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    I need a rear shock for Gen 2 Podium

    Well folks my CCDBA has given up the ghost. Came up to Whistler for the long weekend and started having shock issues, then measured a 40psi loss in just one run. I have a loaner shock for the next 2 days (thanks to the awesome hookup at Fanatykco.com). However, the NWCUP race FINALS is next weekend (I am in 3rd place overall) This gives me like 3 days to get a shock. Options including buying one new, finding a used one to buy, getting another loaner for the race (Cane Creek should warranty the shock), or lastly, riding my Chilcotin.

    I wonder how the Chilcotin would do in a DH race (I have a Zoke 66 for the front, if needed...or Fox 40!!!!)

    I wonder if I could pull the shock off the DT...

    any other ideas?
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    DT shock is the wrong size.
    Too bad I'm too far away (Flatario) and leaving the country (Cuba - Vacation whilst the broken ribs heal) as I have a CCDB coil I won't be using for a couple of weeks....
    Chilli would not be quite enough to be competitive, but would probably still be a blast (I know the Delirium is fun on the DH, but nowhere near as fast as the P)
    Hopefully somebody a bit more local can step up.

    Good luck on the search / decision.

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    Thanks guys. I think arranging buying used from the east coast would too risky to get it here by Friday. I am hoping someone in BC or WA will have a shock. If I do have to buy a new shock, I am not sure what I would get, probably another CCDBA, but maybe a different shock would be good to have for comparison.

    You know, something just occurred to me. I have no idea what spring rate I would need for the Podium, since I have the CCDBA on both my bikes. I used a #450 on the DT, and currently weigh 210-220 RTR.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rdhfreethought View Post
    Thanks guys. I think arranging buying used from the east coast would too risky to get it here by Friday. I am hoping someone in BC or WA will have a shock. If I do have to buy a new shock, I am not sure what I would get, probably another CCDBA, but maybe a different shock would be good to have for comparison.

    You know, something just occurred to me. I have no idea what spring rate I would need for the Podium, since I have the CCDBA on both my bikes. I used a #450 on the DT, and currently weigh 210-220 RTR.
    I'm running a 400 spring on my Podium and I'm 180 riding weight. They have the weights on Knolly's website as well. Good luck and keep kicking A$$!

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    If you pay for shipping, you can borrow my Vivid Air so that you can buy the correct shock for the Podium. PM me if interested.

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    Just wanted to give some props to Knollybikes and Cavan@knolly (Skinnies) in particular. While I was in Whistler, he offered to pull the shock off his own personal bike and loan it to me for the long weekend. Then, since I was racing NWCUP the next weekend (too soon for a warranty from Cane Creek) he shipped a shock via FedEx down to Seattle in time for the race.

    Ever since I met Noel many years ago, I had a feeling about him and this company. As soon as I was able to afford one, I got a Delirium-T. More recently I have been able to add the Chilcotin and Podium to my perfect 'stable' of Knolly bikes. I have no desire to even look at other bikes considering how well I have been taken care of, and how great the products are.

    In the NWCUP finals, I was 0.06 seconds ahead of the next rider. 100% chance I got those fractions of a second from the confidence and capability of the Podium I was riding. And it allowed me to exceed my goal in the overall results as well:
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    Congrats. Glad to hear.

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    congrats. great result all around

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    Congrats, that's awesome.

    Edit: I should add I've met Noel and Kevin, and talked to Cavan more than a few times. All really great guys and willing to go the extra mile to help out.
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    Way to go Ralph!

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