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I'm comparing bikes for my girlfrend. I can get a closeout '05' XC or a used '06' XC for about the same price. About the biggest difference I can find between the two models are the shocks. Anyone know which are better?


05 Specialized FSR XC

Front: Manitou Axel Comp
Rear: X-Fusion 02RPV


06 Specialized FSR XC

Front: Rock Shox J3
Rear: X-Fusion RLA Air
 

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I don't think you'll notice a significant difference at that level, as far as rear shocks are concerned. The shock on the 06 appears to have a sort of compression adjustment, firming up the suspension until it's locked out. The 05 just has rebound adjustment, which is really all you need for this bike. Although they do tend to bob quite a bit for the less experienced spinner.

I'd take a Manitou over the Rock Shox, though. Go with the 05 since it's new and has a full warranty. Specialized frames are warrantied for life, I believe.
 
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