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    Fox rl, rp2, Monarch rt3 or x fusion o2 rlx

    So as I am replacing my rear shock with an air can I am wondering which way to go. All 3 can be had from 200 to 300 and wondering which would be best option. I am around 275+ and running a 7.5 x 2.0 (190x50).

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    Need more info
    What bike and what type of terrain do you usually ride?
    What shock are you replacing?
    The Monarch RT3 is very good for the $ and easy to set up and adjust.
    The Fox shocks are good, just simpler.
    Of everything you listed above and without your additional info I'd recommend the Monarch based on features, easy of adjustment/tuning by user, and price.

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    Bike is nishiki wasatch, pretty close to a diomandback recoil. Replacing a cheap tough shock coil. Terrain is Texas hill country.

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    All options will be a step up.
    The Monarch is nice with the sag gradients clearly visible.
    Based on your weight, I'd recommend a minimum of a medium rebound and medium compression tune in the Float or Monarch.
    Do not purchase a shock with a low compression or rebound tune.
    I'd also stay away from Floats that use the high volume air can.
    A Monarch in a medium tune is a great shock and the sag gradients are very easy to interpret and work with.

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    So would a medium with high comp be a good bet?

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    I'd go medium compression and medium rebound tune.
    High compression will work as well, but that can be more of preference over performance.

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    thanks for the help. I just need to find the shock for a reasonable price.

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    $275 +/- for 2013 new.
    Universal Cycles -- Rock Shox Monarch RT3 Rear Shock 2013
    May do better buying used.
    either way you'll need mounting hardwear as well so figure another $15-30 depending on what you do there.

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