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    POLL - jekyll shock position, head angle

    What position do you run you rear shock in? Steep or slack head angle?

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    slack

    Quote Originally Posted by coolatt
    What position do you run you rear shock in? Steep or slack head angle?
    Slacker than steep, but I run a TALAS up front so I can steepen it back up at will.

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    three to five turns below the steepest possible setting. if not agile enough, I lowered the lefty attachment rings by a quarter inch or so. still very stable on descents, suited me well (xl jekyll and lefty elo).

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    Factory lefty height, 2 turns from the steepest, nice and quick.

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    steepest is xc setting right?

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    yep. steepest = highest back end = biggest bottom bracket to ground distance = steepest angle of fork = most agile handling

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    I've experimented quite a bit and found that I much prefer it set at the steepest possible setting.

    Quote Originally Posted by coolatt
    What position do you run you rear shock in? Steep or slack head angle?
    "The question before the human race is, whether the God of nature shall govern the world by his own laws, or whether priests and kings shall rule by fictitious miracles."
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    Good job!

    The "Fr" setting, if we are talking about the 2002 or later, slow, stable handling

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    It'll be sweet if the jekyll was adjustable "on the fly". Something like an ELO jekyll, where you just push a button to go from the steepest to the slackest point, or to any two given points in between.

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    Lets hope.

    Well, like you said, ELO was invented, and theres no reason that an on the fly system like than couldnt be developed... Might need some kinda weird motors though. Think of how cool electonic lockout was when it came out, and I dont think that there was any other company that developed such a thing at the time. lets hope there will be lots of people want that kinda thing? Better keep our eyes open for the 2006 models

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    I hope the guys from Cdale are listening. That would be like the best bike of all times.
    I think the only weakness of the Jekyll right now is that, since the geometry can't be adjusted on the fly, most people will choose either setting; instead of using one for climbs and one for DH.
    It will also be cool to see a lefty with a sistem that compresses the fork for climbs, (I think there's a marzocci that does that) changing the tube angle dramatically.
    Who is this doin' this synthetic type of alpha-beta psychadelic funkin'

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    I have my set to the most slackened position without having the air valve sticking upwards. I do move it forward if I am going to do a trail with a lot of uphill though. I run a Marzocchi with 130mm of travel so having it in more of the FR position helps even out my angle.

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