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    Rebuild & Install Pro-pedal or Buy RP3?

    I have a 01 Float R, I don't care about the "lockout" feature as I never really use it.
    But I do need it rebuilt and Fox can and will do it. They can also upgrade to the Pro-Pedal valving while its there.
    Does this sound like a better idea then buying a New RP3?

    I think the cost through Fox is $80-125 for the rebuild w/PP.

    At least that is what my friend was told and his cost $85.00.

    Any suggestions?
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    1000's of members and no response?
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    Quote Originally Posted by F5000sl
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    When I was faced with a similar decision, I sent my shock to PUSH Industries. They re-valve the shock for your weight (installing all new innards), bike (mine was an Intense Tracer) and style of riding. It made an amazing difference for my Float, really transformed the ride.

    I'm now on a new bike (Ventana El Saltamontes) with an RP3. It's also a great shock; the big difference I notice so far is the ability to adjust the firmness of the platform. I'm finding that fairly useful so far, but when I had my PUSHed Float, it always seemed pretty perfect. The RP3 might be better for you if you like to be able to adjust the way your bike rides (I do, but I'm still forgetting to switch settings fairly often), or if you like a really firm platform (the firmest feels almost hard-tail like). PUSH would be good if you don't want to spend as much money, and want the shock customized for your own situation (even the RP3 benefits from PUSHing, apparently), and are a set-it-and-leave-it sort of rider.

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    I say, for the money, a trip to Push would be the best buy. They have massaged two shocks and a fork for me. All were much more useful after a trip there. My Pushed Float R and my new RP3 (stock) are very similar. The Rp3 of course has adjustability to the platform and I do use that feature.
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    Quote Originally Posted by F5000sl
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    As I'm sure most of the 1000's of members were yesterday as it was Thanksgiving (here in the States at least) . I'll vote for PUSH too, as it will beat the pants off the stock Fox rebuild, and still cost a fraction of the new shock. If you liked the performance of the Float, you'll like it that much more after PUSH customizes it for you. Give them a call and I'm sure they'll answer any questions you may have about their service. Had my Vanilla R PUSH'd this year and I love it.

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    I'd have to agree with those who responded.....contact Push Industires and send your shock in. I recently had my Talas RLC and RP3 serviced by them and what a difference it made. You won't regret it!

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    PUSH it.

    I say have it PUSHed. Go to www.pushindustries.com

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    Thanks guys, I'll check into PUSH then.
    I would really like to set it and go. Since it's on a Titus Switchblade, the pedalling efficiency is actually quite good already, much like a Tracer of a FSR.
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    My '03 Enduro was virtually unusable (IMHO) until I had the shock Pushed. Even though it had the beloved and renowned HL, it po go'd
    like crazy while climbing. The trip to Push changed that entirely.
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    Well after a talk with a butthead @ Fox and looking into the PUSH service, I went with PUSH.
    I sent it out 2 days ago, so I may have it back as early as next week.
    I went for the $150.00 service & valving.
    I am very excited because I love how my Titus climbed and handled before the service, so I can't wait to see how it does after.
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    Well worth it.

    YOu will not regret that decision.

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