Fluid Focus Suspension (and general bike mechanic)...

Discussion in 'Local Bike Shop Reviews' started by mtbMike, May 29, 2018.



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  1. singlespeedrider

    singlespeedrider Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Irvine
    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    On One Lurcher Single
    I’m due for a fork service maybe I’ll
    Make a trip south.
     
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  2. mtbMike

    mtbMike iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Oceanside
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    Ibis HD5 & Ibis Ripley
    Oh he works on Specialized because Jeremy McGrath brings his stuff in there. :eek:
     
  3. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    One of these days I'll find someone to work on my Huffy. :(
     
  4. Fluid Focus

    Fluid Focus Newbie with Hope!

    Location:
    San Diego County, CA
    Name:
    Ryan
    Current Bike:
    Antidote Carbonjack
    Yes it's all the same.... sort of.
     
  5. Fluid Focus

    Fluid Focus Newbie with Hope!

    Location:
    San Diego County, CA
    Name:
    Ryan
    Current Bike:
    Antidote Carbonjack
    I've been helping him for years! Good guy for sure.
     
  6. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail
    That was my not-so-subtle attempt at re-railing the de-rail that I caused.
     
  7. Fluid Focus

    Fluid Focus Newbie with Hope!

    Location:
    San Diego County, CA
    Name:
    Ryan
    Current Bike:
    Antidote Carbonjack
    All good!
     
  8. dssgaffler

    dssgaffler Member

    Location:
    IE
    Name:
    Sellout
    Current Bike:
    Intense Recluse + Revel Rail
    I recently had the dreaded cavitation issue on my Fox Float X2 shock. I didn't have enough time during the day to drive down to San Marcos but I did use the Fluid Focus shipment option and sent it to Ryan from my local UPS Store. One week and $180 later, I had my shock back. It rides just like new and the process was very simple. Fluid Focus can be your local suspension shop, regardless of where you live.
     
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  9. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    2 SC and a STDM
    And a week after writing this, I bought the Hightower. :Roflmao

    My next bike will not be a Santa Cruz, though... I promise. :whistling:
     
  10. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Trek FEX
    All you own is Santa Cruz bikes which have a lifetime frame warranty (right?) so why would you ever need a new one?
     
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  11. Big Clyde

    Big Clyde Member

    Location:
    Oceanside
    Name:
    Harley Phillips
    Current Bike:
    Bronson
    Ryan is awesome.
    He’s helped me out quite
    a few times.
     
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  12. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail
    Wait - you have a Rail?

    How bad do you hate it?
     
  13. dssgaffler

    dssgaffler Member

    Location:
    IE
    Name:
    Sellout
    Current Bike:
    Intense Recluse + Revel Rail
    Yea I haven't had it long. I bought it after you did a short review of your Rail. I really like it and it is amazingly quiet and stable in the chunky stuff. I will be using it primarily for the rougher trails and will be taking it to a couple of bike parks on a road trip in early summer.
     
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  14. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail
    As I mentioned in my most recent ride report, I have come to absolutely love the bike. I knew it was good when I first started riding it, but I was recovering from injury and wasn't confident enough to give it a proper flogging. Over time, I have just gotten more and more confident on the bike, smiling a giddy smile at the bottom of every descent.

    True to its name, I cannot find its cornering limits, and the CBF works as advertised in rough braking bumps that are the nemesis of all rear suspension. Don't get me wrong, the bumps don't disappear completely, and there are still some situations where the bike feels choppy, but it is among the very best I've ever piloted through most situations that overwhelm the suspension systems of other bikes - including and especially noticeable on the upper reaches of 5-Oaks in Aliso. And, it stays active and level during braking. Would I be as enamored if the fork didn't function as well as it does? Who knows. The fork makes or breaks a bike first, and the Lyrik is stellar.

    But hey, 27.5 is dead. So I guess I should sell it. :(

    I hope your Rail suits your intentions and rises to your expectations. :cool: Keep us informed. Oh and post up some pics! If you got the orange one, I am going to be jealous. :thumbsup:
     
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