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    Just joined the tribe, what's the general opinion on the '66 CCDB or CCDB Air?

    Received my SB-66 a couple weeks ago. Really stoked with it. Fits me much better than my Mojo HD in the SoCal trails.

    The Mojo, even with a 180mm fork, always felt a bit like a cross country bike. Sat a bit tall in it's travel and never felt at home for me when things got fast and technical. I suppose XC+ would be accurate. I was really struck at how difference the SB-66 is. Sits low, very efficient pedaler. XC capable, but pointed down it's just in a grove and really like to rail. Very under control when airborne. More of a trail bike with a bit of free ride in it's blood.

    I settled on a 160mm front fork, which is serving me well, but I'm wondering what the general consensus is on rear shock. Stock RP-23 is pretty hard for me to dial. Can't seem to get rid of the hop when theres a fair amount of trail chatter. Certainly not a problem unique to the SB66, but something I've been able to cure with coil shocks in the past.

    I though I read that the SB66 is designed around air shocks and the suspension was designed with a linear suspension curve rate, or maybe the opposite, not sure. Anyway, will a coil shock work well with the '66, or should I be looking more at the CCDB Air, which would match the suspension better?

    Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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    according to yeti, sb66 can take both air & coil shock

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    I cant speak specifically for the SB66 but I too was never able to get the RP23 setup to my liking on either of my 575's. So when I got the ASR 7 I got it with the for DHX RC4 and couldn't be happier. If you want that great non-XC feel and performance ditch the RP23 for a coil. You could also try the DB air or the Vivid air to keep things light. I got to try a Vivid air last week on my Friends AM/DH bike and was very impressed by its feel/performance.
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    The Q&A page for the SB-66 states that either an air or coil may be used on the 66.

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    I'm really leaning toward a coil, being that the SB-66 has a really linear leverage rate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Super66 View Post
    I'm really leaning toward a coil, being that the SB-66 has a really linear leverage rate.
    Hey SB66 ,

    What did you decide on ?, hows it going ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrFish View Post
    Hey SB66 ,

    What did you decide on ?, hows it going ?
    From another thread, the experience is that the DBAir is a bit too progressive for the SB-66. People had to run a lot of sag (35-40%) to utilize full travel.

    If I had the muscle to drag it around, a CCDB or Avalance Chubie both make he shortlist.

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    i got a CCDB coil in my 66c, but still thinking about an Avy with that sommin special from Craig.

    This is my my 3rd CCDB and its a good bit of kit, but after running Avy front and rear on my other bike I'v always been left thinking that the Avy is a better unit.

    Just a little, but enugh to notice. . . .

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