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How many have a spare backup shock ?

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  1. bigdrop05

    bigdrop05 Monkey

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    #1 -   Oct 5, 2005

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  2. amateur

    amateur Turbo Monkey

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    I kept the Rock Shox that came on my Giant...I'm really not sure why, I've never had any issues with my Romic.

    So, yes, I guess I have a back up
     
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  3. Discostu

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    I have a spare vanilla r for my yeti as-x, but I don't feel its a necessity. I only have it because I couldn't get much for it if I sold it. I use the yeti as my trail bike, and I can get by without it for a while if I have to.

    I wish I had a backup for my romic on my turner DHR since thats my race bike and I would be SOL if it blew during practice. Better yet I would like a new primary shock, but thats big $$$.
     
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  4. PatBranch

    PatBranch Turbo Monkey

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    I have a rockshox super deluxe from my old level betty. I wouldn't count it as a back up though, it sucks and doesn't work well. OH........haha I don't have a full suspension with a primary shock.
     
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  5. kidwoo

    kidwoo Celebrating No-Pants Day

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    You guys only have ONE extra?

    Bwahh hahahaha :devil:
     
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  6. chicodude

    chicodude The Spooninator

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    I have a blown 5th that I am going to rebuild so I can have an extra shock
     
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  7. chicodude

    chicodude The Spooninator

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    Yea, but you have like 8 bikes, so that's no fair...
     
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  8. kidwoo

    kidwoo Celebrating No-Pants Day

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    No I meant per bike.

    You mean total shocks owned?

    Geeze I have no idea.
     
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  9. chicodude

    chicodude The Spooninator

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    Yea, I figured that out. I was just TRYING to give you crap.


    Alotta good that did...
     
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  10. kidwoo

    kidwoo Celebrating No-Pants Day

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    Never work.

    I'm king dick.
     
  11. oly

    oly skin cooker for the hive

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    haha, i still think i must be kidwoos long lost brother.

    I have 3 backup shocks for 2 bikes.... guess im paranoid, or just lazy...been meaning to sell the romic for cheap,....

    for DHR: rissee jupiter 7
    for 5-spot: Romic, or DHX-C
     
  12. DLo

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    Avy main shock on my Huffy with a back up PUSHed vanilla, and a manitou swinger backup for my hardtail.
     
  13. bikenweed

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    I wish I had an extra shock. My 5th Air just blew for the third time, and I can't really get it rebuilt till next June. MMMMM fast rebound!
     
  14. mack

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    I have a backup Romic for my turner. I dont bother bringing it to races, ive never seen a DHX fail.
     
  15. spacemanspiff06

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    Geeze you're a dill.
    i wish i had more then one bike.
    i got a back up shock, but it's a blown X fusion so it's just a spring holder with eyelettes. it was kinda sad/funny when it blew cause for a month it was leaking shock oil and it would get all over the gears and i think it efed my BB. plus it was a biazch to clean after it stoped leaking. yeah you're a dill. no offence.
     
  16. DHS

    DHS Friendly Neighborhood Pool Boy

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    i have 5 extra rear shocks laying around. 3 extra long travel forks. and 3 short travel ones.
    come on get with the program here.
     
  17. Brian HCM#1

    Brian HCM#1 MMMMMMMMM BEER!!!!!!!!!!

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    Only one for me, it a brand new Vanilla RC.
     
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    I have a spare romic for my turner.
     
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    I have a spare shock for my bike and a spare for my wifes bike. A spare shock and wheelset is a must for every aggressive biker if you want to keep riding.
     
  20. kidwoo

    kidwoo Celebrating No-Pants Day

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    Prioritize and do what I do. Feed the kids sawdust for breakfast, produce the quality of meth that everyone is going to want and steal license plates which you rotate on a regular basis in order to steal gas. Mountain biking is about sacrifice foo.

    And the name is "Mr Pickle" to you.
     
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    Yeah.
     
  22. McGRP01

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    I have a Swinger 6-Way on my Giant, and have the stock Rock Shox Pro-Deluxe that came on it as a back-up.
     
  23. banj

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    My buddies dhx failed. Good thing he had an rc as a backup. Seems pretty lazy not to bring it to the races. What's the point of having a backup shock if it's not there when you really need it?

    I keep an old vanilla rc in my bag at all times just in case. I still haven't had to use it (knock on wood) but a buddy of mine with a 5th has had to borrow it a couple of times.
     
  24. Biscuit

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    I have three extra fox shocks, two of which are blown, all of which don't fit on any of my bikes.

    I just did an inventory last night. And I have five (yes five) extra single crown forks. Two are brand new.
    Four extra wheelsets, two extra cranksets, three shimano deraillers/shifters, tons of tires, and a partridge in a pear tree.

    Where the hell do I keep getting this crap?

    Anyone wanna buy any bike parts? I'm gonna be posting a huuuuuge sale this weekend.
     
  25. Five

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    I have 2 extra shocks on hand. A 5th element and if that blows up too and older Vanilla RC.
     
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    I have five extra shocks and a pile of springs. Some don't fit any of my current bikes, so they are not really backups. But they are great paperweights. :rolleyes:
     
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    Yes, paperweights and pencilholders!
     
  28. ViciousDHer

    ViciousDHer eBay vigilante

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    2 shocks ones a fifth and ones a fox rc and a spare super t to every ride :dancing:
     
  29. 360

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    im getting myself a spare dhx soon after the one on my dhr went pop in whistler and i had to ride one of those kona frieght trains for a week (a bloody awful bike, but so much fun, i went through 3 of the bastards and they kept just giving me more!)

    i've got a avy dhs lying around too not that it fits anything i own.

    definitely gonna get me a cheapo set of boxxers for spare too, while my 40s are on their holidays.
     
  30. LOOnatic

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    I carry a spare shock and fork.
    When you pay the expenses to go to a resort or distant destination, being able to avoid downtime with a quick change is priceless IMO.

    My spares aren't as quality as my A kit but it will keep me riding.
     
  31. BMXman

    BMXman I wish I was Canadian

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    same here....D
     
  32. Tom DH

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    I have got a spare six way as recently I got a DHX Air for my bike so I carry it around just in case I get any problems. But so far it have been working well so I might sell the six way soon.
     
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    Not to start a flame war, but since I went away from Romic, I no longer need to. :dancing:
     
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    yep, run a dhx air, have a spare avvy and 2 swingers all for one bike. i like the way each shock handles different things so i switch them around a lot
     
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    Welcome to the world of the self imposed inevitable. :thumb:
     
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    Now that s&!t is funny, yo. But man is it the truth.
     
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    resize it yo, not expensive not hard to do (meaning ive done it and not lost any fingers trying)
     
  38. ThePriceSeliger

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    Ive got a DHX on my Vantana right now, but my Manitou Swinger 6-way with Ti spring fits it, just doesn't feel as good. I also have a Fox RC that has been PUSHed and it also fits. So basically, I have two extra.
     
  39. narlus

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    i've got an avy which i haven't touched in years, and sold the RS shock the bike came w/ .

    my xc bike came w/ a spare fox float...i've been meaning to get that puppy pushed.
     
  40. dante

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    you know, that manitou Ti spring just *might* fit on the DHX... ;)