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    V10 Shock Debate

    Vivid Air or Fox DHX RC4?

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    Why not CCDB, or BOS Stoy? I have a RC4 on my V10, seems to run pretty well, but I haven't tried any others.

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    'Cus they don't come standard on a "complete" V10. Going custom adds to the already exhorbitant price tag.

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    CCDB....you will never look back....pay the extra cash for it....you will thank me
    the trick is ENJOYING YOUR LIFE EACH DAY, don't waste them away wishing for better days

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS View Post
    CCDB....you will never look back....pay the extra cash for it....you will thank me
    What he said ^^^

    Just got a CCDB and love it. My buddy also upgraded recently from an RC4 and is really stoked. I'm a fan of coil shocks in general though for DH so would probably go RC4 over the air shock, but I think a CCDB, Elka, etc. would be better if you can sort that out.

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    Vivid air. Feels like magic.

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    Vivid Air!

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    elastomers for life!!!!










    that said, i am the proud owner of a CCDB...
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    Quote Originally Posted by illnotsick View Post
    Vivid air. Feels like magic.
    coil is always better then air...and CCDB is better then pretty much every other coil shock
    the trick is ENJOYING YOUR LIFE EACH DAY, don't waste them away wishing for better days

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    vivid air, virtually indistinguishable performance from my RC4.

    my v10c came with the RC4. after a half season of racing and riding, i came across a "cheap" vivid air. decided, what the hell, to try the Vivid Air R2C. lost about 0.6lbs (from the Ti-sprung RC4) and performance is equal.

    durability wise, hard to say, but i'm kinda anal about my bikes, my suspension gets a rebuild once a season. if you're not one for even routine maintenance, RC4 may be the better route.

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    an air shock doesn't belong on a downhill 8 inch travel bike, you dont see them on moto bikes, street bikes, cars, trophy trucks, anything. stick with a coil and go rc4, or upgrade to ccdb. can't beat ohlins engineering

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    Quote Originally Posted by csermonet View Post
    an air shock doesn't belong on a downhill 8 inch travel bike, you dont see them on moto bikes, street bikes, cars, trophy trucks, anything. stick with a coil and go rc4, or upgrade to ccdb. can't beat ohlins engineering
    Whatever. Rode the vivid air for two seasons on a V-10c with no issues what so ever. And yes you are starting to see air shocks on a list of things. I will never run coil again.
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    imho go with a ccdb or an rc4. I am currently running a vivid air, It's nice but I also run a ccdb on my delirium and I like the feel of that better than the vivid air. I am playing around with the tuning of the shock but to me it just doesn't feel as good as the ccdb. I was gonna order a ccdb for the podium but decided to give avalanche a try since they have gotten such good feedback.

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    Fox on this bad boyee --- took it outside -- (for better light) -- in mid build.... photo sent via cell phone --- blingy photos, from a real camera coming soon.

    just a couple things to shore up with the build:

    cut the steer tube
    cut the seat post
    install rotors // adjust

    waiting on Renthal stem.

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    The air shock works nicely with the travel adjustment.
    Keep the Country country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedal Shop View Post
    Fox on this bad boyee --- took it outside -- (for better light) -- in mid build.... photo sent via cell phone --- blingy photos, from a real camera coming soon.

    just a couple things to shore up with the build:

    cut the steer tube
    cut the seat post
    install rotors // adjust

    waiting on Renthal stem.

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    Nice. That's one long-azz seatpost. You gonna take that thing XC riding?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brainbckt View Post
    Nice. That's one long-azz seatpost. You gonna take that thing XC riding?

    ha ha ---- post is right out of the box, needs to be cut.


    2012 frame is not open ended at the bottom of the seat tube and there's a big disclaimer sticker on it that reads: "Seatpost must be inserted at minimum of 4", less than 4" of seatpost insertion will void the warranty"



    FYI:
    38.8lbs as is right now -- before cutting off the excess post and we're waiting for a Renthal stem which is, for sure, much lighter than the temporary brick that's on there now.


    ** l bet an air shock would drop the weight a good 2lbs but the guy buying it wants coil..

    l'm on the same boat -- prefer coil for rigs like that V-10
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    it's clearly not yet finished dude

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedal Shop View Post

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    38.8lbs as is right now -- before cutting off the excess post and we're waiting for a Renthal stem which is, for sure, much lighter than the temporary brick that's on there now.

    What size?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS View Post
    coil is always better then air...and CCDB is better then pretty much every other coil shock
    Unless you ride hard...then the CCDB just blows up constantly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS View Post
    coil is always better then air...and CCDB is better then pretty much every other coil shock
    Well since you're so fat and have to run over the max psi

    I have a push tuned dhx 5 and a vivid air that i've tried back to back multiple times on my V10, and the vivid air feels better every time. It's seen full bike park weekends as well and I never noticed a change in performance. There isn't any initial stiction like there is in my world cup either

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gemini2k05 View Post
    Unless you ride hard...then the CCDB just blows up constantly.
    maybe yours does, but i guarantee mine has seen some heavy hitting without a single issue...


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    I have a Vivid Air on my Nomad and love it. The Vivid Air is over a pound lighter than my Vivid R2C with the steel spring. The price tag on a Vivid Air is a little steep, but whats a little extra $$.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csermonet View Post
    an air shock doesn't belong on a downhill 8 inch travel bike, you dont see them on moto bikes, street bikes, cars, trophy trucks, anything. stick with a coil and go rc4, or upgrade to ccdb. can't beat ohlins engineering
    They have air shocks on helicopters though.... My dad flies search and rescue so I've seen a fair share of hopter chopters and asked about certain parts.

    Vivid air is simply amazing. Rode one on a Demo 8 and it felt like i was riding on butter. AIR is better than coil in this instance.

    That said CCDB is better than the vivid air from what I've heard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS View Post
    coil is always better then air...and CCDB is better then pretty much every other coil shock
    Just curious... have you tried the vivid air?
    What constitutes "always better"...

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