Kind of riding?
Ive got a bullit with a Van RC now.. i was thinking to get this pushed or maybe just get a coil DHX. How does the bullit respond to the platform valving and whats the diffs between say the DHX 4.0 and 5.0? Id like it to pedal a bit better but not sure if its worth the extra money to jump to a DHX or just get the RC pushed and grab a Ti spring if i can find one on a deal.
I started with a '99 Bullit that came with an RC. I later replaced the 7.875 RC with an 8.5 X 2.5 RC. Both RCs worked great, but they did eat up a lot of pedaling energy when it came to hills and pitchups. When the 5th Element coil came out, I installed an 8.5 X 2.5 model, and it made the bike a whole different animal. It would still suck everything up on the flats and going downhill, but now it climbed with so much less effort that it was almost amazing. I don't think I could go back to anything less than something with a stable platform shock...5th, DHX, or Manitou. I've used all three of these on two different Bullits with excellent results.
I don't think a PUSH'ed RC performs like a true stable platform style shock. Now on the other hand, I'd say if you mainly shuttle or don't do any real climbing, a PUSH'ed RC might be just fine. I'm also curious if your shock is a 7.875 X 2.25 model. If it is, then you'll gain another advantage by getting a newer generation shock in an 8.5 X 2.5 model which I think is ideal for a Bullit...'03 and later Bullits all came with the 8.5 anyway, and it's a straight bolt-in item for earlier Bullits.