Page 9 of 9 FirstFirst ... 4 5 6 7 8 9
Results 201 to 203 of 203
  1. #201
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    in the trench
    Posts
    10,982
    Its nice to have both air and coil. Air for pedaly days snd the coil for more down days and then you have a spare too. You can usually find new or next to new shocks on pb buy n sell at a big discount. If/when rebuild or custom tune still has you below retail.
    Coil is still king on the downs. Its not all about the initial suppleness either, although my wrists greatly appreciate that every lift served day. The lack of air seal stiction is great for spring recovery too, anywhere in the shock stroke. Coils recover from hits with the same suppleness of that initial stroke. Theyre just so active everywhere in the stroke and just controlled by the damping and not hindered by air seal stiction. Deep in the travel through the rough trail sections theyre just amazing. They can really open up terrain or tge trail. Theres some pretty great air shocks out there now and the x2 is at/near the top but a good coil is really hard to beat for pure dh performance

    Sent from my SM-G950W using TGR Forums mobile app

  2. #202
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Your Mom's House
    Posts
    6,633
    Quote Originally Posted by meter-man View Post
    How did you choose the MRP? I am not familiar with that brand and their shock line-up, but will check it out.
    1) local(ish) company in Colorado
    2) offered the progressive spring, which I knew would be a good idea since as you noted the Patrol is pretty linear
    3) price was competitive (slightly more than Fox/Rockshox but less than 11-6 or EXT)
    4) good reviews
    Quote Originally Posted by Norseman View Post
    All ye punterz! Leave thine stupid heavy skis in the past, or at least in the resort category, for the age of lightweight pussy sticks is upon us! Behold! Keep up with the randocommandos on their carbon blades of shortness! Break thine tibias into spiral splinters with pintech extravagance!

  3. #203
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    CA
    Posts
    2,113
    Quote Originally Posted by adrenalated View Post
    1) local(ish) company in Colorado
    2) offered the progressive spring, which I knew would be a good idea since as you noted the Patrol is pretty linear
    3) price was competitive (slightly more than Fox/Rockshox but less than 11-6 or EXT)
    4) good reviews
    Thanks for the rec. That Hazzard looks like a great option. You like?

    After settling on the Cascade link for the Patrol, now I'm thinking I should just go straight to a coil first, but a coil that works with a linear frame. MRP Hazzard or EXT Storia seem to be the best fit for the Patrol, given their progressive spring (Hazzard) or damper (Storia, custom-tuned) plus the Storia hydraulic bottom-out. Storia seems like the best option. Crazy.

    Anyone running a Storia on their SBG Patrol?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •