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How many inches of travel does your fully have?

Softail
0 (0%)
3" or less
0 (0%)
4"
10 (66.7%)
5"
4 (26.7%)
6"
1 (6.7%)
7" +
0 (0%)

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Travel survey for full suspension riders
« on: June 20, 2007, 09:29:03 PM »
Travel survey for full suspension riders.  After you vote could you also post bike make / model.  Type of suspension if you know it e.g. single pivot (high / low, forward / rear), Faux Bar, Horst, DW link etc.  Air or coil shock.  Leverage ratio if you know it.  Rising falling rate if you know it.  Any other info you want to add  ;D  I am doing this for my own edification and realize this will not be a scientific poll.

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Re: Travel survey for full suspension riders
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2007, 10:12:17 PM »
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Re: Travel survey for full suspension riders
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2007, 10:18:02 PM »
ahh crap. I have both types of bikes.

My Rush has 110mm, but I also have a Caffeine HT and a 1FG SS. I just like to ride.
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Re: Travel survey for full suspension riders
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2007, 11:50:30 PM »
The poll was only for full-squish, so I went with 4". My Rush has 110mm front and rear. Lefty and Fox SP3.
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Re: Travel survey for full suspension riders
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2007, 07:20:28 AM »
Ellsworth Truth
   Horst Link ??? (the one that was patented and everyone else had to wait before they could copy it)
   Asymetrical rear triangle
   ICT Engineering
   Fox F100 RL (with the pretty, blue accent colors)
   Fox Float R rear shock engineered by Fox specifically for the Truth (why don't they do this for other bikes? Because the Truth matters!!!!)
         Yeah Donkey!!!!!
   
      Some of the things stated here may be not be 100% accurate
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Re: Travel survey for full suspension riders
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2007, 07:32:34 AM »

   Fox Float R rear shock engineered by Fox specifically for the Truth (why don't they do this for other bikes? Because the Truth matters!!!!)
         Yeah Donkey!!!!!
   
      Some of the things stated here may be not be 100% accurate

they do this for santa cruz (the other perfect bike with a VPP that others either license from santa cruz or wish they had)

fox float 32 up front (soon to be pushed by push industries)

fox dhx air (engineered for VPP exclusively by really smart guys with engineering degrees and pocket protectors and probably a slide ruler)   

140mm of travel up front and in back (but no pedal bob or brake dipping becuase the VPP is pretty fancy)  no need to even turn the pro pedal feature on


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Re: Travel survey for full suspension riders
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2007, 08:24:00 AM »
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Re: Travel survey for full suspension riders
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2007, 09:40:49 AM »
Bike : 2005 Giant Reign 3 with over 2K in upgrades.. LOL
Suspension : 4 Point Maestro
Shock:  2006 Fox RP23
Fork: 2005 Manitou piece of crack Splice  << ON market for a older FOX RLC

6 inch of travel but probably more like 5 and I doubth I ever used it all.

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Re: Travel survey for full suspension riders
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2007, 11:37:59 AM »
Bike : 2005 Giant Reign 3 with over 2K in upgrades.. LOL
Suspension : 4 Point Maestro
Shock:  2006 Fox RP23
Fork: 2005 Manitou piece of crack Splice  << ON market for a older FOX RLC

6 inch of travel but probably more like 5 and I doubth I ever used it all.

you should talk with Beercan, Marcel.. He has a FOX Fork that he used on the Titus he wants to sell..

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Re: Travel survey for full suspension riders
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2007, 10:45:01 PM »
ok i am gonna throw this one out there... i want a full suspension bike... i will always have both a hardtail and a f/s but why the heck do you need more than 4 inches of travel..

i can see if your doing some freeriding or all mountain stuff.. but truth is 4 inches performs the same way 5 inches does if your 250 or 150.. if  you have quality suspension..

so i guess my question is this.. i am looking to build a high end f/s that i can race.. that is light.. around 22 or 23 lbs.. yeah it will probably have v brakes lol.. but which frame?? 

i love the way the truth looks.. i want the pink "breast cancer" model there making.. i think that bike is the cats ass!!  *thats a good thing*  be like Travis Brown racing a pink bike!!! LOL..

so what do you guys think?

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Re: Travel survey for full suspension riders
« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2007, 10:57:46 PM »
Well if you are looking for a new FS if you don't mind buying it built the new Gary Fischer Hi Fi Carbon Pro claims 23.3lbs on a medium frame with disk brakes.
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Re: Travel survey for full suspension riders
« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2007, 11:29:11 PM »
ok i am gonna throw this one out there... i want a full suspension bike... i will always have both a hardtail and a f/s but why the heck do you need more than 4 inches of travel..

i can see if your doing some freeriding or all mountain stuff.. but truth is 4 inches performs the same way 5 inches does if your 250 or 150.. if  you have quality suspension..

so i guess my question is this.. i am looking to build a high end f/s that i can race.. that is light.. around 22 or 23 lbs.. yeah it will probably have v brakes lol.. but which frame?? 

i love the way the truth looks.. i want the pink "breast cancer" model there making.. i think that bike is the cats ass!!  *thats a good thing*  be like Travis Brown racing a pink bike!!! LOL..

so what do you guys think?

-bob :)

I've been thinking the same thing. I have a Rush with 110mm, but I saw an Epiphany a few weekends ago and fell in love. But I also take trips up to NC and north GA where that extra travel could be very handy. ;)
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Re: Travel survey for full suspension riders
« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2007, 11:47:04 PM »
You don't need more than 100mm of travel.  In fact I believe many racers still lean towards 80mm, except for some really gnarly drops type trails.  V-brakes certainly keep the weight down.  Disc add about 3/4 to a pound of weight to each wheel.  Spinning weight is where weight loss should start.  As far as frame to choose - pretty much all of the top dogs are a good choice.  To stay in the bike business they have to be competitive with what they offer and stand behind.  So, you look for the geometry that fits you and the weight you're looking for.  I prefer rear suspension that kind of rocks front to back instead if up and down.  Fuels suspension for instance is the up and down motion where as Gary Fishers (Trek is parent company) have front to back suspension.  Balancing out the front and rear suspension makes for better handling on the technical stuff.  That's what I love about my Sugar - the Sybil Bowlink allows me change from short to long travel in the back.  (2.25" to 4")
Giant has a great choice for suspension with the Maestro technology.  Very smooth energy efficient pedalling.

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Re: Travel survey for full suspension riders
« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2007, 08:52:20 PM »
I've used all 110mm of travel on my Rush quite a few times. I even pump the front shock up for the recomended weight of a rider 20#s heavier than me. Santos' Vortex Pit is simply too much fun ;D
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