Changing travel on my 125 RLC

Discussion in 'The Gutter' started by oicdn, Nov 18, 2004.

  1. oicdn

    oicdn Guest

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    I'm reading the manual here...it doesn't look that involved...well, it does, but nothing too bad.

    Anybody have experiance with this? Do I HAVE TO USE Fox Fluid, or can I just use say Finish Line 5wt (what's here in the shop)?

    I'm wanting a more flickable bike, ( http://vpfree.pinkbike.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=79975 ) and before I decide to drop cash on a new frame, I figured I'de give this Hucker a chance by reducing it to 80mm and see how that affects things. Is this a bad idea for street or 100mm be a better idea than 80mm?

    Oh...and TQ specs, are they something to be followed religously, i.e. using a TQ wrench, or is it something I can just tighten till it's "tight"?
     
  2. WhiteRavenKS

    WhiteRavenKS Well-Known Member

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    follow torque specs for the love of god follow them...

    you can use whatever fork oil you want. the fox stuff is good but finish line- its basically the same thing.

    personally i would rather run 100mm than 80 but i dont know how your bike feels, if the process goes well you will know how to do it and you can change it again later if you arent happy with the results.
     

  3. oicdn

    oicdn Guest

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    My bike feels like a slug. I can static 180 on my trials rig, but if I try it on the Devinci, I'm looking at MAYBE 45 degrees. What geometry angles should I be lookin at to get flickable rig? I can get a Steelhead at cost for $126...at that price, I'm thinkin why the hell not try it out even if the drop-outs are jello, I might get lucky and get a good one, LOL!

    Basically, I want a rig I can flick around like my Megamo, but able to manual and have suspension up front....
     
  4. Fast Fashion

    Fast Fashion Youth in Asia?

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    run it at 80. anything above that for street or jumping is retarded. thus why i hate my fork. plus it's a pile of shit.

    my roomate runs his Float R at 70mm.
     
  5. dahouse

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    If you get a moment or a 614, go for a peyto instead, they don'T cost much more.

    And then make it 24" specific geometry. Smaller wheels rock.
     
  6. oicdn

    oicdn Guest

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    What about a Draco Industries frame? Lower standover than a Specialist.....and supposedly the same weight and slightly better geo's...
     
  7. Fast Fashion

    Fast Fashion Youth in Asia?

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    you should get a DMR sidekick.
     
  8. AndyT

    AndyT New Member

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    yeah, i heard ther eis a sweet one for salez.