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    Solo with 140mm pike and DBair CS

    Planning to build a bike for light enduro style like Trans Provence etc. I'm currently testing a Bronson c, and it is a little big for most of the riding I do. But I'm afraid, that the Solo will be a little too small when hitting the bigger stuff with speed. My previous TRc with 140mm Fox 36 fork felt just a little too small for the bigger and faster trails.

    Does it sound stupid to build up a Solo with a 140mm pike and a DBair CS, if my goal is to build something like a little Bronson?

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    If the TRc with 140mm fork felt a little too small, then the Solo with a 140mm fork probably will too. It sounds like the Bronson's extra inch of travel and slightly slacker geometry would serve you well.

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    Short-shock a Bronson?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pau11y View Post
    Short-shock a Bronson?
    I don't see the point.

    I personally chose the Solo because the Bronson is overkill for what I ride (the Solo is even more than I usually need), but it sounds like the OP rides bigger terrain at higher speeds than I do, so he could use the capabilities of the Bronson. From what I've heard the Bronson gives up almost nothing in climbing efficiency, and the weight difference is really small. If you want a firmer suspension with less travel, then you could set it up more firm (higher air pressure and firmer shock platform setting).

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabrabu View Post
    I don't see the point.

    I personally chose the Solo because the Bronson is overkill for what I ride (the Solo is even more than I usually need), but it sounds like the OP rides bigger terrain at higher speeds than I do, so he could use the capabilities of the Bronson. From what I've heard the Bronson gives up almost nothing in climbing efficiency, and the weight difference is really small. If you want a firmer suspension with less travel, then you could set it up more firm (higher air pressure and firmer shock platform setting).
    Well, you can restore the shock/fork at a later date when the bigger travel is desired...ie) if you have the coin, another fork and rear shock so you can go back and forth...?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Esben View Post
    Planning to build a bike for light enduro style like Trans Provence etc. I'm currently testing a Bronson c, and it is a little big for most of the riding I do. But I'm afraid, that the Solo will be a little too small when hitting the bigger stuff with speed. My previous TRc with 140mm Fox 36 fork felt just a little too small for the bigger and faster trails.

    Does it sound stupid to build up a Solo with a 140mm pike and a DBair CS, if my goal is to build something like a little Bronson?
    Can the 150 Pike even be lowered to 140????

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