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Debonair Air Spring upgrade, anyone done it?
03/29/19 at 5:40pm
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I did this on my Pike a while back and changed my travel from 140-150 at the same time. Feels a lot better mid stroke but am curious if others have done the same and experienced similar results? Did you use spacers?
  
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Re: Debonair Air Spring upgrade, anyone done it?
Reply #1 - 05/23/19 at 7:49pm
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I made the change on my pike from a 130 to the 140 debonair.  I was able to drop a volume spacer and the fork was more plush overall.  Not mind blowing but a nice (and cheap) upgrade.  The new negative spring is nearly identical to the luftkappe setup.
  
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Re: Debonair Air Spring upgrade, anyone done it?
Reply #2 - 06/09/19 at 12:40am
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How does the piston lock into the bottom of the stanchion? I was reading that the debonair piston does away with the irritating circlip.
  
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Re: Debonair Air Spring upgrade, anyone done it?
Reply #3 - 06/14/19 at 12:57pm
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Nope, its still there to hold the seal head in place.  It is an aggravating clip for sure.
  
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Re: Debonair Air Spring upgrade, anyone done it?
Reply #4 - 06/20/19 at 1:57pm
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I will keep my Luftkappe then. Smiley
  
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