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    Looks insanely sick Joe!!! Nice job... Why not the new lighter/thinner Straitline Amps? My size 12s love em!

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    Quote Originally Posted by socalMX View Post
    Looks insanely sick Joe!!! Nice job... Why not the new lighter/thinner Straitline Amps? My size 12s love em!
    Thanks! I pulled those pedals off my old bike. When I bought the pedals the Amps weren't available yet. Now I'm saving for new hubs and I would like to put a 1x10 set up on it.

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    Late to the party...

    Here's my Chili - doing XC in Atl (for now), counting the days 'til Snowshoe opens!!
    Spec:
    Frame Size & Color: Large Ano Black
    * Rear Shock: Fox RP23
    * Fork: Fox TALAS RLC 160
    * Brakes: Shimano XT
    * Shifter: Shimano XT
    * Cranks:Shimano XT (26-38 2x10)
    * Chainguide: N/A
    * Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT
    * Pedals: Candy 3 (for local XC), Loaded AMX
    * Stem: Thomson 70mm
    * Handlebar: Raceface Atlas FR (28")
    * Seatpost: Rockshox Reverb
    * Saddle: WTB Pure V
    * Cassette: Shimano XT (11-36)
    * Headset: Cane Creek 40
    * Grips: ODI Rouge
    * Front Tire: Kenda Nevegal 2.35
    * Front Rim: Stan's ZTR Flow
    * Front Hub: King
    * Rear Tire: Kenda Nevegal 2.35
    * Rear Rim: Stan's ZTR Flow
    * Rear Hub: King

    *Rider Setup
    *Weight: 215 geared
    *Height: 6'1

    Doing mainly XC now, so shock is in steep, 140 on the TALAS...so far, climbs great, and super fast& smooth on the XC descents...can't wait to get to more aggressive terrain!
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    Quote Originally Posted by woodyak View Post
    Spec:

    • Small Raw Frame w/CCDB Air
    • 2012 Fox36VANRC2 160mm Tapered
    • CK Inset Headset
    • Stan's Flows w/I9 hubs
    • RF SixC Cranks 170mm
    • RF SixC Bars
    • Hope M4 Brakes 203mm front and back
    • Point One Stem 50mm
    • Point One Podium Pedals
    • Thomson MP Seatpost
    • Chromag SeatCollar - Not gold enough. May spraypaint
    • XTR 10SPD Der and Shifter
    • XT Cassette 36T
    • Surly SS Chainring 34T
    • MRP MiniG2SL chainguide
    • KMC 10Speed Chain
    • Hans Dampf Tires - Tubeless w/Stan's tape for now
    • WTB Race Saddle
    • Generic Bell
    • Oury Grips


    Built it up to handle my day to day riding in the Boston area. Will throw on Ardent 2.4 DH tires for lift days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtbag View Post
    Bike setup:
    * Frame Size: Large White Release 1
    * Rear Shock: RP23
    * Fork: Fox Vanilla 160 fit rc2 tapered
    * Brakes: Formula The One 180/180
    * Shifter: Shimano XTR
    * Cranks: Shimano SLX
    * Chainguide: RonnieRing
    * Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR RapidRise Med. Cage
    * Pedals: Shimano m647
    * Stem: Thompson 70mm
    * Handlebar: Sunline V1 745
    * Seatpost: Thompson
    * Saddle: SDG FXR
    * Cassette: Shimano XT
    * Headset: King with Devolve top half
    * Grips: WTB Tech
    * Tires: Maxxis 2.5 Minion DHF EXO 3C front/60a rear
    * Rims: Mavic 819
    * Hubs: King

    * Weight: 33lbs. (more or less)


    *Rider Setup
    *Weight: 180 geared
    *Height: 511-3/4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe76LJC View Post
    Bike setup:
    * Frame Size & Color: Large Ano Black
    * Rear Shock: CCDB Air
    * Fork: Marzocchi RC3 Evo Ti
    * Brakes: Hope M4 203 front 183 rear
    * Shifter: SRAM X7
    * Cranks: RaceFace Atlas FR
    * Chainguide: MRP Mini
    * Rear Derailleur: X9
    * Pedals: Sraightline
    * Stem: RaceFace Atlas 50mm
    * Handlebar: RaceFace Atlas
    * Seatpost: Thomson
    * Saddle: WTB Rocket V
    * Cassette: Sram 32-11
    * Headset: Cane Creek ZS 110 series
    * Grips: Lizard Skins
    * Front Tire: Specialized Clutch 2.3
    * Front Rim: Sun Equalizer
    * Front Hub: Giant
    * Rear Tire: Specialized Clutch 2.3
    * Rear Rim: Sun Equalizer
    * Rear Hub: Sun Ringle Jumping Flea

    *Rider Setup
    *Weight: geared: 165
    *Height: 6'2
    *Bike Weight: 33 pounds

    Thanks to Andy at Backdrop Sports for ordering my frame and helping me get it together and Thanks to Drop n Zone for helping me with my chainguide. The bike rides Awesome! I have never been more content with a bike!
    Joe, what do you think of your Hope M4s? Have you ever used Saints and if so, how would they compare?

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    Quote Originally Posted by meeeeep View Post
    Joe, what do you think of your Hope M4s? Have you ever used Saints and if so, how would they compare?
    I've run both and I'll list likes and dislikes about them.

    Hope M4s:
    Likes - great lever feel, smooth action and modulation, with floating rotors, quiet, rarely howl when wet.

    dislikes - fussy to center the pistons, on long down hill runs they will develop fade and heat up.

    Saint:
    Likes - powerful, the most stopping power I've experienced using only 1 finger. Easy to work on.
    dislikes - Too much power, no feel -- it's on/off with these guys.

    I've switched to XTR M988 Trails. These so far, are the best feeling, no big downhill runs on them yet but it's closer to how the M4s work and are much lighter and easier to center the calipers.

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    I'm curious what tune the new RP23's are coming with? I know there was going to be a slight change to the shocks: either the tune, can volume or the boost valve pressure to help with the bottoming a bunch of us were experiencing on the earlier versions.

    Dusty or Noel, any update on that?

    Cheers,
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    That was a looooong wait....but it is finally here.

    Large raw with CCDBA. 8 lbs 2 oz. Build to come soon. Big thanks to Noel and Kevin at Knolly Bikes and Reggie at Lucky 13 for making it happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bubba13 View Post
    That was a looooong wait....but it is finally here.
    Which batch were you in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TSC View Post
    Which batch were you in?
    I'm guessing the Feb. batch, since I'm still waiting on my Feb. batch frame

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    Quote Originally Posted by TSC View Post
    Which batch were you in?
    The remainder of the Febuary batch. I am just glad Knolly survived the last year and is cranking out new toys.

    Don't want to derail this thread anymore, so back to the builds...
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    Mine was part of the"feb" batch and I believe the boost on my rp23 is at 200 psi. I checked the can and it does have a spacer in it. From the pics I've seen I'd say it's the medium one. I'd like to increase my boost to maybe 215-225 psi. I'm 215 geared up and seem to have settled at 190 psi for a shock pressure. More testing at Galbraith Sun morning

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    Quote Originally Posted by bubba13 View Post
    Don't want to derail this thread anymore, so back to the builds...
    I didn't want to either. I was just hoping you were the first of the April batch. (I haven't heard any of the same chatter about tracking numbers as I did when the Feb batch started showing up.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bubba13 View Post
    Large raw with CCDBA. 8 lbs 2 oz.
    What's the weight difference between the RP23 and the CCDBA?

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    meeeep, I have never tried the Saints so I can't comment on those. I had the Code's before I went to the M4's. I only had the Code's for a couple of weeks. They felt really squishy and they didn't have a lot of stopping power. I called Avid about it and they said to bleed the brakes and see if I could add more fluid to the line. I tried that and it blew the cylinder so I sent he brakes back and got the M4's. I like the M4's because they have a lot of adjustments and you can really fine tune your brakes. They are the best brakes I have ever owned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrashTheDOG View Post
    What's the weight difference between the RP23 and the CCDBA?
    Dusty posted the weights in a thread he started, but can't remember the name off my head. Chilcotin and Double Barrel Air maybe?

    ~200 grams if I remember right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rscecil007 View Post
    Dusty posted the weights in a thread he started, but can't remember the name off my head. Chilcotin and Double Barrel Air maybe?

    ~200 grams if I remember right.
    My ccdbAir weighed 510 grams without the mounting hardware. So, if anyone knows the weight of the rp23, subtract the difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrashTheDOG View Post
    What's the weight difference between the RP23 and the CCDBA?
    My spreadsheet has:

    RP23 @ 321 g
    CCDBair @ 543 g

    difference of just under 1/2 lb (222 g).

    Can't remember where I got the info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ebxtreme View Post
    I'm curious what tune the new RP23's are coming with? I know there was going to be a slight change to the shocks: either the tune, can volume or the boost valve pressure to help with the bottoming a bunch of us were experiencing on the earlier versions.

    Dusty or Noel, any update on that?

    Cheers,
    EB
    As of the Feb Chilcotin run (what we've recently been shipping), all RP23 shocks are coming with the small volume spacer in them: the rest of the tune is the same as before (i.e. BV=200 PSI, HV2 Air Can, Rebound = L, and Compression = Low).

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrashTheDOG View Post
    What's the weight difference between the RP23 and the CCDBA?
    here you go

    rp23 vs dba weights
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    Here's "Blanca" on her maiden voyage in the rock strewn woods of northern NJ. I spent most of ride #1 dialing in PSIs and messing with the 2 shock mount settings (slack vs. not so slack). I then took her out on a ride at my local park, Jungle Habitat, last night and cleaned features I'd never cleaned before. I still have a lot of dialing in to do, both on the bike and the rider, but this bike is proving to be a game changer as compared to previous rides I've owned.

    Thanks Phatbiker!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TSC View Post
    My spreadsheet has:

    RP23 @ 321 g
    CCDBair @ 543 g

    difference of just under 1/2 lb (222 g).

    Can't remember where I got the info.
    Whoa! for just another half pound you could go with a coil-over.

    You know it's funny, I thought my coil shock was going to be too plush and I'd have to sacrifice some efficiency for better suspension peformance. Turns out that's totally not true. I bought an oem DHX 3.0 off ebay a few years ago and rode it just to see what it would be like. From everything you read on MTBR, you'd think that it would bob like a sumofa*****, but I had just the opposite experience vis-a-vis my RP23. In fact, the coil shock was so harsh that I actually felt like I'd lost half my travel despite having a pefect 30% sag. Since it was the 3.0 version, I couldn't adjust bottom out and propedal. After six months, I sent it into Push for their MX-Tune; the results were wonderful!

    Now that I've ridden this shock, I don't see myself (who is a bit of a weight weenie) going back to air. Coil is better on the downhill, more composed and always ready for the next hit -- feels solid. Uphill I get no bob - none. I can see my friends with air shocks bobbing up the fire roads, look down at my shock and it's not moving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dulyebr View Post
    Whoa! for just another half pound you could go with a coil-over.

    You know it's funny, I thought my coil shock was going to be too plush and I'd have to sacrifice some efficiency for better suspension peformance. Turns out that's totally not true. I bought an oem DHX 3.0 off ebay a few years ago and rode it just to see what it would be like. From everything you read on MTBR, you'd think that it would bob like a sumofa*****, but I had just the opposite experience vis-a-vis my RP23. In fact, the coil shock was so harsh that I actually felt like I'd lost half my travel despite having a pefect 30% sag. Since it was the 3.0 version, I couldn't adjust bottom out and propedal. After six months, I sent it into Push for their MX-Tune; the results were wonderful!

    Now that I've ridden this shock, I don't see myself (who is a bit of a weight weenie) going back to air. Coil is better on the downhill, more composed and always ready for the next hit -- feels solid. Uphill I get no bob - none. I can see my friends with air shocks bobbing up the fire roads, look down at my shock and it's not moving.
    I have the CCDBC on my Delirium and I tried various PUSH'd air shocks to get the same feeling and I always ended up going back to the CCDBC as the air shocks couldn't soak up the big hits and wasn't nearly as plush. Those are shocks were very good just not as good as the CCDBC.

    The CCDBA however is pretty sick on the Chilly. I am very impressed with how it rides. If a CCDBC was kicking around I'd try it just for giggles but I have no desire at this point to change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mergs View Post
    I then took her out on a ride at my local park, Jungle Habitat, last night and cleaned features I'd never cleaned before. I still have a lot of dialing in to do, both on the bike and the rider, but this bike is proving to be a game changer as compared to previous rides I've owned.
    Congrats!!! I am happy for you. (And for me because mine is on the way!)

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