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    RFX-4.0....A Photo Essay

    Northern Colorado today with 70 degree weather and perfectly clear skies!

    My ride started with this:

    RFX-4.0....A Photo Essay-rfx-1_fotor.jpg

    Which then turned into this:

    RFX-4.0....A Photo Essay-rfx-2_fotor.jpg

    Which brought me to a lot of this:



    ....and this:

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    Finishing up with this:

    RFX-4.0....A Photo Essay-rfx-4_fotor.jpg

    Wrapping up here:

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    What an amazing day on an amazing bike!

    Darren

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    One More....

    Oh....and I can't forget this:



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    Sweet bike, but man what overkill for all those XC trails!

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    Sweet bike, but man what overkill for all those XC trails!

    No doubt

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    Quote Originally Posted by madamfunk View Post
    Sweet bike, but man what overkill for all those XC trails!
    LOL....Hardly XC! You think I was going to stop and take pictures in the chunky sections?

    Darren

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    And the shoes.

    The shoes are just all wrong for that kind of bike!

    And oh my god the dirt. That is NOT RFX worthy dirt.
    STRAVA: Enabling dorks everywhere to get trails shut down........ all for the sake of a race on the internet.

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    Get some pictures coming down Ginny.... Then tell us how it climbed on the way up
    The Mtn Bike App --> http://mtbphotoz.com

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    I have the same fork ready for my RFX (Fox36, Fit4). When I demoed the RFX's one had the Pike one had the Fox36 RC2. The RC2 felt non compliant or like it had tons of stiction. I know that the RC2 and the Fit4 have different dampers.

    What do you think of the Fox36 Fit4 for the RFX?

    I think you mentioned a Fox34 in another thread. Did you abandon that plan?

    Are you running the low speed compression fairly low?

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    And the shoes.

    The shoes are just all wrong for that kind of bike!

    And oh my god the dirt. That is NOT RFX worthy dirt.
    Damn....and here I thought I had an epic day. I feel so NOT enduro.

    Get some pictures coming down Ginny.... Then tell us how it climbed on the way up
    Rode that last weekend...bike ripped!

    I have the same fork ready for my RFX (Fox36, Fit4). When I demoed the RFX's one had the Pike one had the Fox36 RC2. The RC2 felt non compliant or like it had tons of stiction. I know that the RC2 and the Fit4 have different dampers.

    What do you think of the Fox36 Fit4 for the RFX?

    I think you mentioned a Fox34 in another thread. Did you abandon that plan?

    Are you running the low speed compression fairly low?
    I ride all kinds of different stuff. The FIT4 is my favorite damper once it's tuned. In all out small bump sensitivity the PIKE is the strongest, but the 36 FIT4 beats it in chassis stiffness and mid to high speed performance. For me, I'm happy to give up a little comfort at slow speeds for the control at higher speeds and those but-pucker moments!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PUSHIND View Post
    Damn....and here I thought I had an epic day. I feel so NOT enduro.

    Rode that last weekend...bike ripped!

    I ride all kinds of different stuff. The FIT4 is my favorite damper once it's tuned. In all out small bump sensitivity the PIKE is the strongest, but the 36 FIT4 beats it in chassis stiffness and mid to high speed performance. For me, I'm happy to give up a little comfort at slow speeds for the control at higher speeds and those but-pucker moments!

    Darren
    Thanks for the updates and reports - very helpful.

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    I should sent this '16 Fox 36 off the demo to you for PUSHing, everyone that takes the RFX out with it complains and wants to ride the PIKE bike. Last week I had it replaced so just sitting here.

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    Thanks for the updates and reports - very helpful.
    Roger that....it's a really fun bike.


    Quote Originally Posted by turnerbikes View Post
    I should sent this '16 Fox 36 off the demo to you for PUSHing, everyone that takes the RFX out with it complains and wants to ride the PIKE bike. Last week I had it replaced so just sitting here.
    Gee....If only you knew how to get a hold of me...

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    Darren is that a 70mm stem? How tall are you?

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    Lory? From Horsetooth?
    I like 'em long, low, slack and playful

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    Quote Originally Posted by PUSHIND View Post
    The FIT4 is my favorite damper once it's tuned.
    Does it justify upgrading from the RC2 cartridge or can you obtain as good of a tune with it to make me forget how much more I like the Pike on my Czar?

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    Man, I must live on a different planet.

    I just got a 36 RC2 talas and that's about the best stock damper I've ever had in a fork.

    And I've been riding a pike the last two years.
    STRAVA: Enabling dorks everywhere to get trails shut down........ all for the sake of a race on the internet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kidwoo View Post
    Man, I must live on a different planet.

    I just got a 36 RC2 talas and that's about the best stock damper I've ever had in a fork.

    And I've been riding a pike the last two years.
    I agree with you and think that the RC2 that is on the Large Demo RFX has an issue (maybe too much oil) but Dave said that Fox looked at the fork in Vegas and said its fine.

    I have ridden 4 other RC2s, and loved each one.

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    I think it's the difference between "plush" and "composed"


    Pikes are good but it's a constant battle to get them to stay composed over successive really hard, deep hits. That's where the fox kills it my mind.
    STRAVA: Enabling dorks everywhere to get trails shut down........ all for the sake of a race on the internet.

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    Darren is that a 70mm stem? How tall are you?
    I'm 6' running a 60mm stem.

    Lory? From Horsetooth?
    Wathen, Carey Springs, Sawmill.

    Does it justify upgrading from the RC2 cartridge or can you obtain as good of a tune with it to make me forget how much more I like the Pike on my Czar?
    Both the RC2 and FIT4 dampers are good and give us a great tuning platform. Because of the on-the-fly adjustment lever on ELEVENSIX I found that I prefer to have that same ability on the front. As I've mentioned in other posts, the PIKE is king in initial bump sensitivity but when the speeds get up and the terrain gets burlier the 36 shines. We haven't publicly announced it just yet but we're offering the 2016 FOX fork lined with our tuning kits installed and the first fork sales were to riders coming off of PIKE's. The feedback is pretty unanimous to my opinion. Again, this is with our tuning package installed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kidwoo View Post
    Man, I must live on a different planet.
    Most of us have known that for several years now. It's about time that you figured it out for yourself!
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    Quote Originally Posted by renoirbud View Post
    I agree with you and think that the RC2 that is on the Large Demo RFX has an issue (maybe too much oil) but Dave said that Fox looked at the fork in Vegas and said its fine.
    I agree. I think there was something wrong with that Fox 36 on the Large RFX at Interbike. I thought it made a binding sound when compressed and never felt very plush even after Fox checked it out and set it up. It was better after they set it up but not as good or plush as the Pike we tested side by side with it.

    Send it to Darren and get it sorted, Dave then let me ride it again..... with that Eleven 6 shock he's sportin' too. :0)
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    Quote Originally Posted by PUSHIND View Post
    running a 60mm stem.
    Glad to see I'm not the only one running a 60mm stem on a 'slack' bike. Do you catch hell for it too?

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    Wathen, Carey Springs, Sawmill.
    I miss Wathen. (And Bobcat while I'm at it!)
    I like 'em long, low, slack and playful

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade View Post
    Most of us have known that for several years now. It's about time that you figured it out for yourself!
    I mean it makes sense. All this awesome obviously ain't from this terra firma.
    STRAVA: Enabling dorks everywhere to get trails shut down........ all for the sake of a race on the internet.

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