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fox dhx air on a demo nine 9.5 3.0

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by stubby, Oct 29, 2005.

  1. stubby

    stubby Turbo Monkey

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    hey, i know that fox doesent make the ones that fit the d8 8.75 2.75, but here is one i would like to see how it would work on my demo nine. it is a 9.5 3.0, would it suck on a demo, or would it be good, i am leaning towards getting a dhx 5.0, all this will be next year btw.
    I am broke as of now haha. yeah just any opiinions would be great, i know the leverage ratio may be too strong, but hey, they made one to fit it, so why not?
    http://cgi.ebay.com/2006-FOX-DHX-AI...ryZ42317QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
     

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    I don't know how the shock would work but I would use extreme caution with that seller. The seller has a lot of negative feedback in the last two weeks.
     
  3. julian_dh

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    i just put a dhx air on my orange 223 and im lovin it. the only shock i would like to try over this would be a canecreek or that showa on the honda.
     
  4. BMXman

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    true but it seems he may have a stalker...D
     
  5. stubby

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    how do they work for big drops?
     
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    they work
     
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    oh yeah, they work
     
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    I'm curious how they will work for a bigger rider like myself. It's a little discerning thinking that you could get stuck in the middle of the nowhere pushing because of a blown shock. At least you can still ride out a DHX spring version.
     
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    i wouldn't reccomend for anyone over 200#

    the shock works great for everything, but make sure that you go a bit softer in the front fork because if you have a stiff front fork the shock will be taking all the load and just blow through its travel cause it lacks mid stroke damping. if the front fork is too hard it can also feel like a really raked out bike because you will be getting like 40% sag in the back while the front barly moves. changing the headanlge dramaticly if the suspension is unbalanced
     
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    back to this, i am buying one in a week or two, adn i weigh 165. it would be nasty if i got that it would be pretty light. lmk.
     
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    whats so good about the DHX AIR?
    whatmakes it better than any other coil shock?
     
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    I think the primary thing is weight savings.
     
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    and easy spring rate adjustment
     
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    in the fox site it said that the:
    dhx coil is 400 grams
    dhx air is 450 grams

    so?
    what weight lost?
     
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    thats body weight, so with the DHX-C you would need to add in the weight of the coils... steel or Ti.....
     
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    ok
    thanks.
     
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    idk about fitting issues i heard there was a thing that sticks out like an air valve or somethin that wouldnt fit int the 8 but i have the 9 so idk.
    HELP
     
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    well you could get sponsored then find out
     
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    Last August I talked to James at Go-Ride about this. I'm a Demo 8 owner and wanted to upgrade my rear shock and save some weight. I noticed that Fox wasn't making the DHX Air in the 2.75 x 8.75 length, so I asked what the deal was. Apparently, with certain leverage designs the Air has some problems. What they were I can't remember, but this was Fox's reasoning behind it.

    I have seen the DHX Air on some M3's at races (like the one I saw at the Norba Finals in VT. last August) but other than that, haven't seen many on DH rigs.
     
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    I see the 2006 Demo is 9x3 instead of 9.5x3 like the 04/05.
     
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    the 05 06 demo nines are the same, i hope my demo wont have that lev ratio problem. if i dont like it on there i can always sell it, its a fairly common shock size.