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I was going to order the frame with a RC4 but found one locally with the dhx air.I've read that they have changed them for 2011 in that true? My last few bikes included a Bullit, Vp-free and Intense 6.6 SS all with coil front and rear. I've been out of the game for about 2 years so I don't know if the air stuff is better then it was. I'm having the same problem in choosing the fork also, do I go Van or float? I'm trying to keep the weight down, but performance comes first. Looking for some feed back.
 

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The DHX-A on the Nomad2 works beautifully, IMO. I have an RP23, DHX-A, pushed FloatR, and RC4. The RC4 is pretty good too but IMO the new Nomad was made to run the DHX-A. The old one was a very different animal and is where you hear the negativity from.

YMMV, IMO, JMO, etc.
 

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It really depends on your riding. I hated the DHX-A on my Nomad2, never got it as plush as I wanted, but I tend to want my bike a lot more plush than most and am willing to give up climbing ability to get it.

I'm running a PUSH MX Tune DHX coil and love it. Took some time to dial it in, but it's super pluhs, pedals alright and I don't have any of the small bump compliance and braking instability issues that I had with the DHX-A.

There are those that will chime in and say that if you know how to tune suspension, you can get rid of that stuff with a DHX-A and they're probably right, so take my opinion for what it's worth (not much.)
 

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My fear is small bump compliance. Air shocks fill chattery on the small bumps. But I do have more confidence in air forks. Do you guys fill the same way? If I go air up front I want to do the new 2011 fox float but I'm not happy that they changed to RLC from RC2.
 

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Running a DHX air on my carbon nomad. first time using a air shock as i was originally concerned with it being able to hold up to my weight (~200lbs). seems like i need to dial it in a bit more for my style of riding. small bump sensitivity might be a bit rough like the poster above said but there is room to tinker. if you don't mind spending the time to tune it i think you're ok.

in terms of a fork, i have a lyric air and i like it. again, trying to dial it in. i also have a van sitting around the house i used for maybe 5 days. seems to work fine as well after the right spring is in there.

if you are going for light weight, air is the way to go. durability for air suspension these days seems much better than the last time you looked into it. i had the same feelings i got my carbon nomad.
 
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