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    Just bought a 2015 Troy and having trouble setting up the sag, I am 6'0" around 230lbs with gear. ROCKSHOX PIKE RC 27.5 DUAL AIR 150MM and ROCKSHOX MONARCH RT3 DEBONAIR FAST BLACK 7.875X2.0.

    What PSI do you run in the front and back?

    What is the max PSI the rear shock takes?



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    I am similar size with same settup. I run 100 psi in fork and 230 psi in shock. Shock max psi is 270.

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    I run about 150 in the Pike and then about 250 in the Monarch. I am worried about putting too much air in and damaging the suspension.

    I saw a video from Devinci where Dave Weagle bounces on the back and then hammers the front down. I also saw one from Ibis showing a guy bouncing and adjusting. I then saw one where a guy gently sits on a bike, slides the O ring and adds air.

    How do you correctly set sag?


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    I am similar size with same settup. I run 100 psi in fork and 230 psi in shock. Shock max psi is 270.

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    Hi,

    Can you help a little bit here? We have no loacal devinci rep in Greece so sizing is a big Q for me.
    At 6.1" which Troy do you suggest the L or XL?
    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by polecats03 View Post
    I run about 150 in the Pike and then about 250 in the Monarch. I am worried about putting too much air in and damaging the suspension.

    I saw a video from Devinci where Dave Weagle bounces on the back and then hammers the front down. I also saw one from Ibis showing a guy bouncing and adjusting. I then saw one where a guy gently sits on a bike, slides the O ring and adds air.

    How do you correctly set sag?
    There are lots of online resources on this, but here is one series for suspension setup that's pretty good:
    Suspension Setup Series #1 ? Set Your Sag Properly
    IMO bouncing then checking in best, because there can be some stiction that reduces the sag if you get on gently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by polecats03 View Post
    I run about 150 in the Pike and then about 250 in the Monarch. I am worried about putting too much air in and damaging the suspension.

    I saw a video from Devinci where Dave Weagle bounces on the back and then hammers the front down. I also saw one from Ibis showing a guy bouncing and adjusting. I then saw one where a guy gently sits on a bike, slides the O ring and adds air.

    How do you correctly set sag?
    I use Weagle's method. You Vince to break the stiction, then slide the ring and gently get off the bike. Slide of the rear when setting the fork, and tip to the side when setting the shock.
    It's just a flesh wound!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikegreece View Post
    Hi,

    Can you help a little bit here? We have no loacal devinci rep in Greece so sizing is a big Q for me.
    At 6.1" which Troy do you suggest the L or XL?
    thanks
    Your right on the edge. I am 6' 3" and had to go XL. Large was way to short in the top tube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IPunchCholla View Post
    I use Weagle's method. You Vince to break the stiction, then slide the ring and gently get off the bike. Slide of the rear when setting the fork, and tip to the side when setting the shock.
    I added air to bring my fork to 170psi and then 250 for the rear. No matter how much I put in, it always seems to go to 40%. Am i bouncing too hard?

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    Quote Originally Posted by polecats03 View Post
    I added air to bring my fork to 170psi and then 250 for the rear. No matter how much I put in, it always seems to go to 40%. Am i bouncing too hard?
    You might be. But your psi might just need to be higher. At least for the rear. 175 on the fork seems high to me. I don't know what the capacity of it is.

    You just need to bounce a bit too get the shocks lubed up. Nothing drastic. Also make sure you are not compressing them when you dismount. I think Weagle has the best method for this, so watch that video if you are not familiar with it. It also takes some practice.

    For reference, I am 185 hard up and run 220 psi for 20% sag on my Fox rear shock. I'm running 90psi on the pike for 28% sag.
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    okay, i think i was doing it wrong. i do believe my back is set to around 30%. just have to do the front now. going to wait for my buddy to help me balance so i do scratch my wall. lol

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    Call me crazy but I get a better sag reading on my fork by doing it in the street man. My wall results are always inconsistent. I get out, bounce a round a bit on the street and then sit in the saddle and let her settle. Reach down carefully and push the red ring down and then ease off the back of the bike. I know that's not the conventional way to go about it but its easier and works better for me.
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    Can someone measure and let me know the Top Tube length of a Large Troy from the top of the seat tube (where the seat binder is) to the top of the head tube (where the headset sits).
    Just a number pls. Thanks.

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    Anyone????

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikegreece View Post
    Anyone????
    I have a large carbon do you want center to center?
    Quote Originally Posted by bikegreece View Post
    Can someone measure and let me know the Top Tube length of a Large Troy from the top of the seat tube (where the seat binder is) to the top of the head tube (where the headset sits).
    Just a number pls. Thanks.
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    Yes please. Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikegreece View Post
    Yes please. Thank you
    I get 23 inches on the dot measuring straight along the top tube from the center of the head tube to the center of the seat tube.
    Last edited by IPunchCholla; 04-03-2015 at 03:55 PM.
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    My XL measures 23.5" from cener of seattube at clamp to center of headtube. When I test rode a size large, I would have needed a 90mm stem to be comfortable. I am 6'3" with long arms and find the XL with 50mm stem is a perfect fit.

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    thank you all.

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    For those running the Monarch Plus, any rule of thumb for initial dampening settings and air pressure? Coming from a Fox float

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    Picked up my new wheels for my Troy carbon! DT EX471 laced to Hope Pro Evo 2 with DT revolutions. Aside from going over budget and explaining that to my wife( who doesn't ride, and thus doesn't understand why it's so expensive), I'm amped!

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    Nice! I am sure you will notice that difference on the trail!

    I am enjoying my week old I9's. I just converted the Pike to 160mm and bought a Minion DHF for up front. Lets see how this changes things!

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    Brett, I'd love to hear your feedback on the 160/140 balance. Chuch seems to like it a lot: big descending improvement, minimal climbing downside.

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    I will be sure to get back on it. I plan on a ride tomorrow evening that has a good mix of climbing and decents.

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    Disappointed to a degree with the wheels. I lost maybe a half pound off the whole bike. It's very weird, because the rims are light(480g), hubs are light, spokes are light, and went from tubed to tubeless. Yet, the wheels remain not much lighter than the Jalcos. The only thing I can figure is the shop set them up with a crapload of stans. It's still a win because the rims are wider and I'll be able to run lower pressures because of the tubeless. Still, it's a bit of a letdown.

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    Wow, did you put the same tires on it or are they heavier? I lost right at a pound and put a more aggressive tire up front.

    Yes, it is still a win since as you mentioned they are wider, will have more traction, and I am sure they are stiffer.

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    Quick impression on converting the Pike from 150 to 160mm

    First of all, it was pretty easy and took less than 30 minutes to convert it over. I set it up with a touch less air pressure and turned up my compression knob one click. I did a 9 mile ride with about 1300ft of elevation gain after work today. Had a good mix of climbing and some fun flow dh trails as well as rocky/rooty sections.

    I like it very well so far. I do not feel like climbing was compromised enough to even really notice so far, and the downside felt more comfortable. The fork is overall more plush since I could run a bit less air pressure to achieve 25-28% sag. I also adjusted the compression knob up one which seemed to help in mid support in the fork. I will report back as I get more time on it, but thus far I would not hesitate to tell someone else to the same conversion.

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    Thanks Brett for the impression. As far as the wheels go, I have on the same tires as before, same cassette. It HAS to be the Stans. I looked up the I9 Enduro set you have and our rims weigh the same, Hope hubs combined front and rear are 60-70g heavier, and who knows about the spokes. That being said, the spokes I bought are billed as light aero spokes( as light as CX-Rays per published numbers).

    I don't have extra Stans at present, so I'm not going to break to bead to check how much is in there.

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    Nah, not worth taking the wheel apart if you don't have extra Stans at the moment. Who knows, maybe they did put a crap ton in there.

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    TROY for sale

    SPAM alert.... This is probably not the best place for this but I was having problems putting this into the classified section, so I apologize.

    If anyone is interested or knows of a friend that is looking for a Troy, I have one for sale...

    I bought this bike last July, and have ridden it fairly lightly since I was recovering from a skiing knee injury that happened last February. This bike is a complete custom build from the frame up and is totally dialed with all the goods! I even upgraded the shock from the stock Fox CTD to the Rock Shox Monarch Debonair. And the wheels... Enve M70 rims on DT Swiss 240 hubs... Damn! They are soooo nice. I took off the decals because I was not a fan of the bling factor, but I do have a decal set to include if you want them. (The decals alone are $65! Ridiculous). The bike is in great shape, but I don't want to blow any smoke up your ass either, it has been ridden, and there are some scratches(mostly on the rims), but nothing major at all . The "worst" scratch is on the down tube from my pickup pad (see pics). Also, in full disclosure the drivetrain is probably getting close to its time. Because of this, I will also include a brand new Sram XX1 chain and 32 tooth chain ring to dial you in.

    Here are the specs:

    Frame Devinci Troy
    Fork Rock Shox Pike RCT3 Air
    Headset FSA
    Stem Chromag Ranger 60mm
    Handlebar Chromag Fubar OSX Black Chrome
    Grips ODI Troy Lee
    Front Brake Shimano XT M785
    Rear Brake Shimano XT M785
    DIsc Rotors Shimano XT Ice-Tech
    Rear Derailure SRAM X01 11 speed
    Shifter SRAM X01 11 speed
    Cassette SRAM XG 1195 X01 11 speed
    Chain SRAM PC-1170 11 speed
    Crankset SRAM X01 1x Carbon Cranks
    Chain Ring SRAM X01 X-Sync 1x 32 Tooth
    Bottom Bracket Truvativ/SRAM GXP Team BB92
    Pedals NOT INCLUDED
    Wheels Enve M70
    Front Tire Maxxis Minion DHF 27.5
    Rear Tire Maxxis Minion DHR 27.5
    Tubeless Tire Kit Stans NoTubes Standard Tubeless kit
    Seat Post Rock Shox Reverb Stealth Left 380mm 125mm
    Saddle WTB Silverado SLT Titanium
    Cable/Housing SRAM SlickWire Cable & Casing

    Asking $4800, OBO.

    This bike has been super fun to ride and you will definitely be stoked on it!

    Let me know if you have any questions, and email at remer_s at yahoo dot com and I will send you pics of the bike.

    Cheers!

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    Anyone running a Shimano Crankset with their Troy? If so, are you using the stock integrated BB? From my research, it looks like a Shimano Crankset will fit BB92. Thanks!

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    Since there is talk of going 150 to 160 up front, I'll share my 160 to 150 observations.

    I received the frame last season and swapped parts from an Intense T275c to the carbon Troy. I ran the Pike in the 160 setting until the snow hit. I managed to get 3-4 good rides in during that time. With the stock shock (51mm stroke) I didn't feel the bike was performing well on the flats or climbs. It just didn't seem to want to accelerate like the T275c did. It's hard to explain but I felt like I was pushing against the forward momentum while I tried to pedal.

    I purchased to 150mm air shaft over the winter and installed it. Since the snow has melted I've had over 10 good rides and feel the bike accelerates much better on the flats and climbs very well. With the lowered front end and steeper HA I was concerned it may not descend as well but, I'm please to say, it still descends like a champ. The bike feels more playful and better balanced.

    I think if I ever went with a 160 fork up front I'd definitely throw on a 57mm stroke shock.

    Also, just have to say that the cornering on this bike is incredible.
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    The talk of acceleration is interesting. I did not notice any difference in that area when going 150 to 160.

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    yeah, I felt my bike came alive with the 160. I dig it and haven't ever looked back. Always personal preference for sure.
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    Pic.
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    Carbon vs. Aluminum Troy

    Can anyone provide feedback as to whether the ride quality of the carbon Troy is meaningfully superior to that of the aluminum version? I don't think I'd pay an extra $500 to save less than half a pound (0.44 lb savings if I recall correctly), but I would consider if the ride was noticeably stiffer, more compliant, etc.

    Also, anyone have an opinion as to whether the RC kit is worth the upgrade over the XP kit? In particular, are the DT Swiss wheels significantly better than the Jalco/Formula?

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    Do any carbon Troy owners use protection on the down tube? If so what are you using?

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    I rode an alloy Troy before buying a Carbon. Carbon is stiffer and transfer of power a bit better. By no means am I dissing the alloy model but if you can afford it, the carbon is worth the $500 imo. I bought the XP model knowing I was going to change the wheelset. Jalco wheels are durable but heavy. XCD21 Jalcos a bit stiffer than the XM420 models. The DT Swiss wheels are absolutely a step up. I am happy with the rest of the part spec on the XP. Especially the Deore brakes which are phenominal. Hope this helps with your decision. I put a clear downtube protector on. Cannot remember what brand but it was on sale and seems to work well.

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    Went down hard the other day on my troy. Hard enough to snap the stock XP bar in half. Didn't seem to phase the frame a bit. Either I fell just right, or that frame is tough as nails.

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    What kind of bar is that? Carbon frame or alu?

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    Easton V2 aluminum. Frame was carbon

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    Quote Originally Posted by yprTOyyc View Post
    Do any carbon Troy owners use protection on the down tube? If so what are you using?
    I am using a clear protective tape like what is used on moto bikes on my downtube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tokarsky268 View Post
    Went down hard the other day on my troy. Hard enough to snap the stock XP bar in half. Didn't seem to phase the frame a bit. Either I fell just right, or that frame is tough as nails.
    I went down hard off a jump a few weeks ago. My carbon Troy flew at least 15 feet. Broke my helmet, but just a few scrapes on my face thankfully. Bike is completely unscathed as far as I can tell!

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    Rad find man! Thanks for sharing.
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    That was pretty cool, I just wish they were more detailed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yprTOyyc View Post
    Do any carbon Troy owners use protection on the down tube? If so what are you using?
    I just use the frame protection pads that came with the frame. Plus bar wrap on the both chain stays.
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    Rotors

    I wanted to upgrade my deore brakes with ice tech rotors 180mm front and back with the f03c finned metal pads. Do I need any special adapter or do the rotors just bolt right on? Also is it worth it to get 180mm in the back or should 160 be fine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffro818 View Post
    I wanted to upgrade my deore brakes with ice tech rotors 180mm front and back with the f03c finned metal pads. Do I need any special adapter or do the rotors just bolt right on? Also is it worth it to get 180mm in the back or should 160 be fine?
    I put 180mm ice tech on my troy, i had to use this adapter for them. Is it worth it? Not really sure for the type of riding i do, but i do like the consistent look of the same size rotors

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    [QUOTE=srenfrew;11966251]I put 180mm ice tech on my troy, i had to use this adapter for them. Is it worth it? Not really sure for the type of riding i do, but i do like the consistent look of the same size rotors

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    -thanks for your response
    I do a lot of fast extended downhills. I think I keep warping the rotor. I replaced them both once and they were fine after that but after a few outings they run again. I keep adjusting the caliper but it usually will still rub. I am hoping the ice tech rotors and pads will help with the heat build up. I shouldn't have to keep adjusting my calipers should I? That's why I think my rotors are warped again

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    [QUOTE=Jeffro818;11966305]
    Quote Originally Posted by srenfrew View Post
    I put 180mm ice tech on my troy, i had to use this adapter for them. Is it worth it? Not really sure for the type of riding i do, but i do like the consistent look of the same size rotors

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    -thanks for your response
    I do a lot of fast extended downhills. I think I keep warping the rotor. I replaced them both once and they were fine after that but after a few outings they run again. I keep adjusting the caliper but it usually will still rub. I am hoping the ice tech rotors and pads will help with the heat build up. I shouldn't have to keep adjusting my calipers should I? That's why I think my rotors are warped again
    If you have long downhill sections then you could be warping the rotors. Two-piece rotors (like the Ice-tech) could certainly help since they are more resistant to warping from heat.

    I just upgraded my old rotors to the Ice-Tech and they work well. My old rotors were squealing after a few years of use and the new rotors fixed that.

    You should also buy one of these tools:
    Park Tool Co. » DT-2 : Rotor Truing Fork : Brake Tools

    It runs about 15 bucks and you can easily fix small warpage in rotors with it instead of constantly buying new ones (which is $$$). Once you get a little experience with the tool, you can get your rotors straight in a couple of minutes.

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    Thanks--that is actually quite complete for such a short video. The narrator and music are so funny--straight out of a 90s nature show or something.

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    Hey guys, I just bought a Troy Carbon XP. Test drove the SX last week, couldn't justify the almost 2k+ on the price tag, however I did love the 1x11. Just wondering what parts I would have to order to get 1x10 on my XP? I'll be ordering from CRC. If you guys could point me in the right direction it be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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    All you need is a narrow wide chaining of your choice. Just remove the front derailleur, shifter, and chain rings. Then install the new narrow wide one.

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    you may also want a larger rear cog, to give you more range, and if you go that route you may also want the one-up rad cage to give you better shifting.
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    Well, after a year of slowly upgrading, i think shes about done. Just added the new light bike 38mm wheelset yesterday.

    Light Bike 38mm wheels with Hope Pro 2 hubs
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    Still using the stock X7 derailleur and Shifter, they work perfectly so no need to upgrade at this point. Absolutely love this bike!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carraig042 View Post
    How are you liking that DB inline shock? I ordered one end of last week, and excited to get it!

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    The weather here in the Dallas Tx area has been ridiculous with the rain for the past month so i have only 1 ride with it. I ride with the base line settings and just with those settings it was a major improvement over the Fox. I am going to make a few slight tweaks to it, but im really excited about it for sure!

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    Thats good to hear. I could not take the wallowy feel of the fox anymore. Let us know as you get more rides. Our weather has been pretty rainy this past week and looking like it next week too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carraig042 View Post
    Thats good to hear. I could not take the wallowy feel of the fox anymore. Let us know as you get more rides. Our weather has been pretty rainy this past week and looking like it next week too.

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    Oh i know exactly what you mean on the Fox, i felt it was really holding the bike back. Ill post up my settings once i get her all dialed in.

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    Hey folks, I'm selling the KS Integra post I got with my Troy. $175!!! Good deal.

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    After several months on my large XP, I just picked up this leftover XL and swapped the parts over. It's a better fit for my 6' 1" self so far. The large was playful but got skittish at speed.
    I'll check in after a few weeks, but I can safety say in betweeners should consider sizing up.

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    I want to convert my 2x10 to 1x10 with either a 30 or 32. Narrow wide. I'm thinking 30 since I do a fair bit of steeper climbing. Question is do I need any extra hardware for the chainring? Do I just remove the smaller and larger ring and bolt it to where the larger one was?I know it's been covered in this thread but I can't seem to find it. Any help is greatly appreciated

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    I picked up the 30t Raceface ring for my SLX crank and it didn't need the nuts and bolts I had purchased for it. The SLX bolts and pre-threaded ring were good to go. From what I now understand, the 32 tooth needs the new (longer) bolts and nuts to secure it on there.
    Maybe I'm a wimp, but with my 30t and my 36t cassette, it's a bit of a bear on a long climb. I'm currently waiting to buy the Praxis 40t cassette for the rear, so as not to have to go to the 1x11.

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    Only thing I needed to put my 30t race face nw was 4 bolts because the new ones go directly into the threads in the new chain ring.
    I tried it with the 36 cog in the back and could still climb most things but found adding a 40t rear cog was perfect for me. Enjoy!

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    When I bought my nw chainring guy at my lbs told me I needed new bolts. I was just second guessing and the bolts he sold me are barely longer than the ones that came on my bike so you might not need anything. I'm pretty curios myself now.

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    Bought this bike last August and still feel like every time I ride I'm faster and having a ton of fun!

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    FSA Headset

    I just picked up a medium alloy troy frame that came with the FSA headset. Problem is I can't figure out where the blue rubber/metal seal goes and if I need it. I assume it fits between the lower bearing and crown race, but when I do that, there is a gap between the crown race and the frame. Am i missing something?

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    Not sure, mine has the Cane Creek 40 on it. Take a look at their tech documents and see how it us assembled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carraig042 View Post
    Not sure, mine has the Cane Creek 40 on it. Take a look at their tech documents and see how it us assembled.

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    I took a look at their document including this one , but the pieces that came with the headset do not match. If you look at the document in the link, I do NOT have part #1, and part #3 is sized bigger than top cap and fits into the lower bearing, not the upper one

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    That is interesting. Maybe someone will chime in that has that headset on their bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GatorXman View Post
    I took a look at their document including this one , but the pieces that came with the headset do not match. If you look at the document in the link, I do NOT have part #1, and part #3 is sized bigger than top cap and fits into the lower bearing, not the upper one
    Ugh, the headset....

    I would contact Devinci directly, they've been great with getting back to me via email about this kind of stuff. Or you can contact FSA and ask them. You might also take it down to the LBS, bring a six pack and see what they know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pulpwoody View Post
    Ugh, the headset....

    I would contact Devinci directly, they've been great with getting back to me via email about this kind of stuff. Or you can contact FSA and ask them. You might also take it down to the LBS, bring a six pack and see what they know.

    Bring a six pack. Good beer. Goes a long way.
    Ok so after further investigation, I think all the parts are included. The extra part looks to me like a cane creek style crown race(bottom left). The standard FSA crown race(bottom right) is also included. Question now is which crown race to use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GatorXman View Post
    Ok so after further investigation, I think all the parts are included. The extra part looks to me like a cane creek style crown race(bottom left). The standard FSA crown race(bottom right) is also included. Question now is which crown race to use?

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    The silver ring in the middle, and the small black ring just above it don't look familiar. Hell, maybe I'm missing some pieces!!!

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    For those of you running the DB Inline, how many volume spacers are you using? So far I am at two small ones, but that may change soon after more tuning.

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    Anybody have a pictures that shows what position the hi lo chip is in? What position do you guys tend to run yours in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffro818 View Post
    Anybody have a pictures that shows what position the hi lo chip is in? What position do you guys tend to run yours in?


    I run in low, which is what the pic shows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IPunchCholla View Post


    I run in low, which is what the pic shows.
    Looks like the hole is closer to the seat tube and the more metal towards the rear? Devincis website has zero info on this or at least I can't find it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffro818 View Post
    Looks like the hole is closer to the seat tube and the more metal towards the rear? Devincis website has zero info on this or at least I can't find it
    It is. But I misspoke. That is the high position. I forgot I switched it. I'm linking a pdf that has the settings as well as the torque specs and diagrams.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/9n48rs1h52...anual.pdf?dl=0
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    High is with the screw in the top position and vise versa. Just picture how the stays are moved when you change it and it becomes simple to remember

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    Quote Originally Posted by IPunchCholla View Post
    It is. But I misspoke. That is the high position. I forgot I switched it. I'm linking a pdf that has the settings as well as the torque specs and diagrams.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/9n48rs1h52...anual.pdf?dl=0
    Awesome thanks for that. Do you like it better in the hi position or can you really even tell a difference?

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    Anyone else running a Corset air sleeve on their Troy?

    I've been running one for a couple months now and am pretty impressed by it. It definitely feels much better than the stock Fox sleeve. Initial stroke is much more supple while the mid stroke is much firmer and supportive. The beginning of that firm mid stroke supports pedaling well which also made the bike feel like it rolls a lot faster over everything now. Couldn’t really ever seeing myself going back to the stock sleeve.


    Also.. Seems my pivot bearings are already getting crunchy after about 800 miles on the bike. Expected them to last longer…

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    The difference is pretty subtle. Cornering feels a bit different, mostly because of the decreased reach and raised BB. Other than that, I don't think I push the bike to the limit enough to really tell. I flipped it back to high because I am thinking about getting shorter cranks since even with being careful, I still get a lot of pedal strikes and I wanted to test out what the difference might be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scarp View Post
    Anyone else running a Corset air sleeve on their Troy?

    I've been running one for a couple months now and am pretty impressed by it. It definitely feels much better than the stock Fox sleeve. Initial stroke is much more supple while the mid stroke is much firmer and supportive. The beginning of that firm mid stroke supports pedaling well which also made the bike feel like it rolls a lot faster over everything now. Couldn’t really ever seeing myself going back to the stock sleeve.


    Also.. Seems my pivot bearings are already getting crunchy after about 800 miles on the bike. Expected them to last longer…
    Trying to decide between a corset and having the shock pushed out avy'd when the time comes to service it. Of course i could do both.
    Just cleaned up my rear triangle yesterday and did notice one bearing felt just a bit crunchy the others all seem good. This is after 1400 miles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scarp View Post
    Anyone else running a Corset air sleeve on their Troy?

    I had thought about getting one, but opted to get the CCDB Inline instead.

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    Another great day in the saddle

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    Hey all, I need some input on dropper post sizing. I am excited to see the 9point8 Fall Line dropper post has a 25 mm offset version. I am 6'0" and have a large carbon Troy. It seems to me that the seatpost angle is really steep on the Troy (although of course it looks steeper when you are not on the bike due to the rear suspension)--is this unusual of the Troy or is it pretty close to other AM 27.5 bikes? In any case I have been holding off on a dropper until I could find an internally routed one that had a setback--on the stock setback seatpost I have the seat positioned as far back as it will go and still wish it could go a little farther back.

    In terms of sizing, the stock seatpost is 350mm long and seems like it gets plenty high for me. Is there a reason to go with the longer (440mm) dropper post, other than travel (150 mm)? I feel like I don't really need my seat to get very low, so 125 mm travel would be plenty, and the 375 mm length Fall Line post is considerably lighter than the longer ones, which does matter to me. What seatpost size are you running in your Troy (esp those of you with large size frame). Thanks!

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    you'll be fine with 125mm. Hell, I was fine with 100mm.

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    I have a large troy and am 5'10" with short legs (31" inseam) I'm running a 150mm dropper and though I do slam it all the way down fairly often feel I could get away with a 125mm.

    I'm sure you would be fine with even less travel.
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    Thanks, guys. Do you recall the overall length of your droppers? Do you have plenty of excess post (above minimum insertion point)?

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    I am 5'9" and I run a 125mm Xfusion SLS post (422mm). I had tried a 150mm (447mm) version, but it was too long of a post for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VQuick View Post
    Thanks, guys. Do you recall the overall length of your droppers? Do you have plenty of excess post (above minimum insertion point)?
    Overall length of my post, a ks supernatural, is 435mm. I have absolutely no excess post above the seat tube, it is inserted as far as it can go. Luckily that ebbed up being the right saddle height.
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    Thanks for all the help. I opted for the shortest post(9point8 Fall Line--375mm length, 125mm travel) and should receive it later this week. Will be a couple of weeks before I can get enough riding in to make some impressions.

    New topic: does anyone have a bike bag/case they use for their Troy to ship/fly with it? I'm going to be flying with mine next month. My feeling is, I've spent a lot of money and time dialing in this bike and it's worth it to do some destination MTBing with my own bike. Some airlines like JetBlue, Virgin, and Frontier have reasonable bike fees ($75 or less per segment, vs. $150+ for the major carriers). However, I am slightly worried about traveling with such a valuable bike. I guess I should look into insurance.

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    If you are comfortable with a soft case, I'd recommend biknd travel case
    They are affiliated with Devinci and operate out of the same head office.
    I have one as well as a friend. So far no issues over a few trips other then they wobble a bit.
    I have a couple of friends with the EVOC bag but think the Biknd is better at supporting bike with the adjustable frame to both axles and protecting your bike with inflatable donuts outside the wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VQuick View Post
    Thanks for all the help. I opted for the shortest post(9point8 Fall Line--375mm length, 125mm travel) and should receive it later this week. Will be a couple of weeks before I can get enough riding in to make some impressions.

    New topic: does anyone have a bike bag/case they use for their Troy to ship/fly with it? I'm going to be flying with mine next month. My feeling is, I've spent a lot of money and time dialing in this bike and it's worth it to do some destination MTBing with my own bike. Some airlines like JetBlue, Virgin, and Frontier have reasonable bike fees ($75 or less per segment, vs. $150+ for the major carriers). However, I am slightly worried about traveling with such a valuable bike. I guess I should look into insurance.
    I flew my Troy to New Zealand this spring in an Evoc bag with no problems-worked great, in fact. I didn't remove the rotors, and after packing and unpacking the bike three times, the only issue at all was a tiny amount of rotor rub when I built my bike back up after finally returning to VT, which I straightened out in five minutes.

    No fee by the way from BTV to NZ and back, after talking to the ticket agent at the airport counter a few days before I was scheduled to fly. Have fun on your trip!

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    Hey all,

    I demoed a Troy Carbon XP about a week and a half ago, and am now in the process of seeing what I can sell to be able to buy it! Looks like the 29er will have to head out the door...

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    You likes it that much huh?

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    here's my troy in front of a cool stump...

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelo View Post
    I flew my Troy to New Zealand this spring in an Evoc bag with no problems-worked great, in fact. I didn't remove the rotors, and after packing and unpacking the bike three times, the only issue at all was a tiny amount of rotor rub when I built my bike back up after finally returning to VT, which I straightened out in five minutes.

    No fee by the way from BTV to NZ and back, after talking to the ticket agent at the airport counter a few days before I was scheduled to fly. Have fun on your trip!
    Thanks! I'm sure that is airline- and agent-dependent. I'm flying Frontier which has relatively low fees for bikes ($75). Did you have insurance for the bike? A bag like Evoc is practically advertising its expensive contents and I do worry about theft or loss as much as damage.

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    My bike with some matching fluorescent green lichen. Challenging riding in Mt Hood National Forest. Did 26 miles, 4500' of climbing. I did 50 miles on the 4th of July but that only had 4600' of climbing--no wonder yesterday felt so tough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VQuick View Post
    Thanks! I'm sure that is airline- and agent-dependent. I'm flying Frontier which has relatively low fees for bikes ($75). Did you have insurance for the bike? A bag like Evoc is practically advertising its expensive contents and I do worry about theft or loss as much as damage.
    Nothing specific to the bike outside of homeowners. Once you are at your destination, fold the Evoc up and keep an eye your bike as per usual.

    I kept the bike in most hotel/hostel rooms we stayed in unless there was locked bike storage that looked really secure.

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    Anyone running a standard SLX drivetrain? I'm curious how the 24/38 crank with 11-36 cassette will do on the shorter steeps in New England.

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    Looks like Devinci is updating our Troy model. Wonder what all they are changing geo wise? HERE

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    Quote Originally Posted by XyesterdayX View Post
    Anyone running a standard SLX drivetrain? I'm curious how the 24/38 crank with 11-36 cassette will do on the shorter steeps in New England.
    I've found it works well. I've since gone to a 1x10 with a 30t front and the praxis 40t cassette and it's still not near as low as the 2x transmission. So for short steep climbs, I'd stick with the 2x.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brownc9 View Post
    I've found it works well. I've since gone to a 1x10 with a 30t front and the praxis 40t cassette and it's still not near as low as the 2x transmission. So for short steep climbs, I'd stick with the 2x.
    Thanks!

    now the debate is to see what the 2016 looks like, or to try and get a deal on outgoing 2015

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    Quote Originally Posted by XyesterdayX View Post
    Thanks!

    now the debate is to see what the 2016 looks like, or to try and get a deal on outgoing 2015
    From the prototype picture I saw on pink bike, it looks like it will be getting a longer top tube, beefier tubes overall, and carbon rockers. I like the look of the current model better but the longer top tube shorter stem could be a draw for some.
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    Pinkbike has an article on the new Troy now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carraig042 View Post
    Pinkbike has an article on the new Troy now.

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    Looks pretty much like everything everyone griped about has been addressed. Purely based off aesthetics, I like my black and red from the original run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tokarsky268 View Post
    Looks pretty much like everything everyone griped about has been addressed. Purely based off aesthetics, I like my black and red from the original run.
    I agree with you. I still love mine just as it is!

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    Stevie Smith wins again aboard the new Troy at the Fox Air DH race!

    Edit: realized the announcers did not know what they were talking about, that was the spartan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troyfan View Post
    Finally got around to converting rims to tubeless. I actually found the Jalco XCD21 rims very easy to convert. Two wraps of gorilla tape and some Uncle Dick's Beadslip around the bead of the Nobby Nics and the tires popped right onto the rim with a quick blast of compressed air. I actually had no noticable air leakage before putting the Stan's sealant in the tire. The bike comes with downhill tubes. 220g each. For those who are unsure of converting to tubeless with these rims, I would not hesitate.
    Hey Toryfan, can you tell me what valve stems you used. One of my LBS sold me the 35mm universal Stans presto valves, the other LBS said there is no way to know which valves to use unless I bring my rim in as they have 8 different valve sizes for tubeless. I don't want to open the 35mm Stans until I am sure they will work since they will not take them back.

    Thanks in advance!

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    I just used the standard 35mm Stans presta valve. Had no troubles. I have since changed the wheelset to Ibis 741 carbon. These wheels are a game changer. I am running a magic mary on the front and a hans dampf on the back. The traction is endless. This wheelset came taped and with stem and sealed up really well too.

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    How will the Troy perform for technical singletrack riding? Switchbacks, roots, small rock gardens??

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillClinton View Post
    How will the Troy perform for technical singletrack riding? Switchbacks, roots, small rock gardens??
    It's terrible. Don't buy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillClinton View Post
    How will the Troy perform for technical singletrack riding? Switchbacks, roots, small rock gardens??
    Mr. Clinton,
    The Troy is great in switchbacks, feels stable at basically any speed and the short rear end means you aren't dragging anything behind you. For roots... Comparing to my 29er, the Troy doesn't outright blaze its front wheel through open rocky/rooty sections -BUT- since it is much easier to lift and maneuver the front end of the Troy I would say the bikes are about even. I found the Troy encourages you to be a more active rider (have more input rather than just charge though everything), and very much rewards you when you do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pulpwoody View Post
    It's terrible. Don't buy it.
    Really?

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    What a great looking bike. Clean and nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XyesterdayX View Post
    Mr. Clinton,
    The Troy is great in switchbacks, feels stable at basically any speed and the short rear end means you aren't dragging anything behind you. For roots... Comparing to my 29er, the Troy doesn't outright blaze its front wheel through open rocky/rooty sections -BUT- since it is much easier to lift and maneuver the front end of the Troy I would say the bikes are about even. I found the Troy encourages you to be a more active rider (have more input rather than just charge though everything), and very much rewards you when you do.
    Thank you, I'm looking at a 2014 Devinci RC or 2014 Bronson C

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    I love mine to this day. It does real good in tight areas with it being short. Thier pricepoint is really nice as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scarp View Post
    Anyone else running a Corset air sleeve on their Troy?




    Also.. Seems my pivot bearings are already getting crunchy after about 800 miles on the bike. Expected them to last longer…
    I have noticed that my bearing are also getting crunchy, but I live in California and the ground is just so loose the dust just cakes up around the pivots. They creek super bad after a month and I have to take the whole pivot apart and clean everything. I also have noticed that the pivots are loosening up after a while and I have to retighten them often. The bearings are 6903 Enduro bearings if you were planning on ordering some.
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    I'd imagine we have about the same dirt composition here in NM. I've gotten pretty proficient in tearing apart all the pivots cleaning/lubing/reassembling them. I have had no problem with any pivots loosening but I always make sure to put some loctite on them. I'll probably replace all the bearings this winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PUNKY View Post
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    Wow, the alloy frame is a lot heavier than the 2014 version 6.51lbs vs 8.2 lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wankel View Post
    Wow, the alloy frame is a lot heavier than the 2014 version 6.51lbs vs 8.2 lbs.
    Yikes. There are a lot more capable similarly priced frames that weigh less than that alloy. If I were paying that kind of weight penalty, I'd opt for a Balance, Megatrail, or Rune. Depends on where you ride I suppose. It would make sense where I am.

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    The price went down on the carbon frame from$2499 to $2099, you never see that.
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    $2400 CDN for the carbon.

    Looks like it may be cheaper for people in the States to buy one from up in Canada!

    My other choices are the 5010 and Bronson at $3000 USD a pop :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by danmtchl View Post
    The price went down on the carbon frame from$2499 to $2099, you never see that.
    Quote Originally Posted by PUNKY View Post
    $2400 CDN for the carbon.

    Looks like it may be cheaper for people in the States to buy one from up in Canada!

    My other choices are the 5010 and Bronson at $3000 USD a pop :/

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    Just joined the ranks with a closeout Carbon Troy from Velorangutan here in Austin. Great shop and loving the bike so far! Look forward to reading through this thread and adding to the stokage.

    Anyone else run really high pressure in the Monarch? I'm at 250 psi and still seeing a bit too much sag (~25% indicated so ~32% true sag according to page 40 here). ~180lbs

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    Quote Originally Posted by cykelk View Post
    Just joined the ranks with a closeout Carbon Troy from Velorangutan here in Austin. Great shop and loving the bike so far! Look forward to reading through this thread and adding to the stokage.

    Anyone else run really high pressure in the Monarch? I'm at 250 psi and still seeing a bit too much sag (~25% indicated so ~32% true sag according to page 40 here). ~180lbs
    My 2015 troy has the proper sag marks on it....if it is a factory installed, it should have the correct markings.

    I have to run pretty high pressure to get proper sag because it is a debonair can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GatorXman View Post
    My 2015 troy has the proper sag marks on it....if it is a factory installed, it should have the correct markings.

    I have to run pretty high pressure to get proper sag because it is a debonair can.
    Thanks! Let the air out and took the measurement this morning and as you said, markings are correct for the internal limit.

    I guess the increased pressure limit of 350psi is a clue as to the pressure requirements.

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    Can several of you verify the tuning on the monarch rt3 debonair shock? Does everyone have a L/M (Lo compression Med rebound) or did anyone get a M/M tune on their bike? Anybody try a M/M and what's their impression vs. lo tune? thanks. ~j

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    Quote Originally Posted by jewels View Post
    Can several of you verify the tuning on the monarch rt3 debonair shock? Does everyone have a L/M (Lo compression Med rebound) or did anyone get a M/M tune on their bike? Anybody try a M/M and what's their impression vs. lo tune? thanks. ~j
    Mine says "M | L (open lock symbol) | S | 320 (lock symbol)" and the M is red. Haven't looked up the meaning.

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    I have the same trouble...I'm 170 lbs with my gear and need to run my monarch at 250 psi to get a proper sag. However, the bike feels harsh and stiff. What should I do ? If I decrease the air in the shock, it will bottom out too easily. The shock has three bottomless bands installed. since the monarch is factory installed, can I assume that the sag markings are right ?

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    Rear monarch tune

    Quote Originally Posted by cykelk View Post
    Mine says "M | L (open lock symbol) | S | 320 (lock symbol)" and the M is red. Haven't looked up the meaning.
    Thanks for looking. The red is rebound, med and the low is compression. I had a rt and upgraded to a debonair rt3. Does anyone need a med/med tune? i have a brand new m/m rt3 debonair I don't think I'll install. I'm 125 so had opposite problem and needed more plush. And I run slightly less air also or else it feels too harsh, but the debonair can helps.

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    Anyone have experience with replacing the stock formula hubs with hope pro 2s? Im upgrading the rims to carbon fiber ones and was wondering if it was worth shelling out a little extra cash for some new hubs. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xxxxtweekxxxx View Post
    Anyone have experience with replacing the stock formula hubs with hope pro 2s? Im upgrading the rims to carbon fiber ones and was wondering if it was worth shelling out a little extra cash for some new hubs. Thanks.
    I'd say definitely. Read up on the Bitex hubs from Bike Hub Store. I built up a rear end for another bike with the MTB270. Light, serviceable and 54pt engagement. Rides great...can't wait to do it on the Troy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xxxxtweekxxxx View Post
    Anyone have experience with replacing the stock formula hubs with hope pro 2s? Im upgrading the rims to carbon fiber ones and was wondering if it was worth shelling out a little extra cash for some new hubs. Thanks.
    I really like my hope pro 2 on the rear. It's not quiet, if you're going for that. One reason I went with it is the easy rebuild if/when I do it, because of the sealed cartridge bearings. After I had an XT hub blow up and tiny bearings all over my shop, I decided to go with something more clean to repair.

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    Hey,

    just an idea...would it be possible to put a shock with 2.25" in it? Would it make any sense?

    Cheers

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    Yes... Haven't read any ride reports.
    It's just a flesh wound!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IPunchCholla View Post
    Yes... Haven't read any ride reports.
    Thanks. It seems as if some riders have a 2.25 stroke shock in the troy.
    Maybe some of these rider shares his or her experience with that.
    If i buy the marzocchi 053, i want to buy the right one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IPunchCholla View Post
    Yes... Haven't read any ride reports.
    Hey, thank you.

    It seems that not a few riders have a shock with 2.25" stroke mounted in their troy.
    Maybe some of them want to share their experience with us.

    I have some burgtec offset bushings. Maybe with these i can ride the 2.25" shock in the slacker position without touching the seatstay.

    Having 156mm rear travel would be nice. I'm going to use a 160mm 350 as a fork, so that it would fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matzen View Post
    Hey, thank you.

    It seems that not a few riders have a shock with 2.25" stroke mounted in their troy.
    Maybe some of them want to share their experience with us.

    I have some burgtec offset bushings. Maybe with these i can ride the 2.25" shock in the slacker position without touching the seatstay.

    Having 156mm rear travel would be nice. I'm going to use a 160mm 350 as a fork, so that it would fit.
    Out of curiosity, what's the motivation for going this route instead of jumping up to the Spartan?

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    I like the troy and got it for a good price
    And why not if its possible?

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    My Troy, i love the agility of the bike. But it could have a longer toptube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matzen View Post
    I like the troy and got it for a good price
    And why not if its possible?
    Fair enough

    Quote Originally Posted by matzen View Post


    My Troy, i love the agility of the bike. But it could have a longer toptube.
    It does look sharp with that fork. Do you like the Frequencies on it? That's likely the rim I'll build up soon.

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    Thanks. Yeah i have the i23 since July 2014 in use. With several hangups, boulderfields, drops,gaps. No problems yet.
    I totally recommend them.

    But i have a really big vibration while braking with the rear brake. Its so strong it vibrates through the whole frame.
    I didn't had that problem with my GT Force.

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    Hey tokarsky, any luck finding a video on this? I experienced the same frustrations just last night. I've been bottoming out on numerous rides and thought it would be great to take what I can get (6-7mm..). Thanks for any insight here! Ryley

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    Another stock Jalco XCD 21 OS tubeless report:
    I converted my front wheel with success, so the back will happen this weekend. Had to lube the bead and use an air compressor but in doing so it aired right up. I used a single strip of Gorilla tape and a stem from a Forte 650b tube, which I discovered has a removable core. Had a little bit of burping at the joint initially but it appears that the Stan's has sealed it up.

    Two rides over three days, 28 -> 25 psi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lifeofryley View Post
    Hey tokarsky, any luck finding a video on this? I experienced the same frustrations just last night. I've been bottoming out on numerous rides and thought it would be great to take what I can get (6-7mm..). Thanks for any insight here! Ryley
    Are you referring to the geometry change? You'll have to loosen / remove all three pivot bolts on the upper link (top of shock). When you do you'll see the flip chip that needs to flip over.

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    Question for you all as I've been pondering the mixed wheel thing - have any of you entertained the idea of making the front end 29?

    Looking at the Pike specs I see that the Axle-to-Crown for our stock setup is 542mm. The measurement for the 29" fork at 140mm travel is 551mm, and since some have happily gone to 160mm 27.5" up front (552mm A2C?) this is seeming like it may be a not-so-crazy idea. I guess the sag difference would still work out to a higher front end. Am I missing anything besides that or maybe tire / frame clearance issues?

    Obviously an expensive mod and I won't be doing it any time soon, if ever, but got curious.

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    I think it would screw with the handling of the bike, since it's designed around the 27.5 wheel. Seems like cornering would suffer

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    Quote Originally Posted by pulpwoody View Post
    I think it would screw with the handling of the bike, since it's designed around the 27.5 wheel. Seems like cornering would suffer
    Yeah it rides so well as is. I'd play with it if I just happened to have a nice 140mm 29" Pike just lying around, but alas I do not

    By the way, Wes has a new Troy that I think he plans to build up for demo. You gonna try it? He also said he'll likely order a Hendrix when he can get one

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    Anyone else have a problem with clicking/creaking headset on their troy? I've tightened it down multiple times, but it just returns during the first ride. Should I clean an regrease it or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GatorXman View Post
    Anyone else have a problem with clicking/creaking headset on their troy? I've tightened it down multiple times, but it just returns during the first ride. Should I clean an regrease it or something?
    I had to tighten mine a few times over the first month or two but it's been solid since. I figured it was the crown-race settling, or I just never actually got it tight enough. I tend to start with not very tight and slowly work tighter as needed. It did seem to need to be a bit tighter than other headsets I've used.

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    Alright, this shouldn't be this difficult, but I'm having a hard time finding cable routing info for a 2015 Aluminum Devinci Troy XP with an internal or stealth dropper post. I see the exit hole under the bottom bracket, but where do I route the cable from there up to the handlebars?

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    On my 2013 carbon Troy, I believe it's the lower hole on the drive side of the bike. I'll be installing a dropper soon. At least on the carbon, the holes seems to have an internal sleeve for cable routing, making it pretty simple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by falco-kona View Post
    Alright, this shouldn't be this difficult, but I'm having a hard time finding cable routing info for a 2015 Aluminum Devinci Troy XP with an internal or stealth dropper post. I see the exit hole under the bottom bracket, but where do I route the cable from there up to the handlebars?
    I have the same bike and ran mine right down the center of the down tube between rear shifter and brake cables. It worked great with the existing zip ties.


    *just remembered - i dumped my front derailer though...

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    Hey everybody! First a big thanks, as this thread virtually singlehandedly convinced me to get a 2015 Troy, rather than wait for a 2016. Coming from DH racing in the past, and mainly a Honzo for the past few years, I'm hoping this is going to be a fun, fast whip.

    I have a couple questions that I hope you can help me out with: What's the largest rim/rubber combo that you've used on the Troy? Anyone use a Minion DHF 2.5 in the back?

    Thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Collins View Post
    Hey everybody! First a big thanks, as this thread virtually singlehandedly convinced me to get a 2015 Troy, rather than wait for a 2016. Coming from DH racing in the past, and mainly a Honzo for the past few years, I'm hoping this is going to be a fun, fast whip.

    I have a couple questions that I hope you can help me out with: What's the largest rim/rubber combo that you've used on the Troy? Anyone use a Minion DHF 2.5 in the back?

    Thanks again.
    Nice, congrats!

    Here's a thread on the subject if you haven't seen it (your question is asked but not answered there): http://forums.mtbr.com/devinci/max-t...oy-993241.html

    Maybe you can be our guinea pig

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    Quote Originally Posted by Collins View Post
    Hey everybody! First a big thanks, as this thread virtually singlehandedly convinced me to get a 2015 Troy, rather than wait for a 2016. Coming from DH racing in the past, and mainly a Honzo for the past few years, I'm hoping this is going to be a fun, fast whip.

    I have a couple questions that I hope you can help me out with: What's the largest rim/rubber combo that you've used on the Troy? Anyone use a Minion DHF 2.5 in the back?

    Thanks again.
    I use light bicycle 38mm rims and i have an ardent 2.4 and still have plenty of clearance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matzen View Post


    My Troy, i love the agility of the bike. But it could have a longer toptube.
    Did you install an offset shock bushing? could you install a new top bushing? great looking bike. I'm looking to upgrade mine

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    Has anyone installed offset bushings for a 2015 Troy?

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    I have a set installed but don't have any ride time with them as it's winter here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rswarts1 View Post
    I know there has been a lot of conversation about running a 200x57mm shock on the troys. I'm not trying to stir the pot with what has been accurate undisputed info so far but I just put a 200x57 DB air inline on my aluminum size large troy and its not making contact in the low position. This could be simply because mine is an aluminum and a large I'm not sure. I took all the air out of the shock and compressed it down as far as it possibly would go. Unless there's someway its going to compress more under riding conditions I think its good to go. Please check out the pics and let me know if theres something I'm missing here. Also if anyone cares to post up the specs they're running that'd be great. I'm about 190 geared up.



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    Did anyone try a 200*57 shox on a TROY Medium Carbon frame? I would like to change the 200*51 but be sure that there won't be issues with the seat tube in low position. Thx for the answers

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    I ended up somehow cracking my frame at the chain stay pivot on the front triangle. Devinci did a great job and sent my local shop another frame within a few days. Very happy with the support! I will now be good for a while again!

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    Had my Troy built up for a few months and finally been able to ride it, have to say it handles everything great. Running 2.35 Purgatory's front and 2.1 Ground Control rears. Would like to go to a little larger volume tire like the Maxxis Ardent but for the time being its been great to ride.

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    Shock question... I've put a fox float x on my large alu Troy. It has the 0.9 tune air volume spacer and I run it around 210psi.

    has anyone tried a different tune on this shock? I'm thinking of putting in a smaller spacer to increase air volume / make it more linear.

    For info im running a pike with 1 token up front.

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    Just love this bike, currently waiting on parts to switch to 1x11 vs 1x10 with the use of the GC adapter.

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    Still loving mine too, has had a few upgrades in the last month or two, xt 1x11, X9 chainset, nobl carbon wheels, and back on Minion DHF, DHR2, parking lot shot...

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    Still loving mine, too. Think the only thing stock on it at this point though is the frame, saddle, bottom bracket, and upper headset. Upgraditis has had its way with me:

    Easton Havoc carbon bars
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    I bought last summer a troy xp 2015 and it came with a pike rc dual position (130-150mm travel adjust). Is it possible to increase the travel to 160 on this particular fork ? I guess most guys with 160mm pikes in this thread just swapped their orinigal fork with 160's ?

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    Not sure on the dual position, but on the solo air you can just swap out the air piston to the 160. $40 or so upgrade.

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    I finally received my Fox Float X2 with the climb switch. 2 rides in so far, and just a little bit more tuning to go. So far it feels great with the rear wheel tracking nicely.

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    Hey all, still loving my Troy. I have a couple of things you may disagree with, but hear me out:

    I recently swapped the stock Race Face 50 mm stem for a lighter RF Evolve 70 mm stem. With the short top tube I like the longer stem better, and the bike looks more balanced to me. I haven't noticed much difference in terms of steering precision, and I think it'll help me get down and forward more to corner and climb better.

    My question is about chainring compatibility. I think 1x systems are a great innovation, but I have no interest in going 1x on this bike. I like having two chainrings for the gear range (and gear spacing, which 1x can never match) and for quick dumps to the little ring on climbs. 2x is also not that much heavier and the drivetrain weight is more evenly distributed front/rear (1x systems are inherently rear-heavy). I'm actually wishing my Troy had more range than the stock 34/22 x 11/36 can provide. I do a lot of mountain biking here in Oregon but I also take this bike on some rides that involve a lot of gravel roads as well as singletrack, and I hate spinning out in the dinky 34x11 high gear. I'm thinking of swapping the crankset to a 39/26 or even 42/28 and the cassette to an 11-40 or 11-42. My question is, has anyone tried chainrings this big on the Troy? I don't want to run into clearance issues with the chainstay or front derailleur issues (the mount on the bike doesn't look like it allows the FD to go much higher than it is with the 34T ring now). Thanks for any thoughts.

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    2.8 Slaughter GRID front, 2.6 Slaughter GRID back

    Bought a used 2016 TROY CARBON XP. It came with good Minion DHF and DHR tires (and ZEE brakes ) but I like the idea of a 2.8 up front for some of the terrain around here. I mounted the tires on the stock rims, Jalco XCD21 OS. Off course these rims are narrow for these widths but they work. The GRID should give it the need stability, at least for my cornering ability. The 2.8 needs a wider rim for the profile of the tire to be right. As is it is to round with the knobs way off down the side of the tire. With a wider rim, 30 or so, I think the tire will have the right square profile for the knobs to grab and hold as needed.
    The extra weight on the front wheel makes it feel like a 29 though. Weight difference between the Minion and the Slaughter GRID is "only" about 160g so I was surprised at the difference in feel. Going tubeless in the future will help and the extra rubber should be nice on the hard, rocky stuff.
    Clearance is 1/2 on top and 3/8 on sides. I did this as an experiment and am happy with the way the tires fit.
    I found it interesting that the front tire is still 1/8" lower than the back. I used a laser line level. In any case it must be slacker then what it was before, now with the taller tire.
    With all the cheap deals out there I am upgrading components to XT.
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