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    Your Recoil Pictures, Lets see them all!!!

    Recoil 2009, 90% upgrades, & soon I will make it a 9 speed 3X9 with Sram X7
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    Hello???

    Hello???

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    Quote Originally Posted by arielDB View Post
    Hello???
    .....Mcfly!?


    We are here, where were you when I posted the "no love for the RECOIL" thread?

    I posted pics in the thread sticky "show us your diamondback" up-top. I will re-post them here though.





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    Nice

    Nice job Skulltoy

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    Goodbye POS rear shock....
    New fork should be coming in tomorrow.
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    The rear shock makes a big difference

    The rear shock makes a big difference, just to let you guys, got all my parts on ebay so just take your time and you can get crazy deals!!!!!!

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    Cool bikes! Why don't you save your money toward a complete Sortie 2, ie.? For all the upgrades it would be cheaper in most cases. But I understand upgrade as you got the $ too and customize it as well!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidNeiles View Post
    Why don't you save your money toward a complete Sortie 2, ie.? For all the upgrades it would be cheaper in most cases. But I understand upgrade as you got the $ too and customize it as well!
    lol no such thing as saving money in my house. Got two step-daughters and a baby on the way. Plus, I have too many other hobbies (running, lifting, surfing, working on my car), so I need to split what little money I have left over after bills between all of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidNeiles View Post
    Cool bikes! Why don't you save your money toward a complete Sortie 2, ie.? For all the upgrades it would be cheaper in most cases. But I understand upgrade as you got the $ too and customize it as well!
    "Dave.......Dave, what are you doing Dave?" HAL



    I would love to be able to buy a SoRTIe 2 or even a top end MiSSioN (Want the Hammerschmidt), but to pull back the dreaming here, the SoRTIe 2 is listed at $2200 most places?

    I cannot vouch for the other RECOIL owners, however, for me the 2011 RECOIL cost me $533 shipped to my door.

    The higher end parts, some of them I had just put on my hard-tail three months ago, and some like the FOX shock I was lucky to snag the deal. I have a little over $700+ in upgraded parts in the RECOIL. (90% of them new within the last four months and just transferred to my new bike from my old.)

    So $533 + $700+ is only $1233+, a little over half the price of a SoRTIe 2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arielDB View Post
    The rear shock makes a big difference, just to let you guys, got all my parts on ebay so just take your time and you can get crazy deals!!!!!!
    That is where I got the shock is off of ebay. Killer deal too......................

    Made a HUGE difference over the cheap cheap Tough Shock thingy..............
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    Well for me guys........

    Well for me guys, at the time summer of 2009 I just had to get back into MTBing, @ the time I did not have $2000 for a FS bike, wife & 3 kids, & I don’t think I will like a hardtail, so the Recoil was about $575, I did like the color & the looks, then after a full summer of using the bike, I took my time all winter looking for good deals on eBay, like my Fox RP2 NEW for $80!!!!
    My Fox Talas 32 for $350 NEW!!!! Race Face Crank for $125 NEW!!!!! & some other good parts for good prices, I think I have $1400 into the bike, but the difference is I did not put $1400 all in one shot, so it’s not so hard on the wallet so I think I did well.

    P.S My LBS thinks im crazy, the guy that the fork alon is better then the frame but they still like me

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    I got my RP2 off of ebay also. It was used, I think I paid like $60. The Rock Shox Tora I got off ebay also. Not sure what model it is, but it looks like a 2009 and it's supposedly new (we'll see when the FedEx guy delivers it today). It was $123 shipped.

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    More Pictures

    Hey!!! I wasnt to see more pictures of other Recoils I see its just 3 of us

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skulltoy View Post
    "Dave.......Dave, what are you doing Dave?" HAL



    I would love to be able to buy a SoRTIe 2 or even a top end MiSSioN (Want the Hammerschmidt), but to pull back the dreaming here, the SoRTIe 2 is listed at $2200 most places?

    I cannot vouch for the other RECOIL owners, however, for me the 2011 RECOIL cost me $533 shipped to my door.

    The higher end parts, some of them I had just put on my hard-tail three months ago, and some like the FOX shock I was lucky to snag the deal. I have a little over $700+ in upgraded parts in the RECOIL. (90% of them new within the last four months and just transferred to my new bike from my old.)

    So $533 + $700+ is only $1233+, a little over half the price of a SoRTIe 2.
    Well I have seen the Sortie on closeout or just a good sale like the 2 for 1500 and the 3 for 2000. Right now there is a 25% off clearance @ my work so the Sortie 1 2010 is @1000! and the M2 instock is 3400 on 1 week special for 2k! got 2 look for the deals. It is not just the suspension, drivetrains and better frames IMO too. But to each there own! I got bills and cars to fix too lol! Its all good, to each there own!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidNeiles View Post
    Well I have seen the Sortie on closeout or just a good sale like the 2 for 1500 and the 3 for 2000. Right now there is a 25% off clearance @ my work so the Sortie 1 2010 is @1000! and the M2 instock is 3400 on 1 week special for 2k! got 2 look for the deals. It is not just the suspension, drivetrains and better frames IMO too. But to each there own! I got bills and cars to fix too lol! Its all good, to each there own!
    Well, that is a good deal? I am is a broke arse cracker though....................

    How about this, I will trade you my Recoil for your Mission?

    There was a theme in my post as the other guys mentioned, I did not plop it all down at once and was a bargain hunter for most of the components.

    ........besides, I love to build things and make them my own: my Jeep, my bike, my house, my computer, my wife..........."sKuLLy made this"..............

    I have all the tools, and I know every millimeter of my bike, that to me is as much fun as riding itself.

    Diamondback should sell just the frame sets as other makers do. In my world I would probably just strip a new bike down and make it my own any-who. So for obsessive compulsive features like I have I could buy a Mission frame and build my own..........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skulltoy View Post
    Well, that is a good deal? I am is a broke arse cracker though....................

    How about this, I will trade you my Recoil for your Mission?

    There was a theme in my post as the other guys mentioned, I did not plop it all down at once and was a bargain hunter for most of the components.

    ........besides, I love to build things and make them my own: my Jeep, my bike, my house, my computer, my wife..........."sKuLLy made this"..............

    I have all the tools, and I know every millimeter of my bike, that to me is as much fun as riding itself.

    Diamondback should sell just the frame sets as other makers do. In my world I would probably just strip a new bike down and make it my own any-who. So for obsessive compulsive features like I have I could buy a Mission frame and build my own..........
    This is all true, but usually you'll get a much better deal on a complete bike they way u want it then piece by piece,

    DB has said they are going to sell frames soon!
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    Goodbye POS Suntour fork.... The Tora feels about 1/2-1 lb. lighter, but haven't had a chance to test it out yet, though. Didn't want to tire my legs out for the 5k I'm running tomorrow.
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    Here's mine, with a few upgrades.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Desert_Rat View Post
    Here's mine, with a few upgrades.
    NICE!

    What is with the theme of the TORA fork? Is seems like everyone with a RECOIL upgrades with that fork (except for Ariel).


    ......I am going to go buy a Marzocchi now................juz 2 be different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Markapuu View Post
    Goodbye POS Suntour fork.... The Tora feels about 1/2-1 lb. lighter, but haven't had a chance to test it out yet, though. Didn't want to tire my legs out for the 5k I'm running tomorrow.
    ???????? I believe the TORA is actually heavier?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skulltoy View Post
    ???????? I believe the TORA is actually heavier?
    I don't have a scale, but the Tora is noticeably lighter just by feel.

    What is with the theme of the TORA fork? Is seems like everyone with a RECOIL upgrades with that fork.
    I noticed that too, along with everyone having Fox Float shocks...... I guess I should have gotten a Marzocchi 22 R like I had originally planned.

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    I would get a Recon or Reba if I were you, The Tora is still a begginer fork.. the Recon or Reba would be a big jump in weight, performance, adjustablity... I wouldn't get a low end Zoke IMO, Stick w RS or Fox IMO
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidNeiles View Post
    I would get a Recon or Reba if I were you, The Tora is still a begginer fork.. the Recon or Reba would be a big jump in weight, performance, adjustability... I wouldn't get a low end Zoke IMO, Stick w RS or Fox IMO
    Well the TORA is a huge increase in quality and ride over a RST or Suntour

    I picked my TORA up for $125 brand spanky new originally to replace the RST Capa on my Cannondale.

    My goal was to save up and buy a nice FOX I can float around the different frames as I go along. Although I have been looking at a 2010 Marzocchi 55 RV (good feedback and reviews), I see them in many places for like $250 and then go for a new wheelset with a 20mm front axle. Going to a 160mm might make the bike geometry not so............although I need something pretty tough on my bike, as I ride it like in like I did when I was 13 and my BMX,

    I hate this obsession with modification, just as addicting as my Jeep stuff, the wife never understands;

    ".......but honey this a much higher quality or better than what I have and I need it!"
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    Man this stuff is addicting..................

    Finally got around to changing my crank configuration. I was running a 1x9 for awhile, but with only a 32t front, it was smack dab in the middle no real high gears and no real lows. So I swapped out my 32t for a 36t and added a 24t granny. Had to change out the bash guard as my old one was only 32-34t. After going to the LBS twice as my chain-ring bolts were too long, finally got it on! I also upgraded to SRAM X.7 shifters 2x left and 9x right.



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    Bit of a bump here, and slightly offtopic, but I didn't want to start a new thread.

    Right now I have a Wally's World bike and it is nice (well, not really) for what I use it for, light trails and riding about 7-8 back and fourth road miles I ride every day. But for my next bike I am really wanting something all mountain full suspension. I have a 29er HT and it's nice and this Sat. I'm trying some nicer ones. However AM bikes seem to be the bike for my riding I want to do, still some nice easy enjoyable trails, but get more technical, and I love some good downhill runs. And they look cool, haha.

    Now I know most FS below 1000$ arent the best, and I get what I pay for, etc., but the Recoil and Recoil Comp (both 2011) have caught my eye as something nice now, won't break the bank, and are very upgradable.Definatley going to be upgrading them as things break and/or I want better componets to upgrade to something that'll be pretty nice. Eventually maybe even try some 650B wheels, they seem like the perfect size to me.

    I really think both look pretty good. There is no frame difference, so it may just be a better option to go with The Recoil and save the 65$ upfront. Not as good components, but still better than what I currently have, and as I said will be getting upgraded eventually. Will the stock coponents on The Recoil really be sufficient enough for beginer riding untill Im able/want to upgrade though, or should I pay the little extra upfront? It appaeras that The Comp has QR hubs where the regular Recoil does not? For me that'd be major weight towards buying The Comp.

    So any insight from you guys? From the pics your modded Recoils all look like atleast 1000$ bikes, probalbly closer to 1500$ Those are definatly some pretty good componets on them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Birddog07 View Post
    Bit of a bump here, and slightly off-topic, but I didn't want to start a new thread.
    So any insight from you guys? From the pics your modded Recoils all look like at least 1000$ bikes, probably closer to 1500$ Those are defiantly some pretty good components on them.
    To give you my reasoning of where and why I choose a RECOIL.

    If I had the means (money) to buy it all at once I would have bought a MISSION 2 up, all the great components all right there, but $2000+ worth of bike all at once, I just could not do without selling a body part and having a really good excuse for the wife. Sounds like you are in the same category I am in.

    I REALLY like Diamondback's approach to all their bikes and really impressed with the Knuckle Box design but I will have to wait a little on it.

    With the RECOIL you get a great quality frame like the Missions or Sortie frames, you were correct, no matter if it is the COMP or not it is the same frame. (They both have the same wheel-set and are QR.) The color would be a big factor black or matte titanium which I liked. If you have no high end components now or want to upgrade now, the COMP would be better choice; better rear shock, brakes and a remote lock out on the fork right off the bat.

    I only paid $533 for my RECOIL delivered to my door, and already had 90% of the upgraded components on my hardtail.

    The COMP version I see around for $800-$1000, I see Sortie 1's for like $1200, if that is the case I would save up the extra $400 and a get the Sortie???? (knuckle-box suspension, better components.)

    I am really happy with the RECOIL, it looks good, rides great, and feels wonderful to ride. My riding style I guess is; ALL MOUNTAIN, as I ride anywhere and everywhere, always looking ahead for the potential jump, huckable rock, and adrenalin pumping path. The bike is considered more Trail bike so I hope my child like riding mentality, the RECOIL will hold up, for at a least a little while. Yes it is an old school design single pivot, but they are proven and less parts and this combo will work for me for now.


    It is all about what you can afford to do NOW, how long you can WAIT, and where your priorities are.
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    Well haven't seen any in stores, but on Amazon right now a Recoil is actually 650$ shipped for 18 inch frame and 18 inch Comp is 665$ shipped. For that pricing I think I'd go for The Comp because it does have slightly better components. Pretty much the Recoil is looking around that price everywhere, but the Comp is showing up as 900$, both 2011 models.

    I'm going to the bike shop tonight to get a few things for a ride tomorrow and I'm gonna check out some other FS 26 inch bikes. I was there before and didn't see the Recoil or Comp, disaapointingly because they had The Overdrive and Diamondback's 26 inch HT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Birddog07 View Post
    Well haven't seen any in stores, but on Amazon right now a Recoil is actually 650$ shipped for 18 inch frame and 18 inch Comp is 665$ shipped. For that pricing I think I'd go for The Comp because it does have slightly better components. Pretty much the Recoil is looking around that price everywhere, but the Comp is showing up as 900$, both 2011 models.

    I'm going to the bike shop tonight to get a few things for a ride tomorrow and I'm gonna check out some other FS 26 inch bikes.
    For only $15 more, getting the comp instead is a no-brainer. You probably won't find a decent fs bike at that price. I wouldnt wait too long, the prices on Amazon aren't always consistent. I got my recoil for $483 shipped in march, havent seen it that low since..

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    Well went to the bike shop today and I'm definatley going with a 26in FS bike. Recoil Comp seems like my best option. Also learned that I hate Presta valves haha. :/ Saving up and hopefully should beable to buy with September first's paycheck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Birddog07 View Post
    Well went to the bike shop today and I'm definatley going with a 26in FS bike. Recoil Comp seems like my best option. Also learned that I hate Presta valves haha. :/ Saving up and hopefully should beable to buy with September first's paycheck.
    Really? I actually like presta better, I have had too many shrader valve tubes have the stem damaged by the time I realized I snagged a goat-head and had to change the tube instead of putting slime in it.

    .........back on the RECOIL subject, yeah if Amazon has the COMP for only $15 more than the basic RECOIL that is great price, Snag ASAP!

    I bought mine at NASHBAR and it was a coupon for 20% off so I got my RECOIL for a killer price, sold all the parts I didn't need, made back probably $200 selling off the OE pull offs. The only original pieces on the RECOIL configuration is the seat-post clamp, headset, seat-post and seat. I replaced everything else.

    They still have the sale 15% off but they only have the basic RECOIL small and large in stock, no COMP model.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skulltoy View Post
    ......I am going to go buy a Marzocchi now................juz 2 be different.
    Well I did it by the way, I updated the pictures as you see in my posts above. I will re-post it again in this post.

    Everybody had to have a TORA on their RECOIL and I wanted to be different.

    So I picked up a brand spanky new '11 Marzocchi 44 RLO for about $200 to my door. SWEET fork!

    Very light and I like the air pre-load, I kept it at the 140mm and was not too bad with the geometry. Rides super nice and I like the all black, looks like a piece of art!

    I also swapped out the RP3 for a newer RP2. Was having problems with the levers and adjustments and the design of the shock I couldn't mount it the other way as it would interfere with the swing arm. I gave that one to my wife to upgrade her bike.

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    Truvativ AKA 70mm stem. $19.95 shipped
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    So after yesterday my Walmart Special may be getting put down. I'm going to be gone most of August and was wanting a new bike in September. Don't think it's worth it to fix my hunk. Due to money and other factors I think I'll be picking up a 2011 Overdrive for a LBS for 500$ Guess down the road I may get the Recoil Comp, but for now it'll have to wait. :/ I've been on the OD and do like it, and it's better than not ridding at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Birddog07 View Post
    So after yesterday my Walmart Special may be getting put down. I'm going to be gone most of August and was wanting a new bike in September. Don't think it's worth it to fix my hunk. Due to money and other factors I think I'll be picking up a 2011 Overdrive for a LBS for 500$ Guess down the road I may get the Recoil Comp, but for now it'll have to wait. :/ I've been on the OD and do like it, and it's better than not ridding at all.
    The Overdrive is still a great bike, having to live by a budget sometimes sucks, but you should be happy!
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    I bought my 2011 Recoil Comp from someone off of Craigslist who only had ridden it a handful of times. I got a steal for $525, and I'm extremely happy with it. I don't think I need to upgrade anything right now, the bike rides great. I added the bar ends, new pedals and rash guard to the back, but other than that, I'm keeping it stock.
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    i want one

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    Hello guys, just wanted to tell you that I love your bikes You guys inspired me to get my own Recoil. I have been wanting to try a full suspension bike without breaking the bank and upgrade with time. The recoil looks like is a pretty solid bike for the money. I saw them on Amazon for $450 shipped for the 2011 and I pull the trigger Will post pics as soon as I get it. First upgrade I am planning to do is the rear shock. Which one do you guys recomend. I know most of you have the Fox but what about a Rockshox?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lnc0321 View Post
    Hello guys, just wanted to tell you that I love your bikes You guys inspired me to get my own Recoil. I have been wanting to try a full suspension bike without breaking the bank and upgrade with time. The recoil looks like is a pretty solid bike for the money. I saw them on Amazon for $450 shipped for the 2011 and I pull the trigger Will post pics as soon as I get it. First upgrade I am planning to do is the rear shock. Which one do you guys recommend. I know most of you have the Fox but what about a Rockshox?
    The Recoil is a killer bang for the buck simplistic well proven suspension. I didn't buy the recoil because of the component package in either the basic or comp, but for its style functionality, reliability, and cost. If you are like us and upgrade over time the base frame is perfect to play with for the incredibly limited budget minded folk.

    For rear shocks it depends on your $$ in the pocket at the time. you can pick up any good FOX float for $100-$200 pretty easy on line. Rock shox is good as well if you get the right model such as the MONARCH, but finding one with the bells and whistles (pro pedal or lockout) will be harder. Marzocchi also has some good rear shocks such as the ROCO LO DC but rare to see them used and they go for $350+ everywhere new.

    Right now on ebay there is a guy selling a ROCO Air TST R for $270. So tempting but I got a newer shock as it is.......and the wife would not understand.

    If you look around you can find deals everywhere, just reference the product reviews here on MTBR. I have personally ran a FOX FLOAT RP3 then an RP2 and now I run a 2011 Marzocchi ROCO LO DC and love it!

    You will need a 7.5 x 2.0 or (190mm x 50mm) shock. Happy hunting and post pictures as you progress!
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    my first post... got the recoil about 3 months ago and have put 100s of miles on it so far riding about 3-4x a week (x country and down hill) until last week when I destroyed my front rim and sheared my rear deraillure when I crashed.. it's being fixed by sports authority where I bought it under a warranty thing I bought.. i've also been looking on ebay for parts but havent quite found a great deal yet

    last week I ordered a new fox float r for 100$ but when I received it, it was a normal fox float (no rebound adjust) so I returned it, i'm also looking into upgrading the brakes as my hands have been really sore from the effort, what hydro brakes have you guys upgraded to or have any of you used the avid bb7 that are pretty popular mechanicals?

    so far that's my most disliked things on the bike is the rear shock and brakes I know the fork will come eventually

    Oh and what size bushings did you have to use for the rear shock because when I got the other fox one it did not fit with my existing bushings...

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    Quote Originally Posted by eerieclown View Post
    Oh and what size bushings did you have to use for the rear shock because when I got the other fox one it did not fit with my existing bushings...
    I used Rock Shox bushings, but can't remember the size. I can look at the bag when I get home I guess.

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    I also just got me a Fox float rear shock for my recoil. These are the ones recomended by Skulltoy Fox Rear Shock Hardware Kits at Price Point regarding the size, I think is 21.84mm, but I am waiting on shock to confirm. If anyone can confirm if this is the right size so I can order them. Ohh and I want to thank Skulltoy for all his help

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    i see the 21.84mm but there's a 8 and a 6 mm mounting width.. this would definately be helpful info thanks guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eerieclown View Post
    i see the 21.84mm but there's a 8 and a 6 mm mounting width.. this would definately be helpful info thanks guys!

    Marzocchi, Rock Shox, FOX use the same bushings. Not sure if there were changes throughout the years of recoils but a 2011 used 8mm hardware (the bolt through the bushings), 21.84mm wide front and rear with (2) additional little spacers for the swing arm.

    When ordering you would need (2) sets, (1) set for each end.
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    what kind of spacers were they, like a universal one? and thanks!

    oh just got avid bb7 set for my recoil

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    Quote Originally Posted by eerieclown View Post
    i see the 21.84mm but there's a 8 and a 6 mm mounting width.. this would definately be helpful info thanks guys!
    The 8mm ones. You need two sets

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    Well finally I am posting a picture of my stock 2011 recoil It is 2 weeks old and only seen the trails for and a couple of hrs. Will be riding it harder tomorrow I have a rear Fox Float RP2on the way. Fork will be next So far I love it. Paid $450 shipped No complaints and for those who say that is not worth it to buy a full suspension bike that costs less than 1K have not tried a recoil. Feels way better than my Fuji Nevada Hardtail and other more expensive hardtails that I have tried. Thanks guys to inspired me to get one


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    Quote Originally Posted by eerieclown View Post
    what kind of spacers were they, like a universal one? and thanks!

    oh just got avid bb7 set for my recoil
    you already have them, if you look at the mounting at your swingarm end you will see two "black" spacers. You just re-use them. The bushings themselves are the same front and back, rear is slightly wider and has those black spacers. You could just measure specifically for the rear bushings but why make it different, just have one set for backup unless you lose the black spacers. :P

    I love my BB7's, almost went to hydraulics but Murphy's law won, mechanical brakes like the BB7 with the better levers granted me great breaking without the complications of breaking a line and losing fluid.
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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by lnc0321 View Post
    Well finally I am posting a picture of my stock 2011 recoil It is 2 weeks old and only seen the trails for and a couple of hrs. Will be riding it harder tomorrow I have a rear Fox Float RP2on the way. Fork will be next So far I love it. Paid $450 shipped No complaints and for those who say that is not worth it to buy a full suspension bike that costs less than 1K have not tried a recoil. Feels way better than my Fuji Nevada Hardtail and other more expensive hardtails that I have tried. Thanks guys to inspired me to get one
    can't wait to see the progress!
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    Got my shock today. Pump and hardware on the way

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    how much did ya get it for? ive been scoutin ebay for like 2 weeks the good deals i've found are on like the 7.8 and the 6.5 lengths

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    Quote Originally Posted by eerieclown View Post
    how much did ya get it for? ive been scoutin ebay for like 2 weeks the good deals i've found are on like the 7.8 and the 6.5 lengths
    I got it used on eBay for 135

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    Quote Originally Posted by eerieclown View Post
    how much did ya get it for? ive been scoutin ebay for like 2 weeks the good deals i've found are on like the 7.8 and the 6.5 lengths
    Not a lot in the ways of "Buy it now" deals, a lot of good shocks you have to get the bid right though. The link I did for the Marzocchi ROCO air TST R for $269 new is pretty good though. There is a lot of $250+ shocks that are good, guess it depends on what you want to spend.
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    I got my used RP2 off of ebay for like $70. Of course I never asked how "used" it was, but it holds pressure and isn't all scratched up or anything. With ebay you kind of have to be kind of patient. One week there may be only like 1 or 2 shocks the size you need, but then the next week there are like 10.

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    New Fork!!!! Will post pics later on the bike. One of my wife's anniversary gifts Thanks Skulltoy for the link


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    Nice guys! I just picked up an 09 mission 2 frame with rp2 shock for 200$ so i have a project to build... Ill just keep the recoil as a second bike... I just got to do some research and figure out how to build it up/ what i want... The rockshox sektor or the marz 44 fork look very promising I think that's where ill start and work on the drive train from there...mtb has become such a hobby for me since i started like 3 months ago

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    Quote Originally Posted by lnc0321 View Post
    New Fork!!!! Will post pics later on the bike. One of my wife's anniversary gifts Thanks Skulltoy for the link
    Is that the U-turn model?

    Wife likes your hobby for now, it will be a big improvement over the SUNTOUR
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    Quote Originally Posted by eerieclown View Post
    Nice guys! I just picked up an 09 mission 2 frame with rp2 shock for 200$ so i have a project to build... Ill just keep the recoil as a second bike... I just got to do some research and figure out how to build it up/ what i want... The rockshox sektor or the marz 44 fork look very promising I think that's where ill start and work on the drive train from there...mtb has become such a hobby for me since i started like 3 months ago

    I would do a 150mm fork for your Mission if you can, that what was spec'd on the bike originally and I believe they did not do a tapered steerer on the '09s, at least according to DB website.

    The Rockshox Sektor RL U-turn if your budget supports it I have seen them for like $320 or so, a lot of them on ebay at that price. If you want budget, coil and adjustability then you want specifically the U-turn 115-150mm version but I believe all the good ones will be a 15mm or 20mm QR in the front so you will have to get yourself some better wheels. If you don't want to spend more on those kind of wheels, I love Marzocchi stuff and they have a new 44 RL at 150mm with 9mm QR I found one on the net for like $399.99 at the lowest price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skulltoy View Post
    Is that the U-turn model?

    Wife likes your hobby for now, it will be a big improvement over the SUNTOUR
    Yea is the U-turn model. She got it for 170 plus 13 for shipping new Is the 2010 model

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    hey bros, i just bought the '12 DB Recoil Comp, and i cant wait to start riding it! Im new to the whole scene, decided after all the research and reviews ive read, that this would be a great introductory bike for me. i set in with the 18" frame and im 5' 10 1/2" around 185 lbs. I had to order online as im currently in afghanistan, but once i get back im extremely excited to start riding. I want to get into the more aggressive style riding. Any tips/pointers for a new dude? thanks!

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    I also bought the wifey a '12 DB Lux Sport. She is super excited about it as well. we ordered the 13inch frame as she is 5'1". We both can't wait to go ride together. Do these frame sizes sound correct for our size for mountain bikes? all the research ive done these are the best fit frame sizes, just wanted to know what you guys think. thanks for the advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve mul View Post
    hey bros, i just bought the '12 DB Recoil Comp, and i cant wait to start riding it! Im new to the whole scene, decided after all the research and reviews ive read, that this would be a great introductory bike for me. i set in with the 18" frame and im 5' 10 1/2" around 185 lbs. I had to order online as im currently in afghanistan, but once i get back im extremely excited to start riding. I want to get into the more aggressive style riding. Any tips/pointers for a new dude? thanks!
    Welcome Steve,

    I recently bought me a 2010 Recoil. I am 5"11 190 lbs and I bought the Large. I am also pretty new to mountain biking I upgraded my rear shock and fork so far and I love my bike. I think its a great bike for the price and with a couple of upgrades Its Awesome

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    Here is mine after I installed my new fork


    Guys I have a question,

    When I installed my new fork I noticed that I have a little gap. I tried to push the little ring all the way down to the fork from the tube but It wont. Can I just leave it like this?

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    thats nice! How do you feel on the L being 5' 11"? im just over 5' 10" and i got the M as thats the recommended size for my height. from what i understand a little smaller frame makes it easier to maneuver for more aggressive riding on trails and whatnot, what your take on it? Also i'm thinking of upgrading the rear suspension to maybe a Fox float, id like to increase my fork to a 120mm or so, it comes wiht the 100mm suntour, im thinking a little more travel will make a good but i dont know if its able to be done without damamging the any structural integrity of the bike or the geometry of the bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lnc0321 View Post
    Here is mine after I installed my new fork

    When I installed my new fork I noticed that I have a little gap. I tried to push the little ring all the way down to the fork from the tube but It wont. Can I just leave it like this?
    Looks good, but I would definitely push that crown race down, that is why you have a gap. Did you remove the old crown race from the OE fork?

    They don't slip on, you have to press (tap) them on. If you don't have the fancy race press / puller you can use a hammer and a small punch (even small stout flat-head screwdriver) if you are carefully. It does not take much to seat the race on the steerer tube. You would go around the crown race as close to the tube as possible giving good single blows to the race until it is seated fully on the tube. I would not ride it like that, it will wobble out the crown race and damage your steerer tube.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steve mul View Post
    thats nice! How do you feel on the L being 5' 11"? im just over 5' 10" and i got the M as thats the recommended size for my height. from what i understand a little smaller frame makes it easier to maneuver for more aggressive riding on trails and whatnot, what your take on it? Also i'm thinking of upgrading the rear suspension to maybe a Fox float, id like to increase my fork to a 120mm or so, it comes wiht the 100mm suntour, im thinking a little more travel will make a good but i dont know if its able to be done without damamging the any structural integrity of the bike or the geometry of the bike.
    I like the L, but I like big bikes I also got a rear fox float shock on mine and it made a huge difference. For the front fork you will be fine with a 120mm

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    nice rigs guys! what are the specs of your fox rear susp upgrades?

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    Finally got around to replacing the brakes: Avid BBDB on the front w/Hayes 180mm rotor, and BB5 in the rear with the stock 160mm rotor. I was planning on just keeping the stock Tektro in the rear because it wasn't all that bad, but went ahead and replaced it also. I didn't have any cable ends, so I just used heat shrink tubing for now to keep them from fraying
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    My new Recoil Build

    Wanted a "cheap" XC bike, bought the frame off EBAY some the components were transfered from my target Schwinn others are new. Just received the rear shifter about an hour ago. Here the build List;
    2011 DiamondBack Recoil frame
    2011 SR Suntour Epicon RLD Fork
    Fox Float RP23 rear shock
    Shimano XT FD-M770 front Dérailleur
    Shimano XT FC-M780 Crankset
    SRAM XO rear Dérailleur
    SRAM XO 3X9 shifters
    KMC X9 9 Speed Chain
    SunRace CSM96 9-speed Cassette
    VP Components VP-001 Pedals
    Sun MTX Rims with Shimano XT hubs
    CST Caballero Tire 26 x 2.25
    AVID BB7 w 160mm Ashima Airotor rotors
    Avid Speed Dial Ti brake levers
    Portland Design Works Speed Metal Grips
    Cane Creek 40 ZS Headset
    WTB Rocket V saddle
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    RaceFace Deus XC Seatpost
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    Nice set up. What type of riding do you do with it? I downhill mine like it has 180mm forks...it doesn't. But it takes the beating very well.

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    Thanks, I built it to ride cross country mostly, I have my longer travel teocali for the bigger stuff.

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    Avid XX Brakes

    Upgraded my brakes to Avid XX and changed the grips to T.H.E. G-4 Think Line Lock Ons
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    Upgrades to the Recoil, weight is down to 27.5 lbs.

    Stan's ZTR ARCH EX rims laced to Stan's 3.30 hubs with Kenda Excavator UST tires
    SDG BelAir Saddle Ti rails
    SRAM PowerGlide 990 Cassette
    SRAM PC 991 Chain

    Took the rims on their maiden run today around Otay lakes and Proctor Valley.
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    Here's mine!


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    ... and if we just ... I guess mine is the all weather all terrain all purpose version

    My daily ride: (that should be ~3800 miles, 100 a week)
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    I purchased this Recoil about a Month and a half ago (my first bike), after 3 weeks I decided to change a few parts (will change everything within 1 month from now). So here's a list of my upgrades;

    FORK: RockShox Recon TK Silver Solo Air
    SHOCK: RockShox Monarch RT3
    BRAKES: Quad QHD 5 (Hydraulic Brakes)
    WHEELS: WTB FX 28
    TIRES: Kenda Small Block Eight
    SEATPOST: Ritchey WCS Aluminum (on its way)

    After getting all the parts I didn't want to install them on that ugly gold color, So I decided to strip it and paint it. Here are the results.

    So Here's the before


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    i just got a used 09 recoil on craigslist for 300. it doesnt even look like it was ever ridden. i would like to upgrade the fork and rear shock. im looking at a fox float rp2 on ebay. will i need anything else to go along with this shock to make it work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by han joelo View Post
    i just got a used 09 recoil on craigslist for 300. it doesnt even look like it was ever ridden. i would like to upgrade the fork and rear shock. im looking at a fox float rp2 on ebay. will i need anything else to go along with this shock to make it work?
    Quote Originally Posted by han joelo View Post
    i just got a used 09 recoil on craigslist for 300. it doesnt even look like it was ever ridden. i would like to upgrade the fork and rear shock. im looking at a fox float rp2 on ebay. will i need anything else to go along with this shock to make it work?
    You will need to make sure the shock is the corrrect size, and you will also need the mounting hardware.

    So you have an idea mine is a '11 uses 190mm x 50mm and the mounting hardware is 8mm x 21mm.

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    what do you guys feel is the most important first upgrade for this bike?

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    Top 3 per model

    Recoil
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    Recoil Comp
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    3) Brakes?

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    thanks for the input, ill work on browsing for for that stuff

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    Your Recoil Pictures, Lets see them all!!!-imageuploadedbytapatalk1338451847.223853.jpg new watterbottle holster on my RCP!

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    im looking at ebay at rear shocks. ive noticed that in addition to the differing eye to eye and stroke lengths, the fox float rp2 also has differing top and bottom end widths. what is the required width for the recoil?

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    Quote Originally Posted by han joelo View Post
    im looking at ebay at rear shocks. ive noticed that in addition to the differing eye to eye and stroke lengths, the fox float rp2 also has differing top and bottom end widths. what is the required width for the recoil?
    190mm x 50mm

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    thats the eye to eye and stroke length. what about top end and bottom end? ive seen a couple different widths

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    Sorry about that, I have an RP23 XV (Extra Volume canister ) on mine and it fits fine it has it is the larger diameter. Not sure of the actual dimensions but I believe this is the biggest canister Fox makes.

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    I just got an 12 recoil small for my wife. Nice bike but want a rear air shock. The Fox float is $300 new! Any others that don't break the bank? Thx

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    Here's mine, she's a work in progress. Looking to replace all the components over the winter.

    Upgrades:
    Easton EA70 low-rise handlebar
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    Kore Elite 110mm Stem
    Cane Creek 40 series ZS Headset
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    Very Helpful thread, just bought my '12 small. only upgrade i have done so far is got a used fox float RP2 from ebay, man what a weight difference, waiting till Sat for my bushings to come in so i can get it installed and see the difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pamela578 View Post
    Bit of a bump here, and slightly offtopic, but I didn't want to start a new thread.
    huh?

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    Your Recoil Pictures, Lets see them all!!!

    Your Recoil Pictures, Lets see them all!!!-imageuploadedbytapatalk1362766156.230367.jpg DEORE REAR!!! Your Recoil Pictures, Lets see them all!!!-imageuploadedbytapatalk1362766195.798322.jpg And a new Serfas TEGU saddle!!!!

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    Your Recoil Pictures, Lets see them all!!!

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    I like the avenir grips you have; I swapped mine for blue endcaps to put on a diamondback overdrive sport!

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    By the way F3rrand, that bike looks gorgeous. I'm impressed!

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    I am in love......Love that white color.

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    My 2012

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    Just bought one!

    Great Thread!
    I just got mine used via a local Craigslist type site. $325 and it looks brand new!

    Your Recoil Pictures, Lets see them all!!!-imgp0022.jpgYour Recoil Pictures, Lets see them all!!!-imgp0024.jpg

    Its still mostly stock. The only thing I changed is the cockpit. I put in spds, barends, a speedo and gripshifts (because I've been using twists for forever and I'm too old to change!).

    I noticed that no one is swapping wheels. Maybe its me, but don't the stock wheels seem awful heavy? I ask as this is my first full suspension and my first set of disc brakes.

    Oh, I also cleaned up my speedo install with heat shrink. See
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    for how I did it.

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    Otay Lakes, Chula Vista, California

    Took the recoil out for a ride after changing the travel on my Epicon from 100mm to 120mm
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