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    VP Free vs. Socom

    Toying with the idea of selling the VP Free for a Socom frame, would like slightly slacker HA and a slightly lower BB.

    However i admit my main reason is to save a little weight (and own an Intense).

    How much lighter is the Socom than the VP, if at all?

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    Large Socom, without shock, courtesy of sicklines.com

    http://www.sicklines.com/gallery/sho...php/photo/6857

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    Your budet option would be to put a 8.5 inch shock on the vp. lower and slacker. Rides way better. If you got the cash socoms are nice though...

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    What's your riding style? If it's more on the FR side of things (since you ride a VP Free...), the Socom might not be your best bet. Could be a bit fragile from what I understand (I was told by the importer here to stay away from it, since I do a fair bit of FR...).

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    Yeah, i'm thinking that since the Socom seems to be a bit fragile and the weight saving seems minimal anyway, i might steer clear.

    Never heard of any issues with VP Free durability, so i might just keep it and find a shorter i2i shock.

    Probably just grass is always greener syndrome. I love the bike.

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    Yup, what he said- the Socom definitely needs a rider with more finesse. I broke my first one, and now re-building it for my GF. The bike would prefer to jump over rocky sections instead of plow through them. It is an awesome bike though, tracked really well (when I got the slacker drop-outs) and was a blast going balls-out down hill

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