I currently have a 2008 Spec Stumpjumper with the standard Triad shock with no brain but its not working as well as it could, slow return, sticking a little etc, so I was looking at using it as an excuse to upgrade. However not ever having owned a full sus bike before I have no idea about rear shocks.
The standard triad is 7.25 x 1.75 which is a little uncommon and some people recommend fitting something like a rp23 in 7.5 x 2.0 guise.This would increase the rear travel slightly. But what does it mean when a shock is low or high volume? Should I look at upgrading with something like the rp23? Getting the triad reconditioned or anything else that I should look at?