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    Upgrading Rear Shock on 2009 Dawg Deluxe

    Dear Everyone,

    I currently own a 2009 Dawg Deluxe and am thinking of upgrading the shock to get a more plush feel in the rear suspension. I am using the stock Fox RP2 and while not a bad shock by any means; a more plush feel over small bumps without bottoming out would be perferred.

    I am not too concerned about weight so a coil shock is an alternative. Please provide recommendations.

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    John

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    DHX 5 Coil

    Size 200X50mm

    As good as it gets without wiping out the bank account.

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    I was thinking of a Fox DHX 5 as well. Thanks for the size info.

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    John

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    No good

    I'm considering going to a coil, instead of the stock RP2. Mine has about 261 miles of trail riding, and it's holding air and not leaking. My 09 Dawg weighs just a hair over 31 pounds, and I weigh around 165. I don't care about the extra pound of weight, or having propedal. I wonder if the Van R is a decent rear shock, or don't waste the money?

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    you're selling yourself short if you dont consider an ISX6. mine has absolutely transformed my dawg. id say (compared to the isx6) the rp2 IS a bad shock. it doesnt do anything remotely as well!

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    Huh, I really like the RP2 on one of my bikes. I think it's great for climbing with pro-pedal . It's also pretty good for for XC and some light DH.

    I ride an RP3 on my Kona Dawg Deelux 05. It's a very plush shock but can bottom out. I use it for a lot of DH and quite a bit of XC but it's not that great for climbing. I'd be interested in checking some of the ones mentioned here but I've always liked the RP2 and RP3.

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