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    ... and if we just ... coilers

    Why do the coilers ride lighter than their weight? I am considering a Coiler dee lux or heckler and when I got a chance to ride the coiler it felt Like 28 lbs not 35 lbs. How is this posible? Thanks M.C.

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    Dun't know! I have been very pleased with how well my '05 Coiler DL pedals.
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    stable platform shocks

    Quote Originally Posted by M.C.
    Why do the coilers ride lighter than their weight? I am considering a Coiler dee lux or heckler and when I got a chance to ride the coiler it felt Like 28 lbs not 35 lbs. How is this posible? Thanks M.C.
    I think the stable platform shocks have a lot to do with it. I have an '04 Stinky that weighs 41lbs, yet I am amazed at how well it pedals with the Fox pro-pedal rear shock. It feels less than its weight as well. The fact that the suspension is not bobbing would be my guess. My buddy has a 2001 Cove G-Spot that felt heavy (even though it weighs a bit less than my Stinky) because the thing was so damn bouncy. He had his Fox shock rebuilt by Push Technologies and now it has stable platform valving. It's like a new bike, pedals much better! Of course the Heckler has a 5th element shock available as well so they pedal nicely too (I have another buddy with one built up as a light freeride/trail bike with the 5th element coil). I think you can't go wrong with either, both good bikes.

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    I suspect that Propedal has a lot to do with it. I've got an 02 Stinky (pretty much the same as a Coiler) without stable platform damping, and it pedals exactly like what it is...a 40lb single pivot boing-boing bike.

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