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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by Kntr, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. Kntr

    Kntr Turbo Monkey

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    Is anyone running one yet? How do they feel compared to a coil? I wanna put one on my Intense SS1 or PUSH the DHX. The bigger air canister for the VPP sounds pretty good. Anyone?
     

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  2. Jeremy R

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    Here is a picture review:




    2 :thumb:s up!

    Ha, no seriously, I love it on the 66. You can tune it to feel however you want it to it feel. The one I am running is the stock shock with the high flow inner can (all stock ones come like this now.) It is a progressive shock, but I can tune it to use full travel. With this shock, you can always set it up to be perfect. It is very sensitive to air pressure changes for sure. No more being stuck between a 50# pound difference on a coil spring. Before I got this shock, I had no desire to get one for my DH bike. The weight savings did not appeal to me to be worth it. But after riding one now for a while, I would love to have one for my dh rig as well. Being able to dial it in just right has me hooked.
     
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    From what I gather there are 3 cans. Smaller can only for a few OEM frames, regular can you call higher flow (volume) and XV for bikes that need a linear shock.
     
  4. Jeremy R

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    Yeah, that is how I understand it as well. All regular shocks come with the higher flow inner air can now.
     
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    Jeremy, what bike are you running it on?
     
  6. Jeremy R

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    The yeti sb66 carbon. I have not been able to run it on a bike that I have run a coil shock on, so I can't make a back to back comparison there.
     
  7. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    theres already about a half dozen threads about the db air.

    with that being said, i love mine. its lighter and feels just the same as the coil (with the obvious progressiveness.) im still waiting on the XV can for my M9
     
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    Come to Colorado, we just got in a bunch to use as demo shocks.....
     
  9. Mr Nug

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    I've been running one on my V10 for a few months now. I've got the high flow inner can and get within 2mm of full travel so no worries there. I'm running 30% sag with 4 small volume spacers in to stop the shock blowing through mid travel.

    The small bump compliance isn't quite as buttery as the coil but is very close and fully open is still noticeably better than a stock RC4 for example. I'm not sure if it's just my shock but there's a distinct notch at the top of the stroke which is obvious in the car park but not on the trail. Maybe this will get smoother when it's had some more bedding in time.

    Overall I'm pleased with the shock and would have it again over a coil. The advantage of being able to tune the spring rate trumps any other minor faults it has IMO
     
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    That "notch" feel is normal, it's the switch from the equalization between the negative and positive chambers to just the positive chamber.....
     
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    As yes I meant to mention that. It's very obvious though - on a few occasions I've thought my cranks were loose because of it.
     
  12. profro

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    I feel the notch too. It catches me off guard and I think my shock suddenly lost a bunch of pressure. I only feel it when I weight the saddle not in motion.
     
  13. Kntr

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    Is it worth it? My coil DHX needs a rebuild. Im either going to send it to PUSH or get a CCDB air..
     
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    Yes it is
     
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    It really is a DBcoil in an air package. With the notch feeling aside it feels exactly like my coil version.
     
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    any in 875x275...just got the first zerode G-2 in the US and want to test out fitment... You coming out to Sea Girbel Mike?
     
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    Not headed for lake rodent.... We opted out of the air model in the 8.75, so only have a coil in that size.... On the Zerode, it looks like that link may be a little close on the air, but hard to tell just from pictures. Are you going to be out this way at all soon?
     
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    It clears Rob has had one for about a month now. I am expecting mine on Monday or Tuesday it will be on the G2 to test and see how we like!
     
  19. Kntr

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    What about on a G1?
     
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