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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
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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?
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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
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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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    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...
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    Those VWs have so many problems with trim and electronics breaking. Not the best example.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lelandjt
    Cuz a Mexican built DH shock sounds scary.
    What a douchebag. But I see people like you everyday, who think that because it's built in the USA it works better than anything else and will last forever, people who bash Taiwan and think they have inferior manufacturing capabilities, and people who think we drink Tequila all day and ride in burros, not in cars.

    You don't think there isn't any capable engineers in Mexico? Or manufacturing capabilities? Ha ha, what an ignorant human being you are.

    Take your xenophobic comments somewhere else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lelandjt
    Those VWs have so many problems with trim and electronics breaking. Not the best example.
    You can probably blame the engineering coming from Germany on that, not the assemblers. You have clearly thought this through very carefully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tacubaya
    Take your xenophobic comments somewhere else.
    Xenophobic huh? What would you rather ride? A shock assembled in Canada or Mexico? Marketing is about what sounds best and when talking about DH shocks Canada sounds like, "Oh those guys are probably super core DH riders". Mexico sounds like, "Cheap labor". Go ahead and tell yourself I'm wrong.
    Keep the Country country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lelandjt
    Xenophobic huh? What would you rather ride? A shock assembled in Canada or Mexico? Marketing is about what sounds best and when talking about DH shocks Canada sounds like, "Oh those guys are probably super core DH riders". Mexico sounds like, "Cheap labor". Go ahead and tell yourself I'm wrong.
    As long as they are passionate and competent, intelligent engineers, I'd ride a shock built anywhere in the world.

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    Thanks for the heads up YoPawn!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JMH
    You can probably blame the engineering coming from Germany on that, not the assemblers. You have clearly thought this through very carefully.

    Not so true. Every car company has it's problems. Whether it's a POS Heartbeat of America, a Ford, BMW, AUDI, Mercedes or what have you. Nothing is flawless. Not your shock that was made in Canada and not another one made in Mexico. I'm not being biased because I have Volkswagen tattooed across my forearm, I'm merely stating that there is no need to bag on products from other countries. Where are your computers and television sets from? Probably Korea or Japan. Do you frown on their products too? Don't hate

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    VW's are crap!

    #17 on the JD power list for IQS. Pretty piss poor if you ask me. I would put my money on the Mexican cars being more to blame than the German cars due to cheaper cars using cheaper parts. The big price tag cars are build in Germany with more presicion and more attention to detail. Counrty of orgin has little to do with the quality of the parts and the quality of labor that is paid for and expected.

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    Back to the Go-Ride.com discussion please...
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    Quote Originally Posted by boogenman
    VW's are crap!

    #17 on the JD power list for IQS. Pretty piss poor if you ask me. I would put my money on the Mexican cars being more to blame than the German cars due to cheaper cars using cheaper parts. The big price tag cars are build in Germany with more presicion and more attention to detail. Counrty of orgin has little to do with the quality of the parts and the quality of labor that is paid for and expected.
    You contradict yourself

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    ooooo

    I want to try out an RC4 on my M6

    Tooooo bad NOO one is going to demo a 10.5" i2i shock hahahahaha
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    Sweet, hopefully they will sell the demo shocks at a nice reduced price. It is always risky buying a used shock and i would be much more comfortable with it comming from go-ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikemybike011
    ooooo

    I want to try out an RC4 on my M6

    Tooooo bad NOO one is going to demo a 10.5" i2i shock hahahahaha
    I feel your pain. I wanted to try the Elka on my m6

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    Boogenman:
    http://www.go-ride.com/SPD/elka-stag...1262209321.jsp
    We have 10.5x3.5 Elkas in stock, ready to ship. Give us a call and we'll ship one out today!

    ilikemybike001:
    We will have RC4's in that 10.5x3.5 size very soon. Give us a call and you could demo a brand new RC4 for your M6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikesaregood
    Boogenman:
    http://www.go-ride.com/SPD/elka-stag...1262209321.jsp
    We have 10.5x3.5 Elkas in stock, ready to ship. Give us a call and we'll ship one out today!

    ilikemybike001:
    We will have RC4's in that 10.5x3.5 size very soon. Give us a call and you could demo a brand new RC4 for your M6.
    Awesome Unless you can make the 2 feet of snow melt and the temps get above freezing I'm gonna have to wait a few months. I will be doing a demo in May for sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikesaregood
    ilikemybike001:
    We will have RC4's in that 10.5x3.5 size very soon. Give us a call and you could demo a brand new RC4 for your M6.
    Holy crap Go-Ride is amazing

    Prime time too, I have to send out my CCDB for a rebuild soon, the internals got F'd (glide bushing is no more)

    Can hardly wait to try out an RC4 on it ;]
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