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Whats up fellas?
I was hoping for some input on creating a sweet all around heckler suspension. currently it is set up too much like my superlight(float 100/sid air shock? lame) 4" of travel.

I just bought the bike and want an all mountain slayer, drops/jumps/you name it. good riding. 5" travel.

in the left corner in white...weighing in at 155 LBS .

I seem to think that a 5th element coil and a Fox Vanilla RLC would do the job nicely. and not having to spend too much. Before I spend the cabbage I wanted ask what your opinions/ideas/theories are.

thanks for your posts...enjoy the ride.
RJ
 

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rjheckler said:
Whats up fellas?
I was hoping for some input on creating a sweet all around heckler suspension. currently it is set up too much like my superlight(float 100/sid air shock? lame) 4" of travel.

I just bought the bike and want an all mountain slayer, drops/jumps/you name it. good riding. 5" travel.

in the left corner in white...weighing in at 155 LBS .

I seem to think that a 5th element coil and a Fox Vanilla RLC would do the job nicely. and not having to spend too much. Before I spend the cabbage I wanted ask what your opinions/ideas/theories are.

thanks for your posts...enjoy the ride.
RJ
I like the feel of suspension when it hits bumps with the same feel front to rear. I'd go with a platform fork to better match the feel of a platform shock. The Minute-1 (coil) is probably the closest match to a 5th Element coil (or Manitou Swinger coil which uses 5th E design), it uses the same platform design.

- ray
 

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derby said:
I like the feel of suspension when it hits bumps with the same feel front to rear. I'd go with a platform fork to better match the feel of a platform shock. The Minute-1 (coil) is probably the closest match to a 5th Element coil (or Manitou Swinger coil which uses 5th E design), it uses the same platform design.

- ray
Mine is set up with a 5th Element Coil and a Sherman Firefly. I can scale hills no problem and huck off of things with abandon. It's a great set-up.
 

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MInute stiff enough?

I have a Vanilla RL 130 fork and I like the plushness and the stiffness. I'm not too crazy about the bob while hammering though. Will a Minute fork handle this? And is it as stiff as a Vanilla? My instincts say no, since it has smaller diameter stanchions.
 
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