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    CCDB Air on a Spitfire

    Anyone tried it? Love the CCDB coil on my DH bike, and early reports of the air version being highly progressive seem promising for the Spitty. I've had some trouble bottoming the stock RP23.

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    FWIW I noticed on Facebook that Team Geronimo/Banshee bikes just put one on their Spitfire for testing... Team Geronimo/Banshee Bikes | Facebook

    As far as bottoming out the RP23, I solved that with using one of the reducers from Fox, the smallest one. It allowed me to run slightly lower pressure and not bottom out. I'm 200 lb btw.

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    I don't think the ccdba comes in the correct size for the spitty

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    I actually just installed one on the new spitty frames for one of the Geronimo guys on Saturday. So, yes, they come in the correct size. I have not had a chance to talk to him about how it rides yet but I will try to post up when I hear some info on it.

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    Do they have knobs yet, so you don't have to get out a wrench every time altitutude, temperature, rider weight or trail conditions change?
    Last edited by FM; 04-19-2012 at 10:17 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FM View Post
    Do they have knobs yet, so you don't have to get out a wrench every time altitutude, temperature, rider weight or trail conditions change?
    so i take it you don't like CCDB shocks
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    Quote Originally Posted by nhodge View Post
    so i take it you don't like CCDB shocks
    I sat on one briefly last week and it felt great.

    Just mystified, why no knobs?

    I had an avalanche chubbie for a while, also a great shock, adjusting was a pain in the ass though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FM View Post
    I sat on one briefly last week and it felt great.

    Just mystified, why no knobs?

    I had an avalanche chubbie for a while, also a great shock, adjusting was a pain in the ass though.
    @least now CC provides the tool so ya just need a screwddriver. knobs would be great, no doubt
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    It's easy to make a tiny tool for the CCDB using the collet tool from a Dremel. A few strokes of a file and there is no need to carry the CC tool and a screwdriver. It works for the Avy shock as well.

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    I think CC forgoes the knobs because of the way the tuning can be so sensitive on the DB and DB Air. Using tools to set up the damping allows you to be more meticulous in the set-up process, and helps to encourage people to keep track of their settings. A shock that is as tune-able as the DB Air can be amazing when set up properly, but it can also be horrible when it is set up poorly.

    On a related note, my friend with the DB Air is loving it on the Spitfire. Seems like we can still dial in the settings a bit and get it working even better. It is definitely a bit of a process since the shock is so tune-able.

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    Just got CCDB Air for my Spitfire.

    Anyone got any base tunes that I can start working on?

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    Yes I would put atleast 100 psi of fresh air inside it. And tighten the bolts. Hell maybe even lube the seal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bbmmtv View Post
    Just got CCDB Air for my Spitfire.

    Anyone got any base tunes that I can start working on?
    Email Malcom from canecreek. I emailed him and asked for a base setup for my scythe. He replied back pretty quick also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scythe View Post
    Email Malcom from canecreek. I emailed him and asked for a base setup for my scythe. He replied back pretty quick also.
    way off topic but...

    what were his suggestions for the Scythe?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Calhoun View Post
    way off topic but...

    what were his suggestions for the Scythe?
    As per the email I received.

    Run 2-3 turns preload on the spring .

    Open all adjusters counter clockwise. Be careful with the low speed
    adjusters they have small clicks, when you get near the end of the
    adjustment range and you feel resistance stop.

    Turn Adjusters clockwise

    HSR- 1.0-1.5 turns in from all out
    LSR – 11-13 clicks from all out
    HSC – 0.5-1-0 turns in from all out
    LSC – 10-14 clicks in from all out

    End of Email

    Haven't been able to get really see how these settings work yet. I was running a slightly longer spring, so the spring had a constant preload on it. So I ran with less lsc, about 6 clicks in. Ran faster lsr also. I'm about 180 with a 450 spring. I just installed my new coil today, so no more preset preload. I will have to give the settings a go again and see. I already know I will need to add lsc and maybe some hsc.

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    thanks for those settings, I am having some harsh hi-speed hits I want to dial out.

    what did you end up doing for the spring?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Calhoun View Post
    thanks for those settings, I am having some harsh hi-speed hits I want to dial out.

    what did you end up doing for the spring?
    Went with a nukeproof vivid ti spring. No compressing of the spring to get it on or off.

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    Thanks, Scythe !

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