Coil in Pikes and rear coil shock in Spitfire

Discussion in 'Parts 'n Stuff' started by Flip666, Oct 4, 2017.

  1. Flip666

    Flip666 Likes Dirt

    Got a set of pikes the other day for a hardtail build, and came across a coil changeover kit for pikes.
    Wondering if anyones had any experience with them, any good etc?

    Also have been wondering Wether to change to a coil shock on a Banshee Spitfire.. Anyone done it and does it work well with its suspension design?
    Currently running the ccdb air Cs

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  2. Ideate

    Ideate Senior Member

    Ezkaton liked his coil I think. There's a few Spitfire PYR's running coils on here. Just do it.
  3. moorey

    moorey Isn't flammable.

    About to test a coil on spitty. Just coz. Love the CCDBA on it.
  4. the drizzle

    the drizzle Likes Dirt

    I run a coil on my rune and would never go back to air. It even tracks better on rough techy climbs. Perfectly suited to the suspension design imho

    Do it
  5. Knuckles

    Knuckles Burner

    Yep, CCDB Coil on a Rune too, heaps gooderer than the DBair. Spitty should be exactly the same, as long as you're not worried about the weight penalty.

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  6. Ezkaton

    Ezkaton Eats Squid

    Coil was great on the Spitty.

    Knocked the weight up a fair bit with the steel spring, but the improved small bump compliance and rear wheel tracking was so good.
  7. Flip666

    Flip666 Likes Dirt

    Awesome, now what's good value? And do they need to be tuned internally to bike/rider weight or is the spring the only variable?

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  8. JTmofo

    JTmofo XC Enthusiast

    Spring is only for your preload/sag, much like your air shock air pressure.

    Damper works on the same principal as in an air shock. If you go down the route of a CC DB (even and iL) or DHX2 you will have HSC/LSC and HSR/LSR adjustments available. So unless you are a total sparrow fart or a complete fat bastard, you wont need a custom tune. You will need to set it up to your liking tho.

    FWIW, the CC Coil iL is a great coil choice for a trail bike being relatively light and small. Do youself a favour and fit the OPT bar remote for the climb switch..... Best...thing...ever! PS. but don't bother with the Valt spring in short travel. It weighs the same as the standard springs.
  9. Flip666

    Flip666 Likes Dirt

    Thanks, I'm only 70kg's ringing wet.
    Was thinking the cc inline or db much difference between the 2?
    There is a inline for sale off a reign that could be of interest.

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  10. Flip666

    Flip666 Likes Dirt

    A mate has an enduro with the inline coil with bar mount Cs and absolutely loves it in all aspects.

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  11. rowdyflat

    rowdyflat Likes Bikes and Dirt

    Agree Enduro w coil is a great up grade if the weight doesnt matter.
    Coil fork too no mucking around w shock pumps.
  12. JTmofo

    JTmofo XC Enthusiast

    Anyone tried the TF Tuned pike coil conversion?

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  13. the drizzle

    the drizzle Likes Dirt

    Slighty off topic but a mate got confirmation from cane creek the the helm air fork can be converted to a helm coil using a kit available directly from them in the near future.

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  14. JTmofo

    JTmofo XC Enthusiast

    Helm is now available from cc as a coil fork.

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