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Jet 9 - RS Monarch or RP23?

Anybody heard any negative info on the ride of the RS Monarch when mounted up to a Jet?
Have found closeout frames w/ both a RS Monarch and an RP23. Which would ride better and are they tuned the same??
 

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No time on the frame with a fox but my wife bought one and opted for the fox over rs after we both rode a Monarch equipped demo bike. She regrets that choice to this day after a year on the bike. Her take is that the fox shock is harsh by comparison and is checking into having the shock Pushed. For her it's a night and day difference.
 

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Not on a Jet 9, but I tried a Monarch XX on my RIP 9 (now sold)...and barely got to use the shock because I went through five of them in a month. On each one, the hydraulic remote lockout kept leaking. I ended up switching back to the RP23. That being said, the shock itself might be fine. However, I'd recommend avoiding the XX model with the remote lockout.
 
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