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    New question here. Is it worth upgrading rear shock on Diamondback Recoil?

    Rear shock is called Tuff Shock 7.5 x 2.0 and apparently it has oil dampening. I feel like it's a little bit too bouncy though.

    Would it be worth spending $175-$230 on a Fox RP23 rear shock?

    Is it worth spending extra for the RP23 with kashima coating?

    Or should I just buy like a RP2 or R?

    Need some advice!

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    Id look around for a decently priced used rp23. The fork could use an upgrade too, but between the 2 its probably more than you paid for the bike.

    I guess the question would be - Do you plan on keeping it for awhile? Or do you see yourself upgrading to a nicer model?

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    For now I love the bike and I don't really think upgrading would change anything for me besides more durable parts. Should I consider the monarch rt3 too?
    I'm gonna ride it probably till things start breaking

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    If you feel its a worthwhile investment vs putting the money spent into a better bike, then go for it.

    The main advantage to the monarch rt3 is the ability to service it yourself. If you have basic mechanical knowledge. Yes i would definitely consider it.

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    Good to know thank you!

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