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Old 03-22-07, 12:15 PM
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Pike purchase help..

I am looking at buying a Pike, going to go to my LBS tomorrow to order one. but i am confused to what is the difference between a pike 426 U-turn (spring) and a pike 454 U-Turn (spring). any help?


i was also wondering how much new lowers could cost. i have seen a fare few snapped pike arches so i am just wondering how much it would be to repair if this was to happen?
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Old 03-22-07, 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by hills
i was also wondering how much new lowers could cost. i have seen a fare few snapped pike arches so i am just wondering how much it would be to repair if this was to happen?
Most of the snapped pikes you have seen where probably abused by dirt jumpers. Unless you are dirt jumping you shouldn't be too concerned about snapping the arch.

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Originally Posted by Pete Fagerlin
“Give a man a fish; you have fed him for today. Teach a man to fish; and you have fed him for a lifetime”

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http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,1787713,00.asp
+1 when I worked in tech support, I nearly went insane repeating the same things to the same people.

I feel it's more accurately: "Give a man a fish; you have fed him for today. Teach a man to fish; and you have wasted your time because he's going to ask you for another fish tomorrow."
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Originally Posted by hills
I am looking at buying a Pike, going to go to my LBS tomorrow to order one. but i am confused to what is the difference between a pike 426 U-turn (spring) and a pike 454 U-Turn (spring). any help?


i was also wondering how much new lowers could cost. i have seen a fare few snapped pike arches so i am just wondering how much it would be to repair if this was to happen?
As others have said, check the website.

On the lowers/arches: the majority of snappage happened with some first generation Pike forks. Apparantly the problem has been fixed since then. So unless you plan on being particularly abusive, don't sweat it.
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Originally Posted by mlh122
+1 when I worked in tech support, I nearly went insane repeating the same things to the same people.

I feel it's more accurately: "Give a man a fish; you have fed him for today. Teach a man to fish; and you have wasted your time because he's going to ask you for another fish tomorrow."
"Give a man a fish and feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and he'll always be over to borrow your rod."
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thanks for the responses. think il go with the pike 426
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Wow......this place is soooooo deep.
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Wow......this place is soooooo deep.
It's more than deep, it's awesome!
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Originally Posted by mtnbiker66
Wow......this place is soooooo deep.
. . . and piling up. Hand me my waders.
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Originally Posted by hills
i was also wondering how much new lowers could cost. i have seen a fare few snapped pike arches so i am just wondering how much it would be to repair if this was to happen?
In the unlikely chance it does happen, if ordered through your lbs, it'll be between $170-$200.
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Originally Posted by MattP.
In the unlikely chance it does happen, if ordered through your lbs, it'll be between $170-$200.
And that much only if SRAM/RS doesn't throw you a new set of lowers. Don't worry about it; by the fork.
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woohoo! ordered it today, happy to get rid of that rubbish dirt jam comp. i chose the pike 426 07 with proploc, External Rebound, Floodgate, Compression Adjust and Lock.
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