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    Gloriously Bright New Chilcotin

    Finally got the build complete about five minutes before loading up to head for St. George last Friday. (Note to self: Try not to finish a build 5 minutes before you leave on a trip)

    I'll post the full build in the Chilcotin setup thread, but here's a few pics and a few more thoughts on my first two rides.

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    Getting a bit too much sag on the ccdba with 120lb pressure (recommended starting point for my weight) so will try 130lb.... or does a little bit go along way? It bobs a bit much while pedaling on smooth ground so need to increase the slow compression dampening? Or should I leave it alone until I get the sag right? Need to delve into the instruction manual and the CCDBA set up thread and spend some quality time tinkering.

    Dropped the pressure in the Fox Float fork to 68lb (from 72) and now it sags a bit too much too..... and still doesn't get full travel. Suggestions?

    Flipped the lower headset bearing around (I did have it upside down, D'Oh) but was still a bit rattlely today. Gotta check the bearing pre-load again.

    I was expecting to have some set up issues with the MRP 2x but I set it like recommended and so far it's been stellar.

    Lev 150 worked flawlessly the first ride (85 deg) but was a bit slow returning today (28 degrees). Could just be the temperature. I'll report back.

    Got the bars, headset spacers, controls better sorted for today's ride the cockpit felt much better. (Duh)
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    What a mess - must be a real hack mechanic.
    Just too many problems to count....

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    only cause its not mine.

    Looks fantastic Kent.
    Bet you feel just a little bit better about your mech'in abilities.

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    Well..I just posted on other thread but I'll say it again...I go skiing for a week and you go and build a Chili. Looks great.

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    Thanks for the props. I just saw a T-shirt on a young girl in my office that perfectly describes the new Chili. It was bright fluorescent yellow (like the chili) and said "Caution: You may be blinded by my shear awesomeness".

    I'm not as bad a mechanic as I implied (I'm just not as careful and anal as a good mechanic should be)... but I'd certainly rather be riding than working on my bike.
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    Nice dude! Super stoked to follow you as you get to know it.

    Does your CC40 headset have a flat part with blue rubber around the edges? I think it is supposed to be a seal? I couldnt get my HS to tighten (without having too much pre load). Took it to my lbs and the dude suggested just leaving that out. Problem solved.

    I am running the endo 1x10 with an XT clutch and no lower roller on my chain guide...havent dropped a chain yet. I am keeping the chain guide for the bash plate.

    I need to tweak my LEV...seems to work fine...then occasionaly not work. It is also a bit slow for my preference (40deg)

    Whenever my 2010 float doesnt get full travel at the correct sag, i flip it upside down and let the air out. You may find oil has migrated into the air chamber from the lowers - reducing the volume and causing it to ramp up more. Since your fork is new - i doubt that it is the issue. I think Fox resolved this issue in 2011?

    Have you played around with the LSC? If you have 20% sag and the fork is diving, i would be adding LSC. Personally i try run as little LSC as possible.

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    Hey Guys:

    If the LEV is returning slowly, please check the air pressure in them. This is easy to do (though requires removing the saddle): instructions can be found on Page 14 here:
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    Nice looking Chili man, so jealous right now of all you southern riders. I spent the last five months building up my Chili and have to wait for the snow to melt. Mother!!!

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    Sweet ride! 'Tis the season for last-minute bike builds, I guess. I have a Chili that I need to build up in time for a trip to Moab on Thursday. Wish me luck.

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    That came out great! Really nice looking bike. For reference, I weigh 160lbs out of the shower and run 125psi in the CCDB Air for 30% sag. How was St. George?

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    KRob, good looking bike. Look me up next time you're down so we can thrash our Chilcotins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muttonchops View Post
    Nice dude! Super stoked to follow you as you get to know it.

    Does your CC40 headset have a flat part with blue rubber around the edges? I think it is supposed to be a seal? I couldnt get my HS to tighten (without having too much pre load). Took it to my lbs and the dude suggested just leaving that out. Problem solved.

    I am running the endo 1x10 with an XT clutch and no lower roller on my chain guide...havent dropped a chain yet. I am keeping the chain guide for the bash plate.

    I need to tweak my LEV...seems to work fine...then occasionaly not work. It is also a bit slow for my preference (40deg)

    Whenever my 2010 float doesnt get full travel at the correct sag, i flip it upside down and let the air out. You may find oil has migrated into the air chamber from the lowers - reducing the volume and causing it to ramp up more. Since your fork is new - i doubt that it is the issue. I think Fox resolved this issue in 2011?

    Have you played around with the LSC? If you have 20% sag and the fork is diving, i would be adding LSC. Personally i try run as little LSC as possible.

    Have fun bru!
    Thanks Dave. And thanks for the tips. See that is why I love mtbr. I'll try those.

    I'm excited to get to know the new Chili better as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by knollybikes.com View Post
    Hey Guys:

    If the LEV is returning slowly, please check the air pressure in them. This is easy to do (though requires removing the saddle): instructions can be found on Page 14 here:
    http://kssuspension.com/wp-content/u...nglish_web.pdf

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    Thanks Noel. Those instruction manuals seem to contain all the mysteries of the Kingdom. I guess I'm going to have to read them.
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    I had a 2012 Float 36 RLC. I could never get full travel. Even with all the air out, the last half inch was some sort of rubber bottom out bumper or something. I could never come to terms with that fork. I just picked up a Lyric Solo Air 170.

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    Looks good KRob!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nybike1971 View Post
    That came out great! Really nice looking bike. For reference, I weigh 160lbs out of the shower and run 125psi in the CCDB Air for 30% sag. How was St. George?
    Ditto. Sometimes 158, sometimes 163 but 160 more often than not. Gonna try 125psi for tomorrow's ride and double check to see if I'm at all the recommended starting settings for the Chilcotin.

    Thanks. Did a good warm up ride with my son on Bear Claw Poppy, then did a solo spin on Zen before it got dark. Fun stuff as usual. They've finished the singletrack return at the bottom of Zen. More good stuff and it's nice that you don't have drop down to the double track for the last 1/2 mile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrashTheDOG View Post
    KRob, good looking bike. Look me up next time you're down so we can thrash our Chilcotins.
    Hey Ron, I'd forgotten that you got a Chili. Will do. Gotta get back down there more this spring.

    I was supposed to hook up with Allen but was late getting to the Zen trail head coming off the ride with my son so sent him off ahead. With the pinch flat, I never did catch up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by craigstr View Post
    I had a 2012 Float 36 RLC. I could never get full travel. Even with all the air out, the last half inch was some sort of rubber bottom out bumper or something. I could never come to terms with that fork. I just picked up a Lyric Solo Air 170.
    That's what I was afraid of. Seems like a rode a couple Fox 36s at I-bike and in North Van/Squamish that were working pretty well so I had hopes that things were sorted. I'll continue to fiddle with it and if I can't get there I'll swap it out. Does Avalanche make a cartridge for the Fox 36?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KRob View Post
    Does Avalanche make a cartridge for the Fox 36?
    Yes.

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    Very nice Krob. Congrats and nice to see you finally got your hands on your own Chilco.

    BTW, you wouldn't happen to have any pics of that girl in the office in that t-shirt?????

    Ha!

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    Congrats KRob!

    The fun has just begun. A couple more rides and you will really be looking for ways to sneak out of work!


    And to Parabellum, get that Chili built up! I am heading to Moab this Friday so maybe I'll catch you out there. Looking forward to Captain Ahab!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Calhoun View Post
    Congrats KRob!

    The fun has just begun. A couple more rides and you will really be looking for ways to sneak out of work!


    And to Parabellum, get that Chili built up! I am heading to Moab this Friday so maybe I'll catch you out there. Looking forward to Captain Ahab!
    Thanks Rory. I'm wanting to sneak off this weekend and join you in Moab. Jealous.

    Couple more thoughts:
    I miss my 55RC3. I tried muttonchop's suggestion plus backed out on the HSC to two clicks from full open and had the LSC at 4 clicks from full open. Pressure set at 68lbs. Well it's much better on small bump compliance and I definitely got full travel at least, but now it's way too divey on steep, steppy descents. It just felt over matched by the Rob's Knob descent I tackled today. Gonna go back up to 70-72 lbs and add back in a couple clicks of LSC.

    Love the Lev 150. It's addressed pretty much every compaint I've had with dropper posts in the past. The cable doesn't move (attaches down by the seat collar) and it has enough travel to raise to pedaling height and drop to slammed without adjusting it in the seat tube. Nice.
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    How long are you guys in Moab? Although I'm leaving home on Thursday we're actually stopping off in Provo to visit family for a few days on the way down and won't actually arrive in Moab until the 27th. If any of you are still around by then I'd love to get together for a rip.

    The Chili is in the final stages - like KRob I opted for the Knolly build kit, but I swapped the Avid brakes out for XTR trail and I'll be running my old Joplin 4 dropper post until the KS Lev arrives. (sadly, it won't be in time for the trip) Pics to follow...

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    Bummer, we are leaving early Friday to get to Moab after lunch (6hr drive) and staying till Tuesday.
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    I'm really impressed with the rear end and bb stiffness of this bike. No flex. Period. I think this really helps make it launch forward when standing and hammering though I know a lot of that is in the suspension design. Not quite like a Mojo HD but way better than my Delirium T and even a bit better than my 5 spot.... and what's incredible (not sure what voodoo magic Noel performs with his Four x 4) but it remains nearly as plush and active as the DT while pedaling up rocky, techy stuff... without stiffening ala VPP or DW, yet not feeling squatty or wallowy like a FSR/horst link can sometimes! Amazing.

    Got her muddy today. Absolutely no problems with chain suck or skipping or clearance problems etc. And she looks even better with some slop on her. It really stands out against the flo yellow.

    Fork is getting closer to sorted (at least for more normal trails/AM stuff). It was pretty good on small bump compliance yet still pushed the ring to the top of stanchion without me being aware of any bottoming(again... fairly normal XC/trail type route, nothing crazy). Probably need more ramp up and less dive for bigger drops, steeper descents, more AM/FR type conditions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KRob View Post
    Not quite like a Mojo HD but way better than my Delirium T and even a bit better than my 5 spot.... and what's incredible (not sure what voodoo magic Noel performs with his Four x 4) but it remains nearly as plush and active as the DT while pedaling up rocky, techy stuff... without stiffening ala VPP or DW, yet not feeling squatty or wallowy like a FSR/horst link can sometimes! Amazing.
    Woah, hey now, that's cRaZy talk.........just not in this particular forum .
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    Kent,
    Bike looks awesome.

    Not that you want to go spend more money on a new bike, but if the fork doesn't get sorted you can always purchase an AVY cart. The mid stroke performance is the most impressive thing about the cart in my Lyrik.

    Have fun.
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    Nice build Kent ! I am afraid to say that the Fox 36 would be about 4th choice for me. I love the 55 RC3ti I have on mine, I liked the Deville a lot and I quite liked the Lyric with the DH damper. The vengeance appeals more than a 36 too.

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    Very nice man, I am building mine up on friday. Luckily the frame has been living at my LBS for the last week so I don't go nuts looking at it.

    good to hear about the LEV. That is exactly what I am excited for. with 5" of travel I was always adjusting it a bit on uphills vs strict DH so the extra inch should help (no pun intended ha ha)

    Lets see some action pics!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrwhlr View Post
    Woah, hey now, that's cRaZy talk.........just not in this particular forum .
    Yeah, I knew that would raise an eyebrow. Even after some 15 hours of test ride time on three different Chilcotins I was frankly quite suprised at how efficient the chili feels while standing. Maybe it's because I've only been riding the DT for the past month (with a DHX-Air) or because I just like the feel of the way the Four x 4 hunkers down and digs in when pushing, but it does not feel sluggish to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by G-AIR View Post
    Kent,
    Bike looks awesome.

    Not that you want to go spend more money on a new bike, but if the fork doesn't get sorted you can always purchase an AVY cart. The mid stroke performance is the most impressive thing about the cart in my Lyrik.

    Have fun.
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    Yeah, that's an expensive upgrade I'll have to wait on for now. I haven't seen any review of the SSD AVY cartridge for the Float. I wonder if it feels just like the Lyric with AVY cartridge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wilks View Post
    Nice build Kent ! I am afraid to say that the Fox 36 would be about 4th choice for me. I love the 55 RC3ti I have on mine, I liked the Deville a lot and I quite liked the Lyric with the DH damper. The vengeance appeals more than a 36 too.
    Thanks man. Yeah, like I said, I'm missing my 55 RC3 Ti right now.... especially on the gnarly steep stuff. I tried to get Dusty to switch out for a Lyric RC2 DH but they didn't have that option.

    I'm just starting to get it dialed a bit though. We'll see how it pans out. Glad to know I have options if it doesn't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by climbingbubba View Post
    Very nice man,
    Lets see some action pics!!
    Thanks. Looking forward to see what you have up your sleave. Seems like you always have some top shelf builds.

    This is the closest to an action shot I have so far. I little mud to make the day-glo really pop!

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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/19516547@N04/8575876581/" title="SAM_0334 by kentsaundra, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8523/8575876581_eaf795c689_c.jpg" width="600" height="800" alt="SAM_0334"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/19516547@N04/8575878637/" title="SAM_0333 by kentsaundra, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8526/8575878637_d17e0b636f_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="SAM_0333"></a>
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    Krob, you might want to plug those bottle cage holes with bolts or silicone before you hose it down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KRob View Post
    Thanks. Looking forward to see what you have up your sleave. Seems like you always have some top shelf builds.
    Mine will mostly be parts off my old bike. I had to sell my DH and AM bike to pay for school so this is somewhat a budget build, well, atleast compared to my usual. I mean I am still using 1X10!!!! I am so not in the cool crowd anymore. Plus I think my fork may be from 2011.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by KRob View Post
    Yeah, I knew that would raise an eyebrow. Even after some 15 hours of test ride time on three different Chilcotins I was frankly quite suprised at how efficient the chili feels while standing. Maybe it's because I've only been riding the DT for the past month (with a DHX-Air) or because I just like the feel of the way the Four x 4 hunkers down and digs in when pushing but it does not feel slugish to me.
    Should x-post this somewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by climbingbubba View Post
    Mine will mostly be parts off my old bike. I had to sell my DH and AM bike to pay for school so this is somewhat a budget build, well, atleast compared to my usual. I mean I am still using 1X10!!!! I am so not in the cool crowd anymore. Plus I think my fork may be from 2011.....
    LOL, glad to have you back on a knolly. Did you miss your D?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharacterZero View Post
    LOL, glad to have you back on a knolly. Did you miss your D?
    I did miss my Delirium. It hadled like a much lighter bike and I loved how balanced it felt when jumping.

    Only minor complaint was the frame w/ CCDB coil and steel coil was 12.5lbs!!! That is nuts. I felt like I was skimping in other places to drop the weight below 35lbs.

    I am stoked for the Chili since it has similar geometry but will drop a significant amount of weight.

    If anyone cares, my chili with CCDB air mounted was 8lbs 7 ounces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mayha View Post
    Krob, you might want to plug those bottle cage holes with bolts or silicone before you hose it down.
    Oops. Too late. I didn't hear any sloshing around on this morning's ride so hopefully I didn't get too much water in there.

    I'll dig around the garage and see if I've got some bottle cage screws.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KRob View Post
    Oops. Too late. I didn't hear any sloshing around on this morning's ride so hopefully I didn't get too much water in there.

    I'll dig around the garage and see if I've got some bottle cage screws.
    Disk rotor screws seem to work perfectly. Or if you still have the screws from the front derailleur.

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    Quote Originally Posted by climbingbubba View Post
    I did miss my Delirium. It hadled like a much lighter bike and I loved how balanced it felt when jumping.

    Only minor complaint was the frame w/ CCDB coil and steel coil was 12.5lbs!!! That is nuts. I felt like I was skimping in other places to drop the weight below 35lbs.

    I am stoked for the Chili since it has similar geometry but will drop a significant amount of weight.

    If anyone cares, my chili with CCDB air mounted was 8lbs 7 ounces.
    What's the frame size?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigcrs View Post
    What's the frame size?
    Large

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parabellum View Post
    Sweet ride! 'Tis the season for last-minute bike builds, I guess. I have a Chili that I need to build up in time for a trip to Moab on Thursday. Wish me luck.
    Sooooo, did you get it built in time? Lookin forward to some Moab action shots!
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    Another option is to convert the fork to coil.
    If things are still the same as with older 36 forks, then all you need is a spring and a top cap. You can even sell the Float innards to someone who owns a TALAS and is even less impressed with his fork than you are.
    Over the years i've bought a few air forks on the promise of coil-like performance at a reduced weight, but unfortunately it never quite pans out like that (sucker!)
    Great bike BTW, i will join the club one day and i've got an old 1.5" steerer 36 coil hanging up in the garage ready and waiting. Enjoy.
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    Nice build. My recommendation would be to not stress too much on the fork until you have 10+ hours of ride time on it. It is going to take a while for the seals to break in and it will feel harsh. I usually ride everything wide open LSC/HSC/Rebound and slowly dial it down as it breaks in. Also I found Fox's and RS's air pressure recommendations way too high. I was running 48 PSI for a 180 lb rider in my 2012 36 compared to the recommended 75. Thought there was something wrong until I spoke with a Fox tech a the Dville race and he was running the same pressure.

    That being said I could never come to terms with that fork and am now on a RS Lyrik RC2DH.

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    If anyone has a chilly worthy fork they are looking to sell / move please give me a pm OR if you have any info on where to get a dealio. My 2009 Float that came on my Delerium is toast. Bushings are worn. I have taken the float internals out and popped them in my wifes 36 Talas chassis...but I know i am going to get in big sh1t one day soon when she wants to ride that bike. I would be stoked to try a Lyrik since it would match the Avy pretty nicely

    It has been an amazing winter of riding - but bike maintenance / cleaning is off the hook right now. Even my chainsaw started leaking gas last weekend. wtf? I cant keep up.

    First day of spring today...woot....4 inches of fresh snow at the house. I think this is the first snow to settle on the ground this year...on the first day of spring! Who organized these seasons?
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    Good advice Salespunk. In fact the more rides I get on the fork the better it feels. Today was ride #6 for a total of about 10-12 hours.

    I'm starting to really love the new Chilcotin. It is as light as the 5 Spot and descends almost like the DT. Add some bigger tires and a 180 fork and I think the gap would be very narrow indeed.....in fact some ways it would be better because of the better geometry and lower BB.

    I took it down the famous Whorehouse Hill descent today off the top of Squaw Peak. Still has snow on the trail near the top so "have" to push on up to the summit and roll off the face. It's very steep slow tech with two or three drops in the 3-4 foot range, then when you rejoin the actual trail it's a narrow sidehill goat trail for two switchbacks followed by a rock and roll speed run down a loose, steep, rocky DH bomb to finish. It's almost 2000 feet in about a mile maybe mile and a half. You know things are good when you just giggle at how well the bike is working on a really familiar, really tough descent.

    With 70 lbs of air in the fork, HSC at 3 clicks, 5 clicks of LSC and maybe 8 clicks of rebound I was pleasantly surprised at how controlled it felt. Fairly plush without feeling divey and good tracking/no flex. Not quite full travel but close. The only thing lacking was a bigger front tire.

    I should say the other thing that was different about the steep run I did the other day was that I moved the shock to the slack setting. I think that helped a lot on the really steep chutes and faster DH sections.

    The rear end is typical knolly. Follows the ground well and tracks straight. So plush. So controlled. The only gripe was with the tire. In order not to pinch flat, I'm running 40 lbs (haven't got them set up tubeless yet) which makes it skid a bit too easy and not brake well..... which is already one of the weaknesses of the DHR. Again, better, bigger tire set up tubeless at 28 lbs and it will be golden.

    I did slow down the LS rebound 2 clicks (standard is 17 clicks) for the slow steep tech and it felt a lot better but the HSR still felt really lively and active on the fast choppy stuff. Wow. First time I've had a shock with HSR and LSR effectively separated.


    Don't you hate it when you get a good timer shot, only to discover your stupid camera decided to focus on the little twig in front of it instead of on the rider. It was my third attempt from this angle so I was done. Call it artsy.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/19516547@N04/8580463553/" title="SAM_0340 by kentsaundra, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8525/8580463553_0237f8709b_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="SAM_0340"></a>

    Wasn't my day for timer shots. I'm starting to climb off my bike here thinking the picture had already snapped.
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/19516547@N04/8580461437/" title="SAM_0341 by kentsaundra, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8088/8580461437_137a6a7996_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="SAM_0341"></a>

    Missed me altogether here. Nice little drop right here.
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/19516547@N04/8580457241/" title="SAM_0345 by kentsaundra, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8374/8580457241_f2195f4e3b_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="SAM_0345"></a>
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    I see you have your Easter helmet ready to go. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by KRob View Post
    Sooooo, did you get it built in time? Lookin forward to some Moab action shots!
    I did indeed! A few (very) late night sessions did the trick and I finished her up the night before we left. I'll be in Moab on wednesday and definitely will try and get some action shots up.

    Are you in Provo? That Squaw Peak descent looks like it may be worth checking out while I'm here (actually in town until we leave for Moab) if the weather permits - it's looking pretty crappy for the next few days.

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    Dude, good luck with Squaw peak...i heard it was snowing in the valley today and Squaw must be up at 10K If you go to the top? Going to be speaking to my SLC posse and sh1t on them for not taking me down Squaw. wtf?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muttonchops View Post
    Dude, good luck with Squaw peak...i heard it was snowing in the valley today and Squaw must be up at 10K If you go to the top? Going to be speaking to my SLC posse and sh1t on them for not taking me down Squaw. wtf?
    Squaw Peak is kinda like Eureka...,,every state's got one. But if you come down to Ely for the Fears Tears and Beers Enduro I'll show you ours.
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