up side down db air?????
thats the way my frame arived from knolly looking at picts im the only one like that...
the db is up side down???mistake by knolly?
after one riding day i have a little free movment on the upper shock bolts
is it due to the shock position?
Last edited by loolilon; 01-27-2013 at 10:22 AM.
The newer Knollys have been shipping with the DBair "up side down". There was a bit of discussion about it on a thread. Nobody could think of any drawbacks created by having the shock inverted; however there is one advantage--dirt is less likely to get into the main body of your shock. I'm currently running (and loving) an Avy'd VanRC coil on my Chili, but if I put my DBair back on my bike I will put it in the inverted position.
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I've kept mine right side up. Much easier to adjust.
I have always meant to switch it to upside down (PNW is known for being a bit wet this time of year), but have not converted it yet.
That thread is somewhere here, but my search skills suck. Essentially, it is what TSC says. Theorectically less dirt, and a few grams lower in the CG of the frame (inconsequential, but there), and a bit harder to adjust.
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Rocks hit expensive parts mounted piggyback down, cheap parts the other way around.
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If the picture shown is what you're calling "upside down" I would call that piggyback reservoir down, but as far as the shock I would call that traditional orientation (ie Fox and Rock Shox) with the main body up and the shaft down.
You can always push the shock reducer axles out with your fingers and swap them.
So up side down is a matter of point of view....
I'm concern more about the uper bolts /bushings movement after one riding day
Bolts/bushings will not wear any different no matter which way it is mounted.
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