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    Rock Shox Monarch Debon Air shock on 2014 Alloy Niner Rip9 questions..

    Does anyone know what Tune comes stock on this shock? I have the opportunity to purchase the 2015 Debon Air shock and want to make sure I get the correct tune for it. Can I just order a 2.00x7.875 shock in a Medium tune and expect excellence?!

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    If anyone is physically looking at their 2014 monarch shock, could you please tell me if it says M M or L L? These will be the tune indicators. Thanks!

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    Mine has two stickers on it, a red one with an L, and a blue one beside it that says L3

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    Quote Originally Posted by rufus View Post
    Mine has two stickers on it, a red one with an L, and a blue one beside it that says L3
    Thanks for the info. It is a light tune. The complete Devon air shocks off the shelf are Medium tunes.

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    L & L3 on both my Lge Rip9 & my wife's Small Rip9

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gutch View Post
    Does anyone know what Tune comes stock on this shock? I have the opportunity to purchase the 2015 Debon Air shock and want to make sure I get the correct tune for it. Can I just order a 2.00x7.875 shock in a Medium tune and expect excellence?!

    I assume your shock is not able to get the DeBon air upgrade kit installed on your shock? I am waiting for the kit so I can do the upgrade on my 2014.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stygz1 View Post
    I assume your shock is not able to get the DeBon air upgrade kit installed on your shock? I am waiting for the kit so I can do the upgrade on my 2014.
    It is upgradable, I just figured for 320 I'd get the upgrade and the black stanchions.
    However, I don't want to pay for a revalve!

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    I thought the upgrade also gets the black stanchions.
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    The new monarch plus rc3 2015 is it better than the fox float x. Is there a climb mode in monarch?

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    Yes, rock shox calls it pedal.
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    $220 to re-valve the 2015 to L and L3 tune! New shock and re-valve $550! I'll have to go without the badass black stanchion! Dammit.

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    So what exactly does "light tune" and "medium tune" mean in regards to the way it will perform on the bike. What are the differences between them?

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    Its the shim stack set up. Niner uses a L or Light tune for their CVA design. It's what they've found to perform the best with their suspension design. Are you running 30% sag f&R on your rip?

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    Right, I understand "light" as opposed to medium or heavy. But what does it actually mean as to how the shock performs versus other tunings. Does it compress into its travel more easily, or ramp up faster, or what? What riding characteristics does it offer?

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    Is there a big difference between the Monarch plus rc 2014 and 2015 version?

    Is it possible to use the mounting hardware of fox with monarch?
    Last edited by rave81; 06-13-2014 at 04:44 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gutch View Post
    $220 to re-valve the 2015 to L and L3 tune! New shock and re-valve $550! I'll have to go without the badass black stanchion! Dammit.
    Hey Gutch, where are you getting the upgrade? I have been looking since it's announcement but can't find anywhere to order it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobrmr View Post
    Hey Gutch, where are you getting the upgrade? I have been looking since it's announcement but can't find anywhere to order it!
    They're not available yet. I'll get one though.

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