Keep the Noleen (coil shock).No problems with the Noleen so far. I've considered an air shock, but not sure if that's an upgrade or downgrade. An air shock does shorten travel by 1/2" but is lighter.
Good to know, I won't try an air shock. Thanks for the info.Keep the Noleen (coil shock).
Not sure if it's due to the fork linkage design, but I wasn't happy when I tried an air shock on my old girvin/proflex.
Shock was a 8" Fox vanilla.
When you run low pressure for small bump sensitivity, you end up bottoming out too much...no bueno.
Looking forward to your finished product
Nice, good to hear. I have 3 of these forks - one of each generation (one aluminum Girvin, one aluminum Noleen, and one carbon Noleen, the last one set up with a FOX air shock mounted upside-down for clearance), contemplating doing something with them to keep them relevant (since none are mounted on a bike anymore).My fork is holding up great and I really enjoy it on the fat bike where long travel isn't needed (for me anyway).