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    Crazy Custom Avalanche Shocks, Even more Custom than Crazy Fred!

    For all you pre 09 homers that can't keep one shock or set of rockers on your bike, check this out:

    Comming Soon

    http://www.avalanchedownhillracing.com/

    Piggyback ala Carte

    We at Avalanche will be selling our piggyback shock in kit form. Build your shock yourself in any size and stroke with our piggyback kit.

    Kit includes shock shafts, shock bodies, bottom eyes, stroke reducers, valving shims, optional compression adjuster valve springs, bladder and floating piston reservoirs. Instructional DVD and valving charts allow you to change the shock eye to eye, stroke, reservoir size and damping curves to suit your new frame.

    You will never have to buy a new shock again! Service and revalve your own shock to your needs. Kit allows for all popular shock sizes such as 7.5 x 2.0, 7.875 x 2.25, 8.5 x 2.5, 8.75 x 2.75, 9.0 x 3.0 and 9.5 x 3.0 and almost every thing in between.

    Call us for details, pricing and options available soon.


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    Psick!
    Curious how one would fill and charge it @ home.
    Faster is better, even when it's not.

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    Do ya think Darren would help me put it together?

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    Wow! I had to look at their website to make sure this wasn't a joke.

    Pretty cool.

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    Oops, forgot to use the caps-lock...oh well.
    "It's only when you stand over it, you know, when you physically stand over the bike, that then you say 'hey, I don't have much stand over height', you know"-T. Ellsworth

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    Psick!
    Curious how one would fill and charge it @ home.
    Floor pump?

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    doesn't count - no 6.5x1.5 for us Sultanistas
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    Psick!
    Curious how one would fill and charge it @ home.
    I was thinking about this... it can't be that difficult to get nitrogen. There are definitely high end auto and motorcycle race shops in this city... probably your city too. I bet if you walked in with a portable air tank and some cash, one of them would fill it for you.

    I think it's a great idea.. the DIY custom tuned shock. Not happy with the tuning? Tear it down and try again. If you enjoy working on stuff and experimenting, it would be a fun experience. Plus how do you know that the person who tuned your shock truly understood how you ride and what works best? Seems like if you are trying to get every last bit of performance, it would take a couple of iterations to figure it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenLightGo
    doesn't count - no 6.5x1.5 for us Sultanistas
    I assume you meant...old skool sultanists


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    ...any moto shop (for the most part) can charge your Avy.


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    damn that is cool!
    how much???
    costco puts nitrogen in tires they install, couldn't one get a small tank and get it filled?

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    Cool indeed! 'How much' is the $64,000.00 question...

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    RCC works at Costco and it is no problem. They will do it for you, no charge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AW
    costco puts nitrogen in tires they install, couldn't one get a small tank and get it filled?
    Yeah I suppose I could get a tank, but I'd also need a regulator to set the right pressure, and dosen't assembly have to be done submerged in an oil bath?

    All this is kewl and I do like playing but I think I'll let Craig do it for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    Yeah I suppose I could get a tank, but I'd also need a regulator to set the right pressure, and dosen't assembly have to be done submerged in an oil bath?

    All this is kewl and I do like playing but I think I'll let Craig do it for me.
    The oil bath assembly is pretty simple.... bucket? Zip lock bag? I don't know what a regulator would cost. It's not for everyone but I still find it really cool that it is being offered. If you have more time than money, DIY is a very attractive option. Alternately if you'd rather spend your free time riding than wrenching, paying a pro can be a good deal too.

    I just like having options, and wish more of the industry was open to the idea that one size / one setting / one head angle / one bb height / etc does not fit all styles and preferences. This is a big step in the right direction as far as I am concerned.

    The Roco was (from what I remember) at one time marketed as easily serviced / tuned at home, but I haven't really heard much about people tuning them (rebuild yes, retune no).

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    still wonder if it'll fit a medium Highline frame ...

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    Very sweet indeed. And I already have nitrogen and a regulator...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by HubbaMan
    still wonder if it'll fit a medium Highline frame ...
    You will need the remote reservoir option for the medium Highline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AW_
    ...It's not for everyone but I still find it really cool that it is being offered. If you have more time than money, DIY is a very attractive option. Alternately if you'd rather spend your free time riding than wrenching, paying a pro can be a good deal too.

    I just like having options, and wish more of the industry was open to the idea that one size / one setting / one head angle / one bb height / etc does not fit all styles and preferences. This is a big step in the right direction as far as I am concerned.

    100% Agree. Kewl option no doubt!
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    Wow, that's cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem
    Oops, forgot to use the caps-lock...oh well.
    I also note paragraphs

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    Yeah, this is quite a step forward for the consumer here. I think that there is definitely a market for this type of product - the life-long enthusiast with high technical proclivity will really enjoy something like this.

    I might or might not fall in that category though!

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    wow..this looks awesome!

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    I hope Craig can offer an option to charge it with air and a conventional pump, like with the DHX. If the price is right, I would sell my CCDB and get one of these with a Hi/Lo adjuster option.

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    Cool option. I'll be willing to bet that the cost of the labor you save by assembling yourself is largely taken back by all the extra optional parts your get. Still very nice.

    Here is a product/DIY Kit I think someone would sell a lot of. How about a kit to replace the std port orfice piston in a Fox Float shock with a shimed unit, shims, guide charts for shims, IFP depth and N2 charge, replacement seals, and needle hook up to charge IFP Nitrogen chamber. Keep the price below $60 dollars and I bet you sell a ton.

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