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    best air shock for the rune

    i'm thinking of getting a spare. i currently have a dhx coil and like to go lighter for longer rides.

    is the evolver the best setup for the rune? is even a lighter air shock like a monarch decent or probably not?

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    i think the pushed monarch rt/am would be a great choice for an air shock for the rune. tuned for you and your weight/riding style and they're on sale right now

    Push Industries - RockShox Monarch RT/RT-AM

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    I have been running a Push Monarch RT-AM on a Spitfire all season and it complements the linkage extremely well. If you go this route, I would recommend asking Push to install a bottom out bumper to make the shock ramp up faster at the end of the stroke and the air spring curve of the Monarch will really shine. If you are looking at performance over extended DH runs, the Monarch plus may be a valuable upgrade for the improved heat dissipation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nybike1971 View Post
    I have been running a Push Monarch RT-AM on a Spitfire all season and it complements the linkage extremely well. If you go this route, I would recommend asking Push to install a bottom out bumper to make the shock ramp up faster at the end of the stroke and the air spring curve of the Monarch will really shine. If you are looking at performance over extended DH runs, the Monarch plus may be a valuable upgrade for the improved heat dissipation.
    monarch plus looks great but i can't stomach 500 plus for an air shock when i can get an elka coil for 450

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    thanks, that does look like a good deal.
    do you think the larger volumne air can is needed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dft View Post
    thanks, that does look like a good deal.
    do you think the larger volumne air can is needed?
    talk to push, it depends on your weight i think and the suspensions leverage curve. the guys at push would have the best idea

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    I ran the evolver for nearly 3000 miles. I changed it out three times because each started leaking oil right around 100 miles. Garage Works does a nice rebuild. I loved the shock on the Rune but I can't keep replacing them so I am moving to a Fox DHX 5.0. Evolver is a great air shock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mollystocks View Post
    I ran the evolver for nearly 3000 miles. I changed it out three times because each started leaking oil right around 100 miles. Garage Works does a nice rebuild. I loved the shock on the Rune but I can't keep replacing them so I am moving to a Fox DHX 5.0. Evolver is a great air shock.
    Sounds like who ever rebuilt it for you used sub par o-rings. The only parts that wear should be the o-rings and 100miles before leaking sounds like the o-rings aren't doing their job.

    I get WAY more miles than that before rebuilds.

    I totally recommend the ISX-6

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    another vote for the isx-6

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    +2 fo ISX-6. I've been hammering mine for almost two years and it is much overdue for a rebuild and still functioning fine. I like it much better than the RP23 that came with the bike when I first got the Rune. Not as plush as coil, but very versatile in tuneability and can handle a lot of terrain without much ill efffect in performance, if any at all. Bottom out/volume control, HSC/LSC should be on a every shock IMO.
    Ride On!

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    Typo, they went about 1000 miles not 100 miles (it was late at night). The first factory shock went about 1200-1300 miles, the next factory shock that I picked up went about 1000 miles. The rebuilt shock went about 700 miles. It is still rideable but there is oil seeping every where.

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    love my isx-6. plush and very tuneable. it's leaking oil and needs to be rebuilt, but performance doesn't seem to be affected. gonna milk it for a few more rides before i hang up my rune for the winter

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    Who is gonna be the first to run an X-fusion Vector HLR air? It's supposed to be buuuutttter.

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