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    Push`d PIKE Team is it worth it over other Pikes???

    Hi guys, I might get a pretty decent deal on a RS pike team tuned by Push industries.
    The thing is that i donīt know if itīs worth it or if should i wait to get a newer pike (409, 426 or 454) for that price.
    What do you guys think?

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    The price you could get it for would probably help everyone help you with your decision...

    FWIW, unused Pikes can be found on Ebay in the high $200s, so base your decision on that.

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    The price is 200usd for the push`d pike.
    And i have been looking up ebay, pinkbike and mtbrīs classifieds for a couple of months... really hard to find new OR used pikes under 300 usd.

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    Hereīs a pic the seller sent me of the Pike. Looks in good shape:


    And this is the bike itīs for:

    2011 GT Avalanche
    Last edited by juancho142; 09-26-2011 at 04:42 AM.

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    I would personally avoid a Pike that old.

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    PUSH'ed Pike is set for the original owner's weight and riding preference.
    It could work for you if you share the same weight and riding style.

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    I personally would not buy a fork older then 08. I owned a 454 dual air and loved it. What kind of bike is it going on or intended use? are you looking for air or coil? You miss the resurrculation of many Pikes' when the 20mm Revs came out in 2010.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strafer View Post
    PUSH'ed Pike is set for the original owner's weight and riding preference.
    It could work for you if you share the same weight and riding style.
    not sure this is true all the time.
    It IS true if they had it custom tuned.
    My PIKE 454 was bought used for ~$300...and the previous owner had it PUSHED.
    I was familiar with PUSH from having my rear shock done earlier (which they custom tune).
    anyway...I rode it for a season, then sent it out for a rebuild during the Winter. PUSH runs a special when they knock $$ in the off season.
    Sent it out...and it took 2 months to get back ONLY because they were nice enough to update all the internals with their latest and greatest parts that were arriving from production.
    So, they gave me all new internals and a rebuild that was NOT based on my rider weight (although they do ask weight, riding style...).

    I say go for the used if it's not beat (mine was near mint).

    They actually called me to tell me about the fee upgraded internals, and to tell me there would be a delay in receiving the parts. PLUS they knocked 20% off the price of the rebuild due to the extended delay.

    PUSH...and the PUSH "family" are top notch.

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    The fork is this one:


    Also could have a good deal on a PIKE 426 (not PUSHed), but donīt know yet about that one.
    Looks pretty neat, what do you guys think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vertr View Post
    I would personally avoid a Pike that old.
    I just saw the pics of the fork (wouldnt load at work).
    I would prob avoid an older PIKE team as well.
    I saw a couple of 454's on MTBR recently for <$300.
    ...or was it Pinkbike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by juancho142 View Post
    Hereīs a pic the seller sent me of the Pike. Looks in good shape:


    And this is the bike itīs for:

    2011 GT Avalanche
    That PUSH'd Pike has a 20mm Thru Axle. Your current setup has a 9mm QR. This means no workie, unless you plan on replacing a wheel, which means lotsa money, blah blah blah.

    Look at newer Pikes. You'll be glad.

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    I am getting a 20mm hub for it, of course.

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    In case you didn't see the post by sambs827

    The Push'ed PIKE you show in the picture on the jamis is a 20mm axle fork. It won't fit the front front wheel on your GT. You will need a new wheel with 20mm hub to use that Pike in the picture on your GT.

    Were there ever any 9mm QR Pikes? (Sorry, I haven't paid any attention to forks with smaller axles in many years.)
    Last edited by derby; 09-27-2011 at 09:30 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by derby View Post
    In case you didn't see the post by sambs827

    The Push'ed PIKE you show in the picture on the jamis is a 20mm axle fork. It won't fit the front front wheel on your GT. You will need a new wheel with 20mm hub to use that Pike in the picture on your GT.

    Were there ever any 9mm QR Pikes? (Sorry, I haven't paid any attention to forks with smaller axles in many years.)
    I know, read post #12. All Pikes are 20mm axle. Iīm buying a 20mm 32h hub for my current wheels.

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    BTW, this pike was rebuilt by PUSH twice for what iīve read, any oppinions on that?

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    The Pike Team is 2005īs 454, right? Iīve been looking and it has alu crown and steerer tube.

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    I too would go for a newer fork. FWIW, I picked up a brand new in the box Sektor RL off ebay for $240 shipped a month or so ago. I think if you were to look around a bit more you could find a much better deal.

    The new Sektors and Revelations come in 9, 15 and 20mm axle sizes too, so you have more options there as well - which could help your budget.

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    If this seller is from Miami, then this could be my old fork. I sold it because I bought a Lyric coil for my Knolly. It has been thru PUSH twice because the first time was for the Factory service and the second time was for a regular service, so there was nothing wrong with the first service. It was a smooth ride and got full travel.
    Hope this info helps
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    The PUSH system replaces the lame port orifice damper with a shimmed dual flow damper. As long as the bushings are fine then that "old" fork will far outperform newer Pikes. You'd have to go to a Revelation with BB damper to get better performance and those are a LOT more $'s so a lot of bad advice in this thread from guys who've never even ridden a PUSHED Pike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kompressor View Post
    If this seller is from Miami, then this could be my old fork.
    Yes he is! I guess itīs that fork!
    Thanks for the advice G MAN!
    Although i dunno right now, apparently the seller told me the U-turn feature doesnīt work in this fork, which kinda sucks for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by juancho142 View Post
    I know, read post #12. All Pikes are 20mm axle. Iīm buying a 20mm 32h hub for my current wheels.
    Cool, then. Sorry.

    Pike's are great, very stiff and precise. I had a PUSH'ed Pike (now Lyrik for longer travel). It was better at fast ride speeds, it didn't pack down while still able to set slower rebound for tight trail. Stock you have to tune the damper to bias either for faster speed rough trail with little pack down firming, or slower trail to track the small bump and avoid bucking after bigger bumps.

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    Maybe too late but I have been riding a 2005 Pike Team Dual Air since Jan 2006. It was originally on my Ellsworth Joker and is now on my Santa Cruz Blur LT2. ( great balance of travel ) I had the fork Pushed about a year and a half ago and when I received it it was like a brand new fork. I am planning on keeping this fork as long as I can. IT ROCKS!! As long as Push Industries still rebuilds these I will keep them. I may get new lowers someday as mine are looking not so fresh. Revelations are lighter more sophisticated and way more $$$$$$. I don't have a U turn version so can't comment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by juancho142 View Post
    Yes he is! I guess itīs that fork!
    Thanks for the advice G MAN!
    Although i dunno right now, apparently the seller told me the U-turn feature doesnīt work in this fork, which kinda sucks for me.
    I would want to check the fork out. 6 years is pretty old, it could be fine or trashed. I have a Team I bought new in `05. I road it a lot, and after 5 years, the bushings were getting a little worn, so I bought new lowers for $150. It still performs great.

    I got the PUSH tune sometime in `08. It is definitely an improvement.

    Assuming that fork is coil, I don't understand how the u-turn could not work, unless the u-turn knob is broken, and if that fork has the original plastic knob, those break easily. You can buy an aluminum one to replace it.
    15mm is a second-best solution to a problem that was already solved.

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