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    2012 v1 rear shock upgrade.

    Just out of curiousity, was wondering if any of you are still running your v1's and if so have you upgraded the shock? If so with what and to what result?

    I'm running a Push'd rp23 and am pretty happy with it this far. Just getting ideas for the future.
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    My '10 spitty is still going, replaced the rp23 with a rp2 and never looked back. Not really an upgrade though, but the stock rp23 had way too fast rebound for my liking and the poopedal functions weren't needed.

    Having said that the frame, shock and fork is getting old and tired. Instead of servicing everything i'm looking at a 2016 Spitfire with the cane creek db inline, supposed to be really awesome. If you would like to keep your v1 i'd look into that shock for sure.
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    The only thing that would keep me away from the CCDB is the price tag. The adjustability sure sounds like it could open up a lot of options and make for some smiles on the trail.

    For the style of riding and the terrain, I tend to like the quick rebound of the 23. But that's all personal preference. I'm not saying I don't like a plush shock on an fsr/horst link, I just like the control in the back with the quick return. Feels like the back is always glued to the ground no matter what chum it goes through.

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    My 08 rune came with the Manitou Swinger, rode it till I killed it, then switched to a DHX5 air and it really suited the bike, was awesome. Recently got a really cheap ccdbacs so tried that, but found it to be a bit dead feeling, so after a couple of months of preserving, I switched back to the dhx and I love it all over again. Really think it's the best choice for this bike.

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    Fortunately the DHX Air 5.0 is still going strong on my 09. Really wouldn't wanna change it. The cost as well as the change in performance, ugh!


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    I'd definitely not go new. If I could find a new take-off at a good price or a well cared for used unit, it might be fun to try something different. Though I like the rp23 so much where it's at, I've never even mounted it on the slack mount.

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