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    Worth upgrading my 2016 Anthem Advanced SX suspension?

    Hey guys,

    I have a 2016 Giant Anthem Advanced SX with upgraded wheels, cockpit, and now 2.35'' (replacing the stock 2.25") Shwalble Hans Dumpt addix front, Nobby Nic addix back. The fork, Rockshox Revelation RL, and shock, Rockshox Monarch RT DebonAir, are stock. Is it worth upgrading the suspension to improve the bike? I've noticed blow out on 2017 Fox and Rockshox forks and shocks at Jenson and wondered if it was worth upgrading for a decent price?
    I've taken a sabatical from my road bikes and plan on doing 3-4 MB rides a week now. I love this bike but wondered if upgrades in suspension was worth it? Thanks!

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    They blow out bike parts at the end of every year. Why not ride it until your current shock gives up the ghost?

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    I don't know how YOU are built - but for me, if that was my bike, and I wanted more out of it, I could leave the shock alone, but I'd for certain find a 34mm or larger stanchion fork to put on it. That 32mm is probably a bit noodly. Or would be for me.

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    The real question is are you satisfied with how current suspension works? If yes, keep current, if no - upgrade.
    Upgrading just for the sake of discount is money thrown away - if you don't need something, just dont buy it, rather invest this money in some nice trip or skills clinics :-)

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