Lezyne high volume. Fits in the fanny.
No idea how the industry is doing, sorry.
I do like to watch all the flailing to be second to market with the new trend (first being the one that gets pilloried), but I'm still happy on my 26" aluminium, coil sprung, too short to be rideable, no space for a bottle relic.
Won't be buying a new bike this year.
Posted by: thaaad
Maybe I'm just missing the point. Why don't you want to service your products? Money? You very clearly know that service is recommended on bikes and suspension, you're just willfully being ignorant of it and denying it in this thread. When you buy expensive products it is a given that the labour is very likely costly as well. You must know that.
You brush your teeth don't you? Or do you just wait twenty years and then get root canals and replace them with gold caps? The cost of toothpaste / floss and brushes adds up you know.
Take care of things and they don't degrade / degrade far less. Simple.
I will never understand people that want nice things but don't want to take care of them...
My partner bought a used bike from someone like the OP when her frame cracked, we planned to offset the cost by selling the flash parts on it.
Worn stanchions, seized wheel bearings, rough condition everything made that frame much more expensive than planned...
Ibex is more like a HR2 than a DHF IMHO.
Posted by: RAHrider
Posted by: Angu58
found the dhf exo in maxxgrip.
Thanks for that headsup - picked up two of them. I love chain reaction for tyres. I have a bin full of spare tires at home. I know bike shops would love to sell me them for $129 but how can I not get a bunch of these when I can often get two with CRC for the price of one in my LBS? I have a bunch on Onza tires in the mail I figured I would give a go at $35 a pop.
I've been enjoying the Onza Ibex, it's basically a HR2 with a bigger carcass (one day, Maxxis...) and slightly wider knob spacing.
Depends on the frame progressivity, and if you're happy trading the extra tunability of air for the lower maintenance and different feel of coil.
Assuming the leverage rate of your frame will be OK with coil then try one out to see if you like it. I got a second hand dhx5 super cheap to test. It's not an instant winner, but different, and good to have ready to swap in when the air shock is being serviced.
As RAHrider said, 424. Same reason.
For the first test, I recommend some time on flat grass - practice coming to a complete stop, wait until you start to tip, then clip out. You will fall a few times, but you'll get a feel for fast release before you need it in real use.
(I was given and ignored this advice, my first clipped ride included toppling slowly sideways into a gorse bush).