Posted by: DemonMike
Posted by: Vikb
I have a coil fork and shock on my FS biker [Guerrilla Gravity Smash] they are great. I just sold my older FS bike which was dual air and it had great suspension as well. I have no immediate plans to buy another FS bike, but if you threw a bunch of money at me today I'd get a short travel 29er built up light with dual air suspension. Both types of springs are found in excellent suspension products today. I don't see a clear winner. I'd pick air or coil as I considered the overall package every time I got a new bike.
Air still leaks over time I find. Coil set-it and leave it. If you need a climb switch for your air shock. IMO one should just go coil. I still prefer the coil on my 120mm bike. Ya it could be lighter . But so could I hahaha :)
Springs fatigue too.
I see the main advantage of coil being vastly less friction - I know modern air is getting really good, but the ability to have such low break away changes how I can set up a bike. With the exception of my BOS Kirk a few years ago, I've not ridden a shock that really felt like it had coil levels of break away sticktion.