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2009 bos fork&shock !!!

ilfreerider

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Oct 3, 2003
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saw it on pb photo section ,(spend way to much time there) check those out :
says rebound and h/l speed comp for both of them !
 

jcook90

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Mar 3, 2006
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The adjuster on the rear looks like the Avy high/low one. Those are all real good looking though, probably perform even better
 
Jan 18, 2006
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TractionMag had this photo of the fork this morning,
I wonder how much they are going to charge for it. Prolly will be really expensive. Anyone rode the rear shock that was out a few months back?
 

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Old_Sckool

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Jun 5, 2007
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White Brothers has used the separate reservoir on their DH forks for years. I've never seen one broken off, although I'm sure it's possible. A lot of Moto forks have 'em also.
 

ire

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Aug 6, 2007
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White Brothers has used the separate reservoir on their DH forks for years. I've never seen one broken off, although I'm sure it's possible. A lot of Moto forks have 'em also.
:stupid:

I had the old DH-3 and never had a problem
 

norbar

Turbo Monkey
Jun 7, 2007
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Both look amazing hot. Just need a ti spring for the rear and I start collecting money ;) The front is great news. Anyone needs a kidney?
 

samdemo

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Aug 8, 2007
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with the limited rotation of the shock mount, i would wonder how the needle bearing will hold up over the long haul....i would think the DU bushing with a larger contact area would be better....or CCDB spherical bearings.
 

Transcend

My Nuts Are Flat
Apr 18, 2002
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Towing the party line.
They both look very nice. The needle bearings in the shock ends look cool too.
Fox tried that a few years ago, the transcend orange guys were the guinea pigs on it. We blew out almost every one of them in no time. They ended up flat spotting because the shock had such little movement. I imagine it's great on some bikes, useless on ours.
 

jamesdc

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May 6, 2007
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Those look like really nice shocks and forks. Looks like they spemd alot of time designing them. The needle brearings on the shock is a good idea but probably wont work great on all bikes, like transcend said. The fork doesn't look like an open bath because you only need a resivor for sealed cartridge forks, does anyone know for sure? The resivor probably wont get broken off in a crash, i'd be more concered about it getting damaged shuttleing. I wonder how strong the fork is and how much maintence both the fork and shock require.
 

ozzemale

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May 3, 2004
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well according to bos website Nico used to have needle bearings on his bikes. I m guessing it s something they can easily decide it s worth putting for x or y bike. Beauty of getting a custom tuned shock.
I run bos shock and a bos cart in my boxxers and they are by the far the best thing since slice bread. everyone who jumps on my bike and then back on theirs realizes how bad their set up feels! so far anyway!
can t wait to test out those forks!

nicho
 

top_dog

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Jan 27, 2006
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Top secret eh Nicho?:busted:

I have the DH07 on my 224 and can honestly say its worth every cent I payed for it. Unbelievably good. It has huge amounts of LSC, the bike feels solid as a rock, yet it still opens up to absorb the bumps better than a DHX. And to cap it off, towards the end of the stroke, when on a DHX you would have bottomed out long ago, it ramps up so nicely.

There is a g-out at a track near me. With my DHX running a 400lb spring it would bottom harshly without fail, now with the BOS running a 300lb spring it hasn't come close to bottoming.

It's feels like it has a brain and knows exactly when to open and close the shims. It is perfect as far as I'm concerned.

Can't wait for my cart to get here this week. I'm sure it'll be the same (fantastic) story.:clapping:
 

top_dog

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Jan 27, 2006
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Whats the part 2nd from the left and far right? I'm having trouble picturing what it is.
I couldn't quite work that out either. I think its a front strut from a car judging by the mounts and the chrome shaft. Perhaps showing that the remote reservoir works for cars so it works for bikes.
 

zspecial

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Jul 2, 2004
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I couldn't quite work that out either. I think its a front strut from a car judging by the mounts and the chrome shaft. Perhaps showing that the remote reservoir works for cars so it works for bikes.
That sounds much more reasonable than my thinking it was a suspended seatpost : )
 

b1k3_r1d3r

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Jul 6, 2005
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I wonder if the reason for putting them outside is to have less stuff inside for a lower axle crown height.
 

al-irl

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Dec 9, 2004
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I couldn't quite work that out either. I think its a front strut from a car judging by the mounts and the chrome shaft. Perhaps showing that the remote reservoir works for cars so it works for bikes.


After translating there site it said the fork used similar technology to the shocks they make for mitsubishi for there wrc cars. So it could well be a shock for an evo
 

bdamschen

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Nov 28, 2005
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I don't get how people are saying that these shocks or forks must perform amazing. Am I missing something? Have people had some ride time on older versions? I've never heard of them. Is all the hype just because they look pretty and Nico is using them?
 

Ian Collins

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Oct 4, 2001
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I don't get how people are saying that these shocks or forks must perform amazing. Am I missing something? Have people had some ride time on older versions? I've never heard of them. Is all the hype just because they look pretty and Nico is using them?
it's because they are made by olivier bossard, he was the suspension genius who did nico's suspension for most of his dominant career......

him coming out with a fork and shocks is epic.....it would be shocking if his products were anything much less than perfect.....
 

big-ted

Danced with A, attacked by C, fired by D.
Sep 27, 2005
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To be honest, the forks that came on the Production Sunn Radicals way back when were terrible. We used to sell them. I remember laughing about the fact I could compress the (6" travel) fork a full inch and a half and it simply wouldn't rebound. The stiction was sufficient to hold it there.

One would hope they've come a long way since.
 

Ian Collins

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Oct 4, 2001
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To be honest, the forks that came on the Production Sunn Radicals way back when were terrible. We used to sell them. I remember laughing about the fact I could compress the (6" travel) fork a full inch and a half and it simply wouldn't rebound. The stiction was sufficient to hold it there.

One would hope they've come a long way since.
yeah, point taken, but that was about 11 years ago.....i think bossard is notorious for what he did a couple years farther down the road....besides, no one is riding rock shox quardra 21R's anymore....alot has changed
 

MorewoodKid

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Sep 14, 2006
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In the woods...
as he stated, inside the fork
ian i'm afraid you are wrong. to my knowledge no other bicycle fork which uses a cartridge for damping purposes uses a pressurised cartridge as seen here; the whole reason for the reservoir on the idylle pro fork is because it is a pressurised cartridge much like your rear shock, this is completely different to the regular cartridges used by most of the bicycle fork designs.
 

Ian Collins

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Oct 4, 2001
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Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA
ian i'm afraid you are wrong. to my knowledge no other bicycle fork which uses a cartridge for damping purposes uses a pressurised cartridge as seen here; the whole reason for the reservoir on the idylle pro fork is because it is a pressurised cartridge much like your rear shock, this is completely different to the regular cartridges used by most of the bicycle fork designs.
no, the fox is a closed cartridge with a reservoir.......the reservoir is inside of the fork, and yes, it is pressurized......it is just at atmospheric pressure, and you can't adjust the pressure....

i understand exactly what is going on here....the difference between this and the fox is that the reservoir on the box is external, and adjustable, where the fox is internal and is pressurized by the air in the bladder which obviously sits at atmospheric pressure.....to my knowledge, the fox is the only dh fork that has an internal res.....
 

MorewoodKid

Monkey
Sep 14, 2006
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In the woods...
pressurised cart's and non-pressurised cart's as in the Fox are completely different! i can assure you there is no "bladder" or "internal res" in any Fox fork that i know of...

Note: I will however consult my fork tomorrow for clarification :)
 

MorewoodKid

Monkey
Sep 14, 2006
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In the woods...
manitou tried an air backed floating IFP in their intrinsic carts a while ago, and this would be the closest thing to a pressurised cart' but i am yet to see one of these on a production fork...
 

General Lee

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Oct 16, 2003
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To be honest, the forks that came on the Production Sunn Radicals way back when were terrible. We used to sell them. I remember laughing about the fact I could compress the (6" travel) fork a full inch and a half and it simply wouldn't rebound. The stiction was sufficient to hold it there.

One would hope they've come a long way since.

I'm sure you are aware that what was sold on the bikes and what the riders actually rode were completely different, right? I'd be surprised if the 'Boss' fork on the consumer version of the Radical was anything mroe than a low-tech visual copy of the factory version with a sticker applied. Nothing Boss nor Sunn made from that era was ever available to the public. those bikes were as werks as they come. for Boss to be releasing a proper production fork with their factory technology is a pretty big deal. Especially with the mystique that still surrounds them 10 years later.