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  • What's a warranty worth? (on a shock)
  • chakaping
    Free Member

    So I need to buy a new shock.

    I can either get one from my LBS or pick up a new, boxed shock with no warranty for about 75% of the that price.

    Either a Monarch Plus or Fox X2, if that influences your answer.

    lucky7500
    Full Member

    Ultimately it’s worth the cost of a rebuild new shock if you have a problem. You could probably get a 25% discount to LBS price and a warranty by shopping around online.

    chakaping
    Free Member

    Ultimately it’s worth the cost of a rebuild new shock if you have a problem. You could probably get a 25% discount to LBS price and a warranty by shopping around online.

    Yeah it’s a gamble innit? 25% discount but the risk of having to fork out 50% if you’ve got a lemon.

    Two-year warranty with RS though, which is making me lean towards paying the extra there. Plus the fact that Monarchs do seem to have their problems.

    My LBS is actually about the cheapest in UK (it also does a lot of mail order).

    chakaping
    Free Member

    However the Fox is the shock I really want.

    Can’t even find length of warranty on their site or on Mojo’s.

    Ecky-Thump
    Free Member

    In the case of the Monarch, and from those I’ve heard about, I’d say the warranty was more valuable than the shock 😛

    Tom_W1987
    Free Member

    Do it on the X2.

    You’re a brave man if you you buy the monarch without a warranty though.

    kimbers
    Full Member

    You’re a brave man if you you buy the monarch without a warranty though.

    Agreed

    chakaping
    Free Member

    Two year warranty on the Fox as well, think I’m gonna go for the warranty either way then.

    crashtestmonkey
    Free Member

    given the reports of wear on Monarchs, particularly from owners of the Kona Process (your bike IIRC?) where the yoke design MAY increase wear, I’d be after a warranty.

    singlespeedstu
    Full Member

    I’d go for the X2 irrespective of warranty.

    Tom_W1987
    Free Member

    Or get a coil and be done with the 1lb increase in weight. Less to go wrong, less prone to wear on the whole.

    Some tasty deals around on Kage/Vivid shocks.

    The Kage will be better than every air shock except the Float X2.

    Onzadog
    Free Member

    As the owner of a monarch debonair plus, I’d choose anything else.

    It’s not even good enough to use as a donor for avalanche internals.

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