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    Giant Glory & DHX Air?

    Hi Guys,

    I want to know if it's commendable to put a DHX Air (5.0) into the Glory. At the moment a DHX 4.0 Coil is installed, but I would save about 650g by riding the DHX Air. (with another modification: 18,8kg -> 18,0kg)

    Unfortunately I've only seen coil-shocks in the Glory. So... does the Air fit? (-> too high gear ratio? Forces on the shock?) I can't remember it clearly, but I think I've seen a Glory with the DHX Air already.

    Can anybody help me with that problem? Dont want to spend money on sth. which won't work.

    Attached some pics of my Glory...




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    you can get an air shock but you will lose the plushness of the coil

    If you are doing more XC rides or using it RACE ONLY then I would get the air

    if you are doing drops, jumps and such you will beat up the air shock fast
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    RACE ONLY
    got it

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    throw on a Ti spring...
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    for what? Spending 200$ for saving 80g of weight? (rcs ti spring to the normal fox spring)

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    Quote Originally Posted by richy_a2r
    for what? Spending 200$ for saving 80g of weight? (rcs ti spring to the normal fox spring)
    how heavy of a spring are you running?
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    Quote Originally Posted by richy_a2r
    for what? Spending 200$ for saving 80g of weight? (rcs ti spring to the normal fox spring)
    That depends on how big your spring is. I'm pretty sure the springs on the Glory's are bigger and i'd expect closer to at least 1/2 lb. TI springs have better tolerances than steel ones so a 400lb steel spring could be 380lb or 450lb. etc
    Last edited by mtb_biker; 11-10-2006 at 02:46 PM.

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    500x3,25

    but i'd prefer a 450...

    air:
    1g = 16 ct. = 0,16€ (640g to save)

    ti spring:
    1g = 2€ (~100g to save)



    next thing to change would be crank/bb... middleburn rs7 -> again ~450g... sometime.
    Last edited by richy_a2r; 11-10-2006 at 02:58 PM.

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    your glory is hella sexy
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