As much as you like while keeping the bike weight below 11.5kg :D ... in reality max. 150mm ;).
Originally Posted by DTP
I've got a Rev 150mm on mine. Feel very well balanced to me, and I definitely wouldn't go any less than that.
When my brain gets to dreaming, or perhaps thinking of nightmares, and I consider the thought of only having one bike (hopefully the need will never arrive), I've thought of putting a Fox Float 36, lowered to 150mm. This would give a much beefier front end, and increase the A2C by about 8mm.
I've got all the A2C figures at home, I'll be happy to post them up for you later on if you'd like?
fox32 150 - 521mm ?
fox34 160 - 538mm
fox36 150 - 545mm
i had fox34 talas 120-160mm for two months, beautiful black with kahsima, but it worked awfull, no stiction but i felt that it has a lot of compression damping (it felt i was not glued to the ground, not at all ! ), I sold it, now i have borrowed fox36 160 and i'm waiting for mine lyrik 160 rc2dh
So, as it's all in a spreadsheet, and doing a straight Copy/Paste turns the formatting into a nightmare, the easiest way for me to put the data up is from a screen grab :)
It's all in there, but compared to a Revelation (current fork), a Fox34 @ 150mm wouldn't change the Geometry at all! The Totem will never go on it, but it was a fun thought while I was doing the numbers ;)
Here a Pivot 5.7 2013 frame size L with a Fox Float 150mn
I ride this bike for a test review - DW link is better than VPP with much more dynamism. i get a feeling to ride a xcountry even if rear suspension works well on dirty tracks... 150mn travel front fits well to the overall balance of the bike. Not sure than 160mn is a good idea for this frame..
Excited to be done with the last dual link, carbon bike(broke it/sold it, unfortunately I owned it for less than 4 months)
I've got different cranks, sprocket, derailleur, chain guide, rims, tires, saddle and stem to go on when the new parts kit shows up for the season. I'll also try to track down a direct mount 142x12 XTR Shadow Plus derailleur. I'm in no rush. My ride time is nearly nothing with my wrists and breathing issues right now.
That's a VERY clean & organized shop! :)
Thank you sir! We've really been pushing to change the way shops run. I've always had a thing for those Formula 1 shops that are bleech white and organized like nobodys business. I'm also OCD about things being in their place. I can't be efficient at getting quality work done if I have junk piled up everywhere or one persons project/repair/build running into anothers.
Originally Posted by kenbentit
That bench is about 3 months worth of work. It's tied into the building, there are 4 electrical outlets and 2 air compressor hook ups routed internally along with all of our internet, phone and computer lines. We cut the concrete, ran conduate and retiled to keep everything hidden. There are 500 holes per side to allow for the use of the 100ft of storage through modular shelves.
We matched our workbench wood, slat wall, display cases and clothing hangers to keep a uniform look.
If you're ever around Longview Washington come by and check us out. We're very small but we're pushing.
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It must be an ongoing challenge for manufacturers to create light, high performance carbon frames and build in sufficient protection that doesn't add much extra weight. Factory fitted armor is becoming the norm on carbon frames from a number of companies (specialized, santa cruz, Pivot etc) and it's most common on drive side stays and on the lower portion of the downtube which are key areas for damage - and it is great to see. For other areas you can put down a protective film to help avoid the scratches and scrapes. I recently had an opportunity to develop film kits for both the Pivot 5.7 and 429 models. Let me know what you think.
Originally Posted by Quadro
Hi Alan, welcome to this forum! As you've noticed, I've changed the brand, but still use Frameskin alike frame protection ;). Your kit looks really very nice, unfortunately I received the frame very early (from the first batch, like Mojo SL :D) and the kit wasn't available yet. Good job!
That is a nice shop. My grandmother lives just across the river so when I visit her. I'll have to stop by.
Oh heya PeterG, long time to chat. These're nice looking bikes, but I am yet to ride one. I still have my SL-R but am thinking about something new (aside from the Badash 29 I rode for the very first time yesterday). Have a good Christmas Sir.
My Pivot 5.7c
Medium size of frame
spinergy xyclone enduro