- Jan 16, 2014
- SE Mass
Good call. NX isn't so great. If you hold it in your hands along with GX you can really tell a difference. The Pike is pretty decent, you'd have to spend almost a grand on a FOX to get any noticeable improvement. Be sure to play with the token spacers. It usually comes with two installed and will accept a max of four or five depending on model. They hog up internal volume which will affect the linear/progressiveness of the compression. Most guys run more tokens and less PSI which causes a softer initial travel for small bump compliance (less chattering through corners and less stepping out) with it firming up quickly on bigger hits to avoid bottoming.Budget be damned, I just contacted Evo and went with the GX build instead. I guess the Pike fork is in fact that much better, as are the wheels/rims.
Any of you guys ride Wompatuck with any regularity? Anyone race the landmine classic this year? I'm usually in there a couple of times a week running, but the mtb scene seems to be going very strong. I won't stalk you or make you ride with me or anything weird, just curious.
I used to ride Wompatuck a lot since I worked at the shop that co-promotes the race. It's a strong MTB shop and Wompatuck is the home field. FOW (Friends of Wompatuck) also does a lot for the park and some of the members are serious riders so there's a strong push for mtb advocacy, trail maintenance, fundraising, etc.