What are the best Shox for Jumping off of 5ft Drops?

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What are the best Shox for Jumping off of 5ft Drops?

Postby Steinger » Mon Nov 15, 2004 1:40 pm

I am currently riding a 16 inch Trek 4300. I would like to buy a new shock for the bike so that I can jump off of 5 to 6 ft drops. My current shock bottoms out constantly. Any Suggestions. I mostly do trail riding with climbs, and I love the jumps in between...
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Postby bowhers » Mon Nov 15, 2004 1:41 pm

wrong forum buddy, anyone here worth his trials riding salt will testify to rigid
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Postby RULER » Mon Nov 15, 2004 2:01 pm

bowhers wrote:wrong forum buddy, anyone here worth his trials riding salt will testify to rigid


I think that the trek 4300 is a ht. I think he said shock where he should have said fork… maybe?
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Postby VAS123 » Mon Nov 15, 2004 2:18 pm

RULER wrote:
bowhers wrote:wrong forum buddy, anyone here worth his trials riding salt will testify to rigid


I think that the trek 4300 is a ht. I think he said shock where he should have said fork… maybe?


thats what he meant.....a rigid fork....
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Re: What are the best Shox for Jumping off of 5ft Drops?

Postby mtb_man » Mon Nov 15, 2004 10:21 pm

Steinger wrote:I am currently riding a 16 inch Trek 4300. I would like to buy a new shock for the bike so that I can jump off of 5 to 6 ft drops. My current shock bottoms out constantly. Any Suggestions. I mostly do trail riding with climbs, and I love the jumps in between...


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Postby bowhers » Mon Nov 15, 2004 11:32 pm

yes, get a rigid fork.
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Postby lumps » Tue Nov 16, 2004 12:13 am

if you're just talking about trail riding, and not real trials, then yes, you are in the wrong forum, but we'll let it slide... anyway, anything 4-5" will be more than adequate for 5' drops, as long as it's set up right for you, meaning springs/air pressure (depending on the style). as far as brand, whatever floats your boat. i just started running a marz DJ-III on my urban bike, and that's plenty (5") for any drops like you're talking about... and yes, if you're doing pure trials, rigid rokks!
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Postby Anthony » Tue Nov 16, 2004 3:44 pm

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Postby M.W. » Mon Dec 06, 2004 3:42 am

You need at least a monster T.
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Postby overthebars » Mon Dec 06, 2004 4:39 am

M.W. wrote:You need at least a monster T.
i dont know if just a monster T will hold up, he might need to go super monster, and i mean at the price you get them for why not, better safe then sorry. but in all seriousness i would go with the DJ III or rock shox have some good ones too i think a psylo would hold up nicly too and there very light-weight for your climbs and im 50/50 that they are 130mm of travel or if you want a 6inch i will have a DJ II for sale soon, its got a freeride setup to it and its a special edition with 6 inch travel and i would give you a good deal on it, 20mm axle though PM me if your interested
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