Just curious to know what factors go into making the choice of which rear shock to choose.
Weight of rider? Type of riding? Terrain? All of the above and more?
I'm about 210 pounds, and don't do serious drops. Mostly XC, trail, some AM, but nothing freeridey.
Am I ok with the included shock, or do I need an upgrade?
Thanks for the advice. I'll be ordering soon, and would love to get some feedback first rather than have to change the shock later.
I"m also debating mostly X9 versus XT, just in case anybody wants to chime in. Have no problems mixing and matching where applicable, either. Have heard that XT for cassette, brakes, front DR, and crank, and SRAM for shifters, rear DR and chain make a good combo. Would probably get a thousand different answers on that....might be best left for another thread.