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    Pike 150 vs 160 on a Tracer 275 & DB Inline Questions

    I am looking to change out the suspension on my Tracer 275 from the Fox 34 160 and CDT shock, both Factory Kashima.

    I am looking at a DB Inline and a Pike RCT3.

    What kind of difference should I expect to feel from a 150 Pike vs a 160 Pike?

    Slightly less slack head angle?
    Lower BB?
    Any pedaling difference?

    I am also thinking of the running the rear at 5.5" instead of 6" to hopefully give me a little better pedaling efficiency.

    Is that a reasonable expectation, or should I just stick at 6" ?

    Thanks!

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    On my 275, I switch from a Fox 34 & shock to a 160 Pike and CCDB Air. The change was such a great move for the bike. I really had no idea how bad my bike was handling until I changed.
    My only suggestion for the CC (assuming you haven't ever set up a CCDB product)- set your sag and set the shock up to CC's suggested setup. Depending on how often you ride, get at least 2-3 weeks of riding at those settings. Then, start making incremental changes, so you will actually notice a difference. I'm pretty confident that most people that don't set up their shock right, probably go out and start screwing with it on every ride. Take your time with it and you'll really appreciate how well it works.
    Kind of the same thing for the Pike- but where I really noticed the change was when I put in a couple tokens. Totally changed the fork for the better, even though I already loved it.

    Go with the 160... You'll end up riding faster with better suspension control.

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    Between a 150mm and 160mm Pike, there's going to be very little difference to be honest and you would have to to ride them back-to-back extensively to truly feel a difference.

    The Charger damper alone in the Pike is going to be light-year's better than the Fox (in terms of effective compression & rebound damping, which translates to increased front-wheel traction).

    I wouldn't worry about it too much.
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    Thanks guys, I'm probably over thinking it.

    I'm going with the 160mm Solo RCT3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ultimatetodd View Post
    Thanks guys, I'm probably over thinking it.

    I'm going with the 160mm Solo RCT3.
    You will not be disappointed in that fork.
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    Pike 150 vs 160 on a Tracer 275 & DB Inline Questions

    If you want to also have a 150 you can buy that air spring and swap it out with the 160. I think the cost is maybe $35.

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    Quote Originally Posted by manitou2200 View Post
    If you want to also have a 150 you can buy that air spring and swap it out with the 160. I think the cost is maybe $35.
    Thanks. It might be interesting to ride at the 160mm Pike with the rear set to 6" and then swap out the air spring, and set the rear to 5.5" and ride the same loop back to back.

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    I should be picking up my bike today with the Pike installed.

    On Fox forks in the past I have always started with rebound set in the middle and adjusted from there. Should I do the same with the Pike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ultimatetodd View Post
    I should be picking up my bike today with the Pike installed.

    On Fox forks in the past I have always started with rebound set in the middle and adjusted from there. Should I do the same with the Pike?
    I started with 8 clicks from open and it was packing down too much in the terrain I normally ride. 6 clicks is perfect. 3 clicks of LSC.
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