Need some advise from the good peps of STR

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  1. YvettesSherpa

    YvettesSherpa Member

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    I got back on my back today for the first time in a couple of years. I headed out for an easy 6 mile ride and all went well until I got back home. Somewhere along the last 1/4 mile or so my 2008 fox float RP2 blew out at the pro peddle selector. I looked on Fox and it's going to run me a minimum of $145 to rebuild, but I can pick up a 2016 Fox Float DPS right now for $272 online. Should I just say screw it and get the 2016 or go with the rebuild? I'm not looking to spend a ton of money right now, but I'm afraid as to what they are going to find when they open my shock up. As a matter of full discretion it has never been rebuilt, but it has worked like a champ up till now.
     
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    A third option might be to send your RP2 to Craig Seekins at Avalanche racing and have it repaired, rebuilt and custom-tuned for you and your bike for about the same price as a Fox "rebuild." I am assuming Avalanche will still do a 2008 shock. I had that done to a 2013 CTD and it was MUCH better than new when I got it back, and it cost about $120 at the time, and was done in a week. I think it's $179 now. Craig's designs were very much like Fox/Trek's new Reaktiv shock, 10 years before Fox/Trek/Penske "developed" it.

    http://www.avalanchedownhillracing.com/Fox DHX/Fox Float RP23 SSD Mods.htm
     
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    Herzalot thanks for the heads up. I shot them an email with some questions that they will hopefully be able to answer. I'm still not leaning one way or the other just trying to get all the info I can.
     
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    If you're looking for a simple rebuild, you can also look up www.garageworkssuspension.com. Local company in Irvine. Call 949-866-2240. Rider owned and operated. -Lloyd
     
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    My new bike has the fox dual piston system and I gotta say I really like the extra setting with firm for climbing. In fact I like it alot!
    Good luck, Steve
     
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    Thanks a good idea I might try as well!!!!
     
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    I sent an email here and haven't heard anything back.
     
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    That's why I ordered one from bike bling.
     

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