New pikes – what a load of crap!
First set were buggered after 2months ( although felt crappy after 1 month really until i figured out it was definitely them!)……creaking crown interface, and the bladder had blown up inside
Brand new set warranted, had one month, damping is shite again, annoying click in the first bit of dead travel and the negative / positive chambers aren’t working, which I’m guessing is causing the shite damping feeling….basically empty all the air and the forks suck completely down to about 50mm stanchion showing from a possible 150mm + ….. Start top pump the air chamber up, and nothing, then suddenly it moves, and then you have to pull at the lowers and get popping sound like pressure has been released
Carry on pumping upto desired pressure, and the forks just feel crap damping wise…. Release pressure and the same again 5 further attempts all the same, forks suck down, pump up and pull to release the last 20mm travel
And I get a crap clicking noise in the first 10mm of travel when pumped to disired, which I’m guessing is he damper goosed again! With no pressure and the forks sucked down, they feel nice, buttery smooth and no clicking, yet add the pressure and back to shit damping and a click!
Wish I’d have chose fox fit 34s now fed up! Any one else having issues with them?Posted 3 years agoOscillate WildlyMember
Mine are the new solo air 150mm too
Can’t believe I’ve been that unlucky to have two fail damper wise from brand new 🙁
Gutted yet again they’ll have to go off, new something was a miss with them, is there nothing I can do to deal with chambers mixing myself? Sounds like the air is mixing in between them both and leaving a around 10-20mm of no damping at all
Wobblisctt these are a brand new set replaced from fisher! First ones buggered after two months, the new replacements are now not working after 1 monthPosted 3 years agodeadkennySubscriber
Just unlucky I think. I rarely read any major issues with Pikes. In fact this might be the first I have (I’m sure there are others though).
I’m usually pretty good at finding fault in things so I might be back having a moan once I get mine set up 😉
Not that I’ve really had fork issues before, but Rockshox are pretty reliable. Also dead easy to service. Fox on the other hand I know a fair number of people with them and often seem to be problem with them. Oddly their rear shocks seem to be fine though.Posted 3 years agodeadkennySubscriber
There’s mention here and there of similar issues with solo air in general, whatever the fork. Possibly just clogged negative air port inside.
Though there’s mention of a hidden negative valve, though have to say I’ve never seen this with either my old Recon solo air or my Lyrik solo air. Also never experienced any kind of suck down with either.Posted 3 years agonickdaviesSubscriber
Mine coming up to 12 months old and not missed a beat, best forks i’ve ever had. Only grumble is having to have another kind of suspension oil in the oil box, I now need a box all on it’s own to store all the different oils & fluids I need to service 2 bikes!
The Avid brakes, on the other hand… 👿Posted 3 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
Mine aren’t crap but they’re not amazing either. Still messing with them trying to get them to work well but my Lyriks shat on them 🙁
Having said that, I’m half curious if they’re working right- they can be quite “squelchy” sometimes on compression, anyone else find that?Posted 3 years ago
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