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    Long Shock a Delirium?

    Has anyone tried to put a 222X70 shock on a Delirium? What would be the impact to BB height, HTA and rear travel?

    Trying to convince my buddy to let me borrow his X2 off his V10 to give it a whirl. Maybe it'll jack the geometry all up, but be fun to try. If it works on a N3 then why not the D?


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    I long shocked my D. Going to 222x70 gives you 188mm of rear travel. Mine is actually 225X73, thanks to Craig at Avalanche. I'm running a 2mm offset bushing, so effectively 223X73. My best guess is that I'm hovering around 196mm of rear travel, but please correct me if I'm wrong. The BB and HTA are still both acceptable and I need to do a little more setup work with the Fox 40 to dial them in exactly. I'm heading to NC this weekend for my first ride. I can't wait! Bike was setup with a 170mm Fox 36 and a Fox X2 216X63, should be a transformed beast now!


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    Any update on how this is working out for you? Thinking about a similar setup for Whistler.

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    It works great! I rode Duryea with this setup in Reading, PA. It handled everything I dared to throw at it including casing some big gaps without tossing my ass. The long shock works well, I've ridden it with single crown and dual crown, no issues either way, although my single crown is only 170mm, I really need to get it extended to 180. I don't know if it's the spring rate, the valving or the progressive design of the suspension, but that rear spring has some pedal feedback on bigger drops. Not unmanagable, but more force than the Fox X2 on similar drops. I have a lighter spring I want to try first to see if that solves the problem. If this rain ever stops I'll be taking it to Highland!

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    Nice! How's turn initiation and mid-speed cornering with the dual crown/long-shock setup? Does it still initiate with light inputs or do you need to get heavy handed with it? Does it still feel like a carver rather then tippy?

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    No need to get heavy handed. I didn't have any issues feeling tippy. I was following or leading with my buddy on his Jedi and I had no problems taking similar lines or keeping up. Compared to that bike your definitely higher in the air with the seats in descend mode, but never felt tippy going down the trail. It did make me think that he was at an advantage being that his CG seemed to be much closer to the ground than mine. Riding the bike though, I never thought about it until I was back at the truck with them sitting side by side.
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    Swapped the 8.5 x 2.5 X2 for an 8.75 x 2.75 DHX2 to bring travel up to 185mm. Added a -2mm offset bushing and -1 degree headset cup to bring the BB and head angle back in line. Just need to add a 9-46 cassette so I don't need to swap drivetrains for resort riding.

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    Awesome, I rode mine at Highland in NH and it was awesome. So you are running the angleset to bring it from 62-63 back to 64?

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    Opposite. With the stock shock and the fork at its lowest (579mm) I had a HA of 63.5. With the longer shock HA was ~65.25. The 2mm offset bushing brought it down to ~64.75. With the angleset it should be ~63.75 but I haven't measured yet.


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    I must be measuring it wrong then. Mine was 62ish with no Angleset. Measured with an analog angle finder and an Iphone, all fell between 62 and 63. My shock is a little longer though, but still would have thought it was going to be worse. 8.875 X 2.875 with 2mm offset bushing.

    I chose not to run the angleset because of where I landed, but then thought maybe I should have used it to bring me up closer to 64.

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    You're also running a 40, which has a taller minimum axle to crown then the RV1 (594mm vs 579mm @ 8"), so it makes sense that you'd have a slacker head angle.

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