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just back from 1hr test ride on the new dhx 5.0. mounted on my astrix huckster. tried on rocks garden, smooth dh line and rocky line , few freeride lines and some 5- 8 drops even few flat landing and the local dritjumps. fiddle with different air pressures, bottom out, and propedal setting on the same lines, then mounted the original 4way swinger, rode the same, then mount a 5th element just for the hell of it. well as it goes fox got their sh%t together it this shox, its blows them away...( the 5th element and the manitou swinger,) adjustability,performance and looks are above and beyond, will see after 1yr of hard riding, but fox reputation is # 1.planning to put it tru hell this weekend, will let you guys know how it hold.
 

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the shock work great, the rebound adjusment all the way closed still a tad in the fast side but lossen up the spring preload helped. the separated blow out adjusment, air pressure, and propedal, its increadible.if you turned the propedal to the max sensitivity, it will turn the suspension almost to a hardtail, but will also reduce some of the travel on big hits, and on the small/med. bumps feels like a hardtail, great for dirtjumpin and street.
 

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i always have said that fox shocks are great cuz they are! for the price of a vanilla R u cant beat it. and for their higher end stuff, ok the 03-04 vanilla RC wasnt on par with the 5th e but it still was a great product!
 

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Hello again Drop Zone, I can see where this is going! Seems Im following your posts after seaching for Astrix Huckster info on the forums, anyway, are you still using the Fox shock on the Huckster? What size are you using?

Thanks,

Bob
 

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Tried mine at Bootleg Canyon...

drop zone cycling said:
just back from 1hr test ride on the new dhx 5.0. mounted on my astrix huckster. tried on rocks garden, smooth dh line and rocky line , few freeride lines and some 5- 8 drops even few flat landing and the local dritjumps. fiddle with different air pressures, bottom out, and propedal setting on the same lines, then mounted the original 4way swinger, rode the same, then mount a 5th element just for the hell of it. well as it goes fox got their sh%t together it this shox, its blows them away...( the 5th element and the manitou swinger,) adjustability,performance and looks are above and beyond, will see after 1yr of hard riding, but fox reputation is # 1.planning to put it tru hell this weekend, will let you guys know how it hold.
At the outdoor Demo Days on my '99 Bullit. Got one on an employee purchase about a month ago. I had initially told Jm that I didn't notice a lot of difference between the 8.5" 5th E that was on the bike vs. the new DHX 5.0. Well, where I had been riding on some local trails, I didn't notice much difference. However, at Bootleg I did notice more plushness from the DHX and yet still retain stable platform pedaling--a little rougher terrain than anything else I'd had a chance to ride up to that point. It wasn't a night and day difference, but a 5th works pretty well on a Bullit's suspension. I swapped the shock over to an '03 Bullit with a Monster, and the shock actually works better on this bike. The '99 model has a Z150 SL air fork on it. There's also a little difference in the '99 and '03 models swingarm angles when you compare them with the same length shock installed in each--don't know if this is much of a factor or if the match up to an air fork vs. something like a Monster T makes the bigger difference in the rear shock action. Anyway, the DHX does indeed have a slight but noticeable edge in overall plushness without compromising a very good stable pedaling platform. I feel like the DHX may be even more noticeable on more efficient linkage bikes over 5ths and Swingers. So far I'm very pleased with the shock.
 

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yeah, i'm glad you are still happy with it.

I've had the chance to use it more extensively on "sick" downhill terrain in flagstaff, tons of drops, launches, ladders, chutes, just stuff that 99% of the time you never see, but it's just a ton of fun.

I like it simply because it's like having my cake and eating it too, I get the positives of the 5th without the negatives, and that's a big difference to me.

I posted a review of my DHX a little while back in the reviews section.

(Just got back from a ride on my new Marz All Mtn1...yes, I'm a gear whore)
 
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