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    Coil shock on a VT1?

    I want to put a DHX 5 on my VT1, but I'm not sure there's enough clearance for the coil. Has anyone else tried this? The Manitou Swinger has GOT TO GO!

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    sorry it a bit of topic but what the manitou like? is it the 4 way?
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    This problem could quite simply be solved if people would stop buying Konas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bxxer rider
    sorry it a bit of topic but what the manitou like? is it the 4 way?
    Do you ever speak coherent English?


    OP: Who manufactures the VT1?

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    Giant VT1

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    it doen't look like there's much space for a coil but you should just get a better air shock fox dhx air 5.0 or marz roco tst air two great shox that blow that manipoo out the box...
    my 2 cents

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Blonde
    Do you ever speak coherent English?


    OP: Who manufactures the VT1?
    well im sorry but i can not help it
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    This problem could quite simply be solved if people would stop buying Konas.

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    I'm done with air shocks for now. They're just too much of a pain to adjust! I like the idea of being able to adjust preload on the trail without a HP pump.

    So I take it no one has tried?
    Last edited by CHSIsupplier; 06-12-2008 at 02:16 PM.

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    I used to own an 03 VT2. I did not change out the shock but have read about someone doing so with a fox vanilla coil.

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    Thanks for the info! I hope like hell it fits!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Blonde
    Do you ever speak coherent English?


    OP: Who manufactures the VT1?

    Dude, he's from the UK. TRY to be a nice guy.

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    I've never seen a coil on a VT. Measure the space, then measure a shock.

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    One of my friends ran a Swinger 4 Way Coil Over on his VT1, so a coil shock fits. However, the linkage bearings wore out incredibly fast on that bike, not sure if this has to do with the coil shock or not, because I had a friend who had a VT2 with a air shock and never had bearing or linkage problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHSIsupplier
    I'm done with air shocks for now. They're just too much of a pain to adjust! I like the idea of being able to adjust preload on the trail without a HP pump.

    So I take it no one has tried?
    hummm so you would surgest for me to avoid DHX air? as i have been planning on getting one on my patraiot as for one its got to be better then my van rc and lighter (?) possibly
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    This problem could quite simply be solved if people would stop buying Konas.

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    I've already had to replace the linkages once. I think it's jsut a case of Giant using cheap bearings. But I don't expect much more at that price. Thanks for info...I have a much better feeling about this now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHSIsupplier
    I'm done with air shocks for now. They're just too much of a pain to adjust! I like the idea of being able to adjust preload on the trail without a HP pump.

    So I take it no one has tried?
    Coil spring Preload is for minute fine tuning. If you think adjusting air shock's is a PITA wait till your wallet lightens due to numerous coil spring purchases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bxxer rider
    hummm so you would surgest for me to avoid DHX air? as i have been planning on getting one on my patraiot as for one its got to be better then my van rc and lighter (?) possibly
    Yes.. If you want to go air, the swinger 4 way air is a far better shock on a high forward single pivot..If you want a plusher non platform shock look into the Roco's.
    Actually my 3 way air on my SP trail bike performs better than the DHX air on my Bullit.
    It actually has midstroke damping..
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    I would pay almost any price to avoid using the high pressure pump at this point, but I get what you're saying. At $50+ for springs, I could go through a pile of cash trying to get it dialed.

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    Is this bike still available today and is the technology still current?

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    Is this bike still available today and is the technology still current?

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    I'm having trouble with this post for some reason, sorry

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    Quote Originally Posted by tealboy1 View Post
    Is this bike still available today and is the technology still current?
    No and no. Why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHSIsupplier View Post
    I would pay almost any price to avoid using the high pressure pump at this point, but I get what you're saying. At $50+ for springs, I could go through a pile of cash trying to get it dialed.
    Get 'em used on PinkBike for 25 bones

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