbs and whatnot. I also bought the Sette Nyx saddle but haven't installed it yet.

This is my first FS bike and first bike with disc brakes. I couldn't believe how comfortable it felt going over curbs with my butt seated down. It was as smooth as butter. The Domain 318 coil shock is a heavy monstrous fork that can probably take tons of beatings and jumps. I'm still not 100% sure how the rear shock is supposed to be setup and how it's supposed to handle. But so far it seems fine going over bumps.

Still need to take this thing on the trails to decide how much I like it. But so far I think I made the right decision getting the Flite.
 

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Have someone who knows how shorten the cables and hoses and rebleed.
Looks like the shock is in the middle travel setting. Try it first in the longest setting while you play with tuning the shock.
 

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Thanks for measurement!

Dictatorsaurus said:
The middle of the BB is about 14 inches from the ground.
I've been teetering back and forth on getting a Flite. :confused: Trying to figure out roughly what it would be if I ran my 130mm fork on a temp basis to see if I like this type of frame. Then ultimately probably get a RS Revalation 120-150 travel.
 

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One thing I noticed is how long the shifter housings are. I need to shorten them.

Is it possible to reuse the ends of the housing or do I need to get new ones?
 

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Yes. Well I think....

Dictatorsaurus said:
One thing I noticed is how long the shifter housings are. I need to shorten them.

Is it possible to reuse the ends of the housing or do I need to get new ones?
There's slip gromets on ends and they should be able to be shortened. Make sure they aren't set long to accomidate for the travel though.

Maybe follow lelandjt's recommendation in his post to have someone do a quick once over on the cables & brake lines at a local shop. Shouldn't be too much time. Maybe 1/2 hour/$30-40 maybe?? (or buddy with tools/knowhow for some beer.....).
 

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Domain

Domain is a great fork.
It's a H.D AM/ Freeride fork..Will take serious abuse.
Nice ride.. Congrats:thumbsup:
 

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Dictatorsaurus said:
Is the slot closest to the front the setting for the longest travel?
Rear...

(BTW, I do think your cables are too long - found the thread;))
 

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Yes seems weird

highdelll said:
Rear...

(BTW, I do think your cables are too long - found the thread;))
Less leverage=more travel. :confused: How's your bike holding up against Bidwell?? Probably not riding much up there lately. They close it down pretty often after rain yes??
 

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Dictatorsaurus said:
Is the slot closest to the front the setting for the longest travel?
The mounting hole closest to the front is the shortest travel position .
 

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JMac47 said:
Less leverage=more travel. :confused: How's your bike holding up against Bidwell?? Probably not riding much up there lately. They close it down pretty often after rain yes??
the wheel travels more for a given stroke length (2") - picture it :thumbsup:
(and it's actually more leverage BTW)
Haven't been in bidwell lately, (been in redding temporarily) but while I was there, she held up great!
I'm not riding as much 'chunk' up here, but I am doing more drops and jumping - still great ;)
 
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