Rear shock for a 2005 Turner 5-spot?
I’m trying to do a bit of bike upgrading but it’s proving harder than it should be to give away money!
I’m looking at replacing the old Romic coil with an air shock; I was after a Rockshox Monarch RC3 but it seems they simply don’t exist, nowhere has any stock at all and can’t get hold of any more. Which is a bit of a bugger because I had sort of got my heart set on it after lots of research.
So what else is worth a punt that you can actually get hold of? I wanted something different from a Fox (the last Fox shock I had was utterly unreliable, and they’re more expensive too) but I’d quite like the improved compression damping of the RC3 over the RT3 monarch (this is of course assuming that anyone actually has an RT3…)
Is there anything else worth looking at?
It seems to be a growing phenomenon that while the choice of components is quite large the range that you can actually get hold of is an awful lot shorter…
PhilPosted 6 years agoMuddyDaveMember
Not sure this is much use to you but I recently changed out a Monarch R on a Salsa Spearfish to an RT3. Difference is noticeable when in platform mode and wide open, just seems a much smoother shock and also definite difference in all 3 positions. On my Five I have a pushed RP3 and find very little difference in the settings compared to the RS although the Push did help it stop blowing through its travel.
But, all very difference suspension systems to yours. the RT3 does get lots of love of the MTBR forums when I looked last.Posted 6 years agoRusty MacSubscriber
Have you tried bike-components.de? Earlier in the year a bunch of people were getting Sectors at cheap prices from them. I don’t know if there pricing is competative on the RC3 but they seem to have a big selection marked as in stock.
Looks like they have RC3 shock in 2011 2012 models and regular and high volume housings.Posted 6 years ago
The Romic it has at the moment seems fine, despite having not been serviced or had its bushings replaced in years, but I’d just like something lighter for everyday use.
Rusty, thanks, I hadn’t noticed them – will give them a try. I would put money on having the same “we didn’t know the distributors haven’t got any” though; they’re still showing in stock at the three places I’ve ordered one from already!
Why is it so difficult to give away money…Posted 6 years ago
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