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    Default 2018 Pike

    http://www.bikeradar.com/au/mtb/gear...st-ride-51192/

    Highlights are boost only, 150g lighter, bigger negative air spring and new damper.

    Hopefully some upcoming bargains on current models.
    I wish my body was as old as my brain thinks it is.

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    Current model + Luftkappe = win!

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    First geo-blocking, now forcing you to run boost. Get Farked RS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boom King View Post
    First geo-blocking, now forcing you to run boost. Get Farked RS!

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    Cockheads...
    They will pay a price.
    I predict a non boost though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boom King View Post
    First geo-blocking, now forcing you to run boost. Get Farked RS!

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    That's how I interpreted the article too. Ostensibly positioning it as a trail fork and trying to differentiate it from the Lyrik. Also forces you to go for the pricier Lyrik if you want more than 140mm on a 29er.
    I wish my body was as old as my brain thinks it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nambra View Post
    That's how I interpreted the article too. Ostensibly positioning it as a trail fork and trying to differentiate it from the Lyrik. Also forces you to go for the pricier Lyrik if you want more than 140mm on a 29er.
    Same as the Fox 34 (max 140 on 29), trying to bridge the weight gap to the direct competition.
    Pike vs 34
    Lyric vs 36

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    I'm assuming Hope are machining boost adapters for their front hubs as we speak...and some whacked out brake mount to fit if required.
    Fuck you SRAM. Stop trying to fuck mountain biking again.

    edit. I've never looked at 110/20mm forks V 100/15mm's to see how it works with same hub. Is the 20mm axle running the brake mount 5mm more inboard?
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    Quote Originally Posted by moorey View Post
    I'm assuming Hope are machining boost adapters for their front hubs as we speak...and some whacked out brake mount to fit if required.
    Fuck you SRAM. Stop trying to fuck mountain biking again.

    edit. I've never looked at 110/20mm forks V 100/15mm's to see how it works with same hub. Is the 20mm axle running the brake mount 5mm more inboard?
    You can already get Hope and DT SWISS adaptors to convert from non boost to boost.

    Yes, it come with a spacer to mount the rotor 5mm outboard.

    Front is easy.... rear 148mm convertors need the wheel re dished.

    https://www.wolftoothcomponents.com/...ts/boostinator

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    Quote Originally Posted by JTmofo View Post
    You can already get Hope and DT SWISS adaptors to convert from non boost to boost.

    Yes, it come with a spacer to mount the rotor 5mm outboard.

    Front is easy.... rear 148mm convertors need the wheel re dished.

    https://www.wolftoothcomponents.com/...ts/boostinator
    Woot for Hope etc. I still hate you, SRAM.
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    Boost is a wank like most of the other " new standards".
    Problem is, from my perspective most of the great innovations in mtbiking have already happened.
    Electronics could be good for gear shifting muddy chains though.
    scarey but cool

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