People, I need your help and educated opinions on this matter of changing the suspension on my 2009 SC Nomad all-mountain setup.
I know actually what this boils down to, is the air vs. coil debate, but I am about to pull the trigger on this clearance deal on my LBS for this air sprung combo of 2009 Fox 36 Float RC2/Manitou Evolver ISX-6 for under $1000 fitted and I want any last moment heads up from other users.
Currently my Nomad has a 2007 Marzocchi 66 RV ETA/2009 Fox DHX 5.0 coil suspension combo, which I am pretty happy about in general except from the weight (about 35lbs.) and my riding is 60% AM - 40% FR.
But this offer prize-wise and weight-wise is too good to miss, so please let me know what you think?
Have you used such a setup for all-mountain riding and more specifically how do they compare:
- 2009 Fox 36 Float RC2 vs. 2007 Marzocchi 66 RV ETA (both 160mm)
- 2009 Manitou Evolver ISX-6 vs. 2009 Fox DHX 5.0 coil
I know it's like comparing apples with oranges (air sprung vs. coil sprung) but nowadays, with the development and improvements in suspension engineer and materials, performance-wise both types are separated by a very thin line when used for the same kind of riding.
Also what about maintenance, does the Fox 36 Float need constant care?
Do I pull the trigger or not?
Change from full coil to full air or not, is it worth it, or stick to coil and have more piece of mind?
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