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    Parker + Monarch success! + Jamis CS

    Not long ago, I had posted that I needed help finding the right hardware to mount my new monarch. I couldn't find it online (its 10mm x 22mm, all I could find was 8mm x 22mm) so I emailed Jamis on Monday. Nick Z had replied on thursday asking me for my address to send the parts at no charge. And today (saturday), I have received them and mounted the monarch up!

    While I have not owned a lot of bikes and had to deal with CS, Jamis customer service is top notch! Once the parker craps out, I will definitely be buying another Jamis for my next bike after my extremely positive experience with Nick at Jamis.

    I am soo friggin pumped right now! Thanks Nick!

    P.S. I need every last one of those headset spacers

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    tall guy i take it?

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    Reviving an old thread here, but how do you like the monarch compared to the float? I have a monarch laying around and before i get rid of it, I was thinking of throwing it on to see how it compared.

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    So I just switched my shocks and put the monarch on the Parker. I had to flip it upside down to get it to fit( air valve was hitting the frame). I love it already. I dont like the platform feel that propedal gives you with the fox shock. This is gone with the monarch, And even better, the low tune fox shock with the higher leverage ratio of my Teocali make the switch a win win! Cant wait to get out on the trail with it!

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    Yeah, I havent tried the float on the parker (mine came with the bar), but the monarch is awesome. I had often considered getting a new frame this season (4" is kinda not enough for my riding style), however, the monarch has made a world of difference, and I am keeping it! I am actually running the 8 x 2 monarch (stock is 7.875 x 2?) at 20% sag and it is money. Totally transformed the bike!

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    Fox shocks have that a platform to them that makes small bumps not build enough oil pressure break the propedal threshold, and larger bumps that do build enough oil pressure make the shock blow through most of its travel. I hate it. The Monarch makes if feel amazing though.


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    Lookin good brotha! I have been amazed at how much I love this little bike. Best $350 I have ever spent on a frame. You got a full shot of your parker? The white looks awesome.

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    its from before I replaced the shock but:

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    So sweet! How do you like it with the lyrik?

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    I like it! The stock spring is a little too stiff (im 150 lbs). I ordered the correct one yesterday, so it should be here shortly.

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    Scratch that. My Lyrik came with a faulty Mission Control Cartridge, so now Im pissed off.

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    I meant to ask you, Is your monarch a "D" tune? And what pressure are you running?

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    I dont know if what tune it is. I run it at 100psi. For my weight, its about 20% sag.

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    I took it out for a ride this morning running 30% sag and it felt kinda dead in back. Im thinking 30% to much( I was looking for small bump compliance). I will have to drop to 25%ish and see if becomes more active.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mullen119 View Post
    I took it out for a ride this morning running 30% sag and it felt kinda dead in back. Im thinking 30% to much( I was looking for small bump compliance). I will have to drop to 25%ish and see if becomes more active.
    ime 20-25% is good. 30 is too much when you only have 100mm in the first place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul View Post
    ime 20-25% is good. 30 is too much when you only have 100mm in the first place.
    Yeah, I agree. The 2:1 leverage ratio is not as sensitive as I am use to and I was thinking it would help gain some small bump sensitivity. I should have known better. But figured it was worth a try. It seems better overall running it at about 25%.

    Hopefully Rock Shox gets me a new damper for the Lyrik quickly. I am babying it to try to keep the oil in the fork and off my brakes. I wanna see what the bike can do!

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    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul View Post
    ime 20-25% is good. 30 is too much when you only have 100mm in the first place.
    Agreed, 30% is too mushy for ups and downs. I cant notice a whole lot of difference between 20 and 25, but I run 20 to help make the ups a little easier.

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