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I've been riding my Spot using the 2006 RP3 along with the 5.3 rockers. I've tuned it the way I like it. I get full travel. It's light. It has a good platform.

Yesterday, I swapped out the RP3 for the Romic.... Yummmm. I had forgotten how nice the bike rides with it. The bike just felt better. Small bumps, large hits. They all where eaten up by the shock. It was a great ride last night. It reminded me of when the bike was new.

Don't get me wrong. I like the RP3, but it has nothing on the Romic except a firmer / adjustable on-the-fly platform and less weight. None of that seemed to matter, though.

I rarely, if ever, run the RP3 in any setting other than minus (least platform).

I know that it's not politically correct to like the Romic, but ofw. I do.
 

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jokermtb said:
I agree, but one ride on a PUSHED RP3, and you will forget your Romic ever existed.....:thumbsup:
Thanks. It's just what I needed to hear.

Here goes UGI again.

I've been OK with people saying that the Pushed RP3 was better than the stock RP3, but now you go and agree with me about the Romic... and you still think the Pushed version is better. Shoot.

I'll give them a call to discuss.
 

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Blue Shorts said:
Here goes UGI again.
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i have a rp3 on my flux and a romic on my spot. the rp3 is so good it almost feels as good as the romic. if you want light than push the rp3, but if you like the feel of coil stick to the romic. if you need to quell your ugi try finding a ti coil for the romic.
 

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i had a romic on my spot and loved it but recently got a push'd rp3 which i like, perhaps not as much as the romic but i didnt wana carry the weight. the strange thing is i get more travel out of the rp3, the reason i noticed this is because my salsa seat clamp started catching on my rocker with the rp3. has anyone else encounterd this?
BTW my spot is an 04 small.
 

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I'm not gonna disagree with you about the Romic. Back in 03 I had one on my Giant AC, and then another one on my Downhill sled. Back in those days, Romic took pride in making sure that their shiz was assembled correctly, and their specs were tight. In the past 2 years however, something went amiss. I kept hearing people having issues with both the compression and rebound circuits failing. I long for the good ol days.
 

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I loved my Romic when I had it on my frankenturner (using both 5" & 6" rockers). Got UGI and bought a RP3. I didn't like it very much, mainly because the damping was too slow for my preferences and weight (145lbs.)

I sold the rp3 and picked up a vanilla rc and got it pushed. It's a little lighter than the romic and works much better, IMO. plusher than the romic and better bottom out control. just a more controlled and predictable feeling of the travel.

MOZWAFC, I had to switch to a hope QR when my salsa QR was contacting. just to be on the safe side I clamp the hope up at a 35-40 degree angle. I'm not sure but my guess would be it's because the rp3 doesn't have a bumper like the romic does and that extra bit of stroke is the reason for contact.
 

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I weigh 190 sans-camelback, and I will unequivocally say, the Romic is indeed a fine shock, I love it even though the platform damping is shot on it, but it still rides nice due to the inherently fine nature of the turner suspension. But, and this is a big BUTT! a Pushed RP3 delivers the goods. It's hard to describe in words how controlled the damping feels on a pushed shock, vs the stocker.....it's pure magic.

I'll keep my Romic, just in case - wouldn't mind a bit.....but, until the Fox blows up or cracks an air sleeve....it's Push bottomless cush for me...it's THAT much better....any shock, Romic/Fox/Rocco that is dialed in for the rider's weight, riding style, will benefit.....its an off the rack suit vs. tailored suit w/ the furniture issue at hand here...custom damping beats mass market Fred damping any day....
 
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