Suntour Raidon X1 RL with a 203 mm?

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Suntour Raidon X1 RL with a 203 mm?

Postby iRaves » Wed Jan 09, 2013 14:22 pm

Hi,

i have just purchased some shim Deore hydro's to replace the stock Tektro Comps (which are gash and leaky)

they accept up to 203 if i am right.

on suntours spec sheet it says they accept up to 185...

but others say they have fitted 203 to suntour XCM's for some reason, and they work ok.

what dangers are there of fitting a disc that is too large for the manufacturers spec?

also, there spec states that my forks are 100, 120 or 140 mm adaptable

is that just a matter of taking them apart and re-arranging the spacer?

if so how hard is it to perform?


thanks for looking and thanks in advance for any replies

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Re: Suntour Raidon X1 RL with a 203 mm?

Postby cooldad » Wed Jan 09, 2013 14:49 pm

203's are overkill unless he is going gnarrly DH stuff, which I doubt with the forks.
Stick to the manufacturers specs - could snap in half, probably won't.
Are your talking about Raidons or XCM's?
And maybe - have you read the tech docs for the forks?
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Re: Suntour Raidon X1 RL with a 203 mm?

Postby ride_whenever » Wed Jan 09, 2013 14:51 pm

Stick with the 180mm, the 203mm is outside the manufacturers warranty andcould snap the brake mounts off your fork.

If the fork came on a bike then there is no way of telling if they are actually adjustable, other than to open them up and look for spacers. Be wary of lengthening them though as it can wreck the handling and knacker your frame

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Re: Suntour Raidon X1 RL with a 203 mm?

Postby iRaves » Wed Jan 09, 2013 14:59 pm

Cheers guys

i had the XCM as stock and the Post mounts snapped off during normal breaking with 160's on!!

think they must have took a knock somewhere along the line that weakened them

i now have a set of RAIDON's (was after some rock shocks but got offered these for £40 from a friend so couldnt ignore)

think i will stick to the 180's that i have on then :(

wanted a giant blue floating dinner plate... lol

i am having no problem with them being 100, i am actually very impressed with them tbh, but if they go to 120, or 140 then i did want to explore that option.

not sure about opening them up, need to buy a pump then dont i? seems liek a lot of work, wouldnt even know what to pump them up to lol


thanks for the replies guys i appreciate the effort

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Re: Suntour Raidon X1 RL with a 203 mm?

Postby cooldad » Wed Jan 09, 2013 15:24 pm

You need a pump anyway to set them up for your weight.
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Re: Suntour Raidon X1 RL with a 203 mm?

Postby iRaves » Wed Jan 09, 2013 15:35 pm

Guessing there will be a video tutorial saomewhere for that...

right off to chainreaction then... god they take so much of my cash :(

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Re: Suntour Raidon X1 RL with a 203 mm?

Postby cooldad » Wed Jan 09, 2013 15:55 pm

Adjust pressure until you have about 25% sag when in the 'attack' position - standing on the pedals, and fine tune from there.
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Re: Suntour Raidon X1 RL with a 203 mm?

Postby iRaves » Wed Jan 09, 2013 16:20 pm

cooldad wrote:Adjust pressure until you have about 25% sag when in the 'attack' position - standing on the pedals, and fine tune from there.



cheers man

thanks for that will get one bought and have a crack

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Re: Suntour Raidon X1 RL with a 203 mm?

Postby Woodmonkey » Wed Jan 09, 2013 21:15 pm

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Re: Suntour Raidon X1 RL with a 203 mm?

Postby iRaves » Thu Jan 10, 2013 09:03 am

Woodmonkey wrote:Should be the same as this
http://gearinches.com/blog/how-to/how-t ... ork-travel



wow...

+1 to you

thanks

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Re: Suntour Raidon X1 RL with a 203 mm?

Postby anj132 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:37 am

this will be a lot cheaper than CRC.

You will need more than just a pump to adjust the travel (as the link above shows). That is also on the Axon/Epicon models, I've yet to hear or see anyone actually do it to the Raidon - just a lot of hearsay. But as said, only way to find out is by opening them up.

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Re: Suntour Raidon X1 RL with a 203 mm?

Postby tarbot18 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 13:07 pm

I have raidon s on my bike in 120mm variety and they came with 180mm discs which ive now swapped to 203mm floating rotors as they re pretty and where a present !!
I havent had any problems and would have thought going up a size would be within manufacturing tolerances most things in mtb are overengineered.
I dont find 203 s too much i think it depends on how much weight your trying to slow down, im 14 st ish and my bikes not light , if your a skinny 10st with a light bike then ye prob would be overkill.
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Re: Suntour Raidon X1 RL with a 203 mm?

Postby dusk » Thu Jan 10, 2013 13:30 pm

I don't agree with 203mm discs being overkill, it just depends on how you want your brakes to perform.

I've had a 203mm disc on a fork that only warrantied 180mm and it worked fine
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Re: Suntour Raidon X1 RL with a 203 mm?

Postby Chunkers1980 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 13:32 pm

You're in a small minority then, you want be when you die though I suppose.

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Re: Suntour Raidon X1 RL with a 203 mm?

Postby tarbot18 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 21:28 pm

Chunkers1980 wrote:You're in a small minority then, you want be when you die though I suppose.


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