Thanks so much. If you don't mind I have a couple more questions when you have time.
What is your weight, and height with riding gear and what size Kenevo are you running?
Is the 500 lb spring on your storia providing the correct sag percent and what is that percent please?
What is your preferred cockpit set up with stem length, rise and bar things like that?
Thanks I appreciate the detailed response. I am about 5'11" and I weigh about 195 all geared up. I'll report back once I get a basic 29er set up on my Kenevo.I am 5'10 and around 195lbs geared up. Running an S3. With the 500lbs spring sag is around 28-30%. A second spring (550lb) came for free with the shock. So when riding with a heavy backpack I still have the option to switch to the harder spring (although never used it so far).
Cockpit setup is extremely important for me and I am always testing a lot when on a new bike until I find the position that's best for me. I am using two 0,8mm spacers under the stem. Stem is a Raceface Turbine R 40mm. The short stem makes steering extremely precise on this bike. Handlebar is a Renthal Fatbar Carbon 35mm with 30mm rise.
I have been running the EXT E-storia for 4 months now and it is nothing short of AMAZING. I am interested to hear the spring rates for guys that weigh less than 200 lbs. I am 5'10 and weigh an easy 270 lbs or more (S3) geared up and am running a 550 spring which has been 100% perfect after adding a few clicks of low speed.
The dealer where I bought the shock from set up the internals to support my weight and therefore ended up with a lower spring rate. I was actually concerned in the beginning as I was running a 650 spring on the Rockshox and was looking to buy a 725 or 750 spring before I was shown that my Rockshox had cracked and was a ride or 2 away from a full blown failure.
I am curios to know if you had the same experience or did you receive the shock as is from a supplier? Long story short the shock is beyond amazing and is actually a tremendous improvement for climbing techy rock laden trails as well as the crazy stability downhill and off drops. With my Rockshox, I internally cringed and puckerd my ass before every drop more than 5 feet waiting for the bang of a bottom out, now, I dont think twice.
Around 32%, which can only be possible with internal valving work I assume. First few rides I was getting more pedal strikes than I like, after adding 2 clicks of low speed it is now in a sweet spot where I have no desire to fiddle with it anymore.What percentage sag do you get with that spring weight?
How do you measure sag (seated or standing)?Around 32%, which can only be possible with internal valving work I assume. First few rides I was getting more pedal strikes than I like, after adding 2 clicks of low speed it is now in a sweet spot where I have no desire to fiddle with it anymore.
I typically measure sag when in my neutral riding position, which is basically standing with my knees and arms bent, with my weight centered between front and rear of bike. Have a friend or a wall nearby to hold the bike steady or lean against. Important to have full riding kit on and water etc. when doing this. Do it the same way each time you measure sag or you will get different measurements. Key is consistency.How do you measure sag (seated or standing)?
Interested in giving one of these a go.
Hi Rob. Why not contact the Geometron / Mojo Rising guys about a test, Chris Porter et al. Chris has done a lot of work on EXT with Franco there. As I am coming from a Geometron G1 where the Storia shock beat the X2 by a mile, I’ll be putting one on my KSL when I can. Better climbing, better traction, grip, rough ground smoothing ‘;~}
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