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    you're gonna like the revelation. Hint: run as much air, or 5-10 psi MORE in the negative air chamber. It will make the fork more plush and handle the small bumps better.

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    Trail Bros Near the local auto shop
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    Nice Pic. I've got both bikes.

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    Pulp, I do really lke the Rev. I have it set up with 5 more psi in the neg chamber. Man it is PLUSH and SOLID ! I have not been able to ride as much latley as I would liek to, but oh well. I will get to ride a lot soon.

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    My Marin Bear Valley 1989
    Frame. Tange chromoly
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    Flboy the new frame looks super sexy! Enjoy it. I've tried the revelation on my buddy's bike and to me it felt super plush (me being used to FOX F120).

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    Here is my 2010 Mt Vision. I bought just the frame w/RP2 shock from Adrenaline for $650 shipped. Built it up with all the parts from my old (and now cracked) MKIII. She is not light (something like 31.5), but I hope to get these hubs re-built with something lighter than the Maxic XM321 rims on there now. It took a little while to feel the love, but she is growing on me each time I ride it.

    The only changes since this pic are the tires have been replaced with 2.4 / 2.25 Nobby Nics, and I have a slightly wider bar on there.

    The fork is a PUSHed Pike Uturn coil. I generally run it at around 118-125mm.
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    15mm is a second-best solution to a problem that was already solved.

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    Just put on a new wheelset, tires and a bunch of XTR parts. Going riding in the Alps next week! I love this bike.

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    My 650B MV
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    My 650B WR
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    So how does the WR ride with the bigger wheels? Any bottom out issues?

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    No bottom out issues on either even though MV rear wheel will touch at 49mm travel. WR has clearance so is fine. 650B is a good mod to any 26" front. In loose conditions there is a 29erish stability and grip. I can't see myself riding the MV without it now. The WR is slacker with longer wheel base so doesn't need the stability,but it definitely improves cornering grip in loose conditions. I ride some trails which are hard packed shuttle runs. On those trails I can't push it hard enough to notice any extra cornering grip but the bike feels like it has extra zip on the downs.

    Adding the 650B rear gives a lift in speed which is nice. Haven't done any back to back tests over rough terrain yet to determine if it smooths out the trail much. After initial riding with the odd sharp edged tree root I would say it's not night and day difference. Like a 29er you would notice the difference in rollover more in moderate rocky terrain which I don't have.

    I've got a Anthem X 29er and it's not a patch on the 650b WR on the big stuff. I won't be rushing to get a 29er Trail bike as I think a 650B 5.5" to 6" trail bike is were it's at.
    The 2011 MV XM series has almost identical Geometry to the WR. So that should be a 650B sleeper.
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    Good pics!....I'm about to post one.

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    This is my first 29er...It's a totally stock 2011 Marin Bolinas Ridge. Very happy with it. I plan a few mods in the future.


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    I'm liking the bikes in this thread

    After MTBR informing me that I haven't posted in a while I have decided to upload a few photos of my 2003 Indian Fire Trail.

    It is mainly made up of old components from my main bike hence some of the colour mismatching. I use it in the wet weather.













    Installed the following saddle a few weeks ago because the old one broke:



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    Nice bike. Very impressive collection of old components. I had an early 90's Indian Fire Trail with polished alloy frame.

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    Wolf Ridge

    About to boot it on the Megavalanche course in France.
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    This is my old 06 Wolf Ridge, my first long travel full suspension, I loved this bike, it used to sit in my living room next to my tv and I would watch it almost as much. I gave it to my brother in law so it's still in the family. I upgraded to 2011 Enduro Pro
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    Pretty stock, but really am enjoying the ride/feel of this bike. It's my first 29r. Upgraded front and rear der to x9, and shifters are x0 grip. I dislike thumb shifters. Selle saddle.... I guess the fork will be next, cause it is really unstable and wobbly. However, i must say the shock absorbing abilty/performance of suspension forks has come quite a ways. My last experience was with a then top-of-the-line JudyXC. Brand spanking new and pricey in 1997!!!
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    A couple of pics from holydays in MorzIne

    not far from mozets


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    Quote Originally Posted by maxus View Post
    A couple of pics from holydays in MorzIne
    I was there in July. fantastic riding in this area! How did you like the Wolf Ridge there?

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    It rides great, especially with DHX Air. I had RP23 HV before, so can compare them. DHX can hold larger DH-like sag (I rode about 1/3). Anyway I wont install the float back, will store it just as spare shock because for me 1 propedal position is enough, even in am trips.
    the only downside of the attack trail - it is short, I had to use 60 mm stem instead of 40-50 I like.

    p.s. Hope to return there next year. With Quake ))

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    So drops that big on the AT doesn't bottom it out I guess?

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    Yes. At least I think - yes. You see, on the third day I broke my HV pump and had to ride with the pressure just a little lower that I wanted, with a kinda of DH-like sag. So I had only 1 or 2 bottoms...jumping over smaaal gutters.
    But I have never got any bottoms on drops and kickers (including the pictured ones), always had circa 3-4 mm of unused stroke. And 5-10 mm on the fork (extra-soft spring and 68 kg).

    p.s. before installing I asked our local ditributer about DHX air on AT. He`d got an answer from Jason "fits and works fine."

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    AT has a good midstroke support on low sag (compared with other AM rigs I had before - reign and Prophet).

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    2008 Quake Front Frame, XLT 01.1 Rear





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    I like the red chain. Where did you get that?

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    It's actually a pink chain by KMC called the "Pink Lady," sourced from the Pedal Shop.
    '04 Titus Switchblade LT ~ '08 Marin Quake Custom ~ '09 Fisher Mullet
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    Nice Simply!

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    My Attack Trail:


    (First attempt at adding pics, so might contain fail)

    Kind of a barge in slow technical terrain, but comes alive as speeds increase.

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    Old School Pine Mountain

    This is my '94 Pine Mountain. my 15yr old son has started riding it and loves it. going to upgrade the forks.
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    Nice pics here! Let me post one from a trip to Italy with my son. It's in Dobbiacco, Dolomites.


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    aaargg

    want to show my 91 marin bolinas but i need a few more posts

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    and here it is

    my 91 bolinas ridge - i love this bike - not many rigids in this thread


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    Just picked up a 2007 Quake 7.1 with upgraded front end. Can't wait to get it on a mountain.

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    Last of the upgrades.... it's done




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    Here's another one. This was in Sedona last week.

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    Wouldn't want to do a face plant. Looks like it would hurt.

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    woah

    pulpy this looks like an awful flat landing. did you make it out of this unscathed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sra1218 View Post
    pulpy this looks like an awful flat landing. did you make it out of this unscathed?
    Here's how: at about 3:22. Hope this works...

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    My '09 Palisades Trail





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    Vintage '97 Rift Zone...still mint!

    Still love my '97 Rift Zone!
    Enjoy it that much more with the RP23 installed after this pic.

    Adding a pic of the same Rift Zone with some more updates. Also have a pic of my 08 East Peak w/updates.
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    loving my wolf rigde

    32lbs

    150mm revelation rlt ti
    atomlab pimplite wheels
    specialized blacklite command post
    shimano slx cranks
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    my humble Alpine Trail HT
    sorry for the pics...repost
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    Very nice bike and pic!! More detailed pics ar welcome

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    2011 pine mountain 29er.
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    another view / shot.

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    Pics-imageuploadedbytapatalk1336102368.146400.jpgPic is a repost but I love my bike

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    @ showtym

    i love this bike... nice...

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    Thanks Bora!

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    My Marin Pine Mountain 29 w/ carbon rigid fork


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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron_sparthan View Post
    My Marin Pine Mountain 29 w/ carbon rigid fork

    Very nice.
    Today's the day I eat bikes.

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    My Rift Zone 29er

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    Quote Originally Posted by IM1966 View Post
    My Rift Zone 29er
    Very nice. Amazing bike.

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    My new (2011) Mount Vision XM8. Got it direct from the importer today, can't wait to take it out this weekend!
    Just have to get the steerer cut down slightly, but other than that, an awesome bike.
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    Here is my XM8:


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    Some nice upgrades on that XM8 hmorsi. I mentioned the possibility of upgrades and my wife gave me one of those "don't even think about it" looks. A dropper post is likely to be next on my list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwiplague View Post
    Some nice upgrades on that XM8 hmorsi. I mentioned the possibility of upgrades and my wife gave me one of those "don't even think about it" looks. A dropper post is likely to be next on my list.
    That's because you called them 'upgrades' . Try 'riding necessities'

    It's an excellent bike. I was glad to get my hands on one of the 2011 models. I love Quad link II and not too fond of the new Quad link III suspension design.

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    Very nice!! I've got a hold of a XM9 2011 not long ago. Don't wanted a Quad 3.0 either. Upgrades (of riding necessities) i did:

    Fulcrum Red Zone wheelset (slightly wider rims for fatter tires);
    Havoc bar 750mm wide;
    142 axle rear;
    Kronolog dropper post.

    A dropper post is really a necessity!! If you have one you will never ride steep terrain again with your saddle up and poking in your a$$!!

    Edit: might aswell puts some pics in (which btw are not the latest with upgrades)...




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    08 Marin Alpine Trail 29er "Sparthan"

    Here my 08 Marin Alpine Trail 29er build with used components with a 800 fixed budget.


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    Well, here we go with my 08 Northside trail.

    It's utmost totally customized, there's only cranks, headset and seatpost left from stock. and here's old bar and clamp on picture, it's gone already.
    Yeap, sorry fot such a crappy photo!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hmorsi View Post
    Here is my XM8:

    Are your Revelations set at 150 or 140mm? I have pulled the trigger on a pair of Rev's, but am wondering whether to drop them to 140mm, or leave them at the stock 150mm.
    If yours are at 150, how do you find the handling?
    I don't crash, I just have slightly uncontrolled dismounts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghettocop View Post
    Last of the upgrades.... it's done



    is that a P-71 crown victoria parked next to the fence?

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    My WR upgraded with 650B No Ni's. Needed 3mm shock shim and cable tie around fork staunchion to accommodate the taller tire compared to the 650B neo 2.3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwiplague View Post
    Are your Revelations set at 150 or 140mm? I have pulled the trigger on a pair of Rev's, but am wondering whether to drop them to 140mm, or leave them at the stock 150mm.
    If yours are at 150, how do you find the handling?
    Apologies for the very late reply, I haven't seen this earlier! I am running the Revelation at the full 150mm. I find the handling spot on and I ride in an area with plenty of climbs. The XM frame has a lower BB than previous MVs though, and I was getting more pedal strikes than I was used to with my 2009 MV. Much more stable on descents and through the rough stuff, though.

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    Kiwiplague, why change the Fox to RockShox? Special reason? And hmorsi, did you change also or did you buy frame only?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Betzel View Post
    Kiwiplague, why change the Fox to RockShox? Special reason? And hmorsi, did you change also or did you buy frame only?
    The Fox's were RL, so not much in the way of adjusment, whereas I got the 2012 dual air RCT3 Revs, so plenty of adjustments to play with.
    I did look at getting some RLC fox forks, but the cost was exorbitant compared to what I got the Revelation for. $699 vs $1249 was bit of a no brainer really.

    Hmorsi - I ended up leaving them at 150mm as well, like you say, the handling seems fine.
    I don't crash, I just have slightly uncontrolled dismounts!

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    Ah, understand! My XM9 has a RLC and i didn't realize that the XM8 came with a RL only. I was thinking of getting a 2012 140mm Revelation RL for spare but i'm not sure...I can get a really cheap at around $300. But maybe I will wait also for a RCT3 (on offer).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Betzel View Post
    Kiwiplague, why change the Fox to RockShox? Special reason? And hmorsi, did you change also or did you buy frame only?
    I wasn't a fan of the Float RL and already had a 2012 Revelation RL And wanted a bit more travel on the front. I realty like the Revelation.

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    Here's a more recent pic of my bike with it's latest "riding necessities" (man I love that term, lets me get away with buying almost anything for the bike).
    Changes from original picture/spec - Rockshox Reverb seatpost, Rockshox Revelation fork, Shimano SLX m666 brakes with XT rotors.
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    I don't crash, I just have slightly uncontrolled dismounts!

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    Wow, looking good! Only thing that's missing are green decals for the fork. SLX brakes are just amazing for the money, at least in Europe they are. Where are you from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by manbat View Post
    Looking good mate but in three months time im gonnae be posting pics like that and youre gonnae be sitting in the house drinking beer and freezing yer baws off :thumbup:
    Aha, that's the beauty of where I live, it's known locally as "the winterless north". Won't really cool down till about june, plenty of good weather riding to go yet. It never gets too cold during the day, average of about 12 - 13 degrees celcius, so no real chance of freezing off any part of my anatomy Will still be drinking the beer though.

    Quote Originally Posted by Betzel View Post
    Wow, looking good! Only thing that's missing are green decals for the fork. SLX brakes are just amazing for the money, at least in Europe they are. Where are you from?
    New Zealand. The SLX's were from my last bike, they were the one piece of equipment from it that I just couldn't part with, they are that good. The Elixirs were okay, but in the wet the howl was enough to wake the dead, so I sold them.
    My brother is a screen printer, so I may have to see him about maybe making me some green decals to match, unless anyone knows if Rockshox make a green version?
    I don't crash, I just have slightly uncontrolled dismounts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwiplague View Post
    The Fox's were RL, so not much in the way of adjusment, whereas I got the 2012 dual air RCT3 Revs, so plenty of adjustments to play with.
    I did look at getting some RLC fox forks, but the cost was exorbitant compared to what I got the Revelation for. $699 vs $1249 was bit of a no brainer really.

    Hmorsi - I ended up leaving them at 150mm as well, like you say, the handling seems fine.
    I find I can tune Fox RL's better than my Rev RLti's because you can change oil volume and oil weight where as on the Revs it's only oil weight. They ride differentlty and prefer either on different bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gvs_nz View Post
    I find I can tune Fox RL's better than my Rev RLti's because you can change oil volume and oil weight where as on the Revs it's only oil weight. They ride differentlty and prefer either on different bikes.
    They were FIT damper type, so I'm not sure you can change oil height on them.
    I don't crash, I just have slightly uncontrolled dismounts!

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    What I've found with the Fox stuff is that many bike mfg gets them custom tuned so it's a lottery as to what they are going to ride like . Takes lots of fiddling to get them back to square one.

    How's the riding up in Glenbervie these days. I haven't ridden there for 4 or 5 years now. I think the shops used to have trail maps?

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    Still pretty good, although the logging has stuffed things up a bit lately (to be expected though). Not sure about the maps, been riding around up there on and off for the last 15 years or so, so me and my brother kind of know where most of the trails are.
    I don't crash, I just have slightly uncontrolled dismounts!

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    Here is my XM8 with Fulcrum Red Metal 3s, WTB Weirwolf 2.5 front and 2.35 rear, 740 mm Gravity Light CSI bar, and KS i950 post.


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    Stupid forum app wouldn't post pictures . Let's try again...

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    Looking good hmorsi! Another question though, what is the front chain guide you are running? It looks like a XCX or similar. How well do it go with out a bashguard etc? Thinking of going 1x10, but not sure how much protection I'm likely to need.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwiplague View Post
    Looking good hmorsi! Another question though, what is the front chain guide you are running? It looks like a XCX or similar. How well do it go with out a bashguard etc? Thinking of going 1x10, but not sure how much protection I'm likely to need.
    Thanks! Yes that's an XCX chainguide. Currently running 1x9 and never dropped the chain (and I ride fairly aggressively),but i don't see a need for a bashguard with the increased clearance of running the single ring. Once I wear out my current drivetrain i am switching to 1x10 with a clutch derailleur.

    Edit : don't take my word for it but I don't think that XCX is compatible with a bashguard. They make another one with a taco and bottom roller guide, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwiplague View Post
    Here's a more recent pic of my bike with it's latest "riding necessities" (man I love that term, lets me get away with buying almost anything for the bike).
    Changes from original picture/spec - Rockshox Reverb seatpost, Rockshox Revelation fork, Shimano SLX m666 brakes with XT rotors.
    Care to share your settings on the Revelation? I found the 'recommend' settings WAY off. Running much lower pressures than recommend to get anywhere near full travel on the bigger hits. Liking the fork in general, though.

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    I'm 70kgs and I think I ran about 70 psi on my 2011 RLti dual air. Still blew through it's travel but got too harsh on sharp edge hits above that. Any lower and it held up then suddenly wallowed. Hopefully the later solo air are more progressive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hmorsi View Post
    Care to share your settings on the Revelation? I found the 'recommend' settings WAY off. Running much lower pressures than recommend to get anywhere near full travel on the bigger hits. Liking the fork in general, though.
    I have the RCT3 damper in my Revelation, so has the 3 position lever with the seperate LSC dial as opposed to the older floodgate dial.
    I have the positive at 80 psi/ neg 70 psi. When I have the fork set to open I have the LSC at about 6-7 clicks, when I have it in threshold I tend to run about 3 clicks of LSC. Very rarely run in lockout mode, even when on the road. I weigh about 63kg, and these settings seem to work quite well for most of the trail based riding I do. Fork seems plenty plush, even with the neg air being -10psi below positive. seem to use most (90%) on most rides, so have a little in reserve for any major bumps.
    I don't crash, I just have slightly uncontrolled dismounts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gvs_nz View Post
    I'm 70kgs and I think I ran about 70 psi on my 2011 RLti dual air. Still blew through it's travel but got too harsh on sharp edge hits above that. Any lower and it held up then suddenly wallowed. Hopefully the later solo air are more progressive?
    The dual air can be plenty linear without too much brake dive or harsh bottom outs, just not at the pressures Rockshox reccomends, which are way too progressive for my liking . I am 75 kg with a full hydration pack and riding gear and right now have 70 and 75 psi in +ve and -ve chambers, respectively. That's between 30 and 50 psi lower than what Rockshox recommends l should be running.

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    Same for all the forks I ride. Maybe it's a legal obligation in case someone bottoms and goes OTP and sues them.

    Sounds like we all ride similar pressures so we can't be all wrong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gvs_nz View Post
    Same for all the forks I ride. Maybe it's a legal obligation in case someone bottoms and goes OTP and sues them.

    Sounds like we all ride similar pressures so we can't be all wrong?
    I guess so!

    Just took apart the fork to service it and discovered the compression damper oil has been 35ml than it should be No wonder the compression adjuster was not fully locking out the fork when turned all the way to the right (and first few clicks of compression adjustment were doing nothing discernible). I think some oil might have escaped to the lowers, increasing the oil volume there and making the fork more progressive than it should (?) I now have full lockout back and running same air pressure but with 2 clicks compression and it definitely feels better. Need to trail test properly next weekend.

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    Low oil level don't do much for performance does it.

    With the older black box Mot control , the compression knob had no effect until the last 4 clicks. When you have it apart it's obvious why. It's a pretty crude system but it seems to work.Unfortunately it increases high and low speed compression so I just leave it fully open.

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    I picked up a 2013 Rift Zone XC8 just after christmas, and it is much nicer than I had ever imagined. This is my first 29er (I'm 5'6", so the wheel size wasn't an obvious choice), and I specifically picked the Marin after nerding out on suspension theory.
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    I have both for a while now but i'm always on time to post their pics so here it goes.

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    2012 Marin Mount Vision XM8

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    Nice bike. I'm assuming that given the swing tags and reflectors that you have only just purchased it?
    All you need to do now is get it dirty!
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    Just finished building my Team Scandium.

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    Pretty much SLX all the way around. Just got the Cole Aries 920 wheels and will be putting them on the trail this weekend, if it doesn't rain here.

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    2012 East Peak 5.5

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    Here's a quick one of my 2012 East Peak 5.5 that I just finished putting together.

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    How do you like this frame? I am deciding between one of these or a Giant Reign....
    Seeing how I can get a 2012 for about half what a new Reign will cost me I wanted to see how they compare, unfortunately no local dealers in my area.

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    New Trail Ninja

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    Just got this frame, Mt. Vision XM Pro, 2 weeks ago as a warranty replacement for a 2010 Attack Trail. I was skeptical of the frame design change when Marin went away from the swingarm style. Let me say, that I was completely wrong. I think this design provides a great ride. In fact it is the best riding Marin I have had; this is my 3rd Marin frame. It feels light and way more nimble than my Attack Trail was. I have not had a chance to weigh it, but feels about 2 lbs lighter than the AT which was 33.6 lbs for a large. This XM is an XL and fits me like a glove. Just waiting for some DOT 5.1 brake fluid so I can update the rear brake hose and route it like the factory would.

    Shout out to PedalShop for helping with the warranty claim, took about 5 months for several reasons, but well worth the wait.
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    ^^^ Cool bike man!


    My girl likes to get dirty.
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    She is getting new XTR brakes with XT wheels put on. Brand new Nobby Nics are in the mail. I also put on a Thomson Masterpiece seatpost and Answer Carbon Bars. Updated pictures are coming.

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    I did a few more upgrades to my 2012 East Peak 5.5. So far it has:
    Fox Float 32 RL
    XT/Mavic XC 717 wheels
    XT cassette
    XT rear derailleur
    XTR shifters
    Ergon GS-1 grips
    FSA 20mm offset seatpost

    Brakes are probably next. I'm debating XT or Hayes Prime Pro. Any thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by suburbicide View Post


    Brakes are probably next. I'm debating XT or Hayes Prime Pro. Any thoughts?
    Nice build. I dont have any experience with the Primes but I can say that my XTR brakes are fantastic. set and forget.

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    Here is the finished build. XT wheelset, XTR Brakes, Nobby Nic Evo 2.25 set up tubless, Masterpiece Seatpost, Answer Carbon bars. Got in a good ride yesterday and it felt amazing. What a fun bike.
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