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    XC or Trail

    I am sending my Manitou Swinger out for service and one of the questions is type of riding.

    How would you describe Wompatuck? That is my main riding place and it has a bit of everything. Is it XC or Trail? I hit the jumps, bomb the downhills, fly through rock gardens etc.. Not buffed out single track.

    Thanks for your input!
    My name is Chris and I ride a Prophet 650b with a Lefty.

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    XC or Trail

    I would say trail. A XC tune is probably going to be more race oriented.


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    Seems pretty silly when we have to ask the internet what kind of riding we do. Would be nice if you could tell Push where and on what bike you rode., that should be enough to tune a shock. These modern ride descriptors mean nothing outside of a geographical context. I guarantee the description of Wompy would change if it were in some other region, or if ridden by someone from California, Colorado, or the Mid-West.
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    That's a good point. The tune should be in keeping with the bike. 6"+ travel in the back with 140mm Lefty up front. That has trail written all over it.

    I'm planning on sending it to Dirt Labs. They do Manitou rebuilds. Hopefully they can bring it back to life. Good thing I have 2! (shocks that is)

    I think Wompy could be called XC with Trail. Lots of hard technical sections that make you work.
    My name is Chris and I ride a Prophet 650b with a Lefty.

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