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roco or dhx??????????????

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by dmilkman589, Mar 14, 2008.

  1. dmilkman589

    dmilkman589 Chimp

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    im buying a new rear shock, should i get the roco world cup from marzochi or the dhx 5.0 from fox. im racing dh and the ocational freeride jump. and lots of big drops,just for fun.. o and im puttin it on the 2007 rotec rl9 frame. any recomendations?????????????
     

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  2. cheetaprowlerDH

    cheetaprowlerDH Turbo Monkey

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    personally, i would say Rocco, but you truly cant go wrong with either shock... theyre both awesome performers!

    i'm putting a Rocco on mine once i get funds... (Sully reccomended)
     
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    hey i no sully. are you sponsored my rotec?
     
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    Since his 10-year Cheeta contract has expired recently, I'd believe so :clapping:
     
  5. cheetaprowlerDH

    cheetaprowlerDH Turbo Monkey

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    :biggrin::busted:

    yeah, i'm sponsored, but i truly cant say i've done much for representing the company outside of a local underground race with like 14 people and my typical 6hr. DH/FR/DJ/HK thrash rides 4 or 5 days a week...

    and if you can get the Rocco and end up having problems with it, i'm 100% that Sully would be stoked to help you out anywhere!
     
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    Monkeybidnezz Turbo Monkey

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    I can't speak from personal experience having ridden only the Fox and Manipoo stuff, but my bro has been on both the DHX and the Roco and swears by the new RS Vivids in comparison.
     
  7. cheetaprowlerDH

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    true... i waaas looking at a vivid as well, i'm just one to see what pops at me first with my absence of money just about 24/7
     
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    i'd go with the rocco . i have a dhx on my socom and i'm not to happy with it.
     
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    go with the roco. especially if you are running a zocchi up front.
     
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    people, people! it's ROCO! not rocco.

    the saying isn't "rock out with your cock cock out"


    go for the ROCO if you want smooth, reliable damping.
    go for the dhx if you want a pedal platform.

    the ROCO will have better small bump sensativity.
     
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    haven't ridden a ROCO, but after having DHX 5s on three different bikes and recently switching over to a Vivid, it's safe to say I'll never own another DHX.
     
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    my father made this mistake selling his 2007 roco coil r on ebay, labeled it as rocco and some guy snagged it for 30 euros before he noticed it,

    where as his 2002 fox vanilla went for 60 haha
     
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    one can tell i've never owned one:busted:

    i'll go write it on the chalkboard 100 times:monkeydance:
     
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    thanks for the help i guess ill pick up the roco then
     
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    just let me say as a simple comparison, the good old curb test at 10-15mph. the roco blows the dhx out of the water. not dhx is not bad you can feel the curb pretty good but the roco just makes it plain disappear. also from the little experience on the 2 shock the roco will have much much better small bump sensitivity.

    btw i'm comparing a dhx to a roco wc AIR. not coil to coil. and they both were/are on a cove peeler.