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Which is the ideal shock for the X5? Float AVA, Vanilla, Romic, Swinger, 5th air?
I've currently got a Float AVA propedal fitted but after riding coil shocks on previous bikes I'm not convinced this is the ideal shock. It doesn't bob but it's not the most supple either. I'm in the UK so a Pushed Fox is going to cost waaay too much in carriage to be viable :(
 

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Paul5s said:
Which is the ideal shock for the X5? Float AVA, Vanilla, Romic, Swinger, 5th air?
I've currently got a Float AVA propedal fitted but after riding coil shocks on previous bikes I'm not convinced this is the ideal shock. It doesn't bob but it's not the most supple either. I'm in the UK so a Pushed Fox is going to cost waaay too much in carriage to be viable :(
well, I went from a Romic to a float that was PUSHEd. The romic was nice and plush, but kept blowing out. The regular float was ok, but lack something. Then I pushed it, with platform dampening, and now feels amazing. I also added a AVA sleeve afterwards, and when even I do a comparison between my Romic and the pushed ava, hands down the pushed shock. Feels like a spring shock, tuned for my riding and weight, lighter, and VERY PLUSH !
 

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I'll second the pushed float

I tried my Pushed Fox float and Romic back to back on my 5 inch Salty. I found that I really preferred the feel and ride of the Pushed shock, despite it being an air shock. As a result, I ride The air shock exclusively, and got rid of the Romic. The Romic was better than the non-Pushed standard fox float, however. I acn't say that I miss the extra 1 lb of weight for the spring either.
 

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I tried my Pushed Fox float and Romic back to back on my 5 inch Salty. I found that I really preferred the feel and ride of the Pushed shock, despite it being an air shock. As a result, I ride The air shock exclusively, and got rid of the Romic. The Romic was better than the non-Pushed standard fox float, however. I acn't say that I miss the extra 1 lb of weight for the spring either.
hummm, what lucky individual recieved your old Romic ?

Interesting that the ride difference is so similiar.....i've got a customer thinking about upgrading his shock on an ElSalt, maybe i'll just send him out on this Romic i have laying here and send his Float in to be pushed.... how much did it set you back to have it done ? And how long did it take ?

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Call PUSH

Whoever got my romic got a good deal. to Push a float costs about $150 by the time you pay for shipping the old shock in. Takes about one week, sometimes more or less depending on how busy they are. Just call them and they will set you up.

www.pushindustries.com
 

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well, I went from a Romic to a float that was PUSHEd. The romic was nice and plush, but kept blowing out. The regular float was ok, but lack something. Then I pushed it, with platform dampening, and now feels amazing. I also added a AVA sleeve afterwards, and when even I do a comparison between my Romic and the pushed ava, hands down the pushed shock. Feels like a spring shock, tuned for my riding and weight, lighter, and VERY PLUSH !
I'm very interested in upgrading my standard float with the AVA sleeve too. Did you purchase the sleeve directly from FOX or through your local bike shop? Also did you get it PUSH'd before or after adding the AVA sleeve? Thanks
 
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