Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Mountain Biking Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Check out this forum to discuss the latest tips, tricks, gear and equipment in the world of mountain biking.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-06-05, 12:12 PM   #1
Qwert
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 42
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
shocks

I know this is a vague question, but what do you think of air shocks vs. coils?
Qwert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-05, 02:34 PM   #2
phantomcow2
la vache fantôme
 
phantomcow2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: NH
Bikes:
Posts: 6,266
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
air shocks are not suitable for larger riders. Well i know i think my SID has a max weight of 170. They have great adjustability though, if i want a real stiff ride then i just put more air in and the opposite for a soft ride. Air shocks tend to be lighter and often more expensive
__________________
C://dos
C://dos.run
run.dos.run
phantomcow2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-05, 03:28 PM   #3
mtnbiker66
Old School Rad
 
mtnbiker66's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: The old Mountains
Bikes: Blur LT
Posts: 8,212
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I was a coil guy until I tried a 5th element air shock.Its the best shock I've ever ridden.It's perfect for trail riding. If you wanna' huck it go coil.
__________________
Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......
mtnbiker66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-05, 12:14 PM   #4
Qwert
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 42
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
1. Are air shocks still good for relatively small jumps?

2. Whats the difference between the two ways of mounting shocks:
Qwert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-05, 02:44 PM   #5
phantomcow2
la vache fantôme
 
phantomcow2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: NH
Bikes:
Posts: 6,266
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
AIr shocks are fine for jumps. Well, to a point. They make beefier air models but no matter what it doesnt have the beef of a coil. I have been doing 2-3 foot drops with my SID which is a very light air fork
__________________
C://dos
C://dos.run
run.dos.run
phantomcow2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-05, 03:10 PM   #6
Killer B
THIS BIKE'S 4 U !!!!
 
Killer B's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Western, NC .... (Pisgah, Bent Creek, DuPont)
Bikes: HARO Xtreme X2, K2 Lithium 3.0, K2 Beast, K2 Flyin' Monkey, DiamondBack Accent EX, DiamondBack Axis TR
Posts: 1,272
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I like the security of a coil-over shock. They're heavier though....
Killer B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-05, 09:41 PM   #7
Qwert
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 42
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
What about maintenance..are coils easier to take care of?
Qwert is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:45 AM.