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    Quote Originally Posted by saruti View Post
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    what tune is this shock?
    please let us know how it works on the trails

    enjoy
    Ok so got a quick ride on the new monarch plus debonair...it's a familiar section of trail..consist of a long fire road climb and then back down smooth flowing single track with some jumps and a few drops..

    Climbing the fire road with shock in max was goos. I did notice good traction and pedaling platform.
    At the top going down with min setting I immediately noticed nice small bump compliance but it also felt smooth and compliant on way down. I feel like I had better traction going down which allowed me to hold my lines better and carry more speed In areas I knew I was slower on the old shock.

    All in all I'm happy with the change and feel it's just gives me more traction, plusher ride, and good small bump compliance..

    In about 220 ish geared up. Psi was 205 @ 30% sag and I got full travel.

    Old shock was Fox CTD with small spacer in it...
    I am also adding a Pike up front later this week and it should be a nice match up to the rear...

    I have a SB95c frame coming next week and will probably look for a Monarch Plus for it as well.

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    New SB66c's are still getting built! Here's mine:

    Yeti SB66c by philsherwin, on Flickr

    Yeti SB66c by philsherwin, on Flickr

    Yeti SB66c by philsherwin, on Flickr

    Yeti SB66c by philsherwin, on Flickr

    Yeti SB66c by philsherwin, on Flickr

    Basic spec:

    Medium frame with Float X (factory fit)
    Pike RCT3 150mm
    KS Lev 150 drop post
    Light-bicycle 33mm hookless rims on DT240s hubs (1500g for the pair)
    Saint brakes (180 front 160 rear)
    XT chainset with 32t Race Face ring)
    Zee mech (testing short cage on this bike before deciding on final mech)
    Race Face Next 35 bars and Atlas 35 stem
    Minion DHF 2.5 3c front and DHR II 2.3 rear tyres

    Total weight (ready to ride with pedals, dropper and Minions) is 28.24lbs. Very happy with that, only 1.3lbs heavier than my rigid singlespeed 29er, and a swap to Racing Ralphs would make it almost identical (26.9lbs)

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    That is sick, sick, sick. Nice job man.

    Did you originally have the original Float CTD? Did you notice the Float X have more pedal bob than the original but still doesn't bottom out.
    I can be the last one up the hill, but I'm doing laps around those on the couch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saruti View Post
    @ddobluis and @Zaf
    what is the code on your rear shocks?
    I just found out that the float X that come on the SB is M\M tune... and its not so perfect for the bike.

    thanks
    mine is Float X CG5B.
    softer in the initial travel than the regular float but a little more progressive feel. I notice a little bit more pedal bob too on Trail setting.
    I can be the last one up the hill, but I'm doing laps around those on the couch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddobluis View Post
    That is sick, sick, sick. Nice job man.

    Did you originally have the original Float CTD? Did you notice the Float X have more pedal bob than the original but still doesn't bottom out.
    The frame came with the Float X from the factory so I can't compare. You get 3 options in the trail mode though to adjust the level of platform (not sure if the factory Float CTD has this).

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    Awesome bike man!! Did you build the wheels? I have been eying those rims for a new set. I would like to buy rims from NOX but seems like only Light Bikes and Enve are making 26 carbon rims and I can't swing the enve's.
    I was hoping to build up a set of chris king hubs i have on those rims and I wanted to keep the weight down around 1500 grams while still being stiff. Do you know what spokes are used on your wheels?
    The best wheels i have ever ridden are the new I9 torch wheels and I worry it would be hard to match their stiffness and weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bridgestone14 View Post
    Awesome bike man!! Did you build the wheels? I have been eying those rims for a new set. I would like to buy rims from NOX but seems like only Light Bikes and Enve are making 26 carbon rims
    I just had some 26" Derby/Hadleys built. Not extremely light, but I like them so far. About 1670g with tape and valves.

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    I had my LBS build the wheels with Sapim Race spokes (they also used alloy nipples despite me asking for brass...), as I've only built up one alloy wheel for my singlespeed previously so didn't want to risk it on the carbon rims.

    I went for a weekends riding in Scotland to test the bike out, and unfortunately managed to crack the rear rim (right down the sidewall and across the inside of the rim) on pretty much the first descent! Luckily I put a tube in and it held together for the weekends riding, but I had to take it a bit easier to avoid getting stranded in the middle of nowhere with half a wheel. Light bicycle have been pretty good and are sending me out a replacement rim for the cost of postage.

    On the other hand the bike rode well. I still need to get out to tweak the suspension when the wheel is fixed but it was almost there from the word go.

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    There's one more SB66C on the trails. Just received my XL frame from Competitive Cyclist. Can't wait to get this thing together! Out the door price was $1435 shipped to my door after discounts, and I received $152 cash back from Active Junky. Cant beat that in my book!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirttrackin280h View Post
    There's one more SB66C on the trails. Just received my XL frame from Competitive Cyclist. Can't wait to get this thing together! Out the door price was $1435 shipped to my door after discounts, and I received $152 cash back from Active Junky. Cant beat that in my book!
    Nice..have fun with you build.. I have a great wheelset if your interested.

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    Hi.
    My SB66c has a CC DBAir CS XV shock.
    Can anyone suggest me some fine tuning?
    Has anyone some experience with that ammo?

    Thanks.

    p.s. sorry for my bad english.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saione View Post
    Hi.
    My SB66c has a CC DBAir CS XV shock.
    Can anyone suggest me some fine tuning?
    Has anyone some experience with that ammo?

    Thanks.

    p.s. sorry for my bad english.
    Hello Saione, The Cane Creek website has a good starting point for you Cane Creek Suspension Base Tunes

    You can also sign up on "the lounge" page which is a forum for these shocks. It will be worth signing up. The Lounge
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    Missing my SB66 after seeing all of these sweet builds!

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    SB66 Carbon build thread-2014-12-24-15.14.39.jpg
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    Couple of bad pics but here mine is all done just in time for Xmas!

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    Not a fresh build, but it has had a steady stream of upgrades since its birth in February, and has now reached its final form.

    SB66 Carbon build thread-2014-12-09-17.31.48.jpgSB66 Carbon build thread-2014-12-09-21.00.38.jpgSB66 Carbon build thread-2014-12-17-10.07.29.jpg

    Frame size: Large
    Pike Solo RC3T 160 / Vivid Air
    XTR 985 levers, Saint calipers, XT203/180 rotors
    XX1 shifter and RD, X0 cranks, X01 cassette
    EX471 rims, sapim CX-ray spokes, Syntace front hub, DT 350 rear hub.
    Syntace megaforce2 50mm stem, renthal fatbar

    Weight: ~13.6kg (HD Supergravity rear tire and MM snakeskin front, XT Trail pedals)

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    Got my Zelvy Carbon wheels.

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    The turquoise is a great match. I have never heard of these before and I was just checking out their website. 350grams is really light for a rim. Did they set up tubeless ok? And how do they ride?
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    Front wheel - 780g
    Rear wheel - 912g

    That's as I measured them. Built up with Hope Pro 2 EVO's and they come with a tubeless tape pre-installed, so just throw on a tyre and stick in a valve and inflate.
    Zelvy are an Australian company, they're really starting to break out over here. Their prices are hard to argue with, lifetime transferrable crash replacement if they build them for you, $1000 + hubs will get you 35mm wide rims in whatever size wheel you want to roll on. I got these on special, they set me back $1100 in total.

    There website isn't very flash, but the company is fantastic, and speaking on the phone had me completing the order in no time, good bunch of people there and a business I'm more than happy to support.

    I actually haven't ridden them yet, they arrived yesterday afternoon, and I've had a fairly serious eye problem that I'm nursing back to health which is keeping me off the bike, so all I got was a spin around on the driveway after installation. They seem to accelerate to a MILLION KM/H if you breathe on the pedals heavily, there is something noticeably "snappy" about carbon wheels, noticed it on a friends Bronson as well.

    Starting a new regime of drops today, they're a fair bit more potent, and if the timing on treatment is right it should relieve a lot of the major symptoms by this afternoon, so I might be able to get out on the bike...which I'm kind of dying to do at the moment.

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    Thanks man. That is a sexy bike. Heal fast.
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    Anyone looking to sell a frame? Or know where I could snatch one up?
    PM me if you have info.
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHROMAG19 View Post
    Anyone looking to sell a frame? Or know where I could snatch one up?
    PM me if you have info.
    Thanks
    I have an aluminum medium in turquoise if your interested. Complete custom build or frame only.

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    If they have your size, backcountry.com has killer prices on frames.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NOBLwheels View Post
    Hello Saione, The Cane Creek website has a good starting point for you Cane Creek Suspension Base Tunes

    You can also sign up on "the lounge" page which is a forum for these shocks. It will be worth signing up. The Lounge
    Hi.
    I know both Base Tunes and The Lounge. Just wondering if anyone has different experience/settings.
    Thanks

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    I tryed the CK air on my sb66c
    and the fox is better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saruti View Post
    I tryed the CK air on my sb66c
    and the fox is better.
    If you think the Fox is better, your DBAir settings are off. Fox Float really limits the SB66.

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    I use the float X
    but even with the float, it was reall more responsive then the DB air.
    and trust me, I've checked it for lot of tunnings......

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    Hi saruti.
    Let me understand why fox is better. Is it better during high speed compression? during climb? reaching full travel?
    I'm thinking to buy the original ammo.
    Can you confirm the setting by fox are both compression tuning and rebound "L"?
    Thanks.

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    I think I might have posted this conversation in the SB66 thread, not the carbon. But it's an e-mail conversation I've had with Fox regarding the tune for the SB66 on my Float X.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zaf
    Just a quick question on how I identify the actual tune that's been set to a shock. I have a float X on my Yeti SB66 with a CNSQ code.
    Quote Originally Posted by MTBservice@ridefox.com
    This shock as well as most FLOAT X models has a standard medium compression and medium rebound tune.

    Thanks,

    FOX
    Quote Originally Posted by Zaf
    What is the recommended tuning for a Yeti SB-66c leverage curve?
    Quote Originally Posted by MTBservice@ridefox.com
    This is the tune that yeti uses for this frame.

    Thanks,

    FOX

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    Hi again.
    I'm convinced to keep my CaneCreek DBAir CS XV.
    Does anyone use it and like to share the settings for SB66c or SB66?
    Thanks.
    Stefano.

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    the settings is M\M
    and the FOX shock was better in everything. big and small bumps. high and low speed.

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    Hi again.
    A quick update: I've found a quite new Float CTD dismounted from a SB66 and I've bought it.
    I had only a couple of rides and I generally had a good impression; for sure better than CC DBAIR CS XV. Finally I saw the o-ring reaching the full travel! Also reactions of the bike on mid travel was smoother than in the past.

    Someone is asking me to exchange the DBAIR CS with a DB Inline. What do you think abt it? Could it be a good option?

    Another option could be to sell the DBAIRCS and buy a Float X ......

    Any comments is appreciated.

    Ciao!

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    Has anybody bought or sold a used SB66 Carbon lately? I'm trying to price mine out, has less than 10 hours on the build:

    SB66 Carbon Frame Ė Medium
    - Taped to prevent cable rub
    Renthal Fatbar Lite
    Renthal Duo stem
    Lizard Skins Peaty or ESI Silicone grips
    Cane Creek Headset
    Rockshox Pike 150mm fork
    - Has a few cosmetic scratches
    - Well below service interval
    Fox CTD 150 Kashima shock
    - Well below service interval
    Shimano SLX disc brakes
    - 180mm front/160mm rear rotors
    Stanís Arch wheelset set up tubeless
    - Comes with hub adapters for 9x100 QR, 10x135 QR, and 12x142 Thru axle
    Schwalbe Hans Dampf 2.35 Trailstar front tire
    - 90% tread remaining
    Schwalbe Rock Razor Pacestar rear tire
    - 50% tread remaining
    BRAND NEW Thomson Elite Dropper seatpost with 2 year warranty
    - This seatpost has never been on a trail ride!
    Selle Italia SLR saddle
    Shimano XTR Trail pedals
    SRAM XO carbon cranks
    - Some cosmetic scratches
    36t Wolf Tooth Components direct mount chainring
    MRP 1x Chainguide
    SRAM X9 clutch rear derailleur and shifter
    SRAM PC 1050 chain
    SRAM PC 1050 cassette
    Wolf Tooth Components Giant Cog 42t

    Thanks in advance, I was thinking around $3,500?

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    $1300-$1500 for frame $$2800-$3600 complete

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    I had a year old x01 build with new cassette and x1 cranks with haven wheels, xt brakes, reverb, next sl bar. Didn't really get much offers over 2600 for it. Finally sold it 2950 after a few months.

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    @oyviin

    how do you like the vivid air on the bike?
    what tune?

    thanks

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    @oyviin

    how do you like the vivid air on the bike?
    what tune?

    thanks
    Can't speak for hom, but I sold my DH bike after upgrading to Vivid Air on my aluminium SB66. I went foe low tune, which kept higher in travel but feeling plusher.

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    hsssp. is it really that good?

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by saruti View Post
    hsssp. is it really that good?

    thanks
    It didn't go any faster, but I was more in control and had heaps of fun. This was paired with a BOS Deville 160 up front.

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    SB66 Carbon build thread

    How do you like the deville?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sallen4520 View Post
    How do you like the deville?
    Now I have a Pike and do not miss the Deville, but it was pretty awesome still.

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    I'm interested in the Vivid as well. According to RS's chart the SB calls for a M/M tune. I'm curious what I'll run into, having a low tune on it.

    Mainly interested in how the Vivid fares against the CTD.

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    SB66 Carbon build thread

    Quote Originally Posted by hssp View Post
    Now I have a Pike and do not miss the Deville, but it was pretty awesome still.
    I have not been on a pike but I don't think you can do much better than the deville. Rocking a tuned Kirk as well and it is top notch. Tried the ctd and a ccdb out back and a lyric and the vengeance up front

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    I've the Pike 160mm in the front. Simply amazing. She's able to "eat" anything.....
    Simply the best at the moment.

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    just finished this tonight:

    Frame Size: '14 SB66c, Medium,
    * Fork: Fox Talas 36 130-160mm
    * Shock: Canecreek Double Barrel air
    * Brakes: Shimano XT M785 (230F/180R)
    * Shifter: SRAM X01 1x11
    * Cranks: Middleburn RS8x (175mm, 32 tooth SRAM XX1 ring)
    * Rear Derailleur: SRAM X01
    * Pedals: Shimano XT M785
    * Stem: Hussefelt 50mm
    * Handlebar: Renthal Fatbar lite (left at 740mm)
    * Seatpost: Rockshox Reverb 125mm drop
    * Saddle: Charge Spoon
    * Bottom Bracket: Hope Stainless Steel (purple)
    * Cassette: SRAM X01 11-42
    * Chain: SRAM XX1
    * Headset: Chris King
    * Grips: ODI Yeti (black)
    * Front Tire: On ONe Chunky Monkey
    * Front Wheel: Mavic Crossmax SX
    * Rear Tire: On One Smorgassboard
    * Rear Wheel: Mavic Crossmax SX

    SB66 Carbon build thread-img_8332_zpsbt4rq8kv.jpg

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    Does does your reverb dropper have internal cable routing?!!! How did run that on the SB66c frame??!!!!!!




    Quote Originally Posted by rob_g_clarkson View Post
    just finished this tonight:

    Frame Size: '14 SB66c, Medium,
    * Fork: Fox Talas 36 130-160mm
    * Shock: Canecreek Double Barrel air
    * Brakes: Shimano XT M785 (230F/180R)
    * Shifter: SRAM X01 1x11
    * Cranks: Middleburn RS8x (175mm, 32 tooth SRAM XX1 ring)
    * Rear Derailleur: SRAM X01
    * Pedals: Shimano XT M785
    * Stem: Hussefelt 50mm
    * Handlebar: Renthal Fatbar lite (left at 740mm)
    * Seatpost: Rockshox Reverb 125mm drop
    * Saddle: Charge Spoon
    * Bottom Bracket: Hope Stainless Steel (purple)
    * Cassette: SRAM X01 11-42
    * Chain: SRAM XX1
    * Headset: Chris King
    * Grips: ODI Yeti (black)
    * Front Tire: On ONe Chunky Monkey
    * Front Wheel: Mavic Crossmax SX
    * Rear Tire: On One Smorgassboard
    * Rear Wheel: Mavic Crossmax SX

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    no, you can see the cable for the dropper running under the top tube... it's just trimmed correctly and i used one of these seat collars to hold the cable:



    keeps things nice and neat

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    Orange, turquoise & purple! Nice.
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    I'll probably change the fork decals at some point to the turquoise version....

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    Hey folks... I've been riding for 1 season my sb66c and now finding some price drop on suspension thinking maybe I could do some upgrades, currently with fox ctd in the back and 34 float ctd 160mm front, and I don't like both!

    fork - if I want full travel it will dive breaking! If I try to stop the brake diving I will never get full travel, close to a 1.5 to 2" of travel I miss.

    shock - too easy to bottom out or it will be praticaly bucking me out of the saddle

    I've been thinking hard to replace both by a pike rtc3 160mm / monarch plus rc3, the issue I'm considering is to drop close to $1000 even with an eventual sale of my current suspension, which won't be easy unless I let it go for cheap

    is it worth dropping that much money? I'm really not planning on getting rid of the bike any time soon, not before I see a good price drop on current sb5c/sb6c anyway which won't come anytime soon anyway!

    what do you? anyone went from a fox float ctd combo to a pike/monarch plus? Was is really night and day?

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