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New shock for Demo 8 (i hate platform!)

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by metalMTB, Nov 13, 2005.

  1. metalMTB

    metalMTB Monkey

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    Yea as the title says. I hate the platform on my swinger and i'm looking for something active. What do you guys suggest? Fox, Roco, Avy???, etc... Also I would like to use the ti spring that I have on it right now so I need a shock that will fit the spring. thanks guys
     

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  2. maxyedor

    maxyedor <b>TOOL PRO</b>

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    transfering the spring could be an issue but I think the fox will fit those criteria but am not positive
     
  3. S.K.C.

    S.K.C. Turbo Monkey

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    Well... You could go with a DHX - it's in its 2nd year of production so most of the kinks have been worked out - all you gotta do is just dial out the pro-pedal.

    ...then there's the Roco which has no pedaling platform, but it's a first year production run, so it might have a few problems along the way. Standard springs (Manitou type) fit both the DHX and Roco.

    ...Avys are super plush but a tad on the heavy side if you are into DH racing.

    ...just my thoughts on that - being a Demo 8 owner as well.

    Since I focus more on racing I'm going with a DHX next year for my Demo 8... the bonus with getting it, is that if I want to - I could send it to Darren at PUSH to customize it for my riding weight and style - not like a DHX isn't an amazing shock to begin with mind you...:D
     
  4. The Kadvang

    The Kadvang I rule

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    I want an air for mine :(
     
  5. metalMTB

    metalMTB Monkey

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    yea i'd like an air too....but they don't make it in my size :blah: . I'll probably get the dhx to pimp out my bike and match my front end (40)
     
  6. Kntr

    Kntr Turbo Monkey

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    Not all Avys are heavy. The new Monte is super light with a Ti spring.
     
  7. kidwoo

    kidwoo Celebrating No-Pants Day

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    You can try to track down an old vanilla RC.
     
  8. zmtber

    zmtber Turbo Monkey

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    dhx its a fox and it has propedal, i am not sure about the others
     
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    frznnomad Turbo Monkey

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    id go dhx for it as well. the new 06 come stock with the dhx and i have heard nothing but great things about them. actually there supposed to blow the 5th element out of the water. im thinking about getting one when i get my demo 9 cause im with you man im not a swinger fan. well good luck with your decision, but the dhx should do the 8 wonders.
     
  10. Li'l Dave

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    I just fit a DHX 5.0 to my '05 Demo 8, and it feels way better than the Swinger. The one thing though, Specialized makes their own upper eyelet for the DHX on the 2006 bikes. What I had to do to get mine on there was to take out the bearings in the upper eyelet, put the shock in there with no bushings on, push the bushings in from the sides with the shock in place, put the bearings back in, and then bolt everything down. It will be very difficult if I ever have to take the shock out, but the DHX is awesome, and wouldn't go back to the Swinger. The Rocco seems sick too, and the Avy shocks are always awesome, but the same compatability issues will be there I'm assuming, just talk to whoever you get the shock from and ask what you need to do.
     
  11. seismic

    seismic Turbo Monkey

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    Sell the Ti spring and get an Avy ! I promise you, you wont regret it .
     
  12. vitox

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    forget the ti spring, or at least dont think of it while shopping for a new shock

    you see platform shocks normally use less spring rate than normal shocks so its quite likely your new non-platform shock will be undersprung with your current ti spring.

    if you can fit a piggyback avy youll find the shock body to be lighter than your swinger.
     
  13. bizutch

    bizutch Delicate CUSTOM flower

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    www.canecreek.com and click on the Double Barrel. Herndon and Joe Haley tested them all year long with no problems...and no silly platform
     
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    then click on empty wallet:rolleyes:

    sick shock though
     
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    $100 vanilla RC+$180 Push race system=Light weight custom tuned shock!
    you don't need adjustments if the shock is valved for you and your style.

    my 2cents
     
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    someone forgot about 5th element... i <3 mine
     
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    Avy is the way to go.
     
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    what kind of avy
     
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    Is the double barrel out yet? Anyone know retail yet?
     
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    I'm going to cast my vote for the Avalanche. The first time you haul ass into a rockgarden with it and your bike just keeps wanting to go faster you'll understand why you bought it.
     
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