Hey NorCal-ians! I have a 17 Firebird that I have been thinking about replacing but with bike availability and prices I decided to keep another year, at least. During COVID I replaced drivetrain and brakes so keeping another year. The fork is a Fox 36 performance elite and it’s fine but I never thought it was great. That version allows for extending to 180mm and I did that years ago. I was thinking about whether it would be an upgrade to install the push coil conversion. I would have to go back to 170mm but, I don’t see that bothering me.
So, I think it would feel different but, would it be better? by better, I’m thinking “plusher“. I ride Pacifica and Santa Cruz area trails and a bike park trip (or two) every summer. more of a downhill oriented rider. Curious what experience the norcal-ian brain trust has had.
the install seems rather straight forward, any experiences worth mentioning?