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    PUSH: Going Backwards?

    PUSH is no longer offering the Factory "Race" system for the DHX. Apparently there were manufacturing issues.

    Real bummer! I was looking forward to a new RFX in XXL with a Race DHX coil on it.

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    I see it's no longer listed on their website. Where did you hear/read about manufacturing issues?
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    Here is a thread on Socaltrailriders.org discussing this topic.
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    Thanks Winston. I guess my shock is now a limited edition item.
    The bidding starts at $500.00!
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    Wow, that's a real bummer. Particularly the fact that they don't plan on bringing it back.

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    I'm going to e-mail Darren and see if they intend to service the factory race system shocks that are allready out in circulation [like mine!]
    Coincidently, I've been eyeing 2007 Marzocchi ROCO world cup coil shocks lately.



    ROCO RC World Cup

    Features:
    - HSCV High Speed Comp
    - Rebound
    - Preload
    - Alloy shaft, Alloy body

    Options:
    - Titanium spring

    Eye to eye Travel
    7.5" 2"
    7.85" 2"
    7.85" 2.25"
    8.5" 2.5"
    8.75" 2.5"
    8.75" 2.75"
    9" 2.75"
    9.5" 3"

    MSRP - $359
    Store Credit $25
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    Bummer about the DHX Race kit. I was planning on getting mine done.
    Faster is better, even when it's not.

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    What?!? Maybe that's why El C hasn't received his shock back. I'm anxious to hear what Darren is planning on doing for those of us that are currently running it.
    Last edited by CrashTheDOG; 11-03-2006 at 12:15 PM.

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    Clarification

    Important Note: Customers with Factory Race System Tuned shocks are fine. The shocks are not defective, and we will continue to offer service on them throughout their lifespan.

    Well, it's true the Factory Race System has been removed from the lineup. That being said, the Factory Tuning System has received an upgrade and features the exact main cylinder components as the Race System. With the main cylinder tuning we've allowed for the Boost volume to be run at full open without compromise to bottoming control which also allows for lower static and compressed pressures in the IFP chamber. This gives the damper increased small bump sensitivity and through travel.

    The decision to cancel the Factory Race System was due to a vendor part that we were unable to get consistently. We've tried over the last several months to resolve the issue, however after exhausting our efforts I decided to pull the plug. As I mentioned, we do have enough parts in stock to effectively offer complete service for customers who are currently running the Race System.

    This was a difficult decision and I do apologize to customers who were looking forward to the complete Race Tune Package.

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    sorry to hear this darren. i was impressed by you and the opperation while i was there. i hate seein this kinda thing give a good guy and a good product a setback. one thats temporary im sure as smart, talented guys dont often not move forward from somethin like this.

    were all pushin for ya! (im sorry, that was lame.)
    No, I'm NOT back!

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    Tim at Tf Tuned may still be able to help you if you are quick.

    http://www.tftunedshox.com/push/pushfoxshox.htm

    or the parts that are out at Tim's may be frozen for warranty / maintenance.
    Get in there quick as this shock is great
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    Darren,
    Sounds lke you need a new vendor for that part.
    Machine shops are not is short supply. I just happen to own one myself. So if you need a production run done well, let me know.

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    CC, thanks for the kind words.

    Tim at Tf Tuned may still be able to help you if you are quick.
    Unfortunately, the same will apply over there.

    Sounds lke you need a new vendor for that part.
    Machine shops are not is short supply. I just happen to own one myself. So if you need a production run done well, let me know.
    Thanks for that. We actaully do all of the CNC work in house, that's not were the problem is.

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    Darren:

    What will be the difference in ride between the new and improved Factory Tuned System and the now defunct Race System.

    Thanks!
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    Darren!

    While we have your attention.....
    I was just wondering when the next run of 5spot rockers will be available?
    Thanks,
    TG

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    Are the ROCO's on the streets yet? Anybody riding one? It comes in 7.5" x 2" I see.

    I'm more interested in the TST version, which is supposed to be All Mountain.

    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade
    I'm going to e-mail Darren and see if they intend to service the factory race system shocks that are allready out in circulation [like mine!]
    Coincidently, I've been eyeing 2007 Marzocchi ROCO world cup coil shocks lately.



    ROCO RC World Cup

    Features:
    - HSCV High Speed Comp
    - Rebound
    - Preload
    - Alloy shaft, Alloy body

    Options:
    - Titanium spring

    Eye to eye Travel
    7.5" 2"
    7.85" 2"
    7.85" 2.25"
    8.5" 2.5"
    8.75" 2.5"
    8.75" 2.75"
    9" 2.75"
    9.5" 3"

    MSRP - $359
    Store Credit $25
    Last edited by mtbdawgJeff; 11-03-2006 at 05:42 PM.

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    Rocos have been on the streets for a while now.

    I have one (9" x 2.75") on my Iron Horse 7Point and love it.

    It replaced a 5th Element 5 Way (coil.)

    The Roco is an awesome DH/FR shock. It matches the plushness of my 66 RC2X quite nicely. The first couple rides I had the sensation of better stability at speed than with the 5th. I felt more comfortable going fast. Drops, tech, fast...it seems to do it all well.

    Since there is no platform, I have to be more disciplined when pedaling up hill. (I could just mash with the 5th.)

    For that reason I wouldn't recommend the Roco for an All-Mountain ride.

    Quote Originally Posted by mtbdawgJeff
    Are the ROCO's on the streets yet? Anybody riding one? It comes in 7.5" x 2" I see.
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    What will be the difference in ride between the new and improved Factory Tuned System and the now defunct Race System.
    The difference is in what the external compression dial controls. With the stock adjuster you get control of the low speed damping characteristic whereas with the Roost Valve we were adjusting the mid speed curve. Low speed being the handling of the bike and mid speed being where the shock speed transitions into bump forces. The Roost Valve allowed us to tune how the damper reacted to the initial impact force. Keep in mind that both adjusters are for fine tuning and only control about 15% of what actually goes on inside the damper and that the "heart" of what goes on still is, and always has been, the main piston assembly. It never was that the Factory Tuning Kit was inferior to the Race System, just that they were different. We've always been extremely happy with both packages.

    While we have your attention.....
    I was just wondering when the next run of 5spot rockers will be available?
    We're targeting the end of the month. I was talking to our machinist and he was saying that he was going to try to get them in the mill next week.

    Are the ROCO's on the streets yet? Anybody riding one? It comes in 7.5" x 2" I see.
    I've had a 7.5"x2" Rocco for my RFX/Pack since last year. It's a pretty good unit.

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