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    Which Pike for Mach 6?

    I've been very underwhelmed with performance of my 34. Which Pike and 150 or 160 are you guys running?

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    I'm running a 160mm....wouldn't want a 150mm. Handling and travel are great. Best climbing bike [steep techy rough terrain] I've owned.
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    160 for me as well and no interest in a 150.

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    I put the 150 on mine and like it a lot. Won't make a big difference, but seat tube angle, head tube angle, and wheelbase were already slack enough for me at the stock 150mm. I also like a lower BB height as well. I do bottom out the Pike on most rides a few times, but never harshly where I have wanted for more travel. Good thing about the Pike is that it is easy enough to change the travel and try both!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tadmcmichael View Post
    I put the 150 on mine and like it a lot. Won't make a big difference, but seat tube angle, head tube angle, and wheelbase were already slack enough for me at the stock 150mm. I also like a lower BB height as well. I do bottom out the Pike on most rides a few times, but never harshly where I have wanted for more travel. Good thing about the Pike is that it is easy enough to change the travel and try both!
    If you are bottoming out on the Pike you can add tokens to ramp up the air spring at the end of the fork's travel.
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    The stock setup seems just right for me between 25 to 30% sag and 165 pounds. I may experiment with tokens at some point, but I like the curve it has now. Much better than my old fox where I had a hard time using all of my travel with an appropriate amount of sag.

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    Depends on what/where you're riding.

    I'm running a 150 here in socal and it's been good.

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    After sagging the A to C difference between a 150mm and 160mm fork is only 7mm-8mm.

    The Pike is also convertible between those options without breaking the bank should you change your mind.
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    I thought the Fox wouldn't be too bad and that it was getting unfair treatment but after about 10 rides it never felt quite right even after many adjustments. I got a pike 160 and within the first 1/2 mile of riding on it I couldn't believe how much better it was. Also my bike weight went from 28lb even to 27lb 5oz!!!! Go with the 160

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    We have been building them with 160 as well.
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    Sounds good to me. I've got about ten long rides on my fox and it still feels like it's new. Even took 20lbs of air out and feels the same. I've always been a fox guy but looks like it's time for a change.

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    Second ride on my my new RTC 3 160mm yesterday. Love this thing so plush running 60 psi to get 30% sag didn't bottom out once

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    Anyone try the dual air pike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big boss man View Post
    Anyone try the dual air pike?
    Its not dual air, its dual position.
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