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    So Coil shock on a scout?

    Hi to all

    so I know this can be done (see link) but can anyone give any feedback as to what they are running & ride impressions maybe?

    My RT3 shock on the scout currently feels a bit dead, may need a service but I am thinking of changing to a monarch plus rc3 also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrback View Post
    Hi to all

    so I know this can be done (see link) but can anyone give any feedback as to what they are running & ride impressions maybe?

    My RT3 shock on the scout currently feels a bit dead, may need a service but I am thinking of changing to a monarch plus rc3 also.

    Chaz Bromont's Carbon Scout - Transition Bikes's Bike Check - Vital MTB
    I found a VanRC and sent it to PUSH for their MX Tune. The coil shock really transformed the bike. The stability at speed and the ability the motor through rocks were the big advantages. But the coil did kinda kill the poppy, playful nature of the Scout. Not that the bike couldn't jump anymore but it wasn't quite as easy.

    The thing to consider is what is it you want the Scout to do for you? I also have a Float X that fits the Scout and that really changed the bike for me. It kept the bike playful but also made it a lot easier to manage in the chunk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Calhoun View Post
    I also have a Float X that fits the Scout and that really changed the bike for me. It kept the bike playful but also made it a lot easier to manage in the chunk.
    You guys are not helping my upgradeitis.

    I recently got a Float X but I haven't ridden it yet, so I'm very interested on hearing your comments on that one.

    I have run coil shocks on trail bikes in the past and decidedly, they are better. Yeah, it may not pop the same but you can go faster. You just got me thinking on a coil shock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Warp View Post
    You guys are not helping my upgradeitis.

    I recently got a Float X but I haven't ridden it yet, so I'm very interested on hearing your comments on that one.

    I have run coil shocks on trail bikes in the past and decidedly, they are better. Yeah, it may not pop the same but you can go faster. You just got me thinking on a coil shock.
    I've been riding with the Float X so long it's hard to remember the Monarch. I bought the Float X from a guy on PB, he runs a shop out of NC and said he tuned the shock to be more playful but still take some hits. I'm not sure what he did to the shock but it has been exactly as described. Back in March I went to Moab with my Patrol (36 @ 170mm and 11-6) and then went back in April with my Scout (34 @ 160 and Float X.) I had a lot more fun on the Scout and I cleaned more of the techy climbs and descents. High speed was maybe a little better on the Patrol, but all out fun factor was with the Scout. I like to play around on the trails, pump/ jump and see what I can get away with. All those roots and rocks for me are opportunities to goof off. And the Float X really facilitates that for me.

    I also went out to race the Enduro Cup in Moab in May. The race was at Klondike Bluffs, out there I preferred the Van RC for the rapid hits. The Float X didn't feel bad but the coil just felt more stable at speed and seemed to recover better.

    Overall I think it depends what you want to ride and how you want to ride it. Both are great options and really increase the Scout's capabilities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Calhoun View Post
    Overall I think it depends what you want to ride and how you want to ride it. Both are great options and really increase the Scout's capabilities.
    Thanks... 1st ride on the Float X and I liked it. Velcro-like traction. I still have to nail the set-up as the LS rebound may be too fast and the rear hangs up a bit on big hits, so a some work to be done. But I can ride it as it is no problems and I'm liking it.

    I'd still like to try a coil over on this thing. It just rips.
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