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NSMB - 2015 – Mountain Bike Thread (full suspension)

Jan. 21, 2015, 9:01 a.m.
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Frame: 2015 S-Works Carbon Enduro
Shock: CCDB Inline
Headset: FSA
Fork: Fox 36 Float 29 170 RC2
Stem: Point1 - 50mm
Grips: Lizard Skin
Seat: Syncros Carbon
Seatpost: something carbon
Cranks: RF Next SL with RF 32T
Shifter: X9
Derailleur: X9
Cassette: XG-1099 10 speed
Chain: SRAM
Brakes: XO Trails 180/180mm
Wheels: Front -LB 35mm Carbon / Rear -Stans Flow-EX (Novatec hubs on both)
Tires: 2.4 Mavic Charge/Specialized Purgatory Grid tubeless
Pedals: Point1 Podium 2's

Haven't officially weighed it, but feels around 27ish.

SHout out to Dave at BicycleHub and James at SuspensionWerx for the help.


Jan. 21, 2015, 9:29 a.m.
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I looked hard for a Process 134, but eventually gave up. Where'd you pick it up?

I just bought a Trance SX few days ago, better spec but the geo on that Kona is perfection.

Secondhand, off Pinkbike. The original owner did an awesome job with the build.

I agree, the geometry is ideal. I got a Kona Taro hardtail last year, which made my previous AM bike just feel wrong. I was hoping to replicate the fit and feel, and the 134 accomplishes that.

Jan. 21, 2015, 2:18 p.m.
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2015 Transition Suppressor

Quoting this pic as it was sitting in the mod queue for a few days.

Jan. 21, 2015, 5:09 p.m.
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2015 Transition Suppressor

why'd you go with a lyrik over a pike matt?

"Nobody really gives a shit that you don't like the thing that you have no firsthand experience with." Dave

Jan. 21, 2015, 7:05 p.m.
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why'd you go with a lyrik over a pike matt?

Quoted from PB.

I thought long and hard about that one. Lyrik is 170mm travel, a bit taller, and stiffer. I do quite like the more travel and height. I doubt I would find the Pike "too flexy" to do the things I do, but I know from personal experience that the Lyrik can withstand everything I can throw at it in 2 years of riding. I might find I "use up" a Pike in that time. I'm going for long-term huck-gnar-smash-KOM-hunting with this build.

Shed head!

Jan. 21, 2015, 9:38 p.m.
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the Lyrik was the first part i swapped out on my bike , that Suppressor is sweet looking what size is it ?


Jan. 22, 2015, 3:33 p.m.
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what size is it ?


Jan. 23, 2015, 1:03 a.m.
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I have a 160mm solo air Pike on my Enduro and a 170mm coil rc2dh Lyrik on my freeride bike.

I can't really decide which fork I like better.
The Lyrik is a lot heavier and more supple in really rowdy stuff, but at the same time, the Pike feels smoother on smaller stuff and is really light and stiff enough for a lot of stuff.

The Lyrik did hold up great through a full bike park season, don't know how well the pike would take that.

I think it's definitely time for rock shox to update the Lyrik to charger and the other good stuff.

20mm Pike with a bit more weight and stiffness and 170mm. I'd be in…

Lovely red bike btw @nsbs

Jan. 23, 2015, 8:02 a.m.
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Beauty bike.

and because Lyrik.

Jan. 23, 2015, 9:12 a.m.
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Jan. 23, 2015, 9:17 a.m.
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Jan. 23, 2015, 12:18 p.m.
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have service intervals been improved on the new 36? they do seem pretty nice

WTB Frequency i23 rim, 650b NEW - $40

Jan. 23, 2015, 12:29 p.m.
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have service intervals been improved on the new 36? they do seem pretty nice

has anyone bought one yet? i'm curious about an upgrade for the ones i have now from 2011. how much are the new ones selling for? anything less than a new stand-alone pike would be great.

"You know what's wrong with Vancouver? You can't pee off of your own balcony without getting in trouble"
- Phil Gordon

Jan. 23, 2015, 1:17 p.m.
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Lyrik [HTML_REMOVED] Pike [HTML_REMOVED] New Fox 36 [HTML_REMOVED] Marz 55 / 350


Jan. 23, 2015, 2:26 p.m.
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Is this from real-world long(ish) term testing on all three of these forks? Or is it based on paper and interwebz raves/rants?

Just curious. I like what I've read about the Pike for sure and the charger damper. But the last version of the Lyrik is a really rewarding fork with pretty good small hit compliance and big hit capacity despite not have the latest tech. It's also a proven workhorse in a robust body.

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