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    KS i950R or Crank Brothers Joplin 4

    Helle everyone. After a long time with my bike I have got the point that I really need it.

    However, after some reading that I have done and reviews that I saw, this two were the best option that I could find for their price. Any way, this two are almost the same from quality and to the performance in the field.

    So, before I am going to spend the mony, I just want to ask you all- what should i take ?

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    anyone ?
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    Kindshock, easily.

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    Sorry, didnt realize this was a serious question.

    KSi950 FTW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 006_007
    Sorry, didnt realize this was a serious question.

    KSi950 FTW.

    +1

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    KsÖ

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    Ks.

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    Ks!

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    KS i950r

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    I just made this same decision and went with KS. Love it.

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    Just incase you didnt get the memo, KS!

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    I guess it's really good one, or the joplin is a really bad one ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jordenkl
    I guess it's really good one, or the joplin is a really bad one ?

    Exactly...
    "I wrote a hit play! What have you ever done?!"

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    Is that a trick question? CB is 86ing the Joplin next year. Unless the little birdie told me a fib.

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    I have about 400+ trail miles on my KSi950R. All Ive done is re-grease under the stanchion collar and its been working like a champ. Occasional stick down low but a small bump brings it rite up. I was going to get the Reverb when it was released but I see no need to now as its been very reliable.

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    ok...so i can understand that the joplin is not a good option.....?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mimi1885
    Is that a trick question? CB is 86ing the Joplin next year. Unless the little birdie told me a fib.
    86ing? Whassat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jordenkl
    ok...so i can understand that the joplin is not a good option.....?

    Correct, Joplin is not an ideal option.

    Currently the leaders in the technology would be KS, Gravity Dropper, and the new Rockshox Reverb.

    I am not a fan of the mechanically operated Gravity Dropper, so if I had yo purchase a new unit right now it would be between the KS and the Reverb. KS is cheaper, not certain which is lighter, KS is reliable - but the Reverb is brand new so jury is still out on reliability.

    I have played with a reverb for about 15 minutes - it feels very similar to my KS - the hydraulic switch for it is a neat idea - not sure or its advantages though.

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    Hands down ks i950 over cb any day of the week.

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    Giant is due to release "Switch" in late Feb sometime. Claiming to be non-twist, 1-4 travel, air, comparable weight to others and around $225 msrp. Check the Giant boards, too stupid to link it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moozh
    86ing? Whassat?
    No mo, No longer available.

    if you want to know the slang then I don't know the correct origin, because there are a few who claimed to be the original user.

    I believe is named after the F86 sabre, but here's some more urban definition.
    http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/46084

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    I had the Joplin and it was a headache from day 1. Play in the seat clamp from the beginning. CB said this was ďnormalĒ. Then the Joplin began to have a spongy feel to the post even when it was fully extended. Bled it twice and did not help. Eventually, the seatpost would have about 1 inch of vertical play whenever I sat on it. It was like using an old suspension seatpost. Bought the KS about a 4 months ago and itís been rock solid. No issues at all. Iíve tried Crank Brothers pedals and had a similar experience. Crank Brothers makes very nice looking stuff, but itís just poorly engineered.

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    I have Joplin 3&4. Both have failed within a couple of month. My friends' joblin have failed as well. My ks i950 has been flawless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by puckhead
    Crank Brothers makes very nice looking stuff, but itís just poorly engineered.
    +1... Pretty but worthless...
    "I wrote a hit play! What have you ever done?!"

    Have Ashtray, Will Travel....

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    Thank you all for the help. The comments was helpful and I am appreciate it. Have a nice ride.
    You die just once, so, it's better be good.

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