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Best Rear-Shock For Cowan DS

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by hardtailpride, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. hardtailpride

    hardtailpride Monkey

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    Im currently riding a Cowan DS w/ Progressive 5th Element and I want to upgrade the rear shock.

    I cant decide if i should stay coil, or go air.So your opinion's welcome and encouraged!

    Currently under consideration is DHXair/5.0 , Rp32, new Rock Shox.


    Bike is used for southeast DH/DS/and general trail riding, and will go to Snowshoe. Lyrik 2-step on the front.
     

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  2. FCLinder

    FCLinder Turbo Monkey

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    Zack, I have a 07 DHX Air 5.0 for sell. E to E is 8.5" with a 2.5" stroke. Would that work for you? It would be much better than what you are running.
     
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    demo 9 Turbo Monkey

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    go air
     
  4. hardtailpride

    hardtailpride Monkey

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    cecil,

    I need a 7.875 e to e 2'' stroke at the longest. thinking of going lower e to e and slack out the bike a little.

    Anyone had experince with the new rock shox air shocks. Or something other than a DHX air.
     
  5. dexter

    dexter Turbo Monkey

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    get an rp3. you realize that bike is made for dj'n and slopestyle right? the suspension action is kinda crap so no need to put on a super fancy or nice shock. fun bike tho for sure
     
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    put a light shock on it, cos the rear end is gonna feel like crap anyway... my vote goes to the rp3
     
  7. hardtailpride

    hardtailpride Monkey

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    thanks for all the opinons guys. Pretty much decide im goin air. Now I need to dcide b/t the DHX, the new Roco TST R, and the new RS shocks. Any one know about the quaility of the new RS air shocks Monarch and Ario.
     
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    have you ever been thinking about the DT swiss air shocks,those are pretty ligth and good to.
     
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    TankerX Monkey

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    it says it all in that post. don't get a coil, no really made for bobbing around especially this bike is more slopestyle/dirt jumping, not at all for trail riding.
     
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    whatever happened to hardtail pride?
     
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    RP3 or RP23 or a ROCO air
     
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    TankerX Monkey

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    some guys have bad knees like me, reason i don't ride a hardtail
     
  13. dropmachine

    dropmachine Turbo Monkey

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    Air sucks. I have a DHX 5.0 on mine, and it just feels dead.

    Its a 4" travel bike. Do you seriously even for a minute think that the bob is going to stop you from doing anything?

    My solution was the new Fox Van R, and a Ti spring off eBay (http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZmaico_rider) and all of a sudden you have a perfectly fun light bike.
     
  14. hardtailpride

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    I have the cowan because one usually needs atleast a little cushion when racing, but mostly becuase I run its SS and therefore maitenance free and bomb proof. Im just trying to get the best out of my frame. Thanks for all the help guys!