A coil spring shock would be more "active". One that doesnt have any type of pedal damping thing or whatnot.pocketplayer said:I'm looking for a more active shock for my FSR XC, 4" travel bike. I currently have an 02 Fox Float (1.5 x 6.5). Any suggestions?
I don't think you'll find any AIR shock that is noticably more plush than the float. You want plush get a coil shock. Or maybe one of those gel seat pad covers.pocketplayer said:Thanks for the responses. What about the plushest air shock?
I guess I associate "plush" with how a coil will absorb even a little pebble. You can put a bigger air chamber on it, but it still has to overcome that initial stiction that is inherant with the design. I haven't ever felt a rear air shock that felt as smooth as coil.DvD said:Adding an AVA sleeve to a Fox Float will make it feel plusher.....
It sounds like you're looking to stay with an air shock and just want to know which offers the plushest ride. Obviously, four inches of air shock travel isn't going to be as plush as 5-6" of coil, but I believe the AVA sleeve with the Push mods on your Fox is a nice upgrade. Is it better than the Swinger 3-way or the new Fox Prodpedal RP3? I don't know, (the DT Swiss, and Fifth Element both are a little firmer feeling from what I've read) , but I just had my Fox float done with these mods and it is better than it was. You can run less air pressure and with the stable platform still stay up in the travel and get a more linear (coil like) action without it bottoming and with better rebound control. I wouldn't say it's worlds better, but it's a definite improvement.pocketplayer said:I thought that the push mod had more to do with giving you a stable platform which is better than propedal. Does it make your ride plusher as well?
pocketplayer said:Thanks to everyone who provided such helpful advice!