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    New question here. DHX Coil vs. Air?

    I'm currently torn between the DHX Coil and Air. I am leaning towards the coil though. I do heavy trail riding, jumping, and drops no larger than 5 ft. I do plan to progress bigger though. And i dont mind the extra Ib. I am currently riding an 05 Kona Coiler. What would you get?
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    Do a search, there's some good discussions on the subject.

    In a nutshell;

    On the same bike, I liked the DHX-C much better. It was much more consistant and use it's travel much better. With the same settings, the DHX-A blew through the travel and felt kind of crappy at higher speed when bumps would over-compress the damper and it would have little travel left for the next bump. The DHX-C would not do this, in fact I can run 33-40% sag on the DHX-C and not worry about bottoming and it still uses the travel very well. I can't make the DHX-A do this, it just blows through the travel and does what I described above. The slow to medium-speed performance of the DHX-A is very good, seems better than the DHX-C, but this is because it's blowing through the travel and using an excessive amount of stroke for bumps. The DHX-C is much more "consistant" in one word, and I have removed the DHX-A and will not be using it in any forseeable future circumstances.
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