Just thought I would post a review on the avalanche rear shock since there hasn't been much said about them. We have tried a lot of different rear shocks on the AFR RockShock Vivid Air CCDB Elka5 and all where very good but there wasn't wow facter there. I haven't tried any of the Bos stuff just cant make a connection with them but hearing everything that you guys have said about them I'm sure there excellent. So we called Greg at avalanche and gave him all the spec of the AFR he went on the Nicolai web page
And look at the ratio and called me back and wanted to know what type of ridding etc . The most important question he ask me is what travel setting the bike would be in which I thought no one has ever ask that question before so I said why do you want that for and he told me he could not build a shock for three different travel settings which really made me think this is going to be a real special shock.
So here is the ride report we install it on the frame and fits great set the sag to 35% and off I go the bike pedals really nice so I head to some technical climbing. What I notice with the shock is that it really locks up well with keeping wheel planted to ground and it like the shock pushes you forward doesn't lock you into the rocks it like having a giro to the bike got up things I haven't got up in a while. It is very responsive but not to the point it sucks up all you power. So we head over to some rock gardens same thing shock just floats over everything and doesn't suck out you energy and pushes you through.
Know the descents the shock really shined here very plush and responsive eat up everything thrown at it and keeps rear end in controlled in every speed. The shock gives you a lot of confidence when your at high speeds going down never feels out of control.
Summary has I said all the other shocks are great. But this shock is like buying a custom
suit it fit perfect and is tailored made for bike and rider. The best thing is it can be sent back to be revalved or adjusted so if you change your mind you don't have to buy another shock
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