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    Should I chose coil spring or air shock?

    I have a Norco ignite and i am buying a new rear shock. Should I go for the coil spring or the air shock? Thanks

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    both coil and air can give you a smooth ride, with air you can fine tune it to your weight with a HP pump, with coil you would have to specify what size spring you want, and possibly have a lbs order you a new one if it's too light or heavy, but with a coil if the internal seals rupture you still have the spring keeping the bike up with air your ride is done until you have it rebuilt,

    something to think about
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    Isn't the Ignite a hardtail?
    The suspension of your bike sucks if it's different than mine. Really. It sucks. Big time.

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    The later Ignites are hardtails but the 2002 is dual suspension.
    http://www.bikepedia.com/Quickbike/B...nite&Type=bike There it is.

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    I just got my Fox Shock Vanilla RC 8.5" i2i
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    Here is the new shock. I didn't mean to put the old picture on.
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    It depends on how much adjustability you want. With that big ass bike you aren't looking to save weight. If you don't really mess with your shocks a lot, (most people don't) I would go coil. I have air front and back, and it's a pain sometimes. I never had to mess with my coil sprungs.

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    K I got a coil spring. It works good but the spring is to heavy for me. What lbs. spring do you think should fit me? The one I have is a 550lbs. spring. I weigh 110lbs.

    Thanks

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    Probably a 450. I'm 120lbs and that's what I ride.

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    Yea thats what I was looking at on ebay either a 450 or 400.

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