Hi, kind of a newbie around here, though I have been lurking for awhile now.
I own a '02 C-dale Jekyll 700 that I ride nearly everyday. The rear shock on this bike is a Fox FLoat L that has held up pretty well to the abuse I dish out, though I have recently worn out the rear reducer and will have to replace the seals soon as well. Due to the fact that I ride a fair amount of technical XC style trails, I'm interested in eventually replacing the Float L to upgrade the shock to something with damping, to improve the ride quality and get rid of some of the pedal bob and reduce the kick back of the shock when pedaling seated. This basically means either finding a Float RL or going with one of the Manitou Swingers models that C-dale offered on the Jekyll in '03.
So anyone who has owned a Manitou shock, what have you thought of it? Hows the ride quality? Has it held up well to high usage, I'm in the woods every afternoon or at least every other day, plus use the bike to get to and from classes, so it takes a good amount of abuse.
Anyone have a Float RL? What has your experience been with this shock?
Thanks for the insight and info