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Who makes a better bumper?

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by DirtEveryDay, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. DirtEveryDay

    DirtEveryDay Turbo Monkey

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    Back on a dual crown again for the first time in a long time. Just occurred to me how much I despised the stock fork-to-frame bumpers. Who makes a better version, anyone? I'm not even sure what the "technical" name is for em, but they suck. I think I just stuck some furniture sliders on the side of my old Demo 8's TT when I had it, but had to replace them fairly often, and they weren't quite enough.
     

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    What do you find wrong with them?
     
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    Parking lot turning radius.
     
  4. William42

    William42 fork ways

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    any important part of any good performance test. that, and bouncing up and down on the bike to determine if "the suspension is any good"
     
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    Ah, nothing in particular, just everything in general. I don't like the "directional" design, for one, want something more like a doughnut than an egg. I also don't like how they slip down, slide around and occasionally break.
    I remember someone( I THOUGHT it was LizardSkins, but apparently not)once made some decent ones that were the same diameter all the way around.
    I'm looking for some right now cuz the 05 Boxxer I just picked up is lacking them. Gonna yank the ones off my WC for it and then upgrade to new ones for the WC.
     
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    William42 fork ways

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    edit: this post was entirely unhelpful. probably.
     
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    haha, no sweat man, apparently I'm the only one with an issue with them!
     
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    I've never seen any that weren't directional.
    My tip is to put a TIGHT ziptie around them. This keeps them from moving which sounds like the root of some of your beefs.
     
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    I've done the ziptie thing, and it did work for the most part, but I think the problem to begin with is that I push up a lot of stuff and while shoving and throwing the bike up hills/cliffs, the bumpers get moved. I remember getting lots of scrapes and annoying cuts from them. Like everywhere somehow!
    And yeah, I'm being a bitch right now... ;(
     
  10. DirtyMike

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    Lizardskins used to make a set that was perfectly round, havent seen them in quite some time. If it bothers you that much.... Make some. Some foam insulation, some black tape and your in business. That or maybe some old peices of tires and zip ties work well, but are a little ugly.
     
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    see the zip tie thread
     
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    clean your stantions, take some electrical tape and put a couple of wraps on the stantion then turn it over a put a couple wraps sticky side out. Slide the bumper down over the tape and it will not move around.
     
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    Handlebar grips. Old School Ourys will slide on with a compressor and soapy water.
     
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    a piece of small diameter hose and a ziptie works for me.
     
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    There we go...stylish, functional, and comes in many flavors!

    I was also thinking a section of foam pipe insulation with a length of tube slipped over it.
    I've done the grip thing, but only with old lock-ons and zipties again.
     
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    Bahahaha! JUST saw this....
    And yeah, I remember the tire thing as well. I thought I'd FINALLY found a use for Nokians!
     
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    The Fox 40 bumpers move around too. I put some old Boxxer bumpers on to replace them and had no problems since...

    No help to you, just sayin'.
     
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    Never thought of that, I like it. On that note, I gues syou could always use some bar wrap as well. Works great for chainstays....
     
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    There is nothing wrong with the stock Boxxer bumpers. Provided you don't get any lubricant on them they will stay wherever you position them.
     
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    But like I said, I'm in need of a few. Seems like a big hassle to call up RS for some bumpers...
    But I did notice that seemed a little more snug than Zocchi ones.
    I'm liking the grip idea. Full coverage, no worries at all about them moving, and even with a thicker grip I can get a few more degrees in radius.
     
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    Plus, you can have the carpet match the drapes.

     
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    I don't know what you're talkin bout but none of those match my pubes.
     
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    Our bad!:lighten:


    :monkeydance::monkeydance::monkeydance::monkeydance:
     
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    Hahahahahaha......
     
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    Hell, I might just dye my pubes purple to match those grips...