I'm trying to switch out the Fox Vanilla DHX 3.0 coil shock on my brother's Kona Stinky to something lighter since I've been replacing stuff on it make it more All-Mountain/Trail friendly, and most importantly getting it to a respectable weight, the shock is the only thing left stock on that bike.
I found a Float RL air shock off a Santa Cruz Butcher that matches up in size 8.5x2.5 and it's a high volume can, low compression, low rebound tune.
I contacted Kona and they said I'd be best with a high volume can since it ramps up less abruptly, and should go with a low compression, medium rebound tune.
Being a hardtail rider all my life, I'm clueless when it comes to this shock stuff.
How different would the bike ride with the low rebound vs. the medium rebound they recommended?
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