I'm blessed with some the rockiest, root bogged trails around and the link and fittings are unscathed...slimat99 said:Though they need to protect the lower link and grease nipples better. If you ride rocky trails expect your lower link to take some hits.
I've had 2 VPP2 Nomad's and they both had to be retorqued after a couple of rides, then were fine after that. Well, on the second one I pulled it apart when brand new and put a ton of blue loctite on the threads, and it's been great since the retorque.MRC said:I've just picked up a second hand Blur LTc which is about a year old. There was some play in the suspension. I grabbed the service manual from the Santa Cruz website and basically just retorqued everything to spec. No play now which is great. The main issue the axle wasn't torqued to spec (35 in/lbs) which allowed one of the pivots to move around a bit. Will see how it goes over time, but I imagine if you follow the instructions with Loctite etc, it should be fine.