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LTrumpore

Lives in: Taipei, TWN

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Liked a comment on the item Tune Suspension Like a Pro - Motion Instruments Data Acquisition Review 7/17/2020 4:45 PM

Yeah, but then you have to decide which tread to zip on or off. Decisions.

Added a comment about product review Tune Suspension Like a Pro - Motion Instruments Data Acquisition Review 7/16/2020 9:57 PM
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I think there's a place for timing, particularly for DH racers, but I'd also hesitate to put too much stock in that alone, or really at all on a trail/enduro bike. For non-racers time might not be a factor at all if the goal is a more comfortable, controlled, balanced feeling setup. And for enduro racers I can speak from my own experience last year using a DAQ system to optimize the setup on my 2 minutes bike park tracks. Sure, I shaved a bunch of time and the bike felt great on a hot lap but the challenge comes in trying to ride that same setup on a 6-12 minute enduro stage, semi-blind, at the end of a 5 hour day. Even the settings published in this article are more firm than what I raced on a few weeks later which is why I specifically used the MIQ system to find a softer setup for racing. On the clock going full gas at the bike park it might have been a bit slower, but no doubt over the course of several long stages of racing it would be faster and far less fatiguing.

If anyone's curious how that differs from the slightly firmer setup:
Fork 80psi, 1.5 spacers, 11 LSC, 7 HSC, 9 LSR, 8 HSR
Shock 162 psi, 2 spacer, 16 LSC, 8 HSC, 16 LSR, 8 HSR

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Added a comment about product review Tune Suspension Like a Pro - Motion Instruments Data Acquisition Review 7/16/2020 6:43 AM
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It might not have been clear from the video, but this was never intended to be a play-by-play account of the first 4 weeks testing with Motion IQ and the various changes we ran through. I'm sure there is an audience for that out there somewhere, but it's likely to be quite small. With the volume of data this system produces we decided it best to focus on a few of the key features of the system, how to read the respective data, and how we translated this into adjustments on the bike. Because this is a product review first and foremost, we tried to present it as such which comes at the expense of condensing the other half of the story.

'Just to make sure I have this right, it showed you to open up the chamber of your fork and speed your rebound out back, right?'

No, not at all. That's one particular data point from one or two runs at a bike park after a few weeks getting a base setting on my home trails. Much the same as you would do when using any DAQ for racing to fine tune settings from one venue to the next. I'm sure you've watched some of the 'Dialed' series and this is what most of the head scratching is about; small adjustments to address specific handling characteristics due to changes in terrain, speed, temperature, weather, confidence, etc.

'Hell, I could attach a gopro and watch my suspension and learn many of the same things you learned here...'

Having done just that for quite a few years, yes it's helpful if things are way out of wack enough to see them visually, but if I showed you the GoPro clips from these sessions and told you to line each up with it's respective data set you wouldn't be able to discern any visual difference. In part, that's because there's a point where we may just be splitting hairs but I'd argue that's exactly for what (and for whom) this sort of technology is intended.

If you're more interested in the depth and breadth of Motion IQ beyond what we go into here, I'd highly recommend the 40 minute 'deep dive' video from MI that's linked in the article. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUrhA3kS3eU

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Added a comment about video Is Your Suspension Dialed? FOX Teaches You How to Get It Done 6/5/2020 11:46 AM

If I had to guess, I'd say he's reinstalling the damper cartridge and filling the leg oil from the top rather than the bottoms so he doesn't have to take the bike out of the stand and flip it over.

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Liked a comment on the item Media Squid Sending - Vital RAW with Lee Trumpore 5/21/2020 1:10 AM

Don't you people have homes?

Liked a comment on the item Media Squid Sending - Vital RAW with Lee Trumpore 5/20/2020 10:40 AM

Queue the Caddyshack scene - Well.....we're waiting....

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Updated bike check Yeti SB150 Custom 5/20/2020 9:22 AM
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Added a comment about video Dialed: Setting Up Kaos Seagrave's Suspension 4/3/2020 5:35 AM

Sound like the new X2 has a tighter range of adjustment or slightly bigger steps between them. 8H/16L on rebound and 10H/18L compression give or take a click or two. The current X2 is 23 or 24 for everything. Neat.

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Added a comment about video Two-Minute MTB Fork Service with Lee Trumpore 3/13/2020 11:40 AM

Now that the usual pearl-clutchers have weighed in about crush washers and the dangers of lubricating with lubricants how about give it a go and report back how it went (crazy idea, I know). Let Spomer and I know if we get to stay off the kill list for another year.

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Added reply in a thread 2020 MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 3/13/2020 8:57 AM

Quick show of hands, who wants to go for a ride with the guys who has to turn his bike upside down on every climb? 80% of a full service in terms of what? Time, no. Materials, no. Set up/clean up, no. But like I said, you've clearly missed the point. ... more ยป

Added reply in a thread All Things Suspension Tech 3/13/2020 7:38 AM

Every higher end Rockshox rear shock for the past 5 or 6 years, both air and coil. They call it 'countermeasure.'

Added a comment to LTrumpore's bike check 3/13/2020 2:16 AM
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Some paint stripper gel from the hardware store and some scraping to get most of the original finish off, a rotary sander to remove the rest and give it a bit of a rough shine, but not so far as to polish it. The back side of the arch is actually painted silver to match rather than trying to get all the red paint out of the honeycomb sections. Finished off with a few layers of urethane clear coat.

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Liked a comment on the item Two-Minute MTB Fork Service with Lee Trumpore 3/13/2020 1:52 AM

I just once want someone to show how to change out fork oil in the dark on a cold winter evening on the front porch(that the missus is still pissed about all the chain lube drips being on) with the wrong tools and stuff falling between the slats into the leaves underneath and...more

Added a comment about video Two-Minute MTB Fork Service with Lee Trumpore 3/13/2020 1:42 AM

Bingo. Turning a bike upside down is good idea too, but can take a while or not really flow too well past the bushings especially if its cold. Notice in the video no oil comes out when I purposely lifted the seal past the stanchion? That's not because there isn't any in there, this fork is maybe 5 rides in to a rebuild, it just hasn't made in that far even after being upside down for about 10 minutes while shooting.

Don't care for it, have your own routine, prefer to leave service to your shop, don't regularly clean/lube the lowers already, then feel free to disregard this. But, I should add I learned it from a suspension tech who will remain nameless back in the early years of the EWS when sites were remote and race support, service, and supplies were far more limited than they are now. When you have to work several weeks out of a suitcase in tiny european hotel rooms or the back of a rental car in field somewhere, you have to get creative sometimes.

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