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    Roco Air on XCL

    Here we go...so with all the talk about the ROCO I thought I'd try one out...haven't been on a trail yet...so I'll save the review..

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    Ok, it's been an hour...we've waited long enough. What's the verdict?
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    Quote Originally Posted by geolover
    Ok, it's been an hour...we've waited long enough. What's the verdict?
    ha..well, i did have a chance to do a little parking lot testing -- of course, i will need to spend much more time on it, but initial thoughts were the dampening characteristics reminded me of their air forks...had some stiction, think it needs to break in...sorry can't give a better review, i'll try to get some riding on it..
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    I heard the first gen Rocos wernt as good as the prototypes, but in the second gen they were supposed to work out the problems. Either way, they are a nice looking shock and i cant wait to here your ride report Mr. A
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    i rode fullerton loop last night, and the masses were out! must have been at least 60 people in one group...and 2 went to the ER, one with a broken collar bone, and one with a separated shoulder.

    As for the review on the shock, I will have to ride it more to form an educated opinion. Don't want to be fooled by first impressions.
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    Any updates, Alan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chucko58
    Any updates, Alan?
    Hi Chuck,

    Sorry I haven't posted an update yet. Ted and I leave for Germany on Monday for Eurobike, so its been pretty hectic.

    I rode it a few times, but then our intern took it and put it on his EVO, he took it up to Whistler and he said he loved it. I think Dubjay also has one on his EVO, maybe he can chime in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chucko58
    Any updates, Alan?
    Alan,did you ever get a chance to try the Roco Air on the XCL?

    I have one on my Ellsworth Isis, and it was the best upgrade I ever made on it! Would love to here how it worked on the XCL!!

    Also, I know the XCL uses a 7.875 x 2.0 shock, and this is probably going to be a dumb question, but I have a new Roco Air laying around that is a 7.875 x 2.25. Would that work on the XCL?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thor821
    Alan,did you ever get a chance to try the Roco Air on the XCL?

    I have one on my Ellsworth Isis, and it was the best upgrade I ever made on it! Would love to here how it worked on the XCL!!

    Also, I know the XCL uses a 7.875 x 2.0 shock, and this is probably going to be a dumb question, but I have a new Roco Air laying around that is a 7.875 x 2.25. Would that work on the XCL?
    Yes, I did try it. As I recall, the shock I used didn't have a rebound adjustment, and it felt a little fast.

    If the stroke is a little longer, the rear wheel might skid the back of the seat post if you bottom out harshly - it won't affect the structural integrity of the frame though.

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