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    Well I didn't buy the shock for the Prime, I had it on my Lenz. I have the RWS bearings in the HLR and would need to get new shock hardware for the Prime before I could install it.

    Also x2, AOK and I ride similar terrain...so thats why

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    Production Prime Photo/Build thread

    Quote Originally Posted by LyNx View Post
    Really don't understand when people say stuff like this, have a shock sitting there, but prefer to hear what someone else thinks
    Er... Because this is a bike forum to discuss bike stuff? Yeesh....

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    Hum, thought the Cane Creek used the same size 1/2" hardware as the Fox. X-Fusion, RS stuff

    Quote Originally Posted by Colin+M View Post
    Well I didn't buy the shock for the Prime, I had it on my Lenz. I have the RWS bearings in the HLR and would need to get new shock hardware for the Prime before I could install it.

    Also x2, AOK and I ride similar terrain...so thats why
    Yeah, I know Maybe it's just me, but if I had the shock and all it took was getting the hardware, there's not even the slightest chance I wouldn't do that and try it out and then know I had a good backup shock with hardware in case anything happened to the other, that is if I didn't like it
    Quote Originally Posted by AOK View Post
    Er... Because this is a bike forum to discuss bike stuff? Yeesh....
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    The DBair does have the 1/2 size hardware, but I'd rather not press out the needle bearings and swap it all around. Not to mention I'm pretty pleased with the DBair on the Prime.

    If you want to buy the RWS hardware for me I'll be glad to try it out

    Obviously if I was dying to try it out, I would have already done it. For now, AOK's opinion will suffice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LyNx View Post
    Hum, thought the Cane Creek used the same size 1/2" hardware as the Fox. X-Fusion, RS stuff
    I don't remember for sure, it's been well over a year, but when I took off my Fox shock, the CC was not a swap the hardware and reinstall. I made some sleeves/bushings, and pressed them in.

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    Don't you have the original hardware that came with it, DU bushings etc or did you just do the RWC stuff? I've done needle bearing in the past, but honestly, with how straight the shock cycles on the new KS link, I don't think it's needed.
    Quote Originally Posted by Colin+M View Post
    The DBair does have the 1/2 size hardware, but I'd rather not press out the needle bearings and swap it all around. Not to mention I'm pretty pleased with the DBair on the Prime.

    If you want to buy the RWS hardware for me I'll be glad to try it out

    Obviously if I was dying to try it out, I would have already done it. For now, AOK's opinion will suffice.
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    I bought it second hand with the RWC bearings. Agreed that it isn't particularly needed, but it won't hurt.
    Last edited by Colin+M; 03-19-2014 at 07:56 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    I don't remember for sure, it's been well over a year, but when I took off my Fox shock, the CC was not a swap the hardware and reinstall. I made some sleeves/bushings, and pressed them in.
    Similar to Optimus, it's been a while since I replaced my DHX-A with a Vector Air so I don't remember the details, but I needed new hardware. IIRC, the width of the attachment points were different.
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    Production Prime Photo/Build thread

    Well that was fun! Got in a short lunchtime ride with the new shock. I am far from a suspension expert, but I am starting to understand the comments about "lacking mid stroke support" and "blows through travel" when discussing the Fox CTD.

    With just a little tweaking I had the Vector giving me a smooth ride with good small bump sensitivity and still providing a great pedaling platform feel. Nice! I'm sure I will continue to play with the settings, but I am happy with my decision to upgrade from the Fox.

    Also, the Vector seems like a much better match for the Pike up front. Much more balanced feel overall.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AOK View Post
    Well that was fun! Got in a short lunchtime ride with the new shock. I am far from a suspension expert, but I am starting to understand the comments about "lacking mid stroke support" and "blows through travel" when discussing the Fox CTD.
    Change that to "DHX-A" and that was my experience exactly. It was eye-opening.
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    Haven't had a chance to upgrade mine, but can confirm the thing (DHXA) just blows through mid stroke, re-shimming helped a bit, but still not impressed. When funds allow, I'll be getting one for my Prime.
    Quote Originally Posted by evasive View Post
    Change that to "DHX-A" and that was my experience exactly. It was eye-opening.
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    Lynx, you'll be happy to know that I ordered the RWC hardware for the Prime today. Our long, international crisis is over

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    Here's my XL 2012er.

    Raw with Rev RCT3s, Black Flag Pro wheelset, XT drivetrain, Formula The One brakes, Thomson 'hardware', Atlas 780mm bars.
    Shown in the 'xc-ish' disguise. If going on bigger trails, I'll have Ardent 2.4 tires and a Reverb mounted.


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    Phew, I was starting to wonder is I was going to have to petition the UN to intervene
    Quote Originally Posted by Colin+M View Post
    Lynx, you'll be happy to know that I ordered the RWC hardware for the Prime today. Our long, international crisis is over
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    I just got my membership!

    !STOKED!

    I just picked up my Prime today!

    XL raw 2013 frame w 142mm dropouts (Will pick up 150mm when available.)
    CCDBa CS shock
    2014 Fox 34 Float CTD FIT 140
    Zero stack Banshee headset

    It turns out that I got the last XL frame currently available from the Canadian Banshee distributer. Either there's a lot of giants riding this frame or Banshee didn't produce enough. I know my first and second choice of frame colours weren't available in my size. But I'll suck it up and enjoy the hell out of this frame colour!!

    My build should come together in the next couple of months. I need to start back at my summer season job to benefit from the employee deals/discounts to complete my build.
    Now that I actually have the frame the fire has seriously been lit to get my ****(the censorship on this site is cute!) together and get this bike built! Before the purchase it was still just an idea. But now it's real!!

    I'm not fussed that it isn't a 2014 frame with the stealth routing option because I'm planning on running a KS Lev 150mm. I've heard that the Integra still doesn't really have all its kinks worked out of it and the regular Lev is great anyway.

    My only nitpick is that the frame has a clearcoat finish. Which means that I can't remove the decals. I like an understated look with just a few brand details - notice the fork.
    Oh well, I'll get over it once I start spinning the pedals.


    Here's some bike pr0n!
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    Here she is making love to the camera.
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    Just my size.
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    I'm sure there's a witty line about PRIME riding hiding in here.
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    The sexiness of the CBDBa CS.
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    The big booty end of the CBDBa CS!
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    With a claim like this I'm sure this bike can withstand a serious thrashing under me!
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    The 29er Float standing tall.
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    Looking good R.E. you're going to have a great riding season this year and many in the years to come. As to the graphics, yeah, not a fan, but if you really don't like them a little aircraft thinners/remover/stripper will easily remove that clearcoat and the subsequent stickers/decals.
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    Congratulations, and thanks for the porn. Until you build it, you should keep it in a lighted display case in your living room. Good lord those stays are beefy.

    I've been lusting after the Prime for a while now. I'm in Texas, and we just got a Banshee dealer - Canyon Cycles West of Austin. They don't have a demo, but the owner is trying to work out a test ride for me with one of his customers that has an XL. So I might finally get to throw a leg over one of these beasts!

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    Hi Guys,
    My lower DU bushings have gone on my fox CTD, and it was just wanting to double check the size to order, as I don't seem to be able to find it on the website.
    A rough measurement puts the hole size at 8mm and the width at 40mm can someone confirm more accurate measurements please?
    Thanks.

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    40x8mm and 25.4x8mm

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    Confirmed! You will find it on the "Geometry"-page...

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    Done a bit of spring updating to the Prime before heading down to Fruita/Moab, got a Pike solo 150, KS Lev 150, and a new set of wheels built up - green I9 Torch classics w/ Derby 35mm carbon rims. Once the weather co-operates I'll try and get a better shot.
    Got to say it is weird getting back on regular skinny wheels after 4 - 5 months of riding a fatbike...
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    Well well well, thanks guys, blind as a bat i didnt spot that! now i need to find some where to buy them!

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    Chime-in for Keith.

    what size of chainring the Prime's suspension is optimized for?
    I'm switching to 30 (28 sometimes), from 32.
    would I experience any negatives from the change?
    thanks

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    The Prime is optimised for the 28-32 range... there is no such thing as an exact chainring size for any frame (no matter what marketing people tell you) as it changes as soon as you change gear, and varies depending on how much sag you run.
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    Quote Originally Posted by builttoride View Post
    The Prime is optimised for the 28-32 range... there is no such thing as an exact chainring size for any frame (no matter what marketing people tell you) as it changes as soon as you change gear, and varies depending on how much sag you run.
    thanks Keith.

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