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    About to pull the trigger (5-spot advice needed)

    OK, I am VERY close to getting a 5-spot (this whole TNT thingy has moved my timeline forward a bunch, but thanks to VISA everything will be just fine....)

    I have a marz am1 110-130 for the front, and I want to match it as best as possible on the rear - So do I go RP3, or DHX-A? I do not want to go coil (although that would probably match the AM1 best) and am leaning more towards the DHX-A. Opinions?

    The bike will be used for more all round trail riding in Vancouver. I use my V-tach for the hairy stuff on the shore and Whistler.

    TJ

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    from what I have "heard" (ie, not owning a Spot), I would definitely go with a PUSHed RP3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    from what I have "heard" (ie, not owning a Spot), I would definitely go with a PUSHed RP3.
    That would be my recommendation. Much better damping, easier set-up and you save 250g going with the [PUSH'd] RP3. Having said that: the DHX-a comes in close second though and it looks really nice on the Spot.
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    Doh, forgot all about the Push/RP3 option. Definately a possibility, although a bummer that I get the bike and cant use it for a week as it gets tuned.

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    Just to make things more confusing for you, I went from a Push'd RP3 to a DHX-A and prefer the DHX-A. To me, the DHX-A feels more "coil-like" and seems to be smoother over the small stuff.

    I never felt like I found the sweet spot with the air pressure on my RP3. It seemed to go from too harsh to too much wallow with nothing in between.

    I don't know what effect the new longer rockers on the '05 bikes have on the behavior of these two shocks. I should get a chance to find out soon, as my girlfriend just ordered a new Spot after trying one out at the demo last Saturday. She went with the DHX-A.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkullCrack
    I never felt like I found the sweet spot with the air pressure on my RP3. It seemed to go from too harsh to too much wallow with nothing in between.
    You should contact PUSH and have them detune/retune your RP3 to your liking.
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    The new 2006 RP3 (high volume or not) seems to have more obvious differences between the propedal settings...could that be enough?
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    Just got a 5 Spot 1 week ago.

    Darren suggested the RP3 over the DHX Air. I got a Fox Vanilla RLC Pushed. I was so amazed by the ride that I ordered a RP3 Pushed today. The RP3 stock is fine . Again if Push does such a remarkable job with the vanilla fork. I went for the shock.

    Push is very good customer service wise. Give them a call.

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    New bike time!

    I wanna see it when you get it built!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 006_007
    Doh, forgot all about the Push/RP3 option. Definately a possibility, although a bummer that I get the bike and cant use it for a week as it gets tuned.
    You could order the bike with an RP3, order a Push'd RP3 from Push, then sell the other RP3 on ebay and lose no ride time...if you gots the cash

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    Quote Originally Posted by chad1433
    You could order the bike with an RP3, order a Push'd RP3 from Push, then sell the other RP3 on ebay and lose no ride time...if you gots the cash
    Even better. This is what I have done.

    1.Order the bike.

    2. Talk to the guy I ordered it from. He informs me that "I know the push guys, they are just around the corner from me...."

    3. From there the shock will be pushed BEFORE I even have it shipped to me.

    I can not believe how fortunate I am on this one. Special thanks to Larry and Mountain High for setting me up. Awesome customer service.

    TJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by CraigH
    New bike time!

    I wanna see it when you get it built!

    Should be a decent little bike. something like this:

    5-spot medium w pushed RP3
    Marzocchi AM1 110-130
    SRAM X0 derailleur/x9 thumb shifters
    RF deus crankset
    thomson post
    magura marta SL brakes
    hugi 240s hubs laced to stans olympic rims (will be fun to see how long they last, remember this is not my bighit bike)
    stem, bars, saddle TBD.

    Once its all together will be posting pics, and oh yeah riding it......

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    are you insane MAN!?


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    Quote Originally Posted by jokermtb
    are you insane MAN!?


    [SIZE=7]ROMIC !!!! /[/SIZE]

    LOL, now we have a comedian in the house!

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    it's still not too late!

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    Looks like fun!
    Are you moving some parts over from your old FSR?

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