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Slayer suspension analysis

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by rideit, Jan 16, 2017.

  1. rideit

    rideit Bob the Builder

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    I guess people are building these down to 29 pounds or so. I would imagine with some compromises on tires/rims...
     

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    jstuhlman We noticed.

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    SPOILER ALERT: there's a shocking twist - it climbs better when not in slack mode!
     
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    StiHacka Compensating for something

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    boost spacing - kill list
     
  4. Sandwich

    Sandwich just shake your rump
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    holy shit will you write for pinkbike? how good is sram eagle?
     
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    StiHacka Compensating for something

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    It is the closest thing to a gearbox - without the cost, weight and drag.
     
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    ianjenn Turbo Monkey

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    Except MSRP on the whole kit is $1500 USD and hopefully you don't need a new rear wheel to make it work.
     
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    And unsprung weight difference of about 1000%.
     
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    Jm_ Turbo Monkey

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    In 2025, we won't be able to climb unless we have a 25x56.
     
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    Jm_ Turbo Monkey

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    Cassette is only 360g, that's still lighter than an XT 11spd and the XD body is a little lighter than the standard shimano setup. But it looks bigly, so that probably does it.

    On the other hand, paying that much $$$ because you need to spin out on your enduro bike on the 12 mile road ride to the trailhead or because you don't have the leverage with your 62° head tube to make it up the climbs is closer to the mark IMO...
     
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    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    This.

    If I had long road rides to get to trailheads where I was spinning out a lot, then maybe I'd think about it (with a big ass chainring, because I sure as fuck don't need a 32-50 to climb). In my particular case I don't have to contend with that, so I'm way happier with my 11-40 Shimano 11 speed, and its tighter ratios between gears. My big beef with Sram's drivetrain setups isn't that they offer such huge ranges, but that they ONLY offer such huge ranges. Choices are good.
     
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  11. kidwoo

    kidwoo Celebrating No-Pants Day

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    I like bikes with lots of geometry.

    Especially on tap. It's better than lots of geometry in a can.
     
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  12. Sandwich

    Sandwich just shake your rump
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    but how much is enough geometry?
     
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    kidwoo Celebrating No-Pants Day

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    All I can say is back in the day when we had no choice but to ride bikes with less geometry.........good riddance.

    Shit tons of geometry for me these days. I've seen the light.
     
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    rideit Bob the Builder

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    ZeroG (TM) will be the next big trend.
     
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    I was comparing it to gearbox but ok.
     
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    rideit Bob the Builder

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    Spy pic of my new bike!
     
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    kidwoo Celebrating No-Pants Day

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    What is that?
     
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    rideit Bob the Builder

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    From what I gather, it's the new Altitude. With a C/O.
     
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    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    Have they moved the main pivot up enough for it to have any anti-squat yet?
     
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    No but they compensate with full face helmets.
     
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    judging by the RM logo on the riders jersey that,s a new Rocky Altitude , when I looked at the Slayer they mentioned some new changes to the pivots , and linkage and geo
     
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    rideit Bob the Builder

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    Yeah, it's a complete redesign.
     
  23. jstuhlman

    jstuhlman We noticed.

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    still want a slayer
     
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    How the fuck did you get girls interested in bikes? Or is that disgust?
     
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    jackalope Mental acuity - 1%

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    I'd go with the latter. My guess is she is trying to determine if that guy's fork lowers are moar orange than the POTUS.
     
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    rideit Bob the Builder

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    Nah, she's just French...
     
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    Jeremy R <b>x</b>

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    Nah, you can tell by her face. She is thinking "Man, I had to jump off top of my house just to fit in these pants, and these neon panty wastes are not even looking. Just standing around talking about bike parts. I should have picked someone who plays sportsball."
     
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    rideit Bob the Builder

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    Another spy pic:


    Looks flexy?
    Looks like a bike!
    Interesting that it's another C/O...
    Those rear pivots are basically invisible...
     
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    I bet they got rid of the bushings...
     
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    rideit Bob the Builder

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    Yup. It's all cartridge bearings.
     
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    where's the Horst link? Flex stays?
     
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    rideit Bob the Builder

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    See the Slayer pics. They are 'hidden'.
     
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    nice looking bike , and it holds a water bottle .
     
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    Patent infringement on GG NUTS system? What say you @mtg ?
     
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    Ha ha.
     
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    rideit Bob the Builder

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    New pics!
    Not sure about purple/teal. Maybe it will come in two colorways.


    Looks like a ride 9 chip.
    Much stiffer looking rocker arm.
     
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    rideit Bob the Builder

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    So, new Altitude comes with a Fox 36.
    I am possibly looking at replacing that with an '18 PIKE, in order to have a Dual Air Position (we have lots of steep, sustained climbing here).
    Anyone wanna tear that notion to shreds?
    I figure I could sell the Fox for more than the Pike will cost from QBP...
     
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    Nick My name is Nick

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    not this guy. good idea.
     
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    jstuhlman We noticed.

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    why would you not try it for a few rides to see? i've never felt the need for it with my 36/170.