Fox Shox AVA RP3 05 Rear Shock

User Reviews (3)

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Pat G   Cross Country Rider [Sep 21, 2005]
Strength:

Light, easy to setup, adjustable pedal platform

Weakness:

Nothing really

I thought the Manitou Swinger air shock was gonna be the hot ticket. Well, it let me down in more ways than one. First it leaked, then the pedaling platform didn't seem to work. So I suffered thru a year of riding it like a hardtail till I hit something big then it worked.

The Fox RP3 was my first choice for replacement. It made the Turner a whole new bike. The Pro Pedal platform works really, really well. I just flick the switch on rocky climbs and it feels like it's 75% locked out, on down hills I switch it the other direction and I've got a nice smooth stroke shock.

Initially I ran too much air and not enough sag, gone with about 30% sag and it's working great. I weigh 230.

Similar Products Used: Swinger 4 way air, Fox Float, various springers, Romic
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
chris   Racer [Mar 04, 2005]
Strength:

Plushness

Weakness:

Takes quite a few rides to dial in the shock; I still like the option of a lock out for those heinous climbs.

It's too bad that Fox discontinued last years model of shocks with lockout. I don't care what people say; this shock does not eliminate 100% of pedal bob. Titus Racer x is one of the most efficient pedaling bikes around but it still produces some bob with this shock. My 03 Fisher Team with the RL had less bob than the RP3 plus it gave you the option to lock it out if so desired.

Similar Products Used: Fox RL, Fox RC
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Paul   [Sep 23, 2004]
Strength:

Plush as, the platform is sweet, looks a trick, light weight. Easy to install and set up (ten minutes tops)

Weakness:

$$$

Amazed at the function of this shock, how does it do that and still be lighter than the FLOAT R. The platform suspension really eliminates the bob.....energy saved...:-)
Four Chils, not five because it cost so damn much.
It was a toss up between the DT Swiss 210L and this mother, but because the DT Swiss had to get to Australia by courier pigeon I canned the order and got the Fox instead. I'm one happy camper.

Similar Products Used: Fox FLOAT R
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
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