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2012 upgrades 3 years 2 months ago #40043

I just got my rear shock back from Push Industries! This was #1 on my list of needed upgrades, my rear shock was in desperate need of a rebuild and I needed the standard air can. I also paid a bit extra ($29)to get the Factory Tuning System. After getting some other stuff Push tuned in the past I'm a firm believer in getting my stuff tuned for my weight, style and bike.

I'm also looking at the Sun Ringle Charger Pro wheels and the Shimano XT PD-M785 pedal, anyone here use them? I read that they are really durable and an all around nice pedal.

Now all we need is some consistant cold or warm weather 8-)

Photographic goodness of my pushed RP23
THis is all the stuff that was replaced and changed with the rebuild and factory tune:




Last Edit: 3 years 2 months ago by boogenman.
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Re: 2012 upgrades 3 years 2 months ago #40046

Only $29?
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Re: 2012 upgrades 3 years 2 months ago #40048

$29 more for the Factory Tuning System on top of the $130 for the rebuild.

www.pushindustries.com/2009/index.php?me...e=products&title=FOX RP23&product_id=30

All of the parts(shims and piston) on the left side of the first pic would have stayed inside the shock. The compression shims are all warped from shim fatigue, glad I had the work done.
Last Edit: 3 years 2 months ago by boogenman.
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Re: 2012 upgrades 3 years 1 month ago #40246

The eggbeaters I have been hating since day 1 finally broke and I am thinking about using clipless for at least some of the up coming season. Does anyone have the Shimano XT PD-M785 or PD-M780? I think Richard Cunninham and Mountain bike Action suck balls but during an epiphany I read a review he did about these pedals and liked what I was reading. I am also open to other pedal suggestions other than anything crank Bros.

*Simple design, inexpensive and durable are what I am looking for*

Last Edit: 3 years 1 month ago by boogenman.
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Re: 2012 upgrades 3 years 1 month ago #40248

I currently have theory with regards to the longevity of egg beater pedals, or the lack thereof. I think that the cages are constantly being pushed apart by the act of pedaling and cause the springs to wear out prematurely. Riding in a primarily high-torque single-speed manner probably doesn't help either.

I'm getting a set of candy 3's to test my hypothesis that if there's something there to support my foot other than the cages then they'll actually last a little longer. Will probably help prevent the large gouges in the bottom of my shoes as well. I actually wore through the metal egg beater shoe shields in one season.
Opinions are like pimples, they vary in amount and cover different areas.

There is no or, you're going to lose it.
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Re: 2012 upgrades 3 years 1 month ago #40249

I am not going to test anything with the eggbeaters again. Having the body seperate from the spindle mid ride was enough for me. Not only did they bum pedal leave me riding one footed on a fast section of trail but it also cut my ride and time with Scotto short :)
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