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ElevenSix , 1st ride impressions
Its predictable, climbs great and the traction has made me faster on day one, at least that's how it felt behind the controls. Strava (LOL x2) says so as well, I leapfrogged a few spots yesterday which is a good endorsement for the shocks virgin ride.
Ive had to slightly adjust my rider position for climbs but it ascends as good as the CCDB Air CS/CC Inline, maybe better, time will tell. Sitting down , pedalling up did feel extra comfortable , almost like I was wearing 2 Chamois.
Im encouraged to Push my downhill speeds even faster, but I will need to adjust my fork. I will recheck its sag etc. before the next ride. I may need to speed up the forks rebound as it may not be faster than the ElevenSix and or add another click of high or low speed compression .or I may just need to adjust to the coil feel and slightly change my "attack position, again…. time will tell.
I was a little worried that it may not jump well in the DH setting (which is the only setting Ive used so far for downs) but it killed it, in fact the ElevenSix offers a way more natural feeling throughout the whole jump and landing process. The Shock ramps up nicely in and out of high speed berms and again immediately into big jumps and then springs out with some very comfortable and predictable boost. Actually the Senders felt better than ever, so predictable that I was able to incorporate some flare into every jump.
Also When you need to hit the gas on flat or slightly uphill terrain, the shock pedals really well in the open position.
Lots more riding to be done.