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    some advice from 5 spot owners please

    I have a 2006 5 spot with a dhx 5 air, revo 426 forks, mavic 321 rims on hope pro 2 hubs. I am in the uk and generally ride quite aggressive cross country but i have found a really cool shore site close to me in surrey and wondered if I should look at changing the forks for something more sturdy and with more travel and possibly the rear shock if needed - any recommendations??

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    get the pro 2 20mm adapters and a Pike fork. But if you plan on doing big stuff get an RFX

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    Get a Zoke 55 and a Zoke Roco coil, or pDHXc, Avy Chubbie or CCDB In back.

    But the Spot isn't really a 'Shore style bike. Beat on it too hard, too often and you'll be replacing it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by in-pact
    I have a 2006 5 spot with a dhx 5 air, revo 426 forks, mavic 321 rims on hope pro 2 hubs. I am in the uk and generally ride quite aggressive cross country but i have found a really cool shore site close to me in surrey and wondered if I should look at changing the forks for something more sturdy and with more travel and possibly the rear shock if needed - any recommendations??
    For shore type stuff, I'd say a 160mm fork (Fox 36 or RS Lyrik.) would work best, IMHO.
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    A 5 Spot will handle everything at Esher Shore (Freeborn) if that's where you mean - with the possible exception of the big drop to flat (although they may have changed that). Most of the stuff there is rideable on a hardtail don't forget as some of the competitions they have there show. I've ridden a Specialized P2 there which was, if anything, more fun than any of the 4 full sussers I've ridden there.

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    i was looking at the highline as I weigh 210 but it seems to be an expensive option as I don't want to sell my spot - what do wreckon a decent build on a highline would come to??

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    cheers digger - would you recommend any changes to my spec (apart from flat pedals of course) I am currently running panaracer XC 2.1 tyres would you advise anything more substantial??

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    tbh, the spec you have is great for it. Being picky, you might want 20mm bolt-thru forks likes Pike or bigger.. Lyrik, etc.

    Mostly, I'd just go there a lot and ride what ya got... practice, practice, practice.

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    cheers fella might see you there

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