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    Pike and brake setup on Ciclon?

    Some set up questions for the folks running a Pike and discs (duh?) on the Ciclon:

    1. Which model are you using? 454/426/409
    2. 95-140 or 110-140 travel?
    3. Air or spring/coil?
    4. What front and rear rotor sizes combo? 180/160, 180/180, 200/180

    Thanks!

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    I run one on my Saltamontes...454 Air U-turn @ 110mm most of the time... 203/180 rotors

    on a ciclon, I'd probably do the same with the Pike at 140mm

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    Running a Pike Air Uturn with a 185mm front and 165mm rear with Formula Ones. I was running Magura Louise Fr with a 203mm front and a 165 rear. Booth setups were cool but the Formulas are pretty sick brakes.

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    I'm running a Pike 454 Coil U-Turn.

    Almost always at the 140 mm setting. I think thats what the bike was designed around and it seems to handle best in that set up. That said, I will crank it down a bit (110-120 mm) for long non-technical climbs.

    Formula Bianco Brakes, 180 in the front, 160 in the rear, I never have a problem slowing down.

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    5" Salty

    454 U-Turn Air @ 140mm with Formula 180 F/R


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    Used to run a Ciclon w/454 U-Turn and 180 front/rear....great setup.

    Had the U-Turn feature but left it at 140mm the entire time. The bike just feels really balanced at that height.

    Hope brakes all the way. The Mini's then the M4's...great brakes.

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    X-5 with Pike 454 Air U-turn

    Set at 140mm
    Sometimes drop down to about 120mm on the steep climbs
    Magura Louise BATs 180/180

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    Thanks fellas, keep it comin!

    Decision isn't getting any easier but the info helps!

    TIA!

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    Quote Originally Posted by verrocchio100
    Some set up questions for the folks running a Pike and discs (duh?) on the Ciclon:

    1. Which model are you using? 454/426/409
    2. 95-140 or 110-140 travel?
    3. Air or spring/coil?
    4. What front and rear rotor sizes combo? 180/160, 180/180, 200/180

    Thanks!
    I ran a Pike 454 Air UTurn on my El Ciclon for a short time with Avid Juicy 7's 185 front, 160 rear. I'm now running a Marz 55 ATA with the Juicy 7's, but I have a set of Formula The One brakes 180 front/rear sitting in the box waiting for installation.

    What you decide to run will have a lot to do with what type of riding you do and how heavy you are. If you are 220lbs and ride all mountain style terrain then you aren't going to want a 160 front/rear brake setup whereas a 180 front/rear or 160 rear might work well for you. Many combos to consider...

    The air or coil debate is a personal taste. Both the air and coil Pike's are very plush. I chose air because I like to play around with the air pressures a bit for fine tuning.

    JP

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    Thanks JP! I'm a bit of a tuning freak myself so I am gonna opt for the air version.

    At 175lbs geared up I figured running 180/160 or 180/180 from whomever.

    Okay, how many of you folks, if any, are using/exercising the remote PopLoc or PopLoc w/ OTF compression adjustment?

    Thanks again!

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    Running a Lyrik (originally I wanted my bike to ride on 6" rockers too, but didn't like the feel) coil U-turn. Had an air Pike 454 u-turn previously, but I like the coil better.

    New brakes, K-24s 7" (180mm) front, 6" (160mm) rear. Quite happy with the setup.
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    Pike 454 Air u turn on my X5 with Formula K18's on 180mm front and 160mm rear.

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    454 Coil

    454 U-Turn Coil and Hope 180/180s. I like most leave the Pike in 140mm mode, but it definitely handles tighter in 120mm mode. Not sure how anyone disagrees, its that noticeable.

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    Okay fellas, it's a unanimous choice for the Pike, but.....

    Why no love for a Fox Talas 36? Or would that fork be better off on the Terremoto?

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    Quote Originally Posted by verrocchio100
    Okay fellas, it's a unanimous choice for the Pike, but.....

    Why no love for a Fox Talas 36? Or would that fork be better off on the Terremoto?
    160mm fork. Not to say you couldn't do it, but . . . . better fork for the Moto.

    Odd this thread came up, I'm in the same boat trying to decide between the coil or air Pike for my next bike.

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    Ah, gotcha! Duh me

    Gonna go air on mine.

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