I also had a MoCo Revelation that came in 130 on my Ragley Piglet. Similarly felt the need to switch it out. After looking at all the options I just swapped out the damper to a charger 2.1 and "upgraded" to the new properly designed debonair spring. I have been surprised how much this has improved the ride without increasing travel. Might be worth checking out if you still have the revelation and want to put it to use again. Mods required less than $300 (USD) and an hour in the garage if you know what you are doing (longer for me).
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Beautiful bike! Love the mix and match variety with the components.
One thing I'm curious about is the rear suspension. Seems like with all the advanced designs available, a fairly standard linkage driven single pivot would be the least favorable option, yet people love commencals and marins (and some konas) that have them. Is the shock that good at making up for some of the less than desirable single pivot attributes? Is it because it's bordering high pivot territory? or am I missing something else entirely?
I've been exclusive with odi longneck for years. Thanks to your advice on the wire technique, I've switched back to the push on version for better feel, length, and price. Haven't even needed glue in the first year with this approach, but I did a pretty serious job with the wire.
Great review. One thing that might be worth noting for reference point on your durability findings is the casing on the dhr2 you were using prior to switching and adding inserts.
Also love Remy's videos. Even after you've seen a few and know what to expect, they continue to be impressive.
Obviously the dude is about as skilled as they come, but is it just me, or does it seem like many of his edits seem to subtlety yet intentionally emphasise that he's the better rider?
What fork travel would you go with for a mullet Spitfire, Kenny?
Don't think I'll ever be riding a dual crown, but this was a great read. Hope to see more articles from you, Ryan.
Great write up! I have been on a V2 spitfire since 2014 and have liked it enough that my next bike will also likely be a Banshee. Really interested to hear more about the mullet discussion between the 27.5 and 29 options, since I would like to try mullet on the next rig. I prefer shorter chainstays (at least I think I do) for the tighter and (unfortunately) often slower riding where I currently live on Lake Superior's North shore, so all things equal I'd be more likely to go with another Spitfire than the Prime.. though I wouldn't want to have to drop to less than a 150mm fork in order to come up with functional geo.
Vaults were my fav, but kept breaking them. Have yet to try these, the convex thing didn't make sense to me, so it was nice to get the explanation here
Would be interested to hear how you guys would compare the hangover to your beloved blackburn dayblazer 1100
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