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are the Nixon Internals in any way similar the the Shermans? they both have TPC, i can get great deals on the Nixons and Shermans, and I was wondering if the Nixon could hold up to abuse from dirt jumping, street, and some freeride? like the shermans?
 

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ANdRewLIu6294 said:
are the Nixon Internals in any way similar the the Shermans? they both have TPC, i can get great deals on the Nixons and Shermans, and I was wondering if the Nixon could hold up to abuse from dirt jumping, street, and some freeride? like the shermans?
The Sherman is the more freeride oriented of the forks. I would say, pony up the extra $$$ if you have to for the Sherman for your type of riding. Your riding demands confidence and having a question mark in your forks strength can limit you.

Call Manitou about differences with TPC. It works with shims so the Sherman may be more tuned towards jumps. answerproducts.com

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the same internals...

The TPC/SPV Nixons and Shermans (w/150mm travel) use the exact same comrpession and rebound dampers. When you get a warranty part, the bag says "Nixon/Sherman" 2005 Sherman parts will also work in 2004 and earlier Shermans, with the exception of the springs and compression rods.

The only real exception being the Breakout and Slider. I think their parts are specific to them. That being said, has anyone tried using the Rapid Travel II of the Breakout+ in a Slider? Might work with some modifications. I'll have to look at the schematics.
 

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I would say the Nixons can easily handle light freeriding and dirtjumping. As long as your not 250 lbs and bding stupid about it.

I've seen a guy at Falls City killing it on his Scott Nitrous with a Nixon
Super and no body armor while all the other dudes were fully decked out with triple crowns and full faces.

I guess it depends on your skills and confidence. But the fork can totally handle most stuff.
 
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