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    shocks

    I know this is a vague question, but what do you think of air shocks vs. coils?

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    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
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    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.
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    1. Are air shocks still good for relatively small jumps?

    2. Whats the difference between the two ways of mounting shocks:

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    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
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    I like the security of a coil-over shock. They're heavier though....
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    What about maintenance..are coils easier to take care of?

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