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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 4:04 pm 
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I am looking for advice on rear shocks. I have a manitou 3 way spv air rear shock on my specialized fsr ground control and can't get it set up right. I'm not 100% what the max psi but have 240 psi in there. I do find it quite soft and the spv is set at 75psi. Would a coil shock be better for a heavier rider and handle better on smaller/medium bumps.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:35 pm 
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Coil would probably suit a heavier giy better but rest assured i have had lots of hassle setting mine up too!

I think i went almost even in the end and ran the spv at around 75% of the can.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:39 pm 
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Thanks, I tried the spv at 50psi to soft, 75psi feels to harsh. So I didn't know. it took a while to find a 165 shock. So going to take a while finding coil in a 165 - fox vanilla, 5th element, romic - if I find something along those lines


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:48 pm 
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i have a fox vanilla coil if you want a swap
its off my GC extreme


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:51 pm 
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That be great, could I get a pic and what spring does it have

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:05 pm 
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don't know the spring rating

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 12:17 am 
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Is it in good working order, I do a swap and try it out


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 12:21 am 
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yeah it works fine, i still use it occasionally as a spare


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 12:27 am 
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Ok. I can send mine off Monday?


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 12:33 am 
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cool we can sort it out over weekend, any pics of yours


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