I want to lighten my Chaparral up a little for all day rides and have a Talas 36 fork for the front and now want to put an air shock in place of the Vanilla RC. I'm not concerned about the lack of travel, I mostly ran the coil shock in 5" mode even with a Boxxer Ride up front. An air shock on a Chaparral doesn't seem very common, but if anyone's tried it I'd like answers to the following:
With an air shock in the 5" setting will the geometry be the same as with a coil shock in the 5" setting?
Can I use an air shock in place of the Vanilla RC (ie in same mounting position) if I get one with the same i2i and stroke?
What air shock would you recommend (in either mounting position)?
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