Best AM/XC rear shock…. Your opinion please….
Yeah, I don’t like the kashima colour, so I thinking it looks daft haha
I’m all about the kit being the best it can be, lightest, plushest, etc….however like many the overall aesthetics of the bike is important.
So if with some direction I can find a shock that will offer the same feel of the RP23 I would be delighted.Posted 3 years ago
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Could be an April fools but I got the email yesterday so they’re quite bad at it if it is.Posted 3 years ago
This has no doubt been asked before, however what is your preference?
I currently have a kashima RP23 200×57. It’s very plush but it looks a bit daft, so I was thinking about changing it, but not sure what yet.
Hence the question, any help is appreciated.
Thanks all.Posted 3 years agoRob HiltonMember
of course it’s about the bike
The people I know who are “all about the best kit” hardly ride and spend lots of their spare time navel-gazing.
The best riders I know, and the ones who get the most out of it, have got the most battered bikes.
I’m not saying you’ve got it all worng, but would you really prefer a bike that looked the tits but you didn’t enjoy riding over one that looked like crap that gave you endless fun?
For me its all about the riding. Of course a nice bike helps, but even a whole bike that “looks daft” could be a winner
Posted 3 years ago
as for best shock
my monarch is good but on fast repeated hits it gets overwhelmed, I could upgrade to the rc3+ but im unimpressed with the sealing
So ive just got a dhx air, which im about to slip a smaller rp23 air can on and the send to avalanche to get turned into what I hope is an uber shock at about half the price of a CCDB airPosted 3 years agotraildogMember
I would wait. My wife is in the beauty industry so she gets to hear about such things before anyone else and she tells me that Chanel are about to release a limited edition nail varnish to match the colour of the Kashima coating.
It’s part of the bid push beauty products at ‘Yummies’ (young urban males who are into personal grooming)and who wear makeup and beauty products. This is a big potential growth market for the cosmetic industry.
I don’t know about you, but I’d be gutted if I spent over 500 quid on a new shock to find that it was suddenly out of fashion. It’s certainly worth waiting and seeing if these new colours take off this summer.Posted 3 years agoEcky-ThumpMember
As this one started before noon, I’m going to assume it was an April Fool post, (likewise PUSHima).
…but as it’s now after-noon, I’ll stick with a sensible answer.Posted 3 years ago
The best XC shock may well be the RP23, with volume reducers if appropriate.
The best AM shock, will be entirely dependent on your view of what constitutes “AM”. Personally, I’d say CCDB coil is the best I’ve used, but RP23 is still pretty good if you want something lighter.
…and of course different bikes and different riders will all prefer different things.
< what do I know about best? but>
I reckon it depends a lot on the frame. Like, RP23 in my Hemlock, lots of linkage action and that, low leverage, generally getting an easy job to do, works brilliant. Same shock in a Five, needs to work a lot harder to make things work, not so perfect. CCDB is fab in my 224 but I’m told there’s other bikes it just doesn’t work that well in, I suppose frames that are designed to work really well with lesser shocks don’t benefit from the upgrade…
Not simple. Buy the one you like the look of.Posted 3 years ago
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