I'm currently running a Cane Creek Double Barrel on my 6 Pack. This has completely spoilt me.
However, my new Nicolai Helius AM purchase dictates a new shock choice. 200mm i2i / 57mm stroke required.
The CCDB is not an option on the new Nicolai as it deadens the mid-stroke, and I want to keep the weight down.
Shortlisted are the folllowing :
RS Monarch 4.2
Fox DHX 5.0 Air
Also available is the DHX 5.0 Coil but this is 1.5lb heavier than the RP23, and I'd have to PUSH it anyway. I'm keen to re-try air shocks, especially for this build
Monarch seeems to have better adjustability , but MTBR report a host of problems and I'm no fan of RS !
RP23 is pretty simplistic in it's function, and I've had 3 failures previously (sorted under warranty though).
DHX 5.0 Air have a mixed bag of reports, but suit my purpose perfectly
Any experience / recommendations out there ?
Fork choice is limited to 36 TALAS RC2 or 36 Float RC2, as they have supreme damping and mid stroke control on the 2009 units. TALAS may be useful for some of our climbs in Scotland.
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