Air suspension recommendations

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RecumbentRide
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Air suspension recommendations

Postby RecumbentRide » 7 Aug 2020, 2:31am

I'm looking to swap out my 165mm coiled suspension for an adjustable air suspension unit so whether I go for a day ride or a laden tour I can dial it in. I have a Challenge Furai and am looking for something at the bottom end pricewise that's available for around £150, lockout would be nice but not essential. I'm hoping someone will have suggestions borne out of experience.

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n0ct0
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Re: Air suspension recommendations

Postby n0ct0 » 8 Aug 2020, 10:49am

I have a Rockshox Monarch RL on my bike, they seem to be on sale for not too bad prices in 165mm if you have a dig around. It’s not too heavy, does the job, hasn’t needed any attention, and doesn’t seem to need the pressure topping up that often.

RecumbentRide
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Re: Air suspension recommendations

Postby RecumbentRide » 8 Aug 2020, 11:39am

What a coincidence that's the one I just bought. Hard to find one for under £200 but having gone beyond the usual first/second page of google search results found one for around £165 all in.

speedy7777
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Re: Air suspension recommendations

Postby speedy7777 » 10 Aug 2020, 9:04am

just checking but are you are aware that you can adjust the spring preload on most coil shocks to make them stiffer when you need to carry more weight?

RecumbentRide
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Re: Air suspension recommendations

Postby RecumbentRide » 10 Aug 2020, 10:53am

speedy7777 wrote:just checking but are you are aware that you can adjust the spring preload on most coil shocks to make them stiffer when you need to carry more weight?


But then there is less give or 'suspension'