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Manitou Metel RP similar shocks?

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7/9/2013 3:42 PM

Sup guys! I just recently picked up a "new" downhiller! The bike is a Giant Faith 3.. Its a pretty wicked bike, but the rear shock is horrible! Its a Manitou Metel RP 8" of travel, and its just too soft for me and doesnt have really any way of tuning it for my weight. Im looking for something affordable that can be tuned for me!


7/10/2013 7:54 AM

Have you tried a stiffer spring? And does it have compression damping adjustment?


7/11/2013 2:00 PM

It has a rebound adjustment adn some other adjustment that doesn't do anything when adjusted haha.


7/11/2013 2:05 PM

The srping that is on there now is a 450x2.75.. what would be a stiffer spring from there? I'm a noob with all this suspension stuff if you haven't noticed


7/12/2013 7:53 AM

Get to your local bike shop and see if they'll let you try on a couple. I'd start with a 500 from where you are. You should be looking for about 25 or 30% sag.


7/13/2013 7:05 AM

Sweet, thanks for the help man