hydraulic bottom out control does the trick as well.. and overall progressivity can be obtained with different shapes of LR curves, bear that in mind.. cheers
en ext storia lok shock is 200 gr heavier than an X2.. mid stroke support I find its always better in coil forks..
at 4.20 I also get altered reality. duh.
I have not tried DVO forks, (I have used lyric, MRP coil, Pike, Fox 36 rc2, etc).. the only thing keeping up with an EXT storia is a FOX 36+push coil conversion.. even with the FIT4 damper, which is not the best, the fork is transformed completely.. nothing can compare to the way coil behaves... luftkappe, MRP ramps, nothing.. This Smashpot its a winner for sure..
with a Schwalbe supergravity upfront, you dont need any more damping... of course there are better front tires for some terrains though...
nice that you mention all the geeky things ... I love to see all the AS-AR-LR-KCBK plots, and tbh I dont know what makes it so special, but the Balance is still the best bike I have ridden... in paper this revel very similar in terms of geo, just slightly longer chaainstay.. same angles...
Yeah, I got one for my tracer and dumped the stupid OEM bolt in my useless parts bin...
you left MRP out.
well, if you are not pedalling that much and plan to go down really steep slippery trails, the magic mary will work... I've used a worn magic mary SG vertstar as rear tire, and it really gives you confidence.. pedalling sucks compared to a minion dhr II 2.3 for comparison... there is a 2.25 magic mary but I believe is the snakeskin version without reinforcement... for me its a nogo in my bike..
these new Folding WT Downhill are probably the go to ..like assegai
I destroyed the industry fitting a boost rear wheel on my 2016 canfield balance... people can rant an hour on the side effects of this (bearing misalignment, stresss etc) bt the truth is, some frames can take it no prob... : )
that M&M can is perfect for some herbal produce
cool pads... what about your zip tied bottle cage man ?
We were joking yesterday on the next big thing being "assisted-Gyms", with "lift the 15 lb dumbell, 75% assistance"...