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Temps were in the upper 60's today & the trails are starting to get good, so FINALLY went out for a little lunch ride on the 2011 Spot. Replaced a few parts since last time, prettied her up a bit & got it down to 31lbs 5 oz, purrrfect. Also pinched a little upgrade off someones work bench last night, which was a PLUS on this ride :thumbsup:

Can't wait for the next ride, I love this bike & set up, 66.5 HA & 13.7 BB seem to fit me perfect :D
 

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Sweet ride. My old stomping grounds there. I'd love to try one of those shocks!
 

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I can't believe you ride with a skewer in your rear. I thought you were pro-core. Please fix and repost your Homer approved updated pics.
 

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LncNuvue said:
I can't believe you ride with a skewer in your rear. I thought you were pro-core. Please fix and repost your Homer approved updated pics.
Back up wheels :D Hadleys are in need of new rims, 10mm TA on them babies:thumbsup:
 

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inkpad said:
Back up wheels :D Hadleys are in need of new rims, 10mm TA on them babies:thumbsup:
I guess that'll have to pass as an acceptable excuse :rolleyes: ;) Since 10mm bolts are overrated, IMO. But they do make a bike look tuff on the web.

Looks super killer:thumbsup:
 

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Darren wants his rear shock back.
How is it? The shock, I mean? I realize you only have the one ride in on it, but how does it compare to an MX tune coil?
Thanks!
 

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looks great inkpad, very nice build. i too am curious about your thoughts on the Plus RC3. i have a RT-AM showing shortly to complete my build. question, what is your actual axle to crown measurement, if you don't mind. i have my cane creek headset installed, with the external lower cup. i am using a float converted Talas reduced down to 150mm. just trying to figure what my head angle will be. might have to swap out the lower cup for a flush. my axle to crown measures 538mm. any help would be appreciated.
 

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Yes, ride report on the Plus RC3 please. I'm trying to decide between that and the RT models, pushed of course.

Great looking bike btw!
 

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Nice!

Man that shock is sick! Yes give us the lowdown ASAP! I am diggin my RT3 all I need for my trails but that thing...well lets just say it has got me wondering.
 

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Hey all,

Having only 1 ride so far on the PLUS, my 1st impressions are:

Very good bottom out control, even with compression full open I was able to hit some good ledges & high speed drops without fully bottoming out the shock, which, for an air shock, is very impressive. Dare I say, very similar feel to the MX Tune, which says a ton about the shock. My set up, 170 lbs in shock, 210 lbs with gear rider.

Small bump sensitivity is also pretty spot on, only slightly giving up plushness on the MX shock, though I'm sure PUSH will have this spot on, as Darren mentioned, this is only a test sample, & nowhere near an actual finished product.

The stock, 3 click compression settings are about as easy to use as can be, & at each setting you can really feel the difference. I ran it mostly full open, just to see if I could bottom it & how the small bump would perform, but did take a couple runs at full closed, which even at this setting, felt pretty damn good, only downside I felt was when pre-loading & popping over rocks it tended to pop the rear up a bit, though if I compensated for this I'm sure it would have felt a bit more stable. On another PLUS side, a little birdy told me there may be some fun changes to this set-up;)

And finally, the weight, as was mentioned, is over a half pound lighter than the MX shock, which, if I can get the same performance out of the PLUS, I am sold.:thumbsup:

& Reny, he ain't getting this one back : )
 

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mtnbkn4lyf said:
What travel are you set at on your Lyric that nets you a 66.5 H/A and 13.7 BB..?
Fork is set at 160, flush bottom cups, 2.35 rear highroller, 2.5 minion on the front nets those measurements.
 
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