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    Best rear shock option for Following V1

    My shock has been losing air and needs to be serviced. My question is what is a good replacement shock for the V1 Following? Or should I just have the original one serviced?

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    I sent my Monarch to Avalanche a few weeks after buying my v1 Following and itís been fantastic. Highly recommend!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jtravnh View Post
    I sent my Monarch to Avalanche a few weeks after buying my v1 Following and itís been fantastic. Highly recommend!


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    Manitou McLeod. Better than Avalanche'd Monarch. Avalanche is an improvement over stock, but I like McLeod better. Monarch is now my backup

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    I have an Avalanche'd Monarch on my bike, but I'm keeping my eye out for a McLeod. I guess it gives you slightly more travel (I think 127mm?).

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    Quote Originally Posted by feltbee View Post
    I have an Avalanche'd Monarch on my bike, but I'm keeping my eye out for a McLeod. I guess it gives you slightly more travel (I think 127mm?).
    44mm vs 42mm stroke, so yes. Stock McLeod is 190x50 with 6mm spacer to reduce to 184x44 by limiting the stroke. I ran at 190x50 since I didn't have the spacer initially (have to order from Manitou). That increased the travel to around 140mm without any problems. I increased for fork travel to match the rear. Now that I have the spacer, I go back and forth between 127mm and ~140mm depending on the terrain. With -1 angle-set, loving this setup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibis315 View Post
    44mm vs 42mm stroke, so yes. Stock McLeod is 190x50 with 6mm spacer to reduce to 184x44 by limiting the stroke. I ran at 190x50 since I didn't have the spacer initially (have to order from Manitou). That increased the travel to around 140mm without any problems. I increased for fork travel to match the rear. Now that I have the spacer, I go back and forth between 127mm and ~140mm depending on the terrain. With -1 angle-set, loving this setup.
    That's fantastic!! Anyone want to buy an Avalanched Monarch?!

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    Interested in avalanched monarch for v1 if you're serious about selling.

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