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vorsprung corset

Feb. 19, 2015, 12:05 p.m.
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sounds pretty cool. i haven't even ridden the shock on my new frame (stock ctd on bronson), and i think i need this. thoughts? some of you may have spent some time on these already…

http://vorsprungsuspension.com/products/vorsprung-corset-air-sleeve

Feb. 19, 2015, 12:55 p.m.
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sounds pretty cool. i haven't even ridden the shock on my new frame (stock ctd on bronson), and i think i need this. thoughts? some of you may have spent some time on these already…

http://vorsprungsuspension.com/products/vorsprung-corset-air-sleeve

That is interesting…. what amazes me is how many after-market mods are available for Fox CTD shocks/forks… you would think that Fox could get the engineering a bit better dialed from their end before guinea-pigging the public. I guess it provides employment for the after-market tuners which is a good thing, but still, come on Fox.

Feb. 19, 2015, 1:02 p.m.
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My last two Fox products were all it took to make me a CCDBA convert.

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Feb. 19, 2015, 5:54 p.m.
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Steve was going to hook us up with one of those to (pre)review, but I dropped the ball… Looks rad!

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

Feb. 19, 2015, 6:27 p.m.
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So it's just a larger volume air can?

I'll stick with the Monarch I think.

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Feb. 19, 2015, 6:36 p.m.
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So it's just a larger volume air can?

https://vorsprung-suspension.myshopify.com/blogs/news/17163160-vorsprung-corset-air-sleeves-the-how-and-the-why

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

Feb. 19, 2015, 7:26 p.m.
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So larger negative spring volume.

It's a DebonAir can for a Fox Then. No doubt well worth trying. Their current shocks can't get any worse.

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- Morgman

Feb. 19, 2015, 8:14 p.m.
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Just saw this also. Any idea how this will work on a Nomad Carbon 2 with Fox DHX Air?

Feb. 19, 2015, 10 p.m.
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i put lots of miles on a prototype last year on my stumpy. i have no association with vorsprung, steve just offered to let me try it after a long chat about what i wish my shock felt like. huge improvement in initial stroke, its super supple off the top, like a coil, so far better traction. much improved mid-stoke support, so the bike was so much zippier in undulating terrain, pumping, cornering, etc. i was running a lot of preload (10-15% sag) and a firm tune before this, to try to gain mid-stoke support, so i was very harsh and traction was very poor. with the can i can run 20% sag and it feels like a totally different bike. its a huge upgrade, highly recommended. in fact, i can't think of a more dramatic upgrade i've made to the bike, including fancy forks.

Feb. 20, 2015, 9:44 a.m.
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Can one install at home, or does it need to be sent in for install ?

Feb. 20, 2015, 10:06 a.m.
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pulling the air can is a pretty straightforward home job.

interesting (just reading the fox service page) - they recommend doing air sleeve maintenance every 8 hrs (!) in wet / muddy conditions. who the hell does that??

http://www.ridefox.com/fox_tech_center/owners_manuals/07/eng/service_intervals.htme

here's the service process:

http://www.ridefox.com/fox_tech_center/owners_manuals/07/eng/rear_shocks/air_sleeve_maintenance.htm

Feb. 20, 2015, 11:26 a.m.
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pulling the air can is a pretty straightforward home job.

interesting (just reading the fox service page) - they recommend doing air sleeve maintenance every 8 hrs (!) in wet / muddy conditions. who the hell does that??

http://www.ridefox.com/fox_tech_center/owners_manuals/07/eng/service_intervals.htme

here's the service process:

http://www.ridefox.com/fox_tech_center/owners_manuals/07/eng/rear_shocks/air_sleeve_maintenance.htm

I probably do mine every 20 or 30 hours. Always clean fluid inside and no signs of dirt. I do my friends shocks too and those are much less frequent and again never any signs of a problem.

Debate? Bikes are made for riding not pushing.

Feb. 20, 2015, 1:59 p.m.
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Good looking product!!! But does a Float X with Corset have any advantages over a Monarch+ Debonair?

Feb. 20, 2015, 4:17 p.m.
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Good looking product!!! But does a Float X with Corset have any advantages over a Monarch+ Debonair?

A whole lot cheaper to buy a Corset if your bike came spec'd with the Fox vs buying a new Debonair.

But I would also like to see the Corset spring curve vs a Debonair.

Feb. 20, 2015, 4:55 p.m.
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Uggh I hate it when bullshit is used to make a product sound better. Saying a coil spring is 100% linear may be true, but when mounted on to a shock it has compression damping which can be used to make any sort of spring rate cure desired.

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