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    Upgrades?

    I just launched myself bak into the mtb world. As most people without an unlimmited budget, I shopped around and found a new 05 Jammis Dakar for only $450. This is the base model, however I did upgrade the brakes to Avid bb5's. I bought this on the understanding that the Dakar frames are all pretty much the same with the exception of the carbon chainstays on the upgraded models. I am looking foreward to uprading the rest of my compoents, but am new to the fs world. What I am interested in, I guess, would be the rear suspension. I have no clue as to which would be the best way to go. Any input would be greatly appreciated. BTW I ride mostly single tracks and cross country. Not many large hills in eastern FL.

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    find a Fox RP3 shock.... thats all you will ever need

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    you think air shok over coil?

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    depends how heavy you are and what you are going to be doing with it.... i ride almost all XC type trails with some small jumps thrown in the mix and weight 200 lbs and i love the rp3 on my bike... i think if you are going to be downhilling, then a piggy- backed coiler would be the choice since you have more fluid volume and the shock can run cooler

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    thanks, that takes care of th rear, what do you think about the manitou splcer?

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    I dont know anything about the manitou splice fork. I have a Manitou Minute 1:00 fork and i really like.... especially for what it is.. a freeride/ trail fork.. and i have it wound down to 100mm travel on a XC bike. the platform damping is nice ..... a lot less bobbing when pedalling.

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    J, I really appreciate your input and help, after I get my bike (here) and upgraded, I'll post a pic. Thanks.

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