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    What should I upgrade now?

    Hey guys! I have a 2015 Airborne Toxin that I love as my dh bike. I put a killer dual crown on it and bought a direct mount and all that fun stuff and now it rips even more than it did before. I was wondering if you guys know of any upgrades I could get for not too much money. My tires are good, brakes are fine for me, and the one thing i am considering is the rear shock. It is very low end and only has a rebound and preload adjustment. I'll leave a link to the bike's specs. Tell me what you think I could upgrade! Thanks!
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    A killer dual crown!? But what about the MonsterT!?


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    Quote Originally Posted by shwinn8 View Post
    A killer dual crown!? But what about the MonsterT!?
    Lol it's a 2014 boxxer r2c2 I loooove it

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    I would upgrade the fork...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob-Bob View Post
    I would upgrade the fork...
    Way ahead of you my man! Got a 2014 boxxer r2c2 on there that is beeeeeautiful! Best upgrade I have made yet. Any other ideas?

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    Pedals?

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    Ride it until it breaks, replace with upgrade.

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    Get some Canfield Crampon Ultimate pedals. Amazingly good.

    And maybe a new shock. I hear great things about the latest crop of Fox shocks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by charging_rhinos View Post
    Get some Canfield Crampon Ultimate pedals. Amazingly good.

    And maybe a new shock. I hear great things about the latest crop of Fox shocks.
    I'll look into those things! Thanks

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    How are the grips? Small part, but I find the right grips are a big deal. New handlebar? Nice pedals are a great upgrade. My personal fave are the Chromag Scarabs. Everything else I agree with wear it out and then replace it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ruppguts View Post
    How are the grips? Small part, but I find the right grips are a big deal. New handlebar? Nice pedals are a great upgrade. My personal fave are the Chromag Scarabs. Everything else I agree with wear it out and then replace it.
    The stock grips were horrible so I switched them out for ODI ruffians which I knew I loved, the pedals were bad too so I bought a set of mike proof proton pedals. Other than that, thanks!

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    I agree with the shock upgrade. Looks like you only have rebound adjustment (which is probably the most essential if you don't like getting bucked)... but having the ability to have low and high speed compression is probably a plus. I'd look into air shocks so you don't have to worry about having the right spring. Just make sure it fits.

    Oh, maybe an Angleset. You can probably slacken it another degree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ron m. View Post
    I agree with the shock upgrade. Looks like you only have rebound adjustment (which is probably the most essential if you don't like getting bucked)... but having the ability to have low and high speed compression is probably a plus. I'd look into air shocks so you don't have to worry about having the right spring. Just make sure it fits.

    Oh, maybe an Angleset. You can probably slacken it another degree.
    Awesome thanks! I will look those things up.

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