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Dirt 100 2011: Rockshox Vivid Air

Dirt 100 2011: Rockshox Vivid Air

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We’ll be straight up with this one…some of the world’s top pro riders might be able to tell the difference between this air shock and the superb coil Vivid, but we’re not ashamed to say we can hardly tell the difference. There is one, but it’s so subtle that it makes us ask why we’d ever want to run a shock that weighs 400g more for such a tiny change in performance.

It really is massively impressive, and with their ingenious ‘Hot Rod’ damping needle, that expands and contracts with changes in oil temperature, they have in one fell swoop managed to cure the age old problem of damping fade. We knew it would take something truly special to make air sprung DH shocks a reality, but that’s exactly what this shock is.

Price: £584.99
Fisher outdoor leisure 01727 798 340

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  1. Big-G

    No1 in there rite mind is gonna pay that much when u can get a bos or cc 4 that much, hey save urself nearly £100 and get an fox rc4.

  2. george

    People who want a shock that’s a pound lighter than the CCDB or BOS will pay it. And they won’t be paying RRP for it either.

  3. Christo

    I’ll be getting one when i can get the money. If it is proven to be reliable and has similar performance to a vivid or rc4 then its definitely worth losing a pound in weight.


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