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RS Pike 454 for dirt jumping

Sandwich

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Looking at a used RS 454 dual air pike for dirt jumping use. Is this a decent option? Right now I'm riding a hand me down Psylo that works but is undersprung and in need of a firmer spring, fresh seals, and an axle piece I don't have. The pike would hopefully be a more complete unit....but I don't want to shell out cash for something that's not going to be much better.
 

Nick

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behind you, don't wait up.
I have a 454 on my Evil and like it.
I haven't really touched it aside from flipping the gate open/closed depending on where I'm riding.

If the price is right and it isn't obviously trashed it'll be fine.
 

Sandwich

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cool. I just read about a mod for dropping travel via a spacer, so that's cool too, but 4" and firm air pressure should be OK!
 

Sandwich

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sounds good. I'd like to try some shlalom with this bike, but it's kind of a pig.
 

Sandwich

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got it. Have some bushing wear issues but I think I'm going to ignore it and keep my eye out for a cheap new set of uppers.