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    Pike on 5 spot

    Does RS Pike fit to 5 spot new shock definition?
    I remember that on 2005 Pike was on the list of shocks for 5 spot on Turner site.
    Right now there is a definition of 501mm axel to crown. does Pike fit in?

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    Eitan

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    Yes. Many people here run Pike's on their 5-Spot's with Turner's blessing.
    My video techniques can be found in this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eitanfux
    Right now there is a definition of 501mm axel to crown.
    That just means they used a Fox fork for the geometry chart. Any other fork will slightly change the numbers.
    Long Live Long Rides

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    The Pike will slightly slacken a Spot versus a similar Fox. This has nothing to do with travel and everything to do with axle-to-crown heights.

    I personally love what a Pike does to a Spot, and have sold several in that configuration to customers at the shop I work for. I live in Santa Cruz, where the trails are fairly smooth and fast. We don't need long travel bikes here, we need slack bikes that can be pushed through a turn aggressively, but will still scoot uphill to do multiple runs on a given ride. I have owned both a Spot and a Pack, and in the end, I wish I could have my Pack's construction and head angle with the travel and BB height of my Spot. Oh well, I run a Spot w/ a Pike and try to land gently.

    Note: Proper sag is critical to this setup. (~15mm at shock)

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