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Any body remember Risse Racing? I just bought this from them and am fairly impressed

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  1. csermonet

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    I installed a reach adjust headset on my DHR, and the external cups took of the headset and upsizing the frame left the stack too long for my steer tube on my 40 crowns. It's kind of difficult to source OEM crowns, so I just bought a set of aftermarket ones from Risse on their eBay store. I think they are lighter than the OEM ones I am taking off, I will weigh to confirm. But the quality of the Risse crowns is pretty good. They used the same size bolt heads for the steerer clamp and stanchion clamps, which is nice because you won't need multiple allen's to get them off. They even lasered the torque specs on to them, nice touch. The steerer itself looks nice too. Hopefully it hold up well and doesn't develop a creak at the steerer/crown interface. Anyways, just thought I'd show you guys and see if you all think they are a quality piece or not




     

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    Same offset as stock?
     
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    Wasn't aware they were still making bike stuff. Neat.
     
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    they did their own inverted fork and coil overs and air shocks as well back in the day .
     
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    I assume so. I haven't read any differently on forum posts or on Risse's own site.
     
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    I know they have been making these crowns for ages, I'm not sure if these are NOS or if they are fresh stuff. The lasered torque values lead me to believe these were made recently, as labeling torque values on the part itself was pretty rare ~10 years ago

    Edit: shit I just found their actual web store via their website and they are apparently making quite a bit of stuff still. You can still buy Trixxy's, their whole line of rear shocks, 121 different shocks to be exact.They even have a freakin 12 inch travel Big Foot Extreme for $2k. I think that's what Bender rode. They have that crazy downhill frame they made too, the Lassen

    Risse store, Bigfoot Extreme
     
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    They still have all that stuff listed on their website. www.risseracing.com pretty nostalgic. I remember Bender running Risse stuff and I wanted some so bad. I think I wanted Trixxy's.
     
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    I had a Risse Trixxxy back in the day. It was so long ago I barely remember how it rode. I do remember it was tall as hell, flexy and twisted.
     
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    Looks trixxy.
     
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    the other week i was working on a neighbor's bike - an old old c'dale raven with a risse air shock on it. got me wondering so i hit their website, still up. can still order apparently. wonder how these guys stay afloat, part of me assumes that biking is a side business.

    OH AND THAT E-BIKE
     
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    I believe it is a side business , much like FOES . Avalanche and a few others who have been in the industry for 20+yrs
     
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    Foes absolutely.

    For Craig and avalanche, it's really more of just another branch of his primary business.
     
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    that's wild
     
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    And surprisingly functional. That was one of my dirtjumpers for a while. Never had a problem with it.


    The modular rear end is cool. You can change the BB/headangle without messing with the suspension.
     
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    did it use a missing link?
     
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    No, that setup uses all accounted for links.
     
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    Still got it in a box if you want it :D


    That thing lasted like 3 weeks on my bike. Truly as dumb as it looked. But those were the only kinds of seats you could get back then that had some meat on the nose to pinch your seat for no handed things.
     
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    Man that website looks sketchy as hell....but then I remember RIsse Racing and it all makes sense...
     
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    LOL aren't they bong shed regulars or something? Or i read something similar. Not that I care. My life is a bong shed.


    What is Foes primary business? And Craig/Avalanche? I knew Foes did something besides just bikes, for some reason I'm thinking long travel baja trucks?
     
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    Foes is into desert racing , that,s where some of his off the wall designs come from like the hydro forming and such .

    Craig is a suspension guru and tuner for motocross as a primary business
     
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    do they still make the bowl/bar end inserts?
     
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    i think that was a different company? i'm pretty sure they were canadian.
     
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    wait someone made bar ends that were a smoking device?
     
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    there was another one i remember that was stashing in a linkage pivot. wanna say it was made for a cove or an old banshee or kona?
     
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    there was also the bullit swingarm with the pipe too, don't remember who made it though...
     
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    Risse made a pipe that looked like a yellow highlighter and when you pulled off the cap, it was a bowl. I met one of their factory riders from Florida back in the day who had one when he was on vacation on the Maine coast.
     
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    Specialized is doing a pretty good job with their stash compartment
     
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    then again, you need to be stoned to ride some of their shit.
     
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