Progressive 5th Element....What to do

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  1. Riding

    Riding Monkey

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    Brought my bike('04 Santa Cruz Bullit) into the shop a couple weeks ago to have the boingy parts looked at. Got a call yesterday that Progressive is no longer working on MTB shocks and the company Progressive recommended, GarageWorks doesn't seems to be answering their phone.

    So my dilemma is that I don't know if I should pursuit the rebuild option and continue to be without a bike for a while or should I just spring(no pun intended) for a new shock?

    There's also a great thread about some folks rebuilding their own 5th elements which would be an option if I bought a new shock.
    http://www.ridemonkey.com/forums/showthread.php?t=184201

    Would love to hear from some Bullit owners about replacement shocks as well as anyone who's had problems attempting to rebuild a fifth(or any shock for the matter.)
     
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  2. Jozz

    Jozz Joe Dalton

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  3. Sandwich

    Sandwich Pig my fish!
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    check out avalanche. They currently (or soon) do a rebuild/upgrade for a 5th element. I would suggest either that, having it rebuilt using the method in the downhill section (how to turn your crap 5th ele into a shimmed damper etc.), or buying a used shock by another company. good luck!
     
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  4. HAB

    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    Yes. Awesome shock, but not nearly as $$$ as some ultra high end stuff.
     
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  5. SVPPB

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    Just go rob a shock off of a MAGNA!
     
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