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I need to replace the Fox Float R on my GT I-Drive. I'm thinking I should probably go with a coil-over shock, but I'm not sure which one.

I weigh 225 lbs. I ride XC/trails. I don't jump or do the "big-hit" thing. I know I need a 6.5" shock with about 1.5" of travel (nearest I can tell). Any suggestions?
 

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You can get your shock rebuilt better than new at Push Industries for much less than a new shock. They completely gut the shock and add all new custom parts. Everything is custom so it's specially tuned for your weight, bike and riding style. They add the pedalling platform to get rid of the bob, replace the piston with a 2 stage damping piston that allows you to set the rebound properly without making the shock harsh, replace the piston bolt/bleed off with a zero-bleed piston bolt that pushes more oil through then main valving for much smoother feel and better control, and add new super slick urthane seals for lower stiction and better durability. After you get it back, the bike will pedal better and be more plush.

http://www.pushindustries.com/
 

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I put a Manitou Swinger 4-Way Air (6.5" x 1.5") on about six months ago and have been pleased with the results. The PUSH idea is another way to go.

Two different courses of action that could both be right for you in the end. The Swinger is very tunable by the end user and the PUSH is "made" just for you.
 

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Well, the problem I had was that my shock wore out very quickly. I have about 400 miles on the bike (mostly in muddy conditions) so I thought maybe the coil shok would hold up better. I put about 200 miles a month on my bike, so I don't want to pay to have my shock reworked only to have to do it again in a couple of months. I would imagine that having my shock reworked would make it ride better, but would do little for the durability.
 
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