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  1. Downhiller

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    i decide to change shoxs during two months so i need good advice , which two rear shoxs to buy ??

    now both are little too soft and its set to hard, so i dont know which i can put i mean which size so here is pics of them..

    fox vanilla rc 600x2,80 and fox float r...

    i will change both ofthem so bring it on..

     

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    Why are there 2 rear shocks?
     
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    2 avy's!!!!!

    or just a platform dampened shock so you can bump up the bottom out resistance if you feel its too soft

    a good budget fix would be to get your rc pushed, but i dont know how reasonable that is in your area
     
  4. Downhiller

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    i will sell both shoxs and buy new,because i have good offer for both and i was planing to change them while ago so now its the time,i hear that RISSE is not very good ?! that was my first choise but still i dont want to buy anything before i ask some people...

    thx
     
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    Don't waste your time getting a risse. I had a risse juniper and I was not very pleased with the lack of dampning or adjustability. I even sent the shock back three times to have them revalve the shock and it still wasn't even close to the performance of all of top shocks.
     
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    Dump the two shocks and get an Avy 9x3,0. You will then have an Armageddon which rides much better and which you can use for both DH and freeride.
     
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    OR, keep the air shock but change the Fox RC. Isn't the air shock there only for the last 12 or 13" inches of travel? How much performance do you need for that?
     
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    can you post a pic of the whole bike?

    I love my dhx 5.0 if i was you i would get one of those and a fox rp3 for the air shock....
     
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    Good call.

    Don't fall into that Avalanche trap!!! ;)
     
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    i am waiting to army come from NY so army will be for dh/fr and apoca. just for big drops...

    here is pic of whole bike (little old) i rise my upper crown high i can get(now its pure 300mm of travel) and i get my seat way forward so when i drop seat dont hit tyre so its only that i change on him...



    i was thinking to buy avy but i dont know will it fit and which "model" or maybe some other brand of shox?
     
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    isn't hat the bike with 12" of travel front and rear, that is so kickass, but a bit too much for me, when are you going to drop off of the empire state building :D
     
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    It's 13" rear travel.


    I'd stick with Avy or Fox for the main coil shock (measure the eye to eye length). Although I think it's 9.0x3.0. For some reason I remember reading the Apoc and Army had a custom Fox RC size. The only other size it could be is 8.75x2.75. For the air shock, I'd leave the one you have there or get a higher end air Fox shock. Same thing, measure eye to eye.
     
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    sweet....
     
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    Shut up and ride...
    Sounds to me like there's a bit of travel envy... :p
     
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    travel envy?! I wouldn't dare......... if you ever decide you don't want your bike, well uh......give me a call, and i'll take it off your hands :D
     
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    Awesome! I'll ship my "Next" bike down to ya! Got a great deal at Walmart! can you say plush? oh yeah baby! :thumb:

    :p:D
     
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    haha, how much do you think that karpiel weighs, especially with that super monster on it?
     
  19. Downhiller

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    whole bike exactly 31 or 32kg,..
    (i dont know did they weight package)
    customs has weight it when it arrive in Croatia
     
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    Get a DHX air and an RP3. Then you'd be air'd out.
     
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    rp3 ???

    avy vs. fox ?!
     
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    Yeah, with the leverage on that thing the DHX Air will melt.
     
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    RP3 is a type of Fox air shock. Check the Fox website.
     
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    Holy sh!t! :eek:

    (32kg = 70.54732 lbs.)

    That weighs more then my Next! :eek:


    :p:D
     
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    :D :D :D :D :D
     
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    Keep the float, and swap the RC for a avalanche. I've got one, and it's insanly good. You'll love it.
    Nice bike btw.
     
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    man, listen if you really want to kick ass, through an rp3 and a romic on it. lol, actually i think x-fusion and mozo just had a clearance sale. hahaha. but seriously, do you actually use all of that travel, i maen i know it would just be a trail bike for rossie o'donnel but, in all seriousness do you actually go off things that are so big that you need 13" of travel?
     
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    wow. thats a crazy bike.
     
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    Just get 2 avy monites.
     
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    get an avy, and keep the float.
     
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    ok avy is final (i hope i choose good)

    but which model should i choose??

    this are some messure i make and itsnotperfectin mm but its around:



    *24 cm is from point to point where its start and end of shox
    *4cm is space between two things for erar end (sorry i dont know how can i call it on english)
    *1,5cm is "clamp" of shox and its perfect no space for anything bigger..

    * and the green thing icirce around is around 1/2 cm so in system how is on apocalypse i fear if i put bigger shox it will not fit..:dead:
     
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    FALL, FALL, FALL. :D
    No question on a bike with that much travel an avy would be perfect.
    Set it soft and let it progress through the travel, buy a used one and see what you think.
    Hey CR! got an s8 super for back up to my bxr wc.
    LOVE IT!
     
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    Ok, based on your measurements, your 24cm long shock is really 9.5" long. That's kinda weird but whatever, I knew some Karp frames had strange Fox RC sizes. So you need something that's 9.5"x3.0". Easy to find. Craig at Avalanche will sort it out for you. He'll tell you what will fit and what won't (remote resevoir vs. piggyback). .

    Forget about changing the air shock for now. Either way, if you get a new air shock it'll still be the same size as your current one so it'll fit. Remember, you're just changing shocks, not getting bigger or longer ones.
     
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    I just like to be up against the Avy crowd. Although one day if I ever get back into actual DH riding, I'm thinking of trying out one of those Montie shocks and finding a DHF-8.

    The S8's are taaaall. Should work well though. I still have my modded S7 sitting in the corner. I just need to get one of the newer lower crowns that has 2 pinch bolts on each side and get longer bushings. I found a place online that makes bushings for all industries. It's just a question of finding time to take the fork apart and measure everything up.
     
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    so piggy vs. remote, is it same damn thing ????
     
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    essentially, yes. If you can fit the piggyback shock, go for it. Get the Woodie model. The piggyback shocks have some clearance issues (I know they wouldn't fit my disco), but if there's the space, you'll save $50 without sacrificing performance. Looking at your frame, though, it seems like it may not fit.
     
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    Go dhx or avy. Dont bother with that other crap. Keep the float where it is.