Which rear shock on Salsa Caballero, Fox, 5th element, Rock Shox etc?- Mtbr.com
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    Which rear shock on Salsa Caballero, Fox, 5th element, Rock Shox etc?

    I have a Salsa Caballero with the 03 Rock Shox Sid shock. I dont think much of it and dont find it particuarly plush, don't know if I havent set it up correctly, or if it just a piece of whatever....

    Anyway, I have a Manitou Platinum Scareb fork and am wondering what the best rear shock would be and why. I weigh about 166lb and ride/race XC.

    If you think the rock shox is good enough, what pressure should I set them + and - to?


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    i say go for the 5th air. i know there have been a lot of bed stuff on them but me and my friend have ridden them hard for a while and they have stood up to anything and are way plusher? than my fox

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