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Spare / Upgrade shock for Devinci Dixon

Oct. 6, 2012, 6:54 p.m.
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I'm considering getting another shock for my Dixon. Mostly because I want to try something different than the RP23 and possibly get something that may have better performance on rough downhill trails. Any sugestions? I'm thinking maybe a Vivid air or Monarch Plus. A CCDB looks impressive but I'm concerned it may be too adjustable leaving me forever tweaking and unsatisfied.

Oct. 6, 2012, 7:29 p.m.
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CCDB Air is awesome… like you said though it can be hard to tune and you need lots of patience…

Oct. 6, 2012, 11:16 p.m.
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Try a coil?

Oct. 9, 2012, 8:19 p.m.
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I am in the same situation with my Dixon. I phoned Devinci and they recommended the RochShox Monarch Plus RC3. I am curious to hear from other Dixon owners.

Oct. 9, 2012, 9:07 p.m.
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I am in the same situation with my Dixon. I phoned Devinci and they recommended the RochShox Monarch Plus RC3. I am curious to hear from other Dixon owners.

I see that they are spec'ing monarchs on the Dixon for 2013, no rc3 though. I wonder if they would be able to supply us one if we asked nicely.

Oct. 9, 2012, 9:21 p.m.
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The CCDB Air is awesome, but strictly a DH air shock.
I'm considering this option as well for my Chilcotin … But I wonder about the pedaling… Especially up hill?

Any feed back?

Oct. 9, 2012, 10:06 p.m.
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The CCDB Air is awesome, but strictly a DH air shock.
I'm considering this option as well for my Chilcotin … But I wonder about the pedaling… Especially up hill?

Any feed back?

Um? Strictly a DH shock? Not sure I follow…:???:

Oct. 10, 2012, 6:39 a.m.
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The CCDB Air is awesome, but strictly a DH air shock.
I'm considering this option as well for my Chilcotin … But I wonder about the pedaling… Especially up hill?

Any feed back?

Not true at all… it has a ton of tuning options that can be matched to most suspension platforms…

Oct. 10, 2012, 9:33 a.m.
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If you are the type to do your own rebuilds and tuning there is some really good info on the Monarch shocks out there. You can mess around with the shim stack. Once you get the adapter for the IPF chamber it's simple to do your own rebuilds.

Oct. 10, 2012, 10:54 a.m.
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I liked the Vivid Air on mine. Way more plush and handled the high speed chatter better than stock RP23. I also liked how it had the single compression adjustment, so I could easily ramp up compression for extended climbs. I'm trying out a Monarch Plus next, so it'll be interesting to see how it compares (it'll be on a different frame, so not the best direct comparison).

Just Ride.

Oct. 10, 2012, 10:56 a.m.
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I find the 150mm fork's limits well before that of the Dixon's rear end. It will be interesting to see how next year's RX model with a 34 (and potentially a new shock?) would ride.

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Oct. 10, 2012, 11:33 a.m.
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Hey Glade and Shoreboy,

regarding my commnets,they are basically opinions that where passed on to me from my Suspension specialists.
They feel I should uprgrade the Velocity Tune and Rebound Tune on my Float CTD to get me where I need to be.

I want my Chilcotin to be able to pedal up and to kill it on the way down. I want to still go BIG. Right now my CTD is bottoming out. Doesnt help that I've built it with a big Fox Van180 upfront which is putting some extra force on the rear a this fork is 10-20mm to big for the CTD rear spec

When they commented on the CCDB Air as being a full on DH shock, thats probably what it was designed for and or, If you tune it to give you a nice pedally platform, perhaps your sacrificing some of its DH plush.

Im picking up my CTD this week, I will further inquire. It may turn out that I end up on the CCDB air depending on how the retooled CTD float performs for me.

I will advise

Oct. 10, 2012, 11:36 a.m.
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Gladeplayboy,

Are you running a CCDB Air, if so on what bike? What are your running up front.

Pretty cool that Cane Creek web site has base line shock setting for most bike brands which are based on rider weight.
A good starting point for sure!

Oct. 10, 2012, 11:58 a.m.
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Hey Glade and Shoreboy,

regarding my commnets,they are basically opinions that where passed on to me from my Suspension specialists.
They feel I should uprgrade the Velocity Tune and Rebound Tune on my Float CTD to get me where I need to be.

I want my Chilcotin to be able to pedal up and to kill it on the way down. I want to still go BIG. Right now my CTD is bottoming out. Doesnt help that I've built it with a big Fox Van180 upfront which is putting some extra force on the rear a this fork is 10-20mm to big for the CTD rear spec

When they commented on the CCDB Air as being a full on DH shock, thats probably what it was designed for and or, If you tune it to give you a nice pedally platform, perhaps your sacrificing some of its DH plush.

Im picking up my CTD this week, I will further inquire. It may turn out that I end up on the CCDB air depending on how the retooled CTD float performs for me.

I will advise

Some people found they have to run too much sag and still get full travel on the CCDB Air. CCDB has come out with an higher volume air can to help address this issue. Bikes that are very progressive will benefit from the air can upgrade (Nomad or Uzzi for example). My wife has a CCDB Air on her Podium and at her weight and the fact that the Podium design is not overly progressive, she is fine with the original air can.

Oct. 10, 2012, 2:01 p.m.
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Some people found they have to run too much sag and still get full travel on the CCDB Air. CCDB has come out with an higher volume air can to help address this issue. Bikes that are very progressive will benefit from the air can upgrade (Nomad or Uzzi for example). My wife has a CCDB Air on her Podium and at her weight and the fact that the Podium design is not overly progressive, she is fine with the original air can.

This…. I have one on my Uzzi and soon to have one on my 951, both with the upgraded inner-air sleeve… thank you James at Suspensionwerx…

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