Is it just me or does the Judge's ability to absorb chop and braking bumps at high speed suck?
Iv'e had my Judge for about 2yrs now and being that it is the only DH bike I have owned I feel that the rear is waaay stiffer than a dh bike should be. I'm only comparing it to a couple of buddies new bikes. I have a DHX 5 in the rear and the settings are all the way to soft. (75psi in boost, preload 1 turn, PP one turn from full -, and bottom out to the third line, softest)
I determined that it may be the linkage because the Y-links are pressed up against the frame and the outside nylon washers will not rotate.
Well I slapped a new linkage kit and new grease to cannondale's specs in and it still feels the same. The linkage is still pressing the nylon washers. Big bumps and drops no problem and it feels good in the street. As soon as it gets choppy or braking bumps instant hardtail dh bike. The rear is very slow to react to bumps. It does not feel like my buddies bikes with ball bearings in all the linkage do it.
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Thread: 2006 Judge 1 issues with linkage
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