Advice on shock for old El Ciclon, please
Hi. Looking for expert advice: I have an El Ciclon of about 4 years old, which needs a new rear shock. I bought it second hand & it came with an old Fox DHX5 shock, which was always a bit dodgy. I think the previous owner replaced it with the stock Fox RP23 which it would have come with. (had the DHX serviced recently & it needs serious money spending on it to make it work properly again).
Anyway, looking on ebay & new, there are so many different shock tunes available, I don't know which one is best for the El Ciclon. I would probably look for an RP23 or RP2.
If it's relevant, I'm 50, weigh about 92kg & use the bike for weekends away to Wales (long climbs & rocky descents). Forks are Rock Shocks Sektor coil 150/ 130). I have a much lighter carbon hardtail for thrashing around the local flatter trails.