Ok, I'm planning my first Alps trip next summer to Morzine so I've been chatting recently to some people about what it's like. A lot of people mention that you shocks take a hell of a beating in a week over there. I currently have an Orange Five Pro 09 with 140mm Float R 32s and an RP32. I've been toying with the idea of replacing them for the trip with something bigger and beefier, second had that I could possibly sell again after the trip (depending on cost). I'm about 11 stone and don't ride super aggressive, but can push it at times.
a) Is it at all necessary with what I've currently got, bearing in mind that I don't want to trash my lovely kit in one week.
b) If it is a good idea, can you recommend anything to lookout for in the classifieds/eBay? I was thing of probably 160mm 36s on the front?