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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! Suspension for 5 Spot?

    Hey guys,

    I'm looking into a getting a killer 5 Spot and wanted some feedback on Forks and rear Suspension. Right now I am thinking of going with the following:

    Front: 07 Revelation 426 Air U-Turn 100-130mm with PopLoc, Black
    Rear: Stock: Fox DHX Air 5.0

    Any feedback would be appreciated and happy trails.

    FF/5 Spot

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    For Spot forks, look here.

    For the rear shock, tell us how much you weigh, how you are planning on using the bike, and what sort of ride behavior you are after.
    My video techniques can be found in this thread.

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    I have a revelation and an RP3

    on my 5 Spot - happy with both - had the RP3 pushed. I had a 130mm Z1 FR before the revelation - Revelation quickens the handling significantly. I did post a review on the rev on this forum. Many spot riders will recommend a Pike - I am 190 and do very agressive XC in the North East - Revelation feels stiff enough to me but you don't know what you don't know! so I am not trying a Pike so I don't get UGI !

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    The PopLoc's not that necessary. Do get the U-Turn though.
    Follow the link above. You'll find the fork answers you seek.
    Big hoopy.
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    Is the U-Turn worth it? How do the adjustments for the travel help you when you are riding? I know you can adjust the new 07 revelations from 90-130mm. Does the 90mm travel help you climb?

    Thanks for the help.

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    Cranking down the travel/A-C height definitely helps on steep climbs, especially long ones where you can't contort forward for too long and/or sit on the tip of the seat for too long.

    It's just a nice feature to have on long rides. It wears you out less if you can sit comfortably and pedal instead of weighting the front for extended climbs.

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