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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by SuspectDevice, Nov 7, 2005.

  1. SuspectDevice

    SuspectDevice Turbo Monkey

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    My new job (building electric recumbents) has given me access to some fun toys, and a little bit of spare spending money... I just made a big investment in Fast-Times by ordering up a Shock-Clock from racetech.

    http://www.racetech.com/SubMenu.asp?cMenu=11&c=Yes&cSubMenu=94&showPage=da

    I'm always looking for new and expensive ways to take the fun out of riding bikes in dirt, and I think I've outdone myself!

    Honestly though I've been cracking more and more shocks open for people over the last season, and I felt sick of guessing whether or not the changes I was making are effective. Racetech is a swell company to deal with, so I emplore all you geeks out there to run out and give them some cash if you want to actually see if your suspension works...
     
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  2. Red Bull

    Red Bull Turbo Monkey

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    And why does this not surprise me? :thumb:
     
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  3. skinny mike

    skinny mike Turbo Monkey

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    thats pretty cool man. are you just going to use it to see how well your repairs are doing or will you be making your own fancy shock parts to make them work even better?
     
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  4. dhmtbj

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    sweetness :thumb:
     
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  5. dexter

    dexter Turbo Monkey

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    sickness bro
     
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  6. downhilldemon

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    Where do you live? Is this a trick Question?
    you spent alot of money, hopefully it works for you!!!!
     
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  7. Bicyclist

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    What exactly does it record?
     
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  8. Mumbles

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    it's good to see you're still a huge nerd :D

    next time i'm home we should get some grub and catch up, i havent talked to you in forever.
     
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  9. ÆX

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    this is one of those thing that doesn't cross over to dh bikes.

    the suspension on a DH bike has a completely different setup

    to a MX bike. i can't see they could do it any good.

    a good setup comes to the style rider you are knowing

    what those knobs do on your shocks/springs and the

    quality of your shocks.
     
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  10. renegade999

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    waste of money
     
  11. SuspectDevice

    SuspectDevice Turbo Monkey

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    Optimal settings, especially settings for entirely disparate tracks vary widely from rider to rider, and bike to bike. The idea is to be able to work individually with my atheletes to make sure that their setups make sense. You combine telemetry with timing ( I already have a very nice timing setup, that I never use) and thorough record keeping and you get closer and closer to making the most out of the bike/rider combination.

    A good tuner can go by feel and experience, but even really thorough and analytic geeks can do the wrong things, or the right things for the wrong reasons.

    I'm not worried about the cost, as I think it will pay for itself in less than a season.
     
  12. narlus

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    from that lucrative NORBA purse, eh? :D