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Old 03-23-2013, 10:27 AM   #1
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I need my Ohlins rebuilt....

I could send them to Ohlins in N.C. and wait 5-7 days (plus shipping time) or......is there a place along the Front Range that anyone recommends?

Two that I'm considering are Sage Suspension in Arvada and STM Suspension in Ft. Collins.

Any experience with them or other ideas?
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:45 AM   #2
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Hitchcock Industries in Englewood, CO. He's done a few shocks for me, and is working on one right now. Great guy to deal with, and worth giving him a call at least.

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Old 03-23-2013, 10:48 AM   #3
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Hitchcock suspension

Neil has worked on 3 bikes for me in the last 2 years. He does a fine job with very good prices.
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:18 PM   #4
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Two that I'm considering are Sage Suspension in Arvada and STM Suspension in Ft. Collins.

Any experience with them or other ideas?
I've had great results on a number of bikes using Neil Hores (Hitchcock)

But after riding Shearboy's Sherco in southern NM last Fall, I took my TE 310 to the guy who did the Ohlins on his bike.
(Dave / STM in Ft. Collins) His Sherco was excellent.

Dave did the works on the 310's Kayaba pieces, and they turned out very nice
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:23 PM   #5
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I use Dave @ STM in Ft. Collins for all my high end suspension componants. Very, very good at dialing in the Ohlins, Penske, Showa, sportbike/dirtbike suspension. I highly recommend him.
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:21 AM   #6
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Used Dave @ STM several times. You won't find better and pricing is competitive.

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Old 03-24-2013, 09:30 AM   #7
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I guess I'll give both Neil and Dave a call this week. Thanks for the replies!
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Old 03-24-2013, 10:03 PM   #8
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I guess I'll give both Neil and Dave a call this week. Thanks for the replies!
Get on it, big boy-- I'm bringing the bike to Boulder next weekend weather permitting.
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:06 AM   #9
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I've had Dave @ STM work on all my road racing bikes and my dirt bike. He's great. I just wish I didn't have to drive so far to get things to him.
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Old 03-25-2013, 03:11 PM   #10
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Used Dave @ STM several times. You won't find better and pricing is competitive.

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I emailed Dave and he quoted me $225-250 for the front. Ohlins told me $95 + parts (and shipping of course). I haven't talked to Neil yet.


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I emailed Dave and he quoted me $225-250 for the front. Ohlins told me $95 + parts (and shipping of course). I haven't talked to Neil yet.


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Doesn't sound like you're quoting apples and apples.

Dave should have charged me extra for all the training he gave me on suspension and geometry
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:03 PM   #12
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Here's what Dave wrote:

"It would be about $225-250 all done and said- labor, new seal head, new piston band, fluid, nitrogen, etc., assuming you pull the shock. It'd be a little more if you just wanted to drop the bike off."

Would the parts cost $130? Perhaps, but that would suck considering I paid less than $600 for the shock. I'll ask him.

And any training he'd give me on suspension and geometry, I'd forget by the time I got home.
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:28 PM   #13
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Another vote for Dave. Best suspension that I have ever ridden on was by STM.

All of the parts that Dave puts into your suspension will be top notch. I have spent over an hour at Dave's shop just discussing different seals that we can put in the bike. This man is an absolute perfectionist. Finding THE right seal for my bike is a very important task in Dave's mind. I really appreciate the thought and effort that Dave puts into each job that he completes.

I'll bet that your final cost from Ohlins is going to be very similar to Dave's. The difference will be the experience. Once you do business with Dave, you will quickly see what everyone else is voicing.
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:13 PM   #14
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And yet another vote for Dave , I was lucky enough to be his first customer in his Ft Collins shop and the job he did on the Ohlins of my Sherco is outstanding ! I think until you have ridden a bike that has been setup so well just for you , you don't really appreciate what great suspension can do for you .
Dave is fussy and truly determined to get you what you want even if you don't quiet know what that is .

After visiting him a few times I have even picked up the very basics of suspension , very basics , I stress that because listening to Dave sometimes was like listening to my maths teacher talking about logarithms back in high school . Glazed look and staring out the window
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:30 PM   #15
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I think until you have ridden a bike that has been setup so well just for you , you don't really appreciate what great suspension can do for you .
After riding Gig's GS, I nicknamed it "The Magic Carpet" and sent my suspension off to Superplush.

I simply could not believe how good that bike rode, and how shitty mine felt afterward.
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