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    Go-Ride.com has a new shock demo program!

    Looks sick! $50 shipped, you get a high-end shock sent to you to try for one week. If you like it, the money goes towards your shock.

    Might have to try me an Elka here...

    http://www.go-ride.com/CategoryProdu...%3ADEMO+SHOCKS

    I've said it before and I will say it again. Go-ride is the best DH/FR online shop on planet Earth. Give them your money!

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    great idea....lets see borrow a shock then send back in a week while your broken one is getting repaired
    the trick is ENJOYING YOUR LIFE EACH DAY, don't waste them away wishing for better days

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    What an awesome service to provide. Go-Ride sets themselves apart from the pack once again.

    This will give many out there the ability to experience the differences in shocks first hand.

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    It does sound awesome. ELKA's rock though so no need to demo them

    I also thing go-ride rocks. it helps that its my LBS and 10 min away.

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    Similar to what competitive cyclist does for demoing saddles. Except they send you 5 or 10 I believe.

    Great service offered by go-ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by climbingbubba
    It does sound awesome. ELKA's rock though so no need to demo them

    I also thing go-ride rocks. it helps that its my LBS and 10 min away.

    shine that...a double barrel
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    Looks like a very cool program, but it would be even more cool to allow international customers to enjoy it

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    So do you think they are all set up with a medium compression and rebound tune?
    Keep the Country country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    great idea....lets see borrow a shock then send back in a week while your broken one is getting repaired
    That's exactly what I was thinking. Except what happens if I fall in love?

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    Cool, I have been checking every now and again over the last couple of months. They have had the CC setup for a while, but I was waiting for the Elka. I didn't know they were going to demo the new DHX as well. Hats off
    Quote Originally Posted by saturnine
    that's the stupidest idea this side of pinkbike.

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    too bad they don't have a Elka to fot my bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccspecialized
    That's exactly what I was thinking. Except what happens if I fall in love?
    say hello to my little friend.......the credit car
    the trick is ENJOYING YOUR LIFE EACH DAY, don't waste them away wishing for better days

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    I'm surprised they do not require a full deposit up front, otherwise wouldn't people (bad ones) just pay the $50 and never send it back?

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    Neat idea except that IIRC the Elka is factory custom tuned for the bike and rider it's built for. How do you suppose that would work for a demo shock going on different bikes with different riders? The site says they will contact you to work out the details for the appropriate hardware (spacers) and rider weight so I'm guessing they are going to include a coil with the shock.
    holy...

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    They have a very large selection of Elka's with many of the different tunes and sizes. Many different spring rates as well. They should have most popular frames covered for demos.

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    Go-Ride kills it! Awesome...
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    The internet sounds like a tough place to ride.

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    I'm surprised they do not require a full deposit up front, otherwise wouldn't people (bad ones) just pay the $50 and never send it back?
    Well they have your credit card number from the $50... I suppose if they don't get it back in a certain amount of time they would just charge you full cost for it.
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    I love the idea, but I think you should get more than a week to demo it.
    Who here has that much free time to be able to take their bike out every day during a week, and especially in this weather (unless they're on vacation)? You should get two weeks minimun, or a month if that can be done.
    Jump it onto something off of something or over something.

    There's more to freeriding than dirt jumps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmb_mike
    I love the idea, but I think you should get more than a week to demo it.
    Who here has that much free time to be able to take their bike out every day during a week, and especially in this weather (unless they're on vacation)? You should get two weeks minimun, or a month if that can be done.
    I am sure they would be happy if you rented it for a month, it is just a week x4.

    Most people would make time to ride if they are opting for something like this.

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    When i was over there the other day they said they had a ton of different sizes and tunes. something like 25 if i remember right.

    Also they are working with ELKA and may become a dealer. Meaning they will have all the different parts to build a custom shock for each client.

    On a side note, they also have a saddle rental program with wtb. not sure if they would ship those though.

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    AFAIK dealers do not build custom shocks. I am helping Elka establish a dealer here in Mexico and they told me they will still build the shocks in Canada.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tacubaya
    AFAIK dealers do not build custom shocks. I am helping Elka establish a dealer here in Mexico and they told me they will still build the shocks in Canada.
    We will see what happens. don't want to start any e-speculating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by climbingbubba
    We will see what happens. don't want to start any e-speculating.
    Yeah, let's say they will still build them in Canada.

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    Cuz a Mexican built DH shock sounds scary.
    Keep the Country country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lelandjt
    Cuz a Mexican built DH shock sounds scary.
    They build cars and all sorts of other things. I hope you don't ever eat anything that is mexican (fruit, produce, etc) either...
    "It's only when you stand over it, you know, when you physically stand over the bike, that then you say 'hey, I don't have much stand over height', you know"-T. Ellsworth

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