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  • New Bitubo or second hand Ohlins ???

    Hey Guys

    I've got the chance to buy a second hand Ohlins rear shocker with around 10,000km's (or so they say) on it for about the same price as I can buy a new Bitubo for.
    Which would you choose ??

    Cheers
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  • #2
    I´d go with the Bitubo. Does it come with a rideheight adjuster? ´Cause the Öhlins doesn ´t
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    • #3
      I don't personally have any experience with Bitubo, so I couldn't say.
      The mileage on the Ohlins really doesn't matter. You can get it freshened up easy enough (You should every few years anyway)
      I love my Ohlins, but would be curious to ride a TL with the Bitubo and compare.

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      • #4
        I vote for the Bitubo, but only becasue I wanted to vote for something. From what I've heard, you can't go wrong with either but then again I'm still riding with the stock stuff....

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        • #5
          I'd go with ohlins, you can't go wrong either way, anythings better than the stock crap
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          • #6
            if youve got the chance of a cheap ohlins id take it.
            i want to get a bitubo on mine,
            but if i found an ohlins for same price.
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            • #7
              I know first hand how the quality is and would deffinatley go with the Bitubo. I know the Ohlins has as better known name, but haven't you ever heard of paying for a name brand!? If I had a chance to save some money new over used, I'd go for it!

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              • #8
                Bitubo, of course. Their stuff is just as good and cheaper.
                Jay


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                • #9
                  I voted Bitubo and have an ohlins. I just saw a bitubo last weekend on a buddies TLR (nice!)

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                  • #10
                    Can somebody who actually has a Bitubo on their bike please comment. I want to get some sort of idea on shock quality and tuneability before I buy mine also?
                    Don't cha know the Yellow one's are fastest!

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                    • #11
                      ...here....

                      How about this, you get the Bitubo and I'll get the ohlins. Just let me know who to send the money too.
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                      • #12
                        TL-R1000

                        Please read again!!

                        Originally posted by SWEET-TL1000S
                        I know first hand how the quality is and would deffinatley go with the Bitubo. I know the Ohlins has as better known name, but haven't you ever heard of paying for a name brand!? If I had a chance to save some money new over used, I'd go for it!

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                        • #13
                          Bitubo

                          Just my opinion, it is adjustable as well
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                          • #14
                            I've been told by a number of racers and tuners that the Ohlins shocks need to go through a break in period. When they are new, they have a lot of stiction. After they break in, they need complete re-adjustment.
                            Sounds like the one you are looking at may be broken in. I would select the Ohlins, only because there are plenty of people around with lots of experience with them.

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                            • #15
                              Get the Bitubo and let us all know how it is!
                              Just a few mods:

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