I´m gonna throw a curve ball and say that hot waxing a chain is pain in the ass but as long as you do 2-3 chains at the time and swap them after 3-4 weeks, it isn´t too bad. Nothing comes close to how long it lasts and how smooth it feels for first couple of rides, and the chain is clean, and I really mean clean like you can touch it wothout your hand getting dirty. Price wise, it isn´t bad at all either. I bought absolute black wax for less than 30 euro and it could very well last me for 10 years(if I stay healthy enough keep riding my bike for that long, hopefully I will). Prepping the new chains is the hardest bit really. But I like to complicate things so I like it so far lol.
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It´s all in the podcast, depresurize the lowers, job done. Proper way to do it is to losen the foot nuts/bolts with deflated and compressed fork, but using zip tie is a possibility if you are lazy. Just make sure that the seals are clean before you shove yip tie through them.
I get what you are saying, but then you can have the opposite situation with someone lucky enough to not have interrupted seat tube, so he can slam the dropper all the way into the frame, BUT cannot run it at full 210mm, with shimming, he doesn´t have to go down to next size that is in this case 180mm, but can easily reduce to 200mm or 190mm. Asking any company to make XX dropper lenghts to suit everybody and every frame out there is not realistic, shimming is the way to give the most adjustability to everyone(even though PNW way of doing this is even better), if you are in between sizes, as you mentioned, 5mm is not something worth loosing sleep over.
Not sure if you are aware, but your one up is 210mm travel one, hence the name two ten on it. Are you sure you want to fork our like 500bucks for extra 3mm?
The flaw in that logic is you are comparing dropper that is optimised to 210mm lowered to 190mm of travel with one that is optimised for 185. Of course it will be longer, just like Bikeyoke 212 would be longer if you shimmed it to 192mm. The bushing overlap was designed for maximum travel setting, not minimal.
Come on, it even says it´s ep4 lol. Like this one a lot more than ep3 too :)
One would say removing pins more often than not adds grip, at least to a point.
If you want more mid stroke you can get 3rd chamber tuning for boxxer as well? Like AWK?
Not really, it´s only when bike physically doesn´t fit into the corner where it becomes a problem regardless of fork.
Owner of Nicolai is also working with pinion and is shareholder as far as I know.
Don´t forget to wrap the stanchions, that´s what counts the most!
Yeah for fox 40 lowering you need to pump her up good bit higher than intended pressure, compress it and while holding it compressed you let some air out. This way piston seal never reaches the EQ dimple. Side benefit is having significantly bigger negative chamber than 200mm setting does.
If you want to use button style bleeders you can get MX style ones for few quids on ebay/aliexpress, it´s standard m5 thread after all :)
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