I'm going to guess your new found confidence and speed on the downs (and loss of tight/technical ability) is due to the super slack 64* HTA.Unless you are a pretty big sender (6'+ to flat drops on the regular, 15' + jumps with no landings, etc), I'm going to recommend removing all of the volume spacers from the rear Float X air shock on the Relay.
I've generally needed to add lots of volume reducers and have been a big fan of the Cascade link on past bikes, but this rear suspension has a lot of progression in it and with the 2 stock volume reducers it just wasn't working for me.
Hopefully I'll be able to hit some of the big g-outs in the area soon as sort of the final test as those can push suspension pretty hard.
I'd also recommend a coil shock for this bike. It's the first bike that I've ever owned that seems like a really good fit for one.
I rode with bikes today and was the only e-bike and led as I often do and frankly we were all dying in the heat. After about 10 of the crappiest miles I think I've ever ridden (this is VERY technical terrain) I had only used 12% battery juice! I'm not certain the e-bike provided me with any advantage on this day in my lowered Breeze setting but I didn't want to have a totally different ride experience than the rest of the group. Started with 5 riders, ended with just 2, my normal biking partner in crime and myself.
This is the absolute BEST handling bicycle I have personally ever ridden and my buddy was like 'you are just dropping me on the downs'. Normally I would not.
I'm in a weird place because I bought an e-bike to lessen the pain of the climbs, I'm now the best descender I have ever been on the e-bike yet I was a considerably better technical climber on my SJEvo bike. I just can't seem to get the hang of the real jank tight stuff we have here on this bike.
For some reason they are really holding up the GX AXS. And I have a suspicion its because between them and Pivot they are having issues with the Fazua system and not really in a hurry to push them out the door.I was curious, so I inquired with transition's online "chat" feature regarding the estimated ship date for the GX AXS version. The person I chatted with pretty much said "August might be more realistic at this point". Wouldn't say much about wether that is early or late August. There isn't a huge difference between late July and early August, but the difference in early July to late August can be almost two months.
For some reason they are really holding up the GX AXS. And I have a suspicion its because between them and Pivot they are having issues with the Fazua system and not really in a hurry to push them out the door.
Could be the reason but I do have limited intel that a new GX AXS is dropping and that the Relay is intended to be equipped with the new version, not the current "old" GX AXS. So until the updated stuff is released, the GX AXS relay cannot ship. That is all I know. Wish I knew when the updated GX AXS was scheduled to be released....
Sorry, I could have confirmed that for you through what my LBS has been told by Transition. Now the big question as I have learned with Transition is will the dates actually hold...Sorry sorry, I am a big easter egg person. Looks like transition updated the spec sheet for the GX AXS. The chainring now claims "Transition Bash Spider SRAM 32t Alloy E Ring (T-Type)". Likely confirming the t type GX AXS rumors.
Hope you recover from surgery in time to take advantage of the riding season.Yah, I've watched Nerds on Dirt's U-tube videos and even the new ones, I can detect no strange motor noises. Truthfully that clicking sounds like something stuck in the derailleur or a bad rear freehub, not motor noise.
Would have liked if in the first videos by 'Nerds' if we could have gotten a quiet (as in no talking) listen to the motor noise section of the video while climbing up one of those fire roads. I'd like it just to compare to mine.
The Relay isn't a super quiet bike, in the battery compartment there are loose wires and cables sort of flopping about. The dropper cable is definitely a culprit making it's own unique noises. In addition, I think the battery cover has lots of flex and slaps around as well.
As some of you know, my motor got louder but still works fine. I was approved for a new motor but was told it would take a month or 2, to receive. Can't ride currently due to recent surgery, but I sure miss getting out on the bikes.
Also, ordered a new Transition Smuggler today which I'm pretty stoked on but that'll take 2 months to arrive as well.
Glad your down time isn't in the prime of your season!I'm in TX. Our temps with the heat index have been around 115'. On the other hand from October to May it's mostly around 60-80' and perfect riding weather. So that's the main riding season!
I rode the Ex-E a bit but it wasn't a proper ride. Can you detail the difference you are experiencing? The nature of the motor can be changed by the app. I liked the Ex-e but it's not enduro enough for my tastes.
Yah, the removable battery on the Relay isn't great. It's not as bad as I thought it would be, but there are rattles throughout that area. Luckily, I barely notice rattles while riding.
The fact that they are telling you they don't have any, but I supposedly was able to get 2 of mine swapped out within days makes me think my LBS was BSing me about the motor and Transition new the issueHey all sorry I've been MIA, went on a bike holiday with the girlfriend and she ended up breaking her ankle.. This is our third cursed bike trip this year lol. All the noises started after the vids on the channel. Fazua was little help, but Transition is going to replace the motor, they just don't have any and no solid ETA. I've let the bike sit for a bit but I think I'm going to ride till it really breaks lol
Thats great! Look forward to hearing how it works out.I have a new motor and the new style handlebar controller on the way to my dealer.
Haven't been able to ride it much because of surgery keeping me off but even with repressive heat, I'm jonesing!
Probably going to order the EXT Aria shock for it.
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