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    Hey Sam

    I would get the 20. They are close enough in price but big difference in performance. You get the 240mm i2i Van with the 20 as well. You are right about the E13 guide on the 30 and sizing is really up to you. I think you would be fine on the small but if you want it to be stable on the DH type stuff then go for the long. You can run the shorter rear dropouts if the bike is feeling slow to lift the front wheel. The Coastal Crew guys and James Doerfling are all on shorts and they ride them pretty hard. It depends if you want a very trickable slope bike of a DH worthy trail machine. It is more about what you want to ride then how tall you are.

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    Thanks Ben for such a quick response! Makes sense to go with the 20 - price really is pretty close and less upgrades that I would want to do out of the box. The extra travel and better shock alone are worth it. Still have to think about the sizing. Before I discovered this bike, I we considering either a Santa Cruz Bullit or KHS Lucky 7 (both in medium), though really like the adjustability of the Voltage FR more plus the lower standover and just the overall design seems more suited to my riding style. I have been working on larger drops and bigger doubles and have starting throwing in some basic tricks - tabletops, x-ups, and tailwhips, though am not at the point of doing flips or spins yet. So not quite riding true big mountain slopestyle, though would be riding a fair amount of lift-accessed dh runs. Thinking the long is the way to go, as when I am focusing more on tricks and jumps, I have my hardtail. I am guessing the FR 20 does not come with the extra drop-outs? Are these available yet? Don't see any info anywhere about it.

    Thanks again for all of your help.

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    No problem.

    You have to order the dropouts from a Scott Dealer. They have catalogs which are not available for consumers with all the little parts and accessories. You want the -10mm dropouts if you go with the long to keep it very flickable. I am 6'1" and run the long with medium dropouts for trails and dh runs and a short with short dropouts for jumping and playing around.

    Here is some more info on the bike

    http://scott-sports.com/gb_en/video/...the_voltage_fr

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    Found out there is a Scott dealer not too far from where I live here in Brooklyn - will pay them a visit soon. Maybe they have the bike in their shop that I could try to help me decide between the two sizes.

    Watched that video the other day - found it helpful, thanks!

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    Didn't get to visit the Scott dealer in Brooklyn yet, but after talking with some friends, sounds like they only stock road bikes. When I recover from this swine flu, I may check out this place in Manhattan that is supposed to be a Scott dealer, even though they aren't listed on Scott's dealer locator. Been doing some comparisons of the wheelbase of the long and short versus the wheelbase of other bikes I have been looking at.

    the voltage fr has a wheelbase of 44.7" (1135mm) for the short with a 180mm fork or 45.5" (1155mm) for the long with a 180mm fork. with the 160mm fork its just .2" (4mm) shorter for both sizes.

    the santa cruz bullit with a 560 a2c fork (approx 180mm fork) has a 43.2" wheelbase in the medium and a 44.5" for the large.

    the sc chameleon (one of my current rides) has a 43.4" wb in large with a 140mm fork, which is what I have been riding at diablo and have found it to be stable imo.

    granted these are all very different bikes, i am just trying to grasp the difference between the long and short compared to what i am used to.

    i am sure my rocky mtn dj bike has a way shorter wb, especially with the rear wheel slammed at a 15.9" cs length and a 100mm fork. so guess i am kind of used to a short, flickable bike - never owned a true dh rig, though have ridden some of my friends such as a norco a-line and sc super 8, which just felt like a whole different world to me.

    so guess what i am saying is that i am pretty set on the short. watched some videos of Doerfling riding some pretty gnarly trails with some steep dh sections on his short voltage fr, and am feeling more confident with the my decision. have a few weeks before i make the purchase, though cannot wait - been excited to get a dually for a while now.

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    Hi sjsielen, I'm also thinking about the Voltage FR. I finally got to my local Scott dealer yesterday here in Lake Placid. They don't stock the bike and as of now will only do a special order. So much for seeing the bike. There is another dealer about 45 miles away so I'll give them a call. I'm 5'10" and was leaning towards the short. I also ride Diablo and wanted something more flickable then my current DH bike which is a Iron Horse Yakuza Kumicho. The bike actually handles the DH at Whiteface pretty well for my needs but at Diablo it feels a little heavy and has no pop off the jumps. I'm sure its more me than the bike though. The wb on my med. Kumicho is about the same as the long Voltage which is why I was leaning towards the short. Still not sure if I can swing the cost of the Voltage right now. I intended to sell my XC bike to pay for the Scott, but I'm thinking of keeping the XC now. I also have an Eastern Thunderbird DJ bike which I have to try at Diablo - it should be fun on Dominion and the 1X course. Keep the posts coming - I'd like to know what you wind up with.

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    hey ragman, been researching various bikes for the past couple of months, and the voltage fr seems to make the most sense to me. theres a lot of useful info on this thread as well:

    http://www.pinkbike.com/forum/listco...521&pagenum=32

    buckoW or Ben, helped develop this bike with Scott and seems to know a lot about it. He has been really helpful, and if there are any questions that others cannot answer, I am sure he will be able to.

    Was just up in Lake Placid and the Adirondacks in November doing some hiking with my girlfriend. Climbed mount snow and got about 4700 feet up mount marcy when we decided not to go any further as every surface was covered in ice. the views were amazing! theres a lot of potential for some serious dh courses and freeriding up there.

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    BuckoW has already answered several of my questions - was very helpful. I also follow Pinkbike and found alot of info on the Voltage there. I really think the Voltage would be an ideal bike for Diablo - don't know if you saw the write-up in Decline but you should check it out if not.

    I do the same thing when hiking the mountains here - I'm always thinking how sweet it would be to ride down. But the good thing is we have Whiteface Mtn. that has a Gondola to the top - no hike a bike. By the way, most mtns are off limits to bikes, pedal or motorized. There are also some great XC trails and a new dirt jump park so you need to get back here during bike season. I know I'm getting off topic here but check out www.downhillmike.com for info on riding Whiteface.

    Even more off topic: I also have a house on L.I. and just started going to Diablo last fall and loved it. Different than Whiteface but both are great. Diablo opens a lot earlier than Whiteface so I'll be there in May - can't wait!

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    Hey Guys

    When thinking about wheelbases don't forget that you have 3 different chainstay lengths with the 12mm IDS dropouts. You can go a cm shorter or longer to suit your riding styles.

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    Will have to look for that issue of Decline, thanks for informing me about that.

    One of my friends here has talked about Whiteface, so hoping to make some trips up there this coming season. New to the east coast, so still learning a lot about places to ride. Come from the midwest, where its so flat, so everything was all about XC. Used to race xc for a couple years, though always had a passion for freeriding. Did some crazy stuff on superlight xc machines.

    Anyways, I am also anxious to get back to Diablo, especially since i will have a dually by then.

    Oh and of course I wouldn't think of riding in those places where i was hiking, just thought the terrain would be suited for it - would really be a pain doing the hike a bike thing anyways. Look forward to this season and thanks for all the tips!

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    Good point about the IDS droputs, plan to pickup both longer and shorter ones once I have the bike. Also just did some so research on the Hope Pro II hubs that I used when building my wheels. Turns out they have a conversion kit to go from 135 9mm qr to 135 12mm thru axel. Have the kits for my front hubs, just hadnt previously seen the ones for the rear. Excited that I'll be able to have some extra wheels!

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    Hey buckoW,

    Sorry for the question but I haven't seen the answer anywhere. I plan to get the Voltage FR frame kit and mount a Rock Shox Pike on it at first. Could you please tell me what would be the head angle when the rear suspension is set to 135 mm and when it is set to 150 mm please ?

    Many thanks in advance.
    Scott and you did a great job on this bike

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    Hey RayFoon

    No problem. The head angle doesn't change between the 2 travel options and with a Pike it is around 67°.

    Don't worry about asking questions about the Voltage. I don't mind answering them.

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    Buckow - I am pretty much sold on replacing my Wildcard with the Voltage. With the Wildcard I would need to change springs when changing travel settings using the same shock. Is this the same on the Voltage? What sag do you recommend for the Voltage using it mostly slope/shore style riding on moderatley groomed trails. This will be my initial setup since I have the more vertical and rougher trails covered. I would like to run it in 135/150mm travel but I believe the frame will come with the longer shock which means I will probably have to run it in 160mm till I sort a sorter shock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by juan pablo
    Buckow - I am pretty much sold on replacing my Wildcard with the Voltage. With the Wildcard I would need to change springs when changing travel settings using the same shock. Is this the same on the Voltage? What sag do you recommend for the Voltage using it mostly slope/shore style riding on moderatley groomed trails. This will be my initial setup since I have the more vertical and rougher trails covered. I would like to run it in 135/150mm travel but I believe the frame will come with the longer shock which means I will probably have to run it in 160mm till I sort a sorter shock.
    You'll have to change springs if you change the travel on any bike using the same shock. The reason the travel changes is that the leverage ratio changes. Changing the leverage ratio means you need to change springs.

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    Cheers, HAB. I havent seen any info on changing springs.

    I see the frame I am looking at in the UK comes with RP23 and is the short travel option with 0mm drop outs, -10mm dropouts and long shock mount. So its pretty much ideal for my initial setup plans and WIldcard replacement. The weight seems high on their site with listed 9.4lbs without shock.

    Can anyone confirm the frame weight with/without shock? If you list weight with shock let me know if its air or coil. I would like this build to be competitive with my Wildcard which comes in at 35/36lbs with DHX5 air, 36RC2 and standar kit.

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    Hey Juan Pablo

    The frame is 7.48 lbs or 3.4 kilos without shock. The frame only comes with a RP23 boost valve custom tuned for the frame.

    When I run the coil shock I have the spring rate set up for traction on dh stuff at 180mm of travel. Then when I change travel settings to 160 mm it is usually for jumping so the stiffer feeling spring rate works better for popping off jumps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckoW
    Hey Juan Pablo

    The frame is 7.48 lbs or 3.4 kilos without shock. The frame only comes with a RP23 boost valve custom tuned for the frame.

    When I run the coil shock I have the spring rate set up for traction on dh stuff at 180mm of travel. Then when I change travel settings to 160 mm it is usually for jumping so the stiffer feeling spring rate works better for popping off jumps.

    what sag are you running @ 180 for dh stuff?

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    It depends. 30% ish. I also run a 222mm i2i shock with the 240 mounts and a lot of compression. It depends on where I am riding. Some trails are steep and drifty and others have loads of technical rock sections.

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    First Voltage Fr's showed up at the shop, 2 FR 30's, a short and a long

    I wish February would hurry up so I can build my 10

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    ..any news ?

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    Hey guys, I'm really interested in this bike, and I'm gonna switch the frame for my Uzzi vpx frame. But I was wondering if it's at all possible to make the travel longer on the voltage? Or is 180 the largest it gets.

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    its 180 max travel

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    Quote Originally Posted by captain spaulding
    I believe the frameset is the only 1 that comes w/all the different shock mounts.. completes don't.. not sure on the pricing, but here's the shock lengths..

    FR10/FR20: 9.5 x 3.0
    FR30: 8.75 x 2.75
    Frame Only: 8.5 x 2.5
    where did you find out the stroke lengths of the shocks? maybe I missed it.

    not that i doubt you, just wondering, thanks

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    He is right about the shock lengths. Good question as to where the Captain got that info. I tried to find a link but I guess it is not mentioned on the website.

    Anyways, here is another pic of me on the Voltage FR on a trail I built in Morgins, Switzerland.



    Here is another one in a park I built in Monte Tamaro, Switzerland.


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    Is it possible to install front derailleur like Shimano SLX Conventional M667 ( http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...?ModelID=27692 ) to this frame?

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    Hey Ben,

    useful info here for plenty of hopeful converts over to the Voltage FR.

    Our Voltage FR framesets are on their way to us and I have to order in with Fox.

    We're going to set the FR 10's up with 2 options.. Whistler DH and Squamish FR.
    Figure on a 40 and DHX coil for DH and stick with the frameset supplied RP23 for FR days... the question is, for the FR setup fork.. 36 Float or Vanilla?

    I'm almost thinking the frame suits 3 options:
    40/DHX
    36 Van/DHX air
    36 Float/RP23

    Ultimately, I'll end up with a Spark (race only) and a Genius (trail/training) and give up the ransom carbon.. so what are your thoughts on which 2 fork/shock combos would be best? to cover all bases?

    Thanks

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    Gamber vs Voltage FR??

    Hi Ben and anyone else who can help,

    I'm considering buying the Scott Voltage FR 20, and sticking some Boxxer Teams on it.
    I want to do predominently DH riding, but on the odd few days I may want to try some SS. I have an 07 Ransom 30 so I could just swap the Fox Van 36's onto it for that.

    I'm in a predicament because I will be using it for DH most of the time.

    Do you think I will be better off with a Gambler? I was put off a little bit by the Gambler because of its monsterous weight which was another plus for the lighter Voltage.

    What should I do? I need to more info to weigh up the pros and cons of each.

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    I rode a few laps on a FR10 in Whistler last year when it was up for crankworx. I rode the bike on the more techy trails on the park and it was pretty fun. I enjoyed the weight bonus over the Gambler and found was still nice and plush and felt solid.
    I only ride 15 days a season on the bike park so weight/durability isn't a big issue for me. Our guides ride 90+ hard days so they're sticking on the Gamblers whereas some guides who are 'lighter' on their bikes will be on Voltage FR's.
    For my riding, the Voltage FR makes sense as its so much more versatile.. like you say, chuck van on for SS, boxxers for DH.

    I've opted for 40's/RC4 for DH days, 36float/RP23 for shuttle days.

    Gambler's still a great DH bike though and I challenge you to break anything on it. Our guides who were riding 90+ days each had zero failures all season - and that's Whistler bike park riding!

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    Bearback - what travel setting you running out back when using the RP23/Foat setup? How much sag do you run?
    I am seriously looking to change my Wildcard for a Voltage FR as my Wildcard is a touch too small for all round usage. I figured I may as well try the Voltage than get the Wildcard in Large. I generaly run the Wildcard only in 5" rear setting fitted with a DHX air and a
    36RC2 up front. Currently I am only using the bike for riding my yard which has a small pump track, couple DJs and some slope style stuff. The 5" is sufficient for sure but I would prefer a coil shock and the option to switch to 6.5" setting which would also allow me to ride rougher trails and handle that crappy midstoke issue that plagues the DHX. Again I dont want to spend the dough on a shock when I am thinking about changing the frame. I would like to try the WIldcard in large with a coil shock to see how it feels on rougher ground and just to be fair to the bike since I really like everything about it otherwise. Scott seems to have nailed it with the Voltage but I am curious for ride reviews on how it feels with RP23/36 setup for rougher lines? I know it will be ace on jumps drops and through corners but I am interested to hear how much more plush it may be than the Wildcard so I know if it will be more versatile. I have heard great things about the Rp23 over the DHX air so thats a plus. Currently I have a Maelstrom for freeride and DH after giving up on trying to pedal 180mm of travel and 41lbs of weight and trying to do AM rides on it. The hardtail has now been given to AM rides but I am looking to use the Voltage for AM rides that have gnarly downs and I actualy see myself down sizing to the hardtail with something like the Voltage and that means the Voltage will have to cover freeride and mellow DH runs. I love the versatility of travel and fork options but I really enjoy 160mm up front with 125-160mm out back with a around 36lbs of weight, thats when I seem to have the most fun.
    I am looking at the FR frame so I get the spare shock mount and 0mm/-10mm dropouts. If I move to a location that has gnarly DH I will fit an appropriate fork and rear shock to suit, hence the investment in this multipurpose bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearback
    Hey Ben,

    useful info here for plenty of hopeful converts over to the Voltage FR.

    Our Voltage FR framesets are on their way to us and I have to order in with Fox.

    We're going to set the FR 10's up with 2 options.. Whistler DH and Squamish FR.
    Figure on a 40 and DHX coil for DH and stick with the frameset supplied RP23 for FR days... the question is, for the FR setup fork.. 36 Float or Vanilla?

    I'm almost thinking the frame suits 3 options:
    40/DHX
    36 Van/DHX air
    36 Float/RP23

    Ultimately, I'll end up with a Spark (race only) and a Genius (trail/training) and give up the ransom carbon.. so what are your thoughts on which 2 fork/shock combos would be best? to cover all bases?

    Thanks

    Jonny - Bear Back Biking
    Hey Jonny

    40 Setup:
    I like to run the 240mm or the 222mm i2i RC4 with the 240 mounts with a 40. The 222mm i2i in the 240 mounts drops the bb to around 330mm and a 64° head angle. That is sometimes too low but sometimes super fun.

    36 Van Setup:
    I like to run the 36 Van with a 240 or 222mm i2i in the 240 mounts. Same as before but sometimes it is too low for really rocky trails. Other times it is a very fast and fun setup.

    36 Talas or Float Setup:
    I run the 215mm i2i RP23 with 135 or 150mm of rear travel and the fork at either 130mm or 160mm. The new boost Valve RP23 is surprisingly capable and was custom tuned for the bike. You can still really pin it with this setup. I also run a 200mm i2i DHX air to drop the bb for a very mini dh bike.

    There are lots of sweet riding setups. Let me know if you have any more questions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valkyries Ride
    Hi Ben and anyone else who can help,

    I'm considering buying the Scott Voltage FR 20, and sticking some Boxxer Teams on it.
    I want to do predominently DH riding, but on the odd few days I may want to try some SS. I have an 07 Ransom 30 so I could just swap the Fox Van 36's onto it for that.

    I'm in a predicament because I will be using it for DH most of the time.

    Do you think I will be better off with a Gambler? I was put off a little bit by the Gambler because of its monsterous weight which was another plus for the lighter Voltage.

    What should I do? I need to more info to weigh up the pros and cons of each.
    I ride a lot of bike park and my Gambler is the work horse and I know I can really lay into corners and G-outs. I also never had a problems with my Voltage FR when hard downhilling but if I want to get really loose and hit rough stuff flat out then I choose the Gambler. I can still ride the Voltage FR fast but on stuff like the Champery WC DH track the Gambler is in it's element and with the Voltage I have to pick smoother lines.

    I have my Gambler at just under 40 lbs. The frame is really stiff and was designed to get ridden hard all summer long in a bike park. It really depends on what you do and how you do it. For me the two bikes are complimentary and when I want to hit lots of jumps and singkletrack then I take the Voltage and when things get rough and you really have to nail your line then the Gambler is my bike of choice.

    It is hard for me to recommend which one because I don't know your trails. If they are fast and drifty with not too many rock gardens the the Voltage works great. If the trail obstacles start to get axle high then the Gambler lets you take some rowdier lines.

    pure DH = Gambler

    almost everything else = Voltage FR

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    Ben, I see you are running Stylo cranks on some of your bikes - the Voltage and Voltage FR. I run this crankset on all of my bikes. I used to use the ISIS version - now I use the GXP and have been very happy with this setup. The bb cups require little to no maintenance and overall seems to be a good balance between strength and weight. I was happy to see the Voltage FR has a 73mm shell and 135 rear axel so that I could still use this crankset. In looking at the photos of the Howitzer XR bb that the FR 20 comes with, I see the cups appear to be wider than GXP cups. Will I just have to compensate for this with spacers on the GXP setup? If so, how many on each side? Obviously chainline is important, so I do not want to throw that off. Dont have my FR 20 yet - its on order though, so would like to have the parts ready that I may swap. Which will probably just be the crank and tires for starters. Will hang on to the tires for more dh stuff, though probably will throw some lighter fr tires on.

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    The howitzer bb has it's own axle and is not compatible with the Stylos. You need the Stylo specific bb. When is your bike supposed to come?

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckoW
    The howitzer bb has it's own axle and is not compatible with the Stylos. You need the Stylo specific bb. When is your bike supposed to come?
    I understand that much, I guess I am wondering if I use the Stylo and its specific bb (the GXP bb), do I need to use spacers to get the chainline correct?

    Bike is estimated to be delivered on the 19th of this month - cant wait - tho recovering from a broken metacarpal in my left hand so cant ride for at least another week or 2 anyways.

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    I just mounted it up with the recommended setup and didn't notice any issues. I try and not run too many spacers if I can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckoW
    I just mounted it up with the recommended setup and didn't notice any issues. I try and not run too many spacers if I can.
    Cool, thats what I was hoping - yea as far as spacers, I feel the same way.

    Thanks for the quick responses once again!

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    anyone know if this frame uses an a-tune or a b-tune rear shock? i doubt its c-tune.. my guess is a-

    figure you might know ben.. and is that even something to worry about if swapping rear shocks?
    Last edited by sjsielen; 02-11-2010 at 03:55 PM.

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    CC chatting about their bikes here

    http://nsmb.com/3526-coastal-crew-bike-check/

    Good examples of the short travel setup - mental to have a frame you can run with a 130 revelation one day then a fox 40 the next - mint

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    here is another video of the Voltage in action. Norby and Semenuk are shredding!

    http://www.pinkbike.com/news/coastal...sode-2010.html


    sjsielen,

    You would need the tune for the very low leverage ratio. I think it is the A but I don't remember.

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    I have been narrowing my decisions for the past 2 months. Finaly settle on the Voltage and spent the whole day on the phone only to find out there are no frames available in all of Europe. Anyone know a dealer who would ship international - South Korea?

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckoW

    sjsielen,

    You would need the tune for the very low leverage ratio. I think it is the A but I don't remember.
    Thanks, thats what I thought, though there doesnt seem to be much mention of tuning of shocks when i see them listed for retail - only do i notice it when I see someone selling a shock that they pulled off a bike.

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    Posting this for a non member friend.

    My current bike is too small/not enough travel, so I'm looking to get a new bike for the summer...

    Something that I'm very interested in at the moment is a Scott voltage in long - but an idea I've seen that looked very nice is running it with triples?

    The Geo works out at a 65deg headangle and 14.4" BB with 180mm singles, I believe the axle to crown on 180mm singles and 200mm triples is practically identical? So the Geo won't be a problem, but will there be any other problems with running triple crowns?

    At the moment, I'm mainly riding downhill, but nothing particularly rough, (although, I may be heading out to Morzine for a week in the summer) - what benefits, if any, would I get from getting a DH bike over the voltage?

    If anyone has any experience riding the voltage, or any other suggestions for under around £1500 new or £1000 used, that'd also be a great help.

    He currently rides a Norco XXXX and he's looking at the Voltage for the travel versatility, and basically wants to know if there are alternatives. Or should he go with his gut feeling and get the Scott.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckoW
    Hey Jonny
    There are lots of sweet riding setups. Let me know if you have any more questions.
    Hey Ben,

    Got our stuff through from Fox today, DHXRC4's for the Voltage FR frames and we'd also ordered an RP23 and an DHX Air (+rp23 air sleeve kit) for our guide Ransoms. The DHX was miss shipped and we got a 8.75 as opposed to a 9.5 i2i... what are your thoughts on running a 222mm i2i on the Voltage rather than the oem RP23?

    Or, better off sticking with RP23 and DHX coil for Voltage and swapping the DHX air for the right size to fit the ransom?

    Cheers - I only ask as I'm sure you've tried almost every frame shock set-up

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    I like the 222mm i2i a lot because I can ride the 222 mounts and carry the 240 mounts in my pack and have a high or low bb setup depending on terrain. I usually do this when I run a tall fork like the 40. I run the 222mm i2i DHX air shock a lot actually. It works very well with a Talas so you can run long or short travel with a high or low bb.

    The RC4 in a 240mm i2i gives you a better quality of travel and have a little more ramp up at end stroke. I like both the 240mm and 222mm. It is hard to say without knowing what fork you want to run.

    The 215 i2i shock with the 215 mounts is more of a rising linear type suspension so it works well for all mountain/freeride and when you put a lot of pressure in the shock it works very well for jumps and slopestyle.

    I like the DHX air more for the Ransom than the RP23 because you have more places to make it ramp up. The Ransom's linkage was designed for a very progressive air shock and the DHX air is easily tuneable to get more progression.

    Hope that helps.

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    Anyone tried a Hammerschmidt on the Voltage FR yet? It's a smaller ring than the bike was designed around so how bad is the feedback?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olga_icannot
    Anyone tried a Hammerschmidt on the Voltage FR yet? It's a smaller ring than the bike was designed around so how bad is the feedback?
    I have ridden a test bike with one and the feedback is not bad at all. The pivot was designed around a 34T chainring so it is not too high and pedals pretty well with a Hammerschmidt. I ordered one and am looking forward to mounting it up.

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    bucko - I installed a stylo crankset as you have, though did not ride at all with it, as the left crank arm was barely 2-3mm away from the left chainstay. what is your experience with this? i know you said you dont run any spacers, which placing one on the non-drive side, is only going to bring drive side crank arm closer to the chain stay.

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    new voltageFR is sick bike.
    And what is the retail price of frame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjsielen
    bucko - I installed a stylo crankset as you have, though did not ride at all with it, as the left crank arm was barely 2-3mm away from the left chainstay. what is your experience with this? i know you said you dont run any spacers, which placing one on the non-drive side, is only going to bring drive side crank arm closer to the chain stay.
    Hmmm, sounds weird. I have one spacer on the drive side and my Stylo OCT crank arms clear the chain stays fine. There is around 4mm on both sides from the thickest part of the chain stays.

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