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    Having trouble making a decision, roco vs van RC

    I'm trying to find a shock in 7.875x2.0 that works best for me (if you have one let me know too!) I have an eastern slash frame, with 5 inches of travel on a single pivot.

    My choices are a FOX Vanilla RC that's been pushed. It's a pretty dated shock but it is pushed... the coil is 650lbs. Is this going to be way too stiff? I weigh 170 at most, was 160 last time I checked. I ride with gear sometimes, a chest protector, shin pads, full face. But only when downhilling which I usually use my other bike for.

    The other choice is a Marzocchi ROCO. It's air w/o the piggy back.

    I like to do my own service and I'm a big fan of the roco coil on my downhill. Super easy to change the oil on, and apparently easy to service. I got my other roco setup super plush and it would just glide over stuff at snowshoe. But it's coil so I'm not sure if the air will be the same.

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    To know the correct spring rate we also need to know how much travel your bike has and what linkage system it employs.

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    ...first sentence there speed reader

    Some more info: I have looked @ TFTuned's calculator and it says I should run something around upper 400's. I however don't mind a stiff rear end. Got a firm coil in my sherman fork too which would be nice to match.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dccool879 View Post
    ...first sentence there speed reader

    Some more info: I have looked @ TFTuned's calculator and it says I should run something around upper 400's. I however don't mind a stiff rear end. Got a firm coil in my sherman fork too which would be nice to match.
    Sorry mate.

    Go with what TF Tuned calculator says.

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    Getting a rear shock that is Pushed for a different rider and different bike is not going to work out very well for you. Chances are that the tuning is going to be way off.

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    Well this is all good news because I had already gone with the roco, loving it too.

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