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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-18-2018, 11:34 AM Thread Starter
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Standard Shock V's Fox

Looks like I'm going to be picking up bike this Saturday without Fox shock or heated grips, long story short. They wanted me to wait another 10 days I think busy and mechanic issues. My bike has been delivered to site since 13th of this month and I am desperate to get hold of it (especially now weather is gorgeous), so offered them a compromise, give it to me without bits and I will happily wait until first service for them to fit. I am going to book first service when I pick bike up as they have a 3 week lead time. Anyways, I should be able to give some good feedback Fox V's standard, will keep you posted.
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Smart move.
Will give you (and others on the forum) some good insight and unbuyest opinion of the Fox shock.
The heated grips work a treat. Really worthwhile having them.

A few more sleepless nights !!!
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Nearly there good Sir!

I think Iíd have done exactly as you have given the circumstances... smart thinking Batman!

Looking forward to further updates
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What is your weight in riding gear? If you are around the 185 pound mark that the stock shock it targeting you won't see much difference! The further you deviate from that you will see more differences. The Fox is more adjustable!
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What is your weight in riding gear? If you are around the 185 pound mark that the stock shock it targeting you won't see much difference! The further you deviate from that you will see more differences. The Fox is more adjustable!
185 pound, I wish. Just got of the scales with shorts and a t shirt 196, so I'm guessing with gear on a little over 200.
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185 pound, I wish. Just got of the scales with shorts and a t shirt 196, so I'm guessing with gear on a little over 200.
Iím a healthy 245Ibs... the Fox will serve you well
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Itís looking good that I am to buy a Bobber tomorrow, it has a Fox shock on it from new. Iím just under 185lbs but Iím not complaining. From many of the reviews Iíve seen itís a welcome addition irrespective of weight.
Really excited about getting it 👍
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Iím a healthy 245Ibs... the Fox will serve you well
I am a couple more than you...perhaps I am extra healthy!
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For those looking to upgrade their rear shocks, I would suggest a look at the Matris or Wilbers shocks as they offer spring preload adjustment as well as custom spring choices depending upon your weight. I havenít upgraded yet, but at 170lb. geared up, I will be using one of those choices as apposed to the Fox. Just my $0.02!
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I ordered the Matris shock and hope to install it this weekend. The rebound adjustment knob and preload collars are mounted at the rear of the shock so access to adjustment may be easier. It looks like the Fox shock has those items on opposite ends. The Matris has a lower price so I sprung for a fork kit as well.
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