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    Float DPX2 on '18 Element C50?

    Anyone upgrade from the DPS rear shock to something like the DPX2? With the more sophisticated settings, I could see doing away with the remote lockout(making room for dropper remote).

    Looking to nudge this bike just a touch closer to the trail side of the xc/trail category.

    I will say though, this bike has impressed me for a 100mm xc rig. It's served me well for a season of Midwest singletrack, a week in Bentonville, a long weekend in Western NY, and a short trip to Charlotte NC.

    Wouldn't mind squeezing out a few mm more travel either. The Instinct @ 140mm is more bike than I need but a 120mm Element would be the ticket.

    Hey Rocky! Bring back the BC Edtion or fill the gap in your lineup.

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    To answer my own question, No. Fox doesn't make the DPX2 that short.

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    I'd like an Elestinct or an Instement, you know, a good blend of both bikes. Just an all around wicked mtn bike. The Element is way to the xc side of the xc/trail class and the Instinct seems to leaning to the side of trail/AM.

    It seems something that split the middle would be hugely popular to Joe Average that resides in the middle 2/3's of the country. Something that with the right wheels/tires, it wouldn't be the reason I missed the podium at a Midwest xc/marathon event. Yet would hold it's own with a competent pilot when taken to chunkier places like Pisgah/Up state NY, Michigan's UP, even some high alpine out west stuff.

    130mm f, 120mm r, 67.5-68 HA, 74ish STA, a rear shock w/ LSC so I can ditch the remote, room in back for a healthy 2.5 if wanted, clearence for a 36t ring, BSA 73 BB.

    Like I said above, I've been very happy(and impressed) with what my Element has handled.

    Any hacks to squeeze out a bit more travel? Instinct rear triangle? Diff linkage? I'd throw a 130 fox 34 on there and call it a day!

    Thanks for caring and listening to a customer ramble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmb View Post
    I'd like an Elestinct or an Instement, you know, a good blend of both bikes. Just an all around wicked mtn bike. The Element is way to the xc side of the xc/trail class and the Instinct seems to leaning to the side of trail/AM.

    It seems something that split the middle would be hugely popular to Joe Average that resides in the middle 2/3's of the country. Something that with the right wheels/tires, it wouldn't be the reason I missed the podium at a Midwest xc/marathon event. Yet would hold it's own with a competent pilot when taken to chunkier places like Pisgah/Up state NY, Michigan's UP, even some high alpine out west stuff.

    130mm f, 120mm r, 67.5-68 HA, 74ish STA, a rear shock w/ LSC so I can ditch the remote, room in back for a healthy 2.5 if wanted, clearence for a 36t ring, BSA 73 BB.

    Like I said above, I've been very happy(and impressed) with what my Element has handled.

    Any hacks to squeeze out a bit more travel? Instinct rear triangle? Diff linkage? I'd throw a 130 fox 34 on there and call it a day!

    Thanks for caring and listening to a customer ramble.

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    I do apologize to the Rocky forum but that list of requirements is met by the Ibis Ripley LS.
    It's a 29'er with 130/140 front and 120 rear travel. 2.6" tires fit. It has got space for a 36T front and finally it has a threaded bottom bracket.

    I'll slowly back away now .

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    Ripley and Primer are on my short list for new frames.

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