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Old 08-25-03, 11:56 AM   #1
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Types of Suspension

Right now I am in the process of purchasing a new fork but I am not sure which type I should look in to. I weight 135 and do XC with the occasional 3" drop. What do you ride and what do you recommend:

Coil/elastomer
Dual Coil
U-turn
Single sided coil with Air Assist
HydraCoil
Hydra Air
Dual Air

Can someone tell me the difference between these and which one would be perfect?

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Old 08-25-03, 12:05 PM   #2
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IMHO there is no perfect fork for everyone. Personally i ride a dual coil Z1 marzocchi and i would never change coils for anything else. I dont like air at all.
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IMHO there is no perfect fork for everyone. Personally i ride a dual coil Z1 marzocchi and i would never change coils for anything else. I dont like air at all.
what the difference you can feel between air and coil?
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Coil is more progressive as far as i know. Air is less reliable. Advantage of coil is that it never leaks air (duuh!). Air leaks , even very slowly. Also air cannot handle big loads.
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is an air fork lighter than a coil? because there is no coil to weigh it down? Obviously
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hmmmmmmm ic

then what is the difference between hydra air/ hydra coil and regualr air/coil?
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Hydra air?...now I am curious...
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Hydra air?...now I am curious...
Its on the RS Duke race with no u -turn. I am very curious too
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Any idea what Rock SHox Judy TT forks use?
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Coil/elastomer

my elastomer on my judy tt has almost disinigrated so its close to bottoming out.
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ok.... ty m8 What u think of the fork? ANy good ?
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are you coming off a rigid?
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I think the hydracoil is a combonation coil/air shock. One side (left maybe) has the air chamber, which controlls compression, and the other side has a coil, which controlls rebound.
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I didnt have any experience with rockshox but here in the UK everybody seems to have problems with them. One thing that i dont like with rockshox is that you got spare parts and support only if your fork is at maximum 2yrs old.
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No i coming off a set of crappy ZOOMS from my old bike.... they are stock on my new bike MAth... so ill see what they're like and then after a paid my parents back what i owe them for the bike i may get sum discs... or sum forks.... i dunno though :S
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icic weight wise (135lb) whihc one would benefit me more?
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