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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by troy, Jul 27, 2017.
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Is that a threaded on seal retainer, or did they just machine slots into the leg to catch dirt and be annoying?
Feel like I might need these for my build, new Bos stuff seems to get a good rep these days too.
I need at least 12 pinch bolts, minimum.
Just not gonna do it.
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You posting from Australia?
looks like both the dust wiper retainer and seal retainer are threaded on. whatever they are, they certainly look like 3 different pieces.
IDK but judging by 2 crowns that they have shown (the lower one with 3 bolts per side, and the upper one with 2 bolts - seen in the photo with the air cap) my guess would be it is a dh fork with 200mm of travel minimum.
How many shims does it have? Can it hold more of them than a standard design?
Can we buy aftermarket parts for it yet to make it work properly/betterer?
No, and no spare parts from BOS either...ever!
Not sure if troy is joking but I'm pretty sure that's a moto fork.
It's the only place flexbucket inverts belong anyway, where you can add enough weight to make them remotely stiff enough in torsion.
Nah man, it's a dh fork. It will be shown at the Eurobike this year, so quite soon.
yea but you can buy this right now:
It has two bolts less in each crown. How lame is that?
yea but i bet BOS doesn't list "Very good quality" in their marketing.
the leg spacing in the first pic is too close for a motorcycle...
"the legendary USD-8 is downright fast"
i wonder if they tested it in the Yeti speed trap...
Can boss shocks ride great but is thereva company servicing them in the United States?
Yeah, but the name "Volcano" don't come from nothing. It just waiting to explode. @norbar had one back in the days IIRC
plz see my signature. thank.
I just hope it has 39mm stanchions, 37mm was such a great idea it's the only logical place to go.
In europe you can get BOS spare parts now. There are more service centers now aswell.
Seems like the Idylle won't be continued. The new fork is already listed on their MTB website. The Idylle not anymore.
Just when they seemed to be getting good...
Oh well, no big loss.
More USD forks would be great.
Be honest - none of you goobers on here are racing WC's, and if you're actually trying to justify that the bit of flex in a fork is affecting your cornering or line choices, AND you can identify that as the cause over things like damping, chassis bind, or differences in offset, well......I don't believe you. At all. And nobody else should either.
Only way you could pinpoint that is to get two forks with the same guts, same bushing clearances and overlap, and same offset, and run the same course. Pretty certain that nobody on here has had that opportunity.
But it's a known and proven fact the USD forks are typically more comfortable since their chassis aren't as prone to binding. So, take the all-day lift-riding comfort and enjoy it.
Unless of course it's keeping you from that top step of the next WC round. In which case disregard all of this.
Some of us have run quite a few inverted forks in our time, from single crown to dual crown. Bottom line, it takes a lot more money, time, exotic engineering or materials, to make an inverted fork stiff enough for mtb. Not impossible, but put that time and $$$ into a right-side up and you'll end up with a superior chassis every day and sunday. The problem with that chassis binding claim is that sure, the uppers are generally bigger and as the fork slides into it, they reinforce the fork against bending forces, but you can get the same by going to bigger stanchions with a non-inverted fork, and since your inverted fork has to weigh more to make up for the lack of torsional rigidity, you don't come out ahead, a Fox 40 will be lighter and stiffer.
PSP....... Is dat you brah?
I had one in 2003 because it was 600$ back then when most other forks were 2000$. Thanks to my father being an active mechanic at the time the fork worked well but it was heavily modified. I don't remember the specifics since I was 16 at the time but using parts from other suspension companies (and maybe drilling. I remember he modified the damper itself). Brand new it was meh at best but it could be made to work and 4.3kg fork wasn't heavy in 2003. The only problem I had is after some fat guy bounced around on my bike in the parking lot the fork piston decided to leave the leg mid run. I guess it was designed only for people who were sub 60kg as I was back then.
@troy @Udi there is a bigger problem with this than it being USD. French customer support. I'd rather experience German Sex, Humor and cuisine at the same time.
Oh look, It's this thread again...
It's about a 3 year cycle, then someone gets the idea again that it's the best thing ever and going to revolutionize the industry. We are due for a new Dorado about now.
air or coil sprung?
Dorado shcmado, you guys should go feel the torsional stiffness of a white brothers groove inverted. Those things must have bushings up the entire length of the legs. They were legitimately stiff. Not just just 'stiff for an inverted fork'
Of course they weigh like 9lbs but that just means you can strap fewer lead weights to your bike to keep chris porter happy.
Just ditch the procore.
How stiff were Avy USD 7.5?
I guarantee you I'm WAY more stiff having just read the "A" word...
So stiff you had to loosen the crowns after a bad crash to straighten it if I recall.
The other advantage about inverted is that it's far simpler to make when all you have is a CNC machine.