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DHX air vs 5th Element coil

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by JRB, Oct 31, 2005.

  1. JRB

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    I can get a 5th element coil with spring for $225, or a DHX Air for $350 shipped. If I have this on a Haro X2, would the 5th work just as well, at a little heavier weight. I don't know that I am smart enough for adjustments on either. What do you think?
     

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  2. JRB

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    Where are all you non-bike related forum snobs at for this one???
     
  3. Andy_B

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    DHX Air. You are smarter than SS correct?
     
  4. JRB

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    Is it really worth the extra $125??
     
  5. Andy_B

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    Yes. More adjustabilty and its easier to adjust. Plus it has blue on it.
     
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    chicodude The Spooninator

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    No, It's not, If you're not concerned with weight.

    Get the fifth
     
  7. Cooter Brown

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    having ridden a 5th, my opinion doesn't mean much, but being the owner of a DHX coil, I will throw in a little bit. I love the DHX, and have heard good things about the air version as well
     
  8. Zark

    Zark Hey little girl, do you want some candy?

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    I've got a 5th on my M1 and love it. 2.5 years and no problems. The pedaling platform is a good idea for a single pivot like the Haro.

    The Fox has a huge weight advantage though. Its probably a pound lighter than a 5th with a steel coil spring.

    But since you live in Texas, either one will suck.
     
  9. JRB

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    I just put heavy wheels on it, so I am not sure the weight will matter much. I know the DHX would score cool points, but will the shock be that much different? We so have some pretty good climbing. If the shock isn't much heavier than my Vanilla, it's cool.

    *why will they both suck in TX???
     
  10. punkassean

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    ^ because it's Texas, duh!

    Get the DHX, I've had both and my opinion of the 5th is poo, the DHX air is the best shock I've owned to date.
     
  11. Zark

    Zark Hey little girl, do you want some candy?

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    The shocks have similar adjustments (high and low speed compression, rebound and progression) The differences are the spring (air vs. coil) and the amount of platform. 5th elements have a pretty good amount of platform even at softer settings. So they pedal like crazy but don't necesarily have as much small bump plushness. The air shock might actually be plusher in this case:think:

    **Because Texas sucks, fool!:p j/k
     
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    It doesn't matter, they will both blow up.
     
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    Salami Turbo Monkey

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    Why are you asking a bike related question in this forum? :confused:
     
  14. The Kadvang

    The Kadvang I rule

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    yes it will
     
  15. JRB

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    Yes - it's worth the difference???
     
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    The 5th element is a heavy shock. You'd be saving more than a pound in weight. I'd get the DHX air.
     
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    Pretty much sums it up.


    It's cheaper, still works good, and stuff...


    Whatever, If you wanna drop 350 on it, your choice. You could have 125 bucks to spend on something extra.
     
  18. JRB

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    After some dialogue with the guy with the DHX, I am buying it. Looks like it just has a few rides, and may be more tunable for me. Kind of worried that the 5th won't have little on the fly adjustments, without me learning a pile about it.