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    2018 Altitude - what shock will give the best results in 2018?

    What do you think best shock for the 2018 Altitude will be once the full range of shocks in metric sizes becomes available?

    TF Tuned guys confirmed today that they can create me a 210x55 coil shock, from the 8.5' x 2.5' Íhlins TTX 22 M14 series shock (502lb spring for rider weight 180lb) and that it would work really nicely with the 2018 Altitude suspension. No offset bushings, so no warranty invalidation! A cool comment they mentioned when they looked at the rise / rate / progression of the altitude, was that they thought the curves were pretty much what every other manufacturer is attempting to achieve just now and they thought that Rocky had it spot on. Apparently the mod is quite straightforward for Ohlin's approved guys to do. On the altitude they believe the Ohlins TTX 22 will outperform the ?DHX2?, ?DPX2?, Float X2 and DPS Factory.
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    there is a 210x55 DHX2 on the way...

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    since the fox metric shocks are now on showing up online, what is the size that comes with the 2018 Altitude?

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    210x55 as per the diagram above

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    8.5x2.5" Fox DHX2 coil with one offset bush. Much like the last altitude, the stock format is far from the best iteration. Hence why the EWS teams runs a long shock and 170mm fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GRPABT1 View Post
    8.5x2.5" Fox DHX2 coil with one offset bush. Much like the last altitude, the stock format is far from the best iteration. Hence why the EWS teams runs a long shock and 170mm fork.
    Where is your ride9 chip with this setup?


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    Quote Originally Posted by coolhand80 View Post
    Where is your ride9 chip with this setup?


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    Anyone knows in what ride 9 position a long shocked altitude would be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrwulf View Post
    Anyone knows in what ride 9 position a long shocked altitude would be.
    If it is like the long-shocked Instinct BC Edition, it would be in position 9 (steep).

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    Anyone running coil over shocks on your Altitude?
    Curious what people are running, and their impressions.
    Considering a new toy...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrwulf View Post
    Anyone knows in what ride 9 position a long shocked altitude would be.
    I don't own a 2018 model but my LBS mechanic has a long shocked one and it's fine in neutral or slack.

    And I don't see how warranty is an issue if you don't tell them 😂

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrwulf View Post
    Anyone knows in what ride 9 position a long shocked altitude would be.
    I saw something on the Rocky Mountain Bicycles Owner club on FB that said Enduro pros who used the Altitude long shocked setting #3.

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    For running the long shock (8.5x2.5) offset bushings were also required.

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    Well, for anyone looking, I have a near mint Cane Creek Double Barrel for sale, in its original box/etc. 210x 55mm.
    Thinking $400 shipped?
    Gonna put it on eBay for $450.
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