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i have looked for a while and i cannot find a rear shock with lockout that is sprung and not air. does anyone know of a manufacturer that makes this? or does it simply not exist?
 

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What bike and what what type of trails do you ride?

I don't think such thing exists, the manufacturers have no demand produce one, I'd say.
Lockouts are usually used by XC/AM riders, where an air shock can be an advantage for a lower weight bike and it's shorter travel performance doesn't suffer from it being air sprung.

Yet, what some coil shocks do have is platforms, like Pro-pedal from Fox's DHX line, which can stiffen the shock to some extent, to prevent pedal bobing while pedaling.
Also, shocks with low-speed compression external tuning can also somewhat mimic a platform or lockout while pedaling.
 

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its an 02 kona stinky, currently has a fox vanilla and the pedal bob is horrible. i dont want to put an air shock on it.
 

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well i guess since lockout is not an option, im looking for something with platform. why is lockout pointless thought?
 

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Micah9 said:
its an 02 kona stinky, currently has a fox vanilla and the pedal bob is horrible. i dont want to put an air shock on it.
With the release of the Fox RC4 there are some good deals to be had on DHX's 5.0, that do have pro-pedal that acts as an adjustable platform to somewhat stiffen the shock to reduce the bobbing.
Ideally you should, if you can, try a DHX 5.0 before buying one, what most people dislike in them is the pro-pedal that even in the open position can still feel not quite open making the ride not the most supple on smaller hits. You would also be able to try the pro-pedal and see if you like what it does.

Also, sometimes a more controlled pedaling stance opposed to too much body language (mashing on the pedals) while pedaling can help to reduce bobbing on longer travel bikes (I'm mentioning and not saying that it's what you're doing).

Is there any chance that you have a too spring that is rated as too light for your weight?
That could also be playing a part in having to much bobbing while pedaling.
 

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the spring is 500 x 2.30 and i only weigh 150, i might tighten it up a little and make a more conscience effort to control my pedaling and see what happens
 
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