Turner Rail, shock options?
I'm wondering what shock would be best on a Turner Rail? The bike will be used as a short-travel freeride bike, not for 4x racing. What is the leverage ratio on this bike? Would it be more conducive to an air shock (Fox Float) or a coil shock (Romic)?
Thanks a lot for the help.
Being a short travel FR bike, you'll want some progressiveness in your shock. Either an air shock or a coil shock with progressive tune ability. Do the DHX's (air or coil) come in 6.5x1.5? Avoid the linear Romic. A float or RP3 will be progressive by nature, but won't offer the tuning options of the DHX's. My choice would be DHX-coil for a FR bike - less chance to leave you straded if something goes wrong.
Originally Posted by Hesh to Steel
As far as I know, DHX coil does in fact exist in 6.5x1.5. It is specced on Clifcats. How one would obtain one, I don't have a clue as Fox will most likely blow you off if you call them up directly and ask.
Originally Posted by Bulldog
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The Clifcat website is wrong. I talked to Billy about it and he said the rear shock on his 4X bike is 7.875" i-i. I don't believe the DHX comes that small. When I lookeed into a burly 6.5" shock for my Intense, I was told to get a custom tuned Romic. I wound up using a longer eye to eye DHX and squeezing it in, but I don't know if it will work on a Rail.
Since my Romic kept on blowing seals, leaking nitrogen/oil...
I now run a cheap-ass RS SID 165mm shock.
Don't know your weight or riding style, you plan on really Freeriding it?
Like ascending too???
For sure a airshock might work over a coil like a Romic.
(without the nitrogen the Romic is useless anyway, no rebound control!)
Now-a-days airshocks do hold there air regarding being left stranded / durability when in tha Bush Bush / Epic FR Ride.
the bike is a 3:1 ratio.
I had fairly good luck with a pushed float R on mine (just requires a fairly high pressure due to the ratio) up until friday when it got stolen
I dont think that you will find many options in the 6.5 x 1.5 size that the frame requires.