I just traded out my DHX air to get a DHX coil. The DHX coil feels a lot better IMO, and the fact that you can still ride it out if it blows is a little peace of mind. I'm a heavier guy, and think the DHX Air is a good shock, but to me the coil makes a lot more sense.
I have a DHX coil on my heckler. It came with a manitou 3way air shock and while it was ok, the dhx coil was much better. Being a big guy doing drops, I think the coil is better for you. The pound of weight can be lost somewhere else.
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