I'm buying a Fuel EX 9 or 9.8. Haven't decided for or against carbon.
I want to put a coil shock on it. DHX RC4 to be exact. Is this a bad idea? On paper it makes sense to me. I can adjust low speed compression to create the platform that the RP23 has and if I understand the DRVC in how it operates, it essentially makes the suspension even less progressive. I've ridden the EX 9 and I'm not sure I like that. When I dial the RP23 in for me it feels harsh and wallows mid stroke. I want it to be more plush.
Now before anyone says "It can't be done". It very well can. With a non DRCV Evo link, which I have.
Now I'm no suspension expert and I have no idea if the spring characteristics of a coil would work well with a split pivot design. I've searched and there was a guy who put a coil on his Remedy which is essentially the same bike with more travel, but he is a downhiller.
IMO Air shocks aren't "better" than coil. Just different. For some reason the cycling community has coil shocks pegged as inferior. Just like Fox did when I asked in a F36 Van could be taken down to 120-140mm of travel.
Is this a bad call?
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