1: Why not get the new Pushed treatment on the DHX or Vanilla basically the same thing and it fitstald said:Anyone know?
Sounds dumb, and you've heard it a thousand times already, but today's ride really reinforced my love of the Avy. I had been doing some tweaks on the adjusters, and felt like it was wallowing some and blowing through the travel on low-speed stuff, so I increased the low-speed a few clicks, and it just continues to blow my mind how much more "damping" this shock has, it's just so much more support and it increases control a lot. I especially like how it rides off of low-speed stuff, because it just firms up and doesn't blow through the travel, without making the high speed feel like crap. If I rode off of a curb, the fox setup would blow through the travel if I had it tuned to react well at high speed. It would eventually be overcome by the damping and spring force, but not before it went way into the travel. Do the same with the avalanche and it firms up a lot, preventing you from just blowing through travel. It's just one of the differences, but to me it's huge. I'd imagine the Fox RC4 has similer features, as they seem to have the same adjustments and probably a similer compression valve in that body, but I definitely wouldn't take the chance. Also, when going mach-5 through super-chunk, it just gets better the faster you go, doesn't get overwhelmed, etc.tald said:Avy is top choice. But want to understand the options. The goodf thing about the RC4 is that it has a local importer. On theother hand the same logic got me a DHX previously which was a bad decision... so pretty close to pulling for the Avy.
The reservicing thing is probably the same as any other popular shock (fox). The manufacturer will probably recommend it at an interval that will prevent any seal failures, but you can usually stretch a little longer (or just go until a seal fails and then get it rebuilt). I know I"m being vague here, but I'd say a good bet would be ever other season, and again not that it flat-out "needs" it, but that would help keep it fresh, prevent the nitrogen from leaking into the oil (probably the most common seal failure with time) and of course you'd get fresh oil. That is my plan at least. So, it will be at least as reliable as anything else, but probably moreso.tald said:Wow - strong words exactly at the right time .
Jayem, how often do you need to reservice the Avy?
What type of info did you find important to tell Craig when ordering?