Thoughts on new Fox air shocks?
I'm looking to lighten up my bike and replace my CCDB with a Fox or X-Fusion air rear shock. The DBair didn't fit, so that's out.
My bike is a Ventana 2012 El Ciclon and I'm running a Fox Van 36 RC2 on the front (I'm not replacing the fork, just the rear shock).
The question is how good is the Float CTD? It looks like the kashima coating helps a lot with the rear shocks (from other riders say you can feel the difference with less stiction but this is the RP23 from 2013 not the CTD), and I'm hoping that's the case.
The other question is it worth it to give the DHX air (the 2013) another shot? When I had one in 2005, it wallowed mid-stroke, and I wasn't sure if they've fixed that now or if I should stick with the Float CTD if that's the "gold standard."
Then another shot was thrown to me is the X-Fusion Vector Air HLR. I have no knowledge about it. I'm also not going back to the Monarch Plus because that sucker was constantly getting rebuilt.